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[ Annapolis, 9 May 1784 . Entry in SJL reads: “[May] 9. A. S. Jeff. Exhortatory. Valedictory. Invitation to pass hot season Monticello. Will send her necessaries from Europe.” Not found.]
[ Annapolis, 9 May 1784 . Entry in SJL reads: “J. Key. Extract from my Cash book—additional instructions.” Not found.]
[ Annapolis, 9 May 1784 . Entry in SJL reads: “N. Lewis. Inclosing power of Attorney. 1. Debts. 2. Improvements. 3. Lands and negroes. Buchanan to receive letters &c. for me.” Letter not found, but for a copy of enclosure, see following document.]
Know all men by these presents that I Thos. J. of Monticello in the County of Albemarle Virga. do by these presents constitute and appoint Fr. E. of Chesterfd. County and Nichs. Lewis of Albemarle county my attornies during my absence from the state of Virginia or until I shall otherwise revoke these presents giving them power, for me and on my behalf to sell or otherwise dispose of any part...
[ Annapolis, 9 May 1784 . Entry in SJL reads: “J. Walker. Valedictory.” Not found.]
Books sold to Colo. Monroe s Chastellux Felicité publique. 2.v. 13. 6  Helvetius de l’homme. 3.v. 13. 6. Gravina l’esprit des loix Romaines 3.v. 19. Barbeyrac discours. 2.v. 10. Vicat Droit naturel. 2.v. 15. Felice. droit de la nature 18. Certitude de Mahometisme 13. 6 Oeuvres de Mably. 4.v.
1784. May 10. To books  21– 12–  8 To Bedding  13–  0–  0 To houshold articles, one moiety  29–  5– 11 To household expences from May 2. one moiety  16– 14–  0 £80– 12–
[ Annapolis, 10 May 1784 . Entry in SJL reads: “T M Randolph. Tender of service—not buy horse—sell marquee.” Not found; the marquee evidently was one acquired in late May 1781 (see Vol. 6: 20–21).]
[ Annapolis, 11 May 1784 . Entry in SJL reads: “Jas. Buchanan. Leave to have letters & &c. to and from me addressed thro’ him.” Not found.]
[ Annapolis, 11 May 1784 . Entry in SJL reads: “Currie. Offer a welcome to my quarters in Paris—health.” Not found.]
[ Annapolis, 11 May 1784 . Entry in SJL reads: “May 11. Mr. Curson inclosing two bills for £47–10–7 & 33 Doll—baggage.” Letter not found. TJ made the following entry in his Account Book under 11 May 1784: “inclosed the bill of £47–10–7. to Mr. Curson to pay balance I owe him for the pretended James Bannister. Inclosed him also the bill for 33 Doll. to pay postage of my things to Philadelphia &...
The Commonwealth of Virginia to Th: Jefferson Dr. 1783. Dollars Oct. 25. —Nov. 3. To travelling to Prince-town 10 days.   80. To attending on Congress from Nov. 4. to Mar. 11. inclus. 190 Days 1520. 1600. Cr. 1783. Sep. 30. By cash by Colo. Monroe     13. guineas = 60⅔ Dollars      7. Louis = 32 Doll.   92⅔ 1784. Feb. 14. By Mr. Harrison’s bill
[ Annapolis, 11 May 1784 . Entry in SJL reads: “D. Ross. Valedictory.” Not found.]
Congress having thought proper to require my services in the negotiation of their Foreign treaties, my seat as one of your delegates in Congress is become vacant. I feel myself on this occasion bound to express my gratitude for the confidence which the General assembly were pleased to repose in me by this appointment and to assure them that during my continuance therein I have made the just...
[ Annapolis, 11 May 1784 . Entry in SJL , written immediately below that for the letter to the Speaker of the House of Delegates, reads: “Speaker Senate. Do.” Not found.]
Your favor of the 14th. came duly to hand. It enabled me to give to Colo. Humphries the first intimation of his appointment and to see that he received real pleasure from it. He was before unknown to me; but our future connection in business has occasioned me to enquire into his character with which I am much pleased. We have taken arrangements for passing the Atlantic together. Short is not...
I received your favor of the 16th. last night. I was out when it was delivered, so know not how it came; a circumstance no otherwise important than as I am at a loss how or where to enquire for the packet which should have accompanied it containing the commissions, instructions &c. I shall immediately however make the enquiry. I am obliged to you for the order for the journals. I shall make...
[ Philadelphia, 22 May 1784 . Entry in SJL reads: “R. Izard. Tender of service to him-ask information as to commerce of S.C. and Georgia. Not found. On the information respecting commerce, see Izard to TJ, 10 June 1785 .]
[ Philadelphia, 22 May 1784 . Entry in SJL reads: “J. Rutlege. Information as to the commerce of S.C. and Georgia-tender of service to his state and himself.” Not found. ]
[ Philadelphia, 25 May 1784 . Entry in SJL reads “S. Hardy. That have enclosed his money to Monroe—protested bill—Short.” Not found.]
Your favors of the 8th. and 15th. came to hand yesterday. I have this morning revised your former letters to see what commissions it would be best for me to execute here for you. In that of Feb. 17. you desire a recommendation of a fit bookseller in Paris and London. This certainly I can better do from the spot. In the mean time address yourself to me as your bookseller for either place,...
[ Philadelphia, 25 May 1784 . Entry in SJL reads: “[May] 25. Colo. Monroe. Inclosed the 270. Dollars back again—I pay Boinod 2⅓ for him—inclosed the Gov’s and Jamieson’s letters to him—shall sail from Boston about 20th June—Short to hasten—acknolege receipt of cypher.” Letter and enclosures not found. The letter from Gov. Harrison may have been that to TJ of 14 May 1784 , and that from David...
Your favor of the 17th. found me at this place from which I set out the day after tomorrow. I mean to go thro’ the Eastern states in hopes of deriving some knolege of them from actual inspection and enquiry which may enable me to discharge my duty to them somewhat the better. I expect to embark at Boston about the 20th. of June. If you will recur to the Confederation you will find the...
[ Philadelphia, 25 May 1784 . Entry in SJL reads: “E. Rand. Send his defence of Western territory to care Dr. Franklin-Norfolk-canal thro Dismal-Patowm. and Ohio.” Not found.]
[ Philadelphia, 28 May 1784 . Entry in SJL reads: “Colo Monroe. Commissions to France, Holld. Sweden.” Not found. For these three supplementary commissions, see Thomson to TJ, 18 June 1784 .]
[ Philadelphia, 28 May 1784 . Entry in SJL reads: “Mrs Trist. To draw on me at Paris for money accompanying it with a letter of advice.” Not found, but acknowledged in Mrs. Trist’s letter to TJ, 12 Mch. 1785 , as received 22 Feb. 1785.]
[ New York, ca. 1 June 1784 . Entry in SJL under “June” reads: “Jas. Madison. Inclosed Deane’s letters.” Neither letter nor enclosure has been found, but TJ must have written about 1 June from New York where he arrived on 30 May and from which he departed on 5 June 1784 (Dumbauld, Jefferson, American Tourist , 58). He had endeavored without success to obtain a copy of “Deane’s letters” in...
After I had the pleasure of seeing you in New Haven I received information that you were in possession of several facts relative to the huge bones of the Animal incognitum found in America, or of the Mammoth as the Russians call the same animal whose bones they also find in the Northern parts of their empire. Monsr. de Buffon the celebrated Physiologist of the present age, who has advanced a...
Supposing that you would receive from Congress a direct communication of the powers given to yourself, Doctr. Franklin and myself, I have deferred from day to day writing to you, in hopes that every day would open to me a certainty of the time and place of my departure for the other side of the Atlantic. Paris being my destination I have thought it best to enquire for a passage to France...
Supposing that Congress would communicate to you directly the powers committed to yourself, Mr. Adams and myself, I have delayed from day to day the honour of writing to you, in hopes that every day would open to me a certainty of the time and place at which I might sail. A French packet will leave N. York early in the next month. By her I mean to take my passage, and may therefore expect in...
I find on my arrival here that there is no vessel going for France from any Eastern port. There is a new brig of Mr. Tracy’s which sails for London in about ten days; but besides the objection to the place of her destination, another arises to that crowd of passengers to which we should be exposed in merchant ships without corresponding accomodations. I here learn that the French packet sails...
I mentioned in my letter to you that there was one circumstance which might induce me to take my passage from hence in a ship of Mr. Tracy’s. This was the obtaining a tolerable probability of being set ashore on the coast of France. Since my return from Portsmouth (which was the night before last) I have seen Mr. Tracy, and I think the probability of being landed at Brest, tho’ his ship goes...
MS ( DLC ); entirely in TJ’s hand. This query was originally framed by Hogendorp, but was employed by TJ only in New York and Connecticut; none of the replies for Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire contains an answer to it.
New York. Mr. Lewis . I. 1. Under 100 ton. They have ½ ton privilege. Above that 1 ton. The use of the cabbin. 2. Before the war from 50/ to £3. The masters £6. a month. 4. In sloops 6. Topsail vessels 8. or 10. 5. Smallest vessel 50 ton. up to 400. II. Had one co. for whale fishing before war. Will revive it. No other. The British used to send several vessels to N. F.land. one or two for each...
Govr. Bowen Rhodeisland. [ca. 18? June 1784] I. 1. About 4500 Doll. 4. About 130,000£ 5. There is an impost of 2 pr. cent on imports appropriated to this. It begins to be paid. 6. At one half their nominal sum. 7. About £20,000. 8. None but that mentioned no. 5. 9. About one twentieth. All born after a day past are free. The master if at any expence with them is to be paid by the public men....
Massachusets. Mr. Tracy. July. 1784 I. 1. About 30,000£ lawful 4. About 1,500,000£ lawful. 5. The interest is punctually paid. The principal stands on the public faith. There is an impost and excise appropriated to the paimt of the interest, but no tax is yet laid for paiment of the principal, except for a particular 30,000£ of it. 6. About 8/ in the pound. 7. They have been since 1782 about...
New-Hampshire. June 1784. I. Government. The amount of the civil list is not yet fixed under the new constitution. The last year it was between three and four thousand pounds lawful. Their State debt is about 150,000 pounds lawful. The interest, and 10 or 15 per cent of the principal is paid by way of discount in taxes. The evidences of this debt sell at about one half their nominal value. The...
Pennsylva. Virginia. Pennsylvania Freeport in English W. Indies. S. Carolina. Govr. Hopkins tells me that old Mr. Middleton at the first Congress informed him that state owed 800,000£ sterl. private debts to Gr. Brit. MS ( DLC ); entirely in TJ’s hand. These notes may have been set down during May-June 1784 as TJ traveled northward, or they may have been compiled later on the basis of replies...
N. Hampshire Massachusets Rhode island Connecticut New York Whole Pennsylvania Shipping 10. M . ton 1. M .ton— 4. M . ton 4. M . ton
[May 1784] G. Morris to Genl. Chastellux. Oct. 7. 1783. France fought for the American commerce. Has she got it and will she hold it? That contest is only beginning. Her success in it will depend on her prudent management. The marine of a country depends on it’s commerce. Commerce depends on 2. pillars. 1. Navigation, which forms seamen. 2. Wealth, which supplies taxes. To pursue a marine at...
[ Boston, 1 July 1784 . Entry in SJL reads: “Hector St. John. Thanks &c.” Not found.]
[ Boston, 1 July 1784 . Entry in SJL reads: “F. Eppes. That N. Jamieson will send Cod’s tongues and sounds, smoked salmon, Hollybot […] & anchovies. Cypress, Cedar, Magnolia, Myrtle a bushel or two of each to be sent to J. Buchanan to be forwarded to St: John [de Crèvecoeur] at N: York.” Not found. One word in this entry is illegible; it seems to be “fins.”]
[ Boston, 1 July 1784 . Entry in SJL reads: “S. Hardy. Account of my journey—sail day after tomorrow in Ceres—inclosing Izard’s letter to Mrs Lloyd—commissions for France &c. resolutions in committee.” Neither letter nor enclosure found, but see Izard to TJ, 27 Apr. 1784 .]
[ Boston, 1 July 1784 . Entry in SJL reads: “S. House inclosing the bill as above” (this entry is immediately below that for TJ’s letter to Madison of this date, q.v.). Not found.]
[ Boston, 1 July 1784 . Entry in SJL reads: “N. Lewis Sell Raleigh, Odin, chariot—Bob chuse master—P. and D. Carr—improve ground in park for fruit trees—wood zone—grass in steep fields Monticello—sarsaparilla, Seneca rattlesnake root, ginseng to Mr. St. John.” Not found; entry is at bottom of page in SJL and last line almost illegible.]
After visiting the principal towns through Connecticut, Rhode-island, this state and N. Hampshire in order to acquire what knowlege I could of their commerce and other circumstances I am returned to this place and shall sail the day after tomorrow in the Ceres bound for London: but my purpose is to get on shore in some boat on the coast of France and proceed directly to Paris. My servant being...
[ Boston, 1 July 1784 . Entry in SJL reads: “P. Mazzei. That Bowdoin’s conversion of a sterlg. into currency debt was illegal—that Jefferson’s bond for £146–4–6 and Gillespy’s & Henderson’s for £100 having been so long kept by Bowdoin would be considered as a money paiment—that the former was my brother’s affair—referred to N. Lewis and Key for papers and Garth for information.” Not found.]
[ Boston, 1 July 1784 . Entry in SJL , following that for the letter to St. John de Crèvecoeur of this date, reads: “do. to Williamos. Am writing for seeds to be forwarded to him.” Not found.]
Being to sail from this port tomorrow I cannot deny myself the pleasure of recalling myself to your recollection for a moment. I have impatiently hoped your arrival here before I should depart: but I suspect that the belles of Philadelphia have exercised their power over you, for it is there I understand you make your principal delay. When I arrived here I found Mrs. Adams within 36 hours of...
[ Boston, 3 July 1784 . Entry in SJL reads: “Rob. Morris. Drew on him in favor T. Russel 700.D. letter of advice—that Russel had paid Tracy for my passage—he must apportion the 25 guineas between ship—room and stores—he may take copying machine if wants it, if not and any loss occurs let it be disposed of on my account.” Not found.]