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Having been struck with the conduct of the boy (Billy) who attends at Mr. Shuter’s, I mentioned it to Mr. Madison who added to mine his own opinion and knolege of him, and as I wanted a house servant, he said he thought it possible that it might be worth my while to give what it would be worth Mr. Shuter’s while to take for him. Having turned the subject in my mind since, I have concluded to...
It is excessively desireable that an extensive sale of lots in Washington should take place as soon as possible. It has been recommended to the Commissioners to have all the squares adjacent to the avenue from the President’s house to the Capitol, on both sides, and from thence to the river, through the whole breadth of the ground between Rock creek and the Eastern branch, first laid off. The...
You are desired to proceed by the first stage to the Federal territory on the Potomac, for the purpose of making a survey of it. The first object will be to run the two first lines mentioned in the enclosed proclamation to wit:—the S.W. line 160 poles and the S.E. line to Hunting creek or should it not strike Hunting creek as has been suggested then to the river. These two lines must be run...
I inclose a letter for Dr. Stewart, open to you, because I think, besides taking care that he receives it, you will have the goodness to make the same inquiries which I press on him, and that this will double my chance of finding out a level road which I am pretty sure exists, and would be an immense convenience to me. Be so kind as to stick a wafer in the Dr.’s letter. I am with great esteem...
I received three days ago your favor of January 18. and am sorry to find by it that your driver has defrauded you of ten dollars. I was to pay you for your stage 5. dollars a day for seven days, and ferriages. I paid the ferriages and toll to Fredericksburg myself, exactly 2. dollars, and at Fredericksburg I paid your driver thirty five dollars for the stage, two dollars for his ferriages and...
I had hoped, Madame la Duchesse, to have again had the honor of paying my respects to you in Paris, but the wish of our government that I should take a share in it’s administration, has become a law to me. Could I have persuaded myself that public offices were made for private convenience, I should undoubtedly have preferred a continuance in that which placed me nearer to you: but believing on...
A call to take a part in the domestic administration of our government, obliges me to abandon the expectation of paying my respects to you in person in Paris. Tho’ removed to a greater distance in future, and deprived of the pleasure and advantages of your conversation and society which contributed so much to render my residence in Paris agreeable, I shall not be the less anxious for your...
Permit me to introduce to you the bearer hereof Mr. Horrÿ, a young gentleman of South Carolina who proposes to visit Paris in the course of a tour he is about to make. His connections and circumstances are among the most distinguished in that state, and, tho I have not the honor of a personal acquaintance with him, yet I am authorised from as good authority, to assure you that his talents and...
Being to set out for Philadelphia this week, I cannot take my departure without bidding you Adieu by letter. I had much wished it could have been in person, but my occupations here during my stay did not permit it. I had hoped that a contract I had procured between Colo. T.M.R. and his son had secured to the latter Edgehill for a settlement. But some subsequent motives have rendered the former...
I received your favor of Apr. 6. by Jack, and my letter of this date to Mr. Eppes will inform you that he is well under way. If we can keep him out of love, he will be able to go strait forward, and to make good way. I receive with real pleasure your congratulations on my advancement to the venerable corps of grandfathers, and can assure you with truth that I expect from it more felicity than...