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1818. Apr. 4. having recieved mr Fancelli ’s Excha. of Nov. 11. 1817 in fav r of T. Appleton ass d to Tho s Perkins , I inclosed the certificate of the Cash r of the bank (which had been given
5Memorandum Books, 1817 (Jefferson Papers)
Jan. 1. Inclosed to Nichs. G. Dufief 50.D. to pay the 31.D. ante June 8. which Mr. Gibson did not remit and to pay for books lately ordered. 6. Deliverd. E. Bacon 65.D. to pay Isaac Hardin for 65. bush. of rye. Borrowed of E. Bacon 145.D. 11. Paid Rowland Goodman 55.D. on account. 14. Assumed to pay in Apr. or May to O. Callis’s estate 144.90 D. due to them from Mrs. Marks: also the taxes on...
D  C 1817. Jan. 6. rec d 95.48 June 6. 5. mo. int. 2.49 97.97 pd money from Fitz . 20. May 15. ord. Southall   25.  
I inclose you a letter from Judge Peters, president of the board of agriculture at Philadelphia , solliciting either a drawing or a model of your hill-side plough. I prefer sending it to you while at Varina , because as you have Isaac there you may find it as easy to have the plough made there as a model, and from Varina you can give it a ready passage to Philadelphia . this however as is...
Your letter of Feb. 27 . from Washington is just now recieved. mrs Randolph and family, as well as myself, would have been much gratified by the visit which mrs Derby and yourself had proposed to make us at Monticello , had the state of the roads, the weather, & other circumstances permitted it. but ‘ tout ce qui est differé n’est pas perdu ,’ as the French say, and as I am by your letter...
I have detained Martin a little longer than you intended because my waggons were to set off this day for Bedford and I concluded to send him with the work he had done by one of them. it was but one day’s journey of their way, and saves your waggon a trip of 5. days to come for them. by Martin ’s count there are 129. knobs. their tops will require to be kept well painted, as they present the...
I recieved last night your’s of Feb. 25. and now ask the favor of you to send me the Archimede de Peyrard 2. v. 8 vo 4. D 50 C and Hippocrate de Gardeil . 4. v. 8 vo 8.D. for which I inclose you 12. D 50 C in bills of the Richmond banks which I presume can be exchanged at par with you, as they are 1. or 2. p.c. above par at Philadelphia
To set the Dial. The first and all-important object is to have the top of the dial post perfectly horizontal. without this it never can be true one moment. to this end, after the post is immoveably fixed in the ground, the top should be tried with a level and planed to the true horizontal level in every direction. it will take a butt of a tree 28. or 29.I. diameter. when planed, place the dial...
During the unexampled spell of hard weather which we had in Jan. & Feb. and March , I thought it better not to send the waggoners on the road, and especially as Milly and her two young children were to come back with them. but it has been with inexpressible regret that I have been obliged to retain them latterly while these fine ploughing days were passing. but the necessity of bringing corn...
After dispatching my letter of yesterday in answer to your’s of Feb. 25. I looked over the catalogue you had inclosed me and found 2. or 3. other books which I will pray you to send me with those ordered in my letter, to wit. La Conquista de Mexico, De Solis 3. v. 8 vo I take for granted it is in Spanish. Borda . usage du Cercle 4 to Tragedies d’ Euripides . 4. v. 12 mo if in prose ; but not if in
I am honored with your letter of Feb. 21. covering one from my friend the General la Fayette . I sincerely congratulate you on your arrival in this land of peace and safety, and still more I congratulate my country on the acquisition of your talents, which, directing our preparations for war, are most likely to continue it a land of peace and safety. I wish that in any circumstances of your...
Condoling sincerely, as I have done, with the family of the late mr Dallas , as well as with the public, for the great loss sustained in him, it is a satisfaction to learn that we are likely to have the benefit of whatever he has left in writing. what this may be I am not informed, except so far as already published: but besides the benefit of the a republication, I am sure he has written...
Besey calling on me for some seed allows me just time to write a line, to await your arrival at home, requesting your attendance as a visitor of our proposed college on Tuesday the 8th. of April, being the day after our election. You will of course, I am in hopes come here the day or evening before, that we may have some previous consultation on the subject. I shall also request Genl. Cocke &...
It has been in contemplation for some time to establish a College some where near Charlottesville , of which I presume you have been apprised by the reciept of a Commission from the Governor appointing you one of the 6. Visitors. a first meeting of the Visitors is extremely urgent, to recieve from our predecessors what belongs to the institution, and to set it in motion. no person being...
Besey calling on me for some seed allows me just time to write a line, to await your arrival at home, requesting your attendance as a visitor of our proposed college on Tuesday the 8 th of April, being the day after our election. you will of course, I am in hopes come here the day or evening before, that we may have some previous consultation on the subject. I shall also request Gen l Cocke &...
Yours of Feb. 28. was recieved on the 5 th instant and I now inclose you a power of Attorney copied from th e form you sent me . it has been detained by the difficulty of access to a justice of peace in a county of 60. miles length over which they are sparsely scattered, and difficult to be found at home. I hope the form is such as not to require periodical renewals, which if the certificate...
The season calling for corks has come upon me before I had thought of it, and it being difficult to get them good but from a person who understands them, I must pray you to send me as many gross of the best as the inclosed bill of 5.D. will pay for. I understand that a steam packet now plies between Norfolk and Richmond so that I am in hopes they can come certainly and speedily addressed to mr...
I must ask the favor of you to purchase for me 6 gross of the best corks to be had in Richmond , and to send them by the stage to Milton to the address of mr Vest postmaster, the season for using them being now actually upon us. mr Gibson as usual will be so good as to pay the bill. affectionately and respectfully yours PoC ( MHi ); on verso of reused address cover to TJ; at foot of text: “Cap...
Your letter of the 10 th was handed to me yesterday afternoon only when the Shadwell mills were built, the rent was settled on great enquiry made in this state as well as in those North of us, at one out of every 24. Barrels of flour expected to be manufactured, and to be taken at the place of sale. we supposed the Shadwell mills would manufacture 5000. Barrels of which, according to this...
This will be handed you by mr William C. Preston , son of Gen l Francis Preston of this state, who in the course of his travels in Europe , may probably find occasion to call on you. he is not personally known to me, but I am assured of his worth by and distinguished talents by those who know him and command my entire confidence. his standing in this state is high, and I believe I render you...
This will be handed you by mr William C. Preston , son of Gen l Francis Preston of this state, who in the course of his travels in Europe may probably have it in his power to call on you. he is not personally known to me; but I am assured of his distinguished talents and personal worth by those who know him and command my entire confidence. his standing in this state is high, and I believe I...
This will be handed to you by mr William C. Preston a young gentleman of this state, either son, or nephew (I know not which) to the gentleman of that name with whom you served in Congress about 1792. I do not know him personelly, but learn from those who do, and in whom I have confidence, that he is of excellent talents, and perfect integrity. his standing in this state is high, and he will...
I recieved duly your favor of Feb. 22. on the subject of paints. I shall certainly want a very great quantity in the course of the present year, as I have to renew the whole outer painting of this house and the terrasses, and to paint that in Bedford which has never been done. but I did not make more of any thing scarcely last year than would pay for the corn we did not make. I must therefore...
In a letter which came to me by mail yesterday and to which the writer had forgotten to subscribe his name, I received those I now send you, the one sealed, the other open as it now is. observing the name of General Clarke on one of them and my letter being dated at Louisville induces me to suppose it is from him. I tender you the assurance of my great esteem and respect. PoC ( MHi ); on verso...
Your favor of Feb. 28. came to hand yesterday evening only. mr M c Ilhenny is right in saying he left a letter for me; but I did not get it till a month after he went away. however all is well. we have had the good fortune to get a Swiss from Neufchatel , inferior, I think, to no watchmaker I have ever known. sober, industrious, and moderate. he brought me recommendations from Doct r Patterson...
During an absence of 27. years from Europe , the ordinary course of mortality, aided by a bloody revolution & active guillotine has swept off nearly every personel acquaintance on that side of the Atlantic . with some literary characters I have since had correspondence, but I not knowing them personally or their habits of society, I do not take the liberty of giving letters of introduction to...
your favor of the 2 d was recieved yesterday. I am much indebted to you for your attention to our turn-pike road, which was an electioneering maneuver of the scoundrel Yancey . the day the bill was postponed in spite of him he had the base hypocrisy to write to me and insinuate he had had it postponed. he attended our last court with a view of feeling the pulse of the people, but so many of...
I learn with real concern that the editor of the Theological Repository possesses the name of the author of the Syllabus. altho he coyly witholds it for the present, he will need but a little coaxing to give it out and to let loose upon him the genus irritabile vatum , there and here. be it so. I shall recieve with folded arms all their hacking & hewing. I shall not ask their passport to a...
M r Vest , postmaster of Milton , who committed the volumes of Edinburg review to the stage, which I sent you, thinks he shall be able to recover them. the difficulty has arisen by a change of the driver. he says they were left by the former driver at the old stage office. perhaps you can find them there.    I have generally had a good deal of bookbinding to do, and am likely still to need it...
The last proof sheet I recieved from you was to pa. 48. Mar. 1. and dispatched it Mar. 2. I am anxious to get as forward as possible, as 4. weeks hence I go to Bedford , & shall be absent 4. weeks. I send thro’ the care of mr Gray a small box, containing Homer 9. vols, Juvenal 4. vols, & Horace 2. vols, to be bound as they are tied up. I wish them to be done in your handsomest & solidest...
A considerable time ago I recieved from the Historical committee of the Philosophical society of Philada a letter informing me they were in possession of a MS. volume, which from their description I concluded must be a copy of Col o Byrd ’s journal of the Carolina boundary. it was on that occasion I asked the favor of you to procure me the reading that work. as they meant to print it, they
The waggons arrived yesterday forenoon with every thing safe except that Jerry left one of his mules dying on the road. this I dare say was the effect of poverty, which is the stamp of all our animals here. they have no forage short or long but what he I buy, and people are now talking of 8. and 10.D. a barrel for corn. I hope, if there is to be such another year, I shall not live to see it. I...
Your’s of the 20 th was recieved on the day of it’s date. I do not know why that part of it is addressed to me which complains of insinuations against your integrity as a man, and honor as a gentleman. I am not aware of having uttered such myself, and cannot be answerable for what may have been uttered by others.   As little do I percieve why ‘a note which you say is of a nature a little...
I sincerely regret that we happen to see the same subject in lights so very different, with respect to the mill . but the rent of a real property must, you know, be a fixt thing. as it’s original cost cannot be varied, so the interest or rent on that cannot vary with daily and transient occurrences, and especially on a lease for time. it is easy to reduce a rent, but impossible to raise it...
your letter of the 10 th did not come to hand until the 20 th instant. on examining my files I find that the letter to mr Lambert was an exact copy of that to Gen l Varnum and all the others to whom I wrote on that occasion. I have therefore recopied it and addressed it to mr Lambert , which I now inclose, and return you the copy of that to Gen l Varnum . wishing you success in your...
You sometime ago had corn for sale which you were so kind as to offer me. if you have still any to spare, I will be glad to take it at the price at which you are selling. be so good as to inform me by the bearer , and as to the quantity and price. PoC ( MHi ); on verso of reused address cover to TJ; at foot of text: “Craven Peyton esq.”; endorsed by TJ.
I have recieved the copy you have been so kind as to send me of the Address and Constitution of the Connecticut society for the encouragement of American manufactures, and beg leave thro’ you to return thanks to the Society for this mark of their attention. no one more zealously wishes success to their views, from a very thorough conviction of their importance to the Cement, as well as...
I thank you, kind Sir, for the favor of sending me a copy of the American Register of the present year. I had not before an opportunity of witnessing it’s merit. a first view of it’s matter and manner now assures me that I shall read it with interest and satisfaction. altho’ at my age little more is forgotten than newly learnt, yet I am still glad to know what is going forward in the literary...
I recieved on the 7 th of Nov. your favor of Oct. 1. and delayed it’s acknolegement until the arrival, within this week past, of the plough you have been so kind as to send me on the part of the firm of which you are a member. for this mark of their attention I pray them to accept my thanks. I have examined it with care, and think it promises well in all it’s parts; and shall exhibit it with...
Th: Jefferson is very thankful to Gen l Cocke for the sample of Scuppernong wine which he has been so kind as to send him, and which he considers to be as fine, as it is a singular wine. he sends him plants of the Marseilles fig & of his the Paper or Otaheite mulberry, & cuttings of the Lombardy poplar which he brought from France , very different from the common one, being a tree of some shade.
I write to you because you are a Director of the Rivanna company , yet not as a Director , but as an individual and friend for consultation.   the present condition of the locks is such as to call ere long for an entire new rebuilding. before this is proposed, it is certainly desirable, both for the company and myself, that we should know of a certainty on what ground we stand in point of...
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The inclosed letter to Maj r Watson is to request him to meet the visitors of our proposed college here on the day or evening of before our next court (Monday) that by an evening’s conference together we may come to an understanding of what should be done at our formal meeting which is to be at Charlottesville the next day Tuesday. Can you contrive it in time, or give it such a direction as,...
A letter, of which the inclosed is a copy, was addressed to you on the day of it’s date, but misdirected both as to your Christian name and post office by the mistake of a friend who happened to be here. I send a duplicate therefore and renew urgently my request that you will be so good as to come here the day or evening before; as you will meet mr Madison , General Cocke , & mr Cabell here,...
I am unlucky in the dictionaries I recieve from you, this being the 2 d time I believe that I have recieved them with a false half sheet, from the carelessness of the binder. the 1 st volume of the set last recieved had the 6. leaves now returned instead of the 6. from ‘Notopede—to Onglee’ inclusive, which I shall be glad to recieve from you in exchange for those inclosed. RC ( ViU: TJP ); at...
Francis will set out tomorrow for Mill-brook . he has his constant health, and has applied himself assiduously & solely to Spanish. he now possesses this so well that reading a little in it every day, he will be in no danger of losing it. in the French he is well established; and the possession of these two languages is well worth the little check he has recieved in his Latin, I think he...
Your favor of the 15 th is at hand, covering an account of the books forwarded, balance due you 13.D. which I now inclose you in Virginia bank bills. I hope shortly to hear of the safe arrival of the books at Richmond , and tender you my salutations and assurances of respect. PoC ( MHi ); on verso of reused address cover of John Barnes to TJ, 28 Feb. 1817 ; at foot of text: “M. J. Louis...