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You were a witness, before you left our side of the continent, to the endeavors of the tory party among us, to write me down as far as they could find or make materials. ‘Oh! that mine enemy would write a book!’ has been a well known prayer against an enemy. I had written a book, and it has furnished matter of abuse for want of something better. mr Martin’s polite attack on the subject of...
I am much indebted to you for your aid in procuring evidence on the subject of the murder of Logan’s family. your brother has explained to you what was thought best as to Genl. Clarke’s deposition . I received Sappington’s declaration yesterday. I had already published & sent out the pamphlet which I inclose you. but I am now endeavoring to get this declaration printed to annex it to the...
I inclose you part of a letter lately recieved from Dr. Wistar on the subject of certain bones in the possession of a mr Irvill of Cincinnati; & supposed to be those of the Mammoth & Megalonyx. they were formerly destined for Philadelphia, & had got to Pittsburg where the owner beginning to doubt whether they would sell there so as to quit cost, sold them to mr Irvill. it is certainly...
You will wonder that your letter of June 3. should not be acknowledged till this date. I never recieved it till Sep. 12. and coming soon after to this place, the accumulation of business I found here has prevented my taking it up till now. that you ever participated in any plan for a division of the Union, I never for one moment believed. I knew your Americanism too well. but as the enterprize...
Your favor of Octob. 1. came to hand with a note from mr Poindexter , on the 20 th Ult. as also the Guinea grass seed, and Capsicum . they were exactly in time for sowing and were immediately sowed. they had got mixed by the way, and the capsicum seeds were difficult to find. not more than three or four could be discovered, & these rather doubtful. I dibbled them however in a pot to give them...
I wrote you a few days ago in answer to your favor accompanying the seeds of the Guinea grass and Capsicum. the object of the present is to sollicit the protection of your cover for the inclosed letter to ensure it’s safety as far as Natches , and then your kind aid in committing it to the proper channel of conveyance. I have been told there is a post direct from Natchez to Washita . if not, I...
Your favors of May 25. and June 13. have been duly recieved as also the 1 st supply of Capsicum, and the 2 d of the same article with other seeds. I shall set great store by the Capsicum if it is hardy enough for our climate the species we have heretofore tried, being too tender. the Galavanic too will be particularly attended to, as it appears very different from what we cultivate by that...
On the 24 th of April I took the liberty of putting under your cover a letter for James L. Henderson of Washita , and in yours of May 25. you were so kind as to state to me the conveyance you had procured for it, and the probability that an answer might be returned by the same person. none having been recieved, I fear that that man Henderson does not mean to answer, altho’ in that letter I...
Your favor of Feb. 8 . was recieved on the 9 th of March. I thank you for the trouble you have taken respecting Henderson , whose testimony would have been valuable to me: but I doubt if he would have given it, having latterly had reason to suspect that himself was the cheat by whom I lose 2000. Dollars. I sincerely condole sympathise with you in the affliction mentioned in your letter....
The bearer of this is the son of mr James Maury an antient class-mate of mine, & the only one now living. I am not personally acquainted with this gentleman; but I love the father, and cannot be indifferent to the wishes of the son to be made known to the good of your state which he is about to visit. I commit him therefore to your kind attentions & good offices, and, from what all say of him,...