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Th: Jefferson presents his respectful compliments to Colo. Burr and is sorry to inform him it has been concluded to be improper to communicate the correspondence of existing ministers . He hopes this will, with Colo. Burr, be his sufficient apology. RC ( MWA ); addressed: “Colo. Burr.” Not recorded in SJL . The provenance of TJ’s first written communication to Aaron Burr (1756–1836), his...
The newspapers give so minutely what is passing in Congress that nothing of detail can be wanting for your information. Perhaps however some general view of our situation and prospects since you left us may not be unacceptable. At any rate it will give me an opportunity of recalling myself to your memory, and of evidencing my esteem for you. You well know how strong a character of division had...
When I had the pleasure of seeing you here, I spoke to you on the case of a friend of mine, Dr. James Currie of Richmond [in Virginia] and asked the favor of you to proceed, in the way then spoken of, [to] recover against Robert Morris , Dr Currie’s demand, the paper establishing which you had recieved. I have just recieved a letter from him wishing this matter to be pressed. I take the...
I recieved yesterday your favor of the 24th. the notes [delivered by] mr Burwell to mr Ludlow belonged three of them to Dr. Currie, & the [rest to] himself. to wit Doll. Dr. Currie’s. { John Nicholson’s note to Rob. Morris dated Nov. 18. 94 for
In my letter of May 26. I mentioned to you that Dr. Currie had another demand by judgment against John Tayloe Griffin as principal, and Robert Morris garnishee, which should be the subject of a future letter to you. I now inclose you a transcript of the record of the supreme court of this state. It seems by this (I have not examined the record with minute attention) that the court have...
Dr. Currie, on whose behalf I troubled you last summer, being anxious to learn something of the prospect he may have of recovery from Robert Morris, I take the liberty of asking a line directed to me at this place where I shall still be long enough to recieve it. I should not have troubled you but that you expected early in the summer to be able to judge what could be done. I am aware at the...
I wrote you some time before I left home on the subject of my friend Currie’s affair but lest that letter should not have [come to hand] I trouble you with this merely to enquire in what state his suit against Morris [is]. and I should not have done it but that you had supposed that, if terminated favorably at all, it would be before this time. a line of information will be acceptable. A want...
Your favor of Feb. 3. came to hand two days ago. I am sorry to observe my friend Currie’s claim to be so unpromising, however I shall still hope for something under the wing of your judgment, which you say will be decided Mar. 14. and if that shall fail, that he may come in for his share under the general attachment. I have no conception how Morris’s immense conveyances to his [four] sons &...
I communicated to Dr. Currie your idea that the creditors of mr Morris should buy in the mortgage which stands before them. he answers me in these words. ‘I should wish to be informed by you to what amount I should be obliged to advance, if I became a purchaser with others of the mortgaged lands, to secure my whole debt. tho’ I am almost moneyless, if the thing was practicable, & could come...
Although we have not official information of the votes for President & Vice President and cannot have until the first week in Feb. yet the state of the votes is given on such evidence as satisfies both parties that the two Republican candidates stand highest. from S. Carolina we have not even heard of the actual vote; but we have learnt who were appointed electors, and with sufficient...
It was to be expected that the enemy would endeavor to sow tares between us, that they might divide us and our friends. every consideration satisfies me you will be on your guard against this, as I assure you I am strongly. I hear of one stratagem so imposing & so base that it is proper I should notice it to you. mr Munford , who is here, says he saw at N. York before he left it, an original...
Your favor of the 10th . has been recieved, as have been those also of Sep. 4. & 23. in due time. these letters all relating to office, fall within the general rule which even the very first week of my being engaged in the administration obliged me to establish, to wit, that of not answering letters on office specifically, but leaving the answer to be found in what is done or not done on them....
In my letter of yesterday I forgot to put the inclosed and to ask the favor of you to address it to the proper place. it is in answer to one I received three months ago , dated in Dumfries, but the gentleman was there only as a traveller and did not advise me where to address the answer. I inclosed it to mr Gallatin having heard him speak of the writer. but he returned it to me two months ago,...
Th: Jefferson with his salutations to the Vice President returns him the letter he put into his hands for perusal. the Secretary at war had a high opinion of mr Barron: but on the informations he has recieved, that opinion is suspended. the matter being sub judice no more ought to be said, than that no prejudices will be in the way of justice. RC ( CtY ); addressed: “The Vice President of the...
Th: Jefferson presents his respects to the Vicepresident and is sorry that an error of his Secretary mentioning Thursday the 17th. instead of Tuesday the 17th. in his note of invitation should have occasioned a miscomprehension of the day. mr Harvie wrote a note correcting his error, to the V. President; but lest it should not have been delivered Th:J. asks leave to expect the pleasure of his...
The inclosed was by mistake at the post office put into my packet of letters recieved last night from the post office, and was broke open without particular examination of the superscription. in the moment of opening it, seeing your name on a paper inclosed in it, I looked to the superscription and instantly closed the letter without having read one single word in it. the truth of this...
Th: Jefferson presents his respectful salutations to the Vice-president of the US. and his thanks for the friendly sentiments of his letter of this morning. the request for transmitting to the V. President elect the notification of his election, is put into a train for execution. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.