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I have duly recieved your favor of the 10th. and shall always be thankful for any information you will favor me with, interesting to our affairs, & particularly which may enable me to understand the differences of opinion & interest which seem to be springing up in Pensva., & to be subjects of uneasiness. if that state splits it will let us down into the abyss. I hope so much from the...
By a new arrangement of the post between Washington and Milton, Charlottesville &c it now leaves Washington Monday evening & reaches this neighborhood Thursday morning. consequently […] the Philadelphia papers of Saturday morning arrive here the Thursday morning following, [say] in 4. days exclusive of Sunday. […] they [would] before to be 9. days on the road. I recieved your paper of Saturday...
I now inclose you catalogues of the books which are to be imported for Congress and which you desired to have placed under your procurement . I have written to mr Short at Paris and mr Erving at London to superintend the purchase in order that the books & their prices may be such as they approve, and I have inclosed them copies of the catalogues; so that your correspondent will have to obtain...
Paris History. Annales Romaines par Macquer. 12mo Essai historique et Chronologique de l’Abbé Berlié. 2.v. 12mo. Abregé Chronologique de l’histoire ancienne avant Jesus Christ par LaCombe. 12mo. Abregé Chronologique de l’histoire des Juifs. 12mo. Abregé Chronologique de l’histoire des Empereurs Romains par Richer. 2.v. 12mo. Dictionnaire de Moreri. 10.v. fol. Dictionnaire historique et...
London History Bossuet’s universal history. 2.v. 12mo. Newton’s chronology. 4to. Collier’s historical dictionary. 4.v. fol. Wood’s Athenae Oxonienses The American & British Chronicle of war & Politics, 1773–1783. Lond. 1783. by E.I.S. 8vo. Puffendorf’s introduction to the history of the Universe Salmon’s chronological abridgment of the history of England, in English if to be had. otherwise the...
You know the arrangements which were communicated to you early in July for procuring books for Congress from London and Paris. unfortunately, mr Short, to whom the business was confided in Paris, was come away. I have therefore to ask information from you of the steps you have taken as to Paris that I may be able to give proper directions to mr Livingston to do what mr Short had been desired...
The address of the Ward committees of Philada on the subject of removals from office was recieved at Washington on the 17th. inst. I cannot answer it, because I have given no answers to the many others I have recieved from other quarters. you are sensible what use an unfriendly party would make of such answers by putting all their expressions to the torture: and altho’ no person wishes more...
I thank you, my good Sir, cordially for your letter of the 12 which however I did not recieve till the 20th. it is a proof of sincerity which I value above all things; as, between those who practise it, falsehood & malice work their efforts in vain. there is an enemy somewhere, endeavoring to sow discord among us. instead of listening first, then doubting, & lastly believing anile tales handed...
It has not been in my power sooner to acknolege the reciept of your favors of the 2d. 4th. & 16th. instant. it is true that while at Monticello I recieved the sheets of a Spanish pamphlet, by successive mails, but as I saw no indication of the quarter from which they came, I supposed they were forwarded by one of the Spanish gentlemen, and laid by the first sheets till all should be recieved....
Altho’ I cannot always acknolege the reciept of communications yet I merit their continuance by making all the use of them of which they are susceptible. some of your suggestions had occurred, and—others will be considered. the time is coming when our friends must enable us to hear every thing, & expect us to say nothing; when we shall need all their confidence that every thing is doing which...