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Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to mr Rush , & his thanks for the copy of his oration of the 4 th of July, which he has been so kind as to send him, and for his the friendly wishes for he expresses for his health and happiness. to the last nothing contributes more than the contemplation of such specimens as mr Rush has sent him of the eloquence of his country devoted to the celebration...
No one has taken a more sincere part than myself in the affliction which has lately befallen your family, by the loss of your inestimable and ever to be lamented father . his virtues rendered him dear to all who knew him, and his benevolence led him to do to all men every good in his power. much he was able to do, and much therefore will he be missed. my acquaintance with him began in 1776. it...
Your favor of the 12 th came to hand yesterday and I thank you for the kind attention you are so good as to pay to it. the subject of my letters. my entire confidence in the family will render satisfactory to me your addressing any member of it you think proper on the subject of those letters. an occurrence since my letter to you has justified my anxiety to prevent their getting into...
I have duly recieved your favor of June 27. and in that mine of Jan. 21 1812. I pray you to present my high respects to mrs Rush your mother, and my thanks for the trouble she has been so kind as to take in searching for the two letters specified in my former one , as well as to your brother . I have no doubt that those two letters were of the number of those which mrs Rush mentions to have...
Th: Jefferson acknoleges the reciept from mr Richard Rush of the originals of his letters of Apr. 21. and 23. 1803. and of Jan. 16. 1811. to his father , and begs him to recieve his sincere thanks and to convey the same with his friendly respects to mrs Rush & the family for this mark of attention to his feelings. he knew they would be safe while kept with the family; and was satisfied...
Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to mr Rush and his thanks for the pamphlet he has been so kind as to send him . he takes it with him on a journey on which he is setting out, and has no doubt of finding it an amusing and instructive companion. he salutes mr Rush with great esteem & respect. PoC ( MHi ); on verso of reused address cover of Henry Dearborn to TJ, 26 Sept. 1815 ; dateline at...
On my return after an absence of 7. weeks, I find here your favor of Nov. 13. and have examined the file of D r Rushes letters to me, of which I send you the whole except two or three. these were merely medical on the subject of a visceral complaint which attacked me when I first went to live at Washington . the letters of advice which he wrote me as a friend & physician on that subject, I...
This letter will be presented you by mr George Ticknor , a gentleman from Massachusets whose father is of distinguished standing in that state. this gentleman has been 4. years travelling and and sojourning in the different countries of Europe for the purposes of instruction, and with the same views will pass the approaching winter in Edinburg , Oxford , Cambridge and London
Your favor of Mar. 1. has been duly recieved, and requires my thanks for the kind offer of your services in London . books are indeed with me a necessary of life; and since I ceded my library to Congress I have been annually importing from Paris . not but that I need some from London also, but that they have risen there to such enormous prices as cannot be looked at. England must lose her...
In your favor of May 3. which I have now to acknolege, you so kindly proffered your attentions to any little matters I might have on that side of the water, that I take the liberty of availing my self of this proof of your goodness so far as to request you to put the inclosed catalogue into the hands of some honest bookseller of London who will procure and forward the books to me, with care...
I took the liberty, in October last, to request you to put a catalogue of books, which I inclosed, into the hands of an honest bookseller, one to whom I might address myself with confidence hereafter without troubling you; and at the same time desired my correspondent in Richmond Cap t Bernard Peyton to remit a bill of 40.£ sterling to be delivered to the Bookseller to be placed by him to my...
I have deferred acknoleging your favor of May 22. until the reciept of my books should enable me to add that information to the thanks I owe you for your agency in procuring them. I receive them just now in good order. I certainly did not intend you should take half the trouble you have been so kind as to give yourself in the execution of this commission; yet I feel too sensibly it’s benefit...
your fav r of Oct. 9. was rec d in due time, and the last envoi of books ment d in it from Lackington came safely to hand. having occn for another call of that kind, to save you trouble I address it to him . directly so as to require from you only the having the lrs put into his hands but I leave it open, lest any thing should have intervened to render any other address more eligible. and for...
I have heretofore informed you that our legislature had undertaken the establishment of an University in Virginia, that it was placed in my neighborhood, and under the direction of a board of seven Visitors, of whom I am one, mr Madison another, and others equally worthy of confidence. we have been 4. or 5. years engaged in erecting our buildings, all of which are now ready to recieve their...
Taking for granted this will reach you while mr Gilmer is still in England, I take the liberty of putting a letter for him, under the protection of your cover, to ensure it’s safe reciept by him. should it however, by any accident, loiter on the way until he should be on his return, I will request of you to open the letter to him, and to take out, and have delivered to Maj r Cartwright, one it...
I must again beg the protection of your cover for a letter to mr Gilmer, altho’ a little doubtful whether he may not have left you. You will have seen by our papers the delirium into which our citizens are thrown by a visit from Gen l La Fayette. he is making a triumphal progress thro’ the states, from town to town with acclamations of welcome, such as no crowned head ever recieved. it will...
I am later than my wishes in offering you my congratulns on your safe return to your own country. I have been for nearly 4. months past confined to the house, and mostly indeed to my couch by a painful and tedious complaint, which has very much interdicted to me the use of my pen. tho’ late, they are not the less sincere, and I am especially pleased that you return associated with our...