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Letter not found. Ca. 15 March 1797. Referred to in Jones to JM, 23 Mar. 1797 . Mentions arrival in Fredericksburg of a vessel with goods shipped by JM.
The Ship Scipio S Drummond Master, has arrived at this Port from Liverpool. In the Manifest of said Ship there is a Box containing a portrait, addressed to you; as I know of no agent of yours in this place, you will be so good as to advise in what way it may be forwarded. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
… We are here much at a loss to account for Hamilton’s letter giving notice of his intention to resign…. It will make an opening which, if filled by a proper person, of staunch republican principles, will prove an important acquisition…. Is there any reason to expect Mr. Jay’s mission will produce compensation for the plundered merchants and the execution of the treaty of peace? … Printed...
3 June 1797. Acknowledges receipt of $557.83 from JM for James Monroe, of which $250 was received from Benjamin F. Bache and the balance from James Yard. RC ( DLC ). 1 p. In JM’s hand, signed by Jones. For Monroe’s instructions about this money, see Joseph Jones to JM, 8 Mar. 1797 ( PJM Robert J. Brugger et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison: Secretary of State Series (1 vol. to date;...
William Williams master of the Brig Elizabeth from Leghorn informs me this day, that he has bro t a bag of seed for you from M r Appleton our Consul at Leghorn. The Capt knows of no letter or Invoice of it. You will please say what I must do with it. it is consigned to me. I have paid $1.25 C ts for the freight. it at the Custom house in a few days. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I have yours inclosing a paper of the 20th. inst. which rather weakens than strengthens the report of the good fortune of the French in vanquishing and capturing the D. York & his army, and of the retaking Toulon—events if they shall be verified that cannot fail to make a deep impression on the British nation and increase the number of opponents to the prosecution of the War. The vote agt....
The day after my return I wrote you a few lines to let you know I was at home I shall in a few days be obliged to set out on the eastern circuit and shall not return untill between the 20th. and last of may. I shall reach Williamsburg the 28th. of April if not a day or two before where I shall remain abt. twelve days I shall be glad to hear from you at that place any material occurrence that...
Being longer detained in Albemarle than I expected I did not arrive here untill the last evening, when I received your letters of the 2d. & 5th. and of the 13th. I will attend to what you recommend respecting the republication of observations under the signature Citizen two Nos. have only appeared that have come to my knowledge and these in papers of the first week of the month. The lapse of...
RC ( LC : Madison Papers). No docket or cover. The last post brot. me a Letter from the Treasurer which determines my visit to Congress. He informs me he has bills to the amount of upwards of twelve hundred pounds on Philadelphia which he wishes to apply to the use of the Delegation and had written to you and also to me informing us of it, that our Correspondents, and those of the other...
As soon as I returned from Loudoun I wrote you a letter which I supposed wod. be in time for you to answer about the time I shod. leave Fredericksburg for this place, that is that I might receive the answer by that time—yours of the 3d. inst. I have this moment recd. and can only inform you that I had requested information respecting the Rock Castle land as well as other things—and informed a...
Since my last to you I have recd. a letter from Monroe dated the 4th & 6th Septr. It came by the last post and cost me 5/9—from whence or how it came I cannot discover by the marks on the letter. He informs me they were all well, and that he expected to write to Yourself and Mr. Jefferson by the same opportunity—that he had before written to the Secretary of State. The news it contains we have...
I have recd. your letter of the 21st. last month and thank you for the communications it contains. Unquestionably the Secretary of State would have been a preferable arrangemt. to the one provided for by the act in case of a vacancy in the Executive office—whatever may be said in favor of the pro. tem. president of the Senate or Speaker of the H. R. as Officers (and it will be difficult to...
We have heard much of the di[s]agreement between the two Houses respecting titles and the rules to be established for their correspondence—if report speaks truth they have manifested a strong desire for titles and pre-eminence—how comes it that the doors where the Senate sit in their legislative capacity are shut and those of the representatives open—it appears to be equally proper and...
I understand Capt. Wm Lewis has undertaken the management of the Light-house on our Cape, whereby the Surveyors place is vacant and of course a new appointment necessary to supply the vacancy. Mr Moffat formerly a merchant of this Town who intermarried with Dr Chs Mortimer’s daughter, and has been resident here ever since, is I am told desirous of being appointed to the office, and is I think...
Col. Heth came to Town and proceeded on his journey sooner than I expected and before I had an opportunity of seeing Mr. Harris. After calling upon him and geting the survey of the Canal I found little information could be collected from it and inserted on the map. I have therefore sent what Mr. Lambert had executed by Col. Henley who I understand means to go on Tomorow and has promised to...
I have a letter from Mr. Randolph authorising me to draw on him for £200 on Monroes account which I presume is all he can admit of but is short of the sum I had proposed and he from your communication intended to advance—whatever sum Monroe has requested him to furnish me, I wish him to supply, if he thinks he can with propriety do it, otherwise not by any means. I do not wish any direct...
The inclosed letter to Monroe you will forward to him or return to me as you shall think most proper upon a consideration of circumstances respecting his return which is much better known to yourself then to me. If there is a probability of his receiving it in Europe I wish it to go. If this follows you to Orange where from your last it is probable you are gone, You will I expect find the...
Although I wanted materials for a letter, I should have droped you a few lines had I not been absent sometime from Fredericksburg and had I not also been informed that convention wod. certainly rise the first week of this month. The continuance of your Session and some Stories I have heard since my return and on my visit to Alexandria make me apprehensive there is not that unanimity in your...
Understanding your election to the office of President of the united States has been announced to you by the proper authority and that you had set out for New York, I take the liberty of expressing to you the great satisfaction I feel in your being called to and accepting the important trust—The establishment of order and good government is so much the wish and desire of every good citizin...
Mr. Jefferson left this yesterday morning before the arrival of the Stage so that your letter to him by the mail is returned—he meant to take one of the Stages at Alexa. leaving his horses there untill his return. Dr Shipen who came in the stage met him about 3 miles above Falmouth. After the receipt of your letter finding the examination continued I went up Town and missed of Green who was...
Mr. Green and Mullin will republish the Citizen and I observe the 1st. Number in Greens last paper. I have to number four and wish you to have the following numbers inserted in Baches’s paper as from them I can have them republished withot. your inclosing them and being subjected to postage. I understand you will be voted for to represent the County of Orange and will be elected unless you...
RC ( LC : Madison Papers). Undocketed and cover missing. I have no Letter from you by this Post. expecting to receive from Mr. Ross a duplicate of the Bill which fell into the hands of the Robbers and forward it to you this week I came to Town to day but have no letter from him. Col. Monroe writes me he promised to send it. my friend Griffin will therefore be obliged to wait longer than I...
I lately returned from my trip to Loudoun and Albemarle—what was doing in the Assembly I mentd. in my letter to you before I set out and you have seen the subsequent proceedings in the papers which is all I have seen or heard myself respecting the business I left them engaged in. In my way to Albemarle I called at Col. Madisons but he and his Lady were on a visit to Mr. Hites. The commencemt....
After a conflict in my breast for two weeks past, whch I should transgress a rule from which I have in no instance departed, al[t]ho’ honoured with several respectable appointments by my Country, I have determined to inform you of my wish to come into the office of district Judge—the emoluments of the appointment with the profitts I could make from my fortune though small would enable me to...
Your letter of 18th. Apr: last did not come to hand untill the 7th. of this month being delivered to me by Mr. Hereford of Haymarket on my way to the Genl. Court, or it should have been sooner attended to. I am here on my way home and meditated calling to see you but such is the state of the roads and my necessity for geting home I must abandon the intention. Col. Monroes affairs are under the...
Col. Grayson has mentioned to me his receiving a Letter from Genl Weedon Desiring to serve in the northern Army if any employmt can be carved out for him—This Gentleman for whom, as an Officer, I entertain a regard, has attributed the regulation of his Rank, wch has occasioned his retireing, in great part to me; tho’ God knows I did no more in the matter then was my Duty by moving in Congress...
On my return a few days past I wrote you a letter and requested you wod. take the trouble to obtain from Mr. Beache and transmit me his acct. that I might inclose the amount to you or him in bank paper. I wish also to know whether he or myself according to his terms are liable for the postage. I was apprehensive from the vote of the House changing their Speaker the majority of that Body wod....
In expectation this will find you in Philaa: where the best information can be obtained respecting the returns of Electors for the several States, and from whence a well grounded conclusion may be formed—I wish to hear what hopes you have of the ultimate decision. From the last acct. we have of the Pensylvania elections (Fayette Green and Westmoreland returns not in) I think the Republican...
My health has been so unsettled this fall I have been but little in Richmond. When I last came down I wrote you a letter but as I have not for some time heard from you I suspect it was in the mail that was robed or that you were absent from New york. The Session of the general assembly it is thought will terminate about Christmass. The first month of their being together was employed in...
We have nothing in this quarter worth mentioning or I should more frequently make communications. I conclude you receive our papers regularly or would inclose them weekly. Although the proceedings of the House of representatives on the impost bill produced some remarks and altercation respecting its equality and policy yet I think the disputes appr. to have somewhat more of warmth respecting...
I am to thank you for your several favors since the commencement of the session of Congress and also for a present of potatoes delivered by Col. Madisons Waggoner by your desire as he informed me—they are excellent for the year and appear to be of superior quality from the common red potatoe. As yet I do not discover that any thing has taken place in your house to shew or determine the...
I am this moment Conformed that Mr Rutlige is going to Head Quarters and have stolen out of Congress to give you a few lines to impress upon you the necessity of taking some immediate step for the succour of the southern Departmt. The Marquis’s Letters will inform you of his situation and will of itself without being enforced by me shew the distress that must soon fall upon our State if not...
It has turned out much as I expected—there are few men who possess sufficient public spirit to relinquish or hazard individual int. for general good. British credit still maintains its influence and will continue to do so especially when aided by the monied int of this country, wch. will generally be in concert to prevent any measure that may eventually affect either. I fear the longer we...
I thank you for the papers and your late favor explaining the business of Monroe with Mr. Randolph. Be pleased to attend to transmitting the inclosed. Mr. Brent is not I presume the Author of the Pamphlet you sent, from him it was expected something would appear in answer to Lees address to the people of the district which savored not a little of selfimportance and exaltation of himself above...
I inclose you an account delivered me by Mr. Dunlap for the hire of three waggons to transport the Printing Materials to Virginia and the amount of 7 dozen Parchment for the use of the Legislature. Mr. Dunlap assures me he engaged the waggons upon the best terms he could. They are to deliver their loads at Richmond and return to Fredericksburg with any loads the State may furnish. From thence...
I expected to have been with you before now but have been unwell a few days past wch. has delayed me. Anty. goes up with a few things to Monroes wch. I suppose will be wanting there while I am up. He brings all the Coffee that came here in the Matt package—package and Coffee weighed 38 lb whe. it was the whole that should have come I am uninformd. I have sent you a pine apple cheese which I...
A Report from the Board of War in consequence of a Letter of Genl Gates’s to Congress refd to the Board respecting the Promotion of Col. Danl Morgan to the Office of Brigadier General, now lies upon the Table, at my request. The Board have stated his former Services—his being first Colonel of our Line, and the deficiency of that State at present in her Quota of Troops. If a promotion of...
I have your favors of the 12th. and 14th. of the month with the Papers inclosed. It is somewhat strange we have no letters public or private from Monroe when so many opportunities have offered since his arrival and in particular the Corvette arrived at Baltimore with despatches for the Minister of France. The Republic appears to pursue her victories in all quarters and to bid fair to vanquish...
I thank you for your letters with the papers inclosed. It appears from the accounts I have seen that Mr. A. will be reelected and I think and have heretofore expressed that opinion to Monroe that the investigation of his opinions and their tendency was not commenced in time to make the impression on the Public mind that was necessary to effect a change—nor do I think his conduct in office (if...
I returned last evening from Loudoun where I had been two weeks geting the land surveyed and fixing some hands on a small part of it or your favors of the 2d. & 4th. should have been sooner noticed. My absence prevented my attending to your letter to J. Willis but no inconvenience has resulted from it. The story you mention had been circulated and some had asked me if I thought it true or had...
We have long expected you and was apprehensive something disastrous had happened to prevent your coming up. I am sorry for poor Antoine’s situation wch. certainly demands your attention and is a satisfactory apology for your declining to leave home untill he is apparently free from danger. I delivered the pamphlets to Mr. Jefferson who was a few days past very well and to whom I shall...
I missed the opportunity by the Express of sending you the Letter of the 21st which is now inclosed as it contains a request respecting Dr Lewis and will serve to shew you I meant to pay my Compliments to you as soon as I was certain after my arrival you had declined your visit to R. Island. Ld Cornwallis has put every thing to the hazard and if the people of Virga and North Carolina have not...
Mr. Christopher Roane, who is a searcher at City Point, requests to be introduced to you. He would wish to continue in office . He is a man of great integrity, and has conducted himself well as a Searcher. He was an officer during the late war. Your assistance, in continuing him in office, will, I think, be of service to him, & of advantage to our country, if appointed; he appears to me, to be...
By the last mail from this place I acknowledged the rect. of your favors to the 16th. last month among them the first part of T. P’s letter to the president which had been somewhere delayed as I recd. the other part sometime before. This weeks mail altho’ it arrived on Friday evening (the usual time) has yet furnished neither letters or papers as the Young man who keeps the P. Office went from...
Coming from Richmond in the Stage to this place in company with Col. Norton the Bearer hereof He mentioned the business which occasioned his coming to Virginia (to wit) the imprisonment of his Son in Law Capt. Merchant and another person who was his Mate. I told him I was present yesterday at Col. Monroes when Mr. Cyrus Griffin called to see him and heard Col. Monroe ask Mr. Griffin if he was...
I was not only astonished but concerned to see in what manner the resolutions of the Virginia Ass: was treated by the Mass. Legislature as well as some others but by others with more decency —these are strange and unaccountable things to me but I suppose are well warranted in the opinion of others better informed. I had supposed there was nothing unconstitutional in a state legislature...
Having a few days to spare between the courts of K. & Q. and Williamsburg I have (by way of a short cut) taken Fredg. in the way—on my arrival here I recd. your letters of the 28. & 30th. March with the papers inclosed. I was satisfied the p. meant not to comply with the request of the House by his answer to the Com:tee. I had supposed untill then he wod. not refuse the papers. Altho’ when he...
Mr. Brent has lately published a small Pamphlet in answer to Mr. Lees address to the people of the District. This as well as the one you sent me are ample expositions of Lees conduct in Congress and will prove satisfactory to those who will be at the trouble to read and are capable of judging of them—the bulk of the people are not so and will not examine them. Had Mr. Brent in his letter to...
This morning I was informed by m r Patrick Durkin of the house of Durkin, Henderson & co. owners of the Brig Planter , Daniel Anderson master from marseilles that the Brig w d not come up to City point to unload but w d at Norfolk — I wrote you dated 8
Mr. Beckley has at length furnished me with a copy of the resolution you lately requested might be sent to you. I confide it to the care of Mr. Maury of Fredericksburg in hopes it will get safe and soon to your hands. Mr. Blair tells me a Copy of this resolution has been transmitted to the State of Maryland but knows nothing further of the matter—perhaps the Clerk or Speaker sent one to Mr....