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Nearly one year since I solisited your permission to me, to retire from my present office as the Collector of the District of the Customs for the District of Boston & Charlestown, for reasons then stated, that request you kindly accepted only wishing that I would postpone my retirement to the close of the first quarter this year; In my answer I acquiesced on the proposal and observed that your...
Bing this morning honoured by your kind & friendly reply to my expressed desire of resignation as Collector I should be untrue both to my former professenal and my present gratefull feelings if I did not immediately assure you that your inclination now discovered to me as to the time shall be a Law in my mind. I have the honour of being My Dear Sir with the most perfect esteem, your obedient...
§ From Benjamin Lincoln. 5 September 1805, Boston . “Your request of the 10th. of July last has been attended to. The fine Muslins nor the Diaper could not be procured here & a Billit of the Sweet meats & Coffee is inclosed.” RC and enclosures ( DNA : RG 217, First Auditor’s Accounts, no. 18,370). RC 1 p.; cover sheet addressed to JM at Washington and redirected to Philadelphia; docketed by...
It is with pleasure that I announce to you the safe arrival of Nine Packages for the President of the United States Shipped by Stephen Cathalan Jun—Comercial Agent of said States at Marseilles in the Brig Albion John Dagget Master to my care and a request that I would forward them to you by the very first opportunity prompted by duty and inclination every attention will be paid to the business...
Your esteemed favour of the 27h: ulto. has been received—Capt. Spear master of the Ship Fair American declined receiving any pecuniary consideration for freight of the packages which I received & forwarded to you; they were stored in the public store & reshipped by the public boat men so that the only expence was the duties the Amount of which is $20.34 I am sir with very great consideration...
Yesterday your ten packages were Shipped on Board the Schooner Alert Azariah Smith Master enclosed you will find his receipt I hope they will arrive safely I am sir with the highest consideration your most Obedient servant RC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson President of the United States”; endorsed by TJ as received 25 Sep. and so recorded in SJL . Enclosure not found. For the ten...
I just now received your letter of the 19h instant the articles mentioned have been received are now in the public store and will be held there untill an opportunity shall offer of sending them to Washington or Alexandria I have the honour of being with very great consederatn your most Obedient & most humble servant. RC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “President of the United States”; endorsed by TJ...
The extreme bad traveling for some time past has prevented my calling and paying to you the debt of my most dutiful Gratitude While I sympathise with my country in the loss which they have sustained by the events of the late election it is some consolation that you will suffer less by the change than any other of your fellow citizens in the Union. Some few of them may be ingrateful for your...
Major Hatch has shewn to me the draft of a system he has formed for discharging a number of Cannon at the same instant and proposed so to connect the balls by chains and sharpened Knives so as to cutt their way thro every body which shall come in contact with them.—I have not any pretentions to that kind of science on which their operation must be founded. I therefore hope that my silence...
The same reasons which prevented my having the honour of dining with you yesterday now exist, and deny me the pleasure of doing it to day—From the confidence I have that your wishes are that every officer should be at his post, when his duties as such manifestly require it I persuade my self that you will not charge me with with neglect in these instances.— Believe me my dear sir in /...