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I have received in the due course of the Mail your letter of June 2d. notifying my election as an honorary Member of the Erodelphian Society of the Miami University. The pamphlet containing a catalogue of the names of the members has since come to hand and it affords me pleasure that mine will be associated with them. In accepting the honor conferred I beg leave to present my thanks to the...
I have received your very friendly favor of the 15th. enclosing the Diploma of Honorary Membership of the United States Naval Lyceum. As I acknowledged through Captain Ridgely, soon after its receipt, the notification transmitted by him, that the Society had conferred on me this distinction, it may suffice to ask the favor of your communicating to Lieut. Hudson the safe receipt of the diploma....
I have received your letter of June 17th. with the paper enclosed in it. Apart from the value put on such a mark of respect from you in a dedication of your "Life of Mr. Jefferson" to me, I could only be governed in accepting it by my confidence in your capacity to do justice to a character so interesting to his country and to the world; and I may be permitted to add with whose principles of...
I have just recd. your letter. Having entire confidence in the judgement & accuracy of Col. Miller, with respect to your services in the battle of Bladensburg, I could not, if my impressions were less in accordance than they are with his statement, withhold my good wishes that you may be successful in obtaining an enlargement of your means for a comfortable subsistence—These wishes cannot but...
I have received your friendly letter of May 7th. and the box of Sherry wine I owe to your kindness came safe to hand the day before yesterday. I thank you for both. Your letter I observe is written by your own hand. I wish I could answer it in like manner; but though your years somewhat outnumber mine, my fingers are de facto older than yours, and are at present, as is my general condition,...
J. M. with his best respects to Mr. Robertson thanks him for the copy of his speech delivered in the H. of Reps on the 5th & 6th. of April. In this present condition of J. M. the combined effect of his very advanced age & of indisposition much increased within a short-period he has been able to make himself but slightly acquainted with some of subjects embraced in your speech. He may safely...
I have recd. sir your letter of the 6th. I know of no propositions to codify the laws of the United States, or of any particular state on the plan of Mr. Bentham other than those made by Mr B himself. Most of the states have doubtless revised their laws, with a view to their general improvement, and adaptation of them to the change of Government by the Declaration of Independence—such were the...
At the request of Mr. Madison who is too feeble to write, I subjoin a copy of the reply he dictated to an application renewed by C. S. Todd, thro’ my sisters, for the same object with that lately addressed to yourself. He adds his thanks for the copy you forwarded him of Armstrong, and his cordial respects. Allow us all to unite in the same tender to Mrs. Coles & yourself. "I have recd....
My wagon which is setting out to day will deliver two Hhds of tobacco. They were made from fresh mountain land and cured without smoke, as indeed was the rest of my crop, and I understand were neatly put up. You will best judge of the most favorable moment for selling them & let me know the proceeds. 2 Please forward by return of the wagon the following articles. P. S Your letter informing me...
I Have received a copy of your speech on the 4th. & 5th. April, and on the supposition that I may be indebted for it, to your politeness, I tender my acknowledgments accordingly. The increasing pressure of my infirmities has of late, rendered my attention to the public proceedings very superficial. To the expunging question I have paid very little. The views taken in your speech of some at...