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¶ To Colin and James Ross. Letter not found. 3 June 1806. Mentioned in the Rosses’ 5 June 1806 reply as having to do with a payment to Hubbard Taylor of Kentucky.
Letter not found. 30 May 1810. Acknowledged in Cathcart to JM, 13 Aug. 1810 . Orders wine.
Letter not found. 21 June 1789. Acknowledged in Maury to JM, 13 Feb. 1790 (DLC). Introduces George James.
Letter not found. 16 July 1810. Acknowledged in Monroe to JM, 25 July 1810 . Concerns the employment of Bizet, a French gardener.
Letter not found. 4 February 1786. Recorded in “Letters from J. M. [to] Mr. Monroe” (DLC) as “unimportant.”
Letter not found. Ca. 5 July 1789. Acknowledged in Monroe to JM, 19 July 1789 . Reports passage of impost and tonnage bills by Congress.
Letter not found. 3 July 1788 . Acknowledged in Maury to JM, 24 Feb. 1789 . Encloses The Federalist and reports on political affairs.
Mr. Madison’s complts. to Mr. Fenner and informs him, that, except what is contained in the enclosed Statements, he has no information, respecting the Sch’r Fame, of the nature desired by Mr. Child. ViU .
Letter not found. 18 October 1802. Mentioned in Maury to JM, 25 Feb. 1803 . Asks Maury to handle an enclosed letter.
Letter not found. 20 March 1805 . Described in Lovell to JM, 29 Mar. 1805 , as dealing with financial matters.
Letter not found. 17 October 1810. Acknowledged in Hooe to JM, 19 Oct. 1810 . Offers to purchase the merino lamb claimed by Hooe.
Letter not found. 15 June 1810. Acknowledged in Cathcart to JM, 13 Aug. 1810 . Orders wine.
Letter not found. ca. 1 December 1785. Mentioned in JM’s 1 December 1785 letter to his brother Ambrose . Contained news about the activities of the Assembly.
Letter not found. 10 June 1811. Acknowledged in Jay to JM, 1 July 1811 . Discusses the smuggling of British goods from Canada into the U.S.
Letter not found. ca. 25 August 1787. Alluded to in McClurg to JM, 5 Sept. 1787 . JM is indisposed but continues to attend the convention.
Letter not found. Ca. 20 February 1796. Mentioned in JM to James Madison, Sr., 21 Feb. 1796 . Orders clover seed for Montpelier.
I this moment only receive your letter of the 17th. Mine by this mail renders nothing more necessary in answer to it. I understand Mr. Crawford is so far recovered that he hopes to be on the road for Washington in a few days. His weakness I presume will make his journey very slow. Sending this with some other letters by an extra messenger who will hardly reach the P. Office in time I add only...
¶ To the Right Reverend James Madison. Letter not found. 17 July 1806. Acknowledged in Madison to JM , 26 July 1806 , where it appears to have been a response to the Reverend’s recommendation of someone named “John” for public office.
I thank you for the copy of your Message. The moderation it breathes towards Spain will be approved generally at present, & universally hereafter. The time is passed when this policy could be ascribed to any other than its true motive. The present standing of the U.S. will secure to it a just interpretation every where. It is very satisfactory to learn that the greatest powers in Europe are...
I have received Sir, your letter of the 13th. and regret that I cannot find among my papers the letter of Chief Justice Marshall to which you refer. Such a letter was certainly presented to me, and left an impression very favorable to your talent in taking likenesses. As your portrait of Mr. Marshall doubtless exists and his opinion of it can thro’ his family be obtained as well as their own...
Letter not found. Ca. 23 November 1793. Mentioned in JM to James Madison, Sr., 25 Nov. 1793 : “I wrote from Fredg. by Col: Monroe’s servant & informed you that I had left with Mr. Jones £18–12–5 which would be del[i]vered to your order.”
17 June 1802, Department of State, Washington. “ Your letter of the 10th. April last has been duly received. According to the rule now in practice, all such accounts as yours are to be settled at the Treasury Department. It will be proper therefore that you forward them to that Department with the requisite vouchers. As soon as the balance shall be authenticated, you may receive payment either...
Letter not found. 5 July 1811. Mentioned in Jay to JM, 11 July 1811 . States that it would be agreeable to him if Jay’s request for permission to travel to Europe in a U.S. vessel could be granted but the secretary of the navy has made arrangements that will not allow private passengers.
You will have seen by my letter of the 6th. inst. which went by Sundry conveyances, that the bill Suspending the non-intercourse act had passed the House of Representatives. I now enclose it in the form of a law, with an amendment providing for a further Suspension by the Executive in case the State of things between the two countries Should require it. In the Senate the vote for the Bill was...
I have the honor to recommend to your attention the case of Messrs Francis and Charles Bradbury, explained in the enclosed document, in order that you may aid them in regaining the proceeds of the sales of their property at Buenos Ayres, if the suggestion of their having passed into the hands of the British, at the capture of the place should prove to be well founded. I have the honor &c. DNA...
14 December 1794, Philadelphia. Introduces Robert S. Van Rensselaer, who “proposes to make a tour through some parts of Europe, and wishes for an opportunity of being made known to you.” RC ( MH ). 1 p. Addressed by JM to Monroe, “Minister Plenipotentiary of the United States / Paris,” and marked “Mr. Van Renselaer.” Calendared as letter not found in PJM Robert J. Brugger et al., eds., The...
Letter not found. Ca. 17 September 1792. Acknowledged in Monroe to JM, 18 Sept. 1792 . Encloses a draft of the article that Monroe revised and Dunlap’s Am. Daily Advertiser published on 22 Sept. Also encloses excerpts from Jefferson’s correspondence that were quoted in this article (see Monroe to JM, 9 Oct. 1792 ).
9 May 1805, Department of State . “The recommendations, under which you were formerly engaged in this Department, not being found on the files, I regret that I have it not in my power to comply with your request [not found] to have them or copies.” Letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 59, DL , vol. 14). 1 p. Engraver James Akin (ca. 1773–1846) had been a clerk in the State Department under Timothy...
This will be handed to you by Mr. Benjamin Randolph. He is charged with subscription papers for the Works of his Grandfather Mr. Jefferson, and expects much advantage from the friendly countenance of those most known to & respected by the people of the counties he is visiting. I need not, I am sure, make any apology for recommending him to yours; being persuaded that your personal dispositions...
Letter not found. 22 July 1804. Acknowledged in Maury to JM, 25 Oct. 1804 (DLC). An accompanying account of JM’s tobacco sales notes that in this letter JM notified Maury of a $500 draft.
Letter not found. 14 December 1794, Philadelphia. Introduces Robert S. Van Rensselaer. RC offered for sale by Leonard & Co., Auctioneers, Catalogue of a Valuable Private Library, Including … Rare Autograph Letters (Boston, 9 May 1866), p. 15, item 7.
Letter not found. 13 March 1809. Acknowledged in Cathcart to JM, 12 May 1809 . Orders wines.
¶ To James P. Morris. Letter not found. 1 August 1823. Listed in American Book Prices Current (1968), 1179, as a one-page, third-person letter, “thanking his correspondent for copies of the latter’s oration before the Agricultural Society of Bucks County.”
Letter not found. Ca. 5 March 1797. Referred to in JM to James Madison, Sr., 12 Mar. 1797 . Requests his name not be placed on Orange County ballot for Virginia House of Delegates.
Col: McKenney supposing that the favorable opinion I formed of him during my long residence in Washington may corroborate the confidence & friendly dispositions he flatters himself you have derived from a more temporary acquaintance, I can not refuse him the justice of saying that I always regarded him as a very intelligent upright & patriotic Citizen: and that his official conduct was...
Letter not found. 14 September 1788 . Acknowledged in Monroe to JM, 24 Sept. 1788 . Discusses the act of Congress establishing New York as the first seat of the new government.
You will have seen by my letter of the 6th. which went by sundry other conveyances, that the Bill suspending the non importation act had passed the House of Representatives. I now inclose it in the form of a law, with an amendment providing for a further suspension by the Executive in case the state of things between the two Countries should require it. In the Senate the vote for the Bill was...
31 January 1802, Washington. Introduces Prince Ruspoli, who has been recommended by Mr. King and through him by Mr. West. Ruspoli “proposes to make an excursion from Richmond, by the way of Monticello, to the Natural bridge; & returning thence, to proceed thro’ Norfolk to Charl[e]stown by water.” RC ( DLC ). 1 p. Incomplete. Docketed by Monroe.
Letter not found. Ca. 14 December 1812. Offered for sale in the American Art Association Catalogue, 2–3 Dec. 1926, item 331, where it is described as an “Autograph Letter Signed … franked, December 14, 1812,… regarding an account.”
17 August 1812. Acknowledges receipt of Dinsmore’s letter of 5 Aug. [not found]. Has remitted $407 to Mr. Warnock and has received a receipt. Hopes to be at Montpelier soon. RC (owned by Robert G. Kaufmann, Wayne Township, N.J., 1985). 1 p.
The President of the United States being desirous of availing the public of your services as Attorney of the United States for the District of East Tennessee, I have the pleasure to inclose your Commission, and am Very respectfully Sir, your most Ob Sert. Catalog--The American Museum of Historical Documents.
Letter not found. 10 February 1787, New York . Enclosed with JM’s letter of the same date to his brother Ambrose and mentioned therein. Related the latest news of the insurrection in Massachusetts.
I have recd. your letter of Octr. 24. and enclose an Autograph of Mr. Monroe. Of Mr. Jay, none remain on my files. Mine is furnished by this answer to your letter. At my great age, & with my rheumatic fingers, it is very different from my ordinary writing at an earlier period, as you will perceive by the accompanying specimen I readily bestow commendation on your Antiquarian pursuit; but a...
I take advantage, my dear Sir of your permission to adopt the answers of others to your obliging letters, and the rather as my rheumatic fingers have a great aversion to the pen. I will not excuse them however from the service of thanking you for the account you give of our friends in Kentucky which is always interesting to me, and offering my regards & best wishes of every sort to Mrs. Taylor...
I enclose a Copy of the Act of Congress for suspending the prohibition to import certain British goods enacted during the last session. I have the honor to be, Sir, with great respect and consideration Your Most Obt. Servt. MBU .
It has been much the wish of Mrs. Madison & myself to give a call at Barboursville whilst you remain there: but find it will not be in our power. We trust it will be in yours, if not before, to make a stage & pass a day at least with Mrs. Barbour and your family, at Montpellier, on the way to the port of your departures; to whom with yourself, we offer our joint and best salutations. RC ( ViHi...
Letter not found. ca. 13 December 1785. Mentioned in JM’s letter to his brother, Ambrose, 15 December 1785 . In the letter to his father, 24 December 1785 , JM wrote that the previous letter had concerned the miscarriage of the Assize Court bill.
§ To James Leander Cathcart. 10 June 1806, Department of State. “In consequence of your letter of the 6th. I have requested the Secretary of the Treasury to place to your credit three thousand dollars in the Branch Bank at Boston. You shall hear in a day or two respecting the present to the Tunisian Ambassador.” Letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 59, DL , vol. 15). 1 p.
7 November 1803, Department of State. Encloses “documents [not found] involving an imputation against the official acts of James Bentham Esqr. an officer of the State of South Carolina.” Letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 59, DL , vol. 14). 1 p. During the previous fifteen years, James Bentham had served as magistrate and notary public in Charleston (James W. Hagy, People and Professions of...
Mr. Clinton, the Mayor of New York, having understood that Capt. Whitby has stated that he is in possession of an affidavit tending to shew that the place where Pierce was killed last spring by a shot from the Leander was not within the jurisdiction of the United States, has furnished the inclosed documents to set the matter in a clear light. I have the honor to be &c. DNA : RG...