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J. Mason presents his Respects to the President, and with very great pleasure sends him the garden seeds asked in his note of the other day, in addition to which he begs his acceptance of a few of the Buda-Kale—an excellent kind of Cantaleup—Spanish Tomatoe (very much larger than the common kind)—and Estragon, from the plant the President was so good to send JM. a year or two agoe, which has...
In consequence of the intimation made by you, when I had the honor to converse with you a few days ago on the subject of the capture of a parcell of Peltries the property of the United States on board the Ship Little William of Philadelphia, I have obtained the testimony of the two Gentlemen who were clerks in this Office at the time of the shipment in question and an attestation by them of...
I enclose you your note for $500 Paid at the Bank of Columbia on the 30th. Ulto. by your Check on the office of Disct: and Deposit then sent me, for that purpose, as also your acct: with me on the Transaction of your Discts. at sd. Bank, on notes endorsed by me, stated, for Your Information, from the beginning; Balc. due me, the last discount only, $ 4 75/100. The result of this negotiation...
I beg leave to represent that in the month of June last, there was shipped by my Predecessor in Office, Genl. John Shee, on board the american Ship Little William, of Philada. Capt. Harrison, destined for Tonningen, a parcell of Peltry, the property of the United States and consigned for sale on their account, to Mr. Chas. F. Nagel Merchant at that place, value on board at Philadelphia Dollars...
Mr. Theodore Mansfield of New York will do himself the honor to hand this Letter, he has been introduced to me as a very respectable Man by one of my Friends in that City—He is desirous of obtaining leave to send a Ship to Europe, under circumstances which he will explain himself—I beg permission, Sir, to present him to you— With very great Respect I have the honor to be Sir Your mo ob Servt...
J. Mason presents his Respects to the President, does himself the honor to return the List of Magistrates, received from him, the Evening before last, he detained it a day in order to obtain some information as to Residence &c I have marked the Residence & Politics against each name, as far as I am informed—of the new Recommendations, the four first, I beleive are, as to character,...
The loss I experienced a few Days ago, of my Summer Residence, by fire, and the consequent derangement of my domestic affairs making it impossible for me, in justice to my family, to be absent from home, during the Summer and Fall, so long, as would be required to execute the Commission, in which I was lately joined, by the President of the united States, to lay out a Road from Cumberland to...
Having this day sent in my Resignation, to Mr. Madison as Commissioner of the Cumberland-Road, I feel that, I owe to you some personal explanation on that head— In the beleif that I could have rendered Services in that business, I undertook the Duty you were pleased to assign me, with great chearfulness, looked forward to its Execution, with much pleasure, and was successfully making my...
J Mason [does for] himself the honor to call on the President this afternoon and to converse with him on the Subject of the note he has pleased to write him this Morning—his only doubt on the Subject which the President has thought proper to propose to him, is the impossibility of leaving home at an early period DNA : RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.
In answer to the note you did me the honour to write me yesterday I really cannot think of any person in this County, who is a Judge of Law, but those who are in the practise, & whom I suppose the appointment you mention would not suit.— If this is not an indispensable requisite, and as, Mr Hewitt, the Register of Wills, is a competent Lawyer and much a Man of Business, I presume, in this...