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    • Maury, James
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My last letter was of the 9 th Sep r 15. A State of war, for about twenty five years, appears to have so disqualified us for the sober habits of peace as to have occasioned great reverses in the affairs of many classes of persons in this country:—much so, even with the owners of the Soil; but, particularly, with merchants & Bankers, the failures of which last, I consider almost u n...
I now resume the conveyance of public information to you in the old way, and will, from time to time, have that pleasure. The peace appears to have given in the United States a more general satisfaction than in this country ; where indeed it, at first , was by no means palatable to many; but now is, I believe, un i versally welcome: and I cannot help confidently hoping that, even should this...
On the 24 th Ult o I recieved your letters of the 15 th & 16 th of June & present you my thanks for them. From what I have read in the public prints of the U.S.A. the peace appears generally to have been there hailed with a sincere welcome: here not; & so it continued until the Sovereign of Elba returned to France : then indeed the people of this country were truly pleased that peace had been...
The perusal of your kind letter of 25 th april affected me much; as indeed always do those pleasing testimonies of attachment from old friends: and, by the by, I rather think you now are the oldest I have; for our knowlege of each other must have commenced about 1756. The alternate fluctuations of prospect as to peace & war between the two countries has, for years past, been most tiresome &...
I beg leave to congratulate you on your return to Monticello & hope you there enjoy that comfort in retirement which you had contemplated. I think the laws of the United States exempt from the expence of postage those who have served the high office you so lately filled: I therefore sent you a few days ago a packet of Newspapers: since the date of which the Duke of York has resigned . Annexed...