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    • Meigs, Josiah
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I take the liberty to address you on a subject, which to me is of a very interesting nature— It is not unlikely that you have already heard that I have no longer any connection with the University of Georgia —The real cause of that disconnection is to be found in the Federal Character of the Board of Trustees, who have appointed a Clergyman & a Federalist as my Successor—The Board which...
My friend, Doctor Daniel Drake of Cincinnati, Ohio , has requested me to transmit to you a Copy of his work, entitled “ Picture of Cincinnati ”—I presume it will gratify you, as an elegant and valuable work— The Author is a native of New Jersey , from which state his Father, after having served in the Revolutionary War, emigrated to Kentucky —he has acquired a valuable fund of Literature &...
I had the honour to receive your letter of Sept. 18 at the usual interval— If this people could but appreciate the real character of Britain , I think she would yield to our claims of Justice.—I have, ever since the year 1794 been satisfied that war or submission to the insolence of our old master made the only alternative. The evil Genius of M r Hamilton came nearly to paralyse the nation—But...
Mr. Meigs having noticed an attempt of the Enemy to throw the blame of his late atrocities at Hampton on Foreign Troops in his service, is led to state the following facts, and he communicates them to Mr. Jefferson , presuming that it will be ascribed to a wish that the truth may be not concealed.— Mr Meigs resided in the Island of Bermuda from December 1789 to May 1794—He was during that...
I cannot resist an impulse which all good men must feel. With the multitude of my Brethren of the United States , I congratulate you on the astonishing events of which we have received information within a very short period. Next to that Good Being who has kindly guided this great people to their present happy state, I feel an emotion of Gratitude to M r Jefferson which I have not language to...