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You will receive, with this, a tin case inclosing a Geometric Exemplification of Temperature , Winds , and Weather , in this City for 1820. The graphic part is by Robert King, Draughtsman in this Office. Anderson—Humboldt &c. have given us specimens of Geometric pictures. To you, no Explanation is necessary. I pray you to accept my gift as a proof, however trifling, of the sincerity of my...
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...
I have no right to occupy a moment of your time, but I cannot resist the desire which I feel to express to you for myself & my Children our gratitude for your virtuous conduct of the great family of the United States. It is a pleasing circumstance to me that I live in the midst of a people who are sincerely attached to the principles of the Constitution of the United States, and to your...
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...
I hope you will excuse the trouble I may perhaps occasion by this Letter. A worthy friend of mine from Connecticutt. wishes to be informed what is the proper mode of application for a Professorship in the University of Virginia. With the great body of the People of the United States I am grateful to the Author of all good that he continues your life and health & usefulness— I have frequently...
I have the honour to present, with this, two Copies of Abstracts of Calculations to ascertain the Longitude of the Capitol .—and I take the liberty to express a wish that further efforts may be made to effect this object— A private Citizen, of the illustrious character of M r Jefferson , can give to every useful object an impulse which multitudes could not effect. RC ( DLC ); at foot of text:...
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...
I know not whether this address may not be judged impertinent; but I cannot refrain from expressing to you, personally, the grateful sentiments which your public conduct has excited in my breast.   For thirty years I have been an attentive observer of that progress of Mind which has produced such great and beneficial effects as I have witnessed. When I consider the magnitude & difficulty of...