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Your Excellencys favor of the 11th came safe to me this day. I shall have no objection to act in conjunction with Mr. Divers, and render every assistance in my power to my Country but if I cou’d serve in any office in the state had much rather do it, than act in a Continental office as I take Mr. Divers to be in that department; I can assure your Excellency I have no views of making a fortune...
Coll. Godfrey being so unfortunate as to have his only son taken prisoner is very unhappy on account of it, thinking his activity may occassion him to be ill treated; he was taken on board a vessel which was defended with the greatest bravery, and I can assure your Excellency of my own knowledge that the young Gentleman has been very active, and at all times appear’d on duty whenever the Enemy...
Norfolk, 24 Aug. 1791 . The justices there desire to know how to “proceed when call’d on by the British Consul for Warrants to Apprehend Sea Men who quit their Ships, and whether they have power to Commit them to Gaol or send them on board their Ships.” Some think they have no power to do it, others that it should be done. This day a Capt. Stuport brought in a seaman who had not signed...
This will be handed to you by Mr. Jas. Taylor a Nephew of Doctor Taylors and Mine and Grandson to Mrs. Tucker. I beg leave to introduce him to you and hope you will excuse the Liberty I have taken; with an assurance that if any of your friends shou’d travel this way, that I will with the greatest attention render their time agreeable. I am respectfully Yr. Obt. Servt., RC ( MHi ); endorsed by...
Doctor Butler a particular acquaintance of mine has for the benifit of his health resolved to spend a few months at the Springs. On his return he wishes to pay his respects to you; Knowing his intention and wish, it is with pleasure I introduce this worthy man to you.—your goodness will pardon this trespass Wishing you health and much felicity I remain with esteem and regard Yrs. &c RC ( DLC...
Mr. Arthur Lee of Norfolk has requested me to nominate him to you for the offices either of judge or Secretary for the Territory of Michigan. Mr. Lee would prefer the latter. Permit me to express his wish to you. Mr Lee is well acquainted with the French Language, and is a young man of cleverness. As Mr. Lee is well known to you I will forbear to trespass longer on your patience I pray you to...
Messrs. Adam and John Cornicks sons of respectable farmers of Princess Anne County are about to visit the interior parts of their native State. They have intimated a wish to pay their respects to you. Permit me to introduce them to you. They are young gentlemen of worth & Character. They will esteem it the greatest of obligations if you can shew them the model of the Plough improved by you, or...
I take the liberty of inclosing a letter from Dr. Fernandes. It came under cover to me with a request to have it delivered to you. I now do myself the pleasure of complying with his request. Receive the assurances of my high respect and consideration. Yr. Obt: Servt DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.