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Your letter to Mr Cabell enclosing an extract of a letter from Mr Randolph of Roanoke with a communication from Mr Richardson of the Royal Observatory at Greenwich was presented to me as Rector of Wm & Mary College for the present year. The Professorship of Mathematics is vacant, and will I presume be filled at the annual meeting of the Visitors and Governors in July. Deeming it my duty to...
§ From John Page. 26 January 1814, Boston. “Additional Considerations, having Occurred to me, the president will please to indulge me, in Communicating them, it is not only my Opinion, but that of the many I Conversed with on the Subject, that all the Officers, & Men now stationed at the different posts in this State, should be ordered on to the head quarters of our Army; and the Forts &...
§ From John Page. 24 January 1814, Boston. “The Undersigned having been disappointed in his Just Expectations, of being Appointed a Collector for this, or the County of Middlesex, being therefrom prevented by powerfull Names, & a person appointed for Middlesex than whom, I could have mentioned a hundred Genen there, infinitely more deserving—& who never changed sides, or cursed the Republican...
4 August 1813, Boston. “Permit me dear Sir, to assure you, that no Citizen, or Gentleman in the U States, is more Friendly to you Personally, & as the President of the U, S, or, that approves of your public pursuits more than the Undersign’d. Because I am convinced from close observations, & strict Examination, that all your public Services have been calculated, & soundly devoted for the good,...
Your letter of the 6th. instant, has revived me! I bless you for it& I wish to retain my Office till my last Moment. My little Gregory, & my Clerk, leave me no trouble in it. I have had a generous offer, from a Friend here, to whom I had rather confide the Use of the Office for the Benefit of my Family, than to any Son I have. It will not be reasonable to ask Frank to act for nothing, as he is...
Pardon my dear Sir, my late acknowledgment of the receipt of your favor covering Mr. Robertson’s commission, which has corrected the error, in the first Commission sent him, as To his Christian name, but that respecting his Sur-name remains; and it had not your signature. I instantly delivered it to his Father, who said that he expected his Son the next day, and that he would advise him to...
Last night your favor of the 17th. instant from Monticello inclosing the Commission for Mr. Bolling Robinson came to Hand, which I immediately delivered to his Father—and to-day he presented it to his Son who had arrived here from Petersburg. I did not know, when I first mentioned this Gentleman to you, that his Name was Thomas Bolling Ro bert son I mention this, because in your letter & Note,...
Accept my best Thanks my dear & much respected Friend for your favor of the 17th. instant. I have restord quiet to poor Gibbon’s distressed family by communicating your truly liberal sentiments to him. He had written to Cap: Truxton giving him notice that he could not give him lodgings in his house again, as, said he (he shewed me his letter) the persons who visited you & those whom you...
I have this moment received your favor of the 9th inst. & hasten to return you my hearty thanks for it. As to that part of it which relates to myself, I beg leave to refer you to my letter of yesterday: & I hope you will pardon me if I refer you also to a letter lately written to Dr. Tucker, which I addressed to him, relying on his prudence to communicate it or not as he might think best, as I...
I had for some time past intended to request that you would be pleased to place on your list of Candidates for Offices which may be at your disposal in Virginia, the Names of William Robertson & Bolling his Son, the former in an humble office in the Virginia Bank, the latter a Lawyer of Eminence at Petersburg who with true filial & fraternal affection I am assured contributes to the support of...