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I have the Honor to inclose you an Acct which I am Satisfied you have forgot or thought it must have been paid by Mr Washington in your Absence which I suppose would have been the case had I have been in possession of Dawsons Order but as I had delivered it to you I had nothing to Support the Charge. I once Wrote to Mr Washington on the Subject requesting him to inquire of you as to it’s...
some time last fall I inclosed you a Copy of the within Acct but not hearing from you induces me to believe my Letter miscarried my not applying to Mr Washington in your absence for the money was that having delivered you Dawsons Order I had nothing to Support my claim tho’ I requested him to Write you respecting it but never was informed by him whether he did so or not—if you know the Acct to...
An invitation to Genl. Wilkinson was forwarded by express this morning, and I have this moment sent off a card for his aid Capt Huger, I expect a delay of the dinner for even two or three days would be attended with serious inconveniences to Mr. Gadsby , I therefore hope if the day should be bad, it will comport with your convenience to come down in a carriage. I find upon inquiry that Thomas...
When last at Alexandria you were pleased to express a wish that I would point out to you a character who in my opinion would be best calculated to fill the office of judge of the Orphans court, After reflecting on the subject I am induced to believe Colo. George Gilpin would be equal to the duties of that office, and would generally unite the confidence of the County. He is considered as...
The testimony of confidence afforded me in your letter of yesterday is highly gratifying, and I beg leave to tender you my warmest acknowledgements for the offer you make of confering on me the office of Marshall for the District of Potomac, After deliberating on all the circumstances attendant on the acceptance of this office, I am led to believe it will not comport either with my interest or...
Enclosed you will recieve an estimate of the taxes formerly imposed by the Commonwealth of Virginia, on that part of the District of Columbia included within the county of Alexandria . the statement is procured from the Clerk of our Court who I supposed possessed the best information on the subject, I must beg your permission to return half the money sent me for the horse nettings as I shall...
William Fitzhugh, Richard Conway, and Thomas Darne, have declined qualifying as justices of the peace for this county, in the place of those gentlemen I would propose, George Slacum, Presly Gunnell, and John Dundas, as characters best qualified in my opinion to succeed them, the two former are republicans, the latter a federalist, but who having long served the corporation as a magistrate...
Permit me to make you acquainted with Mr. Joseph Cowings a gentlemen just arrived here from England, who has solicited me to afford him this introduction I am respectfully Yr Ob. Servt. RC ( DLC ); endorsed by TJ as received 21 June “by mr Cowings” and so recorded in SJL . Joseph Cowing settled in Alexandria, where he became a schoolmaster and filled leadership roles in several civic...
Agreeably to my promise I now send you a list of the persons best qualified in my opinion for the office of Commissioners of Bankruptcy at this place, As you have been pleased to express a wish to include me in the commission, I do not feel disposed to disappoint your expectations, by declining to receive the appointment. Accept Sir a tender of my warmest acknowledgments for the repeated...
Capt. Matthew C. Groves who has made some longitudinal discoveries, for which he has obtained a patent from the U. States, is extremely desirous of submitting them to you, and has asked of me a note of introduction, I am wholly unacquainted with Mr. Groves, but have received assurances from Colo. Gilpin who has known him upwards of twenty years, that he is a decent and respectable character I...