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I have attentively considered the enclosed statement & opinion of Mr. Derbigny relative to the batture in front of the suburb St. Mary at the city of New-Orleans, & concur with him in sentiment, if the case be correctly stated. This I am bound to presume as it has been officially communicated to you by Governor Claiborne whose letter I have sent to the President. Yours Very Respecy. & Sincey....
I received your favor of the 21st. inst: by the mail of this morning & shall obey your friendly call with great cheerfulness. I shall leave home tomorrow in my own carriage & bring Mrs. Rodney with me, for whom I have been waiting for several days. With great esteem & respect Yours Very Sincerely & Affecy. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I take the liberty of introducing to your acquaintance William Cooch Esq. a very reputable & influential citizen of New-Castle County in the State of Delaware & for many years a member of the legislature. His political principles are those of a genuine Republican. He is going on business to Virginia & wishes on his way to call & pay his personal respects to you. I am Dear Sir Yours Very...
I this moment received the enclosed which I hasten to transmit by the return of the mail Yours Most Sincerely DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I received your note enclosing one of Capt. Truxtun’s. We this day argued the case of Burr before Marshall C.J. who will give an opinion tomorrow. Burr spoke a few minutes after his Counsel had done, & in my humble opinion much to his disadvantage. My impression is, that he will be held to bail for treason, from what fell from the C. justice, immediately after I had closed the argument. I may...
I received this morning your letters with the papers enclosed for Mr. Jackson. You will see by the inclosed letters to the President my opinion of the depositions & the use I contemplate making of them. The President writes me that he will be at Washington by the 16. Inst. so that my letters must not go on to him, but wait his arrival at the seat of Government. Our friend Mr. Jackson merits...
I must beg you to accept the copy of my friend Brackenridge’s “ Voyage to S. America ,” herewith transmitted, as a small token of my undiminished attachment to your person, and my unfeigned veneration for your character. I have only to regret that it is not bound in a style more worthy of being presented to the author of the first Declaration of American Independence. But having waited...
On my arrival here, I found that the District Attorney was at Princeton, & I determined if Burr had not left the city to apply immediately for a warrant & arrest him for treason, so as to secure & have him sent on in custody to Richmond for trial, unless some good natured judge released him upon Hab. Corpus. He has been obli ged in order to elude the Sheriff’s officers who ha ve been in for...
The intelligence contained in the enclosed, is at this crisis, so interesting & important, that I transmit it to you by the return of the same mail which brought it on, lest by some accident the official dispatches may not have yet reached you. I will thank you to return it when you have done with it, as part of it, relates to a fine little boy of mine who is afflicted with the most...
Previous to my receiving your note of the 22d. inst: Mr. Madison had sent me a lenthy statement of facts relative to the batture in front of the suburb St. Mary at New Orleans, or alluvial lands to which you refer. In this statement Messrs. Derbigny & Lisly French lawyers of reputation & Mr. Gurley Attorney General of the New Orleans territory, have, I understand, given decided opinions in...