You
have
selected

  • Author

    • Rush, Benjamin
  • Recipient

    • Jefferson, Thomas

Period

Dates From

Dates To

Search help
Documents filtered by: Author="Rush, Benjamin" AND Recipient="Jefferson, Thomas"
Results 1-41 of 41 sorted by editorial placement
  • |<
  • <<
  • <
  • Page 1
  • >
  • >>
  • >|
Dr. Rush’s Compliments to Mr. Jefferson and sends him herewith a packet for Mr. B: Vauhan to whom he has taken the liberty of introducing Mr. Jefferson as a fellow worshipper in the temple of Science. Mr: Vauhan is a gentlemen of knowledge and taste in Science, and possesses a most extensive acquaintance among the literati in London. Dr. Rush wishes Mr. Jefferson a safe voyage, and a...
Philadelphia, 16 June 1785 . Introduces Samuel Fox, a descendant of “one of the most respectable Quaker families in Pennsylvania.” RC ( NNP ); 1 p. Recorded in SJL as received 1 Nov. 1785, “by Saml. Fox.”
The bearer Mr. Tench Coxe who has been called upon to share in the toils of our new Goverment, has solicited the honor of an introduction to you. He has acquired great reputation and many friends by his singular zeal, and industry in promoting the Adoption of the federal Goverment. His valuable publications discover genius, taste and extensive information. The two inclosed essays in the...
The bearer of this letter Mr. Andrew Brown has applied to me as One among many witnesses of his zeal in promoting the Adoption of the fæderal constitution by means of his paper, and has requested me to add my testimony, of his faithful and meritorious services, to that of his Other friends . His sacrifices to his principles, and to the best interests of our Country have been great. The...
Soon after the accession of Mr: Mifflin to the Government of Pennsylvania, he gratified his resentment against me for opposing his election, by removing my brother from a Seat on the bench of the supreme Court of Pennsylvania. The public clamor against this cruel and arbitrary measure, and the numerous testimonies which rose up in favor of my brother’s integrity and Abilities in the execution...
Being obliged to lecture every day at 4 oClock, it will not be in my power to accept of your kind invitation to dinner on friday next. The difficulty, and novelty of the subject of my present course of lectures (Physiology and Pathology) has prevented my claims upon you for a visit. It has been the only cause of my having neglected to call more frequently upon you. But be assured my dear Sir,...
I enclose you a few copies of the tract on the manufactory of Maple Sugar. It owes its existence to your request. It therefore has a right to claim your Support under all the congenial infirmities it derived from the hand of Dr. Sir yours very Affectionately, RC ( NjP ); endorsed by TJ as received 27 Jan. 1792 and so recorded in SJL . The work enclosed by Rush was his An account of the...
The bearer John Hall, a freeman has been encouraged to apply to you to dispose of one of your female Slaves to whom he was married while he resided in Virginia. The man bears a good Character, and from the number of worthy people in our city who have taken an interest in his happiness, I have no doubt but he will faithfully comply with any engagement he may enter into, to pay the full price...
The bearer Mr. Parry Hall wishes to reprint your notes on the state of Virginia . He is One of our most correct printers, and a worthy man. Should you incline to add any thing to the work, or to make any Alterations in it, he will gladly obey your instructions. From Dr Sir Yours sincerely RC ( DLC ); endorsed by TJ as received 30 Mch. 1793 and so recorded in SJL . Hall, a printer, bookseller,...
The bearer of this letter Mr. Weld a young Gentleman of amiable manners, and good education was introduced to me by a letter from an old Scotch friend now settled in Dublin. In travelling through the United States he could not be satisfied without paying his respects to Mr. Jefferson. What strange events have happened in our city since your retirement from public life! The late honourable...
I enclose you a humble tribute to the memory of our great republican and philosophical friend Mr. Rittenhouse. It is a feeble expression of respect for his Character compared with yours, in your defence of the genius of the Americans. Few such men have ever lived, or died in any Country. Accept of my Congratulations upon your election to the Vice President’s Chair of the United States, and...
Your Communication upon the Subject of the large Claws, and bones of the Lyon kind Animal , will arrive time en’o to have a place in the Volume of the transactions of the philosophical Society which is now in the press. I have Often been struck with the Analogy of things in the natural, moral and political world. The Animals whose stupendous remains we now and then pick up in our Country, were...
Herewith you will receive two pamphflets, the one upon the causes of Animal life, the Other upon the Origin of the yellow fever in our city, & upon the means of preventing it. The latter has been generally read by our citizens, and has removed a small portion of their prejudices upon the Subject of our annual calamity. But time, and Another Visitation by the disease, I fear will Alone cure us...
The following thoughts have lately occurred to me. To whom can they be communicated with so much propriety as to that man, who has so uniformly distinguished himself by an Attachment to republican forms of government? In the Constitution of the United States, titles are wisely forbidden, and pensions for public Services are considered as equally improper by many of our Citizens. There is a...
I agree with you in your Opinion of Cities. Cowper the poet very happily expresses our ideas of them compared with the Country. “God made the Country—man made Cities.” I consider them in the same light that I do Abscesses on the human body viz: as reservoirs of all the impurities of a Community. I agree with you likewise in your wishes to keep religion and government independant of each Other....
Herewith you will receive the musk melon seed which I promised to send you by a private hand in my last letter , to which I refer you for an Account of the Method of cultivating it. The Seed came originally from Minorca. Receive Once more the Assurances of respect and esteem from Dear Sir your sincere Old friend RC ( NIC ); endorsed by TJ as received 9 Dec. and so recorded in SJL . Last letter...
Your Character as a Philosopher & friend of mankind predominates so much more in my mind over that of your new station, that I cannot resist the habit of addressing you as I have done in my former letters. Your new official title has added nothing to my respect for your person. It could not add to my friendship for you. You have opened a new Œra by your Speech on the 4th: of March in the...
Accept much honoured & dear sir of a Copy of the enclosed publication. How joyful the Sound of Peace! It brings a thousand blessings in its train, among which the revival & diffusion of knowledge will not I hope be the least. Receive again, and again Assurances of the friendship of Dear sir your Affectionate humble Servant PS: Vaccination as you have happily called it, has taken root in our...
Having just finished the labors of the Winter in the University, and hospital, I sit down with great pleasure to acknowledge your favor of Decemr last . One part of it commands my first Attention, and that is your communication of a discovery of a flaw in your Constitution from which you anticipate a certain, but easy passage out of life. Permit me my dear and long respected friend to request...
The Solicitude I felt upon the account of your health , excited by your letter of last summer, is in a great measure removed by the history you have given me of your disease in your favor of the 28th. of February. Chronic diseases even in persons in the decline of life, are far from being incurable, and I have great pleasure in assuring you that complaints of the bowels such as you have...
I was made very happy by learning from your letter of the 23rd of April that your disease is less troublesome than formerly. As I know you have no faith in the principles of our Science, I shall from time to time combat your prejudices, and your disease (should it continue) by means of facts . Ever since I began the practice of medicine, I have kept common place books, in which I have recorded...
I have endeavoured to fulfil your Wishes by furnishing Mr Lewis with some inquiries relative to the natural history of the Indians . The enclosed letter contains a few short directions for the preservation of his health, As well as the health of the persons Under his Command. His mission is truly interesting. I shall wait with great solicitude for its issue. Mr: Lewis appears admirably...
I return you herewith Sir John Sinclair’s pamphlet upon Old Age with many thanks. I have read it with pleasure, and subscribe to the truth of most of his opinions. They accord with opinions which I published many years ago in the 2nd Volume of my Medical Inquiries and Observations . I have just finished reading Col: now Sir Robt Wilson’s account of the British Campaign in Egypt. It is well...
The bearer Dr: Chapman —formerly one of my private pupils, wishes for the honor of your acquaintance. He has just returned from Europe, where he has spent his time profitably in improving himself in every kind of knowledge as well as in medicine. During his residence in Scotland he was not only entertained; but patronized by your friend the Earl of Buchan . He will repay you by his anecdotes...
The bearer Dr Anth: Fothergill wishes to do himself the honor of paying his respects to you. He is a relation of the late illustrious Dr John Fothergill, & possesses a large share of his philanthropic disposition. After having acquired wealth & independance at Bath, he has come to spend the evening of his life in our peaceful & flourishing country. He is well informed & amiable, and will duly...
Though late, I hope I am not among the last of your friends in congratulating you upon your escape from the high and dangerous appointment which your Country (to use the words of Lord Chesterfield ) inflicted upon you during the last eight years of your life.—Methinks I see you renewing your Acquaintance with your philosophical instruments, and with the friends of your Youth in your library —...
Soon After I received your last & Affectionate letter , I was called upon to witness a most distressing Scene have been visited by a deep domestic Affliction. m My eldest son was brought home to me from new Orleans in a state of melancholy derangement brought on induced
I was much gratified in reading the confidential Communication made to me in your letter . After reading the Correspondence which accompanied it, I acquit you, of in your refusal to renew it, of the least impropriety of temper, or Conduct. On the Contrary, I was delighted with the kindness, benevolence, and even friendship discovered in your Answers to M rs Adams letter. I beleive they were...
I enclose you another Attempt to combat a greater enemy to the prosperity and liberties of the United states , than the fleets of Britain and the Armies of Bonaparte . It is intended to catch the eye of the Common people—upon the doors of School houses, Court houses and Churches. For this purpose suppose it were republished in your state. Bishop Madison would I have no doubt concur in it, for...
I sit down thus early to answer your pleasant and friendly letter from your Forest , from with a desire to administer to your relief from your present indisposition. There shall not be single theory in my prescriptions, & what will be more grateful to you, all of them Shall be derived from the resources of empiricism.—The following remedies have been found useful in similar Cases. I shall...
Yours of Decem r 5 th came to hand yesterday. I was charmed with the Subject of it. In order to hasten the object you have suggested I sat down last evening, and selected such passages from your letter as contained the kindest expressions of regard for m r Adams and transmitted them to him. my letter to him which contained them , was concluded as nearly as I can recollect, for I kept no Copy...
Few eforts of the Acts of my life have given me more pleasure than the one you are pleased to acknowledge in your last letter . I wish in your reply to M r Adams’s letter you had given him the echo of his Communications to you respecting his daughter M rs Smith and her husband
In a letter which I received a few days ago from M r Adams , he informs with a kind of exultation , that After a correspondence of five or six & thirty years had been interrupted by various Causes, it had again be been renewed, and that four letters had passed between you & himself. him . In speaking of your letters he says “they are written with all the elegance, purity and Sweetness of Style...
Your favor of the 20 th instant came safe to hand, but not accompanied with the pamphflet you have mentioned in it. I have read your letter to M r Adams
soon After I became the Advocate of domestic Animals as far as related to thier diseases, in the lecture of which I sent you a copy, mr Carver applied to me to become his advocate with our Citizens for the purpose he has mentioned in his letter to you. His proposition at first struck me as humane & praise worthy, but in a short time Afterwards it appeared to me in the same light that it does...
Your letter from Monticello of the 8th of August, was perfectly satisfactory to me. I applied for the private Secretaryship to a supposed English Embassy for my Son, only to gratify his repeated Solicitations to me for that purpose. He is daily acquiring business, and his prospects in his profession (which a Voyage to Europe would have interrupted) are very flattering. He possesses talents and...
Mr Boudinot having lately built a house at Burlington in the state of New Jersey, and purposing to remove there with his family in the Course of two months, it is presumed he intends to resign the Directorship of the mint of the United States. Should this be the Case, I have been induced by the wishes of all the Other Officers of the mint, as well as by Other Considerations, to solicit the...
I have just now recd your friendly letter, and take the earliest opportunity to express my entire satisfaction with the contents of it. no man could have been nomd. as Mr B Successor that wd. be more agreeable to me than Mr Potter, & had I known before that he was a candidate for the appt I should not have requested it. He will likewise I have no doubt be equally agreeable to all the officers...
The bearer General Miranda visits Washington chiefly with a design to pay his respects to the President of the United States. He has seen the crowned heads, and courts, and governments, and people of Europe with a microscopic eye, nor have the late changes which the unfortunate issue of the French Revolution have produced among them, lessned his enthusiasm in the cause of liberty. His opinions...
I have the honor to enclose you, with this letter, two pamphflets upon the yellow fever.—One of them for yourself, and the Other to be sent to the Chairman, or any other Active member of the Committee appointed to consider of that part of your message which relates to the Quarantine laws of the United States. I wish the pamphflet to be sent in your name, and that mine may not be mentioned in...
I have just now received a letter from Dr Waterhouse in which he has requested me to address you in favor of his petition to be appointed Successor to Dr Eustis in the Charge of the marine hospital at Boston. Dr Waterhouse stands high with all the Scientific members of his profession. The New England states are indebted to him for introducing Vaccination into them,—and at an expense too of...