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Ship America at Sea, 20 Sep. 1788 . Sends this letter by a “Monsr. La’ritz,” a French officer from Hispaniola who is on his way from Charleston to Dover and whom he wishes to introduce; sends also the “proceedings of Carolina in Convention on the Grand FŒdral Question. I am allso to return my sincere thanks to Mr. Jefferson and Yourself. I stand indebted for Freindship not heretofore fully...
[[5 Oct. 1788 . Recorded in SJL Index, but not found. See William Tatham to TJ, under 1 Dec. 1789.]]
I am just inform’d of Your Arrival and that You are expected in Richmond. I am confined to my Bed but that shall not prevent me from being among the first to congratulate You on your Return to Your Native Land, because I do it in sincerity. I am told You came by way of London. I hope You receiv’d a Packet from me at that Place (tho’ I rather imprudently made it an object with a Boat Man at...
In hopes an opportunity may offer this week to Monticello, I shall embrace it to solicit Your Patronage and assistance in a business [to] which I have turned my attention till something of greater moment may offer thro’ the channel I consulted you about before you left us. I have in view two objects, the first a map of the southern division of the United States, including all to the southward...
Colol. Monroe will afford me an Opertunity of sending a Power in the buisiness of my Map; and I allso take the liberty of sending one for Mr. Short, and one for Mr. Skipwith: leaving the Propriety of forwarding them to Your own choice. Conscious how much the Public concerns must engage Your Attention; I wish it to be understood that I am not solicitous to intrude my private buisiness on Your...
[ Richmond ,] 15 Aug. 1791 . Mr. Ross and himself, in pursuance of TJ’s proposals for a western post, dispatch his brother to “form Contracts and Arrangement to the North Fork of Holston agreable to your Plan.” He has also set on foot a subscription among merchants, hoping “some Man of enterprize … may be dispos’d to engage in pushing the Matter as far as possible.—This will probably produce a...
I will make no appology for this intrusion on the first hours of your leisure; for you are no stranger to my zeal in the service of that Country, to whose prosperity you have devoted your own labours. It is therefore proper to consult You in what concerns the National wellfare; and certainly it is of great moment to bring speedily forward, the arrearages of Virginia on the score of its...
I am just inform’d that You will certainly be at Alexandria the 17th. Inst. on the business of the federal City, and the hopes I had entertain’d of seeing You here is vanishd. It wou’d have given me great pleasure to have consulted You on my several objects in pursuit of general utility: as it is; and the Virginia Assembly so near at hand, your knowledge of my singular situation will plead a...
Although a knowledge that I am at this place and have possessed the confidence of the Minister in bearing his Dispatches to his Court will be matter of surprize and suspicion to the Enemies of good order when communicated to America (as it will be thro’ various channels,) I have a persuasion that I possess too much of your good opinion to be censured there unless accusation and conviction of a...
Being fully satisfied that the sentiments of our two very young Representitives in this Country holding the appointments of Charge de Affairs and Consul, of the United States are so different from those you have openly avowed that you will not be amongst the number of their correspondents, a knowledge of your public Character without a personal acquaintance induces me to communicate to you...