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On the 18th. Instant Mr. Thomas had the Honor to address you on the Subject of the pensions paid to invalids by the state of N. Carolina, since which we have found that payments made by that State to Widows & orphans of deceased officers are in the same predicament. We therefore respectfully request that with your answer to Mr. Thomas’s letter you will favour us with your sentiments on the...
As there are sundry Credits to the State of N. Carolina existing on the books of the Treasury of the U.S. The vouchers of which the undersigned Agents of said State are not in possession of whereon to Support the claims of said State for such credits, We take the liberty to solicit that you will be so good as to direct the proper Officer to furnish us on or before the 30th instant with an...
We have just rec[e]ived your Speech here and I assure you it appears to be much admired even by the Federalist of Cincinnati. Mr Rowan passed this about 10 days ago he spoke of it & your self in respectful terms, which was more than I expected from his opposition to the late Administration generally. He observed & it appeared to be assented to by several of the highest Federal characters in...
I see that Col Simons late of the U S Army & who was appointed a Commissary of Purchases for the district of St. Louis is dead. Majr. Taylor Berry of St. Louis late of the Army and who was a D. Q. M. Genl. and at the head of that dept for all that Country, would gladly accept that appointment. He was continued in Office till he closed all the business in his dept which he has done honorably to...
I have just recd a line from my friend H. Clay esqr. informing me of my rejection by the Senate. I have just written to the Secretary of War & enclosed him Mr Clays letter and requested him to hand it you afterwards. Mr C. informs me that Major Morison is to be nominated. If he appl[i]ed for the appointment or his friends urged his nomination before I was rejected I should suspect that he had...
Agreeable to my promise I now send you a pacage of the Monthly or Alpean strawberry vines, also some Grafts from my Nectarines, among the slips I have put two twigs of what is here called, the Magdaline peach, these can be easily distinguished, as the bark is quite yellow. I have put up both the Strawberrys and Grafts with Moss which I have moistened and hope they will get safe to hand, and...
I have had several conversations with Genl Harrison since his return from the Treaty, relative to the necessity of breaking up the party of Indians collected at Chicago & its vicinity and distroying their crops of corn. The General informs me he has recommended an expedition to effectuate that object. I assure you Sir it is the opinion of the best judges I have conversed with that such an...
Be so good as to make my best respects to Mrs. Madison & inform her I have recd. her very friendly letter of the 10h inst and will answer it shortly. I am much pleased to understand that our differences may probably be adjusted with all the Billigerents. I was at my brothers lately himself & family were well, and our fri[e]nds generally are so in this state. If Mrs. Washington is with you be...
I imagine you will be supprised to find I am still at this place. Mrs. T. & my daughter left for the West early in Octo. with my son in law Col Tibbot[e]s, via Phila. N. York, the Canal, Niagara the Lake, & thro’ Ohio & arrived safe at home the latter end of the same month. My family and friends were well by letters recd recently. I was so much indisposed during my visit to Va when I had the...
On the 12th, Ulto, the Brig Jacob, N W. Easton Master from Bordeaux bound to Baltimore was cast away on the banks of this Coast; among a number of Articles on board; of which the Captain had no Invoices, are five boxes marked JMB two boxes marked JMC, and two barrels; part of which are directed for you, and part for the President. In the discharge of my official duties, I was obliged to take...
I hope this will find you perfectly recovered from your indisposition with which I was sorry to find you were afflicted. I also hope this will find my good friend Mrs. Madison in good health also Mr. & Mrs. Cutts. I sincerely simpathize with both Mr. Jackson and his friends in the late truly lamentable domestic afflictions that have been added to the catilogue of his misfortunes since I had...
A particular friend of mine James W Moss, who is a brother of Mrs Taylor has requested me to lend my aid in procuring him the appointment of Surveyor of the Port of Limestone (or Mays-Ville) in Mason County in this State. He informs me that by a law of the last Session that place, among others, in the Western country is made a port of Entry. Should this be the case & it is not imposing too...
Your well Known disposition renders any apology useless for the application I have now the Honor to make; It is too well Known and understood by every American; And precludes the possibility of doubt, of your willingness, and Goodness, to sanction views, so far as may be compatible with the public Welfare. I have a Son at Sacketts Harbor, a leiutt, on board the US: F, General Pike, who altho’...
I am directed by Col: Newton to furnish you with two pipes of wine, which I have this day shipped on board the sloop Maria Capt: O’Meara, to the address of Mr: John Barnes, of George Town—the account is annexed—The quality is similar to that I sent before & I hope will give equal satisfaction— I am respectfully Yr: ob: servt. T. Jefferson Esqr. to James Taylor jr. Dr. 2 pipes Brazil Wine 350—...
Genl. Carbery expecting to be in the City of Washington has been good enough to take charge of a package for me to you. I beg leave to introduce the Genl. to your acquaintance. He has resided in our Village for the most part of a year, since which there has been the strictest intimacy between us as well as between our families. I flatter my self you will be pleased with him as I think he is...
I most sincerely congratulate you on the Certainty of your being again called on to Preside over the destinies of my beloved Country, but I more particularly congratulate my country, as I conci[e]ve it a most fortunate occurrence that could have happened, both as it relates to the Man & principle. I hope Genl Harrison will be more fortunate with the Present N. W. Army than the a[r]mies lower...
Permit me to introduce to your acquaintance Genl. James Findlay a particular friend of mine. The Genl. Commanded one of the Regiments from this state who were unfortunately Compeled to surrender prisoners of War at Detroit on the 16t. August. The Genl. has been induced to take Niagara and Genl. Dearborns head Quarter in his way to the City of Washington. I refer you to Genl. F for any...
I did myself the honor to address a short letter to you about a month ago, in relation to some Horses I was about sending to Va. I think it probable you or Mr Todd, if he should be at home, may see Mr P. H Jones who took charge of them. Accounts from Va are rather unfavourable as to the prospect of good prices for Horses: but the disturbances in Europe may make money more plenty & cause a rise...
I had the pleasure of seeing Govr. Howard lately and was much pleased in hearing from his own lips an account of his efforts in protecting the frontier of his Territory. Would it not be well to confer the rank of Brigadier Genl on Gov Howard. He is a Military Man & it appears to me that all the Troops in his Territory ought to be under his command. He would accept of it & receive either the...
Judge Coburn informs me his commission as Judge of Louisiana expires in November next during the recess of Congress; that under similar circumstances a Commission was renued (before it had expired) so as to prevent a failure of an important term of that Court. I expect the Judge will write to you on this subject and state to you the reason why it would be proper to renew his commission during...
I am informed that application will be made to you in favor of a Mr. Sloo for an appointment as Indian Agent. He informs me that he was in the revolutionary army from nearly the beginning to the close in the quarter Master department, & that his father was an officer during I think the whole War. I have known Mr. Sloo for a number of years slightly but not well enough to speak of my own...
I have taken the liberty of recommending to the Hon. Secry of War among other persons to be appointed officers from Kentucky. Hubbard Taylor Jr son of my brother for the appointment of Captain and Nathl. Pendleton Taylor for the same appointment should there be vacancies, I believe you saw Hubbard on his return from Litchfield, He has for several years devoted himself to the Study of the Law...
Your friendly letter of the 20th. of april in answer to the one I had the honour to address to you at the time I forwarded the Strawberry vine & cutings came duly to hand. I assure you I shall think my self amply paid for the trouble of forwarding them if they should flourish & you should deem them worthy of your acceptance. It gave me great pleasure to hear by my friend Genl. Sandford that...
The Hnble James Madison Esqr. To James Taylor paid U States duties on 40 Gals. white wine a 35/ 1000 14 " " " 5 1/ 3 Groce bottles a 60/ 100 80 14. 80 " Wm Hollister & Coy., Storage 3 months 4. " Paid Cartage & lighterage from the wreck of the Jacob, to the Sloop Union } 6. 75
Immediately on hearing of the unpleasant inteligence that the City of Washington was in the possession of the enemy, a number of gentlemen on this & the Cincinnati side of the ohio, assembled & agreed, that in the events of the service of any Troops from this quarter being acceptable to you, exertions would be made to raise several Regts of mounted men and repair to the sceine of action...
The enclosed letter accompanied with a pipe of wine came to my hands a few days ago—I was requested by the Gentlemen in Madeira to receive the wine & store it, & to inform you of the arrival of it. As you had directed the wine to be shipt to Alexandria, they were in doubt if it would be agreeable to you to receive it here, & in that case I was to dispose it on their acctt & they should embrace...
I do my self the pleasure to introduce to your acquaintance, Chapman Coleman Esqr Marshal of the State of Kentucky, a particular friend of mine & one of our worthiest citizens. Mr Coleman is a native of your County, but left it when quite young & has not visited it since til the present trip. You will find him able to give you much information, both as to your friends & acquaintances, as well...
Before this can reach you you will have entered up the duties of the high and important trust of President of the U: S. and I sincerely congratulate you on the event. I regret extremely that you will enter on the duties of your Office at a time so tempestuous and difficult, but Knowing your experience, judgment, moderation and firmness I felicitate our countrymen generally on your elevation to...
I have done my self the pleasure to address the inclosed letter to my old friend your worthy Lady. It will give you both some acct of our friends in this state. And I am sure you both feel an interest in what concerns all of us, who properly estimate your services & friendship & that of your worthy Lady. Have you heard of the death of our old friend & connection Majr Wm. Taylor of Jefferson?...
September 1803 . Encloses an account for a hogshead of “Brazil Wine … shipped by order of [his] friend” Thomas Newton, Jr. “It was overlooked till this moment. I will thank you to remit” $177.13 “by a check from the cashier of the Branch Bank of Wash. on the Department here.” RC ( DLC ).