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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 ).
14 June 1801, Campbell Courthouse, Kentucky. Requests information on land deed that he sent to city of Washington sometime in 1800 to be patented. Recommends Dr. John Sellman of Cincinnati, “a decided republican,” to be marshal for the Northwest Territory. RC ( DLC ). 3 pp.; docketed by JM.
Norfolk Is. James Hunter, of Portsmouth in Virginia, came personally before me, and made oath on the holy Evangelists, That he never considered the honorable Major General Greene, either directly or indirectly concerned or interested in a purchase of goods, made by John Banks in Charleston, on the proper account and benefit of the following persons only, viz: John Banks, Robert Forsyth,...
I inclose to you a letter to my worthy friend Mrs. M. It will give you both all the occurrences of my family & friends in this quarter. I think about this time you have arrived at your four score years. I congratulate you that from appearances when I had the pleasure of seeing you, your strength of body & mind, you may live Many years to enjoy life, be a comfort to your family & friends, and a...
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...
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...
§ From James Taylor. 18 August 1806. “This by Wm. Dabney Strother Taylor, Second Son of Col. Richd. Taylor, he is a Very Senceable, Inteligent young Man, he Can give you as good an Account of this Western Country as any man I Know. I have desired him to Call on you, Should you be in Orange, he goes in Compy. With my Grandson J. T. Pendleton Who has been to this Country to See it, I Shall refer...
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...
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’...
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...
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 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...
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...
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 }
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...
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...
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?...
I had the Honor to receive your letter of the 28th. Febry., only the 6th. Instant; it was retained in this Town, some days, under the expectation of my arrival here to ascertain the duties on that part of the Cargo of the Brig Jacob, in my Custody. I have now come for that purpose but all the Invoices have not yet come to hand. Your articles Sir shall be sent, either to Norfolk, Baltimore or...
I am informed by The Honble John Coburn that he has lately rec[e]ived a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury informing him that he must not draw on him for his Sallery until he explanes the Circumstance of his bills being uniformly dated from this state. From the intimacy between us & the connection between our families I think I have a pretty correct Idea of his veiws & intentions and I...
I did my self the honor some weeks since to forward to you at Washington the riding horse which I promised to procure for you; he was sent by a Doct Canby, who I am sure will take particular care of him & deliver him to some one of your domestics who may have remained there. I hope that he may get in safe, and may please you. The War having terminated I find that my freind Genl Mc.arthur...
I reached home on the 12th ulto & had the pleasure to find Mrs. Taylor & my dear little ones in good health. I have made a trip to the upper Counties since I came out, one of the objects was to make arrangements to forward your mules by the time you expressed to me you would wish them to arrive, towit early in Feby. As I am compeled to be absent my brother Hubbard has obligingly promised to...
¶ From James Taylor. Letter not found. 12 March 1823. Offered for sale in the American Art Association, Illustrated Catalogue of President Madison’s Correspondence from American Statesmen and Patriots … Collection of the Late Frederick B. McGuire … , 26 Feb. 1917, item 148, where it is described as a two-page autograph letter signed “relative to the selling of some horses, mentions Judge Todd...
Inclosed I send you a letter I lately recieved from my friend Judge Coburn. It was intended for my sight alone; but as it explains the cause why he did not attend his Court in Louisiana last Spring, I had a wish that you should see it from under his own hand. This letter contains some expressions which so well comports with my own sentiments & feelings, as to our political & foreign relations,...
I have taken the liberty of inclosing to you a letter to my friend Mrs. M and one to Mr. Coles. I hope this will find your self and Mrs. M in the enjoyment of perfect health. It leaves my family and our friends generally in the enjoyment of that blessing. I am sure you are pleased at the event of our election, The result in Lyons district will shew that when ever a man deviates from Correct...
The enclosed pamphlet was this day given to me by Genl. James Findlay of Cincinnati. I endeavored to Obtain his opinion as to the effect it would have, he appeared unable to answer me, and said he could not make up his mind fully on the subject as he had just got hold of it; That he was of opinion it could not rise into a Matter of great mischief, but found there were men supporting it of more...
This day upon an interview all differences between the undersigned were accommodated H. Carbery declaring that in his answers to certain interrogatories proposed to him by John Smith of the State of Ohio relating to James Taylor that he had not any intention to affect the credibility or injure the reputation of the Said Taylor, and the said Jas. Taylor on his part retracting & withdrawing all...
Colo. Ludlaw the Regester of the Land office at Cincinnati having lately died, and Doctr. John Sellman having business at your City has some thoughts of making application for the appointment. I am well awar of the many applications made to the heads of departments for Offices & requesting inteferences for friends, which is no doubt disagreeable: But hope Sir you will pardon the liberty I take...
I have this moment reached this am informed that The Honble John Coburn has been recommended by many of the respectable Citizens of St. Louis as the successor of Governor Lewis. Having heretofore expressed to you my high Opinion of Mr. Coburns Capacity & disposition to serve his Count[r]y it would appear superfluous to say much in this letter. I shall only say that I am clearly of Opinion that...
Permit me to introduce to your acquaintance Colo. Thos. Sandford a member of Congress from the district in which I live. Colo. S. has lived a near neighbour to me for several years, I know him to be a firm republican warmly attached to the present administration and the measures pursued by it. He has been for several years a public man and is esteemed for his good sense great decision and...
It gives me pleasure to inform you, that your wine and nutts cast away on this coast in the Brig Jacob: Easton Master, are now shipped on board the Schooner Crispin Harremberg Master, and are consigned to the Collector of Baltimore. As the nutts appeared by the Packages, containing them, to have received some damage, I appointed two Merchants to appraise them, so that the duties should be...
I Just Write you a few lines Which Will Inform you that my Family and Freinds in these parts are all Well. I pray this may [find] you and our Freinds in Orange in the Same State. I have Nothing New to Write. We have had a Very Favorable Winter not having had More than 7 or 8 Inches Snow added Altogether. We are Very Anxious in this Country to know Who is to be our President We Understand that...
Some time last Winter inclosed to you a Survey in the name of Francis Taylor & at the same time mentioned to you that my brother in this State or my father was in Possession of an assignment from the executors of Colo. Taylor to my self; and that I had requested them to forward it to you in order that a Patent might issue in my name. You acknowledged the recipt of the Survey and Observed that...
I take the liberty to inclose to you three Surveys in order to Obtain Patents on them, and for that purpose I beg leave to solicit your friendly assistance. One is in the name of my self & Tho: Fox, an Other assigned to me by our friend & acquaintance Major Wm. Taylor. The other is a Survey made for our diceased friend Colo. F Taylor and sold to me by the Executors or at least one half. The...
"As to the instruments to distribute the money and procure provisions" I presume you have information as to what has been done in this line at Marietta. I possess none spacific. As to Cincinnati, I know of none avowedly done at this place. Great quantities have been forwarded by the contractor. I had a conversation with Genl. Sandford as to my impressions concerning a certain character and...
Your favour by Genl. Carbery was handed to me a few days ago for which please accept my thanks. By the present Mail we have received accounts of the bills of Indictment found by the Grand Jury at Richmond. This information appears to give great pleasure to all, but the Federalists & some of them appear to be pleased or affect to be so. For my own part I gave you my opinion at an early stage of...
I hope this will find yourself & my amiable friend Mrs. Madison in good health, also her son. My family is in good health except my self. I have been much indisposed for about two Months, but have been able to go about principal part of the time. I am in hopes I shall gain strength as the weather is geting cooler. We have had a fine crop of grapes this Season for the age of my Vines. We often...
This will be handed by Leut Jos: P. Taylor son of our worthy connection Col. Richard. I take gr[e]at pleasure in assureing you that he is a fine young Man & one who did great credit to the service in the late War. Should both himself & Major Zachary be induced to accept the appointm[e]nts recently offered to him, I assure you I think they will be an acquisition to the service. I have the...
Will you be so good as to give the enclosed letter to Mr. Graham your self, as it contains a draft for $1000. to be forwarded to my good old father. We have but little new in this quarter. It is said Gov: Scott H. Taylor & Judge Trumble are three of the electors. It is uncertain who the fourth on this side of the State will be. How ever it will be republicans. Genl. Sandford & Genl. Jos:...
I promised to drop you a line on the subject of the petition &c. I did my self the pleasure to address to you some time since. I am happy to inform you that I am of opin[i]on there is nothing to be apprehended from this association. Indeed I am informed it is very unpopular among the land holders in that quarter of the state where it has met with the most countenance. The Legislature of this...
I have taken the liberty of troubleing you very frequenly lately on the subject of my freinds, I must now say a word or two as to my self. You Know that I have for many years done the duty of U:States agent in this State, and I trust I have discharged the trust with punctuality and fidelity. I suppose from the present appearances of our Affairs that there will be some purchases to be made in...
I see that Col Simons late of the US Army & who was appointed a Commissary of purchases for the district of St. Louis is dead. Major 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...
§ From James Taylor. 12 November 1805, Jefferson County, Kentucky. “This by Doctr. Nicholas a Respective Young Gentn. out of My Neighbourhood, Who Can Inform you of our Connections in this Neighbourhood of their Healths &c We have had the greatest drouth this Summer I ever Saw, but Still there Will be good Crops of Corn Where the land was Tolerable Well Tended I think I Shall Make about 400...
§ From James Taylor. 22 September 1806. “I Wrote you a few lines by Wm. D. S. Taylor in Which I recommended you to him for the News of this Country, Since he Went away I Understand he Wished to get Some Appointment into the Service of the U. N. States if there Should be any Vacant Either by Sea or Land Which he Would Except of I am Sure he Would give Satisfaction he has a Very good Education...
This will be handed you by Doct Canby who has been good enough to take in to you the horse I have done my self the honor to purchase for you; I beg leave to introduce to you the Doctor who is an amiable young man. He is a Connection of Miss Sprigg who lately moved from Prince Georges County to this part of the Count[r]y. I wrote you the price of the horse to wit $180. I have given the Doctor...
20 September 1813, “Mt. Sion,” Caroline County. “Capt. Wm Jones being an applicant for the appointment of Collector for the District of which Caroline is apart, and believing him well qualified to discharge the Duties of that office, having formerly acted as Sheriff, since, Commissioner of the Revenue and Represented this County in the State Legislature and being a Sober discreet Man, have no...
I have the honor to enclose to you a letter I have just receivd from Doct Charles Taylor Jr. I presume it is unnecessary for me to say any thing of this gentlemans claim to your attention, as I presume you know him personally. As to my self I know but little of him personally; I had the pleasure of Spending a day with him when I was in Virginia three years ago. And I have had a number of...
9 November? 1809, Newport. Capt. Jervis Cutler has solicited Taylor’s intervention on his behalf. Cutler has been dismissed from the service, probably owing to an allegation that he had interfered in the election of a congressman in Ohio. Cutler denies charge. Taylor praises Cutler’s abilities as a recruiter. RC ( DLC ). 3 pp. Dated “9th. 1809.” Docketed by JM. Address on cover indicates...