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Permit me, to take the liberty, of introducing to you my nephew Richard Kidder Meade, son of my brother in law of that name. His father has a family of children and wishes to locate himself at or near to the University. He owns a large estate in lands and slaves in Brunswick county. He wishes to sell out his lands, and with the funds purchase other lands in Albemarle whereon to settle his...
While I take liberties with letters of a friend without consulting him, and without any other sanction than the motive which governs me, I fear I force myself in upon you, with a very offensive kind of intrusion: I hope the same pure motive, will secure to me your generosity and forgiveness.—only see what you can do for our country at this Crisis! a favorable word from you would secure the...
I hope the motive, which induces me, to break in upon your valuable time, will afford some apology. Without asking permission of Judge R. I take the liberty of inclosing this letter to you. This illustrious patriot knows the whole ground.—notice his efforts—his mighty efforts: he says “ his name will settle the Controversy.” My obscurity—my humility—forbid me to ask or expect a communication...
I present you with some of my labor in the good old cause. Would you grant me your permission—after a suitable preface—just to publish an extract from your letter to me, about the judiciary pressing us into consolidation?— ViU : Edgehill-Randolph Papers.
I have without consulting him, inclosed a letter from my friend Judge Roane: I pray you to comply with his request: finish off your character by saving us again. ViU : Edgehill-Randolph Papers.
There was no prospect of doing any thing in the country, I engaged Several citizens in Petersburg , to get Subscriptions to the Central College and they inform me, that the attempt was vain. Being a bad manager on my farm , and all my funds being in lands & slaves (very unproductive property to me): I regret that the application finds me without pecuniary resources: not having yet made any...
Am I right or wrong? P.S.    I am informed that Mr Wayles had an interest in Byrd s Lottery, and that if his papers were examined, we perhaps might find documents to enable us to recover many lots. Is it worth while for me to make the search? Say in what years RC ( ViU: TJP-ER ); dateline between signature and postscript; addressed: “ Thomas Jefferson Esq: monticello Post office— Milton v a ”;...
I delayed answering yours of the 4 th ult: until I had seen some of our fellow Citizens most likely to favor the important object of the communication with which you honored me, and also until I had visited Petersburg . Your letter , and the introduction to the subscription paper , presented the case with so much perspicuity and force, that I could not well avoid taking the liberty (for which...
I received at Eppington three days ago, your favor of the 3 d ulto: —It is to be regretted that our cross mails are so uncertain and dilatory. Agreeable to your request I now inclose Stith’s original receipt ; to provide against any miscarriage I have retained a Copy, certified by Mr Charles E. Hay and myself, which I will files file in the bundle of papers from which the original receipt was...
Extracts from the memorandum book of the late John Wayles esq : deceased, marked E .— 1770. Mar: 21 Paid Richard Stith for Surveying