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Mr. Shaw has written to me to procure, and forward to him the President message, the reports of departments and generally Such State papers as Shall be laid before the house of representatives, and has requested me to direct them under cover to your address—. but Sir however warrantable I might feel myself in so doing from the Suggestions of my friend whom I wish much to Serve, I dare not...
Permit me Sir to add to the documents forwarded to Mr. Shaw the National Intelligencer; Since the doors of the Senate are opened, to Stenographers, the editor of this paper attends in Senate, and as the Subject of repeating, that part of the Judiciary System which passed last Session of Congress is now taken up in Senate, the Speaches of the Senators will I presume be interesting to you, if I...
There being an office in your gift connected with the Legislature where I am placed, the compensation to which, aded to the small pittance I receive from the government, would enable me to support my little family in this city, and thereby prevent a painful seperation which necessity enforces. I therefore beg leave to offer myself to your consideration for the appointment of librarian to...
Your favor with which I have been so highly gratified, & which so deeply impresses me with a Sense of your goodness & consideration, came to hand the fiftenth instt, the long detention by the way adds to the Idea which had formed, that the spoilers hand might have been laid on some of the papers directed to your address—I hope my f e ars are groundless—I will deem myself permitted Suitable to...
The bearer Mr. Kimball, from Hanover New Hampshire, is very desirous to See the President, to have an oppertunity of a few moments—to State Some business of considerable importance to himself, (and as he Say’s beneficial to the country) his native defidence is Such as Seems to require Some Sort of introduction—he has no acquaintance in this place—if the President can offer him a few minutes it...
I trust in your goodness to excuse me for the liberty I take in my communication, if I err it is for want of better judgment; my zeal prompts me to every source which can benefit the public in the rout I am ordered to arange for the post road—I have returned thus far, and was hastening to Washington with all the Speed in the power of horses, to State to the President & to the P.M.G. the...
At 4 oclock last evening I arrived at this place after cuting the road & Clearing it of obstructions—I first explored the big creek South fork of the Ockmulgee Several miles from its mouth, and assertained to my intire Satisfaction that no place could be found to pass it without going intirely too high up for any thing like a Straight line—then returned to the place at its mouth where I have...
I am from severe indisposition under the necessity of geting the aid of Colo. Hawkins to write to you.—I passed Chattahoche on the 21st. Septr. and progressed with the road to Mr. Cornells where I was attacked with a fever, accompanyed with great pain and debility, I however continued for six miles beyond Colo. Hawkins’s former residence, where I found myself totally incapable of proceeding...
On my return from Georgia where I have been to assist Doctr. Bradley, the agent of the Post Office, in this new arrangment of the New Orleans mail—I found my friend Mr. Beckley was no more —may I therefore be permitted to renew my application for the Office of Librarian to Congress—your Excellency had the goodness when I made my first application, through Capt. Lewis to inform me, that the...
From a Sincere & affectionate regard for your person, family & good fame, and a desire that I may not loose any Share of your opinion which from consious rectitude I feel myself in Some degree intitled, I request permission to put into your hands some papers which, I hope will Satisfy your mind, that the representation made by Mr. Granger in his report, respecting the delay of your express to...