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Mr. Hathorn will do himself the honor to dine with the Vice President of the United States on Friday Next at 4. o.Clock. MHi : Adams-Hull Collection.
I beg the enclosed may be read in your Honorable House. My former Petitions, and other Papers respecting Mr. Churchmans Conduct, I have in my pocket, and wish they may be read also Your mo: obedt: / hble servt: DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I beg your attention to the inclosed papers, & will be glad to be favoured with your sentiments upon the subjects to which they relate.—I am afraid there is little prospect of our meeting again, but it will always give me pleasure to hear of your health & happiness; being with great regard, your very faithful / humble Servant MHi : Adams Papers.
I have received your kind Letter and thank you for your friendly Congratulations I begged a Copy of the inclosed Volume of my Friend Judge Peters for our Accademy: but as he sent me one in boards I will get that bound for myself that I may Send His the Sooner. to our Accademy I ask your Pardon for sending you Such a Scrawl, being in great haste, your humble sert MBAt : American Academy of Arts...
I have the pleasure of sending you by Dr Adair, (whom I beg to recommend to your attention & civilities) the printed plan of the Board of Agriculture about to be established here.—I shall have the honour of sending you the regulations we adopt, as soon as they are drawn up, & we shall have much pleasure in corresponding with all similar institutions in America.—I shall write more fully in...
Mr: Robert Bird, the bearer of this letter, is a respectable merchant of this place, a brother of the Gentleman with whom you had the pleasure of an acquaintance some years since, at New-York. He proposes making a tour in the United States, during the ensuing Season, and I am happy to have this opportunity of introducing him to your acquaintance, and recommending him to your attentions. I am,...
Mr Adams’s regards to Mr Trumbull and asks the favour of his Company to Spend the Evening at Mr David Bulls. As Mr A. must go out in the Morning with the stage he cannot have any other opportunity of seeing Mr Trumbull and he should long regret the necessity of passing through Hartford without it. NjP : DeCoppet Collection.
I have received your Favour of July 8, and request you to pay the Account of Messrs Barry Father, Son and Co for the Wine and give your Account of it with the Charges to my Friend Dr Tufts, who will pay you, if he has Assetts in his hands, of mine, if not I will make him a Remittance for the Purpose. I am sir your obliged friend & huml servt. MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
I have received your letter of the second of this month, and am obliged to you for he confidence you place in me. I know of no pretensions equal to yours and shall take care that the truth be represented where it ought to be: but advise you to write to General Knox is whose department it is. With all my heart I wish you success and if you do not obtain it, you may depend upon it, it will not...
I have entered upon my business, and have many things to say to you, but find myself at present, pressed for want of time. The newspapers to this date are enclosed. By the next opportunity I hope to write you largely, and I wish it may then be in my power to give you an opinion more favourable, of the dispositions entertained here towards the United States than my present expectations will...
I request the favour of your attention to the bearer, William Strickland Esqr, a gentleman of considerable Property in Yorkshire, and an honorary member of the Board of agricultural, who proposes taking an agricultural survey of America. Any civilities you will have the goodness to show to him, will much oblige, Your very faithful / humble Servant MHi : Adams Papers.
I shall set out to day for philadela, but I entertain great doubts whether the State of my health will permit me to reach it. If I do not join the Senate I beg you Sir, to inform them, that it will be wholly owing to my indisposition. The least agitation affects me extremely, and I think it highly probable that after a short trial, I shall be under the necessity of declining the journey. I am...
My second son the bearer of this letter as soon as he was out of College was entered as a student at Law in the office of Colo. Hamilton upon certain conditions, one that if I should remove from New York, he should be at liberty to remove with me, and another was that if Hamilton should be made a minister of State his pupil should look out another patron. The Latter condition being now...
I once more wish you a prosperous Voyage an honourable Conduct and a happy Life. Remember your Characters as Men of Business as well as Men of Virtue, and always depend on the Affection and Friendship of your Father RC ( Adams Papers ); addressed: “My Sons”; internal address: “John Quincy and Thomas Boylston Adams”; endorsed by JQA : “My Father 14. Sept r: 1794. / Rec d: at Boston.” Tr ( Adams...
Sir John Sinclair presents his best compliments to Mr: Adams.—Has the honour of sending him, some of the papers printed by the Board of Agriculture of which he requests his acceptance, and should be happy to receive any communications upon Agriculturical subjects, with which Mr: Adams may have the goodness to favour the board.— MHi : Adams Papers.
With this, you will receive a Box of Books containing the Byzantine History in 28. Vols. and Muratori’s Collection in 29, which I pray you to present to the American Accademy of Arts and Sciences, and place in their Library, in behalf of / Sir your most obedient / and most humble Servant MBAt : American Academy of Arts and Letters Collection.
Mr John Adams asks the favour of Mr Trumbulls Company for an hour this Evening at Mr David Bulls. Mr A. would not ask Such a favour on such a Snowy night, but would wait on Mr Trumbull at his house, if he was not much chilled with the cold and much fatigud with a Journey all day NjP : DeCoppet Collection.
Your polite and obliging Favour of April the 10th I duely received at this Place and I pray you to accept of my best Thanks for your very elegant and acceptable Present of a Print of the Death of Lord Chatham, a Masterpiece of the Fine Arts which does as much honour to America which produced the Artist as it does to great Britain which produced the Statesman. Nor am I less Sensible of the...
I cannot easily tell you how much I am pleased & obliged by your friendly Letter of the 4th. Instant:—were I to pursue my Inclinations, I should without Hesitation accept your kind Invitation—but our Inclinations even in things innocent must not always be gratified. my Visits to Philadelphia have ceased to be occasional, or I should certainly avail myself of those opportunities which your...
M r Richard Cooke of Mary land will tell you all the News— I expect to sign the Bills this day which were all passed Yesterday for carrying into E xn. the Treaties with Great Britain Spain Algiers and the Indians— Yesterday seemed a Day of Universal and perpetual Peace foreign & domestic. Tomorrow I go home— Congress will rise by the 20 th. There is much Talk of the Resignation of the P. a...
I have great Satisfaction in your Letter of the 10 th. The Breaking of the Bubble of Banks would be a Blessing if it could teach our People to beware of all other Bubbles. But I fear We shall have a Succession of them. I hope however at least they will teach you caution. “The Rivalries of our most conspicuous Characters” are such as human Nature produces under the Cultivation of such a...
I wrote you before to day: but I forgot to say Several Things.— Have you ever attended a Town Meeting? You may there learn the Ways of Men, and penetrate Several Characters which otherwise You would not know. There are Several Objects of Enquiry, which I would point out to your consideration without making any noise or parade about them. 1. The State of Parties in Religion, Government Manners,...
By this conveyance I send a case directed for you, containing two prints of the Death of Lord Chatham framed and glaized; one of which you will find marked with your name; the other with General Washingtons name; the first, I beg you will do me the honor to accept; The other, I take the liberty to request you will present, in my name to General Washington; As the painting from which the print...
Not having had the honour of seeing you since your arrival from Europe, permit me to congratulate you upon your safe return to your Country & Friends— dear Sir I have a Favour to ask for a Friend whom I would more earnestly sollicit for, than I possibly could for myself— Majr. Jos: Hiller is my particular acquaintance, He has for a number of years annually appointed by the General Court the...
I have the pleasure to forward to the care of your Son in Boston, a packet which I presume comes from your friend Mr. Hollis—neither Lord Wycombe nor Mr. B. Vaughan are in Town. but your Letters I have been careful to forward. The Campaign by Sea as well as by Land is thus far severe & bloody—In the Naval Engagement the French Suffer’d a severe loss, which they consider as compensated in a...
A weeks Absence on a Visit to my friends at Rye, from whence I returned last Evening, prevented my having ‘till then, the Pleasure of recieving your very obliging Letter of the 20 Decr.— For the Invitation with which you honor me, be pleased to accept my cordial acknowledgements—It is conveyed in Terms which enhance the compliment, & I accept it with that Satisfaction which which Politeness...
In conformity to your request I have the honor to mention such circumstances as came to my knowledge relative to the Gun powder taken by the South Carolinians in 1775—I have not my papers with me therefore cannot be precise as to the day—but think it was in the month of May 1775 that parties of the Militia in the Southern part of So. Carolina were ordered to watch for the arrival of a vessel...
Before this reaches you I hope Aou will have authentic accounts of the late revolution in France. At such a distance from Paris it is difficult to ascertain the such truth of such important transactions as have continually taken place since the 14th of July at court and in the capital. By Capt Bond of the Washington I inclosed you a parcel of pamphlets and newspapers which afforded you I hope...
From the Day of my appointment to this mission, my Attention has been much withdrawn from my friends, and confined to the Business which brought me here; & which has at last been terminated by a Treaty. In future I shall have more Leisure to attend to my Friends, and to my own affairs— Both your sons arrived here in good Health. I wrote to my friend John lately, but as yet have not had a...
I was duly favoured with your obliging letter of the 15th. of last Month and feel myself not a little gratified with the renewal of a Correspondence with Mr. Adams a friend for whom I feel a most exalted respect & Affection. When I took the liberty to write you last I mentioned my happy Situation in business, & my independent feelings, but I hope I have not been misunderstood by Mr. Adams in...