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I thank you, dear Sir, for your attention to my letter to mr Rush. it heightens the pleasure to recieve a kindness from those we most esteem. I must thank you too for mr Borden’s translation of the Tristia of Ovid. altho’ past the age of poetic enthusiasm, I am yet happy to see the muses cultivated in my own country, and it’s native sons emulating the beauties of Roman song. believe me to be...
I am afraid I shall give you more trouble than I expected with the letters I lately inclosed to you under cover to Giacomo Raggi. they are of real importance to our Univ ty or I would not do it. Raggi now informs me he is not able to proceed on his voyage to Italy without an advance of 100.D. more. this I am not authorised to make him and therefore, should he not get a passage to Italy, &...
Your favor of Jan. 25. is recieved and I have to renew my thanks to you for the map accompanying it . these proofs of friendly remembrance give additional value to the subjects which convey them. the scenes too which compose the map are become highly interesting. our first entrance on them has been peculiarly inauspicious. our men are good; but force without conduct is easily baffled. the...
I am to thank you for your two letters of the 18 th & the attention you have been so kind as to shew to mine addressed to mr Warden . one since recieved from him gives me the hope that that which I now inclose may still find him at N. York ; but lest he should be gone I am obliged again to take the benefit of your cover, and renew the request, if he should be gone, to return it again under...
I have just recieved from London a letter informing me that a friend had put into the writer’s hand what he calls ‘a small packet to be forwarded to me, and not knowing that the size will admit of it’s travelling by mail he gives me notice of it.’ these are books sent by the author as a donation to our University. I see always with uneasiness this abuse of my Frank by Foreigners and authors...
Having occasion to have a small commission executed at New York and little acquaintance there, I take the liberty of asking that favor of you. I recieved some time ago information that there was a large batch of Champaigne wine at Norfolk, & recieved a sample which I found fine. but before my letter asking some of it got there it was shipped round to N. York. it was sold at Norfolk @ 62½ cents...
Th: Jefferson with his friendly salutations to Gen l Bailey asks the favor of him to superscribe on the inclosed mr Vanburen’s proper post office not knowing what it is, and to put it into the post office and assures him of friendship and respect. Privately owned.
Th: Jefferson with his friendly salutations to General Bailey asks the favor of him to give a passage to the inclosed letter by one of the packets to London. ViU .
The inclosed letter to mr King covers a bill of exche. for 1350. £ sterl. for the purchase of an Apparatus for our University, and the two accompanying letters are from two of our Professors on the same subject, wherefore I have placed them under my cover. the importance of these papers occasion me to take the liberty of assuring their safe passage to N.Y. under your cover and of requesting...
I thank you D.S. for the volume you have been so kind as to send me on the gigantic enterprize which will immortalize the govmt of N.Y. by her canal commnens—this will add an 8 th wonder to the world, to which I wish all possible success, and to yourself health & happiness with the assur es of my const t frdshp & respect. MHi : Coolidge Collection.