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Col. Patten of the post office here, was so good as to hand me your obliging letter relating to my opinion on an Insurance Case. I hasten to acknowledge the receipt of your favour, and to express my high satisfaction at the approbation you have thought fit to bestow. It is approbation of the only kind worth having; laudari a laudato viro. I remain with sentiments of great respect Sir Your...
The liberty I am now about to take, I take on reflection; persuaded that if I am mistaken in my notions of propriety, you will attribute the present request to a good motive. Since my arrival in this Country in 1793 the whole Science of Mineralogy in Europe has been new modelled. When my friend Mr Kirwan first published his elements of Mineralogy in 1784, it was the stock book : it is now...
I feel myself much indebted to your kindness in sending for the books mentioned in my letter. I had omitted to mention a treatise on the manufacture of Glass by M. Bois D’Antic, but Mr Warden in making general Enquiries, will not fail to have this work also suggested to him. In England there is not one treatise on the Subject, and the doors of every manufactory are closed upon a stranger, so...
About two years ago, I requested you to procure for me, by means of Gen. Armstrong, or Mr Warden, some books on Chemistry and Mineralogy, which the irregularity of intercourse between this Country and France, prevented me from obtaining. You were so kind as to write on the subject to Paris and directed the amount of what the books might cost, to be paid by one or other of those Gentlemen on...
I write to you briefly, because you have little time for long discussions. I understand some privateer has brought in, an english vessel laden with Congreve Rockets, shrapnall shells and other similar machines: would it not be adviseable to distribute a dozen for analysis and imitation, to a committee of two or three men of science in Boston New York and Philadelphia? An idea has occurred to...
I received yesterday, the specimen of composition of the Congreve Rocket. I have not yet accurately analysed it, because it appeared to me from its obvious properties, that I could make a composition sufficiently similar. I have not returned it to you, because I take for granted you have reserved some of it: if not, as I have used very little of the lump you sent me, it can be returned. The...
The trustees of the College here, can afford to purchase but the one half of my time. It is an object of consequence with me to employ the rest beneficially for my family. Can you give me the collection of a district for the assessed taxes of which Cumberland County is a part? This did not occur to me when I wrote to you last, but as I promised nothing more than a mere testimonial, I find...
Your nephew is much better, but far from well: an obstinate feverish tendency still oppresses him: he is better here however than in Philadelphia, because with equally good advice, and more at ease. You were so good as to procure for me some books in France which I fancy are still at L’Orient. My Emporium is suspended, owing to the difficulties of the times, but I keep in view its...
¶ From Thomas Cooper. Letter not found. Ca. 22 December 1814. Enclosed in Cooper to Alexander J. Dallas, ca. 22 Dec. 1814 (1 p.; DLC ; undated; addressed to Dallas as secretary of the Treasury at Washington and postmarked 22 Dec.; dated 1 Sept. 1813 in the Index to the James Madison Papers ), in which Cooper states, “I have written by same post to the President, or on consideration I inclose...
Your nephew will soon set out from this place, and probably not return. His Studies have been greatly interrupted by a very long illness, but since he has been able to read, he has red with good effect. He has however more talent than Industry; but there is no reason to complain on the whole. His health is better: but I am not sorry to hear he is destined for new orleans; for I am persuaded he...