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Th: Jefferson requests the favor of The Honble Doctr. Eustis’s company to dinner the day after tomorrow at half after three oclock— RC (facsimile in Washington Post , 8 Oct. 1961); in Meriwether Lewis’s hand. William Eustis (1753–1825), a native of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a graduate of Harvard College, was a surgeon during the Revolutionary War. Eustis held a seat in the lower house of...
General Stevens of New York has pending with the government a business of great moment , and wishes to be known to you in his true character, which is that of an upright & respectable citizen, who passed the revolutionary war with great reputation as a commander in the artillery. He is also a native of Massachusetts which may plead an apology for this representation from, Sir, Your most...
Dr. Eustis will with great pleasure take charge of the five dollars enclosed by the President for Mr Lillie Editor of the Telegraph. RC ( DLC ); endorsed by TJ as received 28 Nov. Under this date, TJ recorded a payment of $4.50 to Eustis for John S. lillie “for one year” ( MB James A. Bear, Jr., and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and...
Th: Jefferson presents his friendly salutations to Doctr. Eustis and his thanks for the fish which he has been so kind as to send him. it is a very fine article, when it can be got of the good kind, which is rare & difficult to those not of the country where produced. RC (R. M. Smythe, New York City, 1995); addressed: “The honble Doctr. Eustis”; endorsed by Eustis. Not recorded in SJL .
The enclosed letter which has been forwarded to me at this place where I happened to be on a visit, I have the honor to transmit by the first mail. I hope the circumstance of my being absent from Boston (which has occasioned a delay of two or three posts) may be productive of no inconvenience, and have the honor to add an assurance of the high respect & esteem with which I am always your...
With his respectful compliments Dr. Eustis has the honor to inform Mr Jefferson that this morning on entering into conversation with a young gentleman whom for several days past he has met and whose countenance was familiar to him he discovers him to be the young Mr Avery refer’d to in his note, and whom Dr E recollects to have met at his Uncle’s the Secretary in Boston about three years...
Mr. Thomas Lewis Junr. goes to Washington to explain to the department of State and to ask assistance in recovering a claim for captured property which appears to me to be attended wth. circumstances equally novel and extraordinary. He will be anxious to have the honor of paying his respects to you, and I have assured him of the pleasure with which you will receive one of our most respectable...
Having ever considered appointments to office among the most delicate and perplexing duties which attach to the chief magistracy, and feeling a personal responsibility for every word of commendation in favor of a candidate, I think it a duty to communicate some information which I have received respecting the Mr Avery who was in Washington the last winter and whom I may be considered as having...
I had the honor to address you a few days since on the subject of a Mr Avery. I now take the liberty of soliciting your attention to one of a different nature. In the result of our late gubernatorial election it is very evident that some strong prejudices against the republican candidate have had an effect in defeating our well grounded expectations of success. nor is it probable that (under...
Your two favors of the 2d. & 10th. inst. have been duly recieved. with respect to mr Avery, as he was to obtain the testimonies of his character in the Eastern states, & was himself in the same place with Genl. Hull in whose gift the office of Marshal for Michigan was, I left him to satisfy General Hull, himself on that point, & thought it best to add no bias by expressing any wish of mine to...