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A little transaction of mine, as innocent an one as I ever entered into, & where an improper construction was never less expected, is making some noise I observe in your city. I beg leave to explain it to you because I mean to ask your agency in it. the last year the Agricultural society of Paris, of which I am a member, having had a plough presented to them, which on trial with a graduated...
I recieved last night your favor of the day before & this morning I obtained the Speaker’s order for reserving the desk of the H. of R. for mr Glendy on Sunday next, where many of us will be glad to see him. should he arrive here before half after three on Saturday I will expect him to dine with me, as well as yourself if you accompany him. Govr. Bowdoin accepts his appointment, but is too...
Do you forget promises, or do I recollect what never happened? I think you were to send me a package (of whatever size they are from 1. to 200 ℔) of Moka coffee, and a box of Florence wine as a sample with permission to ask for more if I found it good. if this was not so, I will pray you now to send me those articles by any vessel coming to this place or it’s vicinity. I left your friends in...
With many thanks for the kind attentions you have paid to my little commissions, I now remit you the amount of the articles shipped as advised by yours of the 21st. is it possible to remit 80. or 100. D. to Leghorn? & through what channel? Accept my salutations of friendship & respect. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
Your favor of the 16th. came to hand last night. the supply of Florence was proposed on the mutual supposition that you had a surplus to dispose of, beyond your own provision. that not being the case, I cannot consent to break in on your private stock, notwithstanding the obliging proposition of mrs Hollins, and my respect and thankfulness for it; and I hope this letter will be in time to...
I have duly recieved your favor of Dec. 29. and have certainly every disposition to do for your friend what would be gratifying to you, as far as consistent with the laws which I have laid down for my own conduct. but I have made it an invariable rule never to intermeddle with the appointments of the governors. from my own difficulties in the exercise of that duty, I know what theirs are &...
I recieved last night your friendly letter of the 21st. being determined that no act of mine, which may be avoided, shall give countenance for clamour to the enemies of the government, or trouble to it’s friends for justification, the sentence on the cotton seed is irrevocable. in answer to your enquiries I will observe that it is usually planted in May, and that the seed being very full of...
I have the honor to inform you that the Reverend Mr Glendy intends to visit Washington in a few days, & will hold himself in readiness to perform Divine service on Sunday next the 16th. Inst . he will no doubt take the first opportunity of seeing you after he arrives in Washington. It woud give me great pleasure to accompany him, & wh. I will do, if Mr Bowdoin passes thro’ Baltimore in a few...
Permitt me to call to your recollection, that about three years past, you obliged me exceedingly by a letter you wrote to the Havanna, upon the subject of a very large sum of money attached there, my own property; Your letter I have good reason to believe had at the time its due effect, & about 12 or 14 months thereafter a Judgement was obtained to my satisfaction, but my opponents (the...
Yours of the 23d with a remittance in full came to hand yesterday, & woud then have been answered, but I was anxious to satisfy your enquiry, respectg the remittance you wish to make to Leghorn, at present however I am unable to do it, but probably may in the course of a few days Yrs. very truly Upon reflection it is probable the Secretary of the navy, can place the money at Leghorn MHi :...