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Your uncle Mr. Garland informs me, that, your education being now finished, you are desirous of obtaining some clerkship or something else under government whereby you may turn your talents to some account for yourself, and he had supposed it might be in my power to provide you with some such office. His commendations of you are such as to induce me to wish sincerely to be of service to you....
Your favour of the 11th June by my uncle Garland afforded me the most agreeable sensations, and demands my most grateful acknowledgements. Heaven was pleased in my infancy to deprive me of the best, and most indulgent of fathers, and nature still prompts the tribute of a tear, to his memory: but altho the dispensation seemed very afflictive I think I receive the most ample compensation for the...
I have now taken up board with one Hilton, a man with whom I am well pleased. He has the character of an honest good man, and I really believe that this is a character he justly merits. I am to give him twenty pounds by the year, for board, bed, and washing which I consider as a very reasonable price.—Convinced from the discourse you held with me a few days before your departure that you did...
I received a considerable time ago your favor of Nov. 12. and have been prevented from answering it by an extraordinary press of business from which I am but just now emerging. I think Mr. Carr and yourself have acted prudently in dropping your acquaintance with Mr. Rind. I am not acquainted with his character, but I hope and trust it is good at bottom; but it is not marked by prudence, and...
I have waited for some time with anxious hopes, in expectation of a letter from you; but having not as yet had that satisfaction, induced by the fairness of the occasion, I have resumed my pen to comply with one of his requests whose injunctions shall ever be held sacred by me; for believe me Sir, of the many incidents in life, there are few circumstances which cou’d give me more real, and...
I flattered myself before this to have received an answer to my last letter , which was written some days before the reception of your favor of Feb. 5; but I was disappointed in my expectation: I do not however consider your omission in not answering my letter, as the effect of neglect, but as an unavoidable consequence of your official duty, which required your attention in preference to...
A little before my departure from Philadelphia I received your letter expressing a wish to remove into this neighborhood that you might be convenient to the books which are to be read. I am told your present situation is favorable for study; and I doubt whether in this neighborhood your mind would not be more disturbed and withdrawn from it by a revival of matters which if let alone, will sink...
Agreeable to your counsel I attended the District Court at Charlottesville. I flattered myself I shoud have seen you but was disappointed in the pleasing expectation: however, I hope the time is not far distant, as I have been told that you will be at Monticello this summer. In the mean time I shall be devoted to the study you have prescribed; and shall think my time not ill employed, if I can...
I snatch a moment from business to acknolege the receipt of your favor of June 6. and to express the satisfaction with which I learn that you have advanced in your reading as far as Burrows. I imagine I advised you, from the time you began Coke’s reports, to abridge and commonplace all your subsequent law reading, and that this has been done. You will soon commence the Chancery reading which...
I heard about a fortnight ago, of your safe arrival, at Monticello, and received sensible satisfaction at the news. The pleasure it gave me woud have been compleat if I had been there to have congratulated in person your wished for return: but I content myself in the anticipation of the pleasure I hope to experience in your company in the fall. I must declare to you at the same time, that this...