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My grandson, Th: Jefferson Randolph, the bearer of this letter, on a journey to the North, will pass perhaps a few days in Philadelphia. I cannot permit him to do this without presenting him to you, a friend of another century, and to whom my affections are bound by so many kind offices. he goes on a business of which you have seen much mention in the public papers. age and ill health having...
It is more than a fortnight since I recieved your favor of Nov. 11. stating the balance due from me 11. D 59 C for duties on my cases of marble, and I have been that long endeavoring to get US. bank bills to remit it to you. but a single 10.D. bill of that bank is all I have been able to get in our uncommercial place. I add therefore a 5.D. Virginia note, which I presume is passable at it’s...
The kind good wishes you have so often manifested for the success of our University has encoraged me to levy on you as a contribution the little services we may have occasion to ask in Philadelphia, which I am sure you will consider rather as occasions of exercising your benevolence than as burthens. I had engaged a most excellent Brewer to furnish our boarding houses at the University, and...
Raggi called on me yesterday and explained to me the contents of the two boxes of marble arrived at Philadelphia to my address from mr Appleton. the one containing a truncated column 32. I. high, 16 I. diam the other contains the base of the column. I have recieved no bill of lading from mr Appleton, nor other invoice but his general account which therefore I now inclose you. it is the upper...
I have not a scrip of a pen on the subject of the marbles you mention as arrived for me at Philada, neither invoice, nor advice nor letter of any sort. I must therefore substitute conjecture for certainty. in Aug. 1823. an Italian stone cutter Giacomo Raggi whom mr Appleton had sent us was returning to Italy, with an intention however of coming back to us. he agreed to bring me 2. alabaster...
I am not able to give you any particular account of the paper handed you by mr Lee, as being either the original, or a copy of the declaration of Independence, sent by myself to his grand father. the draught when compleated by myself, with a few verbal amendments, by D r Franklin and mr Adams, two members of the Committee, in their own hand writing, is now in my own possession, and a fair copy...
Col o Bernard Peyton, the bearer of this letter is my friend and Correspondent of Richmond, where he has been established for some years a Commission merchant, and with good success. of this he is entirely worthy, enjoying the general confidence and esteem of his countrymen, for his great punctuality and integrity. proposing to take a trip Northwardly with views of enlarging his business, I...
The copy of the catalogue of the Society’s library which you were so kind as to send me, came safe to hand. you mention that to meet the expence of the publicn the members have been obliged ‘ de se cotiser .’ you will permit me therefor ‘ de me cotiser aussi ’and to recieve herein my contribn of 25. D. if it is less than the pro ratâ say what it ought to be and it shall be made up. I join with...
In May or June 1821. you were so kind as to remit for me in mr Girards bills 200.D. to Dodge of Marseilles and 100.D. to Debures libraries of Paris. the former has credited me the 200.D. as recieved Sep. 21. 21. the Debures wrote me Aug. 24. 21. that they had not yet recieved the 100.D. remitted them. I have no doubt they recieved it soon after the date of their letter; but they have never...
Since my lre of Nov. 10. I have learnt that a new reguln has been adopted in the Navy deptmt, by which no person can recieve a Midshipman’s warrant unless they have been on some actual service at sea 6. mo. at least. it was further observed that a considble proportion of the applicants within that period become so disgusted with sea-service as to relinquish their intentions altogether, mr...