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William Warren, Manager of this Theatre, had on his return to Town the perusual of the two Comedies, entitled the Embargo & the Double Disappointment with my solicitation for their early performance; but, I am concerned to announce, that the republican spirit of the former, being in a direct opposition to his political disposition and views, was the unexpected cause of both being...
I hope you will excuse my bad writing for it is the first letter I ever wrote, there are a number of faults, in it, I know, but those you will excuse; I am reading a very pretty little book called dramatic dialogues, that mrs smith gave sister Elen when she was a little girl; I am very much pleased with it. all the children send their love to you we all want to see you very much. adieu my dear...
I inclose you two letters from home, which I presume will inform you all are well there. I have no answer yet respecting your inoculation, but perhaps your father’s letter may contain it. but will not the scar on your arm shew it? will you ask Dr. Wistar to send me some vaccine matter to forward to Edgehill where they wish to vaccinate, being under apprehensions of the small pox. will there be...
I make Bold to trouble you with the perrusial of this letter and the examination of this one which is the Production of our Country My Brother and my Self have found out a quarry of this kind of Stone about 25 miles from this place and about 15 from your place in Bedford this is in amherst Co we have Began to dress them in this way only a little thicker and Sell them to our neighbours at 1/6...
In my progress through life nothing has ever afforded me so much pleasure as an unrestrained interchange of sentiment & opinion with those to whom I have been attach’d from a reciprocity in both—But my correspondents have generally been persons of my own age & consequently our letters contained little more than those effusions of friendship which although extremely gratifying to the heart...
I have the honor to propose for your approbation Adam King and Joel Browne to be appointed Captains of Infantry in the first Legion of the Militia of the District of Columbia Accept Sir, assurances of my high respect and consideration PHi : Daniel Parker Papers.
The case of the schooner Concord, sold by J. Bell of Petersburg, to M. W. Hancock of Richmond. I think it may be concluded from the letters of Hancock & of the Collector, that the purchase of the schooner has been a bona fide one; but it is not even alledged that he has purchased the cargo, but it appears on the contrary that Bell has the same concern in that as before. as, where a person has...
On motion of Mr. Bryan the following address to Thomas Jefferson, president of the United States, was unanimously agreed to. Sir , The Legislature of the State of Georgia, the immediate organ of the public will, think proper at this all important period of time to address you. It is sensible, Sir, that while the great powers of Europe are involved in a Contest almost unexampled in magnitude,...
J Graham has the Honor to present his Compliments to the President and to inform him that Colo John Thompson formerly of Kentucky, & recently Register of the Land office for the Western District of the Territory of Orleans. was appointed Judge of that Territory on the 14th of last Month: and that Mr Van Pradelles was appointed Register of the Land Office for the Eastern District of the Orleans...
I recieved yesterday yours of the 15th. and I shall take care to have your book bound. the letter to Jefferson went on direct. I have not heard from him for some time, but Doctr. Rush in a letter just recieved says ‘your grandson has not called upon me as often as I expected, but I hear with great pleasure that he is absorbed & delighted with his Anatomical & other studies.’ I have been...
I nominate Hart Massey of New York, who was lately appointed, with the advice & consent of the Senate, Collector for the district of Sacket’s harbour, to be Inspector of the revenue for the port of Sacket’s harbour. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I beg leave to recommend to your patronage the Bearer Doctor James H. Blake, who descended from one of the oldest and most respectable Families in Maryland; He has been a zealous and uniform Republican, and has sunk much of a handsome patrimony in support of his principles. Doctor Blake having a growing family and being now a resident in Washington, will gratefully acknowledge any service you...
The Secretary of State, in pursuance of the Resolution of the House of Representatives of the 11th. of Novr. respectfully reports to the President of the United States, a copy of an Act of the British Parliament regulating the trade between the United States and Great Britain, and also copies of such belligerent Acts, Decrees, Orders, and Proclamations as affect neutral rights of commerce, and...
Whereas it appears by the declareation of Captain Hendrick a Chief and Agent for the Dellaware Indians and is confirmed by the acnowledgement made to me personally by the Little Turtle a Chief of the Miamies, that the said Miamies have granted to the Dellawares, Mohiccaners and Muncies and their descendants forever a certain portion of their Lands on the White River for the sole use and...
I am glad to see you here, to receive your salutations, and to return them by taking you by the hand, and renewing to you the assurances of my friendship. I learn with pleasure that the Miamis & Poughtewatamies have given you some of their lands on the White River to live on, and that you propose to gather there your scattered tribes, and to dwell on it all your days.— The picture which you...
Davy sets out this morning. inclosed is Mr. Nathaniel H Hooe’s letter respecting the run away. I send it on to you that you may no in what maner to poceed. I paid no expence about nothing that Conserned the fellow. he is at present heare at work with the other hands but he is not worth neare as much for a labourer as either of the other hands as he is a Negroe of a bad disposition. However if...
I am glad to see you here & to take you by the hand. I am the friend of your nation & sincerely wish them well. I shall now speak to them as their friend & advise them for their good. I have read your Speech to the Secretary at War, & considered it maturely. You therein say that after the conclusion of the treaty of Greenville the Wapanakies and other tribes of Indians mutually agreed to...
The underwritten, Chiefs, of the Cherokee Nation, are instructed by their national Council to come to the City Washington, & there to take by the hand their father the President; & to express to him, in behalf of their nation, their sincere sentiments of gratitude: to say to him, that for nearly the term of eight years they have experienced his protecting & fostering hand; under which they...
I am happy to receive your visit at the seat of our Government, and to repeat to you the assurances of my friendly dispositions towards your nation. I am the more pleased to see you Again as at your last visit we could not converse together for want of an interpreter. this difficulty is now removed by the presence of Mr. Ryley. I approve of your disposition my Son, to live at peace with all...
It is always with pleasure that I receive you here & take you by the hand; and that to the assurances of friendship to your Nation I can add those of my personal respect and esteem for you. Our confidence in your friendship has been the stronger as your enlarged understanding could not fail to see the advantages resulting to your nation as well as to us from a mutual good understanding. we ask...
I take this occasion by the Union, one of our Dispatch vessels now here, and destined for the United States to acknowledge the honour of your Letter of the 30th. of April last. This proof of your esteem and confidence, together with those wherewith I have been heretofore honoured, inspired as they ought not only the most grateful sensations, which in a private view might be deemed a suitable...
The Secretary of State, in pursuance of the Resolution of the Senate of the 14th of November, respectfully reports to the President of the United States, copies of such belligerent Acts, decrees, orders and Proclamations as affect neutral rights of Commerce; and as have been attainable in the Department of State, with the exception however, of sundry acts, particularly blockades, of doubtful...
Report to the President. The Secretary of State, in pursuance of the Resolution of the House of Representatives of the 11th. of November, respectfully reports to the President, a copy of an Act of the British Parliament regulating the trade between the United States, & Great Britain; and also copies of such Belligerent Acts, Decrees, orders and Proclamations, as affect Neutral rights of...
I am happy to recieve you at the seat of the Government of the United States, to take you and your nation by the hand, and to welcome you to this place. It has long been my desire to see the distinguished men of the Poutewatamies, and to give them the same assurances of friendship and good will which I have given to all my other red Children. I wish to see them living in plenty and prosperity,...
Some of you are old enough to remember, and the younger have heard from their fathers, that this country was formerly governed by the English. While they governed it, there were constant wars between the white & the red people. to such a height was the hatred of both parties carried that they thought it no crime to kill one another in Cold blood whenever they had an opportunity. this Spirit...
offer’d for the Service of the U.Ss. a new invention of a cannon ball 1, doing as much if not more execution by its weight as the common one; 2, carrying a considerable quantity of fire to the ennemy’s vessel; 3, making, when lodged in it a most tremendous explosion, caused by a composition hitherto unknown. In the event of a war with Great-Brittain only an insertion of those lines— “a letter...
When I reflect on the protection you give to Genl. Wilkinson and the misfortunes of Commo. Barron who is Left alone to Bare the frowns of the Federalist & Tories I am hurt at your Patiality and alltho I have revered you as the man who saved America From Tyrants and Federal opprssion yet I have considered your support of Wilkinson as hurtfull to your futer high character and I was sorry to see...
The answer to the petition of Percival & others praying that they may be permitted to send a vessel or vessels to take up their men from the desolate islands of the Indian ocean & thence to proceed on a trading voyage to Canton &c cannot but be a thing of course, that days having been publicly announced after which no permissions to send vessels to bring home property would be granted, which...
By the treaty of 1803, we obtained from the Kaskaskias the country as far as the ridge dividing the waters of the Kaskaskias, from those of the Illinois river. by the treaty of 1804, with the Sacs & Foxes they ceded to us from the Illinois to the Ouisconsin. between these two cessions is a gore of country, to wit, between the Illinois river & Kaskaskia line, which I understand to have belonged...
I always consider it as the most friendly office which can be rendered me, to be informed of any thing which is going amiss, and which I can remedy. I had known that there had been a very blameable failure in the cloathing department, which had not become known so as to be remedied, till the beginning of October. but I had believed that the remedy had then been applied with as much diligence...
Before the departure of the attorney of this district for Norfolk, I wrote to him, with his permission, a letter intended to be conveyed to the President of the United States, upon the subject of John Moss, who has lately received a sentence of ten stripes, and of imprisonment for four years, for robbing the mail at Petersburg. I know not, whether, in his hurry, he may not have forgotten to...
Having dedicated a portion of my life, to an attainment and advancement of Science and Art, both Phylosophical and Machanical; under the lamentable inconveniencies of darkness, most profound; and Ulcerated eye balls, that have for five or six years roll’d for a ray of light, but roll in vain. insurmountable as this deplorable state, at an early period of life may seem to be; produced by...
I congratulate you and my Country on the Success of the Election which is entirely beyond doubt at this time, not taking into the Account the States which are yet to be heard from. This Event with the decided policy which Congress seems determin’d to pursue will bring about a better understanding between the Enemies of our Country and it; which is much to be wish’d and desired provided no...
I rote You some time a go for some monney it have not come yet to hand I wist you to send it to Milton but as I am going to Leave the nebourhood in a day or too, you will please to send 150$ Dollars to Richmond By the eights of next mounth which will soot me as well as to get it hear I hope you will please not to disapoint me in geting it in richmond and you will much obblige your friend and...
It being the duty of the district attorney to decide in the first instance of the propriety of instituting suits for infractions of the revenue and embargo laws, I requested Mr Sanford the dist. atty. for New York to examine the case of the British boats seized last spring by the collector of Niagara. I have now the honor to enclose his answer together with his correspondence with his...
Je ne m’appesentirai pas Surs les mal’heurs qui ont affligés les habitans de St. Domingue, pour émouvoir Votre Grand Coeur, Je rappellerai Seulement à Votre mémoire une de vos Ancienne connoissance et peut être votre Amy, Monsieur L. D’Hauteval. Je vous présenterai Sa famille heureuse d’Etre échappée àla fureur des tigres qui Se Sont abreuvés de son propre Sang ! Arrivés en cette Ville depuis...
According to the request of the House of Representatives in their resolution of November 11. that copies should be laid before them of all acts, decrees, orders & proclamations affecting the commercial rights of Neutral nations, issued or enacted by Great Britain & France, or any other belligerent power, since the year 1791 & also of an act placing the commerce of America, in English ports,...
It is to be regreted that you had not sent sooner, when we might have sent you some of Coll. Humphreis’s Cloath, I could not find either Cloath or Cordduroy. but I have sent by this days Mail as ⅌ . enclosed Bill, and Buttons made at Trenton. If you think the Stuff fine enough for your use, it will be necessary in the present season to use flannel Drawers. I have prefered sending two patterns...
Having resided upwards of two Years at Carthagena where I was detained prosecuting my claim for a Vessel captured by the Spaniards and being well acquainted with the officers and inhabitants of that place as well as its local situation I exerted myself to effect the liberation of my countreymen who had ignorantly embarked in the Miranda expedition and became prisoners.—By unremitted attention...
According to the request of the Senate, in their resolution of November 14. that copies should be laid before them of all the orders & decrees of the belligerent powers of Europe, passed since 1791. affecting the commercial rights of the United States, I now transmit them a report of the Secretary of State of such of them as have been attainable in the department of State, & are supposed to...
In compliance with a Resolution of the Senate, & House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, passed this day, I have the honor of transmitting to you, certain resolutions with a request that you will be pleased to lay them before the Congress of the United States— Accept assurances of high consideration & esteem DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
You will have discovered from the News-papers that our Electoral body voted unanimously for Madison and Clinton—Altho’ this was the fact, we as unanimously disapproved of the conduct of the latter and voted for him with great reluctance—He has not respected the genl Sentiment on the subject of the Election; his friends appear hostile to the Administration, & have been so uncandid and illiberal...
Several opinions, in relation to the present aspect of publick affairs, have long pressed on my mind; to publish them might be pernicious and to suppress them, criminal; The badness of my judgment and information, suggests the first apprehension, and the possibility nevertheless of their containing some useful hint, the second; to satisfy both; and recollecting that common soldiers have aided...
The President is respectfully in formed that an express mail has a short time ago arrived from the eastward with the letters we send by the bearer for him— With great respect & esteem DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to Dr. Cutbush and his thanks for the volume on the health of soldiers and seamen which he has been so kind as to send him. he shall peruse it with pleasure at his first leisure. in the mean time the great utility of the object justly entitles the author to the thanks of every friend of his country. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
Sir, the enclosed letter is from an intelligent Capt. who would not write as he does on slight suspicions. Yours, Dec. 24 . 08. I have communicated the inclosed to the Secretaries of the Treasy. & Navy, & you will see their answers. will you be so good as to give whatever orders you think equal to the case, within your department. you know the position of the place & resources better than I...
Th: Jefferson returns thanks to mr Derbigny for the copy of his Refutation of M. Duponceau which he has been so kind as to forward him. both that and the Examen of M. Thierry have thrown much new light on the subject, and further aid is still expected from M. Moreau de Visla , who is said to be engaged on the same subject. the papers are all referred by the House of Representatives to the...
The Republican Citizens of the Town of Boston, following the example of their fellow citizens, in this and other places, have exercised the constitutional privelege of assembling and expressing their opinions on the state of our public concerns. The inclosed resolutions are the result of their best judgment on the best lights in their power to obtain. In giving them publicity, they are not...
The cargo, ostensible destination, ownership & other circumstances respecting the ship Lorenzo of New York, leave not a doubt but that fraud is intended. let her therefore be detained. As the law for laying permanent protecting duties will pass through your hands, I take the liberty of depositing with you the inclosed letter from mr Strong of Philadelphia, giving an account, & a specimen of...
Nothing had been more fixed than my determination to keep my expences here within the limits of my salary, and I had great confidence that I had done so. having however trusted to rough estimates by my head, & not sufficiently apprised of the outstanding accounts, I find on a review of my affairs here, as they will stand on the 3d. of March, that I shall be 3. or 4. months salary behind hand....