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Upon examining the authorities I find it settled, at Common Law, 1. That the time and place of execution make no part of the Judgment in capital cases 4. Blac. Com. 404. 1 Hal. P.C. 368 . 2 Hawk. 658 2. That the Court having power to give Judgment of death, necessarily possesses the power of awarding execution 2 Hal. P.C. 406. 3. That formerly the Judge of the Court who pronounced Sentence...
Permit me to offer you the inclosed Letter which I received by yesterday’s Mail from Albany. I suspect from what Mr. L’Hommedieu has written to me, that the Conversation about an Association of Agricultural Societies which I heard from you, some time ago , has given rise to that Communication. In the absence of the President of the New York Society Mr. Livingston in France, the functions of...
I find among the papers in the council chamber an acct. adjusted by you between Houdon and the Commonwealth. Perhaps you have a copy of it at Monticello, which may be the document to which you wish to recur before you decide on his claim. If this paper is material it shall be sent to you, tho’ to me it appears as if it cod. not be, as the sole or principal question is, what the depreciation...
I had an inclination to address you for some time, I know So much of the Manœuvres of the p. office that I judged the attempt hazardous at best—if not highly dangerous—I do at this time alter my handwriting as much as possible to make the subject intelligible.—Now, to the point. The most dangerous man belonging to the City, Washington, is J Wheaton, Sergeant . his family is in Canada, his...
I have been honored with your favour of the 22d Ult. and feel, with a lively sense, the obligation I am under for the interest you were pleased to take in behalf of my friend, though the appointment has fallen on another worthy gentleman of the same name. I am not a little flattered with the notice you have taken of my cypher—Your alteration will certainly very much facilitate the labour of...
The Petition of James Carroll of the City of Washington, Blacksmith; Most humbly Sheweth, That at a Circuit Court of the District of Columbia, begun and held in the City of Washington, on the fourth Monday of June last, your Petitioner was fined at the suit of the United States in the sum of Twenty dollars and costs of suit; for an assault and battery on the body of John Veach, a black man,...
Les circonstances politiques et commerciales, entre la Contrée à laquelle je dois la naissance et celle qui m’a donné un généreux azyle, me semblent exiger que je fasse en France un voyage, que je colorerai sous des raisons et des affaires réelles de Commerce; mais dont le principal but sera de tenter encore de servir mes deux Patries de mon très grand Zêle et de mes faibles lumieres. Le...
The Forte piano which you made for me, and which I had great reason to be satisfied with on every account but one, has from a single cause become entirely useless, I mean that of not staying in tune. at first it would remain in tolerable tune for a day or two, and I hoped that when all it’s parts should take the set to which they might have a tendency when new, that it would become settled &...
In consequence of what you were pleased to mention this morning I send a rough sketch of a Resolve respecting a subject which I do not feel myself competent to act on I have examined the Essays of Nicholas King while he was in the employ of the Commissioners, and acting under the auspices of Doctor Thornton, from which it appears that their Idea was to carry a Water Street 80 feet wide through...
Draft of a Resolution for the City of Washington Resolved, as the opinion of the Board that a Plan of the City of Washington on which the public appropriations, as they are described in the several Acts of the Presidents of the U States directing the conveyance thereof to the Commissioners; the squares or Parcels of ground which have been divided, or prepared for division, as building lots;...
I am the unfortunate Claimant for the Ship Mentor; so long yr: Supplicant for Compensation, of the British Government for the Destruction of that Ship; and Cargo: in time of Peace; the pursuit of Superior Velocity , in the Sailing of Shipping, caused me to build that Ship; I having been bred in the Mercantile line of Trade from an early period of my life, made the Stepping of Masts, and form...
Th: Jefferson presents his friendly salutations to Doctr. Wistar and incloses him a letter from the Vice President of the Agricultural society of N.Y. on the subject of uniting all the Agricultural societies of the United States by the link of a Central society at the Seat of the Genl. government: to be communicated to the American Philosophl. society. he has recieved Dr. Wistar’s letter of...
I have prepared a catalogue for the library of Congress in conformity with your ideas that books of entertainment are not within the scope of it, and that books in other languages, where there are not translations of them, are to be admitted freely. I have confined the catalogue to those branches of science which belong to the deliberations of the members as statesmen, and in these have...
Law of Nature and Nations ✓ Rutherforth’s institutes of natural law. 8vo. Puffendorf devoirs de l’homme et du citoyen. 2.v. 12mo. Beller’s delineation of Universal law. 4to. ✓ Grotius’s Laws of war with Barbeyrac’s notes. ✓ Puffendorf’s law of nations with Barbeyrac’s notes. ✓ Burlamaqui sur la droit naturelle et Politique 4to. Wolff droit de la nature et des gens. Lat. Fr. 6.v. 12mo. ✓...
Vous recevrez sous peu de jours un second exemplaire de l’élégante traduction des Oeuvres de Senèque, (prix 9 dollars les 6 volumes brochés) & le Lucrèce Latin français. J’ai parcouru avec attention les catalogues des Principaux Libraires de Paris, Il n’y est fait aucune mention d’une Edition de Seneque, traduite par la Grange avec le texte original—ce qui me porte à croire qu’il n’en existe...
The Bearer, Mr: O Hebert is an english Gentleman of easy Circumstances, interested in a Patent Right for a Discovery of a Mode of applying Steam for the Cure of certain Disorders. Altho’ the Discovery is not altogether new, yet I believe the Mode of Application is perfectly so. I am willing for the Good of Humanity to suppose that it possesses all the Virtue attributed to it by it’s...
Not yet sufficiently possessed of the state of proceedings respecting the city, I am afraid of taking up an erroneous idea. I have in the inclosed draught of a resolution expressed my idea of what is wanting to be done at this time that you may see if I view it, according to the fact, & correct me if otherwise. it differs from yours principally in leaving out the part respecting making the...
Whereas sundry lots and fractions of lots for building have been laid out on the ground of the city of Washington which are not yet described by lines on the plan of the city, particularly within certain squares or spaces left open in the sd plan, and the water-lines on the said plan are not exactly conformable with those lines as they exist actually on the ground: Resolved that it is...
I have told you in my last Letter that I Soon Send you another the object of my Letter is that you Shall See how you Shall act in this Case Sir a few day’s ago—an affray took place on board the Spanish brig it Contain’s as follow’s the mariner’s having Consulted a lawyer about how they Could get Paid the Lawyer told them that must keep possesion brig until the monday following when he Should...
I now transmit the papers desired in your resolution of the 6th. instant . those respecting the Berceau will sufficiently explain themselves. the officer charged with her repairs, states, in his letter recieved Aug. 27. 1801. that he had been led by circumstances, which he explains, to go considerably beyond his orders. in questions between nations who have no common umpire but reason,...
I am greatly obliged to you for your Favour , by the last Post. From the Examination, which I have been able, as yet, to give the Work, it appears to contain much valuable Information; & to do real Honour to the mathematical Talents of it’s Author. But for your Goodness, it is probable, I should have remained a Stranger to so interesting a Work; especially as the Americans have not been,...
The Secretary of State, to whom has been referred by the President of the United States a Resolution of the Senate passed on the 12th. day of this Month, requesting the President to cause to be laid before the Senate the Amount of claims preferred under the seventh Article of the Treaty of Amity, Commerce & Navigation with Great Britain, and of the sums awarded by the Commissioners and paid by...
I take the liberty of proposing the following gentlemen as Ensigns in the Regiments of Infantry, in the service of the United States: (viz) Simeon Knight Vermont 1st. Regiment Joseph Dorr ditto. 1st. ditto. George T. Ross Pennsyla. 2d. ditto. Accept, Sir, the assurances of my high respect RC ( DLC ); in a clerk’s hand, signed by Dearborn; at foot of text: “The President of the United States”;...
Your’s of the 11th. is recieved. I find that writing to mr Windham Grymes at the same time as to yourself, I have by mistake mentioned to both that I had inclosed mr Jennings’s letter, whereas I had but one to inclose, and that probably went to mr W. Grymes. Mr Jennings expressing a doubt therein how a particular expression in the will might be construed by our laws, mentioned what the...
By a vessel sailing this day for Norfolk mr Barnes sends 16. packages of groceries &c addressed to mr Taylor, to be sent on to you. these being for use while I shall be at Monticello I must pray you to forward them by the first boat, as they will, with good luck, only arrive in time for me. accept assurances of my affectionate esteem PrC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “Mr. George Jefferson”;...
I have lately received, and have to day forwarded to Johnston & Richardson of Norfolk, to be by them sent on to Mr. Barnes by the first opportunity, seven dozen of Mr. Macons hams; being all that he can spare. I am endeavouring to make up the quantity you require, and hope shortly to procure such as may be relied upon. The two boxes & Cask of wine from Philada. arrived some days ago, and were...
The Secretary of State, to whom has been referred by the President of the United States a Resolution of the Senate passed on the 12th. day of this month, requesting the President to cause to be laid before the Senate the Amount of claims preferred under the seventh Article of the Treaty of Amity, Commerce & Navigation with Great Britain, and of the sums awarded by the Commissioners and paid by...
I recieved with gratitude and pleasure inexpressible, my dearest Father, the elegant medal you sent me. it arrived safely with out a scratch even, and is I think a good likeness; but as I found fault with Houdon for making you too old I shall have the same quarrel with the medal also. you have many years to live before the likeness can be a perfect one. Mr R—desired me to tell you that as his...
I take the liberty of introducing to your acquaintance Dr. Joseph McCreery , a young gentleman of very amiable character & manners, who has read or rather studied medicine under Dr. J. Tilton of this place a man proverbial for his rigid honesty & inflexible integrity. Dr. McCreery has lately passed his examination as a physician in the University of Penna. & wishes employment in the hospital...
Mr Charles Ludlow for whom the accompanying nomination is intended, has been mentioned to me in terms of very high Approbation, by many respectable Nautical gentlemen—He is intended for the Adams. I have the honor to be, with the greatest respect, Sir, your mo: ob: st: RC ( DLC ); in a clerk’s hand, signed by Smith; at foot of text: “President United States”; endorsed by TJ as received from...
The bearer, Doctor Joseph McCrery, who has Just passed the medical school of Philadelphia, presents himself to you, in hopes of the appointment of physician to the hospital, which is to be established at New-Orleans. Much might be said in favour of this young gentleman. I shall only observe that, in addition to the Diploma, which he will receive in May next, I can vouch for his extensive...
The Director of the Mint, being informed by the public News Papers, that a Bill has been brought into Congress for abolishing of the Mint, cannot, consistent with his duty, omit, respectfully to represent the Case of some of the Officers, Clerks and Workmen of the Mint, to the President. The Salaries and Wages allowed in the Mint have not been increased since the first establishment of the...
I have the honor to propose to your consideration, Jared Mansfield of Connecticut, as a Captain in the Corps of Engineers. With sentiments of sincere respect, and high consideration, I am, Sir, Yr. Obt. Servant RC ( DLC ); in a clerk’s hand, signed by Dearborn; at foot of text: “The President of the United States”; endorsed by TJ as received from the War Department on 17 Apr. and “Nominations...
I hasten to call your attention to the resolution of the Senate of the 15th. instant now inclosed, on the subject of the lands of the US. in the state of Tennissee, at this time, because while the members of Congress are here you may be able to collect such information on the subject as to enable you to shape your course in the execution of it with more facility as well as correctness. Accept...
Avendo dovuto trattenermi in questa disgraziata Città, ò inteso un fatto, che difficilmente credo, e che mi dispiacerebbe molto se fosse vero: Spero, che la presente arriverà a Livorno in tempo da porter partire coll’istesso bastimento che porterà quelle che Le scrissi di Pisa il 10 del corrente. Mi è stato domandato il perchè gli S.U. tengono un Console a Trieste, e non a Livorno, che è un...
Your favor of the 12th. is duly recieved. mr Barnes will write by the present post to his friend mr Michael Roberts inclosing funds to enable him to pay the bill for the Hadley’s quadrant and thermometers, which I will pray you to direct the person from whom they are bought to have packed properly: but first to have a stand accomodated to the quadrant: for tho’ at sea the hand is the only...
I had the honour, a few days ago , of mentioning to you an interesting experiment which Mr. R. Peale had exhibited before a number of citizens; namely, the depuration of foul or putrid water, by simple filtration through sponge, sand, & charcoal;—that he had also succeeded in an attempt to render salt water fresh, and that he was preparing to make the experiment with true sea-water—He has this...
When the Board of Commissioners transmitted, on the 31st. Jany: 1797, the new plan of this City to President Washington, for his Sanction, it was with a design to have a conveyance of the public Grounds, from the Trustees, but it was not considered by all the members of the Board as a compleat Map of the City: it rather contained a discription of the public appropriations and such reservations...
The Secretary of State respectfully reports to the President the information requested by the Resolution of the House of Representatives, of the 8th of January last relative to Spoliations committed on the Commerce of the United States, under Spanish authority; and also, relative to the imprisonment of the American Consul at Saint Jago de Cuba. This Report has been delayed longer than was...
A favorable and a confidential opportunity offering by Mr. Dupont de Nemours, who is revisiting his native country, gives me an opportunity of sending you a cypher to be used between us, which will give you some trouble to understand, but, once understood, is the easiest to use, the most indecypherable, and varied by a new key with the greatest facility of any one I have ever known. I am in...
Method of using Mr. Patterson’s cypher. 1st. Operation.—In writing the original paper which is to be cyphered, use no capitals, write the letters disjoined, equidistant, and those of each line vertically under those of the one next above. this will be greatly facilitated, by using common black-lines, chequered by black-lines drawn vertically, so that you may place a letter between every two...
1st. Operation, or Original. key of letters. 8.3.1.6.9.4.7.2.5. | 2.9.1.8.4.6.3.7.5. | 3. key of lines. 1.5.2.8.7.9.6.3.4. | 8.3.6.1.4.7.2.5.9. | 1. 2cd. Operation, or transcript in cypher. 1 abountga ohnhasaetiniiho 5 inf aetlisdstueusweewmirb 2 o ueaystdshntvnersndotvxu 8
Th: Jefferson to his very dear granddaughter Anne C. Randolph. I send you, my dear Anne, more poems for our 1st. volume. Congress will rise about the last day of the month, and it will not be many days after that before I shall be in the midst of you. in the mean time all is well here, and I have not time to say more, except that you must kiss all the little ones for me, and deliver my...
The Secretary of State respectfully reports to the President the information requested by the Resolution of the House of Representatives, of the 8th of January last relative to Spoliations committed on the Commerce of the United States, under Spanish authority; and also, relative to the imprisonment of the American Consul at Saint Jago de Cuba. This Report has been delayed longer than was...
I have the Honour of Informing you that in Justice to myself on or about the 14th Inst. I addressed a Petition to the Senate & House of Representatives of the U.States, praying to be placed on the pension List and which I think myself intitled to, as well as any of my Brother Officers who have served their Country as I have done through the Whole of the Revolutionary War— Having had the Honour...
Accept my dear Friend, my sincere Thanks for your Favor of the 2d. instant—& for the friendly & candid warnings which you gave me, in your former letter, respecting the dangers of the Office which you offered me. I confess that I shuddered at the thoughts of them, & should have immediately declined an acceptance of your Offer had I not thought that Delicacy required that I should take the time...
The present occasion by mr Dupont is so favorable, that tho constantly immersed in business or society, without a moment’s intermission, Congress being in session, I cannot omit to drop you a line; whether it will be long or short will depend on the interruptions. my last to you were of the 17th. of March and 3d. of Oct. of the last year: since which I have to acknolege the reciept of yours of...
having examined the proceedings of a Genl. Court Martial, of which Majr. Thos. Hunt was President, holden at Detroit on the eighteenth day of July last, for the trial of John Spence a private soldier in Captain John Whistlers Company, of the first Regiment of Infantry in the service of the United States, charged with seditious conduct at Fort Wayne on the third day of May 1801, by assailing...
I return your Treatise on the Kine Pock with many thanks.—You will find it in good order. Some few have been inoculated here with success. But we seem by no means zealous to enter into the importance of the object—And that join’d to common prejudices will impede it. We continue to inoculate with the Variolous matter. I am Sir Your respectful & Obedt. Servt. RC ( DLC ); at foot of text: “Thomas...
At the request of Mr. Rathbone , I take the freedom to mention my acquaintance with his son, who is Esteemed a young Gentleman of respectable Character and connections, a regular bread Merchant, and promising Talents; I am informed that he is desirous of obtaining an appointment as commercial Agent to some Port in Europe. I am of opinion that he would be Capable of discharging the duties of...