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I transmit you a report from the Secretary of state with the information desired by a resolution of the house of representatives of the 8th. of January relative to certain spoliations and other proceedings therein referred to. RC ( DNA : RG 233 , PM , 7th Cong., 1st sess.); endorsed by a House clerk. PrC ( DLC ). Recorded in SJL with notation “Rep. of Sy. of state & documents on Span....
In our former presidents administration there was days appointed by that Honourable Gentleman for fasting & Prayer and which was observed as such throughout the whole continent; It is with extreem Reluctance that I must say, that nothing Similar to this has ever occurred Since Your administration, I am at a loss Sir to know what Your objections can be to Such a Step, is it because it is a...
Your friendly letters of 5. & 6. Messidor came both to hand in due time, and soon after them I recieved the model of the pyramid , in good order, which you were so kind as to send me, and for which I pray you to accept my grateful thanks. it has corrected the idea I had preconcieved of the form of those masses, which I had not supposed to appear so flat. whenever any good work comes out giving...
The guarding our arms at New London & Manchester stands on totally different ground. the former was at my request, delivered verbally to Governor Monroe about the 15th. of April 1801. certainly not a week sooner or later. the latter was in the time of the insurrection of their slaves and no more chargeable to the Union than the other expences of their militia on that occasion. I should have...
I cherish the hope of seeing you here in the course of the present week as your letter of the 13th. gives me to hope. I believe that the destinies of great countries depend on it. such is the crisis now existing. I shall say to you much which I cannot commit to paper. should I not see you, I shall forward some letters of which I will ask your care, and then express to you my Adieux and wishes...
I have written to you twice My Dear Papa by Dr Walker who was prevented the first time from setting out by the death of one of his sisters, after having seen the last sad duties paid to her he return’d to the Hundred & gave me my letter I then wrote again but it was forgot by Mr Eppes who was the only one up when the Doctor went off in the morning. I recieved your last with the medals which I...
I enclose a rough draft of articles which have been substantially agreed on with the Commissioners on the part of Georgia. Will you be good enough to examine them; and I will wait on you to morrow in order to know the result of your observations & give some necessary explanations. Respectfully your obedt. Servt. RC ( NNPM ); at foot of text: “The President of the United States”; endorsed by TJ...
Yours of the 13th. inst. was handed me by Mr. Paterson. I should have been much surprised at the weakness of the frame of the Forte Piano I made for you, had I not previously heard of the defection of two other of my instruments, in the same particular, it gives me great pleasure however that I can assure you from sufficient Experience, that I can remedy the defect intirely, & make the...
Mr Neilson the writer of the enclosed Letter is a Gentleman of respectability in the State of Maryland. And no person Contributed more than he did to the triumph of Republicanism in that State. Yours Respectfully RC ( DNA : RG 59 , LAR ); endorsed by TJ as received from the Navy Department on 22 Apr. and “Doctr. Raphl. Smith to be Superintt. hospitl. N. Orleans” and so recorded in SJL ....
The repeal of the late Judiciary carrying with it the potomack district, leaves me no views of advantage from my Marshalsy! The changes which have been made, and are now making by Congress, will necessarily create new offices—I know you will excuse me when I inform you that the inducements which prompted me to solicit an appointment at the commencement of your Presidentcy are now greatly...
The claims in favour of the State of Virginia for guarding the public stores belonging the United States, at Manchester and New London, as transmited by Govr. Munro, are as follows, viz. for guarding stores at Manchester, in the months of Septr. & Octobr. 1800. $543.44 for Do. at New London prior to the 15th. of April 1801 }  410.83 for Do. at New London subsequent to the 15th. of April }...
Will it be proper for me to apply to the chairman of the Committee of ways & means for an appropriation of five or six thousand dollars for defraying the expences of compleeting the line between the Cherokees and North Carolina, and for runing and marking the Chocktaw line, and also for ascertaining and runing the lines of the reserved tracts in the Northwestern & Indiana Territories, or...
Je profite avec empressement de l’occasion de Mr Petit de Villers pour vous envoyer les deux traductions de l’elève de Diderot . J’aurais bien voulu y joindre l’ouvrage sur la Russie, mais je n’ai pas été Jusqu’ici heureux dans mes recherches—Si je réussis à le trouver soyez assuré de ma diligence à vous l’adresser Voici la liste de quelques ouvrages nouveaux que je viens de recevoir De...
Muy Señor mio, y de mi Mayor Respecto me ha sido forsozo dar Fiansa por la Suma de 12 mil $ sobre el Mal Pleyto del Capn Isrrael en el qe he Nonbrado por mi Nuebo defensor á Mr. Dalas Asegurandole qe V.E conoce mi Justicia, y qe desea se me haga y Confio en qe dos Renglones privados á Mr Dalas serán Suficientes para qe aga anular dicho Pleyto, y no dudo Mereser este favor á V.E antes de...
I shall be glad hereafter to recieve your daily paper by post, as usual, and instead of sending on the Republican Watch-tower , you will retain it, and at the end of the year send it to me in a volume bound in Blue boards.—it is proper I should know what our opponents say & do; yet really make a matter of conscience of not contributing to the support of their papers. I presume Coleman sends...
I recieved, my good friend, your letter of May 19. on the 3d. of September. such are the delays to which correspondences across the ocean are subjected. it is true as you say, that I had not written to you for some years; but equally true, my friend, that I had not recieved a letter from you within that time. the reason I presume was the same with both. such was the state of your revolutionary...
I feel that it necessary to apologise for thus encroaching on your valuable time; at the same time you will permit me to return you my most sincere thanks for your very polite attention in transmitting to me, through Mr. Jno. Vaughan, a portion of Vaccine Infection, which has enabled me to introduce this invaluable blessing in this City, & also to extend it very considerably through this &...
Wm. Duane’s respects—No copies of the Country Aurora have ever been reserved, and only ten of the daily paper; if the Daily Aurora will be acceptable, it will be to be ordered from Philadelphia, as none of 1801. are yet bound. No map of Maryland is to be had here. I have ordered two different copies from Philadelphia, which if they should not be acceptable or either of them, can be kept here...
[ca. 23 Apr. 1802] Boston Chronicle Telegraph 3. 3. } Genl. Varnum Connect. American Mercury Bee 2½ 1. } mr Granger Albany Albany register .
It is truly distressing to me to trouble you, at the same time I am bound to do it for the tender thoughts that I have for my little family. I have not been Officially informed of my being disbanded but from information think it must be the case, I am Old and getting rather infirm. I have no trade, nor am I able at this time of day to do any thing for my self or family, therefore do hope that...
Mr Morris presents respectful Compliments and is much oblig’d to Mr Jefferson for his kind Attention Mr M. will endeavor to have the Plan of a parquet executed if his Carpenters have not already gone too far in preparing Materials for one of their own Contrivance RC ( DLC ); undated; endorsed by TJ as received 23 Apr. and so recorded in SJL . Morris began building a new mansion at Morrisiana...
Th: Jefferson requests the favor of Doctr. & Mrs. Thornton & Mrs. Breadeau to dine with him on Monday next, the 26th. Inst. at half after three oclock.— The favor of an answer is asked. RC ( DLC : William Thornton Papers); in Meriwether Lewis’s hand; addressed: “Doctr. Thornton.” Not recorded in SJL . William Thornton, his wife Anna Maria Thornton, and her mother Ann Brodeau were frequently...
Well knowing how much you are liable to be persecuted with the applications of the vain, the idle, and the interested, and how many important objects must necessarily occupy your mind, I hope you will believe that nothing short of the magnitude of the subject on which I presume to address you, could have forced me to trespass on you. For a considerable time past, it has been strongly impressed...
On last evening, I had the honor to receive your much esteemed favor of the 7th. Ultimo, together with its enclosures;—the Letters to the President of the Council, and Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Mississippi Territory, have been carefully delivered, and were received with great pleasure by the Gentlemen, to whom they were addressed.— The Resolutions which the Legislature...
Votre aimable Lettre ajoute à ma peine parce que je me vois dans l’impossibilité de prendre dix jours qu’il me faudrait pour la course à Washington. Il faut que je parte avant les calmes, car il faut que j’arrive.—Un petit caillou mis à tems et à propos peut arrêter ou détourner le cours d’un torrent. J’entendrai vos lettres à demi mot à tiers de mot. Mon coeur, ma raison, mes principes, mon...
I am prevented from going to day to the office, & beg leave to refer you to the office of the Secretary of State for a precise description of the office of surveyor. & indeed of the several others —I think it to be “Surveyor of the port of in the district of ( State ).” My only doubt is whether the words “in the district of ” be necessary. There are to my knowledge but three vacancies...
State < Wm. Cutting of N. Y. to be a Commr. bkrptcy of N. Y. > [Robert Champlin Gardiner of R.I. to be Consul at Gothenburg 3 Michael Mc.Clary of N.H. to be Marshal. v Bradbury Cilley expird. Wm. Stewart Pensva. to be Consul at Smyrna. 1. John Steele late Secy. of the Missi. T. to be Secretary 2 Edwd. Harris of N.C. to be judge of the 5th. circuit v. Hen. Potter appd District judge Treasury <...
I am anxious to recieve the British convention, because the moment I do, I shall lay it before both houses with a message for appropriation. for altho’ the next Congress might by possibility appropriate in time to make the first paiment, yet so great a remittance if pressed in time, might be made to great disadvantage. Great Britain too may want confidence in our ratification , if the...
I recieved your favor of the 16th. by the last post, whereby I observe you are engaged on the N. Western cornice of the house. I would much rather have the 2d. and 3d. air-closets finished before any thing else; because it will be very disagreeable working in them after even one of them begins to be in use. I shall be at Monticello within a fortnight from this time. Accept my best wishes. RC...
Agreeably to the directions in your favour of the 17th I am getting a stand made for the sextant , and the whole will be carefully packed up, and, by Mr. Roberts, sent on, by water, in the course of a few days. With respect to the cypher, when applied to a single word or line, I would observe, that in strict conformity with the general system, each letter must, in this case, be considered as a...
Your letter of the 16th. and mr Randolph’s of the 9th. both came to hand by the last post. since that too I have seen S. Carr who tells me you do not mean to include Virginia and Anne in your visit to this place. against this I must remonstrate. every principal respecting them, and every consideration interesting to yourself, mr Randolph or myself, is in favor of their coming here. if Virginia...
I have yet to acknolege your favor of Mar. 15. recd. the 25th. I had hoped that the proceedings of this session of Congress would have rallied the great body of our citizens at once to one opinion. but the inveteracy of their quondam leaders have been able by intermingling the grossest lies and misrepresentations to check the effect in some small degree until they shall be exposed. the great...
The week being now closed during which you had given me a hope of seeing you here, I think it safe to inclose you my letters for Paris lest they should fail of the benefit of so desireable a conveyance. they are addressed to Kosciuzko, Volney, Madame de Corny, mr Short, and Chancellor Livingston. you will percieve the unlimited confidence I repose in your good faith and in your cordial...
If the Bill, altering the mode of appointing commissioners of bankrupts, shall pass into a law, I will name two more gentlemen for that office to your consideration, Messrs. Alexander James Dallas & Robert Mc;Kean—My son has had a college education, and, tho’ bred a merchant, he has studied the laws relating to policies of insurance, bankrupts, bills of exchange & the law-merchant, and...
I returned on friday from Albemarle without having accomplished the object of my trip by the sale of my land above Charlottesville. In my absence an alarm took place at Norfolk relative to the negroes, wh. was felt here, but which seems to have little foundation for it. Such is the state of things that it is hasardous for me, in regard to the publick opinion, to be absent from this place at...
We have the Honor to enclose a copy of an Agreement enter’d into between the Commissioners of the United States and those of Georgia, in pursuance of the Act entitled “An Act supplemental to the Act entitled ’An Act for an amicable settlement of Limits, with the State of Georgia; and authorizing The Establishment of a Government in the Mississippi Territory. [’”] The nature & Importance of the...
Having attended the hand of national fulness as long as finances would serve, & having pressed for attention by means which decency or delicacy would scarcely warrant, I find myself set down in this City.—My thoughts are for Phila. or farther eastward: still as I am likely to pass a few days with the good people of this place I am induced once more to signify to the President that it is with...
The inclosed letter to mr Dupont, it is very important should be put safely into his hand, as he is near his departure for France. but as he had apprised me he might have a temporary absence from New York before his departure, I have thought it safest to commit them to your particular care, to be delivered to him if now at New York, or whenever he may return there, so that he may get the...
It was with a high degree of satisfaction, I observed in a letter I lately received from my friend Dr. Saml L. Mitchill of New York, the following paragraph:—”In consequence of a suggestion of the President of the United States, I had previously written to Mr. L’Hommedieu an account of the Project of attempting to mature a National Agricultural Society. I hope these communications will have...
Thomas Jefferson Esq. 1802.   Dr January 29 To Thomas Carpenter— Putting new facing to an under Waistcoat $1.50 To 3 pr linnen drawers & 3 pr fustain Drawers 13.50 To a pr Overhawles of Quean’s rib 5.50 March 22 Making a Silk Coat & trimings 3.25 6 Pearl Buttons 25
I have just had the honour of receiving your two Notes of this date . My present very reduced situation leaves me little room to hope that I shall be able to comply with your invitation to dine with you on Wednesday: for which be pleased to accept my thanks. W T. Muse who recommends Mr James L Shannanhouse to be Surveyor of New-begun creek, is clerk of Pasquotank County, and is a very...
In pursuance of the act entitled ‘ an act supplemental to the act intituled an act for an amicable settlement of limits with the state of Georgia, and authorizing the establishment of a government in the Missisipi territory’ James Madison Secretary of State, Albert Gallatin Secretary of the treasury, and Levi Lincoln Attorney General of the US. were appointed Commissioners to settle by...
Mr Jas Roach , the young gentleman for whom the enclosed Warrant is intended—has been mentioned to me in terms of approbation— Should you approve his appointment, the enclosed will require your signature— 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 U: States”; endorsed by TJ as received from...
I take the liberty of enclosing an additional Proof of the inattention of the Collector of this District to the Duties of his Office, the people here of all parties are disgusted with his Conduct, they come to and go from the Office, & Cannot get their bussiness done, and the present Administration Really suffers reproach even by its friends, and enemies, by Continuing this man in Office. he...
Depending on your indulgence Sir, I send my son , the bearer of this letter to your Excellency; to solicit your good offices, by which he may obtain redress , for extreme severity, and the most degrading humiliation: which he has suffered: his ship and cargo illegally and violently seized by the Portuguese our friends and Allies; at a moment of undisturbed peace and security, when on the Coast...
before I went to London , I made you a Small Clock with a Sceleton frame, which I was informed did not perform well. I tharefore Wrote to Mr Price , to return you the money you paid for it, and send the Clock to me, Some time after which, I received the Clock, and Supposed Mr Price had refunded the money. I have now finished the examination of Mr Prices Books and papers, and do not find any...
I nominate Edward Harris of North Carolina to be a judge of the fifth circuit, vice Henry Potter who has accepted the office of District judge. Michael Mc.Clary of New-Hampshire to be Marshal of the district of New-Hampshire vice Bradbury Cilley whose commission is expired. Robert Champlin Gardiner of Rhode island to be Consul at Gothenburg. William Stewart of Pensylvania to be Consul at...
The Commissioners who were appointed to carry into execution the VIth. article of the treaty of Amity, commerce & navigation between the US. and Great Britain, having differed in their construction of that article, & separated in consequence of that difference, the President of the US. took immediate measures for obtaining conventional explanations of that article for the government of the...
Doctr: Joseph MCreary of Wilmington State of Delaware is desirous of being appointed a Surgeon to the Hospital to be established at New-Orleans. He is recommended to me by Doctr: Geo: Monro of the State of Delaware as a Gentn. of Talents well qualified to discharge the Duties of his Profession, sober and industrious and firmly attached to the present Administration—Dr: Monro is a Gentn. of...
I have the Pleasure to inform you that I have forwarded to Mr. Peale a Present to the Sosiety, of Curious Matter. It consists of Part of the skull Bone , the neck Joint on the head, the Pith of the left Horn now Twenty one Inches in Circumference, the end off & in a decay’d State. I suppose it to have been Part of the head of the Animal whose large Bones are found in so many Parts of America &...