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This Indenture made on the 18 th day of May 1812. between Thomas Jefferson of Monticello in Albemarle on the one part, and William Norvell of the county of Campbell and Charles Clay —of the county of Bedford on the other part acting herein as trustees for the sd
by boy Will I Recieved your present of Tacitus for Cyrus , your friendly attentions to the proper & useful Education of Cyrus is highly appreciated by us both, & I hope the impression will never be lessened.— I yesteday heard of your being up, & intended visiting you this day with a mess of Asparagus, which grows upon us with a threating Aspect, we shall trust to your frequent Aid in keeping...
this Afternoon, M r Joseph Gilmore Called on me with a letter from Col: T. M. Randolph , who write me he was Just about Setting out for Canada , in his letter to me on particular business of our own he enclosed a couple of Reciepts for Money ($1,111.78) by him paid to Mess rs Gibson & Jefferson in Richmond for your use & disposial, his Reasons for sending them forward were that he did not know...
your Servant yesterday met with me in the field where I was a little engaged & gave me your Note , I sent him to the house with the baskett & to wait till I Should return, he did not wait for me, he left the Compass & protractor, but no Chain nor Compass Staff.— the other that part of your note respecting the hearth Stones will be particularly attended to Should I see the Masons as well as any...
Cyrus bring s you for your inspection the last Act of Assembly Respecting Appeals from interlocutary decrees of County & Corporation Courts —I have no Idea of Justice from the County Court, & if I must Contend I would wish to take Such Steps & file Such exceptions as might Carry the business Speedily before the Courts above where it might be fully and fairly investigated, as it were de novo ,...
the boy brings you Som Seed of the late invented Hay Rye,—in its wild State it is generally found on a light rich Soil by the Sides of Rivers Creek s &c Yet from the Single experiment I have made, with it I apprehend it will thrive very well on any good Clover Soil.—this is the fourth year it has Stood Where you Saw it,—& has every year increased in quantity, being at first Sown Very thin, in...
as you appeard pleased with the sample of Potatoes the Servant brought the Other Day M rs Clay by Bob Sends you a few more for seed, She Says her mode of Cultivating them in the Garden, is to plant a fine large Single potatoe, uncut in a hill, that by doing so, she has had the finest large potatoes & greatest in Number, of all the Modes she has tryed, that by Cuting, she thinks the Vigor of...
M r Beverly Roy Scott eldest son of Our acquaintance Maj r Sam l Scott , feeling the amor Patriæ glowing in his bosom & wishing to Join Several of his Friends who are ingaged in the Marine Service a requests me to introduce him to your Attention, whishing to procure a letter to the Secretary of the Navy in Order to be recieved into the Service of the U.S. as a Midshipman the respectability of...
about two Day Since I recieved yours informing me you had Seen & Spoken to the man who builds the carding Machines, the price for a wool carding one I always understood was about $500. am therefore not disappointed in that, & of course wish the Man to come on, if you Suppose him to be Master of his business— with Respect to the Cotton one I can Make no decisive determination until he may come...
thro’ forgetfulness inattention or Some other Cause I am unable to hint to Cap. Slaughter the precise nature of the Service for which he is wanted.— whether it is a Superintendance of the business in its present form, as inspector Gen l or in a more particular & pointed manner, Such as I Suppose m r Goodman now Acts in— breviter is it to overlook the Overseers & people or the people only RC (...