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The interest you were so kind as to take, at my request, in the case of Duane , and the communication to you of my first letter to him, entitles you to a communication of the 2 d which will probably be the last. I have ventured to quote your letter in it, without giving your name, & even softening some of it’s expressions respecting him. it is possible Duane may be reclaimed as to mr Madison ....
M r Livingston’s suit having gone off on the plea to the jurisdiction, it’s foundation remains of course unexplained to the public. I have therefore concluded to make it public thro’ the ordinary channel of the press. an earlier expectation of the pamphlets and the desire to send you one has delayed, from post to post, my sooner acknoleging your kind aid in this case, and praying your...
A suit has been brought by Samuel Scott of Campbell county against myself & Samuel Harrison of Lynchburg for a parcel of land which I had sold to Harrison . it is palpably groundless, but yet has a right to go through all the usual forms, & I wish to push it through them with all the celerity possible, from an anxiety to quiet Harrison in his title. having borrowed from Harrison a copy of the...
Th: Jefferson presents his friendly respects to mr Wirt , and incloses him an order on Gibson & Jefferson for 50.D. for the kindness of his services in the suit of Scott against him. he is anxious it should be forced on at the first calling that he may be rid of the obligation which the purchaser required of him. he salutes mr Wirt with friendship & respect. PoC ( MHi ); dateline at foot of...
I have been laying under contribution my memory, my private papers, the printed records, gazettes & pamphlets in my possession to answer the enquiries of your letter of July 27. and I will give you the result as correctly as I can. I kept no copy of the paper I sent you on a former occasion , on the same subject, nor do I retain an exact recollection of it’s contents. but if in that I stated...
Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to mr Wirt , and on enquiry what had been done in Scott ’s suit against him he learns that it was dismissed in June last, and that the execution for the costs has been delivered to mr Wirt . he asks the favor of it’s being forwarded to him and salutes him with assurances of his great esteem and respect. PoC ( MHi ); dateline at foot of text; on verso of...
Among some queries you addressed to me some time ago, was one on the case of Josiah Philips , which happened early in the revolution. not aware that the propriety of the proceeding in that case had been questioned and reprehended, my answer was general on that query. an application from another quarter having informed me of the doubts which have been expressed on it, I have bestowed more...
Your favor of July 24. came to hand on the 31 st and I will proceed to answer your enquiries, in the order they are presented, as far as I am able. I have no doubt that the 5 th of the Rhode island resolutions, of which you have sent me a copy , is exactly the one erased from our journals. the mr Lee s, and especially Richard Henry , who was industrious, had a close correspondence, I know,...
I will with pleasure undertake the perusal of your work and with the frankness to which you are entitled will make the observations to which it may give occasion, and this I will do on the condition and confidence that you will thi shew you think me worthy of equal frankness by regarding the observations I shall hazard exactly as much only as your own judgment shall dictate on severe...
I have read with great delight the portion of the history of mr Henry which you have been so kind as to favor me with, and which is now returned: and I can say from my own knolege of the cotemporary characters introduced into the canvas, that you have given them quite as much lustre as themselves would have asked. the exactness too of your details has in several instances corrected the errors...