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Reflections on the Slavery of the Negroes by Mr. Schwartz, praetor of the holy gospel at Brienne, Member of the Economical society of B—— Epistle dedicatory to the Negro slaves. Tho’ not of your colour, my friends, I have ever considered you as my brethren. Nature has endowed you with the same genius, the same judgment, the same virtues as the Whites. I mean the Whites of Europe, for I would...
Je recois Mr. la lettre que vous vous etes donné la peine de m’ecrire pour me demander ma protection auprès de M———. Ma protection ne vous serviroit à rien, car quoique je sois ———. je ne le vois que très rarement, parceque je ——— et d’ailleurs je ne fais jamais demande ni de recommendation à M———. Trouvez donc bon Monsr. que je me dispense d’une pareille demarche qui seroit une indiscretion...
Comparative view of France and the British islands in Europe. France. British islands. Extent. 150,000 square miles 104,000 square miles. Souls 17,000,000.   5¾ acres to each person 6¾ acres to each person. Ecclesiastics 500,000. Paris 600,000. London. 1,000,000. Rental 52,800,000  32,000,000. Plate, jewels &c. 52,500,000  20,000,000
4Memorandum Books, 1789 (Jefferson Papers)
Jan. 1. Paid Petit servants wages and etrennes as follows wages etrennes total   Petit 72 ₶  +  24 ₶  
The operation mentioned in my letter of Feb. 4. is going on. Montmorin has proposed to Ternant to go as Chargé des affaires. Ternant called on me a few days ago to know whether I thought his appointment would be agreeable to us. Tho he is obliged to give up his regiment, which is a certainty for life, he will do it. Perhaps Otto may be left awhile longer to put Ternant into the train of...
Press copies of my public accounts to be left in France in case any accident of shipwreck happens to the vessel in which I go to America. MS ( DLC ); in TJ’s hand. This may have been a directive to Short or TJ’s reminder to himself. On TJ’s concern for the safety of his public accounts, see note to TJ to Trumbull, 25 Nov. 1789 .
Pardonnez, Monsieur, Si je n’ai pas répondu plutot à la lettre que vous m’avez fait l’honneur de m’écrire; mais n’ayant pas été à l’Académie, samedy dernier, je ne Savois pas si les propositions de M. Rumsay y avoient été renvoyées par M. De Villedeuil. J’y ai été hier, et J’ai trouvé sur le régistre du sécrétaire qu’en effet ces propositions y avoient été envoyées, et que J’avois été nommé un...
I have now the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your favor of the 14th. inst. I am in hopes Mr. Paradise will be persuaded to remain here till the deed comes, tho’ it will be with difficulty. I have not yet received my permission to go to America: but I expect it daily. However I may very likely be not gone the middle of May, and consequently may receive my books from Pinetti’s sale before...
Berne, May 1789 . Had delayed thanking TJ for kindness to him on passing through Paris “with Mrs. Tillier and Son in Law C. Penrose” because a friend who wanted to apply to TJ for information “about a family de Graffenried settled in Virginia … has detained me.” But he “will not wait longer to present my best ofers of services and Mrs. Tillier, and her sons most dutifull respects” to TJ and...
I am to beg your forgiveness for having so long omitted to write you—but a proof accompanies this that tho silent I have not been negligent:—Mr. Mason takes charge of your trunk, which I hope you will receive in a few days, and find made according to your Orders. I shall make up your account in a few days. In the mean time, for this and all my delays, I have one excuse to offer: extream...