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1Memorandum Books, 1826 (Jefferson Papers)
Jan. 3. Mary R. pocket money 2.D. hhd. xp. .13. Desired B. Peyton to remit 20.D. to Harrison Hall for the Portfolio to the end of the current year, and wrote to Hall to discontinue my sbscrption. after that. 4. Hhd. xp. .50 ink .25. 8. Sewers 1. oysters .75. 10. Hhd. xp. .60. 14.
[GRAPHIC IN MANUSCRIPT] could the dead feel any interest in Monuments or other remembrances of them, when, as Anacreon says Ολιγη δε κειςομεςθα Κονις, οστεων λυθεντων The following would be to my Manes the most gratifying. On the grave a plain die or cube of 3. f without any mouldings, surmounted by an Obelisk of 6. f. height, each of a single stone: on the faces of the Obelisk the following...
A death-bed Adieu. Life’s visions are vanished, it’s dreams are no more. Dear friends of my bosom, why bathed in tears? I go to my fathers; I welcome the shore, which crowns all my hopes, or which buries my cares. Then farewell my dear, my lov’d daughter, Adieu! The last pang of life is in parting from you! Two Seraphs await me, long shrouded in death: I will bear them your love on my last...
As M r Lancaster my Son-in-Law & Administrator of M r Derieux decease’d. Is desirous to see all papers any way’s connected with those he left? Will you be so kind as to lend me for a few Day’s M r Mazzei Will? I’l copy it & return it safe. That Favour will greatly Oblige Sir Please to Derect to me to the Care of Mes s Lancaster & Denby Merchents Richmond MHi .
Sous les auspices de M M. Constant, Sanderson & Vallue, chefs d’institution de cette ville, je prends la liberté de recourir à votre obligeance dont chacun ici fait l’éloge. Arrivé de France depuis un mois dans l’intention de professer les langues française latine & italienne, je suis porteur de lettres de recommandation, pour des personnes qui ont quitté Philadelphie depuis 3 ou 4 mois. Seul,...
I have had no information from Dodge & Oxnard but of the time of shipping the wine, the vessel and port. the papers the collector was so kind as to send, never came to my hand, but as he ascertained the duty &c. I have this day desired Col o Peyton to remit him 18 D. and I will give you the further trouble of requesting him to ship the wines to Peyton’s address who will pay all charges. I...
I would willingly be useful to you in your proposed visit to Europe for improvement in your professional line were it in my power. but I know not that it is. I have overlived every personal acquaintance which I had on that side of the Atlantic. I think there is not a single one living. with yourself I have had no other than the visit of an hour you were so kind as to make me the last year. but...
The kind invitation I recieve from you on the part of the citizens of the city of Washington, to be present with them at their celebration of the 50 th anniversary of American independance; as one of the surviving signers of an instrument, pregnant with our own, and the fate of the world, is most flattering to myself, and heightened by the honorable accompaniment proposal for the comfort of...
Knowing that all of your pavilions at the university have tin coverings, I write to learn whether they have ever leaked, and if so what method of prevention has been used. our roof here was perfectly close until about mid winter. it then began to leak not in one but a hundred places: and from that time I have endeavoured to discover the cause without effect. For some time I thought that the...
M r Willard undertakes our clock, and, without regard to price, says that it shall be as good a one as the hands of man can make. he will come and set it up, observing that the accuracy of the movement of a clock depends as much on it’s accurate and solid setting it up as on it’s works. he chuses to purchase the bell himself, & says that one of 400.℔. is sufficient for all our purposes. the...