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The Corporation of the City of New York have caused Medals to be struck, to commemorate the completion of the Erie Canal which unites the great Western Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. The Corporation, influenced by a deep and profound respect for those memorable and patriotic Citizens, who affixed their names to the Declaration of Independence, and pledged in its support “their lives, their...
In the only country upon earth where man enjoys his birthright the inalienable gift heaven: a right to think and act as a moral agent, it becomes solemnly his duty to watch with unremitting jealousy the conduct of those to whose safeguard he entrusts this high prerogative: and to approve or condemn as they merit his approbation or his censure. But this all-important duty he ought to exercise...
Several persons, farmers & planters of the county of Albemarle , having, during their visits and occasional meetings together, in conversations on the subjects of their Agricultural pursuits, recieved considerable benefits from an intercommunication of their plans & processes in husbandry, they have imagined that these benefits might be usefully extended, by enlarging the field of...
MS ( MHi ); printed diploma (inscribed by lithographer Johann Michael Schramm : “in Stein von J. Schram”), with TJ’s surname, decoration surrounding it, and date filled in by hand, signed by L. Graf von Arco as president and countersigned by Baron Karl von Moll as secretary. The illustration on TJ’s membership diploma is a drawing of Charles Guillaume’s wheel plow.
The inclosed piece for the Philosophical Transactions, ordered to be printed end of Vol. 3—It has been unfortunately gnawed by mice. As you are acquainted with the performance —perhaps you will do me the kindness to Supply Some defects in the reading—I cannot, with propriety make it out as it now stands. I am Sir Your Most Obedt. & humble Servant NB I will Send for it to morrow. RC ( DLC ); at...
Kentucky, [ before 26 ] June 1801. TJ must know of the enthusiasm with which the western country greeted his election. Citizens of Kentucky acted “as if their salvation depended on it” and held a “great civic-feast” in Lexington to mark the inauguration—”the largest, perhaps ever known upon the continent.” Printers are publishing the inaugural address on satin, “& the whole of the large siz’d...
The walls of the Pavilion are 116.f. running measure. Cellar 2. bricks thick, 10 f. high. 24. bricks to a square foot. 24 × 10 × 116 amount to 27,840. bricks 27 84 0 Upper walls 23. f. high, 1½ brick thick. 18. bricks to a square foot. 18 × 23 × 116 48,024 say 53360 the chimney 4,752 4752 6. pilasters 1 134. 1134
Thomas Jefferson Demandant }  against  upon a writ of Right John Hudson & Charles Hudson   Tenants On motion of the Demandant by his attorney it is ordered by the Court that the Surveyor of this County, do go upon the land in controversy , survey the same, and return five fair plats thereof to this Court— MS ( Albemarle Co. Law Order Book [1809–21], 306); in Alexander Garrett
Thomas Jefferson } Comp t vs Upon a bill in chancery to perpetuate testamoney David Michie Deft This cause came on to be heard this fourth day of November 1813 On the bill answer, plea set down for argument and exhibits, and the arguments of council being heard & mature consideration had thereon, It is adjudged ordered and decreed by the court that the defendants plea be overruled, and that...
By this I have the Honour to send Your Excellency the third Volume of my American Annals, and as a proof of my profound respect, have taken the liberty of dedicating it to You. At same time allow me to assure You of the sincere esteem, which the German Nation feels for the United States of America, and that the publication of my Annals, whose principal aim is the extension of one part of their...
I hope, will pardon a stranger, that takes the liberty of writing to you for information; I do not know, in this Country, to address myself to any one, that is more willing to assist a foreigner, than your Excellency. I did study medicine and surgery in the Imperial Academy of the City of Vienna: being examined, received my diploma, signed by Joseph Gabrielli chief professor and director of...
At a meeting of the Trustees of Alleghany College, held in the borough of Meadville, on the 9 th of January, 1824, the following Preamble and Resolution were adopted; “Cherishing all due respect for those illustrious Citizens of the United States, who have successively filled the highest office in the gift of their country and who are still spared to witness the rising glory of this western...
Paris, 16 Aug. 1788. Encloses two letters of procuration that the Count de Cambray hopes TJ will attest “et faire passer en Amerique, ainsy qu’il doit avoir eu l’honneur de vous en prier.” These were sent to him to be attested by the Prévôt des Marchands et Echevins of Paris, but this can be done only for documents executed in the city. They are already attested by the royal judge of...
At a meeting of the heads of the departments at the President’s on summons from him, and on consideration of various representations from the Ministers Plenipotentiary of France & Great Britain on the subject of vessels arming & arriving in our ports, and of prizes it is their opinion that letters be written to the said Ministers informing them that the Executive of the U.S., desirous of...
On Mr Peyton And Myself returning from the City of Washington, And Mentioning to Our Fellow Citizens, Your Wish that the Invitation, we were Authorized to give you, to a publick Dinner Might be Suspended for Some time, I find a great Many people dissatisfy.d with Our Answer,—And extremely Anctious to have your Company to a publick Dinner … And Many of them, not being possess.d of much...
The late Genl. Washington having given to Liberty Hall accademy now Washington accademy, one hundred shares in the James river canal company, which do not as yet yield any income, and the trustees being anxious to bring the seminary into useful operation as soon as possible; did authorise Colo. Moore formerly a member of Congress and now a member of the Senate of this state whome I presume you...
Your letter of the 11 th June to M r Caruther , (whose death we have to lament!) was rec d after his death Patrick Henry the free man of colour is very willing to accept of your land at the Natural bridge on the terms you propose—but he does not know the boundery—and wishes you to send him a copy of the courses &c—as he supposes trespasses have been committed— I enquired of the Sherif he...
Mendon, Massachusetts, 20 Feb. 1793 . In compliance with the copyright law he sends a copy of his book, “A Grammatical system of the English language: comprehending a plain and familiar scheme of teaching young gentlemen and ladies the art of speaking and writing correctly their native tongue.” Before publication the book was properly entered by Mr. Goodale, clerk of the Massachusetts district...
A computation of the corn it will take for the stock from now till April 1 or for one Hundred days. Corn 6 plough Horses from this till April the first or for one Hundred days when ploughing aught to have 2 gallons a day Each, suppose 40 ploughing days, which amounts to bushels  60 corn the same Horses when not in service one gallon of corn a day Each for 60 days is 45 bushil  45 4 breding...
The scantling for the harow I would wish to be 4 inches wide and 3 inches thick about 31 feet in shuch lengths as will cut six pieses five feet long 25 teeth a 11 inches long the size of the pattren if the irons is done. For the small plough I would be oblige to you if you would send Davy over in order to assist me to make the plough amediatlly. I am Sir your Humble Svt. RC ( DLC ); unaddressed.
by mistake of the post master I recieved last evening the inclosed, with several letters & papers, it being the first I put my hand on amediately broke it open, not untill then observeing that it was directed to you. as it is natural to suppose none others except those derected to myself would have been sent. I hope you will pardon my mistake— RC ( MHi ); dateline beneath signature; addressed:...
your note of today is before me. I have notised the contents & am sorry its not in my power to discharge the ballence of the Rent due at this time. but hope it will be in my power in a few days as I have sold and deliverid to M r Shoemaker all the old wheat I had on hand for the express purpose of paying of that claim— as soon tharefore as M r Shoemaker returns who is now gone to Fredricksburg...
A Method for preparing buck wheat for table use first to fan it out from the chaff and then tak it and put it into a bag and tramp it well then Run it through the fan the second time then grind it Seperate from the Corne then put one forth Corne Meal and bolt it together and it is fit for use. MS ( DLC : TJ Papers, 235: 42204); possibly in Alexander’s hand; undated, but probably belonging to...
January 10th 1795 MS ( MHi ); in Alexander’s hand; endorsed by TJ: “Stock. Shadwell Christmas 94”; notation on verso, by TJ: “delivd. 8 hides 171 Ib soal,” which refers to hides for shoe leather (see Betts, Farm Book Edwin M. Betts, ed., Thomas Jefferson’s Farm Book , Princeton, 1953 , 41).
I am this moment about to start after some boat men who was to have landed with wheat for me this morning. as soon tharefore as we get them load ed ed . I will be glad to ride to the lands with M r Randolph . I hope we will be able to affect an amicable accomodation of the matter in question betwen my you and my self. without haveing recorse to the disagreeable alternative of calling on our...
yesterday at Montecelo , I omited to Consult you with respect to a pease of ground which I wish to Clear at shadwell , of about two or three acres. for the purpose of fire wood and rails. there is very little timber on it. owing in part to the Waggoners Commiting depredations when encamping at the place—as also rails taken from it at different times to repair the fenceing burnt by them. the...
A difference of opinion having arisen between the subscribers as to the construction of the words of a lease we wish to settle it amicably by a reference to persons in whose judgment & impartiality we have unqualified confidence. it is of yourselves we ask the favor to become our arbitrators, and to your award we agree mutually to submit. we are sorry to add that the question cannot be...
Permit me to introduce to you my son Doctor Edward Alexander. Being on his return to Baltimore, in the vicinity of which he resides, and expecting to pass by Monticello, he expressed a wish to call and pay his respects to you. The seasons have been very unfavorable to us in this part of the State the present year: our wheat crop so much injured by Fly and rust as to be scarcely merchantable,...
Monsieur le Président des Etats Unis d’Amérique. Mr harris m’a remis la lettre que Vous l’avez chargé de me faire parvenir, ainsique les ouvrages intéressans que Vous m’avez envoyés en même tems sur la constitution de Votre Pays. Je vous exprime à la hâte par le messager que Mr harris Vous adresse, toute la sensibilité, avec laquelle j’ai reçu ces nouveaux témoignages de Votre amitié. Vous...
J’ai vû avec plaisir par Votre lettre du 15. Juin passé la justice que Vous rendez aux sentimens qui M’engagèrent à interposer Mes bons offices pour la restitution de la frégatte Américaine, échouée sur les côtes de Tripolis et il M’a été particulièrement agréable, en donnant à une Nation respectable cette marque de Ma considération, d’avoir pû contribuer à Votre satisfaction personnelle. Je...