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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...