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Your letter of the 5th. instant came to my hands yesterday afternoon, and the mail will depart in two hours. On the rect. of it, I went to the house of Mr ——s brother in law, where he lodges when here, but find he has not returned, and is supposed by his friends in this place to be yet in Washington. I suppose he may have gone from thence to Norfolk, Baltimore or Philada. where he has...
21 April 1804, Purveyor’s Office. “I have taken pains to procure information whether I could obtain a number of sets of the laws upon more favorable terms than those of Mr. Carey. The retail price has been $2 ⅌ vol, or $12 ⅌ set. I think it was high. Books of equal cost to the printer are retailed at $2 for the thickest volumes and $1.50 for the thinest, or $10.50 for the set of 6 volumes. The...
I add to the paper No. 1 the two inclosed papers. You will excuse their rough form and the crudity of some parts. I will indeavour to add further remarks on the other Articles. This afternoon a federal merchant called on me and mentioned that a respectable French Merchant, who he named, had informed him that he had seen a letter from France to a friend here, stating as follows, that an action...
I find it to be a fact, that a family connexion of a person, who accuses ABurr, expresses his conviction that the accuser is the worst man of the two. I find it is considered here that the accuser has fears about the contents of a port-folio possessed by Mrs. . I find it asserted that a paper has been sent from the south, since the receipt of the letter in cypher, wch. paper is in the hand...
7 June 1805, Philadelphia . “Shortly before Mr. Adams[’]s mission of Messrs. Gerry, Pinckney & Marshall to France my solicitudes to avoid a quarrel with that country brought into my mind many considerations, which I was anxious to communicate to the government. I wrote an ingenerous but respectful letter to Mr. Adams, of which I have some where the rough draught, and inclosed in it the paper...
I wrote you a note by yesterdays mail, without signature, date of place or year, putting at foot "le premier de Mars" . Its contents were serious and confidential. The lady is Mrs. Alston. The person at New Orleans Genl. Wilkinson. In addition it is reported that Dr. Bolman mentioned among his friends here that the cypher was of 18 months standing, & known to a foreigner. Since I have been...
Under all the circumstances of the times, in Europe & America, the tendency of things to the promotion of despotism & to the extinction of civil liberty cannot fail to awaken the solicitudes of all, who love this country. Our principles, our peace, our internal order and our property are all afloat on the sea, which military power ruffles and calms at pleasure. In this state of things, I have...
1) On the State of external affairs in February 1807. Every faithful and reflecting friend to the peace, liberty and prosperity of this country must consider the present time as uncommonly and extremely serious, in fact & in expectation. Specific suggestions of public conduct are uncommonly interesting in the present distracted, and infuriated state of the world. Our conduct should exhibit a...
Mr. Jacob Meyer, who was lately our consul in French St. Domingo is going to Washington upon some business, and has requested me to give him a letter to you in whose department the affair lies. I remember Mr. Meyer, when living with Mr. Pettit of Philada. from whom he expects to take a letter to Mr. Gallatin, and I suppose Mr. Pettit, and his sons house of Pettit & Bayard must know more of Mr....
I had the honor to furnish you lately with some Abstracts (in my hand writing) from a paper mentioned in my unsigned letter; and since I sent you a cover with the name (in my hand writing) of the person who wrote the paper. It was my intention to follow the two with such a letter as this; that you might know on my responsibility the existence of such a paper, and the name of the writer. I have...