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I have rcd. your two letters of the 21. & 22d. They came by the same mail. I return the letters inclosed in them. I missed the sale of my flour at the moment most favorable, in consequence of a trip to Charlottesville which I could not avoid, and which prevented the intended trip of Eddins to Fredg. My crop is still on hand, with the exception of a few barrels, which were disposed of before I...
I duly recd. your favor of the 6th. inst. As Mrs Cutts keeps you informed of what relates to herself & the part of her little family with us, I have only to make Mrs. Ms. and my returns to you and the part with you, for the affectionate remembrances you communicate. I am just closing my wheat harvest. It will not exceed 2/5 perhaps not ⅓ of what it would have been if uninjured by the Insect....
I have recd. yours of the 20th. and should with pleasure comply with the wish you intimate, but the remnant of my funds in Washington has been so reduced by necessary drafts, that there is little more there than will suffice for a debt I expect daily to be called for, incurred by Payne Todd on my account, in the purchase of a set of 4 if not 5 horses. The purchase has been made, and by the...
Your favor of the 8th. has been duly recd. as was that from Mrs. C. to her sister. I thank you for your attention to the Gardiner. Bizet has indicated a disposition to remain with us; and it is probable will suit the place better than a stranger, till we shall be able to avoid the expence altogether. The entire ignorance of our language and of the habits of the blacks wd be serious...
I have recd. yours enclosing the Bills of Exchange &c &c. The letter for Mr. Rush contains one of them for the amount in the hands of Barring & brothers & co. If there be time to forward it to Annapolis before the Franklin sails, be so good as to give it that destination; if not, it may be sent from the Dept. of State with the first despatches to him. We have had a spell of weather remarkable...
Before I left Washington, I authorizd the Editor of the W. City Gazette then a Weekly paper to continue to send it to me, and I believe he was paid the arrears due, & the requisite advance. The paper has lately been converted into a daily & triweekly one, and the former is now sent me. I must ask the favor of you to have it discontinued, and the triweekly paper sent in its place which will...
I must ask the favor of you to have the inclosed letters forwarded from the Dept. of State. I know not whether Mr. Brent or Mr. Purviance be the most proper hand to commit it to. Mrs. M. intended to accompany this with a letter to her Sister; but puts of[f] writing till the next mail, having nothing more to say now than this will say, that we are well and that you all enjoy affectionate...
I have not yet found it convenient to ascertain the deficiency in the numbers of Niles’ Register. I can only at present say that I have not recd. a single no. since I left Washington, whence I conclude that those addressed to me have taken some other permanent direction, which will on explanation not deprive me of the claim to have them replaced. I wish however to apply at once for both the...
I recd. yesterday your favor of the 20th. Eddins has not yet recd. the pattern of a Rifle Stock. The information is very acceptable that the option is afforded him; and not less so that if his fund of Walnut should not hold out, it will be no disappointment to the ordnance Dept. He will soon be able to judge of this point; and to send down to Fredg. his first delivery. If I am not mistaken,...
As it appears from your letter of the 5th. that Mr. Gideon adheres to his plan of publishing the 2 pamphlets in the same volumes with the Federalist, and desires a corrected copy of the one written by me, I have thought it best to send one. Be so good as to let it be put into his hands. I have limited the corrections to errors of the press and of the transcriber; and to a few cases in which...
Do me the favor to have the inclosed handed to the Editors of the Nal. Messenger in George Town who will return you a small balance & a receipt. Mrs. M. writes to her Sister, I believe. I can add nothing but that we have been for some days again got back to Winter. The mountains before us, as far to the South as they are visible, are covered with snow half way down their sides. Our fruits, the...
Be so good as to obtain for two letters inclosed a conveyance from the Department of State. We learn with much pleasure that we may expect a visit from Mrs. C. & the little family. We hope you will not remain behind. I shall set off tomorrow or next day for Rockfish Gap, but hope to get back in 7 or 8 days. Yrs. sincerely RC ( ViU ). Docketed by Cutts.
Judge Washington is to send me shortly a packet of papers. I have taken the liberty of desiring him to put it into your care and I ask the favor of you to forward it by some safe hand coming into this neighborhood. The papers are of a sort that makes safety more important than despatch. Mrs. M. will tell Mrs. C. that we are all well, and I add my assurance to hers of our affectionate regards....
Yours of the 21st. Ult: came duly to hand. I thank you for your attention to the expected papers from Judge Washington. It was not my intention to trouble you with an application to him, but merely to receive & forward the papers which he was to put into your hands. I have sincerely sympathized with you in your pecuniary difficulties. Whatever inconveniencies may have resulted to myself from...
I recd. some time ago a letter from Mr. Geo: Joy in London, requesting me to search my files for a letter from him to me of Apl. 16. 1804. which I inferred he meant to make some use of with the Board of Commissioners on Spanish Claims. I have apprized his brother Ben: Joy that I have found the letter, and that I should send it to you to dispose of it according to the instructions you might...
Yours of the 12th. came to hand this morning. I regret most sincerely, the circumstances which compel you to take the step you meditate, as the only resort under the pressure of your debts. I wish it were more in my power to aid you in your distress. Short crops, low prices, and other causes limit my present means, & suggest caution as to future engagements. I have determined nevertheless to...
I recd. yours of Ocr. 31. on saturday but not in time to answer it by the return mail. Inclosed are the papers from the Bank, with my name to the promisory Notes. Not wishing to resort to an Indorsor in the City, I embrace the alternative of accepting a bond for the conveyance of the lotts, for the reason you suggest. Be so good as to have the Bond executed on the delivery of the Notes, and...
I have recd. your favour of Aug. 27. It will be an accommodation to me, & I am glad it will not be inconvenient to the Bank, to indulge me with six months for payment of my note due Novr 4. I am not sure, such have been my past disappointments in receiving several expected payments, that I may not have occasion to avail myself a little further of the accomodating spirit of the Bank. I think...
The Carriage we brought from Washington being nearly worne out, & not well to be replaced here, you will oblige Mrs. M. & myself, by procuring for us one suited to the Country at a price between 5 & 6 hundred dollars on a credit till the 1st. of Jany. next, on or before which payment will be remitted. Friendly respects RC ( MHi ).
I have this moment recd. your 2 letters the last inclosing the note now returned with my signature. I had previously written to Mr. G. Graham and inclosed him $345. the interest due on the whole debt on the 4th. next month. Be so good as to attend to this circumstance, as the interest is in the new note made payable on the postponed instalment from Novr. 22. to Novr. 23. I send this by a...
I have recd. yours of the 22. referring to my note to the Bank which becomes due early in May. The entire failure of my Wheat, and partial one of my Tobacco Crop last year, after like failures in preceding years with other disappointments have obliged me to apply thro’ Mr. Graham for a further indulgence from the Bank of six months, which I hope may not be refused. But if it should not, I must...
I have recd. yours of Apl. 29. The discount for the next six months, amounting to $44 77/100 , was remitted some days ago to the Cashier. If I should not previously draw for what is in hand, be so good as to send it, by Mr. P. Barbour on his return from Congs. or by Mrs. Cutts, as the one or the other may give the first opportunity. In the mean time you will oblige me by having ten dollars out...
Do me the favor to have the enclosed handed to Judge Woodward, if in Washington, or if gone to his Official residence, to change the direction accordingly & have the letter put into the post office. Let me know, if you please, the precise sum I must provide for the Bank by the approaching November. Mrs Cutts with her eldest son & daughter are on a visit to Monticello. They are expected back...
I have recd. yours of the 17th. inst. Be so good as to mention the amount of interest required for the 2d. note to the Bank in order to a Credit for 90 days and I will forward it in time for the occasion. Let me know also & forward whatever paper will require my signature for it. Respects & good wishes RC ( MHi ). Letter not found.
I return the note Mr. Smith was so good as to prepare, with my name to it. Whatever else may be requisite now or hereafter from me, you will let me know. With Friendly respects RC ( MHi ). Below this signature are a number of computations which relate to JM ’s bank loan for the purchase of the Cutts’s house in Washington. The amount ($1,437.50) was for one year’s payment: 1437.50 172.44 3...
I inclosed in my last of the 22d. the note prepared by Mr Smith, with my signature, which it appears had not been recd. at the date of yours of the 25th. I shall be content with any arrangement that will satisfy the Bank and answer my purpose. Be so good as to drop me a line saying what has been finally done. With friendly respects RC ( MHi ). Letter not found.
Mr. Fowler of Allen’s Lot. & Exc: office holds a note of mine for $500 payable on the 10th. instant. From his letter to me on the subject I infer that the enclosed Check will be a payment not inconvenient to him; and I prefer it to the risk & trouble of remitting bank notes by the Mail. On substituting the check for the promisory note, be so good as to send me the latter in a cancelled State....
I have recd. from Mr. Van Zandt a copy of his Bill in Chancery: of course known to you, and have answered the communication by a letter a copy of which I have thought it proper to inclose you. This error of fact which it corrects make me hope that I shall be rescued by the explanation from the disagreeable situation in which the Bill places me. With friendly wishes RC ( MHi ); FC (DLC) .
I did not receive yours of the 30th. Ult. in time to be answered by the return mail. I now inclose the note sent for my signature, which I hope will not be too late. I cannot but regret the circumstance that threatens to connect me with a Judicial investigation. If the Gentleman bringing be influenced solely by a hope of discovering what he professes to seek, the purport of my letter to Mr....
I have recd. yours of the 23. The view you give of the proposed transfer of my debt from the Bank of the U. S. to that of the Metropolis shews it to be an eligible arrangement; and I return with my signature the note you enclosed. I am much obliged to Mr. Nourse for his ready aid in the case, and beg you to make him sensible of it. You will insert his name in the note & fill the blank for the...
I have rec’d yours of July 30 & inclose a letter to Mr. Smith which please seal and deliver, requesting that the property I purchased of the bank & for which the closing payment has been rec’d may be duly conveyed to me. I hope this conclusive evidence will not be without effect on staying the purpose of your creditor in Charleston, to involve me in his chancery experiment. Extract (Robert F....
Hearing nothing on the Subject of my answer to the Bill in Chancy. I begin to fear that some miscarriage has taken place or that a throng of business has not left Mr. Jones time to attend to it. Which ever be the cause, time must now be pressing, as I understood from you the Court was to sit in this month. If the adversary in the suit be at all likely to make out a troublesome case, you can...
Your letter, my dear Richard, gave me much pleasure, as it shews that you love your studies, which you would not do if you did not profit by them. Go on, my good boy, as you have begun; and you will find that you have chosen the best road to a happy life, because a useful one; the more happy because it will add to the happiness of your parents, and of all who love you and are anxious to see...
I inclose a draft on Mr. Allen of Fredericksburg, for $150. which I hope will be in time to extinguish the debt to the Bank, before a renewal of the note and a further call on the friendship of Mr. Nourse, become necessary. Do not fail to make him fully sensible of my thankfulness, for the aid of his name so obligingly furnished throughout the period which made it acceptable. I am recovering...
I have recd. your two letters of June 8 & 9. As my draft on Mr. Allen lately sent you will have furnished the means of extinguishing my debt to the Bank, I suppress the discounting note inclosed in one of them. It has not been my wish to precipitate the sale of the House & lots in Washington, & hope it may not be necessary. But the hold my Creditors have on my landed property here, exposing me...
I recd. yesterday your favour of the 17th. That of the 4[th?] copied into it never came to hand. The rent you have ready for me (with the exception of $63 to be forward[ed by m]ail) may be placed to my Credit in the Branch Bank of the U.S. in Washington; on which be so good as to send [m]e 2 or 3 blank Checks if there be printed ones. With cordial regards & good wishes. RC (NjP : Crane...
Yours of the 25th. with the articles it refers to came duly to hand. And that of the 4th. supposed to be lost has also made its appearance. What has been the upshot, or is the present condition, of the suit in Chancery? and what a suitable fee to Genl. Jones to whom it has been a troublesome one? I thank you for the steps taken for ensuring the House. With cordial respects & salutations RC (NjP) .
Yours of the 15th. was duly recd. It being thought not amiss that you shd. know you were not liable to be called on by the Collector, the circumstance was mentioned by Mrs. M to Mrs. C. I regret sincerely the difficulties you experience; I have my felt them, and notwithstanding the great mutilations of my property, my situation is far from being free from them<.> My Rheumatism is of an...
I have received your letter of the 5th. instant in which you request my advice on the choice of a profession. Observing your decided bias in favor of the Law, and not dissenting from it, I need only express the pleasure with which find you so determined to aim at success, by distinguished qualifications for it—You will be apprized by better counsellors than I am, that you will have so much to...