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Resolved that the Rector be authorized to appoint to the Chair of Antient Languages, for the term of one year from the date of Such appointment, with a salary not exceeding $1000, & with the usual fees paid to that chair, either of the following persons, they being preferred by the Board in the order herein named; that is to say: Dr Gessner Harrison, M. L. Tracie, R. Reynolds; and if neither...
The relation in which you stand to the Constitution of the United States has emboldened me to send an humble attempt of mine to defend it. It is with regret that I have seen in the public papers some accounts of your suffering health. This may render the controversies of the day very uninteresting to you—I have only to urge in apology for my intrusion my earnest desire to shew that even if...
Accept my thanks for your favour of last month. The safe Arrival of your books has quieted my conscience. There is nothing within the narrow Compass of human knowledge more interesting, than the Subject of your Letter. If “the Idea of a Government in one Center Seems to be every where exploded” perhaps Something remains, undefined, as dangerous, as plausible and pernicious as that Idea. Half a...
By a resolution of the Citizens of Richmond we are authorised to make arrangements for the reception of General La Fayette “in such manner, as may best comport with his convenience and testify the veneration of the Citizens for his character, their sense of his Services and their affection for his person.” It will certainly be highly gratifying as well to the General as to our fellow Citizens...
Permit me to present you, what I think a Curiosity. Dr Mayhews Thirtieth of January Sermon, preached and printed almost Seventy Years ago. It made a great Sensation in New England: and not a little Noise in old England where Several Editions of it were reprinted and one especially which was inserted in a Collection of Tracts in four Volumes under the Title of “The Pillars of Priestcraft and...
Permit me to present you, what I think a Curiosity Dr Mayhews Thirtieth of January Sermon, preached and printed almost seventy years ago. It made a great sensation in New England: and not a little Noise in Old England where several Editions of it were reprinted and one especial[l]y which was inserted in a Collection of Tracts in four Volumes under the Title of “The Pillars of Priestcraft and...
Accept my thanks for your favour of last month. The safe Arrival of your books has quieted my conscience. There is nothing within the narrow Compass of human knowledge more interesting, than the Subject of your Letter. If “the Idea of a Government in one Center Seems to be every where exploded” perhaps Something remains undefined, as dangerous, as plausible and pernicious as that Idea. Half a...
As I can make no Apology for so long forgetting to return the Volumes inclosed, I must, without qualification beg your Pardon. This Work, tho’ it bears the name of Condorcet alone was understood to be written in concert between him and his great Patron the Duke de La Rochefaucoult, as well as [“]The New Heaven,” and several other publications in favour of a Government in one Center genuine...
As I can make no Apology for so long forgetting to return the volumes inclosed, I must, without qualification beg your pardon. This Work, tho’ it bears the name of Condorcet alone was understood to be written in concert between him and his great Patron, the Duke de la Rochefaucoult, as well as the “New Heaven,” and several other publications in favour of a Government in one center genuine...
Your favour of the 30th. ulto. with its enclosures would have been received with unmingled pleasure, but for the alloy of its intimations with regard to the state of your health—The partial relief which you have recently enjoyed, I will hope may have been symptomatic of a more general renovation, and reserve for you yet years of comfort and tranquility to witness the continual gigantic growth...
I scarcely know how to apologize to you for troubling you again on the subject of the Journals of the federal Convention. I have already been indebted to you for the means of completing the Journal, which had been deposited at this Department; and in which the proceedings of the last two days were wanting. It appears by the Journal that on the 12th. of September a revised draught of the plan...
In enclosing to you a copy of a pamphlet relating to subjects not without interest in the history of our Country I avail myself of the occasion to assure you of the deep sympathy with which I have learnt the affliction with which you have recently been visited by the decease of your venerable parent, and of the undeviating respect and attachment with which I remain Your friend and Servt...
The enclosed small packet, addressed to your lady, has just been received from Mr Hughes, our Chargé d’Affaires to the Netherlands. To account for its present appearance, I have to remark that it was by Mr Hughes transmitted to me open, with permission, of which I have availed myself to peruse its contents. To this indulgence of Mr Hughes I am indebted not only for the knowledge of the...
Your friendly Letter of the 24th. ulto is received, and the remark which you make in it respecting General Hamilton, as well as your own position, in the affairs of this Union from 1804 to 1814, induce me to request an appeal to your own recollections with regard to some of the facts involved in this controversy. And first let me premise that Mr Plumer’s testimony in the pamphlet which you...
¶ From John Quincy Adams. Letter not found. 30 June 1824. Calendared in the list probably kept by Peter Force ( DLC : series 7, box 2). Offered for sale in Stan. V. Henkels Catalogue No. 694 (1892), item 99, as a printed letter, signed, “conveying two copies of fac-similes of the original Declaration of Independence, engraved by Wm. J. Stone; also the resolution of Congress respecting the...
Mr. Cardelli the Sculptor, whom at my solicitation you have kindly permitted to visit Montpellier for the purpose of taking your Bust will have the honour of delivering you this Letter. From the knowledge I have of his talent and the success with which he has taken that of President Monroe, I hope he will execute the work to your satisfaction and with my thanks for your indulgence in giving...
In the Summer of 1816 I received under a cover from you, a Letter, addressed to Jeremy Bentham, of Queen Square Place, Westminster, a person then known to me only by reputation. I called at his house to deliver the Letter, but he was then absent in the Country, and I left the Letter to be forwarded to him. A few weeks afterwards a friend of his, who resides with him, a Mr Koe, came to my...
I take the liberty of introducing to your acquaintance Mr Owen of Lanark, whose plans for the improvement of the condition of man, have certainly not escaped your notice & by the excellency of the ends to which they aspire carry with them a recommendation of the means by which he thinks they may be accomplished. I am, with the highest respect, Dear Sir, your very obedt. Servt. Letterbook copy...
In a Letter which I had the honour of receiving from you last November, you observed, in relation to a plan of Government offered by Coll Hamilton, to the federal Convention in 1787, that it was not formally presented as a plan to be debated, but read by him, in the course of a Speech. Could you favour me so far, as to inform me of the day upon which that Speech was delivered, and the question...
I have had the pleasure of receiving your Letter of the 13th. instt. The error in the printed Journal of the Convention, by which the motion on the 7th. of September for the establishment of a Council of State, is ascribed to you, is in the original list of yeas and nays, taken at the time by the Secretary, who probably in the hurry of writing made the mistake which you suggest of your name...
I take the liberty of introducing to your acquaintance, the bearer, Mr Coolidge, of Boston, a young Gentleman of highly respectable character & connections, who from motives, which I am happy to have it in my power to gratify, is anxious of obtaining an introduction to you. I am with the highest respect, Dear Sir, your very humble & obedt. Servt. Letterbook copy ( MHi : Adams Papers). Joseph...
In requesting your acceptance of the copy herewith transmitted of a Collection of Documents recently published by me, I think it necessary to ask of your indulgence to overlook that part of it which is personally controversial. The transactions to which it relates having occurred during your Administration and the discussion involving in some degree sanctioned by you, I have thought they would...
Being satisfied from observation and experience, as well as from Medical testimony that ardent spirit, as a drink, is not only needless, but hurtful; and that the entire disuse of it would tend to promote the health, the virtue, and the happiness of the community, We hereby express our conviction, that should the citizens of the United States, and especially all young men, discontinue entirely...
A Resolution of Congress of 27. March last, directs the publication of the Journal of the Convention which formed the present Constitution of the United States, now remaining in this Office, and all Acts and proceedings of that Convention, which are in the possession of the Government of the United States. On the 19th. of March 1796. there were deposited in this Office by President...
I take much satisfaction in having the opportunity of introducing to you Mr George Sullivan a Citizen of Massachusetts the son of a former governor of that State in his life time I believe personally well known to you & distinguished during the period of our Revolutionary War as well as in more recent times. Mr Sullivan is at this time agent of the State for certain claims on the Government of...
A Roman Sculptor, named Cardelli, an artist of distinguished talent, reduced by political vicissitudes, and hard necessity to make eggs and leaves on the Cornices and Friezes of the Capitol at this place, but panting for posthumous glory as if he were a Roman of the age of Fabius or of Scipio, has conceived the project of making his way to immortality by taking from the life, the Busts of the...
Statement to be seen but by Mr. Madison I must be brief, and yet the strangeness of my applications, and the number of those applications would require to say so much. Were I now to address one of the Monarchs of Europe I would know how to work on their feelings; and I have besides many claims on their attention—But in what words can I give a Colour of right to claim the notice of an American...
I am aware of the delicacy, nay of the intrusion, of my being here in your house, and whilst in it demanding favours—But I know not what to do. In the distressing embarassments it to which myself and children are thrown, I had to apply to some one for aid, whilst the other peculiarity of my circumstances, urged that I should address myself but to a person like yourself. The station, sir, which...
About two Years ago, a Gentleman called at my Shop, as he said commissioned by you, to know what were the largest Globes published; at that time Carey’s Twenty One inch were the largest, the enclosed Work being only in progress; he asked when they would be completed, & finding a considerable time must elapse, desired we would send notice when they should be. I accordingly take the liberty of...
I trust you will not consider it arrogant in me to address you a few lines; and to make certain enquiries &c. Feeling in common a deep interest with ma(ny of my friends and fellow Citizens of this City) as it regards your views & sentiments concerning the all important subject of the Bank of the U. States; I beg leave most respectfully to Enquire whether in your opinion the present Bank can be...
I beg leave respectfully to request Your attention to the Enclosed Communication, & Sincerely hope You will excuse the liberty I take in trespassing upon your Kindness— I remain with sentiments of Great regard Your Most Obt. St, Should you accede to my request you will be pleased to Enclose me the letter to this City I should be pleased to hear from you [enclosures follow] The above are...
I in common with many of my fellow Citizens of this place feeling a deep interest in evry thing relating to you beg leave respectfully to enquire after your health—I have learnd with much regret that you have been dangerously ill &c to ascertain Whether the report be true or not is the purpos of this Communication. Permit me Sir to enclose you a Communication I received a few days since from...
I have taken the liberty of sending you a bottle of domestic wine which I call Tokay. It is made of a grape that I found some years since at Clarksburgh Montgomery County Maryland, at a Mrs. Scholls. It is one of the greatest bearers of any grape that I know of, and tolerable for the table. They are also very handsome, the bunches are of a good size and a beautiful black colour, covered with a...
The corporation of the City of NewYork 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 citizens who by eminent public services have secured the confidence of our Country, and attained the highest office in the gift of the Republic,...
Extract from the proceedings of the AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY of Albemarle. Resolved , That Messrs. Thomas M. Randolph, John H. Cocke, Joseph C. Cabell, David Watson and James Barbour, be a committee, whose duty it shall be to consider of, prepare and report to a meeting to be called for that purpose, the plans or methods of proceeding, best calculated in their estimation for the attainment of the...
At a meeting of the Trustees of Alleghany College, held in the borough of Meadville, on the 9th. 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...
We beg leave to address you, in behalf of an institution which, though, now regarded, as an ancient one by thousands is proud to call, you Father. We cherish the belief that the threescore years, which have elapsed, since you left your Alma Mater, eventful as they have been to your country, and yourself have not caused you to forget, that you were once a Student, and are still a Whig. It is...
The presiding officer of an university most probably being the proper person for one to address on business pertaining to it, and understanding that your honor fills the place of rector of the University of Virginia, I have come to the conclusion of very respectfully requesting of you a copy of the catalogue of the studies pursued both before and after entering the university: the fact being...
Alleck left here this evening & takes with him 6 loaves best quality Sugar 10 gals. ... " ... Cognac Brandy 10 " ... Lisbon Wine 10 ..." ... Malmsey Malaga Wine 4 bottles Salad Oil 1 Vial Cayenne Pepper 1 Pound Bottle Mustard 1 Box Spermacetti Candles 1 gal. Pickled Oysters 1 Canister Gunpowder Tea 2d. quality 1 Bottle Lemon Sirup 1 Bottle Martinique Mans. Snuff 1 doz. Lemons &c 1 Bundle...
By Alleck who left here this day I send 1 Barrel & One half Barrel, best quality bro. Sugar 5 loaves Common loaf Sugar 90 th. Coffee 1 half barrel Buckwheat Meal 1 pair gum elastic Ovrshoes & 2 Bushels Oysters I have also furnished Alleck at his request with fifty cents for the purpose of shoeing his horses which he said was absolutely necessary for him to have done I am Very respectfully Your...
I have received yours of the 8th. with a draft on Peyton & Dennis, for the sum of $174 55/100 which has been disposed of as directed. I am Very respy Your Obt. St RC ( PPPrHi ).
I have yours of the 31st. Ulto. with the receipts of Mr. Harrow. Mr. H. is expected in town in a few days when I will request him to examine more thoroughly into his Accounts than his agent can do & advise you of the result. It will give me pleasure at all times to render you any services in my power. With much respect, I am Your Most Obt. St RC ( PPPrHi ).
I have yours of the 13th. & enclose herein a Blank note as requested. I am much pleased to learn that the Calves arrived safely & are likely to do well. I hope that they will be the means of adding much to the value of your stock I am very respectfully RC (ViU) .
I send by Alleck who left here this morning 1 half ton Plaister 1 doz. Claret [ ] Bees Wax 20. lb Green Coffee 4 Loaves lump sugar 2 Stew Pans. 1 Bar. Philad. Porter 10 [ ]. Tallow 1 doz Lemons 2 half [ ]. Bottles Mustard 2 Britania Met. Teapots Which I am in hopes will reach you safely. I shall endeavour to do the best with your Flour as directed. Flour has become dull & the price somewhat...
By Aleck who left here yesterday I have sent One half Ton Plaister 2te. best Tea 3 Cakes White Wase & 1 3/8 yds. Superfine Black Cloth & Trimmings And by John who left here this morning I have sent One half ton Plaister 1 Bottle Maccouba Snuff & 1 po. domestic at 10 cents ⅌ yard All of which will I am in hopes reach you in safety. The price of Flour being rather down I have thought it best to...
I have sent up by Alleck this morning, 6 Sacks Salt 1 Barrel Whiskey & 2 papers Ink Powder and also a bundle left with me some days ago by Mr. William F. Gray. Very respectfully RC ( PPPrHi ).
I have delay’d replying to Mr Payne’s letter of the 22d. requesting me to inform you how much Flour then was onhand for a Week, under the daily expectation of procuring a Waggon to take up the Bacon & Whiskey ordered, but have been unable to get one. The quantity of Flour on hand is 27[ ] Barrels Superfine at your credit & thirty one barrels at the credit of M. Payne. With regard to the...
The Gentleman who told me he expected Ale in half Barrels has di[sa]ppointed me, it has been received in Hhds, which he means to bottle & sell by the Dozen. Should you wish it I will procure a half Barrel from New York or purchase a few dozen here as may be most desirable, please advise me Ever Very respectfully RC ( PPPrHi ).
As requested in yours of the 14th. I shall exercise the best judgment in my power in the sale of your Flour now on hand as well as that to be delivered, and when sold advise you. The quantity now on hand is One hundred & fifty one barrels Superfine; the four loads first brought down (56 barrels) having been sold from the Waggons when delivered. The balance according to my books is at present 5...
The mails of yesterday brought me yours of the 19th. and a letter from Colo. Peyton enclosing a check for One hundred & twenty two dollars & three cents, which sum is at your credit, & will leave a balance in your favour on my books of $129 6/100 when your draft in favour of Mr Ballard has been paid. I am Very respectfy RC (PPPrHi) .