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The bearer hereof, mr. George Flower, is an English gentleman farmer, was the companion of mr. Burkbeck in his journey through France, and is the person to whom the dedication of that book is addressed. He came over on behalf of his own family and that of mr. Burkbeck, to chuse a settlement for them. Having made the tour of the temperate latitudes of the US. he has purchased a settlement near...
The bearer hereof, mr George Flower , is an English gentleman farmer, was the companion of mr Burkbeck in his journey through France , and is the person to whom the dedication of that book is addressed, he came over on behalf of his own family and that of mr Burkbeck , to chuse a settlement for them. having made the tour of the temperate latitudes of the US. he has purchased a settlement near...
In a late letter from Mr. Spafford of Albany I received the inclosed with a request that after perusal I would forward it to you, adding a desire that, when read, you would address it under cover to him, as he sets some value on the possession of it. His object in making the communication to either of us is not explained, but perhaps it may be understood by you. Your frank on a blank cover...
In a late letter from mr Spafford of Albany I received the inclosed with a request that after perusal I would forward it to you, adding a desire that, when read, you would address it under cover to him, as he sets some value on the possession of it. his object in desiring making the communication to either of us is not explained, but perhaps it may be understood by you. your frank on a blank...
I do not know whether you were acquainted with the late Major Duncanson of Washington, uncle of the writer of the inclosed letter. He was one of the earliest adventurers to the city of Washington. He had made a princely fortune in the E. Indies, the whole of which he employed in the establishments of that city and finally sunk. His political merits were a most persevering republicanism in the...
I do not know whether you were acquainted with the late Major Duncanson of Washington , uncle of the writer of the inclosed letter . he was one of the earliest adventurers to the city of Washington . he had made a princely fortune in the E. Indies , the whole of which he employed in the establishments of that city and finally sunk. his political merits were a most persevering republicanism in...
Mrs. Randolph, Ellen & myself intended before this to have had the pleasure of seeing Mrs. Madison and yourself at Montpelier as we mentioned to Mr. Coles; but three days ago Mrs. Randolph was taken with a fever, which has confined her to her bed ever since. it is so moderate that we are in the hourly hope of it’s leaving her and, after a little time to recruit her strength, of carrying our...
M rs Randolph , Ellen & myself intended before this to have had the pleasure of seeing mrs Madison and yourself at Montpelier as we mentioned to mr Coles ; but three days ago mrs Randolph was taken with a fever, w
Declining in every possible case to harrass you with sollicitations for office, I yet venture to do it in cases of science and of great merit, because in so doing I am sure I consult your partialities as well as my own. Mr. Hassler furnishes an occasion of doing this. You will find his character, his situation and claims stated in the inclosed letter from Rob. Patterson, whose integrity &...
Declining in every possible case to harrass you with sollicitations for office, I yet venture to do it in cases of science and of great merit, because in so doing I am sure I consult your partialities as well as my own. mr Hassler furnishes an occasion of doing this. you will find his character, his situation and claims stated in the inclosed letter from Rob. Patterson , whose integrity &...
One of those cases now occurs which oblige me to relax from my general wish not to add to your troubles in the disposel of offices. I inclose you the papers which produce the occasion, and they will present to you all the grounds of interest which I can possibly feel in the success of the application. They will have with you exactly the weight they intrinsically merit & no m⟨o⟩re. Accept the...
One of those cases now occurs which oblige me to relax from my general wish not to add to your troubles in the disposal of offices. I inclose you the papers which produce the occasion, and they will present to you all the grounds of interest which I can possibly feel in the success of the application. they will have with you exactly the weight they intrinsically merit & no more. Accept the...
I recieved yesterday from our friend Govr. Nicholas a letter stating that very advantageous offers had been made to his son at Baltimore (late a colonel in the army) which would induce him to go and fix himself at Leghorn, and that it would add very much to his prospects to be appointed Consul there, and counting on my knolege of the character of his son, he supposed my testimony of it to you...
I recieved yesterday from our friend Gov r Nicholas a letter stating that very advantageous offers had been made to his son at Baltimore (late a colonel in the army) which would induce him to go and fix himself at Leghorn , and that it would add very much to his prospects to be appointed Consul there, and counting on my knolege of the character of his son , he supposed my testimony of it to...
However firm my resolution has been not to torment the government, nor be harrassed myself with sollicitations for office, cases will now and then arise which cannot be denied. Charles Jouett formerly of this neighborhood, was appointed by Genl Dearborne an Indian agent. This was on the sollicitations of W. C. Nicholas, mr. Carr & every respectable person of this neighborhood, and indeed from...
However firm my resolution has been not to torment the government, nor be harrassed my self with sollicitations for office, cases will now and then arise which cannot be denied. Charles Jouett formerly of this neighborhood , was appointed by Gen l Dearborne an Indian agent. this was on the sollicitations of W. C. Nicholas , mr Carr & every respectable person of this neighborhood , and indeed...
I have totally forgotten the writer of the letter I forward to you, and every circumstance of his case. I leave it therefore on his own letter and that of the Marquis de la Fayette to you, which came inclosed, and is now forwarded with the other. I shall set out for Bedford within three days, and expect to be absent as many weeks. The newspapers have begun the war for the European powers; but...
I have totally forgotten the writer of the letter I forward to you , and every circumstance of his case. I leave it therefore on his own letter and that of the Marquis de la Fayette to you, which came inclosed, and is now forwarded with the other. I shall set out for Bedford within three days, and expect to be absent as many weeks. the newspapers have begun the war for the European powers; but...
After I had sent my letters of yesterday and the day before to the post office the return of the messenger brought me a letter from Saml. H. Smith informing me you had directed Milligan to come on whenever I should call for him. I mention this to save you the trouble of further writing on that subject. The same mail brought me the Aurora, beginning the publication of the Causes and Conduct of...
After I had sent my letters of yesterday and the day before to the post office the return of the messenger brought me a letter from Sam l H. Smith informing me you had directed Milligan to come on whenever I should call for him. I mention this to save you the trouble of further writing on that subject. the same mail brought me the Aurora, beginning the publication of the Causes and Conduct of...
I had written the inclosed letter but had not yet sent it to the post office when mr. Nelson calling, informed me you were to leave Washington on Tuesday last (the 20th.) I have thought it better therefore to inclose it to you at Montpelier. I am laboriously employed in arranging the library, to be ready for it’s delivery. And as soon as I can name the day on which I shall have finished I will...
I had written the inclosed letter but had not yet sent it to the post office when mr Nelson calling, informed me you were to leave Washington on Tuesday last (the 20 th ) I have thought it better therefore to inclose it to you at Montpelier . I am laboriously employed in arranging the library, to be ready for it’s delivery. and as soon as I can name the day on which I shall have finished I...
I duly recieved your favor of the 12th. and with it the pamphlet on the causes and conduct of the war, which I now return. I have read it with great pleasure, but with irresistable desire that it should be published. The reasons in favor of this are so strong, and those against it are so easily gotten over, that there appears to me no balance between them. 1. We need it in Europe. They have...
I duly recieved your favor of the 12 th and with it the pamphlet on the causes and conduct of the war, which I now return. I have read it with great pleasure, but with irresistable desire that it should be published. the reasons in favor of this are so strong, and those against it are so easily gotten over, that there appears to me no balance between them. 1. we need it in Europe . they have...
I thank you for the information of your letter of the 10th. It gives at length a fixed character to our prospects. The war undertaken, on both sides, to settle the questions of impressment & the Orders of Council, now that these are done away by events, is declared by Great Britain to have changed it’s object, and to have become a war of Conquest, to be waged until she conquers from us our...
I thank you for the information of your letter of the 10 th . it gives at length a fixed character to our prospects. the war undertaken, on both sides, to settle the questions of impressment & the Orders of Council, when now that these are done away by events, is now declared by Great Britain to have changed it’s object, and to have become a war of Conquest, to be waged until she conquers from...
It seems if we should never find men for our public agencies with mind enough to rise above the little motives of pride & jealousy, & to do their duties in harmony, as the good of their country, & their own happiness would require. Poor Warden, I find, has been thought an object of jealousy to Crawford, and the scenes of Dr. Franklin and mr. Adams, Dr. Franklin & Lee, Dr. Franklin and Izard...
It seems as if we should never find men for our public agencies with mind enough to rise above the little motives of pride & jealousy, & to do their duties in harmony, as the good of their country, & their own happiness would require. poor Warden , I find, has been thought an object of jealousy to Crawford , and the scenes of D r Franklin and mr Adams , D r Franklin & Lee , D r
It is very long since I troubled you with a letter, which has proceeded from discretion, & not want of inclination; because I have really had nothing to write which ought to have occupied your time. But in the late events at Washington I have felt so much for you that I cannot withold the expression of my sympathies. For altho’ every reasonable man must be sensible that all you can do is to...
It is very long since I troubled you with a letter, which has proceeded from discretion, & not want of inclination, because I have really had nothing to write which ought to have occupied your time. but in the late events at Washington I have felt so much for you that I cannot withold the expression of my sympathies. for altho’ every reasonable man must be sensible that all you can do is to...