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April 1809. Sends on letter “from Mr. Lee” recommending William Bass for the consulate at Antwerp and mentions that Walter Livingston, Jr., may deserve consideration for the secretary’s post at the Paris legation, if a vacancy occurs. “I dont know but I ought to make an apology once for all for consenting sometimes to be the organ of such applications. It is a business I very much dislike but...
I observed with pleasure in your inaugural speech that you still keep in view the immense importance of public improvements, the advancement of science, & the general diffusion of information, as essential to the happiness of our country. And I cannot but hope that the time is now approaching when some portion of the attention of Congress may be fixt on these objects. The ample scope of your...
The Encyclopedie methodique which I have to dispose of is complete as far as the 58th. livraison, and I shall agree to complete it as soon as the intercourse is open, as I presume the impression is finished. I have on hand in text 93 whole vols. bound 14 half vols. in boards. in plates 12 whole vos. bound   & 15 half vos. in boards The price, as I find by a note stuck into one of the vols. &...
Mr. Latrobe has informed me that you wished to have the Encyclopedie sent to your house with the bill. I now send them by the Bearer of this. I take the liberty at the same time to offer you some other books, of which I enclose a notice. Your very obt. Mr. Madison bo’t of J. Barlow The french encyclopedie methodique—incomplete, consisting as follows 93 vol. bound & 14 half vol. unbd. letter...
I send you the books you marked. Likewise a work I before forgot, of which I have a duplicate. It is the French Biographical Dictionary in nine volumes . This however you can give back to the man if you dont choose to take it—no harm is done except your trouble of looking at it—as he can bring it back in the carriage. Yr. obt. Sevt. RC ( DLC ). Probably [Louis Mayeul Chaudon], Nouveau...
Col. Swan has desired me to hand you the enclosed letter. It seems as if it should have been addrest to the Secy. of the Treasury. But he asks only for a suspension of a decision, and as that cannot be final without you, it may not be improper. With great respect— RC ( DLC ). Enclosure not found. James Swan emigrated from Scotland to Boston in 1765, served in the Revolution, and engaged in...
Mr. Carey who is probably well known to you desires an interview with you on the subject of Mr. Tench Cox whose present office will probably be vacated by the passing of the Bill respecting a quartermaster’s department. Mr. Cox’s political character, his official talents & his mode of conducting the office he now holds are doubtless much better known to you than to me. But his domestic affairs...
I take the liberty of recommending to your particular friendship & protection Mr. Corea, a Portuguese of great learning & Science whom I have known for many years a most amiable & honorable man. He is member of most of the learned Societies in Europe, & of that of Philadelphia. He has now chosen the United States for his country, & I feel an interest in his finding friends & other comforts...
As an additional apology for detaining the Frigate as well as for believing that an answer somewhat satisfactory is to be given to my note of the 10th. Novr. I ought perhaps to state to you more fully than I have done in my official letter what past at the diplomatic audience to which I there alluded. It was on the 1st. of Decr. the anniversary of the Coronation. The court was uncommonly...
In my private letter to you of the 19th. I took the liberty to intimate that I might address you by the frigate on the subject of connecting the indemnities due to our citizens with a convention of boundaries of Louisiana. I have had many hints on this subject both from Spanish & French authority. I have always discouraged the idea by a declaration as general & vague as might be, that I am not...