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M r John Eliason , Merchant of this Town, proposing to visit you on some matter of Business, has requested me to mention him to you. I shall take the liberty to do so with pleasure, altho’ I cannot speak otherwise than generally on the Subject, having latterly been much withdrawn from mercantile business, I have had but few Transactions with Mr Eliason . I can however assure you Sir, that his...
The republicans and friends of the late administration, of George Town , animated by the purest sentiments of gratitude and affection, beg leave to express to you those emotions inspired by the interesting crisis of your departure from public life. Devoted as you have been for so long a period of time, to the service of your country, endeared by your unceasing cares for our national...
Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to Genl. Mason and being about to retire to a country life, where his garden will be a principal amusement, he is making up his emplettes of seeds. he has to beg of Genl. Mason some seeds of the egg plant; to which he must add a little of the Ruta baga, or Swedish turnep, he knows that this last is to be had at the shops, but he has remarked that which...
Th: Jefferson salutes Genl Mason with friendship & respect & sends him some grains of the Quarentine corn which comes in 40. days. it is said to produce 4. crops a year in Italy & 3. in Switzerland. it is just arrived from Italy, & should be planted immediately, in drills 2. or 3. feet apart & 12. I. asunder in the drills. it does not grow above 2. or 3 f. high & is loaded with ears from top...
So long ago as June 29. of the last year I inclosed you a draught on Caleb Lownes of Philadelphia for 92 D-80 c the amount of my balance to Mason & Fenwick, and desired Mr. Lownes to answer it out of monies placed in his hands. I was surprised yesterday, on receiving an account from him to find that the money still lies in his hands uncalled for. Apprehending my letter must have miscarried,...
Mr. Barnes my factotum in money matters is on a journey to Baltimore, and in his absence a pressing call is made on me, which renders it necessary for me to get a thousand Dollars from the bank of Columbia. I have not another mercantile or monied acquaintance in the place. in this dilemma I venture to ask the favor of you to indorse & put in the inclosed for me, as the rules of the banks...
Th: Jefferson asks Genl. Mason’s acceptance of three Paccan trees. the bearer brings two; the 3d. will be sent. RC ( CtHi ); addressed: “Genl. John Mason.” Not recorded in SJL .
I am honored with your favor of the 11th. and sincerely thank you for the offer of your ship, which I would certainly have embraced, had I been at liberty to go. But I have not yet received permission, and must await that. I beg you to remember me in the most friendly terms to your father. I have put off answering his letter because I expected constantly to make my voyage to America and to see...
I have been longer without answering your favor of Apr. 26. than I would have been if the answer could be of any consequence. I knew also that the same information was handed you thro another channel, which I have now to give, and give only in respect to your letter. The government of the US. will not meddle with the investment of the monies they will pay to France. They will pay the cash to...
In answer to your favor of the 8th. inst. I am to inform you that no premium is as yet decided on for the importation of wheat or flour after the present month. The ministers however are sensible there will be a want of that article, and seem disposed to give a premium. They will take it into consideration very shortly, and make it public if they decide on a bounty. With respect to tobacco,...
Th: Jefferson presents his salutations to Genl. Mason & sent him this morning his plant of Terragon, not doubting that the best measure to preserve it is to place it in his hands. when he shall have multiplied the stock, Th:J. will ask for some plants to carry to Monticello. MBBS .
You were so kind, when I left Washington , as to give me some seed of the Swedish turnep. I sowed it carefully, but a drought from the middle of July till autumn, prevented a single plant from coming to perfection. can you give me a few seeds now, & inform me when you plant them. M c Mahon directs it in April or May . but this is so different from the season of sowing other turneps that I am...
Th: Jefferson has recieved the seeds which General Mason has been so kind as to send him, and returns him many thanks for them. they will be a valuable acquisition to him. he is very sensible of the kind sentiments expressed in his note and assures him he reciprocates them sincerely to mrs Mason & himself, and that at whatever distance withdrawn from them, the information of their welfare will...
Being now returned to the neighborhood of Philadelphia, and business resumed in that place, I will pay on sight Mr. Fenwick’s draught: be pleased to accompany it with your own for the little disbursements made for me about the box of books &c. or if you prefer it, write me the amount of the whole, and I will remit you a bank post-note on the collector of George town by the return of the post...
Congress have passed an act for opening a road from Cumberland to Ohio, which is to be laid off by 3. Commissioners. a desire of having it done, uninfluenced by any local motives has induced me to endeavor to get one Commissioner in the state of Ohio, and two in this quarter. would it suit you to undertake this journey? the emolument to be sure is trifling (4. D. a day) but the public interest...
I have this day recieved your letter of resignation, with regret altho’ not unexpectedly; and have in consequence written to propose the office to mr Jones. as his acceptance is uncertain, and we have no time to lose in making the appointment, will you be so good in the meantime as to give me your opinion between mr Sprigg recommended by you, and John Bowie Ducket who has been recommended by...
I have duly received your favor of Aug. 23. as well as the one from your father which was therein inclosed. I am always happy to hear of his good health, and shall with great pleasure comply with his wishes that I should render you such services as may come within my line. I think the position you have taken at Bordeaux must be a good one, and a trade judiciously conducted between that port...
It has not been possible for me sooner to do myself the honour of answering your favor of Oct. 25. The ministry have agreed to receive all the cargoes of our oil already on their way, till a further arrangement can be finally settled: and I have great reason to hope we shall obtain a re-establishment of the arret of Dec. 29. as to our whale oils; in which case, the English being excluded, we...
§ To John Mason. 29 April 1806, Department of State. “The President of the United States, being desirous of availing the Public of your Services, as Commissioner ‘for laying out and making a road from Cumberland in the State of Maryland to the State of Ohio,’ I have the honor to enclose your Commission.” RC ( MBBS ). 1 p.; in a clerk’s hand, signed by JM . Enclosure not found. On the same day...
I have this day reccd. your letter of the 21t. instant, with the letters & papers from our Agent for prisoners of War at Halifax. The encouragement which the Enimy seem to derive from our reluctance to retaliate their cruelty towards our military citizens in captivity, requires that an appeal should be made without delay, to their feelings for their own unfortunate people, as they have none...
I have recd. your letter of the 24th. instant with its several inclosures. My answer to your preceding one renders it unnecessary to do more than express my approbation of the very proper reply you have given to the letter from the British Commissary General of Prisoners. The persevering detention of our Seamen who were on board British Ships, when war was declared, will engage particular...
14 May 1813, Washington. In accordance with “the second Section of the act entitled ‘an act to ascertain the Compensation of Public Ministers,’ passed May 10th 1800,” certifies that John Mason has expended $19,000 under JM’s direction “for the Contingent Expences of foreign intercourse the particulars of which expenditure it is not deemed advisable to specify.” Given as a voucher so Mason can...
My Neighbour Mr. W. O. Sprigg having intimated to me his Wish to fill the office of Attorney for the District of Columbia, lately, as I understand, resigned by Mr. Mason I beg your Permission to state to you my Knowledge of his general character and habits. Of his legal capacity, I am not qualified to give an opinion, this, I can only say, I have heard very respectably spoken of, by...
Mr. Theodore Mansfield of New York will do himself the honor to hand this Letter, he has been introduced to me as a very respectable Man by one of my Friends in that City—He is desirous of obtaining leave to send a Ship to Europe, under circumstances which he will explain himself—I beg permission, Sir, to present him to you— With very great Respect I have the honor to be Sir Your mo ob Servt...
I fear you will have thought me negligent, in not haveing sooner replied to the letter I had the pleasure to receive from you last month—I beg you will be assured Sir I lost not a moment in prepareing for a Satisfactory Reply— I had taken from me, this Spring, by the Teeth of the ground Mouse, a little animal very numerous and troublesome here, all the Seed Turnips of every kind I had set out:...
Having lately Seen it was proposed in france to make Applications to the Executive of the United States to furnish in American Produce part of their Debt, and Supposing it probable if such a measure is adopted Some of the purchases might be made to greater advantage on Potomac, Rappahanok and James River than North of them, I take the Liberty thro’ you Sir to Offer my Services (Say those of my...
Knowing the great Interest you have always taken in the promotion of the Navigation of the Potomak—I lose not a moment to inform you that I have at length suceeded to get this great Object aided by a grant of the Legislature of this State to the full amount contemplated by the Company—and it is with extreme Pleasure I have it in my Power to enclose a Resolution to that Effect which has this...
Letter not found. 21 September 1813. Acknowledged in JM to Mason, 23 Sept. 1813 , which suggests that Mason’s letter probably enclosed a 3 Sept. 1813 letter to Mason from John Mitchell, U.S. agent for prisoners at Halifax, and a copy of Mitchell’s letter of the same date to Lt. William Miller, British agent for prisoners at Halifax. In the latter, written at 8 a.m., Mitchell requested that...
Mr Suttle caled on you as you requested with a note in due Form to offer tomorrow at the Bank of Columbia to relieve one for similar Sum drawn by you becoming due there this week. You will oblige me Sir by informing me at your leisure to whom I am to charge the discounts on this negociation to Mr Monroe, or yourself. I have now paid 40$ or 50 at different times for this purpose—a particular...
I beg leave to represent that in the month of June last, there was shipped by my Predecessor in Office, Genl. John Shee, on board the american Ship Little William, of Philada. Capt. Harrison, destined for Tonningen, a parcell of Peltry, the property of the United States and consigned for sale on their account, to Mr. Chas. F. Nagel Merchant at that place, value on board at Philadelphia Dollars...