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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...
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...
J Mason [does for] himself the honor to call on the President this afternoon and to converse with him on the Subject of the note he has pleased to write him this Morning—his only doubt on the Subject which the President has thought proper to propose to him, is the impossibility of leaving home at an early period DNA : RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.
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...
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...
¶ John Mason to Dolley Madison. Letter not found. 8 June 1814. Described as a two-page autograph letter in Anderson Catalogue No. 995 (1913), item 162. Asks her opinion of a “plaister cast” of JM taken “from a Die, cut after the bust made by the Italian artist last year, and intended to impress medals for the Indians.”
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 .
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 .
24 July 1809, Georgetown. Has been solicited to write a letter of recommendation for Alexander Scott, who seeks appointment as judge for District of Columbia. Admits he knows little of Scott’s legal background but can assure JM of the applicant’s respectable “connections and standing in life.” Moreover, “his political principles have been uniformly & soundly republican.” RC ( DNA : RG 59,...
24 July 1811, Indian Office. Informs JM that Samuel Tupper, factor in the trading house at Sandusky, has asked permission to resign and suggests that Jacob B. Varnum of Massachusetts be appointed in his place. RC ( DNA : RG 75, Letters Received by Superintendent of Indian Trade); letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 75, Letters Sent by Superintendent of Indian Trade). RC 1 p.; with JM’s notation,...
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...
28 March 1804, Georgetown. “I find your note for 1200$ falls due on Wednesday next, and therefore, to be renewed, must be offered for, tomorrow—agreably to your request, I sent you by one of my asisstants [ sic ] a note ready drawn for your Signature—the rest I will take care to have done.” RC ( DLC ). 1 p.; docketed by JM.
I take the liberty of introducing to you, Dr. Triplett Surgeon in the Navy, who will do himself the honor of handing this Letter, and who, understanding that he has been appointed to reside as Physician at Algiers, is desirous of having some conversation with you on the Subject. With great Respect I have the honor to be Sir your very obt Sevt MHi : Coolidge Collection.
Bordeaux, 20 Dec. 1788 . Acknowledges TJ’s letter of 24 Nov.; would have replied sooner, but he expected a ship from America with “samples of the manufactures” mentioned; they did not come by her; will order them from London. They “have a vessel sailing for Potomack in eight or ten days,” and if TJ has any commands he will be “extremely careful in forwarding them.” RC ( MHi ); 2 p.; endorsed.
§ 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...
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...
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...
I had the honour to intimate to you in conversation the other day that remonstrances had been made by some of the agents for Indian Trade in the Upper Mississippi against the facility with which british Traders obtained licences to trade in that quarter. On that subject, it has occurred to me to be my duty to communicate to you Sir a letter lately received from the agent at Fort Madison. Mr....
In due course I was honoured with your Letter of 20th. Ulto. It is from our Connection with that City quite as convenient, to receive in Philadelphia at present as here, and not to trouble you with remitting, we send now to our Friends Messrs. Joseph Anthony & Son who will present it—F. M. & Cos. Draft on you for 205 Ds. 42 Cts. We have written to our Friend in Baltimore for the amount of the...
Having this day sent in my Resignation, to Mr. Madison as Commissioner of the Cumberland-Road, I feel that, I owe to you some personal explanation on that head— In the beleif that I could have rendered Services in that business, I undertook the Duty you were pleased to assign me, with great chearfulness, looked forward to its Execution, with much pleasure, and was successfully making my...
I enclose you your note for $500 Paid at the Bank of Columbia on the 30th. Ulto. by your Check on the office of Disct: and Deposit then sent me, for that purpose, as also your acct: with me on the Transaction of your Discts. at sd. Bank, on notes endorsed by me, stated, for Your Information, from the beginning; Balc. due me, the last discount only, $ 4 75/100. The result of this negotiation...
I have received your letter of the 4th instant, enclosing a Resolution of the Legislature of Maryland to take, on account of the State, one hundred & thirty shares in the augmented Capital of the Potomak Company, and thank you for your politeness in forwarding of it to me. Altho’ this mode of obtaining money to complete the Navigation of the River, differs from the plan adopted at the last...
I am just informed by the President of the Potomac Company, that the application to the Maryland Assembly on behalf of that Company, for aid to complete their works, has met with much delay, and even at this time, is uncertain in its event—a circumstance which I learn with no small regret. Understanding also, from the same source, that some persons have expressed a doubt whether I still...
9 March 1813 , “ Indian office .” “In conformity with the law of 2d. March 1811 —I have the honour to transmit a statement of the salaries of the agents assistant agents and Clerks at the several trading houses with the Indian tribes—from the 1st. day of april 1812 the day to which payment was last made for them from the treasury for one year amount $10383.28 and to sollicit that you will be...
I entreat you to attribute the Subject of this letter to it’s true motive—the most honest and sincere desire to do public good, in however small a degree it may be in my power to contribute toward it. You will receive Sir, by this same mail a letter from Mr Rush, which has been written after several earnest and anxious conversations between him and myself, as to the present Crisis, and...
J. Mason presents his respects to the President, having informed himself better on the Subject of the Presidents note of the Day before yesterday—He can now state, that of the Persons named—,Joseph Bromley, and Thomas Hewitt are Republicans; Michael Nourse and Dr. Phineas Bradley are Federalists, there are several John Smiths in that Part of the city, it is therefore known Which is meant—Dr....