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My particular friend M r Nicholas Biddle , with his Lady , daughter of the late M rs Craig , are travelling to some of the springs in Your State, to reestablish health & tranquility of mind, which had been much affected by their late Domestic afflictions —Should they have the opportunity—I should feel gratified at being the means of bringing you personally acquainted— M r Biddle’s tour to Europe
M. Vaughan informs Mr. Jefferson that he has purchased Bills for about 15,000 Dollars and expects in an hour to complete the 20,000. He wishes to know to what order they are to be drawn, and as the parties only draw to answer pressing demands, M. V. will request that he may know as early as Convenient this morning, where to send for the money. 3000 13,000 Willing Morris & Swanwick 400  1...
I take the liberty of enclosing a list of queries which Judge Tilghman has handed to me—Many of these are local—but if to any of them you can give a reply which may assist him in the Task he has undertaken & enable him to do the Justice he wishes to our Deceased friend ( whose loss we every day feel more & more) it is very desireable—
In hopes that my friend that Rev d M r Bigelow of Boston may be gratified in his wish of being able to extend his tour South to pay his respects to you, I have desired him to take Charge of this Letter, to procure him this advantage He a friend of M r Tickenor’s & saw him in Europe—He was also well acquainted with Earl Buchan & has in his hands sum many of your Letters— MHi : Coolidge Collection.
I enclose a letter recieved by a young friend of mine from the hands of the writer, to whom he went particularly recommended; he has a packet for D Thornton which contains something for yourself—I Have spoken to Capt Lewis, who politely takes charge of it.—My friend had many conversations with the writer of the letter who was very free in his remarks, upon the ideas of the leading men in that...
By Mail I send you from A. Michaux a Volume on the Oaks & one on the Birch &c being a Continuation of his Work— I have also in my hands One Sett 3 Vol. Destut Tracy & also Le Sage Vol. fol. Atlas for M Randolph will you please to direct the mode of Sending these— There has been great detention in getting possession of the Boxes or they would have been earlier at hand— We have the pleasure of
I have your favor of 6 Jany & have recieved Otis’s translation of Botta Vol. 1. 2—The 3 d has been published this day & I shall no doubt soon recieve it from you—I shall seize the first opportunity of send it to Botta—I informed M r Otis who is much pleased with the Circumstance & has adressed aletter to the author which will accompany the Books I shall also write at same time—It is more...
I have to apologize for the manner in which I sent down the last Small Pox matter for Dr Gantt I must have lost two days, in retaining it in order to have acompanied it with a letter A Second Edition of Aikin is published here, with an important appendix ; I shall have the pleasure of sending you a Copy as soon as I can get it from the publisher, who is getting it bound. I enclose the...
Your favor enclosing D. Griffith on Longitude was recieved, & the acknowledgement for it is now enclosed—we have been attentive of late to make the acknowledgement immediate. We are very desirous of possessing, for the Society, Copies of the two enumerations or Census, & know not how to do it but through your kindness; I would further take the liberty of enquiring whether the Insertion of them...
I am gratified by the receipt of your favor of 24 th The Seal is elegant simple & Classical. & I cannot doubt the superior success of an institution so liberally planned; I hope the jealousy of those who are disappointed because the managem t is not given to them will be perfectly harmless—altho’ I suppose those attached to W m & Mary, will try to give importance to their efforts I have...
Having for the Philosophical Society, Subscribed for the Musœum of Natural History, published at Paris, I have just recieved the 29 No. in which M Cuvier treats of the Subjeit of Magalonix as described by you giving his own Theory from the Plaster Casts sent by Mr Peale—Concieving it probable this No had not reached you, & that you would be gratified by a sight of it, I have by this post...
I have recieved your favor of 14 Inst. with 30 D. enclosed In conformity to your wishes I have paid for the Freemans Journal up to 16 Sep. 1806 4 To Irwin & Kelly in full for Philad Repository 2 Richard Folwell for Spirit of the Rep to No 34 inclusive 2 he proposes to continue it—as it may be irregular I took the receipt in this way— Petit Censeur—The Editor Daudit has left town, as is...
By Mr Brun , a friend of Kosiusco’s, & who is strongly recommended to me, I have the pleasure of sending, some Specimens of Coins & Medals made in England, they are from Mr Jos: Priestly, & were meant to have been sent to you long since, had not an accident prevented, which it is immaterial now to mention—I have taken the Liberty to annex a list of Certain Societies to which (by an order of...
I have the pleasure to inform you that D Coxe has himself taken the Vaccine Infection, & during the progress of the Disorder, has undergone uncommon fatigue, without any Inconvenience; two of his patients, one a child, one a laboring man, appear to have it finely; the latter has this day furnished fresh Virus; he has been obliged to work hard during the whole time, & found no other...
The enclosed singular production of M Lippi Neopolitan, was forwarded to the Society by the Revd. Mr. Waldron Secrety. to our Minister at Paris who translated Cuviers Historical Eulog. on Priestley—as we do not meet until the 3d Fryday in Sepr. I thought it would be agreeable to you to See it—This Traveller, of Universal Science, may come to the United States & it may be of importance to have...
M. Vaughan takes the liberty of enclosing to Mr. Jefferson a Copy of a Contract for Land, made by a worthy French Family. M. Vaughan wishes Mr. Jefferson would favor him with any information in his power on the subject of these Lands—Which The family would I believe wish to dispose of. If you can communicate your opinions to Mr. Priestly, I shall be Still more obliged. Yours sincerely RC ( MHi...
The . is arrived from Leghorn with Two Cases (Pedestals I believe) Marble for you, they are landed & want your orders, having been confined 10 days to the House—I have not been able personally to attend to the Business—I have supposed them free of Duty—but should this not be the case—I shall want the Invoice or Value My first impression was to have sent them to M r Peyton Richmon—; but I...
My Cousin L t Elmsley of the English Navy, Nephew of Admiral Hallowell & son of the late Chief Justice of Canada, has been making a tour thro’ this Country, & is now returning from Charleston—he wishes the gratification of becoming acquainted with one, to whom many of his connections are warmly attached—permit me to request your kind acception of him—he has letters to M r Madison & M Munro, to...
Your favor of 19 April only reached me this day at, same time with a remittance of 300$ from M r Bernard Peyton—I have sent to M r Girard to request the Dfts & when procured & forwarded—you shall be advised thereof MHi : Coolidge Collection.
Having in Vain sought for Bills here & at N York on Leghorn —I have remitted to M r Thomas Appleton our Consul at Leghorn LeRoy Bayard & C o Dft on Mess Hottinguer & C o Paris in his favor, which goes via
Trifling information may be of use until more authenic information comes to hand—I therefore take the liberty of Stating that the information published as upon the authority of Mr Williams at London, of expressions of Mr Munro & Mr Pinckney on 5 Sepr.—was from Mr Samuel Potter of the house of Potter & Page of this place one of our largest Importers—to whom it was all important to endeavor to...
Hoping M Correa will will be with You I inclose a line from myself with a European Packet—from which I trust much Satisfaction will be derived— Excuse this hasty line—Our minds are much Engaged but now somewhat reli e ved RC ( MHi ); undated, endorsed by TJ as received 21 Sept. 1814 and so recorded in SJL . Enclosure not found. Manuscript: “relived.”
Four Double & one Single Keg White lead ground in oil were shipped to Mess Gibson & Jefferson of Richmond by the Schr. adventure Capt Town—By the Schr Liberty Capt. Lewis I send another Keg—containing 7 ℔ Stone Oker ground in oil—I have sent this in consequence of a practice generally introduced here, the advantage of which has been waranted by experience, of mixing as much of this with the...
M r Patrick Gibson has remitted me on Your acco. a Dft on a good house here for 692 76/100 at 30 Days , ( which is acce d ) ; out of which I am to pay M Benj. Jones 142 76/ & to reserve for your orders 550 which will of Course be complied with—Expecting the pleasure of hearing from you Soon RC (
I have this day rec d the am ot of the note rem d by M r Gibson $692. 76 & have paid M r B. Jones on y/a
By the Stage to Fredericksburg to care of Benson to whom I write by mail I Send a Box containing LeSage — Destut Tracy 3 Vol & a Box I believe of Seeds Sent by M r Warden received by the Hornet — M
Pardon an inadvertance, the inclosed for M Warden not being at hand when I enclosed the letter for M Lasteyrie for his care, had escaped my recollection this morning—Calling at our Hall I found it there—Could I have found a private opportunity to Paris I should not on the part of the Society have troubled you I remain with great respect Your friend & Servant DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
In obedience to your request, I embrace the earliest opportunity of recommending a candidate for the office of Marshall of this state. Having consulted several of my Republican friends on the subject, I am authorized to give the aggregate opinion in favour of Joel Lewis of New Castle County—He has passed thro the whole rotine of office to a member of the Assembly; in the latter capacity he...
I have just recieved the inclosed from M Dunbar, which I think it proper to forward to you although I doubt not you will have recieved official notice of the information. I remain with respect D sir Your obt Servt RC ( DLC ); endorsed by TJ as received 3 Jan. 1803 and so recorded in SJL . Enclosure: William Dunbar to Vaughan, Natchez, 25 Nov. 1802, stating that with the post about to depart,...
By the Hamlet ; Pearson , I have Sent a box & enclosed bill of Lading to Gibson & Jefferson —It contains a Agricultural books from France — I have this day recieved 400 from M Patrick Gibson of Richmond on your acco. & subject to your orders— We commence printing our Volume in a few days. Vol 1. of a new series