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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
Your favor of 24 June is recieved as also the Bones It is to be regretted that the least valuable object, should have so much Injured those that were more so.— I shall with pleasure add your acknowledgemt to that of the Society to Mr. Stockler—both are suspended until the result of the Election of Mr S. is known, by the special desire of Mr Freire he is proposed, & he appears both from his...
I have received a letter from M r Stephen Catalan 16 June advising reciept of 2205 f r dft of Girard on Paris he will write to you soon but requests that I will inform you that he has rec d the Bill— I do not know whether M Correa has yet reached you—I enclose a letter for
I have the pleasure of enclosing a Copy of a letter I have recieved from Baron Humboldt, which has given me much Satisfaction. few who have visited us have been So well inclind to speak well of us.—I wish much the public would put at your disposal the means of acquiring a full knowledge of this Country & its resources—It would be both honorable & useful. I remain with great respect Your friend...
The important object of an universal Standard of Weight & Measure has long occupied your thoughts; you will therefore learn with pleasure that I have lately become possessed by purchase from M Hassler- of the French Standard Toise— Metre,— Kylogram & the English Troy Standard—Which may serve as Standards of Comparison, whenever the subject is taken up in this Country. The enclosed, memoir of...
On receipt of your favor I called on M r Strickland relative to Fresco painting, there is no professed Painter of that Branch, but he believes that the Brother of W P Warren Scene Painter of the New Theatre is the only one to be got who is capable of doing it. He recommends your sending immediately a Description of the work wanted—dimensions, what ornaments, how disposed &c. together with any...
I am pleased at an oppertunity of gratifying my friend W m Coffin (who travels thro’ Am a for Information) with an introduction to yourself—His being a Grand nephew of D r Price & nephew of WMorgan so well known by his annuity publications—will acco t for the respect he entertains for this Country, & his wish to see it & be acquainted with some of her most eminent Characters—We are pleased...
I recieved your favor of July 11. & shewd your letter to M r Girard & then enclosed him a Copy, as he proposed given a Credit upon M r Moreton of Bordeaux or order to him to arrange the business—I wrote him a note requesting that he would furnish me with a Copy of the Credit, which I could multiply & forward agreeably to your Directions, at same time I Sent him the 550$ that no time might be...
I have parted with T y Notes proceeds 73.63 rem d to N York — 54.24 recd from M Short 34.34 Balle in your fav 53.73 $ 107.97 $ 107.97
Your favor of 20. has much relieved me the Gazette has just announced the accident, & caused much anxiety to your friends, accept my congratulations that you are doing well & my wishes that your useful life may be prolonged—Judge Tilghman & M rs Wistar are much obliged to you for your kind attention to their wishes—Young Wistar has at length relinquish his views of going into the Navy which...
I have Seen M r Girard —who will lodge the necessary directions with Mess Perregaux & Lafitte Banquiers at Paris to supply to the exp extent of 500$ as Called Upon by Your Agent for purchases.—When therefore you Send your orders to me send therewith your Directions to your purchasing agent to call on these Gentlemen for funds as wanted, & write a letter to Perregaux & Lafitte to furnish the...
Thomas Jefferson Esq r in a/c Current with John Vaughan 1819 Sept 25 By Balance of a/c due you this date 13 47 1820 Feby 19 received from you 400 26 To paid S Girard his Bill and Lafitte & Co Paris order T. Appleton, recv d T. Appleton py t
I enclose a letter received at the society & read last evening—with its envellope— The Rouleau mention’d on the Envellope has not made its appearance & may have been taken on by M Cole or may have come by the Syren , by which Vessel the letter possibly came— But all our packets came by the Mentor —Should you have recieved it, it will after you have Examin’d it be peculiarly acceptable to us—...
The two pamphlets from the Society of Arts &c were intended to be retained by you, as we are in possession of duplicates—I now return them & add a Second copy of the premiums, of which some were sent to be destributed—it may be in your power to Select some of the ideas most likely to be usefull & to put them in the way of more general Circulation—Being much indisposed at the time I receivd...
I now return you the Invoice &c relative to Packages P. Ellac—Expences 17.12 } $22.12— Vol. 2 Tr s 5 I inclose your a/c former ballance in your favor 10.53 leaving now in my favor D r 11.59 I have rec d your letter relative to a Brewer nothing Satisfactory has offered & I begin to have my Doubts whether any one can be got to undertake brewing on his own acco—but three or four Days will...
I have received from M Girard a letter for You which I commit to the Mail & two letters of Credit ⅌ Duplicate— on Peregaux Lafitte & C o Paris 350$ to M r Geo Ticknor & to M
I have the pleasure of sending you a Philadelphia Edition of Aikin , with an appendix, containing some important Documents from Letsom &c—I have also sent a short abstract of some leading points in Dr Husson’s work on this subject printed this year at Paris—He was one of the Paris Medical Committee of the Vaccination Hospital—Not knowing whether you have time to look at all the Philada...
The enclosed I have just recieved, & am requested to forward in the same manner as a former one, the reply if sent as before, will be carefully & safely forwarded— I have just recieved a letter from our much respected friend Dr Priestley who is entirely recover’d, & resumes his studies— I remain with the greatest respect Dr Sir. Your obt. & obliged friend & servt RC ( DLC ); endorsed by TJ as...
The Seal of the University was in the hands of M Correa who had hoped himself to have had the pleasure of delivering it into Your own hands— I send it by this days mail—& hope it will arrive Safe—I should be pleased to have your description of the design—the Seal has been viewed with much Satisfaction—Simple & Classical— I send to Mr Cooper the notice relative to him, contained in Your letter....
Being informed that Mr. Rodney, who is now at your City, has made an unfavourable report respecting the late appointment of Marshal, I conceive it my duty to render you an account of the circumstances which he appears to have misrepresented.—It, however, is not my intention, to trouble you with a detail of the extraordinary cabal excited here by a combination of interests, organized into a...
Capt Merewether Lewis having been chosen a Member of our Society , I take the liberty of enclosing to you his Certificate of Election, & the letter advising of his Election, as the only Certain channel, by which the information can be Conveyed to him. Our friend D Priestley has been very Ill, D Wistar saw him previous to the Serious attack & found him much Broken—since D W. left him, he was...