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I am not able to give you any particular account of the paper handed you by mr Lee, as being either the original, or a copy of the declaration of Independence, sent by myself to his grand father. the draught when compleated by myself, with a few verbal amendments, by D r Franklin and mr Adams, two members of the Committee, in their own hand writing, is now in my own possession, and a fair copy...
I have not lately had the pleasure of hearing from you, altho’ I frequently hear of you from those of my friends who can gratify themselves by visiting you in your retirement—some of them think that you do not spare yourself sufficiently; I trust however that you know & feel what is proper for you—& will not go beyond what is right—The University must now have got itself embarked and arranged...
The Count Vidua being on the eve of Departure & have shewn me M Du Ponceaus letter—I cannot refuse myself the pleasure of Confirming what he has written, especially as it gives me an opportunity of renewing the expression of the respect & esteem which you have long inspired. Your friend & Sert Not speaking our Language, he has been fortunate in meeting with a M Vischer from Basle Switzd. a...
The rapid & prosperous advances made in this Country under a form of Government so different from those of Europe, has of late induced Travellers to visit us with Philosophic Views, to examine effects, ascertain causes & to know those individuals which remain, who were the master workmen in the excetion of the Political Edifice & giving it the solid foundation that it has been shewn to...
Col Bernard Peyton deliverd me your letter I shall with pleasure introduce him to my friends & do what I can to serve his Interest—I am to see him again on his return.—We yesterday lost our President of the UPS. R Patterson, has been some time complaining, but I think his exertions (above his Strength), in the last meeting of the Genl Assembly, accelerated his departure—I am not as yet aware...
Col o Bernard Peyton, the bearer of this letter is my friend and Correspondent of Richmond, where he has been established for some years a Commission merchant, and with good success. of this he is entirely worthy, enjoying the general confidence and esteem of his countrymen, for his great punctuality and integrity. proposing to take a trip Northwardly with views of enlarging his business, I...
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...
The copy of the catalogue of the Society’s library which you were so kind as to send me, came safe to hand. you mention that to meet the expence of the publicn the members have been obliged ‘ de se cotiser .’ you will permit me therefor ‘ de me cotiser aussi ’and to recieve herein my contribn of 25. D. if it is less than the pro ratâ say what it ought to be and it shall be made up. I join with...
I have the pleasure of sending you from the Soc y a Copy of the Catalogue they have just completed—it has been arranged by Mr Du Ponceau—who has given as much of his time as possible & has occupied a part of almost every day for many months in its completion—Owing to the great variety (& to him the novelty of many parts or subjects) some errors have crept in which were discovered too late to...
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...