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I know not by what right or colour of right, I address you: but as the World agrees that you are Benevolence personified I presume upon that principle to introduce to you Mr Samuel Gilman, whose Accademical Education was in the Family of my beloved Sister, whose University Education was at Harvard Colledge, whose Genius has already exhibited very promising productions in verse and prose from...
I regret that your kind Letter of Oct. 11. has been so long unanswered. Mr Colman needed no recommendation or introduction from me to you. He is delighted with his Visit to Philadelphia and the liberal Society he found there. I will hazard Something to you. In my Opinion Something was wanting in Philadelphia, to irradiate the Solemn gloom of the religion of that City, on one hand: and to check...
Not to honour Mr Colman, for I know he needs none from me to you; but to gratify myself and bring me once more to your recollection—I write this line. He deserves to see all the greatest men and the best things, I Philadelphia; and I hope no narrow sentiments in religion or Politicks will prevent him. I am as always your friend MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
Not to honor Mr Colman, for I know he needs none from me to you: but to gratify myself, and bring me once more to your recollection, I write this Line. He deserves to See all the greatest and best Men and Things in Philadelphia: and I hope no narrow Sentiments in Religion or Politicks, will prevent him. I am, as always your Friend PPAmP .
I am almost ashamed to trouble you on such a subject but depending on your kind and friendly disposition towards Mr. Adams and myself I am induced to request you will have the goodness to procure us a young woman strong and capable of work in the kitchen and house and a Boy to do the usual work in a family under an upper Servant from among the Swiss or German emigrants who are daily arriving I...
The German Woman and Boy you were so obliging to purchase for me arrived safe; and I return you many thanks for your goodness for having so readily undertaken and so perfectly executed your my Commission—Mr. Adams received your second Letter acknowledging the receipt of the money and unites with me in assurances of the highest Respect and esteem. PPAmP .
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
In hopes that my friend the 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 is a friend of M r Tickenor ’s & saw him in Europe —
An advertisement having been published in a number of Newspapers, by Nelson Barksdale , Proctor of the University of Virginia , encouraging the applications of Mechanics of all kinds for employment in the erection of an edifice for that institution, Richard Ware , of the City of Philadelphia , Carpenter, is desirous to obtain from the Subscribers that recommendation of his character and...
At the request of Professor Cooper , we have examined a Collection of Minerals, selected for the College of Charlottsville , and find them to consist of— 1st. Specimens of all the Rocks constituting the Primitive, Transition, Secondary and Flötz Formations. The specimens are large, and chiefly American. They fully illustrate the Geology of the United States , as far as it is at present known....
ALS : American Philosophical Society I received a Pacquet you were so good as to bring for me from Philadelphia; but it contains no Letters later than the 13th. of January. As the Ministry here received Letters at the same time, & I believe brought also by you, that are as late as the 4th of April, I cannot but be surpriz’d that we have no fresh Letters by the same Ship that you came in.— Can...
I have gratified more than one of my Boston friends by introducing them to your interesting retreat ; I am desirous of affording the same pleasure to my friend The Rev. M r Greenwood of Boston , one of the liberal & enlighten’d ministers of that place; having been brought up at Cambridge Mass. he can answer any enquiries you have Yet to make on the subject of Havard Colledge — D r Cooper ,
In reply to your letter of the 6th. Instant, I am to inform you, that the two draughts dated the 5th. July 1793 and drawn upon me at 30 days sight in your favor by Mr. Genet Minister Plenipotentiary of the Republic of France; the One for Four Hundred and Thirty one Dollars and Sixty Eight Cents and the Other for Two Thousand, five Hundred and thirty Nine Dollars and forty four Cents, will be...
American Philosophical Society In Committee of History, the moral Sciences & general Literature. Resolved: That the Corresponding Secretary be authorized to correspond with and invite Com s from such persons either in or out of the State, that may be capable and disposed to forward the views of the Committee , and that he communicate the Correspondence from time to time to the Committee . Jn...
Having been honored with the Vice Presidents consent to attend the Eulogium in Memory of D r Benjamin Franklin. We in the name of the Philosophical Society, presume to hope you will do them the honor of your presence on the Same important occasion We have the honor to be / with the greatest respect / Madam / Your obedient Servants RC ( Adams Papers ); internal address: “M rs Adams.—” Benjamin...
A French gentleman (Monsr. De Rieux) a neighbor of mine whom I much esteem, having had a legacy left him by a relation in France, his friends, on account of the depreciation of their paper medium, thought it better to invest the money in goods, and to remit it in that way. They consisted in glass of various kinds, ribbons &c and were to leave Havre in May last addressed to Monsr. Hombert of...
I recieved last night your favor of the 20th. and I now inclose you Capt Elwood’s reciept for both boxes. the servant who carried them to the vessel says that the light box was put into the cabin (this is the one you have recieved,) & the heavy one into the hold, where it has perhaps been overlooked & may be yet found. this contained the Louisiana minerals.   I recieved by post the books you...
The season for my annual call for books and wines from France now recurring, I had desired my correspondent mr Gibson of Richmond to remit you a sum of 400.D. which he writes me he has done. this I must request you, according to your usual goodness, to dispose of for me by investing it in a safe bill on Paris , where I wish 135.D of it made payable to Mess rs Debures, freres , libraires de...
The 4 th of exchange for M r Appleton recieved in yours of May 14. happened to be overlooked by you, and is on endorsing , & is now returned for your signature, with a request to seal & forward th under the cover by any opportunity. it is in fact only to make security more secure. mr Steel’s papers are for communication to the society.
I recieved on the 24th. Ult. your favor of the 22d. but it is not till this day that I am enabled to comply with your request of forwarding some of the vaccine matter for Doctr. Coxe. on my arrival at Monticello in July I recieved from Dr. Waterhouse of Cambridge some vaccine matter taken by himself, and some which he at the same time recieved from Dr. Jenner of London. both of them succeeded,...
Since my lre of Nov. 10. I have learnt that a new reguln has been adopted in the Navy deptmt, by which no person can recieve a Midshipman’s warrant unless they have been on some actual service at sea 6. mo. at least. it was further observed that a considble proportion of the applicants within that period become so disgusted with sea-service as to relinquish their intentions altogether, mr...
It is more than a fortnight since I recieved your favor of Nov. 11. stating the balance due from me 11. D 59 C for duties on my cases of marble, and I have been that long endeavoring to get US. bank bills to remit it to you. but a single 10.D. bill of that bank is all I have been able to get in our uncommercial place. I add therefore a 5.D. Virginia note, which I presume is passable at it’s...
By a letter from Doctor Cooper of the 10 th ult. from Columbia he desires me to communicate to you, for the information of mrs Cooper, some things relative to his concerns with us. The pavilion intended for him is finished except as to being plaistered and painted. for the 1 st of these operations we must allow to the end of this month on account of the uncertainty of the season. the...
On recurring to my letter of Jan. 14. I find that though the remittance I then troubled you with was intended to include, with the newspapers there mentioned, mr Poulson’s Daily Advertiser, yet I omitted to enumerate it. I will therefore pray you to discharge my arrears to him, which to the 1st. day of the present year amount to 18.D. which the sum remaining will just cover. pardon the trouble...
Not knowing how far the inclosed address may serve to give a certain conveyance to the letter, I have thought it safest to put it under your cover, not doubting that your communion with the person would enable you to procure it a sure passage to it’s destination. I am with esteem Dear Sir Your friend & servt PrC ( DLC ); at foot of text: “Mr. John Vaughan.” Enclosure: TJ to Benjamin Vaughan,...
Raggi called on me yesterday and explained to me the contents of the two boxes of marble arrived at Philadelphia to my address from mr Appleton. the one containing a truncated column 32. I. high, 16 I. diam the other contains the base of the column. I have recieved no bill of lading from mr Appleton, nor other invoice but his general account which therefore I now inclose you. it is the upper...
Being near my departure for Monticello I leave here with orders to forward them to you by the first vessel, a box containing the minerals from Capt. Lewis which were the subject of a former letter, & another containing an instrument called a Bathometer sent to me by it’s inventor. believing it cannot be otherwise so well disposed of, I beg leave to deposit it with the Philosophical society...
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 learned but lately the death of my friend Cathalan of Marseilles , and I think he had no partner in commerce to whom the authority would survive of drawing on Lafite for the 250.D. placed at his order, which may disappoint me of my supplies for the year. the inclosed letter to mr John Dodge of Marseilles is left open for your perusal, with a request you will forward to him an authority to...
Your favor of Mar. 13. has been duly recieved. I forwarded to mr Appleton a duplicate of the letter I inclosed to you by a gentleman going direct to Paris , from whence he would forward it to Leghorn. owing to mr Dufief a balance of 24. D 68 c I have taken the liberty of inclosing him a draught on you for that sum. you will perhaps have seen that our late legislature has taken up the subject...
Two days after after mine of the 8 th your’s of the 3 d came to hand. that will have informed you of every thing relative to D r Cooper, and particularly that we should be ready to pay him the 1500.D. the 1 st of May, I herein committed a mistake, for I should have said 750.D. in his letter of Oct. 25. 19. he proposed himself to recieve 750.D. the 1 st of May 1820. and 750.D. the 1 st of Jan....
In a letter of Dec. 22. I asked whether a remittance of a small sum could be directly made from Philada to Leghorn ; and not doubting that it may I take the liberty of inclosing to you 70.D. bills of the US . and of asking the favor of you to remit 50. Dollars to Thomas Appleton Consul of the US . at that place. I have done it without waiting an answer to my enquiry, because the remittance is...
I informed you some time ago that I should desire mr Gibson to remit you a sum of about 650.D. to be transmitted to Leghorn, and Marseilles. yet it was not till the 1 st of June I could place in his hands the sum of 444.D. (for which your’s of June 23. informs me you have drawn on him) nor till this day that I have been enabled to provide the further sum of 200D. this I have done by inclosing...
I now return you the inclosed with many thanks for the opportunity of perusing it, which I have done with great satisfaction. I had before observed that Faujas & Cuvier were rather at war. Cuvier is attached to artificial classification. Faujas thinks with Buffon that the number of Quadrupeds is too small to need it, and that it is better to groupe them as individually according to more...
The Atlas of Le Sage & work of mr Tracy are safely recieved. I observe noted on the package that the portage had been paid to Baltimore . apprehending that this may have been by yourself, and feeling that you ought not to have any pecuniary burthen added to the troubles I give you, it is my duty to see to the reimbursement. I have a small surplus of a remittance in the hands of mr Benjamin...
Your favor of Mar. 24. was recieved on the 31 st the acquaintance I had the pleasure of forming with mr Vanuxem while he favored me with a visit gave me a high sense of his merit and qualifications. in addition to this your recommendation, that of mr Duponceau & of D r Cooper pla c e him on high ground. but I fear we are yet far from the time at which we may think of special professors. our...
The revolving year brings with it my annual tax on your goodness, I write this day to cap t Bernard Peyton, my correspondent in Richmond to remit to you 300 Dollars, which I pray you to place in Paris, 100.D. to the order of Mess rs DeBures freres libraires there, and 200.D. to the order of mr Joshua Dodge our Consul at Marseilles, sending the inclosed letters at the same time to them. mr...
I inclosed you by last post a letter meant for your brother . It was in answer to one I had recieved, signed James Martin. I begin now to suppose it possible that letter may not have come from your brother. If you have forwarded him mine, it is well as it is immaterial whether it goes to him or you send it back to me. But do not let it go to any hands but his or mine. Perhaps I may write you...
I recieved last night your favor of the 19th. and with it the pamphlet of Naval architecture for which I thank you. it may be of use in our navy office where I shall deposit it. I am extremely glad to hear that the infection from the vaccine matter I sent has succeeded. but my great anxiety now is to know whether it prevents the small pox: and my anxiety arises not from any doubt that it would...
I wrote you two letters yesterday, the one direct, the other thro’ Cap t Peyton. after sending them to the post office the messenger brought me in return yours of the 12 th I never recieved from you either the 6. vols of the Dictionnaire of Nat. history, nor the two missing of the Dictionnaire medicale to this information I add my friendly and respectful salutations. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
I recieved your favor of the 1 st two days ago only, on my return from a long journey which I take three or four times a year. I thank you for your care of Michaux , which came safe to hand. if you will have the goodness to put those the volumes of Detutt Tracy & LeSage into the Fredericksburg stage,
On my return from a journey after an absence of three weeks, I found here the roll of diplomas which you had forwarded: and have made it my first duty to sign them, and return them by our first mail. hoping they will get safe to hand I avail myself of the occasion of assuring you of my friendship & respect. PoC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “John Vaughan esq.”; endorsed by TJ. TJ returned signed...
Your favor of the 19 th finds me just setting out on a journey which will occasion an absence of three weeks from home. at any time after my return from that I shall be ready to dispatch any certificates or other papers you may be pleased to send me for signature with respect to the volumes of astronomical observations from Pisa , whether intended for myself personally or for the society, I...
You have done entirely right in detaining mr Cary [Sedi] sungskrit grammar, and saving it the risk of being sent here & back again. I had before recieved mr Carey’s letter, and was holding it up till I could hear of the book. I now inclose the letter for the Philosophical society. I take this occasion of presenting to the society two volumes on the raising of sheep, & particularly the Merinos,...
I know your love of science, and therefore set you down as one of the patrons and well wishers of our University, and willing to render it such good offices as may lie in your way. on this ground I inclose you a draft of the US. bank in Richmond on the Farmer & Mechanics bank of Philadelphia for 400. Dollars, which sum I pray you to remit to Thomas Appleton of Leghorn. it is on account of...
Your favor of Oct. 31. is just recieved. certainly no service which I can ever render to any member of the Family of my deceased friend Doct r Wistar shall be witheld. the only access to employment in our navy is thro’ the grade of Midshipman; and so numerous are the aspirants for admission to that, that it is long before the turn of a new one comes about to entitle him to a warrant. if this...
I now renew to you my annual trob trouble for supplies of books and wines from Paris , Marseilles & Leghorn . for this purpose I have requested mr Gibson to send you 1000. Dollars of which I ask the favor of you to remit 120.D. to Mess rs De Bure freres , booksellers of
Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to Mr. Vaughan. He has sent one of Argand’s double lamps to Mr. Bringhurst to have wickracks fixed to it, and has directed him to deliver it to Mr. Vaughan, when done, for the use of the Philosophical society whose acceptance of it he asks. He presumes that if suspended over the middle of the table it will sufficiently light it. RC ( PPAP ); addressed:...
I recieved yesterday your favor of June 24. and I now inclose you two copies of my letter to Dodge which I hope he will still recieve in time to have my wines here before the winter storms set in.—can you tell me any thing of Correa? I salute you with thanks for your kindnesses and assurances of my constant friendship and respect. MHi .
I have occasion to remit a sum of 400 Dollars to mr Thomas Appleton our Consul at Leghorn , and must therefore again have recourse to your friendship to do it. for this purpose I now inclose you 400. Dollars in bills of the bank of Virginia , which I am in hopes are good with you. no bill of the US. bank has yet reached this. I know nothing of the exchanges between the US. and foreign...