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127th. (Adams Papers)
The jury upon the case of Smith and Brown, gave their Verdict in favour of the Plaintiff, and declared the deeds fraudulent. The next Jury case which came on, was between William Bartlett and Daniel Dodge both of this Town. Dodge who is a Mason, engaged to build and plaister a brick house for Bartlett at a certain price, in the year 1778. In the course of his doing the work, the paper...
Thursday 27th. Thermometer at 68 in the morning—76 at Noon and 74 at Night. Cloudy in the Morning—clear afterwards—wind at South all day. Visited all the Plantations—same employment at each as yesterday.
Thursday 27th. Did the same & the same work was going on. In the evening Mr. Corbin Washington, his wife and Miss Fanny Ballendine came in.
By your letter of the 23d, with which I have been favoured since my return home, I perceive there has been a misconception on my part of the transaction between you and Mr Porter respecting payment for the board of my Nephews. it thus arose—in the enumeration of monies which remained for me to pay according to the account transmitted, I found the sum of £17.10 due to Mr Porter on your account,...
By this Post I take the liberty of sending a few Prints for your acceptance. I have not been able to Execute a greater number of Plates as yet, but am prepairing some others, which I hope will be published some time in the ensuing fall and Winter. Since you did me the favor of Visiting my Room, several natural Productions have been added, but the most Valuable are a pair of Panthers, male &...
My anxiety in favor of the new federal Constitution has induced me to attempt some comments on it, that might render it more clear and agreeable to the people at large, than the concise manner, in which it was necessarily drawn up, would admit of. A friend, with whom I ventured to converse on the Subject, has pressed me to pass them thro the papers of Virginia and New York. This will apologize...
[ Paris, ca. 27 Sep. 1787 ] Formal note of farewell. RC ( DLC ); 2 p.; addressed and endorsed; without date and not recorded in SJL but acknowledged in TJ to D’Aranda of this date.
Monsieur Jefferson profite de la permission de Son excellence Monsieur l’Ambassadeur d’Espagne en lui envoiant un paquet pour Monsr. Carmichael, ou il y a deux volumes in 8vo. Il ose meme de le prier de vouloir bien se charger encore d’une lettre pour Monsieur Carmichael qui contient la ratification du traité entre le Congrès et l’empereur de Maroc, et qui est trop consequent pour etre confié...
Le Comte d’Aranda presente ses hommages à Mr. Jefferson et il a l’honneur de lui dire que si ses deux Paquets pour Mr. Carmichael etoient venus avant hier, ils seraient partis par un voyageur de toute Confiance qui alloit en Porte. Le Comte n’a point nulle difficulté de s’en charger personnellement; mais comme, quoiqu’il partira d’ici a peu de jours, il ne sera rendu á Madrid qu’a moitié de...
Battersea [ Dinwiddie co., Va .] 27 Sep. 1787 . Thanks TJ for his letters; asks for a description of the machines for cleansing rice and preparing hemp mentioned therein. The political situation is unchanged since his last letter; the “proceedings of the convention will not transpire untill a meeting of the different assemblies”; he heard a letter read from the governor to Col. Harrison in...