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I now trouble you with my packets for America, which are indeed unreasonably bulky. The larger one addressed to Mr. Jay contains chiefly newspapers, pamphlets &c. so may be disposed of as you please. That addressed to Mr. Madison is of the same nature, as are all the others except the smallest of the two addressed to Mr. Jay which contains my letters, and of which I ask your special care. The...
I am much obliged by your favor of the 12th. instant and particularly by the documents covered by it. Similar information to that you recite from Kentucky had reached us from the same quarter. Having not heard of the meeting for instructions being actually held, I indulge some hopes that it may not have taken place, and that the delegates will bring to the Convention no other fetters than...
3[Diary entry: 27 May 1788] (Washington Papers)
Tuesday 27th. Thermometer at 68 in the Morning—69 at Noon And at Night. Clear day, with the Wind at North in the Morning, and very fresh from So. W. all the remaining part of the day. Rid to all the Plantations. In the Neck. Two harrows were preparing for, and putting in Buck Wheat. Seven plows and one harrow—Weeding Corn & preparing for the reception of Potats. between the Rows—the other...
427th. (Adams Papers)
Mr. Jackson, sent one of his sons to inform me, that he heard last evening at Beverly, that Callahan had arrived, in Boston. The report I find is all over the Town; and I have received the congratulations of almost all my acquaintance here. This evening, by means of an accident which was contrived in the morning a number of gentlemen and Ladies happened to meet, at Mr. Brown’s house, where we...
I have received with great pleasure your friendly letter of Apr. 24. It has come to hand after I had written my letters for the present conveiance, and just in time to add this to them. I learn with great pleasure the progress of the new Constitution. Indeed I have presumed it would gain on the public mind, as I confess it has on my own. At first, tho I saw that the great mass and groundwork...
Boston, 27 May 1788 . At request of his son Thomas, has shipped on TJ’s account “Eight boxes of Spermaceti Candles, enclosed in one Case, on board the Sloop Phoenix Capt. Loring master bound to Havre de Grace and Rouen”; hopes TJ will find these of good quality; has sent several sizes, not knowing which would be most agreeable; has directed Captain Loring to lodge the case with Messrs. Le...