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Th: Jefferson’s compliments to Mr. Carey and incloses him a N Caroli[na] newspaper containing a convention between the two states of Virginia and N Carolina and submitting to Mr. Carey whether it be not worth a place in his Museum. Th: Jefferson has been told that the same convention is complete in the ac[t] of Virginia of about 1786, but he does not possess the act. RC not found but sold at...
The satisfaction which I have derived from my visit to your infant Seminary is expressed with real pleasure, and my wishes for its progress to perfection are preferred with sincere regard. The very promising appearance of its infancy must flatter all its friends, (among whom I entreat you to class me,) with the hope of an early, and at the same time a mature manhood. You will do justice to the...
1 Pint Early Charlton Peas 1    1 Quart Dw[a]rff Marrow Peas 2    1 Qt Ey french Beans 1 – 6 1 oz Ey Battersea Cabbage 2 – – ½ oz Large Late Cabbage 9 ½ oz Green Savoy
In the absence of the Postmaster General I have received your letter respecting a Balance due from the Estate of Edwd Davies late Depy. Postmaster in Savannah. The situation in which the late P. M. G. left his business, makes it peculiarly necessary, in my opinion, that he should be called upon for a settlement of his Accounts. There are balances due from his Deputies to the Amount of 15,000...
Your favour of the 2d. of January was received the 4th. instant. The dispositions expressed by the Governour of Florida give reason to hope he will execute with good faith the orders of his sovereign to prevent the future reception within his province of slaves flying from the United States. How far he may think himself authorised to give up those who have taken refuge there heretofore is...
Congress having referred to me the petition of Jacob Isaacs setting forth his possession of a secret for facilitating the separation of sea-water from it’s salt, it becomes necessary for me to know exactly the advances which have been already made towards obtaining that desideratum. I have reason to believe no body has carried them further than Dr. Lind. I possess his book on the diseases of...
Having in charge to lay before Congress a general statement of all the lands subject to their disposal, it becomes necessary for me, so far as respects the proceedings of North-Carolina, to draw on a map the line which forms the Eastern boundary of the cession of that state to Congress, and then to specify all the private claims within the cession which form exceptions to the general right of...
Note relative to the Ground laying on the Eastern branch of the River Potowmack & being Intended to parallel the Severals position proposed within the Limits betwen that branch & George-town for the seat of the Federal City. After coming upon the Hill From the Eastern Branch ferry the Country is level & on a Space of above tow mi[les] each way present a most elligible position for the First...
It is three weeks my Dear Papa since I have had a letter from you. However as it is now my turn I shall not be ceremonious. We are all waiting with great impatience to know the name of the child. Mrs. Lewis was so kind as to give me a Calico habit. Adieu my Dear Papa. I am your effectionate daughter, RC ( ViU ); endorsed by TJ as received 14 Apr. 1791 and so recorded in SJL .
Letter not found: to Martha Washington, 26 Mar. 1791. On 27 Mar. 1791 GW referred Tobias Lear “to a letter I wrote to Mrs Washington from Annapolis yesterday.” Only four three of GW’s letters to his wife have survived to the present. Martha Washington’s granddaughter Martha Parke Custis Peter wrote in 1828 that shortly after GW’s death on 14 Dec. 1799 Martha had burned all but two of his...