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I am honored this day with your letter enclosing one for Mr. W. Hamilton, and one for your Steward, both of which I have put into the way of being delivered to them. It will give me very great & sincere pleasure to be instrumental to the accommodation of Mrs. Adams & yourself, for which purpose I shall take all the pains in my power to procure a house, that will be suitable. Rents are much...
I learn, with real regret, the disappointment you experienced in your intended subscriptions to the Bank of the United States. It was very much my wish that the property in the Stock of that Bank should be generally diffused throughout the States. But its not having been foreseen, any where, that so rapid a subscription would take place, has been the cause that adequate provisions were not...
I send you the best Answer to your Enquiries on the Agricultural Subject I can at present think of. I thought it best to draw it up in the form of an Account tho’ I have filled up the columns you sent me. The manner I have pursued will furnish you with every thing you require, tho’ much of it may be useless to you & inapplicable perhaps to your immediate Object. If any thing is deficient...
I did myself the pleasure of acknowledging your favor by Mr. Brown in June. His leaving the District to return to Philadelphia presents so favorable an opportunity of writing again, that I cannot omit it and am encouraged by your invitation to a correspondence. Your ideas of the impropriety of attacking the Indians by Regular armaments I think will be justly verified by comparing the bad...
Will circumstances render a postponement of the Sale of Lots in the Federal City advisable? If not Where ought they to be made Will it in that case, or even without it, be necessary or prudent to attempt to borrow money to carry on the difft works in the City? Whether ought the building of a bridge over the Eastern branch to be attempted—the Canal set about—and Mr Peter’s proposion with...
I shoud take pleasure in communicating any information in my power Respecting the Commerce of a favourable prospect to America, but find I can add nothing to what you have already obtained. Nor can I say much of the Danish Trade, having had but little intercourse with Danmark in my commercial pursutes. Their Trade in that Kingdom depend principally on India, their own West India Islands and on...
Annapolis, 27 Aug. 1791 . Acknowledging TJ’s of 22d, he is extremely sorry to say he is not at liberty to make any advance for the public buildings until 1 Jan. next, when he expects “the Funds will be productive.” He has so informed the commissioners. RC ( DLC : District of Columbia Papers); 2 p.; endorsed by TJ as received 30 Aug. 1791 and so recorded in SJL .
Will circumstances render a postponement of the Sale of Lots in the Federal City advisable? If not not adviseable? [2.] Where ought they to be made left to be considered ultimately on the spot, the general opinion being only that the leading interests be accomodated. [3.] Will it in that case, or even without it, be necessary or prudent to attempt to borrow money to carry on the difft works in...
Philadelphia, 27 Aug. 1791 . Requests his commission and a certificate from Richard Peters, which he submitted to Congress in 1785 with a petition and other papers, so that he can present them to the Paymaster General’s office. He will return them to TJ’s office after the Paymaster General is finished with them. RC ( DNA : RG 59, MLR ); 1 p.; addressed: “The Honble. Thomas Jefferson Secretary...
I did myself the honour to call at your house to-day, to speak with you: but you were engaged with Mr Jefferson. And the time not admitting another opportunity (as I wish to leave town on Monday morning) you will permit me to communicate what I had to say, in writing. As you thought it expedient, I went to New York, to converse with Mr Osgood on the business of the post-office. The contracts...
War Department [Philadelphia] 27 August 1791. Informs GW that Lieutenant Sherman of the Rhode Island Company of the Second U.S. Regiment “has left his company on the march” and desires to resign his commission: “from received knowledge of his character, . . . his resignation will not injure the service.” LS , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . Lt. Henry Sherman, Jr. (1759–1829), served as an officer of...
I hope that your Philanthropic Soul will pardon the Temerity that actuates the Person who now addresses you to write you I have Sir taken this unbounded Liberty on the Consideration of your being acquainted with my Father & Connections It will be necessary to inform you that thr’o Misconduct (& to my Shame & I confess it) that I incurred my Father’s displeasure insomuch so that I was forced to...
The farms I have selected keep on an average 16 head horned Cattle, 4 horses, 12 Sheep & 12 Swine. Dr. Farm To annual Int: on capital 200 a[cre]s £ 8 ⅌ acre £1600 @ £ 6 ⅌ cent £ 96. 0. 0 Stock and implements. { 4 horses at £ 15 each £60. 0. 0