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Elizabethtown, New Jersey, 23 Mch. 1801. His recollection of the kindness shown by TJ as minister plenipotentiary to France encourages him to write. Born into a noble French family in 1753, D’Anterroches was at the age of eight placed under the supervision of his uncle, a bishop, to be educated for a life in the church. At 15 he hoped to begin a career in the army but was sent to the...
Deeply penetrated with the confidence you are pleased to evince in proposing to me the Secretaryship of the Navy, I entreat you to believe that I have weighed with mature deliberation all the considerations which ought to influence my decision in a case so important to the public interest and the honor of the administration To be associated with private worth and exalted talents such as...
Having once had the pleasure (in company with Mr. Fleming) of hearing you speak favourably of Chipmans Principles of Goverment —at the same time signify your desire to be in possession of it—I beg Sir you’ll accept of the inclosed Copy being one of six presented me by a friend in Boston—From your remarks on the work I felt a more than common desire to give it an attentive perusal and must...
Sir haveing Spent considerable time in Study uppon a plan for riseing the water above its leavel So as to give the water to the inhabetance of a town, without labour: also to put it in the power of the Farmer to water his meadow ground in much larger quantity, by the hight he gains by the Rise of the water, and after a number of conjectors of a Simmelar nature am of opinnion the thing is...
His Excelency Thomas Jefferson Esqr. Presedent of the United States Of America: The Memorial of Eliakim Littell: Humbly Sheweth that as earley as the Year 1776 your Memorilist took an active part against the Common Enemy of the United States of America, By Entering on Board the Schooner General Putnam as Master after Returning from Said Vessel, He then Raise’d a Company of Rangers at his Own...
When I last had the Honor to be in Company with you, I took the Liberty to mention that I was personally acquainted with John M: Forbes Esqr. of this City, who was lately nominated, by President Adams, and with the Concurrence of the Senate was appointed Commercial Agent, for the United States at Havre, in France. I then proposed to write to your Excellency, on his case, upon my Arrival, in...
Mr John H Barney in a letter to the Comptroller of the Treasury states that he intends to prefer a complaint against the Postmaster General for rejecting his proposals for carrying sundry mails during the last summer. As I was necessarily absent at that time & that business was done by the Assistant Postmaster General he has thought it necessary to state his reasons for rejecting those...
I had the Honour of receiving your letter of the 20th. proposing to me the office of Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of the district of Washington; but it did not reach me till yesterday at one oclock, being forwarded by express from Annapolis to Charles County where I was attending Court. I avail myself of the earliest occasion to make you my respectful acknowledgement for the offer of the...
I had the honor of receiving yours of the 9th inst. for the obliging terms of which, be pleased to accept my sincerest thanks:—Permit me, sir, to congratulate my country & yourself, upon your election to a trying and great office; may that Being who has raised you to preside over the affairs of a free & great nation, continue you long in that eminent usefulness, which has ever commanded the...
My present and past employments have made me acquainted with many deserving men whose demands I cannot resist to make themselves & their views known to you. I must mention several at present with whom I stand in that predicamt. lest by withholding their pretentions longer, a reliance on me for that service might possibly expose them to injury. David Gelston of New Yk. wod. be happy to accept...