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I recieved yesterday evening the Pensées de Pascal, and am particularly pleased with the edition, being fond of those which are small & handy & particularly the petit formats. I shall be glad to recieve the work of Cuvier. perhaps it may be the very one which I asked for the last year under the title of his Comparative anatomy , doubting whether that was the title. but it is enough that it is...
Th Jefferson asks the favor of a consultation with the heads of Departments on Saturday at 11 OClock— RC ( NHi : Gallatin Papers); partially dated; addressed: “The Secretary of the Treasury.” Not recorded in SJL . consultation : see Notes on a Cabinet Meeting, 7 May . According to TJ’s notes, cabinet meetings were held on 10 other Saturdays between 16 July 1803 and 25 Feb. 1809. He may have...
Your’s of the 29th. came to hand last night only, so it has loitered a post somewhere. I am sorry you have succeeded by so small a majority in your election. the danger is that as in Albemarle you had 5 times as many good votes as your competitor, you may also have had 5. times as many bad ones; & the trial will be before judges ⅓ or ¼ of whom will be predetermined against you, so that a few...