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I have lately had but too much occasion to Solicit from your feelings a tribute of condolence for the private misfortunes which have marked my residence in this Country. Once more I have to resume the unfortunate recital by announcing to you the Death of my Brother in Law, and private Secretary, Mr. Micajah G. Lewis, who on Tuesday last, was killed in a Duel near this City. You have no doubt...
Je ne puis—des Ouvrages, que Vous ordonnez par votre Lettre du 15—recue hier soir—Savoir:  A) Miltons, paradise lost p. Barrois. Gibbons—decline of the Rom. Empir—edit. de Basle. Lucrece } de Lagrange Seneque  B) Oeuvres de Moliére— } in 18 format. de Racine de Corneille Anacharsis de Barthelemy. Vous fournir pour çe Moment, que les 4 derniers Sub Lit. B. Ayant de çeux Sub Lit. A—des deux pre...
I presume to request your favourable Attention to my Application—I have through the course of our revolutionary War, had the honour of Serving my Country in Several Stations. Vizt. (after some Offices of less note) As A Commissioner of cloathing Accounts of the Army, which continued untill all the Accounts existing in All the Regiments where such Accounts were capable of being exhibited were...
The answer respecting the constitutional voters in Virginia is very satisfactory, and will be of great use here. General Lincoln is unwell, he is advanced in life, and if our remarkably severe winter does not number and determine his days, as it has those of his co[n]tempor[ar]ies very generally, he will not be without a necessity to resign his office of collector for the port of Boston. That...
17 February 1805, Amsterdam . “I have the honor to transmit you inclosed a Copy [not found] of the Arret of this Govt lately taken to prevent the introduction of contagious maladies into the Count[r]y —as many of these regulations are new & some of them peculiarly severe you will doubtless judge proper to have translation made of said Arret for publication in the American Papers for the...
Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to mr Avery; he has this morning examined the law erecting the territory of Michigan, and finds that the Marshal or sheriff is not appointed by the President, but by the Governor. nevertheless he is so well satisfied of the indispensable necessity that that office should be filled by a person speaking French as well as English, & of the convenience of...
G. Read has been honour’d with the last note of the President of the United States, suggesting for his own Consideration the English process of Habeas Corpus—cum causâ, and with deference mentions, that altho’ the writ alluded to, was used to remove causes from the County Courts in Delaware to the Supreme Court previous to the adoption of the existing constitution of that State.—the different...
Will you be so good as to adopt either the former or latter proposition at the Salines, as you shall think best? if you think them equally good, perhaps it will be as well to leave to Govr. Harrison the choice, as it might increase his activity and responsibility to execute his own plan. I am quite ignorant of the situation of such a claim as that of Abernethie’s inclosed. will you be kind...
Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to Dr. Thornton, and sends for his perusal a book lately procured, and which may furnish some amusement to mrs Thornton & himself. DLC : William Thornton Papers.
17 February 1805, Paris . “The Minister of the united States, General Armstrong, having issued an order in my favour on Messrs. Willink & VanStaphorst of Amsterdam for $.4185.21 1/3 cents—the Nett proceeds of which, as per the Bankers accot. enclosed —being 21,889 francs—or in Livres Fl. 22.162.. ₶ 12. which exceeds the Sum of my three Drafts of the 19th. Decr. last 1 to my own order for $...
17 February 1805, Tunis . No. 24. “I have the honor to inform you of the safe arrival of the Tunisien Xebec at Sphax; the Rais came to Tunis on the 19th. ultimo, and made several complaints as was naturally anticipated, (esta l’usanza) to wit, of the loss of two chests of cloathing, damage done to the vessel, her rigging &c. I gave a decisive refusal to any compensation; his complaints were in...