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The present vacancy in the Custom-house here, it is supposed by some friends may produce another by promotion, for which I might without impropriety apply: and their partiality has even recommended me not to consider the Collectorship as an altogether impossible object. Less insensible than they have been to the weight of several objections, and among them to my own unworthiness, I take leave...
Le Soussigné, Ministre Plénipotentiare de Sa Majesté l’Empereur des Français & Roi d’Italie, a reçu de Son Gouvernement l’ordre de faire part à celui des Etats Unis de l’avènement de Son Altesse Impériale le Prince Louis Napoléon, au trône de Hollande. Ce pays avait essayé différentes formes de Gouvernement. Aucune ne lui garantissait la tranquillité intérieure & la Sûreté de Son territoire....
Your friendly letter of the 20th. of april in answer to the one I had the honour to address to you at the time I forwarded the Strawberry vine & cutings came duly to hand. I assure you I shall think my self amply paid for the trouble of forwarding them if they should flourish & you should deem them worthy of your acceptance. It gave me great pleasure to hear by my friend Genl. Sandford that...
I inclose you 240. Dollars which be pleased to pay as follows. D  c to  Hancock Allen 92. 80
I do not recollect my dear Sir that, when you observed it would convenience you to have 100 or 150 acres of one of the farms for Sale near your estate, I offered to accommodate you, in case I should purchase it: therefore, permit me now to assure you that it will give me pleasure if I shall have it in my power to do so. This day, glancing my eye at the list of letters in the post office at...
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 11th Inst. enclosing a letter for Mr. Nicholson which I delivered to him early this morning— I am Sir with the highest respect your obedient Servant MHi : Coolidge Collection.
Will you pardon the freedom of a stranger who reluctantly obtrudes his opinion upon you? I understand that P. Edwards Judge of the District Court of this State calculates on being promoted to the Office lately left vacant by the death of Judge Patterson—Without doubt his legal acquirements eminently qualify him for that high station, & I should rejoice at his elevation to it were it not for...
In minds solely employed in honest efforts to promote the welfare of a free people, there is but little left for the operation of those passions which engender doubts & jealousies. That you entertained none against me, I had the most perfect conviction before I received your note of yesterday. Of your candour and indulgence I have experienced repeated proofs: the freedom, with which my...
The death of Mr. Purviance the late Collector of the Port of Baltimore having created a Vacancy in a very important Office, I am led by a Variety of considerations to solicit the appointment from You,— Of my Capacity to discharge the duties of that Office, It will be unnecessary for me to state; as I will refer You to Gabriel Duvall Esqr. with whom I have been long personally acquainted, and...
I had made my arrangements to set out for Washington tomorrow, but the death this morning of a near & dear relation the eldest son of Genl Smith will detain me here a few days. I do not think I shall be able to leave my much afflicted relations until monday next. Respectfully & affecty. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.