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I did myself the honour of calling to pay my respects the evening previous to my leaving Washington, but was not fortunate enough to find you at home. Your note of the 12th. inst., with its enclosure, was handed to me immediately on my arrival at my own house, which was the latter end of last week. I pray you to accept my thanks for the obliging manner in which you were pleased to communicate...
Agreeable to your desire I have enclos’d a Draft on the Bank of Columbia for 257$ 22 Cts. The balance remaining in our Bank I suppose may be applied to our State Use; but as I am uninform’d on the Subject except from you, I shall for a while suspend the Application of it. Nothing new here, but that our assembly has the Palsy as well as Congress. However, this week resolutions will be mov’d on...
29 January 1810, Sapelo Island. Fears that the book manuscript [mentioned in his 25 Apr. 1809 letter to JM ] that he sent from Savannah on 5 July has miscarried. The president has not acknowledged it; hence his anxiety. His hope was that JM would recommend the work, for since illness and old age now plague him, he needs the benefits derived from a presidential endorsement. Refers to his...
29 January 1810, Lenox Castle, North Carolina. Seeks appointment for his brother, Marmaduke Williams, who has moved to Madison County, Mississippi Territory. Since Congress is considering a new federal judgeship in that territory, hopes his brother can be considered. “Permit me the liberty to say that his family consists of a wife whom you know, five small children, and about 12 Slaves Clear...
29 January 1810, Washington. JM grants “a full and entire pardon” to five enlisted men court-martialed at New Orleans and Terre aux Boeufs between April and July 1809 and sentenced to be “shot to Death.” Tr ( DNA : RG 107, LSMA ). 1 p.
29 January 1810, Washington. JM grants a general pardon to all army deserters who “shall within four months from the date hereof surrender themselves to the Commanding Officer” of a military post. Tr ( DNA : RG 107, LSMA ). 1 p.
Letter not found. 29 January 1810. Described as a one-page letter in the lists probably made by Peter Force (DLC, series 7, container 2).
Yours of the 25 th came to hand last night & I am quite satisfied to pay the 2. months interest delayed by my forgetting I had the certificates. you will therefore be pleased to consider the interest as beginning Apr. 1. 1809. and make your draught on Gibson & Jefferson for the year ending Apr. 1. 1810. of which I will give them advice ever Your’s affectionately PoC ( DLC : TJ Papers ,...
Your letter of the 16th Dec r only came to my hands a few Days back. the delay was occasioned by there being no letter carrier here and my not being in the practice of calling at the post office as soon as I received it I waited on M r Latrobe about the Window glass he told Me if there was as much in the publick Buildings as what your letter called for that there was nothing would afford him...
I contemplate publishing, under the patronage of D r David Ramsay , a succinct biography, of all the most eminent persons; who have done honor to our national character. Should my design meet your ideas, and you feel disposed to favor my undertaking, I would thank you for a catalogue of the names of such persons, as you may think worthy of being commemorated in such publication RC ( MoSHi :...