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That the first Want of Man is his Dinner, and the second his Girl, were truths well known to every Democrat and Aristocrat, long before the great Phylosopher Malthus, arose, to think he enlightened the World by the discovery of them. It has been equally well known, that the Second Want is frequently So impetuous as to make Men and Women forget the first; and rush into rash Marriages, leaving...
Although I have been since I wrote you last Friday constantly engaged in preparing for my departure, I have not been able to get away this day as I had intended, and it is possible that I may not go before the last of the week; beyond that time I do not see the prospect of being detained, and indeed my present intention is to start the day after to-morrow—If I pass Friday I shall write you...
You will now have no occasion to wish for more Snow, if at Quincy you are favoured with as much as we are in Atkinson—I find it adds much to the coldness of the Atmosphere, though it has made it better travelling—I hope I feel grateful to Heaven for preserving us as yet, in so much better health than we had in our family last winter— The spotted fever, I see by the papers, has again commenced...
The distress of my family has obliged me to appeal to your justice, and in stating the case, I hope it will meet with attention. My Father Francis Harrison entered the service of the united S in gun boat 121 and was in her at the time of her capture, was imprisoned in Melville Island prison 14 months and part of that time in close confinement, as a hostage under the retaliatory system last...
§ From James Monroe. 24 January 1815, War Department. “I have the honor respectfully to propose for your approbation, the following promotions in the Army of the United States.” RC and enclosure ( DNA : RG 46, Executive Proceedings, Nominations, 13B–A3). RC 1 p.; in a clerk’s hand, signed by Monroe. The enclosure (11 pp.; printed in Senate Exec. Proceedings, Journal of the Executive...
I beg leave in addressing You to present Six copies of an allegorical engraving, I have had executed, which is intended to transmit to posterity the eminent Services You have rendered your Contry, before presenting the Same to the public, with the most lively acknowledgements, I Should hear this small token of my respect has met your Approbation. I have the honour to be with much respect and...