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I have written to my Son and enclosed your Letter of the 4th. which will be the best recommendation of mr Bigalow that can be written. Though it was a Small Sum that my Scanty Fortune and indigent Family permitted me to Subscribe to your Theological Establishment; I never did any thing with more Satisfaction than by contributing a mite towards removing Some of the Shackles of the human Mind....
Mr Andrew Bigelow, whose Character you will learn from the inclosed Letter from the President of Harvard Colledge, will be the Bearer of this Letter; and I pray you to give him a kind Reception, and if convenient let him See your Secretary and your Sons. Haec olim meminisse juvasit, on both Sides. I have been to the fortieth Independance. My Reveries would amuse You. Do you think my...
Your favor of the 29. Ult: with the remarks on Mr. Wirt’s letter came duly to hand. The latter were communicated to Mr. W. with an intimation, that if he had any further observations to make on the subject, they might go in the first instance to the Treasury Dept. It is more than probable that your view of the subject will be satisfactory. I inclose for your perusal a letter from Judge Tucker....
A letter was shewn me a day or two ago from the adjutant Genl of the Southern Department to the following purport dircted to Cap R D Richardson Comdr. of this place "The opinion of the Hon the Secy of War has been asked as to the propriety of continuing New Port as a Military Post & Depot" as soon as his wishes are known you shall be advised. Now Sir all those who have heard the thing...
You know too well my respectful, and i beg leave to say friendly sentiments towards you, and my personal feelings towards the Nation of which you are the head, to be persuaded without difficulty, that of all the diplomatic missions in which my Sovereign would employ me, none would have such allurements to me, as that near the United States. You have long ago known my nomination to it, and i...
I had the honor to receive your very interesting & flattering favor of the 1st. Inst. As, I am not aware, of what it might suit the Government to appoint me to, and it is an unpleasant dilemma, for a man to name himself to a particular place--with all deference, I would suppose that as the President is acquainted with the pursuits and vocations in life which have heretofore engaged my time; he...
This will be handed by Luet Jos: P. Taylor son of our worthy connection Col. Richard. I take gr e at pleasure in assureing you that he is a fine young man & one who did great credit to the service in the late war. Should both himself & Major Zachary be induced to accept the appointments recently offered to him, I assure you I think they will be an acquisition to the service. I have the...
I have delayed until now the acknowledgement of your favour of June 7 th inclosing the ‘ traité du droit naturel ’ par Mr. Quesnay , from Mr. DuPont ; under the expectation that you would not return from Bedford ’till about this time. I can but feel myself flattered by your very polite invitation to meet our ‘ admirable friend the Abbé,’ as Mr. DuPont , calls him, at Monticello
A bad state of health, the diagnostick of which evidently is, that I must ’ere long shake hands with time, has compelled me to postpone an acknowledgment of the pleasure I reaped from yours of May last, to an interval of temporary convalescence. And give me leave to Say, that no Small portion of this pleasure, was derived from the absence of any indication of old age or instability of hand, in...
The vessel , which carries this to my father , carries him also for you the following books—    Homerus Heyne  8. 8vo. Virgilius Heyne  4. 8vo. Æschylus Schultz  3. 8vo. Juvenalis