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Mr et Madame Adams infiniment sensibles à toutes les attentions obligeantes, dont Monsieur le Comte et Madame la Comtesse de Lieven les ont honorés, pendant leur Séjour en Angleterre, et particulièrement a l’invitation aussi flatteuse que cordiale qu’ils viennent d’en recevoir de nommer un jour pour diner chéz eux, avant leur prochain départ, profitent de cette permission pour leur proposer...
Although I have it not in my power to make this Letter in any manner interesting—yet I am So fullÿ confident of your good opinion, and your willingness to oblige me, that you will permit me, in acquitting me of a duty, by assuring you of my grateful Sense of your favour. This acknowledgment you might not doubt—but it is a pleasure to indulge it. It was however a higher gratification—as it was...
I feel myself treading on sacred ground when I approach the scenes illuminated and made glorious by the mild lights of a long life uniformly dedicated to usefulness and to virtue. With veneration I approach the Wisdom of age—with love I approach my friend—yet with these delightful feelings is mixed some reluctance, when, for an object quite selfish, I invade the tranquility of thy retirement...
We have received a letter from M r Terrell in which he complains that letters under date of April 11 th 1816 were the only letters he had received from his friends in this country. These were the first letters written to him, & his anxiety is very great. All others have fail’d to reach him—It was thro’ your friendly aid that they were forwarded; and that the enclosed may more certainly arrive...
Having met with considerable losses from the fall of lightning upon several species of property at my plantation in the County of Goochland and to guard as much as possible against such an occurrance at this place have come to a resolution of Erecting one or more Franklins as I Shall be advised by You, to my present dwelling,—After giving you a description of the house you perhaps may be the...
Your favor of Apr. 18. was duly recieved, and the two drawings were delivered here by mr & mrs Madison in perfect good order. with respect to Ciracchi ’s bust, any artist whom you may dispose to do so shall be welcome to come and make a cast of plaister from it. we have always plaister at hand. We are commencing here the establishment of a college , and instead of building a magnificent house...