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I have received your favour of 26 of Decr and request you to insert my Name among the Subscribers for your Print of the declaration of Independence. In great / haste I am your Friend PWcS .
In your Letter of the 21st. of October you Say that Mrs Knox said to you that “her husband was the parent of the American Navy.” It is interesting to enquire what Idea that Lady could have had in her Mind. Have you Seen Mathew Careys History of the Rise and Progress of the American Navy? If you have read it you have Seen that the American Navy was begotten and born and a System of Naval...
I am just honored with your letter of the 5th. inst. and am truly gratified to learn that my sketches of Mr. Henry have afforded you entertainment. If I could have anticipated such an effect, I would have taken the liberty, on the first publication of the book, to have ordered you a copy, as a slight proof of that sincere respect, which, in common with my countrymen, I feel towards you as one...
In acknowledging the receipt of your favour , on the subject of the Consulate at Marseilles , I beg leave to explain, that I had no intention of urging the resignation of M r Cathalan , or of pressing you to interfere in its accomplishment;— the object is to keep M r Dodge ’s claims in view, as the Successor, when M r Cathalan shall think proper to retire; and my enquiry of you was intended to...
I have taken the liberty of sending to You, the result of some Meteorological observations which I have made, in hopes that they may divert some of Your leisure moments —They were undertaken with a View to Aid the Philosophic enquirer & to Subserve the interest of Science— I have kept a Diary of the Weather and of the Diseases that have prevailed in this County for more than two Years past And...
Meteorological observations made at Durham, Greene County New York in Lat. 42° 28′ N for the years 1816 & 1817 by Amos Hamlin : 1816 Months Thermometer Farenheits scale Mean Temperature Prevailing Wind. Days Weather— of Aur Borealis of Rain of Thunder of Snow of Tempest January
I am sorry there has been a misunderstanding respecting M r Stewart — M r Keller thinks he cannot afford to keep him at two dollars per week as from the weakness of his constitution he will never be able to turn out much work the movement of the Loom fatigues him considerably. Besides every necessary of life has become so dear here that in boarding him for 2$ per week M Keller says he would be...
judge Tho s Cooper , informed me, that when in Virginia , he mentioned my name to you as professor, of Oriental literature, in the College of Charlotte-Ville under your auspices; & that you replied to him; if it could be joined with the German language, such a professorship might be instituted. This induces me, to take the liberty of addressing you, the German is my Vernacular-tongue; & am not...