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I Som three weeks ago took the liberty of writing to you in Concequen ce of the Advice of Mr Jefferson’s but he I fear will no longer have Permission to give Advice he being given Over by his Physicians, but that Sad news you no doubt—Sir are too well aquainted with now Sir as I must Shortly go to Washington and the Cold wether would hinder my proceeding in The Modeling Sir will your goodness...
The bitterness of Death is past. The grim Specter So terrible to human Nature has no Sting left for me. My consolations are more than I can number. The Separation cannot be So long as twenty Separations heretofore. The Pangs and the Anguish have not been So great as when you and I embarked for France in 1778. The Sympathy and Benevolence of all the World, has been Such as I Shall not live long...
It is highly gratifying to me to be held in remembrance by one whom I so greatly respect & esteem. I feel, very sensibly, the kind Sentiments towards me, that you have been pleased to express in your very friendly letter , which I did not receive until lately, as it lay a long time in the Post-Office, in Charleston , where I have not been since my return to Carolina ; and my friend there, not...
my last letter, Sir, was under date of the 26 th of August , acknowledging the receipt of one from you of the 4 th of April , under cover of a few lines from m r Vaughan ; mentioning that he then inclos’d a bill of exchange, by your order, for 2415– francs; but on my opening the letter, no bill was found contain’d therein;—I have ever Since been most anxiously waiting to receive one of the...
I thank you for the copy of your Medical electricity which you have been so kind as to send me . I concur entirely in the opinion expressed by D r Mitchell in his letter to you that ‘facts are the foundation of all useful knolege in Physics,’ and those you have collected will doubtless bring into notice the process they recommend. these merit our thanks, & every thing has my good wishes which...
Totally withdrawn from all attention to public affairs, & void of all anxiety about them, as reposing entire confidence in those who administer them, I am led to some remarks on a particular subject by having heretofore taken some concern in it. and I should not do it even now but for information that you had turned your attention to it at the last session of Congress , and meant to do it...
Haveing been requested by the visitors of the Central College to Examine and report on the Eligibility of Tin as a Covering for Houses as Introduced in Staunton —I beg leave to inform them that I have repaired to that place. was Introduced to the owners of the two Principal Houses Coverd with Tin— m r Smith , and m r Cowan and also to m r Brook the workman who put it on—they all acted with...
I have duly recieved the Introduction to the elements of Algebra which you have been so kind as to send me, and return you my thanks for this mark of your attention. it will be a valuable present to the young Algebraists of our country, as the author from whom it is taken was certainly remarkable for the perspecuity as well as profoundness of whatever he wrote. I have often wondered however...
Altho’ become averse to the taking up my pen, I cannot suffer myself to be entirely forgotten by my friends, and therefore must occasionally recall myself to their recollection. I am just now recovering from an illness of three months, not yet having left the house, altho I hope within a few days to be able to do so. abandoning all attention to the march of the political machine the only thing...
In my letter of congratulation on your entran ce into office, I introduced a question of business which I knew must go to you in the end, for the sanction of your opinion and I thought it better therefore to ask it in the beginning, as it is easier to prevent error than to cure it. the question was in what court I must prove the will of Gen l Kozciuzko to authorise the withdrawing his funds in...