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I have received your kind letter of the 12 inst. as its it is a demonstration of the continued friendship of a family for whom I have felt for more than five & 40 years the highest respect esteem & affection. For your father the chief justice of N Jersey and a fellow laborer with me in Congress I had a great veneration. I may boast that he was always faithful partial to me. For yourself I have...
Had I known that you were of the family of Stocktons of New Jersey I should have waited for a letter from your Father to have solicited your acquaintance and friendship—For more than five and forty years I have esteemed the various branches of your family among my most respectable and valuable friends. For your Grandfather I had a great veneration. And for your Father a cordial esteem—and...
I received yesterday your letter and communications of the 18th. instant. I have read them with a sincere sympathy for the situation in which you find yourself; and with regret that a more fortunate one has not followed your long continuance in the public service. I shall of course feel much pleasure at any occurrence which would brighten your prospects for the time to come. I know not however...
I have duly received the copy of your Memoirs which you were so good as to send me. Be pleased to accept my thanks for it. I have looked sufficiently into the work to be sensible of its value not only to those who take a more immediate interest in local details; but as a contribution also to the fund of materials for a general history of the American Revolution. Every incident connected with...
I have recd. your letter of the 10th. instant, asking my opinion as to th⟨e establishment of a female college,⟩ and a proper course of instruction in it. The importance of both these questions, an⟨d the⟩ novelty of the first, would require more consideration than is allowed by other demands on my time, if I were better qualified for the task, or than is permitted indeed by the tenor of your...
I had the Pleasure of receiving your favor of the 11th Instant, and to deliver to M r Barnes the Box of ores, agreeably to your Request. Cardelli, the Italian Artist, left this City about twelve months ago, and I cannot learn where he is now settled; nor have I yet been able to execute your Commission concerning the busts of Mess rs Madison and Monroe, none that I can hear being for sale here....
Soon after seeing you yesterday at the Mill, I recollected there was an error in the acceptance of your order on Randolph & Colclaser. Our object in requesting the order might be drawn at 10 days sight was, that we might have advantage of that time after M r Peyton’s return home —whereas the acceptance is evidence of its being presented—and is consequently due at 10 days from its date —If you...