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I am aware that in your retreat—you ought not lightly to be intruded upon by visitors or letter writers; and that you are too often molested by both: Many tax your politeness to gratify their own vanity ; and with respect to writers more especially (some of whom seem to forget the casualty of your dislocated wrists)—You have had cause, more than once, to complain. It is therefore with unfeignd...
In obedience to a vote of the Standing Committee of the Washington Society I have the honor to transmit to you the enclosed Card, and to request that you will honor the Society with your presence on the ensuing Anniversary of American Independence. With respect, / your most obt Servt— MHi : Adams Papers.
Retenu en Europe jusqu’a la fin du mois de 7 bre par des affaires de famille je me fais un devoir Monsieur de vous faire passer une lettre que M r le professeur Pictes de Geneve a eu la bonté de me remettre pour vous avec les Reglemens de la Société des Arts ètablie en cette Savante ville. J’aurai j’espere Monsieur l’honneur de me presenter à vous avant la fin de l’année avec ma famille, et...
No one is more sensible than myself of the importance to every country, of the science of political economy, of the defect of it in our own country, or of the danger of undertaking to direct it’s industry without a clear sighted view of all it’s bearings, and of it’s complicated entanglements foreign and domestic. in this science, as in Medecine, it is best to leave nature to her own agency...
22 Notwithstanding I have just closed a sheet I shall continue to write, as I know however trifling my subject; you will be pleased to see that I am sufficiently recovered to be amused or interested by the little occurences which pass around me— Yesterday was a day of incessant rain and we were shut up in the House the whole day of course obliged to seek amusement in whatever shape it might...
Other engagements have prevented my earlier attention to the enquiries of your’s of the 3 d as to the title of the late Col o Skipwith to the lands at Indian Camp. that title is unquestionable. the part of the tract , called Indian Camp was originally 2,400. a s (if I recollect the quantity correctly) the property of Francis Eppes of the Hundred, who had a son, Col o Rich d Eppes (father of)...
Your favor of the 14 th has been duly recieved. the Visitors of the University, at their meeting in April last, having been able to fix on a day, (the 1 st of Feb next) for opening that institution, proceeded to consider the subject of Professors for the different schools, of which you will see the number and titles in the paper inclosed. I laid before them the applications which had been...
your favor of the 8 th has been duly recieved. I inclose you a printed notice respecting our University in which you will find stated the titles of the schools proposed to be established in that institution, and the distribn of the sciences among them. you will observe that the teaching of the English language will belong to the two professors of antient & modern languages. geography antient...