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I have received your favor of the 23d: instt. I hesitated for some days, whether I should enclose the paper containing the Number of Horatius, which was so ridiculously headed as that you refer to, but I finally concluded that the intention of the Author was good, and that an honest though deluded zeal, had transported him, like so many others, whom we have seen, to bolster up a cause,...
Your very kind favor of the 14th: instt: has a claim upon my gratitude, not only for the obliging wish it conveys, that I should become one of your family, on your return to Philadelphia, but also for the flattering opinion, you are pleased to express, on the Subject of my letters and classical taste. I shall make no scruple to accept the invitation to dwell under the same roof with my...
Your kind favor of the 14th: has been some days in hand—I thank you for your tender solicitude for my health & success—As to the first I can say, with thankfulness that it is better than usual at this melting season—To the second, I can reply, that my professional success, is sufficient to keep me above despondency, though far short of my necessities. On Tuesday last I argued a cause of...
The morning I left Philadelphia I had not an opportunity of making the necessary arrangement with the Secretary of State for the payment of my Brother’s salary, which the Secretary of the Treasury had promised to advance. I should be sorry that this circumstance should defeat my intention of subscribing to the loan on behalf of my Brother, the Sum of 4000 Dls: which each person, who subscribes...
Since my residence at this place I have received your kind letter of October 25 th: written at East Chester, a few weeks previous to your return to the seat of Government, from your nothern excursion. I have been highly delighted by the accounts which reached us from various quarters of the cordial & dignified reception given by the people to their chief magistrate, both in his going from &...
When I said, that I did not disagree with Manlius, in attributing the downfall of the federal cause, to the Mission to France, my meaning was, not, that the loss of the late election, was to be viewed, as the consequence of that Mission, for I believe with you Sir, that independent of that measure, the federal Candidate would have been almost universally deserted. But I meant to assert as my...
Your kind favors of October 28. & November 11. of the past year, have been some weeks in my possession. I am not, nor can I conveniently be, so good a correspondent as my brother, whose frequent and copious communications exhaust most of the subjects upon which I should feel disposed to write you myself, I think it is my duty nevertheless not to suffer any considerable period to pass, without...
I arrived at this place yesterday afternoon, in the Ship Alexander Hamilton, after a passage of 46 days—The Season of the year will best explain what kind of weather we have experienced. I thank God that I tread once more the land of my Fathers. I shall wait only for my baggage to come on shore and then set out for Philadelphia—where I hope to meet you in health. It gives me pain that I cannot...
Since the date of my last I have received several numbers in continuation of the series, which you have been kind enough to address me, giving so ample & instructive details of your excursion to Silesia. The last number which came to hand was No 1. and I had a few days before received No 14, which is the highest; but three intermediate numbers, viz. Nos 7, 11 & 12 are yet wanting to complete...
I received on the 18th: instant your favor of the 7th & 17th November. Original & Dup: with sundry enclosures relative to the affair between Mr: Engel & Messrs: Mark of New York. I have forwarded to them the letter to their address, with one from self, acquainting them with my Authority to demand payment of the debt, and desiring them to make speedy arrangements to that effect. If, contrary to...
Your very acceptable favors of the 17th: September & 22d: October came to hand within two days of each other about the middle of last month, and it would be difficult to express how much comfort they brought with them by the assurances they contained of the re-establishment of your own & your Louisa’s health. Since the receipt of this intelligence my Mother has got your favor of September...
I received your favor of Novr: 13th: with an enclosure for J Hall, yesterday, by the New York mail. It came by a vessel, which left Hamburg only one day later than myself and was enclosed by Mr: Pitcairn in hopes it might reach me before I got out of the River. I will begin by acquainting you and Mrs: A- with the health of all your friends. Our good mother, from whom I have not yet heard...
Since the date of my last, I have received your whole series to Number 17. inclusive, with the single exception of No 15, which yet loiters on the way; but the order in which they have come to hand has been variable as the wind. It may possibly create some surprize, that, without consulting you, I should have taken the liberty to bestow upon our Countrymen, through the channel of a correct and...
Since the date of my last letter, I have received none from you, of course I do not feel very culpable in having suffered so long an interval to elapse without writing, though, if a direct opportunity from this place had offered, I should not have neglected it. In my last, I promised to make out my Account at the commencement of the next Century, & this I intend doing, to accompany the present...
On my journey through this place, about a fortnight since, I wrote you a few lines by a vessel bound to Bremen; on returning here I find another ready to sail for the same place, and I have found a moment to give you a little sketch of my journey, which though not long has been a very pleasant one. After passing a few days here, I went to Annapolis, where the Supreme Court of the State was...
Since the date of my last, I have received none from you, though we are in expectation of arrivals from Hamburg, which we think must bring Some tidings of or from you. I wrote a letter to Messrs: Marks & Co very soon after the receipt of the papers of Mrs. Engel, and in the course of a few days after, got an answer copy of which I now enclose.—I have put the business into the hands of Mr....
A long interval has gone by since the date of my last to you, but I have received nothing from you in the course of it. Not a vessel has arrived here from Hamburg for several months and none of your letters later than the beginning of December have reached this Country. We know that in consequence of the severity of the past winter, the navigation of the Elbe was obstructed for many weeks,...
Since the date of my last letter, I have received your several favors the 10th: June Dup: 15th: July Dup: 10th: & 16th: July, with enclosures for some of your Louisa’s family; the last of which to her brother, was accompanied by a few lines from herself to me; for which I thank her. The enclosures have all been forwarded, but I have not heard directly from her friends for many weeks— I presume...
I have written you three letters since my arrival here; this is the fourth, which I mention only for the sake of knowing whether you received them in order. It is very well known that I am here and some people might think it worth while to discover what I write to others I have hitherto only one letter from you, and had not expected to have another until the last post, supposing you to have...
I have this morning received your letter of the 18th. with the enclosure from Mr. Pitcairn. My letter to Mrs. Adams of the 17th. under cover to you, must have reached you in course—By the last post I sent her some little sketches or drawings of the neighbourhood of this place, but I can now assure her that the originals are incomparably finer than the copies. Since you condescend to ask for...
Two days after the date of my last letter, I received your’s of the 9th:—13th: July, by which I learn, that two of your favors viz. 30th: May & 1st: July are yet missing, a circumstance of considerable regret & mortification to me, as I particularly wish to know how far my transactions, relative to your affairs, have met your approbation, and what further instructions you may have given in...
My last to you was written the day before I sat out upon a Circuit, into the interior parts of this State, for the sake of gaining health, as much as for any other object. I was absent but eighteen days and in that space of time, had travelled, on my return, nearly five hundred miles, without any disaster and for the most part highly gratified with my excursion. During my absence, Congress...
I arrived here last night after a pleasant journey from Antwerp, where I lodged on Monday. Upon enquiry here I found no Diligence going to day, so that it has given me an opportunity of seeing a great part of the City, which I find surpasses much in point of situation the idea I had of it. The quarter of the park is delightful, and the prospect from the Ramparts is such as brings to mind some...
I wrote you from Brussels on the 19 th: inst t: and acquainted you with the progress of my journey to that place. I left it on the 20 th: with the Diligence, and reached Valenciennes in safety at an early hour of the evening. There I was deserted by my fellow travellers whom I met on the banks of the Mease, but in the course of the day I had become tolerably acquainted with my new companions...
After 44 hours constant journeying we arrived here about 7 o’Clock—on Wednesday morning. My companion Mr. C.—hearing that a party of his acquaintance had set off about an hour before for Fryburg a place 24 english miles distant from this—ordered fresh horses, invited me to join him and upon my pleading fatigue, was off himself alone in order as he observed to cause an agreeable surprise to his...
I have to acknowledge the Receipt of, and to thank you for your kind favor of the 7th: instt: which came to hand ten days ago. The extract from Col: T Johnson’s letter, contains information, which is very useful to be known by the distant proprietors of lands in the State of Vermont, and I shall very shortly write upon the Subject of ours to that Gentleman—The Surveyor General Mr: Whitelaw has...
Your kind favor of the 26th: ulto: was delivered to me by my Mother on my arrival, the 12th: instt: at this place. I thank you very much for it, and your friendly congratulations upon my safe return. I had before the receipt of your letter, learnt from Mr: & Mrs: Johnson that yourself & family were well, and I doubted not but a short time would bring me a confirmation of it from your own hand....
Your favor of the 19th: instt: is before me, with the enclosure for Judge Cushing, which I shall forward with my next letters to Quincy, with request to have it sent on. The terms & expressions of your application, strike me as perfectly apt & proper. Judge Cushing, was taken ill on his journey to Philadelphia, and returned home, but the Court met & dispatched business as usual. I waited on...
I have scarcely heard of you since my return excepting once through Mr: Johnson, and as I had nothing interesting to communicate, I have deferred it till now, when an occasion seems to authorise it. On the removal of the Seat of Government to the City, the Office of Clerk of the Sup. Court of U. S. will most probably become vacant, as the present incumbent, Mr: Sam. Bayard, has since his...
I spoke with Judge Cushing yesterday on the subject of your application for the clerkship of the Supreme Court, and he suggested the utility & propriety of your addressing Judge Patterson by letter; communicating your wish to be appointed to the Office after the present occupant shall resign—your residence on the spot to which Government will soon be transferred—your professional pretentions &...
I wrote you a few lines from New York, upon my arrival there, enclosing a packet of letters, addressed to Mr: Hellen, and hope they reached you safely. I now forward as I was desired, to your care, a package for Mrs: Hellen from her Sister, which you will be So good as to deliver, and if you please acknowledge the receipt of to me. It will give me pleasure to hear from you at all times. I set...
Since the date of my last to you, I have received your favors of the 29th: ulto: and 4th: currt:—the latter enclosing letters for the Judges of the Sup: Court, four of which, I immediately caused to be delivered, to the judges present. My Mother’s suggestion was better than mine, and I am glad you observed it. The same Gentleman who procured, or was at least greatly instrumental in procuring...
In compliance with the desire of my Sister at Berlin I enclose to you a small packet for W Hellen Esqr: which you will be so good as to hand him yourself —I have a small but valuable parcel in my charge for Mrs: Hellen, which I shall send on as soon as a safe opportunity offers. You may inform Mrs: H of this, with my best compts :—if she had not changed her name I would send her my love . I...
I received with much pleasure a few days ago, your favor of the 15th: instant and shall not be inattentive to those parts of its contents which relate to the subject of your application for the clerkship of the Supreme Court of the U.S. and will be careful to give you seasonable notice whether your personal attendance here in February would be likely to conduce to the success of your plan. The...
Your two last favors have reached me in course, and I am happy to find that the suggestion I made was, acceptable to you. I shall of course mention the matter to such of the Judges as I know and probably in the course of a few days, should the Supreme Court be held in the City as usual. A direct application on your part to Judge Cushing, would not be amiss, and I have little doubt but you will...
Your favor of the 11th: instt: which has this moment come to hand, found me with pen in hand; on the very threshold of writing to you, for the purpose of offering you my very sincere & hearty congratulations upon the success of your Competitor Mr: Caldwell, who has obtained the appointment of Clerk to the Supreme Court of the U.S.— This exordium may appear singular to you, the more so, when...
Since I invited you to a correspondence, and you have not declined it, I should: think repentance in the very threshold of the undertaking an unfair desertion from a cause in which I embarked as a volunteer. The offer to contribute by some occasional communications to the supply of the farmers Museum was rather an evidence of my zeal for its success, than of any ability to afford the...
Since my letter to you of the 29th: September, covering a Draught to the Order of Messrs: William & John Wister Junr: Merchants of this place, for Five hundred pounds Sterling, which you were desired to place to the account of my Brother, John Q Adams; I have received a letter from him, dated at Berlin the 15th: of July, which instructs me that he had remitted to you in London, a further sum...
By a Letter from my Brother, J Q Adams, dated at Berlin the 10th: of June, I am informed that he had remitted to you in London, the Sum of Five hundred pounds Sterl: which you were advised to pay against my draught— I have according to my instructions, this day drawn for the above amount in your hands, in two Setts of Exchange, one Sett for Three hundred & one for Two hundred pounds Sterling,...
After I had closed my letter of yesterday and delivered it at the Coffee house, I received your favor of the 31st: August, accompanied by one from my Brother of the 1st:; both of which came by the Voltaire. I have already acknowledged the receipt of several letters from my brother, which have been forwarded by you; among which were doubtless those, which he was so anxious should reach me;...
Between the 8th: & 16th: instants I have been fortunate enough to receive your several agreeable favors, of July 6th: August 10th: 15th: 17th: & 28th: with sundry pamphlets &ca: &ca: for all which please to accept my thanks. The muskets by the Connecticut are likewise recd: in good condition. By the speedy passages of the Hamburg traders this season, we have been furnished with very recent...
Your favor of the 6th: currt. is at hand. It is true, that I mistook the statement in your preceding, respecting the exchange, but now comprehend it better. I agree with you also in opinion as to the propriety of drawing now rather than at a future day. Money in Holland will probably find less opportunity of improvement than hitherto. As it respects myself however, security is all I want for...
Your very acceptable favor of the 14th: currt: was received by me 10 days after its date, at Dresden, where I have passed a few days with much satisfaction, in examining the various objects of curiosity to be found in that City and in admiring the richness, fertility & beauty of the neighboring Country. I had formed high expectations of the place before I saw it, and I can safely say that the...
I thank you for your favor of the 4th: and the enclosures therewith for my brother. Although one of these letters was from home of the 14th: July it contains no news but what you will have collected from the Captn. Logan is received & the Embargo nominally raised, but too equivocally yet to be trusted. Wonderful act of justice & generosity! Why, all the ships embargo’d in their ports dont...
I wrote you on the 9th: instt: a letter, which I gave to a friend of mine, going to Hamburg the next day. He has probably forgotten to deliver it and as it contained a request for you to take passage for me on board the Elizabeth Letter of Marque, provided you approved her accommodations, I take the liberty to repeat the request from an apprehension that the first has failed. I wish to...
On my return last evening from a short journey into the interior of this State, I received your favor of April 7th: accompanied with No 10 of Le Precis militaire. The two last preceding Numbers have not yet come to hand, nor any letter of a later date than December 3. From my brother I have no accounts so late as from yourself. Just before my departure from the City, I recd: a letter from Mr:...
On the 12th: of last month I received your favor of the 30th: May, which is the most recent of my European advices—I have not a line from Berlin for a period of more than six months, although I cannot accuse myself of any remissness in writing. These things were not wont, so to be, but I doubt not the Minister has a reasonable excuse—I must scold a little more directly than I have done or I...
Your favor of the 25th: currt is at hand and agreeable to your suggestion, I enclose letters for America to go by the first vessels—I shall always distinguish duplicates of dispatches by the figure 2 . at the left corner, as on the enclosed—by which you will be able to distinguish them from originals and prevent their getting on board the same vessel. We have seen the correspondence, documents...
I know not whether I have acknowledged the receipt of any letter from you, since your favor of the 18th. September, which I received about two months after its date. Several communications from you have reached me within a short period, viz. The few lines accompanying the two Bills of Lading of the articles procured by my desire and shipped on board the Nancy, which arrived safe at NewYork...
Since my last to you I have received none of your favors; but a fair opportunity presenting, I shall address you a few lines rather for the sake of preserving the habit of writing by every opportunity, than for any thing interesting to communicate. Our annual election was held in this State two days ago; Members of Congress were to be chosen, as well as for the State Legislature. The...