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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....
If you was not a firm believer in that Holy Religion which comforts in affliction & Solaces us under every adverse occurrence in Life, I Should think it useless to quote to you that Scripture which Says I have been Young & now am old, Yet have I never Seen the Riteous Man forsaken or his Seed begging Bread.—your Mother put into my Hand the other day a Letter which I read with pain, and have...
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 received your favour of June 26 th , and rejoice with you in the Birth of an other son, and in the safety and Health of Mrs Cranch, to whom be so kind as to present my Regards. I have shewn your Letter to the President, and he desires me to tell you, that he would not have you on any account, be the least detered from persueing any line of buisness which shall appear eligible to you, or to...
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 &...
It was with much anxiety and concern that I learnt from mrs Johnson the outrageous attack which was made upon you by Mr. Duncanson, and the dissagreable circumstance of your being Badly wounded. I hope however from What I yesterday heard that the concequences of the wound will not prove so bad as one was apprehended. mr Greenleaf call’d yesterday to inquire what intelligence I had received, he...
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...
Mr Shaw will be the Bearer of this to you it is so long Since you Saw him, that I presume he will want an introduction to your recollection, tho not to your Heart. he will bring to your Remembrance those agreable days Spent under his Fathers Roof, whilst expectations, and anticipation presented you prospects of future felicity and enjoyment, before you had seen or experienced the checkerd Lot,...
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...
I received your Letter of July 12. I am inclined to think your last determination will prove a judicious one. I most sincerely hope it will. The President expects to leave this city next week. we shall go Northward for a Month or two. I could have wisht that my Health would have permitted me, to have visited the new city at this season; but the Heat is so great that I dare not make the...
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...
Know ye, That reposing special Trust and Confidence in the Wisdom, Uprightness and Learning of William Cranch of the District of Columbia, I have nominated, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate do appoint him one of the assistant Judges of the Circuit Court of the United States for the District of Columbia; and do authorize and empower him to execute and fulfil the duties of...
After an absence of near four Months I returned, to this City the last week. I am disposed to renew my correspondence with you, if you can find leisure to attend it. The fraternal regard and affection which for many years subsisted between you and my sons is not lessned by time, or diminished by absence, but I trust has grown ripened, and matured by age, and like the Affection of your parents...
I received your Letter of June 14th. and the one you wrote from Anapolis. In replie to the subject you have written upon, I can only say that there is every disposition to serve the person recommended, but the appointment to office is one of the most perplexing and difficult duties which falls to the Share of the President. The applications are so numerous and frequently of persons who are so...
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...
Know ye, That reposing special Trust and Confidence in the Integrity, skill and Diligence of William Cranch Esqr. of Maryland, I do in pursuance of the powers vested in me, by the Act entituled “An act for establishing the Temporary and Permanent Seat of the Government of the United States” hereby appoint the said William Cranch one of the Commissioners for Surveying the District of Territory...
I had the pleasure of receiving from you a very excellent Letter last week, which fully proves that neither your Patriotism, or abilities have sufferd any elimination by your engagements in the ploding buisness of an accomptant, tho a course of years might have blunted the Edge of literary persuits, which are much better suited to your Education, taste and usefulness in Life. I rejoice...
I received a few days ago with great pleasure your favour of 5 March the perusal of which affected me with various sensations, some pleasing and others less so, but all, cordially participating in the circumstances affecting your welfare and happiness, mentioned in it. Neither the length of time nor the distance at which I have been from my Country, nor yet, any change in my own situation has...
I received by yesterdays post your kind Letter of Janry 28th. I am the more Solicitious to reply immediatly to it in order to rectify a mistake which mr Shaw must have made, if he said that I had taken up a determination never to go to Washington. so far from it that I know not any thing which would give me more pleasure than visiting that place & many others near it—Mr Shaw may have heard me...
I received your Letter of and was very happy to learn that you were so much recoverd; you must be cautious of riding in the Evening. Billious complaints are very hard to remove, and frequently become very allarming; you must have had a spice of the intermitting fever a year ago. It is one of the greatest depressers of the Spirits that I ever experienced. I am much obliged by your attention,...
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...