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    • Barlow, Joel
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    • Jefferson, Thomas
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    • Adams Presidency

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I took the liberty to write you a few days ago on a subject of some importance. Finding that Mr. Skipwith who was to be the bearer did not go I sent my packet by an occasion which is probably less safe. This induces me to address you a copy of that letter and likewise to send you by Col. Swift a little pamphlet I published last year, which has probably not yet found its way to America. The...
I see by the testament of General Washington that he contemplated the establishment of a national University at the federal city, as he seems to have left something for the endowment of such an institution . Would it not be possible to take advantage of the veneration which the people have for the memory & opinions of that man to carry into effect a project of this sort? If so, could you not...
Notwithstanding I wrote you a few days ago by Mr. Lee I cannot omit this occasion to inform you that two of your commissioners, Pinckney & Marshall, are in all probability to leave this country in a few days, in consequence of an intimation from this Government. The message from the Minister Talleyrand was nearly in the following words: “If the American Government wishes to negotiate, it is...
The extreme mortification with which I view the progress of a misintelligence between two nations that ought to cherish each other with peculiar symaphy has induced me to address to my Brother in law Mr. Baldwin my sentiments on that subject. But I am apprehensive that before my letter can arrive Congress will adjourn, & Baldwin be gone to Georgia. In that case the chance of its doing any good...
Mr. Wm. Lee of Boston has done me the favor to charge himself with a packet for you this day. He is a man of an excellent character & good connections in commerce. He wishes to obtain the consulate of Bordeaux or Paris, if vacant. Could you yield him assistance in this or any other object you would very much oblige your obet. Servt. RC ( DLC ); at foot of text: “Thos. Jefferson vice President...