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    • Gerry, Elbridge
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Permit me, with great sincerity, to congratulate you on your appointment to the office of Vice-President of the United States. It was in my mind a very desirable object, and a wish which I ardently expressed at the meeting of the electors; but, as we were unanimously of opinion that Mr. Adams’ pretensions to the chair were best, it was impossible to give you any votes without annulling an...
Your obliging letters of the 12th of may , and 21st of June, I have received; and have taken a step, by accepting the appointment to France, which it is difficult to justify to my family, under existing circumstances. Your information and opinion, which had great influence in this decission; the weighty considerations, that the appointment having been once declined, a second refusal might at...
I now propose to finish my letter of the 15th, which was hastily concluded, to prevent inconvenience to my friend Lincoln. In revising your political faith , I am not clear, that we perfectly agree in regard to a navy. I wish sincerely, with yourself, to avoid the evils pointed out, as the result of a powerful navy. the expence & extensive operation of an imense naval establishment, if our...
At nine oClock last evening, Mr Lee, a [sincere?] friend of yours & mine, came up from Boston to inform me of your election. The precarious state, in which by the [wiles] of party, the federal executive was suspended, the irritation which would have resulted from your non-election, even if Mr Burr had obtained the vote, the great danger of a collision of parties, whose habits of animosity,...
Inclosed is a copy of a letter which I wrote to Mr. Monroe the 4th of april, to the care of yourself; and annexed is the copy of one to yourself of the 27th of march; both of which, I presume from their not being acknowledged, have been intercepted: and if this is the case, I wish to ascertain it. I have the honor to remain with the most perfect esteem & respect yours sincerely RC ( DLC ); at...
Mr Otis, secretary of the Senate, was kind eno’ to take four letters , of which two were for yourself, & a small box with one or more Watches ; & to promise a delivery of them, into your hands. the box, & some of the letters, were committed to my care by Mr Short; who accompanyed me to Havre, with an intention to embark in the Sophia, for the U States. he had provided every article for the...
On the 27th of March I had the pleasure of addressing a letter to yourself, and on the 4th of april another to Mr. Monroe, to your care; but having no information of their being received, and having reason to apprehend that some of our post officers are guilty of mal practice and not to be trusted, I wish to be informed whether the letters have arrived, by a line directed to me at New York,...
On my return last evening from Mrs. Gerrys friends, on the Jersey side of North River, I received your letter of the 25th, and am happy to inform you, that you have received all my letters: it was mine to Mr. Monroe, which was dated the 4th of april. I was mortified to find, that before Mr. Osgood was informed of my intention to be here, he received your letter of the 13th of may and sent it...
By Judge Lincoln, my dear Sir, I embrace a favorable opportunity of acknowledging your very friendly letter of the 26th of Janry. 1799; but permit me previously to give you some information in regard to this gentleman. Mr. Lincoln is an eminent lawyer in this State, & his professional talents, are accompanied with a humane & benevolent disposition, pure integrity, great liberality, & unsullied...