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In order to save you the trouble and expence of purchasing horses & carriages, which will not be necessary, I have to inform you that I shall leave in the stables of the United States seven horses and two carriages with harness the property of the United States. These may not be suitable for you, but they will certainly save you a considerable expence as they belong to the studd of the...
In order to save you the trouble and Expence of purchasing Horses and Carriages, which will not be necessary, I have to inform you that I shall leave in the stables of the United States seven Horses and two Carriages with Harness the Property of the United States. These may not be suitable for you: but they will certainly save you a considerable Expence as they belong to the studd of the...
I am very loth to trespass upon your precious time; but shall be happy with your leave to introduce to your notice the young Gentleman who takes the charge of this letter. It is his own request. He descended from that illustrious man Governor Winthrop the leader of our first rennoned ancestors; leaving what was called in those days a handsome fortune that he might plant the seeds of religion...
I have very lately written to you recommending a Young Gentleman by the name of Winthrop. I pray you not to apprehend that I design to trouble you with frequent Letters: your time will not admit of it.—But, when I meet with a Youth of good natural, and acquired abilities—of an accurate knowledge of the World, and a firm attachment to the elective representative System of Government; I cannot...
Agrées, mes remerciements pour Les choses obligeantes que renfermoit Le Billet que vous m’aves envoyé Lors de votre départ de cette ville. Si ma Carriere a été Semée, D’espines, Si en Remplissant Les volontés de mon gouvernement j’ai excité contre moi L’esprit de parti, Si je n’ai Rencontré que des desagréments dans un foule de circonstances, j’ai Esperé d’emporter avec moi L’estime des hommes...
Si Les intrigues du Cabinet de st james ont Reussi en amérique, Si Elles ont contribué à faire prendre un gouvernement américain des mesures à la fois hostiles contre La france, et destructives de la liberté aux Etats unis, elles n’ont point été ici couronnées de Succès. Le directoire a vu bien evidemment que L’angleterre Seule avoit interet à diviser deux peuples faits pour être unis, et il a...
On Mr Peyton And Myself returning from the City of Washington, And Mentioning to Our Fellow Citizens, Your Wish that the Invitation, we were Authorized to give you, to a publick Dinner Might be Suspended for Some time, I find a great Many people dissatisfy.d with Our Answer,—And extremely Anctious to have your Company to a publick Dinner … And Many of them, not being possess.d of much...
The late Genl. Washington having given to Liberty Hall accademy now Washington accademy, one hundred shares in the James river canal company, which do not as yet yield any income, and the trustees being anxious to bring the seminary into useful operation as soon as possible; did authorise Colo. Moore formerly a member of Congress and now a member of the Senate of this state whome I presume you...
Knowing the Pleasure which evry improvement in the Arts and Sciences afford you, and especially those mechanical Arts which promise to become useful to Society; I have taken the liberty of communicating to you one, made by Mr. Hawkins upon Saddles, which appears to answer the purpose design’d exceedingly well. It is the application of spiral brass wire Springs to the Seat and Stirrups of...
Your arrival at the seat of government immediately after the publication of a letter said to be written by you to your friend Mazzei in Italy, affords you a fair opportunity of doing away any bad impression respecting your character, which the falsely ascribing to you improper sentiments may hitherto have occasioned. For the honor of the American name I would wish the letter to be a Forgery,...
In bringing, thus early, to your View, a Subject deeply interesting to the Citizens of Tennessee, we hope we Shall not be considered, as tresspassing upon the rules of propriety—If however it Shou’d be thought, in any degree improper, thus to Obtrude, upon the first Majistrate of the Union, previous to his Official inauguration—we trust that the Consideration of the Short time, the Senate may...
Although I do not feel myself Authorisd to interfere, in the Smallest degree, with any thing, that may in the least appertain to your Administration,—Yet feeling Very much interested, in the welfare of the Family of Mr. John Hall—Marshall of Pennsylvania,—I hope you will pardon my presumeing to request, that he may be Continued in his present office—I have had, a Very early and long...
I have Opposed your Election with all the little power & Influence I had, believeing as I did, and still do, that your Election to the chief Magistracy of the US. wou’d not promote the Interest and happiness of this Country, but that the Riverse wou’d happen, not from any personal Enmity to you Sir, for I can have none, as I have not the Honor of your Acquaintance, but for the following...
The auther, sensible of the rank which you hold in the literary world, presents you with due respect the inclosed manuscript for examination: If you think it sufficiently interesting, and would so far oblige an obscure stranger, he requests that you would either communicate your sentiments upon the subject to the auther for the purpose of forwarding the publication; or lay it before the A. P....
Agreeably to your riquest I have enterd with the auditer the Lands Located for General Koscuskiosko, and payed the taxes thereon. this track is well situated on the Sioto, if the general does not intend it fore sale perhaps he would do well, to have an agent in this country who would let it out on Lease, improving the Land would inhance its value, and the tenant in possession always be...
Be not offended (though you may be surprised) when you receive this from an individual whom you do not know, & of whom, perhaps, you never would have heard, had he not, after much hesitation, & with almost invincible reluctance, resolved to write to you; An individual, who has no ambition to be regarded in any other view than as a minister of the gospel, & can plead no excuse for his present...
I am honoured with Your very esteemed favour of 17. Septr. 1.—extreme hurry of business has hitherto prevented me to answer it sooner. I have now the pleasure to send You herewith the Amendments made at the last General Meeting of the Mutual Assurance Society, as also the New form of the Declarations, and an explanation of the System made for the general Information. The Amendments appear to...
Translation of a letter from a well informed merchant in France to his friend in this city, dated Feb. 1st. ’98. The present situation of Europe induces me to address you, in order to inform you, as much as I can, of our political affairs which become those of all Europe and even of the New-World; and which are so quick in their progress, that it becomes interesting for you to be informed as...
I heartily & Sincearly Congratulate on the triumph of Republicanism over the Administration party it gives Pleasure to nearly all the people of this Country (those holding offices under the General Government & a few others excepted) it is said that many complaints will be made against the Marshall of this State , should he be removed as it is a pecuniary office no doubt many applications will...
I received last night under cover from you Mr. Coopers pamphlet for which accept my thanks. The Legislature here will adjourn I presume on Saturday next after the most important Session We have had for some years. The report produced by my Colleague Mr Madison I suppose has long since reached you as well as instructions to our Senators. Amongst other subjects contemplated in the instructions...
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...
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...
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...
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...
since my letter of this date—I have to add, That in my letter to you of the 2d. I had given—Assurances of your three several letter packages being on Board the Ship Stadt, Hamburgh. (not in the least doubting, but they would be received) It was however with difficulty I got permission (thro the influence of a particular Mercht.) to Ship the Two Boxes—On delivering my single package which...
Your favrs: 26th & 31st. passed—I recd 8th. Inst, and now inclose you, Mr Brands patent, for, 1000. Acres, (my Usual charge on these are 1 dollar)—Mr Trump—has your draft for doors—and promise, of compleating them—in 20 or 30 days. he is busily employed at Frankford. from whence he Returns to Town every saturday Evening— you have I presume recd letter of advice, and shipment of Rod Iron from...
Your Esteemed favr 5th. addressed to me at Washington (instead of this Place) did not reach me Untill the 15th.—by Your expected Arrival the 17th. I did not think of Answering it, but immediately sent on your several packages—and uncased them at Mr Conrades.—your Accomodations are eligant, and the Other Rooms filled with your particular friends—Messrs: Langdon Baldwin Brown &ca—are every...
I am happy in being favored with yours of 18th—on Receipt of which, I opened the Box, and shall repack, the enormous tooth, Address, and deliver it, as directed. Annexed, you have Invoice of sash doors, as well your account up to this day, which on examining—I trust and hope will be found pretty Correct; though different—from yours’s in some items—and mode of Statement: if any errors—pray Note...
Your favor 2d: received Yesterday, advise, your having drawn on me for $330: at 10 days on Mr. Shorts account will be duly honored. The excess of Messrs. Trumps and Stocks account you will find particulars of, in my Invoice 18th July with charges deducted $96.83. I most sincerely wish, I could say—the fever abates; if we are only so happy as to Arrest its progress, and wait patiently the...
Thomas Jefferson Esqr: In a/c with John Barnes. 1800. Mar 17 To Amot due ⅌ a/c rendrd:  £67.84½ " J Birch 5.–   18 himself  50.–   20 6 Bank Notes 470.–   " Sloop Sally
As I ought not, any longer, defer, writing to Mr Short, in Answer, to his last favr: 1st: Octr: I have subjoined a statemt. of his a/c copy of which I submit to you, for your perusal and Amendment (if necessary.)—Should it meet your Approbation, you will please retain it—I have the Original before me.—to correct, if needfull—I shall then prepare two setts to forward Mr Short.—first, ⅌ the...
Inclosed I return you Copy of my a/c & letter to Mr Short, the Original, & duplicate of which, shall be, as you have Corrected.—I have also sent ⅌ Mr Dunn—2 pair Black silk Stockings—the largest & Best, of the Merchandize—Mr Pickford—my Assistant brought me from Baltimore—Mr. Latimore had a pair of them, Yesterday, in lieu of a former pair (smaller—p 34ƒ)—these are Only 28ƒ a pair—and I think...
I had the pleasure addressing you 22d—Inst. since when, have been inabled to state—what I presume to be, the Nt Balce.—on your, & Mr Randolphs 4th: Instal[mt.] becoming payable 18th Next Mo, say $193.51 as ⅌ a/c Annexed and should, your Occasional drafts, exceed that Amot:—do not, I pray you, hesitate in drawing them—Allowing me, time suitable, to the immediate Occasion—Your 1st: Octo....
Thomas Jefferson Esqr. In a/c with John Barnes 1800 1800 May 13th To T. S. Parks   $7.40. May 12 By Appt Balle ” Phillips    4. agreed to $305.51. ” T. Dobson   52.91. 24 By Appt. Balle favr JB. card. to New a/c
The within six Certificates for 42 shares of the Loan for five Millions (just now recd) are handed you, for the proper Assignmts—and to be Returned me, in Order to be filled up—as ⅌ er installments, (the 2d:) on, or before the 10th Next Mth, yet should they not reach me in time, I shall nevertheless—pay the Amt $525.— the price of Scrip is 30 ⅌ Ct and should it rise even to 100—is only 12½ ⅌...
The inclosed 3, Cks. Amt $243.50 I hope will meet your wishes—I could Value my self on my Correspondt. Mr John Richards—as—I have more than the Above Amt still in his hands— your watch is already—with the Watch Maker—I have sent to you ⅌ the bearer, five dollar, in small change not very readily—to be had. here— I am sir your Obedt. H. svt RC ( ViU : Edgehill-Randolph Papers); at foot of text:...
The Weather is realy too bad, to walk, or I should have waited on you personaly I am almost certain, you must, be in want of some little matters.—If you Approve of these two hankerfs:—I can procure more at same Rate ie, 4/6—and should you think of any Other Article—Mr. Mc.Munn—or his servant—is almost every day in Town, and calls, here—you could be Accomodated without the trouble of sending...
I have already by this Eveng Mail remitted Messs: G & J.   $384.43, and Credited Mr Shorts a/c     535.83 is $920.26. to your debit, which presume will meet your wishes.—On the 12th. Inst: I, remitted said Gent: $148.48½ Mrs Keys 5th. and last installmt:— with great Esteem—I am sir your Obedt: H st: RC ( ViU ); written on a scrap of paper bearing faint impressions of other text, probably in...
I have at length the pleasure of Acknowledging—recpt: of your esteemed favr : 17th: with Minute—of yr. Appt: a/c—inclosed; you have mine, up to the present. Appr.imate Balla: in my favr. $60.49½-—which on examining, I hope will be found nearly Correct, and by this you—will be inabled, to Correct the statemt. you had the trouble—to form—from yr. Memoms.— —Mr Roberts spoke to me, some time since...
Your two favrs. 15th & 16th Ulto. were duly recd, and would have been Answered before this, but, in the hope, of succeeding—in procuring for you Myers Accot. of his travels in France 2 Volo: P.P. had not got it, or, any Other, Book store in Town. at least, I inquired of several, and left Order, with, Dobson, to procure them for me, if to be had. even at second hand—is now the Only chance...
I arrived here last Evening in 35 hours—and calling at the post Office this Morning I found—your Esteemed favr. 19th.—The One you addressed to Mr Trump I have forwarded & likewise wrote & given full directions Respecting the Young Mans going via Richmond ⅌ water— Mr John Richard —whom I have left in Charge of my Bank a/c notes of hand &c: with directions to treat, & purchase a Bill of ex—(near...
It Occurs, to J Barnes, that the salaries or Compensations are all regularly Accounted for—and Warrants issued therefor, immediately After, 31st. Mar: 30th June. 30th sepr & 31st decr. And that, in Case any One Office, is closed—or Vacated—by death, resignation—or removal, &c. each Accot. is made up, to the day it happens—but the Accot. is not Usually passed—untill the expiration of the...
I have now the pleasure to hand you, the Annexed Inv $61.88 as well, Mr Bartram & your particulars—am fearfull these plants, by their long delay, and close package, will receive injury. Had I known, they had not, been bespoke—ere you left Town, I should have, had them, on Board the Little Jim—12th Ulto— I have taken the liberty of inclosing my letter to Doct. Bache—under Cover to...
Your two favours of the 8th: are at hand, and Mr. Callendar wrote to—as you desired. Your power of Attorney—though One Witness Only—was—by sending it, to Grays ferry, confirmed by the Comptrollar—and Colo. Monroes draft, shall meet my pointed Attention. From the late frosts, our Neighbours are daily returning to Town—too early I fear, from the continued indisposition of sundry persons...
since my last respects, of the 6th: Ulto. I am without any of your favrs:, or Ansr: to mine 17th March when I inclosed Six certificates (42 shares 8 ⅌ Ct loan) on Mr Shorts a/c to be transferred & returned (Tho not, very Material)—as I can—without them—Continue to pay their monthly Installmts.— but I am, no less uneasy—least, Accident, or indisposition may have intervened. your ill fated,...
The fate of Our subscriptions to the Loan of five Millions —is already made known,—for every 4,000—14 Certificates —and Nearly in that proportion thro out,—the subscription Money on the 26—to be withdrawn—will be repaid—I expect, in a few days— If the 42—can be consolidated in the Name of William Short, I shall have it done—or—wait the indorsemts. The sloop Little Jim—is almost loaded, & the...
In conformity to your favor 31st. past, I have transposed—to your debet $47.25 and to Mr. Lott, Credit for said Amount, being the Ballancing Amount of said Gentleman’s account rendered him—through you 30th June, at least, my Ledger tells me so; if not correct, I hope Mr. Lott, will please Notice it—and shall at all times be happy, in Rendering him, any services here, I am Dear Sir Most...
Tho’ I have not Since in Europe had the happiness of receiving a Line from you Mr. Jefferson, yet esteeming you not merely my chief Patron, but the Great Patron of the Liberal principles of Philosophy, Republicanism, Virtue, & Universal Philanthropy, gratitude impels me to address you as Occurrent circumstances indicate— Having given my Sentiments generally in my Last dated Octr. 25th. 1799. &...
I am this Instant favoured with yours, 25th Ulto: and Note your Additional draft, to the Order of Messrs. C. Johnston & Co: for $650. as well $210. to the Credit of Mr. P. Lott. Very fortunately, the inclosed pamphlett, (which you request,) was some few days since, left with me—in the state you find it. Mr. H—has assuredly, reduced his Consequence, to the most degrading and Contemptable point...