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I am greatly disappointed in being obliged to give up the attempt to reach Monticello before you set out. On Saturday Morning I was in Richmond ready to perform part of the journey that day but the rain prevented me: on Sunday the sun shone and I sat out but was obliged to put in at Cranches tavern two miles above Tuckahoe by a pretty smart shower from which the oil cloth could not protect me...
This will be handed to you by Captain Thomas Mendenhall of the borough of Wilmington in the State of Delaware, he purposes to make a visit to the city of Washington and is desirous to have the honor of being introduced to you. Some of my friends in Wilmington have recommended him to me as a young Gentleman of integrity, of good information and genuine republican principles, and from my...
It is with pleasure I acknowledge the receipt of your favor of the 22d May received yesterday by Mr. Rutledge addressed to the President of the Agricultural Society accompanied with four Seeds of the Bread Fruit Tree, the greatest Attention will be paid to the raising this Fruit if they once Vegetate, but I am sorry to inform you that very few of the Seeds of the Rice which you sent by Mr....
You will no doubt, be surprised at receiving a Letter from one, whose Name you will scarcely be able to recollect; but who frequently thinks of you, with great Esteem, & Pleasure. I have always thought it wrong to intrude upon the Time of a Person importantly engaged in public-Affairs, by a trifleing private Correspondence; and should not trouble you now, was it not at the paticuler Request of...
The President of the Agricultural Society of Charleston takes this opportunity of acknowledging the receipt, by the hands of Mr. Read, of a box containing specimens of rice, for the use of the Society. For this fresh proof of Mr. Jefferson’s attention to the interests of the State of South Carolina, the President, in the name of the Society and in his own, begs to return Mr. Jefferson his and...
We had no mail last week from Richmond or Fredericksburg which lost us our weekly joy of reading your letter or knowing you are well. I rec’d. your present of Fauchet’s pamphlet which I read eagerly myself and communicated to our friends: I have not yet learnt the character it bears: I believe it myself to be just in all its statements & views, and I admire greatly the moderation with which it...
You will be alarmed at a report Richardson will make of an occurrence at Monticello which I have had notice of only since my indisposition & have not been able to go over & learn the truth of the matter & the magnitude of the Mischief, if any has been done. Jupiter came over to me yesterday evening—he says there has never been the smallest mark about the Door or lock, of the room having been...
My affair with Picket is finally settled this moment but not as I precipitately stated on 27. ult. from a conversation, in the very time of writing, with Mr. Gibson the partner of Mr. Jefferson; he himself being out of the way & the mail hour near. Geo: Jefferson & co. have paid Picket 1868$ .79 Cents and desire all my money may be remitted them in Bank-notes as soon as possible. I must still...
A person who was born in this Co. & has resided all his life in it with a fair reputation: John Kerr the son of James the Magistrate and neighbour of George Divers, called on me on Wednesday the 15th. inst: to inquire about your Shadwell lands a part of which, not more than 100 acres of arable, he wishes to rent for five years, or longer if you please. I rode with him & shewed him all the...
I left home on Tuesday the 2d. at which time all was as we could wish with us; and was so the day before yesterday as I learn from John Henderson, today arrived here.—Passing thro’ Goochland I learnt a circumstance which I communicate to you as it may be in your power without trouble to procure redress for those incommoded by it. A man called Nathaniel Perkins (being then a storekeeper at the...