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New York [ 1798–1804 ]. “A Series of misfortunes which have pursued me from infancy … make me apply to you for a Small Sum to relieve me from present embarrassment. The portrait that accompanies this letter is not offered to you in barter for the sum required. No Sir, it is my request that you would honor it with some corner in your house.… It is Sir the portrait of the Countess of Serang,...
[ New York, November, 1800. The description of this letter in the dealer’s catalogue reads: “deals with legal matters.” Letter not found. ] LS , sold by Goodspeed’s Bookstore, Boston, February, 1942. For background to this letter, see H, Cooper, and Ogden to FitzSimons, Herman LeRoy, William Tilghman, and Matthew Pearce, October 17, 1800, note 1 ; November 17, 1800 . FitzSimons, Higbee, and...
This is the fifth letter, Madam, that ⟨I shall⟩ have written to you, without yet having had ⟨the pleasure⟩ of knowing that one has reached your hands. This ⟨situation⟩ is matter of no small regret to us, and it would be still more perplexing and painful did we not understand th⟨at⟩ others of your friends are in a like situation. Being a common misfortune, we cannot impute it to any...
Inclosd is the answer of the secretary of the Senate to a request that he woud furnish the department of state with the names of the Senators. There being no official certainty of the Senators newly elected to serve after the 3d. of March may produce some doubt respecting the propriety of a summons addressd to them individually. There is not to be found on the files of this department any copy...
March 8 drew an order, Warrant issued & I signed it the 9th for 2000: 0: 0 Dollars April 4. Recd on a Warrant of my Salary 2000: 0: 0 May 18. Signed a Warrant for 2250: 0: 0
Le Colonel fleury mon mari que vous avés honoré de votre estime & de Votre bienveillance a cessé de Vivre. le Délabrement de Sa Santé, la mélancolie, & les souffrances qui étoient la Suite de Son état lui rendoient depuis quelque tems la vie insupportable; & le même Courage qui lui fit si Souvent braver la mort dans les Combats l’a malheureusement porté a abréger ses jours. il me laisse dans...
My Son having Sent me a coppy of your valuable Book, the President has read it with great Satisfaction and pleasure; I have not as yet been able to go through the whole of it, myself having resignd it into the hands of miss Hannah Adams the Authoriss of a Work entitled “a veiw of Religious opinions”—She is about republishing the third Edition of that work with considerable additions, and Some...
I need not put up the petition of Popes “teach me to feel an others woe” for I have mostSsincerely enterd into your affliction during your long residence at Washington, and thank heaven for your cause of rejoicing—I dared not write to you and feared the arrival of every mail might bring me the melancholy tidings we all so much dreaded, but through the interposition of a bountifull providence,...
it would be if made. we must be convinced, as well as the people of in general, that the convention taken all together is highly advantageous to the Country; Let then a thinking and impartial Man Compare the Situation of the united States on the 4 of March 1797 when the President assumed the office of their first executive magistrate with their Situation on the Same day 1801, when those...
I am just arrived here after a very comfortable journey. Our intention is to reach Albany on Wednesday morning, from which place I shall immediately write to you. I am less and less pleased with the prospect of so long a separation from my beloved family & you may depend shall shorten it as much as possible. Dumphey had planted the Tulip Trees in a row along the outer fence of the Garden in...
Mr. Hamilton called at Major L’Enfant’s this Afternoon, with intent to communicate something interesting. He will be glad to see the Major, at his house, this Evening or tomorrow Morning. AL , Digges-L’Enfant-Morgan Collection, Library of Congress. For background to this letter, see H to L’Enfant, July 27, 1801, note 2 ; L’Enfant to H, September 4, 1801 .
[ New York, 1801. The dealer’s catalogue description of this letter reads: “in regard to the case of the Ringwood Iron Co.” Letter not found. ] ALS , sold by Goodspeed’s Book Store, Boston, Catalogue 101, Item 1643. Troup was the attorney for the trustees of the American Iron Company. For background to this letter, see the introductory note to Philip Schuyler to H, August 31, 1795 . See also H...
A Bill for the relief of sufferers under certain illegal prosecutions Whereas the constitution of the US. has provided that ‘Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech or of the press,’ and that ‘the powers not delegated to the US. by the constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the states respectively or to the people;’ and Congress did nevertheless on...
14Memorandum Books, 1801 (Jefferson Papers)
Jan. 1. Gave Conrad & McMun ord. on J. Barnes for 218.90. Jan. 1. Inclosed to D. Higginbotham for Reuben Perry 65.D. 2. Pd. ferrge. &c. at Geo. T. .5. 3. Pd. at Gadsby’s Alexandria lodgg. dinner &c. 5.5 servts. .75. Pd. ferrge. &c. Geo. T. .5.
7. Thos. Lehré recommended by C. Pinckney and Goodwyn by P. Butler & by Ephraim Ramsay Parker . fed. & able, but good & unmedling. Attorney of district. brother in law of Drayton the Govr. who is a violent republican. therefore let him stand till further enquiry. MS ( DNA : RG 59, LAR , file of James Symonds [i.e., Simons], 10:0777); undated; entirely in TJ’s hand, written in several sittings,...
Mr. Kimball keeps the accounts of the Department; and, when not so engaged, does such other current business as is assigned to him. Mr. Thom fills up patents for Virginia Military lands and for useful discoveries and inventions, and does such other copying and recording as is assigned to him. Mr. Miller records the foreign and domestic letters written by the Secretary of State, and does such...
I nominate Thomas Duncan Esqr. of Pensylvania to be Attorney and Hugh Barclay—do. to be Marshall of the Western district of of said state. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I nominate Enoch S. Lane of Virginia to be a Lieutenant of Marines DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
Commonwealth of Massachusetts— In Senate March 3d 1801. Ordered that the President of the Senate, & Speaker of the House of Representatives, present the following Address. Sent down for concurrence Saml. Phillips Prsdt— In the House of Representatives March 3d 1801 Read and concurred— Edwd W Robbins Spkr. To John Adams Esquire— At the moment, Sir, that you are descending from the exalted...
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 having given you a short account of the civil, political, & military Constitution of Silesia, it will be proper to say something of its administration in ecclesiastical concerns; an object somewhat complicated in a province the inhabitants of which are divided with so near an equality of numbers into Roman catholics and protestants. I have in my former letters already given you a...
Having had the honour of receiving a Commission, appointing me one of the associate Justices of the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia, I beg leave to resign the Commission which I have heretofore held, by which I was appointed one of the Commissioners under the act of Congress, for establishing the temporary and permanent seat of the Government of the United States; and while, with...
I recd your favour of the 14th ultimo and have noted the contents thereoff. I have no Doubt but you have been well informed how the House of Represintatives have acted on all occasions as will [ sic ] as the presendent of the U S. I will take the liberty to inclose you a Circular letter that I have wrote to my Constituents in which you will see the most prominent faters [ sic ] of the feds. I...
As the subject of this letter is delicate, I rely on your knowledge of the hand writing. In this moment when so many personal and official vexations are brought to bear on persons in every grade of public station I consider it as a duty to inform you that casual circumstances have given me reason to expect, that will make an application to you at sometime after the 3d. of March. I presume it...
As I know a multitude of business will necessarily croud on, it is with reluctance, I would now call your attention to several Subjects, some of which are of importance to the publick. The first, I wish to mention is the Salt springs. within our present Purchase in the N.w. Territory, I am well acquainted with their Situations, and hope I can perform the Duty as well as any other person. I...
Both the last times I had the pleasure of speaking with you on the Subject of appointments in Vermont it sliped my mind to Mention the US Attorney in that District, the present Attorney is Charles Marsh a Violent Federalist. I have no particular cause of complaint against him, but several friends have wrote me wishing him to be displaced. we have but two Respectable Republican Lawyers in the...
Yours of the 15th. (last) was left here by Mr. Tyler while I was on a trip to Albemarle. The necessity I was under of remaining here while the affr. at Georgetown was depending had delayed some arrangements on my plantation of importance to me. as soon as that affr. was settled I went up for a few days and was sorry to find on my return that Mr. Tyler had passed in my absence. I lose the...
I do myself the honor to enclose a copy of the Order of Senate on the Letter you was yesterday pleased to lay before them, and Have the honor to be, Sir, Your most humble servant I notified to Spanish Minister & to Mr Thornton that seats would be provided for them. RC ( DLC ); in clerk’s hand, except for signature and postscript in Otis’s hand; at foot of text: “To The President Elect of the...
Encouraged by a Number of respectable Citizens of the United States and particularly by Some of the Members of Congress, I take the liberty to lay before You a short but true and Sincere Statement of my Situation and the relations I stand in with the American Merchants; if the merits of it may be deemed worth Your Attention, I beg leave to produce the unquestionable Vouchers in Support of my...
Permit me to Express the feelings of My heart in Congratulating you on your Election to the important office of President of the United States be assured Sir that it gives me (and I trust every true Republican) great Joy and Satisfaction not merely on your account but a more important one the happiness of the people over whom you may have the Honor to Preside. I have no doubt they ever had...
I recieve with due sensibility the congratulations of the Senate on being called to the first Executive office of our government, and I accept with great satisfaction their assurances of support in whatever regards the honor & interest of our country. knowing no other object in the discharge of my public duties, their confidence in my future conduct derived from past events, shall not be...
I have the honor, by permission of the President, to enclose for your information & consideration, letters Just recd. from the West Indies .—Also a copy of the Instructions given to Capt Barry , the Commanding officer on the Windward Station—at a time when it was not known whether the Treaty with France would, or would not be ratified. All our other Public Vessels have recd. similar...
I beg you to excuse the liberty I take in addressing You—It is not an account of myself further than as a member of the Republican community, but in behalf of an old acquaintance Col Lyon, and this without his or any other persons knowledge, and be Assured that whether my solicitations are of avail or no, (and I do not expect an answer) secrecy, will be most inviolably observed by me— Col...
I nominate Jonathan Russell Esqr of Bristol in Rhode Island to be a collector of the port of Bristol in that State Nathaniel Phillips Esqr of Warren to be Surveyor of the Port of Warren and Barrington. Samuel Bosworth Esqr to be Surveyor of the port of Bristol. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I nominate the Hon. Frederick Frelinghausen Es. of N. Jersey to be Attorney of the U.S. for that district in the place of Lucius Horatio Stockton who has resigned that office DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I nominate William Hammond Dorsey Esqr to be judge of the Orphans court in the County of Washington in the District of Columbia. John Peter to be register of Wills for the same County. John Herbert Esqr. to be Judge of the Orphans Court for the County of Alexandria. Clion Moore Esqr of Alexandria to be Register of wills for that County. The Hon. Thomas Sim Lee The Hon Tristram Dalton The Hon...
I nominate the following List of Promotions and Appointments in the Army First Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers. Lieutenant Peter Talman Captain vice Elliott resigned. Prescott Barron of Rhode Island, Surgeon’s Mate Second Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers. Lieutenant John Hancock Captain vice Eddins resigned Moses Swett of Vermont, Lieutenant vice Hancock promoted. Stephen Thomas...
I have considered the advice and consent of the Senate to the ratification of the Convention with France, under certain Conditions. Altho. it would have been more conformable to my own judgment & inclination, to have agreed to that instrument unconditionally, yet in this point, I found I had the misfortune to differ in opinion from so high a consitutional authority as the Senate. I judged it...
I pray you to have my account of compensation setled in all the necessary offices, & that you would give me an order on General Lincoln Collector of Boston for the ballance which will be due on the third of March MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
I have this day had the honour to signify to the proper Officer, my Acceptance of a Commission, under the hand of your Excellency, constituting me Collector of the Customs, in the District of New Haven, in the State of Connecticut. I feel it due to those sensations I feel, to express to your Excellency, personally, my grateful Acknowledgements, for so honorable a testimonial of your...
For a few days past, every moment of my time has been so compleatly occupied in official duties, that I have had hardly a moments time to write or even to think for myself—We have not heard from or , since your last letter to the President from Philadelphia. The President has nominated all the officers for this district Mr F. Johnson of Frederick—Mr Marshall of Alexandria, brother to ex Sec of...
As a tribute of respect to your merits as a Friend of the People, & a promoter of the useful arts, I beg your acceptance of a Patent Saddle the construction of which I hope you will be pleased with, it is sent on by the stage this day directed to the care of Mr. Barnes. I am Sir Respectfully yours. RC ( DLC ); addressed: “Thomas Jefferson vice President of the United States Washington”;...
From the conversation you were pleased to hold with me last evening on the subject of the possible vacancy of the Office of Marsshall for the State of Virginia, I am induced to give you the trouble of reading the following remarks respecting Major Joseph Scott a resident of the County of Amelia. This gentleman served as an Officer in the revolutionary war with a reputation equal to that of any...
I beg leave through you to inform the honorable the Senate of the US. that I propose to take the oath which the Constitution prescribes to the President of the US. before he enters on the execution of his office, on Wednesday the 4th. inst. at twelve aclock in the Senate chamber. I have the honor to be with the greatest respect Sir Your most obedient and most humble servant RC (Charles N....
While we congratulate you on those expressions of the public will which called you to the first Office in the United States, we cannot but lament the loss of that intelligence, attention and impartiality with which you have presided over our deliberations. The Senate feel themselves much gratified by the sense you have been pleased to express of their support in the performance of your late...
I was desired two or three days ago to sign some sea letters to be dated on or after the 4th. of Mar. but in the mean time to be forwarded to the different ports; and I understood you would countersign them as the person appointed to perform the duties of Secretary of state , but that you thought a reappointment to be dated the 4th. of March would be necessary. I shall with pleasure sign such...
I am this instant honord with yours of to day. Not being the Secretary of State, & only performing the duties of that office at the request of the President, the request becomes indispensably necessary to give validity to any act which purports to be done on the 4th. of March. In the confidence that it will be receivd I shall immediately proceed to sign the sea letters. No form is prescribd....
I was this day honoured with the receipt of your letter of the 26th. ulto. and immediately sent in quest of James Tate the person of whose Character You enquire, he came, and I communicated to him your intentions, he told me that he is now employed in the Custom House & that he thought it a duty he owed to the Collector Mr Latimer to consult him previous to any determination on his own part,...
Ordered, that the Letter received from the President, elect, of the United States be referred to Mr. Morris, Mr. Dayton and Mr. Ross, to report thereon Ordered, that the Committee who were appointed to take into consideration the Letter from the President, elect, of the United States, of this day, be discharged. A motion was made as follows. The President, elect, of the United States having...
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...