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on Some Momentuos Occasions heretofore I have taken the liberty to Addres you I Must now Once more Transgress on your Patience to Congratulate your Election and particularly So after Such an Obstinate Party Resistance The Happines here among Republicans are Beyond Expresion and I Believe the Gloom is as much So with the Opposite & obstinate The Milder ones appear well Satisfyed. The Matter in...
I have spoke to James according to your Desire he has made mention again as he did before that he was willing to serve you before any other man in the Union but sence he understands that he would have to be among strange servants he would be very much obliged to you if you would send him a few lines of engagement and on what conditions and what wages you would please to give him with your own...
The bookbinder promises me 40. copies of the Manual on Thursday morning. your’s therefore might be offered for sale on Saturday. A commee of the H. of R. communicated to me the record of their having elected me &c. I took that occasion to make my acknolegements to the House & to the nation. their communication & my answer are entered on the Journals of the house, & I wish them published. I...
I take the liberty of asking the protection of your cover for a letter to Lieutt. Meriwether Lewis, not knowing where he may be. in selecting a private secretary, I have thought it would be advantageous to take one who possessing a knolege of the Western country, of the army & it’s situation, might sometimes aid us with informations of detail, which we may not otherwise possess. a personal...
Not knowing where the persons to whom the [enclosed are?] directed, may be at this time, and believing that this knoledge may [be] acquired at Pittsburg, I have taken the liberty of putting them under cover to you, and of adding a sollicitation that you would be so good as to address and forward them by any conveyance which may occur to the persons for whom they are, wheresoever they may...
After my ill success hitherto, I ought perhaps in prudence to say nothing further on the subject. But situated as things now are I certainly have no advice to give. Yet I may without impropriety communicate a fact. It is this—Colonel Burr is taking an active personal part in favour of Mr Clinton against Mr Rensselaer as Governor of this State. I have upon my honor direct & indubitable evidence...
I wrote to Maria on the 15th. inst. yours of the 12th. was recieved on the 18th. mr Tyler who was the bearer of my letter to Maria, set out so instantly after the event of the election that I could not write, but as he had promised to send Maria’s letter, he would probably notify that event at the same time. I cannot regret entirely the disappointment of meeting Maria & yourself at Monticello...
You mentioned to me in conversation here that you sometimes saw my former servant James, & that he made his engagements such as to keep himself always free to come to me. could I get the favor of you to send for him & to tell him I shall be glad to recieve him as soon as he can come to me? Francis Sayes who also lived with me formerly and, since that, with you, came here some time ago to offer...
Entreating you will pardon the liberty I now take, not having the honor of being known to Your Excellency.—& complying with Mr. Jenings request, by the accompanying letter, I have the pleasure to enclose, the suppos’d necessary papers , for your acceptance, of what we are willing to persuade ourselves, (from your very kind Correspondence with Mrs. Randolph,) your Excellency will be so obliging...
The United States have now time to contemplate the late astonishing political Scenery. That incongruous aggregation; the high toned federal faction, the staunch old tories, the whole tribe of English renegadoes & apostate Americans, with views widely distinct from each other. Again the Lancasten & Spartan band, the conflagration of public offices and the last expiring struggle in congress;...
Permit me to offer at this time my congratulations on the triumph of the principles of republicanism over the deep laid plans of monarchy and despotism, You Sir under the will of heaven is placed in a situation to be enabled to give new life and vigor to the drooping Cause of Liberty and the rights of Man in America, and to you do the People look up to for the opperation and true effects that...
I fear you will consider me as taking much too great a liberty in what I am now about to ask of you; and yet I have had such experience of the friendliness of your disposition, and feel such a consciousness of a reciprocal disposition to serve you, that I am emboldened to go on. being now obliged to fix myself here, I find as great difficulty in composing my houshold, as I shall probably find...
I am somewhat in the Situation (upon being asked for a Letter of introduction to you) of the French Captain described by Sterne , who first introduces his friend and then himself. Capt. Lewis who has the honour to deliver this held an Office under the late Administration which he is desirous, I believe, to renew under yours—. His Testimonials I understand are ample and I am incompent to add to...
I Congratulate you and Myself on your Election as President of the United States, the News of which arrived here Last Evening You No doubt remember, that at the time that I delivered to you the Votes of the Electors of the State of Connecticut, that I informed you that I was the Surveyor of the District of New Haven, and that there was a probability that the office of the Collector would Soon...
I nominate the Honorable Thomas Bee of South Carolina to be chief Judge The Honorable John Sitgreaves of North Carolina and the Hon. Joseph Clay Jun of Georgia to be judges in the fifth circuit of the United States. sixth Circuit William McClung Esqr of Kentucky to be a Circuit Judge in the sixth circuit of the United States The Hon Jacob Read Esqr. Senator from South Carolina to be Judge of...
I beg leave to recommend to the notice of the President Mr. Thomas Gibbons as a man Well qualified to fill the office of Judge in the District of Georgia.— Mr. Gibbons is a Gentleman of Great professional abilities, was born in Georgia, and is Independent in his Circumstances.— I am sir, / With the greatest Respect / Your Most Obt. and / very hubl. Srt. MHi : Adams Papers.
Having been honord by you with a request to State Some circumstances which took place in the eastern part of the State of Massachusetts in the early part of our revolution, I have taken the liberty now to inclose that Statement to you, and permit me to add, that thus did I commence engage in the arduous Struggle in the commencement of that revolution with a zeal commensurate With the object,...
Soon after the memorable afair which took place at Lexington and Concord in Massachusetts on the 19th: of April 1775, the news of it reached the Town of Machias, then most eastern port in the province of Maine, and early in the month of May came to that place two coasting Sloops owned by a Mr. Ichobad Jones, and convoyed by the armed Schooner called the Margarite a British tender, commanded by...
I write you once more from this city. the Trenton River is impassable and has prevented my sitting out. we hope however that the Rain may clear it. I Sent Townsend of to day; I have heard Some of the democratic rejoicing such as Ringing Bells & fireing cannon; what an inconsistancy said a Lady to me to day, the Bells of Christ Church ringing peals of rejoicing for an Infidel president! The...
[ Albany, February 21, 1801. “I wrote to you my beloved from Poughkeepsie by post yesterday immediately on my arrival by Mr. Ephraim Hart of the tribe of Benjamin or Judah.… Mr. Burr, as a proof of his conversion to Federalism, has within a fortnight taken a very active and officious part against Renssalaer in favour of Clinton. Tell this to Mr. Church. And let me tell you what is of much more...
Amidst the many and important Affairs that must engage thy Attention at this Time, my Heart impells Me to congratulate our Country and of Course thyself, on thy Promotion to the high Office of presiding over her Wellfare. What I have felt for several Years, and what I now hope, it is needless and would be difficult to express. As to the past, as far as I am enabled to form a Judgment, I...
I can not let so fair an opportunity pass for renewing my former acquaintance with you, and of offering my Warmest Congratulations upon your being placed at the Head of our Government, an event which fills the hearts of all true Republicans with joy! the more so (if possible) from the unwarrantable opposition which has been made. This last act of Fœderalism went far towards filling up the...
I inclose you another letter from mr Lieper, written after a further examination of the tobo. you will find it turns out that the tobacco has [never] been wet, nor otherwise injured, except one hhd, & whether that was [wet] between Richmd & Philadelphia is uncertain; that the [pretended?] great deficiencies in weight are entirely retracted: that the tobacco is not as good in quality by about ¾...
I have to thank you for a copy of your introductory lecture recieved some time since, & not before acknoleged for want of time. I have read it with great pleasure, and lament that while I have been so near to your valuable collection, occupations much less pleasing to me have always put it out of my power to avail myself of it. may I ask the favor of you to present my request to your son that...
Your favor of the 18th. did not get to my hand till yesterday. I thank you for the accomodation in point of time therein offered; circumstances may render it a convenience, in which case I will avail myself of it, without too far encroaching on your wishes. at this [moment] it is not in my power to say any thing certain on the subject of time. the declarations of support to the administration...
You have no doubt heard of the unfortunate fate of poor mr Holmes. he happened to be alone on his scaffold at the time; so no one knows what occasioned his fall. he was a valuable young man, and his loss has given great concern to me, as it must doubtless his friends. the object of the present is to see if you can procure one to supply his place. good humor & sobriety are the two indispensable...
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...
The inclosed report to me, made by the Acting Secretary of War, on the 14 of this month, appears to be so well founded in all respects, that I recommend it to the consideration of Congress DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I understand that the Senators & Representatives from Tennessee and Mr Marshall of Kentucky have united in Recommending Mr Roen and Mr McClung as proper persons to be nominated Jud g e in the Sixth Circuit—This was done without any Consultation being had with Mr Brown & the Representatives from Kentucky, which I deem unfair. I consider Mr Roen one of the first Law Characters in the Western...
From your conversation last Evening, I am impressed with the expectation that you purpose advancing Judge Sitgreaves to the Bench of the Circuit Court; in which event, I beg leave to take the liberty of Recommending and naming to your Consideration William H. Hill Esqr. of the House of Representatives to fill the Vacancy of District Judge of No. Carolina. I can assure you Sir, Mr Hill’s...