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as it is expected Congress will soon appoint Officers to collect the Continental Import, you will, no Doubt, have many Applications for your influence in those Appointments.—As I was once hond. with some Acquaintance with you I take the Freedom to desire you to use your Influence that Mr. John Saunders Junr. of this Town may be appointed Collector for this County. He has had the Advantages of...
Before the late revolution I was for several years employed in three different Naval Departments, and since the Government was new modell’d had the honor of the appointment by the Executive of this State to the Trust of Naval Officer for the District of Patuxent & presuming that an Appointment of the Several Naval Officers to the different Districts of the United States will under the Fœderal...
I had the Pleasure to write to you a short Letter on the third of last Month. Monsieur de la fayette is since returned from his political Campaign in Auvergne, crowned with Success. He had to contend with the Prejudices and the Interests of his order, and with the Influence of the Queen and Princes (except the Duke of Orleans) but he was too able for his Opponents. He played the Orator with as...
Letter not found. 29 April 1789. Calendared in the lists probably kept by Peter Force (DLC: Madison Miscellany). The two-page letter was offered for sale in the Stan. V. Henkels Catalogue No. 694 (1892), which listed items from the McGuire collection of JM’s papers.
I am anxious, My dear Sir, to renew our long interrupted correspondence, but the terms will be so unequal, that I am almost ashamed to propose it. My private & retired situation will furnish but few incidents of Information or amusement. I will however, from time to time communicate what ever I may be able to collect worthy of your notice. As I am near the centre of your district, & possibly...
[ Paris, 29 Apr. 1789 . Recorded in SJL as received 29 Apr. 1789. Not found.]
The Hague, 29 Apr. 1789 . Presumes that TJ is still in France since there has been no word of his departure; presents his compliments to TJ and to Short, who will open Dumas’ letters in TJ’s absence. Hopes to hear from TJ in America; his letters “ me rendront aussi heureux que mes forces et mon âge me le permettront. ” Will rejoice at TJ’s return, “ si Dieu me laisse vivre. Au cas que le...
[ Paris, 29 Apr. 1789 . Recorded in SJL as received 30 Apr. 1789, but not found. This letter may have been concerned with the matters discussed in Henry Lee to TJ, 6 Mch. 1789, and George Washington to TJ, 13 Feb. 1789, both of which arrived on the 29th Apr. The next day TJ called on Morris, who made the following entry in his journal: “Mr. Jefferson comes in to communicate a Letter from Colo....
In Examining the Debates in the Lower House of Congress I find Melasses mentioned as Charged with a Duty on Importation of six Cents, which sum in my opinion is much to high. Before the Revolution I was largely concernd in Navigation, at which time Melasses paid a Duty of 3d per Gallon, but it was found impossible with all the British severity with Americans that knew the whole business of...
I have never known more Pleasure discovered amongst all Ranks of Citizens, than what appeared here, on the news of our Two Presidents safe Arrival, the same Week, at New York. And this Satisfaction was not lessened by reading your Address to the most honorable Senate. This Speech has greatly tended to confirm what the zealous Federalists prognosticated, & the considerate and patriotic Part of...
For the New-York Daily Gazette. To the Electors of the City and County of New York. Fellow Citizens, This day commences the important Election of a Governor, for the next three years. We think it our duty to inform you, that from the account we have received from different quarters, we have the strongest grounds to believe, that a change is in your power , and that proper exertions on your...
Having been honoured, by the State of New Jersey, in the appointment, to several public Employments, and which I am flattered by my Friends, as having discharged with Fidelity and attention; I am induced, thro their Solicitation, to offer myself as a Candidate for public favor, Under Your Excellys Administration and to Entreat you, to place my name on the List of Nomination, for the Collectors...
Amongst the numerous applicants for appointments to office, I beg leave to offer myself a Candidate for that of Collector of the Customs at the Port of Norfolk & Portsmouth in Virginia, the latter has been my residence for four Years past in which I have real property, & I flatter myself I possess so much the good will of the People, there, as to be perfectly agreeable to them in the Office I...
No Doubt but you will be surprised to Receve a Letter of this sort from a stranger. The more so when you perseve the Author to be a soldier, but hope my Sittuation will Pleade an excuse. To be short, I’m a Discharged Soldier from the Ohio, that I Receved sevon months ago; without, one Farthing, almost Naked, altho I had a Years Clothing Due, and a Journey of six hundred miles to New-York. I...
Goodhue, Gerry, and Thatcher of Massachusetts objected to the six-cent duty on molasses as ruinous to the Massachusetts fishing industry and rum distillers and burdensome to the poor. Mr. Madison . I shall make no observation, Mr. Speaker, upon the language of the gentleman from Massachusetts (Mr. Thatcher) because I do not conceive it expresses either the deliberate temper of his own mind, or...
I have just received your favour of the 24th. inst. with the Letter inclosed which I have sent to Mrs. Paradise. It is now so late that I have only time to say that we last night met the principal of Mr. Paradise’s Creditors, who all agreed to the amended Proposal of allowing Mr. Paradise the money in the Funds and [on]e third of the Produce of the Virginia Estate Debts, excepting only one...
Bordeaux, 28 Apr. 1789 . No arrivals since his of [25th.] From public prints up to 4 Mch. the states have chosen representatives for Congress except North Carolina: “General Washington President John Adams Vice. Mr. Jay appears to have had many Voices for Vice. Your State is represented … by J. Page, James Maddison, Saml. Griffin, Andrew Moore, R. H. Lee and Alexr. White.—Great disunion in New...
La bonté avec laquelle vous avez daigné Repondre a la lettre que j’ai eu l’honneur de vous adresser dans le Courant de fevrier dernier, m’enhardit a prendre de nouveau la meme liberté, pour vous Soumettre directement le fait et la question de la cause que j’ai a deffendre en cet instant. Le S. Williamos est décedé en cette Ville au mois de Xbre. 1785, apres avoir fait un testament olographe,...
I had the pleasure of writing you last from Toulouse. On my arrival here I found yours of the 13th. I thank you much for the information it contained. Mr. Rutledge joins his thanks also. The letters you mention having certainly inclosed him in mine must have been taken out in the post office. He was present when I recieved and opened your letter and saw that his were not then in it. He is...
I expected to have received ere this some Letters either from Braintree or Boston; But excepting what I have collected from the Newspapers I have heard neither directly nor indirectly from either. Had any good opportunity for sending, presented itself I should have written, although the only topic of information, would have been concerning myself.— The sum total of my news is that since I...
I am afraid that I have not the honour of a sufficient acquaintance with your Excellency fully to justify the application contained in this Letter It however not being for myself, I rely upon your goodness for an apology and am confident you will not enroll me in the degrading list of Seekers ; because I am proposing for office another man. Yet even this I feel to be an awkward business, one I...
The absence of the Honorable Roger Sherman our Mayor necessitated the measure of presenting you the freedom of this City Authenticated by our Senior Alderman—Having had an opportunity to communicate with Mr: Sherman, I now do myself the honour to enclose you a Diploma authenticated according to the usages of this City, under the signature of our Mayor, City Clerk, and the seal of the City— The...
By the late Congress a Board of Commissioners was appointed to consist of one person from the Eastern another from the Middle and a third from the Southern States to settle their accounts between the States and the United States. Mr Baldwin from the South having been appointed a member of the General Government has vacated his seat at this Board. Should Your Excellency have no Person in view...
I have frequently called to see Billy he continues too bad to remove—Doctor Smith was uneasy without some other experienc’d Surgeon or Physician to look at his knee, and I called on Doctor Hutchinson They are of opinion that the present Sore reaches to the joint and that it would be very improper to remove him at least for a week or two, by which time he probably may be fit to send on by the...
The Petition of James Cebra of the City of New York humbly Sheweth. That your Petitioner is a Native of this City, in which he has formerly sustained the Character of a reputable Merchant, to which Business he was regularly bred: that he lived untill the late War, reputably and comfortably, but from its Effects, has become at the age of Fifty Nine, unable to support a Wife and small infirm...
I have an ambition to take a share in Your Excellency’s administration, and know of no line in which I can render so good service as in the judicial department. Having expressed this, it will, I trust, not be deemed indelicate in me to give a short account of myself & my studies. I was born in Chester county in this State, and having been instructed for seven years in the latin and greek...
I hope your Excellency will pardon my troubling you at this important moment, on a subject which relates solely to my self—but necessity, and a reliance on the benevolence of your Excellencys disposition, induce me to use the liberty. Having after the conclusion of the War connected my self in Life, I now find my self under very embarrassed circumstances, owing to causes a detail of which I...
It is with much diffidence and hesitation, that, I presume to address your Excellency at a period, when business and applications must croud upon your time and patience; But urged by some of my friends, and relying on Your Excellency’s well known goodness, I am encouraged, with all possible deference and respect, briefly to put you in mind of an old and, I hope, not an unworthy Servant of the...
The reports of last Week were commited to the Tuesdays Stage and hope that nothing will interfere to prevent Your receiving them regularly, but if agreeable to you, wish rather to send them on Thursday as interuptions that often happen rendars it difficult for me to prepare them on Monday. We have had during the week several rains which are noted in the diary of the weather but owing to the...
Bordeaux, 27 Apr. 1789 . Has received TJ’s of 17th with enclosed letters of introduction for Lisbon. Fears TJ will think him “very capricious” when he tells him that he has “defer’d going into Spain and Portugal, and shall proceed with Mr. Short to Paris,” a decision determined by “my desire to see you before you sail for America, by the advanced state of the season, the accounts … received of...