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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...