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A ship called the Cleopatra sailed from this port a few weeks since without bearing any thing for you from me, which I desire may be attributed to my want of notice, that she was about to depart—I now enclose you the sequel of the Port Folio, and at the same time have the pleasure to acknowledge the receipt of your favor of the 8th: December, which came to hand on the 5th: instt:. In return...
Your kind letter dated this day week, has just come to hand. I rejoice to hear of your arrival once more at the farm house & that you have so far recovered from the unlucky accident, which befel you, as to be able to walk about. The return of my father was announced in the newspapers & with the addition of a line, signifying that “his worth would make him welcome there.” It is a source of...
I had not time to write before the departure of the post to day, to both you & my mother, and having received a letter from her she was best entitled to my earliest regards, though, if I rightly remember, you favor written at Suffield has not yet been acknowledged— Watsons Bill is enclosed as you desire—Dickins is not your debtor. But you are his to the amount of four or five dollars, as I...
Your letter of the 29th: ulto: is just received, with the papers enclosed, for which I thank you—The address of the Legislature is friendly—Answer proper —The letter, which is published in the Commercial Gazette, as from the Washington federalist, I had read with great satisfaction, in manuscript—I hope to grasp the hand that wrote it in a few months—The gentleman will find it more difficult...
I enclose for your perusal two of the latest letters received by me, from my Brother; although the last contains a conditional injunction, against the communication of it, to you, I am Sure it will gratify your feelings, to discover the Spirit, which dictated So much solicitude, on your account. That he should have felt all the anxiety, which he describes, both as it concerned the public &...
Within the course of the last week, I have had the pleasure to receive your favors of the 20th: 27th: & 30th: of December, number’s 19-20-21. of the Series, which wants only No 18 to be complete. The interest, which your letters never fail to excite, has been abundantly testified by the eagerness, with which subscriptions to the Port folio, have been sent forward, from every part of the...
Ten days ago, I shipped your Carriage on board a Schooner called the Hannah of Nantucket bound for Boston, and as there was no room below, I had to consent to its being secured upon Deck. Since the vessel sailed, we have had, until this day, a constant Succession of North Easterly Storms, which has given me uneasiness on account of your property on board, and in order to cover the loss, in...
I have your letter of the 17th:, which travelled, from Boston hither, in very agreeable company. I can readily conceive, the novelty of your situation in a Lawyer’s office, joined to other novelties of quite as pleasant a nature, would tend to distract your thoughts, for some time. Without undertaking to advise you on the subject of your recent pursuit, I will barely say, that the Office of my...
Your favor of the 22d: inst. ulto, has been a few days in hand. I thank you kindly for “the word intended for my private ear,” and shall avail myself freely of the offer, when occasion may require. Since I wrote you last, I concluded that it was hardly worth while to Insure the Carriage, and therefore if fortune has proved adverse, your loss will be total as to the body of the Coach only,...
The trial of the Gentlemen who were indicted for a Riot & Assault & Battery upon William Duane, was lately decided in the Mayor’s Court. Counsel for the Prosecutor were Dickerson, Cooper & Dallas—for Defendants, M. Levy and Rawle. By a mode of proceeding before this Court, the Defendant may first plead the general issue, Non cut and afterwards retract it, & submit to the Court, protesting his...
I enclose you a paper, which contains the Sentence referred to in my last, passed upon the troopers who flogged Duane. You will be able to form from the perusal of it, a more accurate opinion of the merits, than you could from my statement. The Circuit Court of the United States, under the new organization, opened on Monday—Present the three Judges. I attended & heard the charge delivered by...
I received your favor of the 16th: on the 23d: instt:. My time has been so much taken up, during the week past, with removing my Office & lodgings, that I could not conveniently devote any portion of it to return you an answer. I have now obtained an establishment, which has long been the object of my wishes, namely, an Office under the same roof, where I lodge; in a pleasant part of Walnut...
I take the liberty to enclose to your care a letter for my brother, who may possibly be in England, on his way to America, about the time this will arrive in that Country. I have been instructed by my brother, as long ago as the beginning of February, that I might draw bills upon you, to the amount of £ Stg 1400, and the reason why I have not complied with his wishes, in this respect, is...
I have just received from the Department of State your favor of February 24th: enclosing No 26. of the series. My last number, goes by duplicate to England, under cover to Mr: King; with that, you will receive a particular acknowledgment of all the letters received from you, for three months past, and I cannot but hope, that you may find one of the copies, either at Hamburg or in London, prior...
Your favors of the 7th: & 31st: of March & 3d: of April, are yet unacknowledged, though they have been some time received. No vessel has sailed directly for your port Since I last wrote, until the Ship Benjamin, on board of which I sent you a packet of the Port folio. I also sent a packet for my Brother, but I apprehend he will have left Berlin before it can arrive, though possibly he may not...
It falls to my lot to do things so repugnant to my inclination & so contrary to my Sense of Strict propriety, that I know not what apology to offer for complying, in opposition to both, with the absurd customs of the times, which so often impose a necessity of thus betraying my judgment. What answer can be given to a man, who after living for a few months under the same roof with you, though...
Your kind favor of May 11th: is this day two months old. I received it with great pleasure about an hour ago, and as I expect to be off, on Tuesday next, the 14th: currt for New York and Boston, I shall have no time, but the present, to thank you for it, and also for the letters from my Brother, which accompanied it. I must do justice to your fidelity & attention in forwarding, with...
I have paid you all I owed in the article of letters, but I receive few communications from home. Please to tell my mother that I like to know, now and then, a little of the Cabinet secrets. The Report that the negociation with France is broken off, creates considerable sensation here & at New York—I think few people actually believe the story, but it serves the turn of newspaper Scriblers to...
I received your favor of the 10th: instt: the Day before yesterday, with an enclosure for J Q A & his wife, which I forwarded to her, as I perceived it was addressed to them both. They spent a week with me here, during the hottest spell of weather, we have experienced, this summer, and though much overcome by it, I was surprized to find, that they bore it so well. Dr: Rush, in the absence of...
I have your letter of the 14th: with a paper for which I thank you. Mr: Reed has written to you, in consequence of the information respecting the demur, about delivering his trunk, and contrary to my advice, has sent money to pay Bills, which he says he had already, once discharged. I never will recommend any of my friends to that vile house so help me, truth! Since my return, I have been more...
I thank you for the pamphlet & newspaper. In return, I send you the New York L. J. Brutus—rather a repetition of what has been written on the Same Subject, than any thing new—Oldschool & I disagree as to the author of Philalethes—I say the hand is not visible; but he thinks it is. We have Duane again before the Circuit Court and he tried to manage his own cause; but before he had blundered &...
I have received your favors of the 5th: & 12th: currt:; the first containing the mournful tidings of the death of our venerable Uncle Quincy; and the latter, by my brother, directing me to procure for you a mourning ring. I hope by the time my brother returns from Washington, to have your commission complied with, but as you gave me no particular directions respecting the fashion of the ring,...
I have the pleasure of making Known to you Mr: Richard Peters & Mr: J. B Wallace, two gentlemen for whom I have a particular friendship & esteem. I am well assured, that I shall confer an obligation, by introducing them to your acquaintance, which will become reciprocal, by the friendly attention, you will feel disposed to Shew them. Present me kindly to your lady & believe me / Your friend &...
I have just now received your favor of the 28th. ult. with the enclosures; Dennie stepp’d in a moment after, and I gave him the fables, for which he thanks you. He desires me to add, that as he cannot expect, from your present, unsettled State, you will have much time to bestow in producing original matter, he will be grateful for any thing you may send him, from your stock on hand. I was...
Your favor of the 22d: has been duly received. On the subject of peace, our Merchants are quite as drooping, as those of Boston; indeed it is viewed by the eyes of cupidity, as to our Country, a great national calamity. I do not regard it such, and therefore rather rejoice at it, as affording the best prospect for the gradual restoration of reason to many of our poor lunatic Countrymen. For...
I have to acknowledge your favor of the 13th: ulto:. The principal subject in which you dwelt; viz: the intention to destroy the main pillar of our political edifice, has since undergone a very serious discussion; and you have doubtless listened with peculiar interest to the spirited debates, which the motion of Mr: Brackenridge has produced in the Senate of the United States. The speculations...
I had the pleasure to receive, this morning, your favor of the 1st: currt: and now hasten to acknowledge it, with more eagerness, on account of the long interval, which has elapsed, since I have written particularly to yourself. I am not sorry, that you consider politicks, as forbidden fruit, for though you cannot fail to form an opinion, upon the very novel & extraordinary occurrences, in...
I have your favor of the 7th: instt: before me; the letter for Mrs: Adams, which came with it, was sent to her the day after I received it, and the same day, She called in a carriage at my Office, to inform me of its receipt. Her daughter was with her and in good health. I have not been able to visit her so often as I wished, but before She returns to New York I will try to see her again. I...
The task assigned me by your Letter of the 1st: ultimo, “to enquire, ascertain and establish all those points of the Common law, which are now in force in the United States, and in the individual States; and on the contrary those points, which have been altered by Statutes or by the Revolution and the Constitutions of Government, which have been established in consequence of it;” has magnified...
At the request of my father Mr: John Adams, I take the liberty, through you, to present the volumes, herewith Sent, to the Philosophical Society of Philadelphia. It is believed, that the first volume of this work, has already been presented, by the Author, to the Society; if so, the Sett will now be complete. I am, Sir, respectfully / Your most obed: hble Servt PPAmP .