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Permit me to introduce to the honor of your acquaintance, the bearer Mr. Caleb Lownes Mr. Lownes has long been honorably distinguished for his Philanthropy, exemplified both in the distressing seasons of yellow fever, and in the very active part he took in introducing our present ameliorated penal System. He goes to Washington I believe on business of a private nature, respecting some accounts...
The president of the United States of America. To Thomas Jefferson, Robert Smith, Henry Dearborne or either of them who may have the papers—hereinafter mentioned or any of them within his or their keeping or power. You are hereby commanded to appear before the Judges of the circuit court of the United States, for the fifth circuit, in the Virginia District in the city of Richmond, at the Court...
Mr Burr having just now been informed that Mr Jefferson proposes to leave the City this Day, presents respectful Compliments & Requests to know his determination, if any has been made, with Respect to Dr Browne; as it may materially influence the movements of that Gentleman— DNA : RG 59--Acceptances.
Pursuant to an order of the Senate I have the honor to transmit to you the resolution & Certificate herewith enclosed and it is with great pleasure that I avail myself of the occasion to congratulate you on your re-election by a Majority which testifies how justly your fellow-citizens have appreciated your talents and the Merits of your administration. I pray you to receive the assurance of...
Mr Burr’s respectful Compliments. He requests Dr. Hosack to inform him of the present state of Genl. H. and of the hopes which are entertained of his recovery. Mr. Burr begs to know at what hours of the [day] the Dr. may most probably be found at home, that he may repeat his inquiries. He would take it very kind if the Dr. would take the trouble of calling on him as he returns from Mr....
I should with regret pass over another Day. It is left however to your discretion. If the Fort is agreed on, it will [be] impossible to make an early business without fatigue. What you shall do will be satisfactory to me—except an early Morning hour. I have no predilection for time. From 7 to 12 is the least pleasant—but anything so we but get on. If you go out, leave a line for me with your...
The last propn. of gen H. is a worse libel than even the letter of Dr C & throughout manifests a disposition to evade. A “letter properly adapted”—Who is to judge of this—Mr B. will judge for himself & thinks his two letters very properly adapted & having expressed himself definitively on that point he is surprized to find it again brought in question. “any particular instance of dishonorable...
I am disappointed of my ride. If xxx should propose to charge you with any verbal message, you may reply, that being authorised for a particular purpose, you cannot so far exceed your power and assume upon your self as to present to your principal an overture for negociation on a new basis—that you consider the negociation in which you engaged, as concluded and that it would be highly improper...
⟨–⟩ of withdrawing the Letter. Impossible unless in lieu of it I should send a Challenge vid. the Hypothesis    the defiance a. b. so uncommunicative that p. s. did not till now know his impressions of a H. letter, except by Conjecture. No 7 a. b. far from conceiving that rivalship authorises a latitude not otherwise justifiable, always feels greater delicacy in such cases & would think it...
Mr. V Ness has this evening reported to me Verbally that you refuse to answer my last letter, that you consider the course I have taken as intemperate and unnecessary and some other conversation which it is improper that I should notice. My request to you was in the first instance proposed in a form the most simple in order that you might give to the affair that course to which you might be...
Your letter of the 20th. inst. has been this day received. Having Considered it attentively I regret to find in it nothing of that sincerity and delicacy which you profess to Value. Political opposition can never absolve Gentlemen from the necessity of a rigid adherence to the laws of honor and the rules of decorum: I neither claim such priviledge nor indulge it in others. The Common sense of...
I send for your perusal a letter signed Ch. D. Cooper which, though apparently published some time ago, has but very recently come to my knowledge. Mr Van Ness who does me the favor to deliver this, will point out to you that Clause of the letter to which I particularly request your attention. You might perceive, Sir, the necessity of a prompt and unqualified acknowledgment or denial of the...
Mr. Burr’s respectful compliments—thanks Mr Madison for his communications on the authentication and transmission of propositions for amends. of the Constitution. Mr B. infers that the copies will be certified from the office of Secretary of State. He requests to be informed whether the U. S. have a consul at St. Jago of Cuba & of his name & address. Mr B. wishes to make a small remittance to...
I have paid to Mr Thompson Seventeen hundred and fifty dollars, taken up the Leases of Ross & Duzenbury and left the Titles to the house in Chapel & Murray St. It was my intention now to have paid the Whole—But having ordered this house (cor. of Chap. & Murray) to be sold which has not been effected the balance of about 2000 Ds. is left to be discharged by Sale of the house. James Clapp who is...
14 October 1802, New York. “My Stepson Mr Prevost now recorder of this City, will have the honor to present you this. I take the liberty to ask, that you will present him to the President and the favor of your attentions to him during his residence in Washington.” RC (owned by Charles M. Storey, Boston, Mass., 1961). 1 p.
At the request of Col. Weissenfels I transmit the enclosed Certificate. Having served with the Colonel during the revolutionary War & knowing him to be a brave & Valuable officer, a Man of integrity & honor, I could not refuse to him this Civility. I have no personal acquaintance with Mr Baker, but from my knowledge of two of the persons attesting in his favor, I cannot doubt of the truth of...
General Stevens had command of the artillery in the Northern army during the late War and was distinguished for his bravery, his punctuality & his knowledge of his profession. His reputation & deportment in Civil life have corresponded with the expectations which might have been formed from his Military Conduct—Since the war he has resided in N york, has born various offices which he has...
Several Valuable Men, of our friends in this City who are much attached to Mr. K[eteltas], have requested that I would, in this Way, make him Known to you: a duty which I perform with pleasure. William Ke[teltas] is the son of a Clergyman , now deceased, who was eminent for his piety and learning and for his zeal and uniform attachment to the principles of our revolution . on the british...
The enclosed belongs properly to you. The writer is now representative in Congress and was many Years member of the Senate of the U.S. I have no personal knowledge of the persons Named. Some time since, I gave you my opinion against the expediency of appointing [Davis] to the office of Supervisor—Hence I learn it has been inferred as his competency or fitness to discharge the duties of Naval...
On the 20th. Apl. I wrote you a few lines respecting Mr John Pintard —be pleased to distinguish between John Pintard and John M. Pintard. Since that date He (J. P.) has returned from New Orleans, where he has passed some Months. He will probably be able to give you better accounts of that Country that [ sic ] any person with whom you will have an opportunity to converse with. He must be...
Mr. Hunt who was mentioned in a letter which I wrote you some Weeks ago, is desirous of the honor of being personally known to you. The high estimation in which he is holden by some of our most respectable friends in this City, has been already communicated to you. The very slight personal a⟨c⟩quaintance which I have had with him, tends to confirm me in their opinions & prepossessions. In...
… I am goaded with letters from Connecticut & Vermont respecting the department of Post Office which they pronounce to be a grievance intolerable—our friends in those States say that they can make no use of that mode of Conveyance while in the present hands—Col. Robinson & Mr Selden, two Very respectable men of Vermont have written me several letters on this subject, and they have desired me...
The information contained in Mr Kirby’s letter , appearing to appertain more to you than to me, I take the liberty to enclose it for your perusal— With great respect & attachment RC ( PPAmP : Feinstone Collection); at foot of text: “Th. Jefferson President of the U.S.”; endorsed by TJ. Recorded in SJL as received 6 June. Enclosure: Ephraim Kirby to Burr, Hartford, 24 May 1801, reporting on the...
A very respectable republican character of R. Island, has desired me to suggest to you that it would in his opinion be politic to appoint Mr. How[ell] (late Commissr. on the St. Croix line) district atty. Next to Ho[wel]l, he recommends Nathl. S[ear]le—I am inclined to believe that the recommendation is discreet & the designation, Judicious; but you have probably, at hand, the means of further...
Joseph Crockett writes to me from Jessamine County in Kentucky that he is a Candidate for the office of Marshall —that he was a Captain in the Virginia line during the late War and that [he] was a Neighbour of, and personally well known to Colonel Jefferson. Having myself no recollection of Captn. Crockett, I can add nothing to the information which he communicates. I enclose you an extract of...
I was well acquainted with Major Gibbs during the late revolution. He was a punctual, attentive officer and has at all times been deemed a Man of integrity and honor. It has been suggested to me that, in Case of Vacancy, the office of Marshall would be acceptable to him. I should suppose him to be competent to the discharge of the duties of that office with reputation to himself and to the...
I have written to Mr. Madison respecting the Consul of Madeira, the Marshall of Massts. Bay and the Marshall of N Jersey—To Mr. Gallatin respecting the Supervisor of N, Jersey and something of Bailey, Davis and Willett, and to Genl Smith something further of [Bailey]: to all which I take the liberty to refer you. Upon my arrival in this City I found it noised about that [Bailey] was destined...
New York David Gelston, Collector, vice Sands } The Republicans of the NY. delegation in Senate & H. of R. are unanimously of opinion that these changes shouldbe should be made—they unite also in the arrangement here proposed, except that one Gentleman would prefer that Bailey and Davis should change place —Willett and Brown are also candidates for the Marshalls place and are both well...
From many hundreds of applications I have selected, as most worthy of your attention, those Contained in the enclosed sheet. As there is in fact No Minister of the Navy, I take the Liberty to suggest through you to the gentleman who may fill that office, that all of those who have obtained Wealth and influence by Means of public appointment, James Watson , now Naval Agent at Nyork, is, to our...