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G Granger presents his compliments to the President, and in relation to the case of Moss of Petersburg he remarks—that at the General post Office he is considered to be of honest, reputable Parents, a Minor of most engaging appearance and manners, who had always sustained a fair character untill he was discovered in these robberies—his is not a single crime—but a series of crimes for months,...
I have completed the Summer Contracts with more than common success, and fixed the mails for great increase of motion on the main route after 1st. of Octr:— The line from here to fort Stoddart is very regular & as far as Athen’s the mail is rapidly carried—from Fort Stoddart to New Orleans it continues to be irregular. There is certainly a robber between here & N. Carolina & another between...
G Granger presents his Complimts to the President & informs him that he has not a Copy of the Judgmt vs. Hoskins—The arrangemt & the mail shall immediately take place. DNA : RG 59—GPR—General Pardon Records.
G Granger presents his Compliments to the President and incloses a petition to him, from The House of Justin & Elias Lyman New York He also encloses a letter from the District Attorney of Connecticut by which it will appear that measures have been taken to terminate the Libel prosecutions. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I designed to have called and taken leave of you before my departure from Washington but a press of Company at my Office prevented till after your usual hours for morning Visits and I was unwilling to disturb the moments of conviviality in the Evening. I tarried two days in Baltimore and also in Philadelphia in both of which places I am fully convinced the Embargo is approved of by the...
G Granger presents his most respectful compliments to the President and informs him that having bro’t the State of his office to that condition in which the public cannot suffer from his absence he expects to depart tomorrow morning to visit his wife and Children.— He designed to have taken his leave of the President in his usual mode but was prevented by his necessary attention to Members of...
I return the Communication of the British Minister relative to the Conduct, of the Post Master in Charleston, in detaining a letter Addressd. to Moore Smith Esq at Charleston or elsewhere. I have this day Written to the Postmaster requiring his explanation of this Subject, altho I confess, from the known Character of the Officer I am fully Satisfied he has conducted according to the Laws of...
  An express will start from here to Detroit every Sunday at 6 PM destind to reach that place in 8 ½ days it will return here in 9 days, reaching this office on Wednesday at 4 am. This mail is never to exceed 18 pounds Weight it is not to be opened between here and Cleveland til further orderd except at McConnelstown, Pittsburg and Warren Trumbul County Ohio—Whenever there is danger of its...
On examining my private papers, I find the enclos’d address which was transmitted me by Henery Baldwin Esqr. which I hasten to forward Yours most Affectionately DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I have to acknowledge yours of the 24th. & 26th. ultimo. Immediately after the receipt of the former I went to Hartford where the Supreme Court was in session to consult with the Distt Attorney. It appeared prudent to attempt to procure the dismission of the prosecutions on general principles, without suggesting a single circumstance peculiarly applicable to any particular case. I accordingly...
the inclosed Letter under cover of Brown Paper with a number of others directed to this Office being handed to the Clerk whose duty it is to receive and answer Letters and Accounts from Postmasters the seal was broken before the direction was noticed—the President will have the goodness to excuse the above mistake no part of its contents have been examined Yours Most Respectfully DLC : Papers...
I have furnish’d a daily Express, to pass between Fredericksburg and Monticello; the mail will leave Fredericksburg every evening at 7 OClock, arrive the next morning at the Seat of Mr Madison by 5 ½ , tarry there for his convenience one hour, and then proceed for, and reach Monticello at 1 P.M. Returning Leave Monticello every evening at 7 OClock; Arrive at the Seat of Mr Madison, next morning...
G Granger presents his Compliments to the President and informs him that the Emoluments of the Postmaster at Richmond for Apl. 1. 1806 to Apl. 1. 1807 was $2098.54.—but the Postmaster out of this Sum pays Clerk hire, Office Rent &c. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
G Granger presents his Compliments to the Presidt. & incloses for his perusal sundry Letters & documents recd. last Evening. [Note in TJ’s hand:] trespasses of Creek individuals on the post roads DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Having completed all the business before me as Postmaster General and arranged evry thing confided to my care—I propose to Start on a visit to the Shores of Lake Erie on the 20th. My Absence will not exceed Seven weeks. I Am Sir Yours most affectionately DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
 I have paid from this office the following Sums, on account of the Roads from Nashville to Natchez and from Athens to the boundary line of the U.S. as run by Ellicott. 1st. To Thomas Wright for Exploring and Laying out the road on the Nashville Route $425 .87½ 2nd. For Exploring and laying out the Route from Fort Stoddert to Lake Ponchertrain }
G Granger Presents his Compliments to the President & Informs that Mr Pease’s Christian name is Seth; He is not and never was directly or indirectly interested in the Yazoo claim one cent—either as a purchaser, Indorsor, Surety agent or in any Other manner; nor were any one of his connections except myself—He is wholly free from debt, possessd of a farm of about 60 Acres in Connecticut, of 100...
G Granger presents his Complimts to the President & returns Genl Merriweathe’rs Letter. On the 20th. of Dec: last he commenced an Inquiry into Col. Wheatons failures. The Answers in most Instances have been recd. & a Statemt of his penalties is making— Sometime since He directed no further paymts. to be made ’till the liquidation of the fines & Accts. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I do myself the honor herewith to transmit the report of Judge Toulmin respecting the route from Fort Stoddert to New Orleans. With the highest esteem and Respect DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I do myself the honor herewith to deliver a List of the Proposals received at this office for opening and Repairing the Road from Nashville to Grindstone ford; by which it will appear that the Appropriation is not equal to the demand of each Bidder except Mr Wheaton who has finally withdrawn his proposition in consequence of some information from Mr Clark of New Orleans,— under these...
I present you with the following statement relative to the contract made in January or rather February 1805 for the post route from Morgantown N.C. to Greenville, or rather Pendleton S.C. .— It is true that C. Bruce was at my office at the time mentioned and that he made the offers he states. It is also true that he had performed the route from Columbia to Greenville with perfect propriety as...
I have to acknowledge the receipt of yours of the 1st. of September—A thousand considerations have united in inducing me to defer the appointment of a Postmaster at Lynchburg untill my arrival at Washington for which place I shall leave Connecticut in about 12 Days My feelings are severely tried by the attacks on my character in the Aurora. They consist of two things. First a charge of...
I have to acknowledge the receipt of yours of the 9th. since which I have just contracted with Mr Wheaten for the double purpose of clearing the road and transporting the mail. As we cannot know in what state he will find things, both contracts are conditional.   Of this event I have apprised Colo Hawkins and Mr Gaines. An advertisement is issued for making the Nashville and Natchez route,...
I now do myself the honor to address you on the subject of the contemplated improvements on the post roads between Nashville & Natchez, and between the Rivers Ohio & Mississippi. Notwithstanding the pressure of my Contractors, I have devoted considerable attention to the subject. There has been already a road explored and laid out from Nashville to Grindstoneford. This service was performed by...
I do hereby certify that no evil or inconvenience has arisen to the public from the employment of persons of colour to drive the mail stages on the post road from New York to Philadelphia by Col. Ward, so far as has come to my knowledge. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
G Granger presents his compliments to the President and returns the letters transmitted to him—he has given the allowance he lately made to Mr Estes a retrospective effect to the date of the contract—which virtually raises his salary to about 700 Dollars ⅌ Annum DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
G Granger presents his Complimts to the President and incloses a Letter from Perpt. Edwards by which it appears he wishes to be district judge in Connecticut. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
G Granger presents his compliments to the President and takes the liberty of inclosing a Letter from Jonathan Hastings Esquire. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I have lately received a letter from Mr Abrahams, dated, “Fort Stoddert, June 25th”, in which he states, that he has been confined at New Orleans, by a fit of sickness, and that he has just arrived at Fort Stoddert: he also remarks, that while he was sick, all the horses that were placed on the route for the purpose of transporting the mail, had either died, or been stolen by the Indians—that...
I take the liberty to enclose a letter of June 17th. from Gov. Claiborne, on the subject of a new post-road, also a plan or chart of said road, a letter to yourself from Gov. Claiborne and another in a very tattered condition from Gov: Williams, & I pray you Sir, when it suits your convenience to return the letter & chart to me. Not one word has yet been heard from Abrahams.   I am sir with...