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I duly recieved your favor of the 12th. inst. and thank you for the information respecting the receipt of a consignment of old Madeira wines. I will gladly take a pipe of the Brazil quality which you mention to be the best: and should hope a means of conveying it hither would occur. the price I presume I shall be able to remit by a bill on the Collector of your port. We [hear] nothing very...
Your favor of the 14th. Apr. came to hand on the 1st. inst. and that of the 8th. not till the 3d. the pipe of wine had arrived a few days before, and I have now the pleasure to inclose you the first halves of 4. bills of the bank of the US. to wit 3. of 100. D. each & 1. of 50. D. the other halves shall follow by a subsequent post. I have already tried the wine and am highly pleased with it’s...
The day before yesterday I inclosed you the first halves of 4. bank bills for 350. D. to wit 3. for 100. D. each & 1. of 50. all of the United states. I now inclose you the other moieties. This morning your two letters to Govr. Monroe relative to lands at Gosport were put into my hands and will be duly attended to. in the last of them I observe you mention that mr Taylor had sent some pipes of...
A collector for the port of Hampton is wanting in the room of mr Kirby, removed for gross delinquency. Mount E. Chisman has been proposed. can you inform me of his character & circumstances? or can you recommend any better person? I must ask your answer without any delay, as I believe the case presses. indeed I am not certain if it’s pressure may not oblige the Secretary of the Treasury to...
The Secretary of the Treasury informs me that he is obliged to remove mr Wilkins the collector at Cherrystone’s on the Eastern shore, having never rendered any account of his collection since Dec. 1796. and that he can get no information whom to put in his place. he says ‘the successor should have integrity, keenness & firmness. there is much smuggling in that district, & the people being in...
An extraordinary press of business has prevented my sooner acknoleging the reciept of your favor of Oct. 16. the articles from New Orleans were safely recieved, and I now with thankfulness inclose the 20 D. 75 c you had been so kind as to pay on that account. a few days before my return to this place two other pipes of Brazil wine had come to hand. this is the first occasion I have had to...
I have just recieved your favor of the 18th and after due thanks for your attention to the procuring the cyder, I according to your desire mention that it may be consigned to mr John G. Ladd, merchant at Alexandria, who will receive & forward it to the address of mr John Barnes his correspondent & my agent here. I sincerely congratulate you on the unexpected news of peace. it is a happy event...
Your favor of the 18th. Ult. came to hand a few days ago. the reciept of the cyder had been acknoleged by mr Barnes to mr Taylor when he remitted him the cost of it (60.50) we have as yet tried only one cask of it, which is very fine indeed. not but that it has a little taste not belonging to it, & which I imagine is from the cask; but it is so slight as not to be percieved scarcely, nor to...
The Secretary at War, Genl. Dearborne, having occasion to visit Norfolk , I cannot omit the occasion of making him known to you. you will find that his public appointment is no more than a just testimonial of his private worth: and I always suppose in bringing two good men together, I render a service to both. I have to acknolege the reciept of your favor of June 1. it is probable I shall...
Thomas Blow, surveyor of the customs at Smithfield, has resigned his office. it is of small value, but yet may be acceptable to some person there. I will thank you if from your own knowledge or from the best information you can collect, you would be so good as to recommend to me the properest person. it would be material to be assured he will accept. Our last information gives reason to...
I this moment recieve a letter from John Hyndman Purdie of Smithfield asking the office on which I wrote you yesterday, and another from his father George Purdie. the latter I formerly knew, and he was a man of merit. I know nothing of their politics; yet that article of character is not to be neglected: and if there be a republican who will do, he should be preferred in the state of great...
Your favor of the 6th. is recieved. I have no doubt the act you desire is in my printed collection. I have written to mr Dabney Carr my nephew, & an attorney, to desire he will, in passing Monticello, call there, find the act, and have it copied & forwarded to me, and I shall on reciept of it send it on to you. I am happy in this & every other occasion of being useful to you, and of rendering...
Your favor of Oct. 25. did not get to my hands till the 17th. instant after I had delivered mine of that day to the post office. in that you will have been informed of the steps I had taken to procure you a copy of the act of assembly you had desired. your kind offer respecting the procuring cyder for me is accepted with thankfulness. if there were people at Norfolk who follow the business of...
I have the pleasure now to inclose you a copy of the act of assembly which you desired. it could not be authenticated in any way: but I send you mr Carr’s letter, which assures me that it is an accurate copy. Accept assurances of my esteem & great respect. PrC ( DLC ); at foot of text: “Colo Thomas Newton”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso. Enclosures: (1) Dabney Carr to TJ, 30 Nov., recorded in...
Colo. Monroe informs me you have not more than two or three pipes of your Brazil Madeira left. I must therefore pray you to send me two pipes of it, recieving paiment at 90. days if that will suit. for my demands here are such as to keep me in that predicament. if you import this wine annually, it is probable I shall annually call for two or three pipes. I have recieved 6. barrels of Crab...
Your favor of Feb. 16. is recieved, and according to the permission therein given me, I will ask that two pipes of Madeira of the Brazil best quality may be imported for me annually while here. the two lately sent me by mr Taylor were recieved yesterday. I set out in a day or two on a very short visit to Monticello. if you will be so good as to address the bill for the cyder to mr Barnes of...
We have just heard of the calamitous event of Norfolk . I have not heard whether any persons are named to recieve donations for the relief of the poor sufferers, and therefore take the liberty of inclosing two hundred dollars to you, & of asking the favor of you to have it applied in the way you think best, for the relief of such description of sufferers as you shall think best. I pray not to...
I pray that the subject of this Letter may be entirely confidential between you and myself. the office of Collector for Norfolk will very shortly be vacant. if you would accept of it, your long & faithful services to the public would place you beyond all competitors, & justify me in duty as well as feeling in appointing you. altho the emoluments would be no object to you, and the duties what...
Th: Jefferson asks the favor of mr Newton to request of Doctr. Fernandez about a Quarter cask of the Lisbon wine of particular quality of which he spoke with mr Newton, to be bottled, packed & forwarded to Messrs. Gibson & Jefferson at Richmond for Monticello. he troubles mr Newton with this request because he can best describe to Doctr. Fernandez the particular wine contemplated. he salutes...