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Th: Jefferson supposes mr. Smith, in addition to the 10.17 D has omitted to charge him the price of the vol. of the Universal gazette for the last year. if he will be pleased to note it at the foot hereof, mr. Barnes will recieve this note as an order for the 10.17 D and that article in addition to it & will pay it. RC ( CSmH ); addressed: “Mr. Samuel H. Smith Jersey avenue”; with Smith’s...
Your favor of the 4th. is recieved. I formerly, at the desire of mr T. P. Smith wrote to Bishop Madison , President of Wm. & Mary college in Williamsburg to know whether there was room for him in that institution as professor of Chemistry. the answer was communicated to mr Smith. from it’s tenor, and from the course of that institution since I do not suppose it in a situation to offer him any...
Th: Jefferson omitted to observe to mr Smith yesterday on the subject of mr Barton that as to the offices of the general governmt. Pensylva. Maryld. & Virga. are so overcharged, that, on a principle of distribution, no office respecting the union generally can be given in those states till something more of an equilibrium has been obtained. offices exerciseable within a state are always filled...
The inclosed paper seems intended for the legislative as well as Executive eye; but certainly not to be laid before the former in a regular way. the only irregular one would be in the newspapers. but this must depend on it’s merit and your opinion of it. there are a few just ideas in it, but they are as a few grains of wheat in a bushel of chaff. I know not from what quarter it came, there...
Th: Jefferson returns his thanks to mr Smith for the volume sent him. he incloses the account of a lifeboat which he thinks may be interesting to the seaports of the US. should mr Smith think proper to publish it at any time, and should he believe it would attract more attention to publish the first paragraph of the letter from mr Tatham to Th:J. (which alone relates to the subject) he is free...
Th: Jefferson requests the favour of mr and mrs Smith —to dine with him on Tuesday next (26th.) —at half after three, and any friends who may be with them . Apr. 23. 1803: The favour of an answer is asked. RC ( DLC : J. Henley Smith Papers); printed form, with blanks filled by TJ reproduced in italics; addressed by TJ: “Mr. Samuel H. Smith”; endorsed by Smith.
Th: Jefferson salutes mr Smith & having copied the inclosed, returns it with some queries & supplements for his use. RC ( DLC : J. Henley Smith Papers); undated; addressed: “Mr. Samuel H. Smith”; endorsed by Smith: “From Th. Jefferson Oct. 8. 1803.” Not recorded in SJL . Enclosure not identified.
Is it worth while to contradict the barefaced falsehoods of Coleman in the 2d. page 5th. column of the inclosed paper. It is false that I ever drew such a paper as is there ascribed to me. It is false that I ever signed such a paper drawn by another. the appeal to the records of any state for a paper so signed is without foundation. I believe that such a paper was drawn by a very timid, honest...
Your paper of the 23d. came to my hand the day before yesterday. observing in it what is said on the subject of the paper charged on me by Coleman, I turned to the Journals of the Virginia Convention of that time, to wit, ten months before the Declaration of Independance, and found in them & about that date, a paper drawn by me in answer to Lord North’s conciliatory propositions; which...
I recieved yesterday your favor of the 8th. there was no mistake in sending you the proceedings of the H. of Burgesses instead of the Convention. the General assembly (consisting of a Council and H. of B.) met on the call of Ld. Dunmore at Williamsburg Jun 1. 1775. they consumed the whole of a short session in the controversy with Ld. Dunmore, & had the controversial papers printed separately...
Can mr Smith print 50. copies of the inclosed within a week from this time for Th: Jefferson? he would wish to have it an 8vo. page on a 4to. leaf, so that the leaf may bind up either with the Philosoph. transactions, or Maese’s dictionary DLC : J. Henley Smith Papers.
In the paragraph beginning “During this course of administration” &c & in the expression “they might indeed have been corrected” &c “ indeed ” and insert “ perhaps ” It will then read “they might perhaps have been corrected.” DLC : J. Henley Smith Papers.
Th: Jefferson asks the favor of mr Smith to have his paper delivered at the post office, during his absences from Washington. he presumes their delivery at the President’s house is the cause of his never recieving them while at Monticello.—he had the pleasure of finding his family all recovered. he presents his salutations to mr Smith. DLC : J. Henley Smith Papers.
It has been found impracticable to get ready the South wing of the Capitol for the reception of the H. of Representatives at the meeting of the ensuing session of Congress. the obstacle has been the impossibility of getting, from a quarry which admits the working but of a limited number of hands, so many very large blocks of stone, without a flaw, as were necessary to bind together the heads...
Mr. Smith may notify in his paper that I have recieved a letter from Capt. Lewis dated at St. Louis Sep. 23. at which place himself, capt Clarke & their party arrived that day. they had past the preceding Winter at a place which he calls Fort Clatsop near the mouth of the Columbia river. they set out thence on the 27th. of March last, & arrived at the foot of the Rocky mountains May 10, where...
Would the two inclosed pieces marked ☞ be worth publishing? they would shew our countrymen how immensely indulgent we are to foreign merchants, & perhaps suggest the lawfulness of some restrictions which might be useful. Smith’s note : enclosg memorial of British Merchants at Petersburg on Russian on their trade. PPAmP .
Th:J. presents his compliments to mr Smith & considering it as rendering an essential service to the nation to fix them in the defensive system of gunboats, and draw them off from the offensive one of a navy, submits to him the propriety of publishing the Copenhagen article of the within paper, inclosed in crotchets. DLC : J. Henley Smith Papers.
Th: Jefferson salutes mr S. H. Smith with esteem, and thinks that some such paragraph as the following published in his paper, would do good. Removal by the President.    Pope, Collector & Inspector of the port of New Bedford in Massachusets for not using due diligence in the execution of the embargo laws. Isaiah Weston is appointed in his place. I do not recollect Pope’s Christian name. it...
I am overwhelmed with petitions from Massachusets. I give the same answer to them all, but as it is pretty long it requires more writing than I can get done in the country. I therefore inclose you a copy and must pray you to have 150. printed on good quarto writing paper & a large good type, and to send them to me by the post which leaves Washington for Milton this day sennight, as the...
I troubled you by the last post with an answer to the petitions against the embargo. I now inclose the copy of an answer to the Counter-Addresses, which being not likely to be so numerous, I will pray you to print me 50. copies & to send them by the post which will leave Washington on Monday the 19th. inst. I salute you with esteem & respect. Catalog--Christie’s, American and European...