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Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to Dr. Cutbush and his thanks for the volume on the health of soldiers and seamen which he has been so kind as to send him. he shall peruse it with pleasure at his first leisure. in the mean time the great utility of the object justly entitles the author to the thanks of every friend of his country. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
Th: Jefferson returns thanks to mr Derbigny for the copy of his Refutation of M. Duponceau which he has been so kind as to forward him. both that and the Examen of M. Thierry have thrown much new light on the subject, and further aid is still expected from M. Moreau de Visla , who is said to be engaged on the same subject. the papers are all referred by the House of Representatives to the...
The cargo, ostensible destination, ownership & other circumstances respecting the ship Lorenzo of New York, leave not a doubt but that fraud is intended. let her therefore be detained. As the law for laying permanent protecting duties will pass through your hands, I take the liberty of depositing with you the inclosed letter from mr Strong of Philadelphia, giving an account, & a specimen of...
Nothing had been more fixed than my determination to keep my expences here within the limits of my salary, and I had great confidence that I had done so. having however trusted to rough estimates by my head, & not sufficiently apprised of the outstanding accounts, I find on a review of my affairs here, as they will stand on the 3d. of March, that I shall be 3. or 4. months salary behind hand....
Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to mr Price & his thanks for the communications of Dec. 9 & 15 and now returns the letters he forwarded him. it was the first information he recieved that shipments in English & Spanish vessels for Baton rouge were actually preparing: but aware that it might take place, orders had been given both on the river & lake which will not only prevent their...
I return you Dr. Maese’s letter which a pressure of business has occasioned me to keep too long. I think an account of the manufactures of Philadelphia would be really useful, and that the manufactures of other places should be added from time to time as information of them should be recieved. to give a perfect view of the whole would require a report from every county or township of the US....
Approaching now the end of my administration, I have thought it just to cease making any new appointments to office which can possibly be put off to the 4th. of March, in order that my successor may select his own tools. the appointment which has been the subject of a correspondence between us not ending till the 3d. of March, must of course lie over. knowing the dispositions of my successor...
I thank you, my dear & antient friend, for the two volumes of your translation which you have been so kind as to send me. I have dipped into it at the few moments of leisure which my vocations permit, and I percieve that I shall use it with great satisfaction on my return home. I propose there, among my first emploiments, to give to the Septuagint an attentive perusal, and shall feel the aid...
I have not heard whether Jerry is returned from Bedford with his waggon, but I expect he is, and that except bringing home your corn, you have little waggoning to do. it will be well therefore to have both waggons in order, and to proceed to waggoning dung to the garden. that from Milton should be first brought, and for this purpose it will be worth your while to put the road along the river...
I congratulate you, my dear Cornelia, on having acquired the invaluable art of writing. how delightful to be enabled by it to converse with an absent friend, as if present. to this we are indebted for all our reading; because it must be written before we can read it. to this we are indebted for the Iliad, the Aeneid, the Columbiad, Henriade, Dunciad, and now for the most glorious poem of all,...
Th: Jefferson presents his respects to the Committee appointed to recieve subscriptions for a manufacturing company at Washington and in answer to their note of the 24th. this moment recieved, he begs leave to observe that so long as his residence at Washington had a character of some continuance, he chearfully joined with, his fellow citizens in contributions to whatever promised to advance...
The inclosed petition from Deville was handed me by Genl. Turreau. I told him at once it was inadmissible, that days had been long ago announced after which no vessels would be permitted to depart; that in favor of emigrants we had continued indulgences till very lately; but that as there must be an end to it, that time had come and we had determined to give no more permissions. they had had a...
Your favor of the 8th. by mr Cunow was duly recieved & I now return you the letter it covered. mr Cunow’s object was so perfectly within our own views that it was readily obtained, & I am in hopes he has left us with a more correct opinion of the dispositions of the administration than his fraternity has generally manifested. I have within a few days had visits from the Poutewatamies, Miamis,...
According to the request expressed by the Senate in their resolution of Nov. 14. I now transmit a report of the Secretary of the Treasury, and Statement, shewing, as far as returns have been recieved from the collectors, the number of vessels which have departed from the United States with permission, & specifying the other particulars contemplated by that resolution. DNA : RG 46—Records of...
I inclose you the petition of Jacob Smith of Newport in the case of the ship Triumph, which is a new case to me. perhaps the practice as to foreign ships arriving since the embargo laws, with which I am unacquainted, may facilitate the solution. what should be done? The Atalanta. is not the Collector the person who is to search into the fact charged? I do not know who it is that does this in...
I lately recieved from my old friend Mr. Thouin superintendant of the National garden at Paris a package containing 700. different kinds of seeds of every country, except of the United States; they were gathered in 1807. and he says they will be good for sowing in the spring of 1809. on every paper is written the time for sowing it (according to the French calendar) and whether under frames,...
Yours of the 23d. is recieved. it was never till this day that I have been able to know of any person going to Philadelphia in the stage, so as to put the Polygraph under their care. Capt Jones of Philadelphia was so kind as to take charge of it. he left this this morning in the mail stage, & consequently the Polygraph will have arrived there one day before you recieve this. in the same box...
I recieved yesterday your favor of the 22d. it was the first information I had had of the sentence against Moss, the District attorney not having written to me as you supposed. I referred the case to the Post M. Gl. who in his answer says ‘his is not a single crime, but a series of crimes for months, if not years. there were found upon him between 1300. & 1500. D. which he had robbed in small...
I recieved safely by Genl. Dearborne the specimens you were so kind as to send me, of a hortus siccus by mr Crownenshield, and of drawings with the pen by miss Crownenshield, the relations of my late friend, and the excessive pressure of business, during a session of Congress, must be my apology for this late acknolegement. I have certainly never seen any thing, in either way, equally perfect,...
By Davy you will recieve a bundle containing 2. bells, & 4. bell-levers, the planes you wrote for, & 2 kneebolts. in a separate roll is the sand-paper you desired. the folding mahogany sash which closes the alcove of my bed is too heavy & troublesome. I wish you to make a folding frame to fit the alcove & to be covered with paper on both sides. the frame must consist of 3. parts united by 2....
The President of the United States to Return J. Meigs, Senator for the State of Ohio. Certain matters touching the public good requiring that the Senate shall be convened on Saturday the 4th of March next, you are desired to attend at the Senate Chamber in the City of Washington on that day, then and there to receive and deliberate on such communications as shall be made to you. InU : Papers...
The President of the United States to Timothy Pickering, Senator for the State of Massachusetts. Certain matters touching the Public good requiring that the Senate shall be convened on Saturday, the 4th day of March next, You are desired to attend at the Senate Chamber in the City of Washington on that day; then and there to receive and deliberate on such Communications as shall be made to...
I lay before the legislature a letter from Governour Claiborne, on the subject of a small tribe of Alibama Indians, on the Western side of the Missisipi, consisting of about a dozen families. like other erratic tribes in that country, it is understood that they have hitherto moved from place to place according to their convenience, without appropriating to themselves exclusively any particular...
At the request of the Governor, the Senate & House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pensylvania, I communicate certain resolutions entered into by the said Senate & House of Representatives, & approved by the Governor on the 23d. instant. It cannot but be encouraging to those whom the nation has placed in the direction of their affairs, to see that their fellow citizens will press...
Th: Jefferson presents his respects to the Vice president and presuming, from the address of the within, that it relates to the legislative body, he takes the liberty of inclosing it to the Vice president as at the head of that body. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
The general government of the US. has considered it their duty & interest to extend their care and patronage over the Indian tribes within their limits, and to endeavor to render them friends, and in time, perhaps, useful members of the nation. Percieving the injurious effects produced by their inordinate use of sprituous liquors, they passed laws authorising measures against the vending or...
5607Memorandum Books, 1809 (Jefferson Papers)
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I recieved duly your favor of Dec. 13. and am really concerned that any uneasiness should have been given you on the subject of the claim therein mentioned. it was left in mr Barnes’s hands because it was through him that the original transaction passed. if he has used any urgency lately it must have proceeded from his knowledge that on my winding up my affairs here I should experience a very...
I have duly recieved your favor of Dec. 29. and have certainly every disposition to do for your friend what would be gratifying to you, as far as consistent with the laws which I have laid down for my own conduct. but I have made it an invariable rule never to intermeddle with the appointments of the governors. from my own difficulties in the exercise of that duty, I know what theirs are &...
By the President of the United States. Whereas by the first article of the terms and conditions declared by the President of the United States on the 17th. day of october 1791 for regulating the materials and manner of building and improvements on the lots in the City of Washington, it is provided “that the outer and party walls of all houses in the said City shall be built of brick or stone,”...