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Your Twist of Tobacco I duly received from Mrs. Madison it has certainly been very good but has been kept too long for it has got what we Tobacconist call the rotten sweet which is the very next stage to its being rotten. I should be glad to be informed more of the Process of this manufacture. I think you told me it was stoved or sweated to a very high degree. Does your information extend so...
You perhaps may remember at Gray’s Ferry some two years ago I took the liberty of mentioning the impropriety of keeping Waggoner and others of the same political character in your office. The answer I received, If the Principle in a department was correct it made little difference what the Clerks were. If I differed with you in opinion then I certainly can at the present period assign better...
Your letter of the 20th. August, came duly to hand and the appointment of General Steele to the Collectorship has given satisfaction I believe to every real republican in the State and we have added another feather to his Cap by electing him commandant of the Legion which puts him in possession of all the proffits and honors of the late General Shee and I have no doubt but he will make use of...
Doctor Samuel Betton informs me that business of a very particular nature obliges him to sail to the Island of Jamaica in 5 or 6 weeks from this time but that he goes with a full determination to return to Philadelphia (where he leaves his property and Two Sons) as soon as he can finish his business he goes upon which I understand is to take possession of an Estate transferrd to him by his...
I ought to have attended to yours of the 23th. Ult: sooner but the 4th of March came in the way and to be plain with you it was impossible to think of any thing else till that business was finished—Since I wrote you last I have often seen Jackson and Wharton and have again and again offered them for the whole of your Crop of Tobacco Seven Dollars pr Ct . and they have rejected the offer—This...
I have been about writing you for some months back but I was of the opinion Tobacco would be lower in this I have been mistaken—I want to be informed if your last years Crop is on hand and what will be the price and day of payment— I have a letter from Richmond dated the 11th. that Quotes Prime Tobacco at 36/ to 37/6. inferior at 33/ V Currency—If your crop is unsold and at Richmond I will...
I suppose by this time your information respecting the quality of your Tobacco is correct—If it is of the first quality and for sale please to inform me of the quantity and Cash price delivered at Richmond— or if agreeable to you which will certainly be more agreeable to me your Credit price from one to six months for I am and have been these eighteen months very much a head of my money owing...
I am very much at a loss to know where to begin and perhaps I shall be at a greater loss to know where to end as I am going to write about myself—some time ago Mr. Duane wrote his son from Washington which letter was showen to me mentioning that Mr. Dickerson and myself were appointed Commissioners of Bankruptcy—Had this thing stopt here there would not have been much matter in it but Captain...
The Yellow Fever which is a sore evil in every sense of the word and your making up your mind not to sell your Tobacco for less than six Dollars pr Cent and I making up my mind not to give it especially as you inform me it is not of the first quality is the sole cause whey you have not had an answer from me sooner to your of the 6th. Ultimo—My last letter from Richmond is dated the 10th. the...
The Plan with the opposition is to divid and I am affraid they have in some measure effected their purpose but how can it be otherwise when our Principle men are at Daggers Drawn Logan & Lieb who certainly at this time should unite are saying very hard things of each other and supposing what they say on both sides is true it answers no other purpose but to destroy the usefulness of both and...
I wrote you on the 17th . to which I refer—The business of the Rising Sun is over and settled very much to my satisfaction but I impute it very much to Mr. Dallas and Captain Jones being there—The Citizens on both sides were very full of Fire—Colonel Ferguson had a sett of Resolutions had they been proposed would have divided the Whigs in the County—it is very True C Ferguson said he did not...
Their is a report here and from the quarter I received it I believe to be true that Major Jackson is to be removed & that you would put Doctr. Bache in his place if it would give general satisfaction to the Republicans—Before I heard your opinion I was asked for mine and whilst I was a think the Gentleman mentioned several names which I most confess I did not perfectly like—He then mentioned...
It is with infinite pain I am obliged to give you the History of this district and how it will wind up next October’s Election will show—The first thing that appeared like a division amoungst republicans (perhaps I am mistaken in the name for altho’ they call themselves republicans their subsequent conduct convinces me they have no Title to it) was a Meeting at the Harp and Eagle how many were...
I have just seen a letter where in was mentioned that Callender Irwin would not be appointed to the office held by his father but Colonel Samuel Miles would—I think you had better pause before you put the seal to this commission for the following reasons—Colonel Miles is too old he was an officer in the war of 55 & 62 and more over Colonel Ferguson who saw him some time ago (as for my part I...
When a man is overcharged with gratitude he is at a loss how to go about returning thanks for the favors he has received—This believe me is my case or long or this I would have returned you my best thanks for the Honor and I may add the Proffit (which I had most in view) you have confered on Callender Irwine which embraces the wants of the Widow and Fatherless—The Widow now smiles and the...
The intention of this is to consult you on a point on which my mind is perfectly made up that is of inditing the Four Lawyers that give their opinion to Yrujo in favor of Spain against the United States—This I think I have in my power to do by a summon’s I have received this day to attend the District Court as a Grand Juror—But as you sit higher and see further what is proper or improper to be...
I am given to understand that George Ingles the Military Storekeeper at this Arsenal is going to resign—I most acknowledge I am not sorry at it because it gives an oppertunity for a much better man being appointed in his place–Ingles’s unfeeling and I may add unjust treatment to Mr. Irvine I shall never forget for he a very few days after the Generals’ death sent a Common Carter with an order...
The great misfortune annexed to this country is we have too many great men in their own estimation and in the intimation of the people too few—The Pivot we have been running upon is yourself and it is the will and wish of ever republican within my knowledge that you should continue to be President and you may rely on it there is not a single exception to the rule but from some fellows who have...
This year the republicans of this District have been very much divided on the question who shall be our next member of Congress— Last Election they did divide but it was against the Man Leib only for they did acknowledge that all his votes in Congress were correct—But this year we are divided on Principle against Joseph Clay & we do say that the speech he delivered in Congress on 5th of March...
The undersigned, a Committee appointed for the purpose by the democratic Citizens of the City and County of Philadelphia   in obedience to sentiment as well as duty, and with the frankness and dignity becoming members of a free Community, offer to you their earnest wishes and their warmest feelings— They have heard, and not without sensations of sincere regret, that it is your intention to...
Inclosed you have an Address from the Delegates appointed from the Wards of this City and from the Townships of the county of Philadelphia and agreed to by them on the 12th instant—The reason the address was not forwarded sooner I did intend to have delivered it in person but my business at present will not admit of it which I am very sorry for— You will observe from the Address it was...
I duly received your letter of the 22d. ultimo and the contents I have strictly attended to and acted agreeably to your directions and I have adhired to that part of it to trust no person with a sight of them at the same time the question is often asked have you heard nothing from the President? the answer is I have received a private letter—I observe you have had a consultion with your...
I beg the favor of you to give me leave to introduce to you my friend Colonel Thomas Forrest one of our Revolution officers who to my knowledge shewed a good front againts Cornwallis in his advance from Princeton to Trenton I had this pleasure at my own House while you was Vice President but as you see so many faces you must forget the one half of them—The Colonel has rather retreated from...
I understand Governor Lewis is going to return early in the morning to Washington—The sample of Tobacco you sent me by him I have had manufactured into Segaars and have sent part of them by him in Two papers directed to you—You will please to let them remain in the papers ’till you hear from me which I expect will be in a few days—The reason I do not do it immediately I am obliged to attend an...
I returned you by Major Lewis Two Bundles of Segaars manufactured from the Tobacco you sent me by him—From the manner the Tobacco was packed it was not possible it could retain much of its original flavour—From the smalness of the sample I had it not in my power to manufacture it into any thing else but segaars and I believe it to be the kind of Tobacco that the very fine segaars are made of...
Your letter of the 21st I have received and you may rely on it I shall comply with the contents— The Arraignment you have made is more agreeable to me than what I was soliciting for and had I known your intentions you should not been troubled with one Syllable from me on the subject— As matters and things now stand you cannot by any means refuse serving again as President and the sooner you...
Their’s no doubt remains on my mind but that you are fully imployed with business of more importance than what respects Flatt men and their Flatts But notwithstanding I know you have a special referance that Laws should not be opressive to any one I take the liberty of inclosing you a Copy of a letter to Mr. Gallatin in whose province the grievance remains hopping he well send redress...
Agreeably to a Resolution of the Deligates of the Democratic Rebublicans of the City of Philadelphia in General Ward Committee Assembled I was appointed to transmit you their Address unanimously adopted and signed by them— I have now Sir the Honor of inclosing it to you I am Dear Sir with the utmost respect & esteem Your most Obedient Servant DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson. At an epoch so...
Agreeably to a resolution of the Delegates of the democratic republicans of the City of Philadelphia in general Ward Committee assembled I was appointed to transmit you their address unanimously adopted & signed by them—I have now sir the honor of inclosing it to you. I am with the utmost respect & esteem Dear Sir Your most obedient Servant PPL : Leiper Papers.
I have had several lettrs from my friends in the Town of Washington in this State respecting the Continental turnpike road from Cumberland to the Ohio—The information I have received that you have agreed that the Route shall go by Brownsville and it is about being agreed that the route from thence to Wheeling leaving the Town Washington some Four or Five Miles to the North—By this route the...
In my last I informed you that General Shee our Collector was in a very bad state of health and that their was no prospect of his recovery Since on the 5th. he died and on the 6th he was gathered with the cold clods of the valley—I also at the same time took the liberty of recommending General John Steel of Lancaster County as his successor—General Steel is certainly correct in his manners and...
My friend Mr. Carswell informs he has delivered you Doctor Towers Illustration of Prophecy—When I sent you the Book I took it for granted you had never seen the Book and by reading it you would see in a Concise point of view what God in his Providence intends to do with the Ten Kings and the Ten Kingdoms of Europe— The Title page I suppose you have already read (altho‘ I am very sensible you...
I received your letter of the 21st and shall use the contents as you have directed and extremely pleased it will come to the Crisis you mention. I always was of the opinion we never took the high ground had President Washington rejected the provision article in Jay’s treaty we should have had no trouble with that nation at this day but give them an Inch and they will take a yard—When we take a...
You set higher and their is no doubt but you most see further but we who most judge from what we see cannot be reconciled to the proceeding at Washington a month ago and those of the present day indeed it is impossible in the nature of things both can be right— Wilson C Nicholas resolutions and the Inforsing Act I cannot concieve Two things more opposite to each other and both adopted by the...