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We have reflected some our dispute in regard to damage done your estate in medford. We wish you to consider before you come to town how far a proposition of this nature would claim your attention. We have about Six acres purched from Russells Estate & Joining yours; apart of which might be received in exchange for what we take from you; and a reasonable Sum be paid for removing the house over...
The above is a list of the debtors to Bird, Savage and Bird in Philadelphia. Ascertain and let me know whether they have all been attached, and if so, at whose suit or suits—If not, attach for me to the amount of fif sixteen thousand dollars—Let me know what the credit of the above persons, and houses is; and whether debts due by them are good for any-thing. Your’s faithfully. MHi : Adams...
Inclosed is a Letter for your Brother should he arrive as we expect in Philadelphia; I am told by mr Welch who was yesterday to See us that you have Letters from Hamburgh from your Brother dated in july—if & family Should arrive in health, as I pray God they may, there first visit will be I presume to Washington. I think as they will be so near it ought to be—tho I can Scarcely give up the...
I am much delighted to learn that you intend making a visit to the old Mansion. I wish you could have accomplished it so as to have been here by this time, which would have given you an opportunity of being at Commencment, meeting many of your old acquaintance, and visiting the Seat of Science where you received your first Rudiments; I shall look daily for you You will find your Father in his...
I duly received your letters of the 21st: enclosing the pamphlet of Gentz, and likewise the post-note, with your account—This last I have not yet examined, but I presume it to be substantially correct.—I am again to repeat my thanks for your attention to my affairs. I hope to have the pleasure of seeing you soon here, though I hope also that the tremendous menaces of malignant yellow fever at...
Since my last letter to you, I have not had the pleasure of receiving a line from you—I have it not yet in my power to unpack my books, and consequently not to take out and send you those belonging to you. But I have sent you a set of the Massachusetts Laws, and a copy of the translation from Bülow, by the Sylvia; Captain Seth Daggett, who has already sailed, and will probably reach...
I enclose my third letter upon the book concerning the State of France. I know not whether I shall have time to finish this examination, & my project of furnishing you with frequent articles upon foreign politics & literature, will of course cease by my recall, which I have now received. As I suppose it was known to you, some days after it took place, you will probably not write to me again,...
I must request you to sell my 3600 dollars of Stock in the Bank of North America, at as good a price as you can obtain, and remit me as speedily as possible the proceeds; retaining in your hands as much as may satisfy all your demands against me, and all demands which may be made to you on my account—I say remit me the proceeds as speedily as possible , because I am in very great want of money...
I have occasion to draw bills of exchange to the amount of about one thousand pounds sterling upon Messrs: Bird, Savage and Bird in London, and it appears by the newspapers that exchange on London is higher at Philadelphia than it is here—The bills will be at sixty days sight—If you can get any thing above par , or even par for such bills, to that amount, let me know by the return of the post,...
I arrived here in three days from New-York, last Monday Evening, the 21st: instt:—I found my father in good health and spirits—My mother has been very unwell, but I am happy to tell you is upon the recovery. Whitcomb got here two days ago, and brought me, your facetious letter of the 18th:—with the Port-Folio, for which I give you my thanks—But it is still incomplete for the prospectus , is...
I received last evening your letters of the 23d: and 26th: ulto: the latter enclosing your account and a post-note for 1900 dollars; I am much obliged to you for the immediate attention to my request, with regard to the sale of my bank stock; but I have regretted the order I gave for its sale since I have been able to raise what money I wanted, by the sale of 8 per cents which I had in my own...
I send this day a packet to your father containing the Journals and other publications of the day; with an Intelligencer, containing the account of our festival on Friday last.—That is to say, of the dinner—To morrow evening there is to be a Ball for the same purpose. One of the toasts drank at the feasts was “ An Union of Parties ,” which is like drinking the Millennium—I suppose they will...
I received your Letter after your return in october to the city. I had written to you as soon as I supposed it probable you had returnd. The Letter I presume reachd you, soon after you wrote to me: I am glad to find your Health improved by your excursion I cannot however but repeat my apprehensions that you are not planted in a soil to flourish, to obtain reputation, honour or profit: I regret...
.My child was yesterday baptized by the name of George Washington; and may the grace of Almighty God guard his life and enable him, when he is come to manhood, to prove himself worthy of it! I was not induced merely by the public character of that great and good man to show his memory this token of respect. President Washington was, next to my own father, the man upon earth to whom I was...
Your Letter of April 30th put me into good Spirits. I had felt more upon your account, I can truly say, than upon my own, in the late misfortunes which have assailed us. I had pland a future scene of domestic comfort for you; I had anticipated Seeing a worthy woman rewarded for her steady attachment, and all that happiness given & received which so unstable a state of existance allows frail...
I thank you for your kind attention to my affairs, as detailed in your last Letter which I have received within these two days— I confide entirely in your judgment and discretion, and shall approve of any arrangements you shall make for the present disposal of my farm— R. Dexter holds or held a note from me of a little more than three hundred dollars—I left a request with Shaw to pay it as...
I now enclose together with a press copy of my last letter to you, the original of one addressed to your father, containing observations upon a french pamphlet, which I have sent him. This letter however is not to be sent to him, but to be published in the Port Folio, if the Editor thinks proper. Of course, without indicating either the writer, or the person, to whom it is addressed—My design...
We have this day a sort of Holiday, to rejoyce for the acquisition of our new Territories—The Members of Congress of both Houses are to dine together— The federalists who opposed the cession however do not join in the party—Those of us who approved the measure, are to be of the feast—where we at least shall find not much congeniality. You will find in the inclosed papers numerous and very...
your Brother will be the Bearer of this to you, and with it a commission for you to get executed for me against his return. inclosed you have a lock of Hair which I desire you to get me a ring made with the cypher N Q.—and on the back N Q, aged 85 dyed Sepbr 30 1800. there is a, or was a Frenchman in North 2d Street who works in Hair very well he made one for Louissa for Seven dollars & half....
The Louisiana Government bill has this day pass’d, yeas 20. Nays 5.—It now goes to the House of Representatives, where we shall see what will be done with it.—On the final question this day taken I alone spoke against it, and was answered only by one member—He saw no Constitutional objection—because the clause authorizing Congress to make needful rules and regulations for the territory, and...
I inclose you for Mr. Oldschool a letter commencing the review of a new publication of Mr. Gentz—You will perhaps enquire, why I begin upon this before I have finished the examination of the Etat de la France . The reason is that this last book was lent to me, that the owner called upon me to return it, and that I have been unable to procure me a copy of it either in this town or at the...
We have lost our venerable uncle Quincy, he dyed on Monday last of a dysentery in the 86th year of his Age and was buried from this House on Fryday last, the last piece of respect I could show to his memory, and he is the last Ancestor of the paternal, or maternal Line. upon the latter, your Aunt Cranch and I are the next oldest. he dyed as he lived, calm, placid and benevolent. in his will,...
I have received a letter from Mr: J. E. A. Steinmetz, Prussian Consul at Charleston South-Carolina, wherein he says he is ordered to make inquiries concerning the affairs of Jacob Mark & Co: and particularly respecting Mr: Engels demand against them.—I will thank you for such information on the subject as you can communicate—I think you told me there was an assignment of Lands for the German...
This is the second week that I have failed in my customary tribute to you—‘Tis a grievous affliction to myself—But remember, non semper arcum, tendit Apollo—My Port-Folio is already drained of every thing, I can bear to display in public, and in the practice of spinning from the brain, the most industrious spider must have his intervals of leisure. I have received two short letters from you,...
I know not how it has happened that I have not found time to write you Since my return to my long home. The angry North East Wind, which has prevailed with little Interruption has pinched my faculties, I believe. We have been all, pretty well. This is the Day of our Election of Governor, Lt Govr. & Senators. The Democrats are very Sanguine and the others are not So. The former Say that Mr...
Yours of the 14th: came to hand Saturday Evening—24th: I suppose you were not inconsolable at the loss of your election, and that your expectations had not been raised very high of a different issue—As to the electoral Ticket, I am certainly not one of those who can say I told you so—Nor am I one of those who can say I am not sorry for it—But I do not think crimination against any body can be...
You have here a triplicate of my letter respecting your account—a duplicate of the conversation between Frederic 2. & Gellert. And the first number of a series, in which I purpose to review an important late french work, which I shall send to your father. It seems to me as if the frequency of writing shortened the distance between us. But you will not complain if it likewise sometimes shortens...
I send you the enclosed subscription paper for two purposes. First, that it may be published at length in the Port-Folio, with some short recommendation of your own, or of the Editor; to which I hope he will consent—And Secondly, with a request that it may be deposited with him, to obtain subscribers for the publication—It is a work which will be interesting to every person who is desirous of...
I have two or three letters from you which I am afraid will never be answered in the manner all your letters deserve to be answered; but I know you will make all the proper allowances for my situation, and the shortness of my Time.—There is however a question or two which I can no longer delay to answer.—And first; respecting the enlargement of the Meeting-House, I have to say that I cannot...
I wrote you last week that I expected to sail on board the Catherine, Captain Ingersoll, from Hamburg for New-York—But he goes so much sooner than I expected, that I am unable to take the advantage of this opportunity, and shall be obliged to wait for another—Perhaps even, I may embark for Philadelphia, though from various reasons I am averse to going there; balanced only by the single motive...
I have received two Letters from you since I have written to you. one Your last was of the 2d of this Month. Mr. Malcomb I presume by his request to you, conceived that some unfavourable impressions had been made upon my mind respecting him; I recollect Mrs. Adamss telling me that she had received by her sister Nancy the Sum stated, but I believe she had not then received so accurate a...
You will be so anxious to hear the state of your mother’s health that I cannot forbear writing you a line—Since I wrote you last no material change has taken place—The danger has not apparently increased, neither can we flatter ourselves that it has diminished—Her pain is not so severe as it was, and she has now little fever: but her weakness is the most formidable symptom—She has little or no...
I am much alarmed at the Intimations in the public Prints of the Appearance and prevalence of the Fever in Phyladelphia. Anxiety for the public in all our great Cities as well as in Philadelphia, is not So easily removed as our concern for your Person may be by your own discretion, in removing immediately from the Scene of danger. It will be a favourable moment to make a Visit to Us. I long to...
An attempt was made this morning to postpone the adjournment for two days—from the 26th: (Monday next) to Wednesday the 28th:—The motion however was rejected—Next came a motion to meet to-morrow. yeas 3. nays about 20.—The motion to protract, will probably be renewed on Monday; but I believe without success. A bill has pass’d the Senate, the object of which is to abandon the further building...
I received your favor of 27th: Ult. in season; and have been slow to answer it; for what should I say? Quid ego irrigationes? Quid fossiones agri, repastinationesque proferam, quibus sit multo terra fæcundior? Quid de Ulilitate loquar Stercorandi? Quid ego vitium Satus, ortus, incrementa commemorem? I might say to you, Satiari delectatione non possum, ut meæ Senectutis requietem...
Your’s of the 2d: and 5th: instts: have come to hand. We have been so anxious on your account since the appearance of the yellow-fever in Philadelphia, that we are very glad to hear you were so near leaving the City as when you last wrote—Direct and send the within, where you sent my two last enclosures. I observed that Oldschool had at last published Franklin’s letter—I will send him some...
The papers enclosed, are 1. A press copy, of my letter to you dated 28: of last month, which I have hitherto neglected sending you—2. Do: of the Gazette N: 2. which I have sent to your father—This you will peruse and then forward to him—It will not do for publication—The plan I think might be improved so as to make it very useful, for communicating a concise view of European events—But as yet...
I recd in due Course your favour of March 18 and thank you for your prompt and punctual Attention to my several requests. The Harleyan Miscellany I should be glad to have. Mr Dobsons account I presume is correct. I know not the Cost of the Harleyan Miscellany: but if any ballance should remain you may take it in any Books you may want, or Send any to me that you think have merit. I have red...
I have a bad inflamation in one of my Eyes, which prevents my repling to your last Letter, as I dare only write a few lines. your Father received a little pamphlet a few days since from Mr VanderKemp; the collection is Said to be made by mr Luzack but as his name is not to the Book; he might not like to have it mentiond the Latin extracts are translated into French. your Father has translated...
To morrow morning we are to embark on board the America, Captain Wills, for Philadelphia, where I hope in about two months to take you by the hand. My account with the Department of State has not been forwarded this year, because the bills and rects: from which the charge of postage is to be collected, were accidentally packed up with my baggage to go to Boston; and I hope to arrive in America...
Have a care, that you do not let Captain Duane know, that I am reading Cicero de Senectute again: because he will immediately insert in his Aurora Borealis, that I recollected, those Words in the 17th Chapter “nihil ei tam regale videri, quam Studium agri colendi.” He will say that there is nothing in building Stone Wall, or in collecting Heaps of Compost, but the tang of Royalty and Monarchy,...
I do not take the Washington Federalist; and it is now in general so poorly conducted as hardly to be worth sending you if I did—But I sent you some time since one of its numbers, and will send you others if they should contain any thing interesting to the fire-side . I can also inclose to you the Intelligencer which contains a pretty good report of the debates in the House— Those in the...
a week or two past we had your Marriage announced in our news papers and I have been congratulated upon it by many of your friends, and I confess have been waiting ever since for a communication from yourself, to offer my congratulations to you, upon an event that I most cordially wish and expect will be productive of your happiness permit me to present myself to my new sister through your...
I presume you had not left Bristol two hours before we arrived there—Your advice to us to stop at the Fox-Chace, we could not follow—For we should not have known how to get forward—Neither can we go into the City, because, if we did they would exclude us from Baltimore.—We are now at Dover’s—The Rising Sun, close by the Bridge—We shall stop here to-morrow, and proceed on Monday—We hope you...
I returned too late in the evening: from Potsdam, to send the enclosed letter for you by the last post but I hope it will not be the longer delayed in its departure for waiting untill this day. The other is the 5th: upon a work the examination of which I have not yet finished, and which I must for the present suspend. My wife is yet very slowly recovering but not yet able to sit up. I shall...
The House of Bird, Savage and Bird have stop’d payment, and probably the bill I drew upon them which you negotiated last November, will come back protested—In that case, settle the amount to be paid, with the indorsee duly entitled to it, who may call upon you; let me know the amount and I will send you a post note for it—Be careful to see that the protest and proceedings have all been...
I received last evening your favour of the 21st: instt: and now enclose you a set of three bills at sixty days sight, drawn on Messrs: Bird, Savage and Bird, London, for one thousand pounds Sterling—With them I send a letter of advice, unsealed; at the bottom of which you may add that you have endorsed over the bills, when you shall have sold them. Then seal it up, and be careful to send it by...
As you will probably be under some anxiety, respecting the bill you sent last winter, drawn by me, on Bird, Savage and Bird, in London, I take the first instant to inform you, that I have just received a letter from them, with notice that Mr: King had agreed to take it up, for the honour of the drawer, and of course, it will not be returned upon you —It is a great satisfaction to me, in this...
I have sent you under another cover, a copy of the President’s Message, with the documents, and the Journals of both Houses—We have hitherto done nothing, and this week being destined to horse-racing, will of course be passed in doing more nothing. This morning came a Message, with nominations for appointments; consisting only of those which have been made during the recess—The only one...
Under another cover, I enclose to you the documents laid on our table this morning— I have not yet had a line from you; but received a letter a few days since from your father, and one since from Shaw—The issue of your elections for the electoral Ticket, appears to be ascertained—and shows that the federalists will be relieved from the embarrassment of fixing upon their Candidate—It is...