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Mr Randolph has been applied to by the people of the County generally to know if you would have any objection to their meeting you on the road and escorting you to Charlottesville. not only the militia companies but the body of the people. they wish it as the last opportunity they can have of giving you a public testimony of their respect and affection if you will write to him by the return of...
I have the honor of returning enclosed, the letter, covered by your note of this date—but cannot discover the one wanted on a careful examination of every file in which it would probably be placed. I am with perfect respect and esteem Sir Your Ob: Sevt DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I hope your goodness will Excuse this intrusion, I reques you will inform me of the result of the documents and claimz for Services at the Marine Barrack which you were so obliging as to take into your possesion, I am Sir with Sentiments of respect your Hbl Sert MoSHi : Bixby Collection.
The Records of Antiquity exhibit innumerable Instances of wicked Men aided by the Evil Spirit, who, after artfully acquiring public Confidence, trampled upon the Equal Rights of their Species and converted the power with which they were entrusted for the public Good to their own Aggrandizement and Emolument.—Power thus acquired continued to accumulate untill the Rights of the people were...
The inclosed Letter came under cover to me, with a request, that it might be immediately delivered.— I am very respectfully Sir Your Obedt. Servant DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
The Bearer Mr. H. Toland Junr is a very interesting young Gentleman & Son of a very worthy Citizen of Philadelphia—I could not let him go to Washington without giving him an opportunity of paying his respects to you— Jefferson is very well employed, and in good health— With the greatest regard, I beg leave to Subscribe myself your obliged friend DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
The St. Tamany Society, or Columbian Order of the City of Washington in full council assembled have unanimously agreed to present to you an address on your retiring from Public Life.— As Grand Sachem of that society, I am directed to request the favour of you to say at what time it will be convenient for you to receive the same.—With sentiments of the highest Respect and Esteem, I remain, Sir,...
I had this day the honor to receive your favr. with the enclosures I had sent you. My services were not tendered from any “fondness” or “familiarity” with scenes of successfull warfare might have inspired me with: But from an Idea perhaps foolishly immagined that I might be servissable at a critical juncture which I have been induced to beleive more from the testimonials I have produced than...
I am Poor and disalute and have no way of main Tain ance I would thank you to give me somthing To help me if you Please I have a young Child To take care of if you well have Compasion on me and help me my Prayrs shall be offerd up to heven for while I live— MHi : Coolidge Collection.
About the period of Mr Gansevoorts nomination to the Office of Brigadier General he mentioned to me the circumstance of his having received a letter from the Secretary at War on that subject & of his having returned an answer declining the appointment. After a lengthy conversation with him and considerable solicitation on my part he was prevailed upon to change his determination provided...
This will be handed you by Dick, who takes down Dusty-Miller. On Friday last was handed to me, the enclosed account of a very extraordinary Phenomenon, seen, as you will know, at your Horse-shoe Farm opposite this place: As it offers to the Philosopher and the Astronomer a subject of curious speculation, and as it will find you in the focus (allow me the expression) of knowledge; I do myself...
In reply to your esteemed respects of the 23d., the Cotton seed shall certainly be used agreeably to your directions—Mr Brown tells me there is no charge on it I thank you very kindly for your polite invitation to Monticello, & you may be assured it will add much to my pleasure, & that of my family, to see you there, shd. they or I have occasion to visit your neighbourhood— With sincere...
I enclose for your consideration, the case of the unfortunate Richard Berry, as Stated by Mr Rowan—& which Statement has been confirmed, by letters, I have received from individuals; particularly Rh: M: [Gario] a friend & acquaintance of mine, whose veracity cannot be doubted but which letter has been mislaid, or it Should be enclosed for your perusal—The Statement of this case, as to its...
Agreeable to your request I send the inclosed note for the information of the Executive in relation to the appointments in the Illinois Territory—Besides Mr Priestly I could have named other gentlemen in Kentucky who would accept of the appointment of judge & discharge the duties of the office with great propriety but I have forborn to do so from the consideration that it would perhaps be...
Mr James Priestly of Kentucky has signifyed his willingness to acept of the office of judge in the Illinois Territory—I have not an intimate personal acquaintance with Mr Priestly but from his character & the little I know of him personally I have no hesitation in saying that he would fill the office with propriety & would be a great acquisition to the territory—As to his literary & scientific...
We the undersigned take the liberty of recommending the Honr Marmaduke Williams for the appointment as a Judge in the Mississippi Territory, to fill the Vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Judge Bruin— We are Sir with due respect yours &c DNA : RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.
I congratulate you on the approaching period when you are to exchange the busy anxious cares and labors attached to the high office you hold, for the easy, placid Scenes of philosophic retirement. Yet I cannot but regret that you should quit the helm of State before the Storm is over: and this I do from a full persuasion that the Event would prove highly honorable to yourself, and advantageous...
At a meeting of the Republican Mechanicks of the Town of Leesburg & its vicinity, held in Leesburg on the 27th. of February, 1809, for the Purpose of tendering to the P. of the U.S. an address approbatory of his conduct as Chief Magistrate.— John Littlejohn Esqr. was appointed to the Chair & John Newton Secy. whereupon Messrs John Littlejohn, John S Cranwell & John Newton, being chosen a...
Mr Ronaldson called on me a few days since to Shew me some Specimins of wool one of which was from your ram, imported from Spain by the late Robert Morris, & supposed by you to be of the Merino breed. I had no hesitation in pronouncing my opinion, that the ram from which the Specimen shewn me, came, was not of that breed, and I gave Mr. R: a small lock of one of my Merino Ewes to send you, in...
J. Smith has the honor to state in reply to the President’s note, this moment received, that Mr. Moultrie’s christian name is James, and that his warrant was made out and forwarded to him at Charleston on the 23d. Inst. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I address you without apology a few words on a subject of magnitude. You have brought the government to the jaws of destruction. I do not undertake to say whether by supineness, timidity, or enthusiasm. The effect is certain. On the cause I cannot pronounce. Sedition & Treason have prowled abroad in the glare of day. They have scorned concealment. They have gloried in their turpitude, and...
A letter from Natchitoches now before me contains the following Statements, which I think it proper to communicate, tho’ it may probably be obtained from other quarters. The letter is from a gentleman of undoubted credit & integrity “Some interesting Events are likely soon to occur in this quarter. Our Spanish neighbors talk of nothing but independence and are determined to Effect it the...
It is an applauded saying that a virtuous man rising above his misfortunes is a scene which the Gods themselves look upon with pleasure. but it seems unfortunate for human nature that its sympathy is only reserved for success and that a young man struggling for his soscial existance and almost for his life has no claim to it. Your Excellencies erudition will inform you that the Delphic pithia...
Allow me once more to use the freedom of addressing you & of introducting to your acquaintance, my friend Mr Van Alphen, a Native of Holland, but for some years past a resident of the Island of Java, from whence he arrived a few months past in a Ship, in which I am a part owner   Mr Van Alphen being (with his friend) desirous of viewing the Seat of our Governmt, before their departure for...
I have the pleasure of sending you by the mail stage a collection of Flower seeds, some Early York & Sugarloaf Cabbage, Red Celery, Long French Turnep (Navet de Freneuse) so much and I think so justly admired, for its flavour, in France, together with 8 Quarts of Leadman’s Dwarf Peas; they are contained in a small box address’d to you, and will reach you at the same time of this letter. Price...
I have read and considered the inclosed papers. The subject they furnish is interesting to the cause of humanity. The questions presented are new and important. The American Government must feel an anxious solicitude, for the complete success of those laws, which have been wisely enacted, to abolish that deplorable species of commerce, the slave trade, and to preserve the liberties of a...
The enclosed list of surgeons and Surgeons mates is sent to you for nomination to the Senate should it be approved by you.— The Surgeons are required for the vessels now in commission under the act of the 31 Jany; the surgeons mates are also required for these Vessels, and for the Norfolk and New Orleans station. It may be proper to state to you that of the 6 surgeons mates nominated to the...
I know no other Apology for the Liberty I have taken than that of Dire Necessity and As I know you to be a man of few words I will proceed briefly to state my case to you I have been engaged all this Winter in writing a political pamphlet entitled Thoughts, on the Administration, of our late President, Thomas Jefferson. (Which I hope will meet with due encouragement from all true Republicans)...
Consequence of the present state of affairs in Spain, and the uncertainty of when tranquillity will again be permanent, and trade current, I take the liberty to solicit Sir, a letter of Credence to act as Consul on the Island of Sardinia.— I have the Honor to be with the highest Respect and Gratitude. Sir Your Most Obedient humble Servant DNA : RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.
We are this morning favoured with thy letter inclosing five dollars, and requesting us to send thee Smiths Abridgment of John Bell’s Principles of Surgery .   We are under a little embarrassment how to act, in consequence of that work not having yet been published—and will not for some months. We, however, conclude to place thy name on the list of Subscribers; and, unless otherwise directed by...
I take the liberty of soliciting your interference on a subject that I think calls loudly for redress—The Fact is this—I arriv’d in this Country in the Ship Corn-Planter from London in July 1808 & brought with me sundry articles for my own private use & amusement; (it being my intention to reside in this Country) amongst others a small Bust of Sir Francis Burdett, made of Plaister Paris, & a...
your are about to retire from the helm of a beloved country and independent nation which you have Steared with thruth and patriotism when the peace of our country was disturbed you hasten to prevent further hostilitys. your measures which our government took to court peace with the belegerent powers of europe is disregarded and our ministers in london and paris is grossly insulted i hope as...
i am sory to say or do any thing to Dis ples you I hope you will for to give me what i have done as you Wosh me to go with you rather then dis ples you i will go and Do the best i Can I hope you will not punish me the Cart brot every thing [melinded?] had when Davy was heare Last Mr Eppes says that there is such a Law as i told you I shall be oblige to Leave hir and the Children DLC : Papers...
I am Now in a Deplorable way as I Cannot Get my Business Done by Congress As they have A Greate Multiplicity of Bisiness on hand and I am A Revelusionory Soldier for they United States of America and my Native home Is one Hundred miles from this place on the Upper part of this State and I Derire to Return to take Care of my Mother as she is Now in her Eighty six year but is in A Deplarable way...
As I have the honour to inform you of the great Discovery I have Made, And which has so long been a Mystery to the known world, when the Mechanics of all Europe and other parts of the whole world have been gathered together together, to Study it and never Yet made a discovery, and as I think I have been endowed with the good luck or fortune of finding it out which has been so far beyond the...
I shall go to Monticello a day or two before you arrive as it is probable by the return of the waggon you will be able to fix a day for your return. the arrangements necessary for retrenching all possible expense no one can be more thoroughly convinced of the necessity of than my self. your comfort My Dearest Father must however be the only Criterion any Incroachment upon that were it...
I have the honor of proposing for your Approbation Return Bryant Brown of Vermont to be appointed Captain in the 4th Regt. of Infy. in the Troops raised by virtue of an Act entitled “An Act to raise for a limited time an additional military force” Accept Sir &c DNA : RG 107--LSP--Letters Sent to the President.
Dr. Shaw who was nominated as a Surgeon in the navy has withdrawn his application. I beg leave to mention to you the name of Doctor Jasper Hand in his place. Doct. Hand was nominated a surgeon’s mate at the same time that Doct Shaw was nominated a Surgeon: tho’ by a mistake in his name made by the gentlemen who recommended him, his name was written Jesse instead of Jasper Hand his real name.—...
The President of the UStates. his Monthly Average a/c of Interest. wth John Barnes from 1st: Mar 1808 to Fy 1809. 1808 Mar 1st. To amt Balance $ 2490.16.
It is the anxious wish, of your friends in this place, that you shoud spend one day with them, when you are, on your way, to Monticello, shoud it be convenient and consonant to your feelings, please signify to me, what day we shoud expect you Accept my best wishes for your present, and future happiness with sentiments of Esteem your Obt MHi : Coolidge Collection.
Several months ago a Subscription paper of St Patrick’s Church accidentally fell under the notice of the President of the United States. He with characterestic liberality and condescension, informed Captain Andrews a Trustee of the above mentioned Church, that so soon as the persons interested in the undertaking should have collected a sufficient Sum to authorise them to commence the Building,...
I am well aware that at this time while the President is no doubt receiving affectionate communications & respectful attentions from many of the first Characters in the Union that it may appear a little impertinent for an obscure individual to trouble him with a written address.—I should however do violence to my feelings were I to suppress the desire I feel to add my testimony to the respect...
The Governor of Maryland presents his Compliments to his Excellency Thomas Jefferson Esq President of the United States, and with the most, cordial Approbation of his Administration; marked in every Feature with Wisdom, Circumspection, and patriotism, and crowned with the most unparralleled prosperity— He congratulates him on his Retirement from the Toils of a Life spent in his Country’s...