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Of all your old Friends, none can more sincerely rejoice than I, on your elevation to preside in the Councils of the American People. Not so much from personal feelings, or a local attachment; but from a confidence, that you will restore the administration of their government, to the original principles of the Revolution: to the dignity of the Rights of Man. Minute Philosophers, and...
I have thought it my duty to inform you, that at four oClock this morning the late president left this house, which, by order of the Secretary of the Treasury , I took possession of immediately— I have the honor to be with the most sincere Respect & esteem, Your most obt. Hble. Svt. RC ( MHi ); endorsed by TJ as received 4 Mch. and so recorded in SJL . Thomas Claxton (d. 1821), the doorkeeper...
The enclosed Writing sufficiently explains it’s object, and we presume, the utility of the Measure proposed, must be apparent, especially to those who have seen the number of wooden Houses lately erected by the Description of people whose accommodation is more immediately contemplated. We however, respectfully submit the Subject to Your Consideration; and if the Measure be approved, we request...
As Secretary to the Committee, appointed by the Inhabitants of Warren County, to prepare an Address to the President of the United States , I have the Honour to forward the enclosed— Accept my Sincere Wishes for your personal Happiness and beleive me to be With great Respect Your mot. obt. Servt. RC ( DLC ); endorsed by TJ as received 16 Mch. and so recorded in SJL . William Falkener (d. 1819)...
The Inhabitants of Warren County in the State of North Carolina duly impressed with the awful Check the Will of the People of the United States met with by the House of Representatives, do now feel themselves in the highest of Exultation from the public Will being at last explicitly expressed; we do in the utmost Joyfulness of our Hearts congratulate you Sir on your Election to the cheif...
You have long been ranked among the number of distinguished Patriots, whose transcendent virtues claim the Plaudits of United America. In chusing you to fill the arduous office of First Magistrate of the Union, the Nations of the Earth shall behold another signal Instance evincing decided Worth alone, deserves the Suffrages of Freemen! Whatever diversity of opinion may have recently prevailed,...
Permit me to offer the most sincere congratulations upon your election to the Office of President. We anticipate with heartfelt pleasure that your wise Administration will reconcile the contending Parties of our common Country. From early and long attachment, & with the most perfect respect and esteem, I have the honour to be, dear Sir, your faithful & obedient Servant and friend, RC ( DLC );...
I am now about to address you on a subject which I am very apprehensive may be deemed obtrusive and impertinent; for it certainly does not become me to advise you what your conduct should be—as my acquaintance with you does not justify such a liberty, and much less am I justified, from ability to give counsel: but being by my Brother placed under the disagreeable necessity of forwarding the...
Le moment de La naissance des Arts, de La régénération de La Liberté en Amérique et de L’Encouragement que son Agriculture sollicite depuis Longtemps est Enfin arrivé aujourdhuy; je m’en félicite infiniment ainsi que Ces Contrées qui L’attendoient avec la derniere impatience. La Crainte de Blesser une des moindres qualités du phylosophe qui doit opérer ces heureux pronostics; sa modestie...
I trust that my Official conduct from the 20t. july 1790, when I was honored with the Appointment as Inspector of the troops in the service of the United States, has been such, as to merit approbation, and to prove in the best manner the sense entertained of the favors and attention towards me during the continuance of service to the present time— Permit me then Sir to solicit your Attention...
It is with singular pleasure and profound respect, that WE the Minister and Acting Committe of the New Jerusalem Church, in the City of Baltimore, beg leave to congratulate you, on your accession to the chief Magistracy of our beloved Country—A Country hitherto eminently favor’d by the Divine Providence with a peculiar degree of Civil and religious liberty. The present sanguinary & turbulent...
When Congress first began to fortify the ports & Harbours of the United States in 1794, among others a fort was directed to be erected on Beacon Island near Ocracock bar, to defend that Inlet. An Engineer was sent forward, who laid off the fort and the works were commenced, & carried on untill November following. In 1795. From the neglect of the then Secretary of War (Genl. Knox) nothing was...
Samuel Heighway esquire, and Mr. John Poole , both of the Miami purchase, have lately invented a Machine on the principle of steam, that I am inclined to believe will excel any thing of the kind that the world has yet been favored with. From several years acquaintance with Mr. Heighway, and prepossession in favor of his integrity and judgment, I am inclined to hope that the gentlemen are not...
Having seldom been in the habit of Addressing Men in high Stations, and in no instance of flattering them, the feelings of my own heart, on an Occasion so Congenial to its sentiments, must be my Apology for troubling You with this Letter. I sincerely congratulate my Country on the happy result of their Change of Opinion, and I as sincerely congratulate You, on your Elevation to the first...
Permit a natural born Citizen of the United States independent as to pecuniary concerns of expecting or wishing any post of profit under or in the gift of any department in the United States,—to sugest to you what in his opinion will contribute to your honour and the happiness of the people who you will preside over— N.B. Since writing the above I have had the pleasure of reading your Publick...
Muy Señor, mio, y de todo mi Respecto confiado, en la Rectitud de su Justicia me tomo la Livertad de Molestar por este Momento su Atension, en el Idioma Castellano por qe V.E lo entiende, y me es mas fasil produsirme, en el con la Claridad que desseo, y respecto qe devo en el Año de 93 fui mi Hijo Influxo de mis Amigos Nombrado Consul de Cadiz por este Govierno, y quando V.E Administró la...
Truly sensible of the importance of the late Political Contest; and Actuated by the most pure and unalterable Zeal for the Wellfare of Our Country; We the republican Citizens of Allegany County in the State of Maryland, beg leave, to offer you our most Cordial Congratulations on your election to the office of President of the united States: And bid you a sencere and unfeigned welcome to the...
In order to exhibit a mere commensurate Veiw, of the ground, upon which we conceive a treaty with the Cherokee Indians Ought to be held—we beg leave to Submit the following Statement It is well known to you Sir, that at the time of forming the Old Confederation, the States respectively reserved to themselves—exclusive Jurisdiction and right of Domain, to all the lands, which lay within their...
By the treaty between the United States and the Creek Indians at New York in the year 1790 the County of Tallisee, on the frontier of the State of Georgia, was ceded to the Creek Indians, as the only condition on which a treaty could be effected; this measure occasioned great uneasiness and alarm to the citizens of that State, both on account of the principle on which it was founded, and the...
After the freedom I have used in writing to you under cover to Mr Gregg a few days Since, the present attempt might Justly require an apology. The confidence I have of your good nature and of your favourable opinion of my intentions, is however the only apollogy I shall make free to offer Since the State Legislature adjourned I have travailed through several of the most oppulent Counties of...
Among the Magistrates to be appointed for this District, of Columbia, it would be pleasing to many of our fellow Citizens in Washington to see the name of Benjamin More .—A man whose industry, talent, and integrity, we are persuaded will enable him to discharge the duties of that station with honor to himself, and advantage to society. We are sir with respect Yours &ca. RC ( DNA : RG 59, LAR...
March 5th 1801 Bot. of John Minchin     One pair of Shoes 3.     One ditto Silk Strings  .25     One ditto Bootees 6. $9. 25/166    Received payment infull MS ( MHi ); in Minchin’s hand and signed by him; at head of text: “His Excellency Thos. Jefferson, President of the United States”; with order in TJ’s hand at foot of text: “Mr. Barnes will be pleased to pay the above. Th: Jefferson.” John...
Permit me to present to yr. acquaintance the bearer Mr. Voss of Culpepper county, a young man of merit, who has expressd a wish of being personally known to you. He is a lawyer by profession, of respectable standing at the bar, and a fair prospect of becoming eminent if he pursues his profession. He intends making a visit this spring to the south, and hearing that it is proposed to adjust the...
I received, my dear Jefferson, yours of the 12th. Ultimo after its circuitous Rout through the Post Roads to Richmond, & thence by the Weekly Post-cross-Road to Gloucester Court House, where I suppose it arrived eight days later than it would have arrived had it not reached Richmond after the Gloucester weekly mail had been closed, or sent off. I mention these Circumstances as an Explanation...
I recollect before I left Carolina I requested you by letter not to make any arrangements or take any step respecting that State until I had seen you as I had some opinions & information to communicate on that subject— On reflection since, I have been induced to suppose that this request on my part was an improper one, & that I ought not to presume so far as to wish to intrude on you my...
Permit us in behalf of a number of respectable Citizens of this Town to offer to you our sincere congratulations on your elevation to the first magistracy of the United States— Persuaded as we are that a government entirely elective is alone consistent with the dignity of man—best calculated to promote his happiness & exclusively adapted to the genius—habits & situation of the People of the...
It being more agreeable to the feelings of Mr. Caldwell , to whom the enclosed papers relate, to present them in person than through the usual official channels, I have at his request Sir, taken the liberty of introducing his name to you. The lapse of time & the consequent alterations produced by it in the person, would otherwise perhaps prevent your recollecting in him Sir the adopted son of...
The voluntary expression of those sentiments of just and enlarged policy, which you were pleased to make me the organ of conveying to His Majesty’s Government, encourages me to request a few moments’ audience, on another subject no less important to the two countries.— The Packet Boat, now lying at New York, will be dispatched in a few days to England; and the King’s Ministers will naturally...
Having been inform’d that Allen McLane Collector of the Port of Wilmington, in the State of Delaware intends resigning his office—I have been requested to mention Major Peter Jaquet of the County of New Castle—as a Candidate for that appointment—he Served as an Officer in the Delaware Regiment , through the whole Revolutionary War—Supported a fair Character, and has never appostatized from his...
Since our conversation on the administration of the department of the Postmaster General, I have made it my business to trace to their causes, as far as was in my power, the complaints which, I find, are so industriously circulated against that officer. 1. I have no doubt there is an intrinsic difficulty in the discharge of the duties of that department, so as to give any good degree of...
We rejoice in common, with the rest of our republican fellow Citizens, that the Clouds which lately overshadowed our Country, are happily dispelled, and our political horison again exhibits a serene aspect, in consequence of your accession to the Presidential Chair—It is with difficulty that we can refrain from expressing our indignation, at the nefarious efforts, which have been made, to...
Permit me to assure you, that my not paying you a visit before I left this place, did not proceed from a want of due respect to you, or to the high office you fill.—taking upon yourself a trust of great weight—rendered more difficult by conflicting political opinions; I concluded your mind must be engaged on subjects highly interresting; from which it would be, wrong in any friend, to toll it...
The Judges of the Supreme Court of the State of New Jersey, informed of Mr. Stockton’s resignation of the office of the U. States Attorney for that district, have drawn up & unanimously signed the enclosed certificate in favor of Isaac H. Williamson Esq. with the hope that it might promote his nomination to fill the vacancy. Prior to it’s rect. the late President had nominated Mr....
By an act intituled “An Act to amend the act intituled “An act providing for the sale of the lands of the United States, in the territory north west of the Ohio, and above the mouth of Kentucky river,” passed 10th May 1800, it is provided, that the purchase money shall be paid in four equal payments, the first payable within 40 days & the three last within two, three & four years respectively...
I recd your favor of the 16th. ult. just as I was leaving New York for this place which has delayed till now my acknowledging the distinguished attention you have shewn me in procuring for me the honor of a place among the American philosophers. The moment you chose for doing has not a little encreased the obligation, since it was one in which the whole American world (except the man who...
Should the office of Marshall for the District of Columbia become Vacant I beg leave to tender to you my services and to Solicit from you the appointment. Unknown to You my Self I have Sought for the Recommendation of those Whose Characters have been Respected. I have the Honour to inclose you letters from Mr. Duvall one of our Supreme Judges Mr. Duckett one of the Judges of our County Court...
Since my last which went by the mail in course, the papers of my deceased father have been opened. His will was made thirteen years ago, since which two of my brothers have died, one of them leaving a large number of children mostly minors, and both of them intestate. The will itself, besides the lapsed legacies, does not cover all the property held at the time; & valuable parcels of property...
The knowledge which I have acquired by experience in the location, rise and progress of this city, from the year 1792, in the most difficult and trying times of the laying off of the same, and in which many deviations were made from the original design, all of which I opposed except those for the publick good, and the causes of which are known to very few others except myself, emboldens me, at...
From your Character for integrity which I have been taught to respect ever since I entered the Army of the United States in our revolutionary war in the year 1777, and from the excellent sentiments contained in your inaugural Speech, (every one of which is congenial to my heart) I have been led to believe no subordinate Officer of the General Government who has not been defficient in duty,...
Since my last which went by the mail in course, the papers of my deceased father have been opened. His will was made thirteen years ago, since which two of my brothers have died, one of them leaving a large number of children mostly minors, and both of them intestate. The will itself, besides the lapsed legacies, does not cover all the property held at the time; & valuable parcels of property...
I have had a conversation with Genl. Sumpter in Genl. terms about his country man P—y . Sumpter says his standing in S.C. with our friends is not good, that he is not respected either as a public or a private man, that he has been made use of by the republicans, and that he has made use of them because they were convenient to each other—the opinion of one man cannot be conclusive, you will...
Wishing to submit my slender Performances to the candid Examination of those of my Philosophical Associates whose talents and acquirements inspire me with the utmost deference, and whose approbation is the first object of my Ambition, I took the liberty of sending you, among others, a Copy of my thermometrical improvements in Navigation . Permit me now to ask a place in your private Library,...
The corporation of the Borough of Wilmington beg leave to congratulate you, on your elevation to the first magistracy of the United States. The painful suspence previously suffered, serves but to enhance the triumph of sentiments in the final prevalence of the voice of the people, fairly and decidedly expressed. So far as acknowledged talents, examplary morals and disinterested patriotism can...
Permit me to state to Your Excellency that being desirous to obtain an employment under the Federal Government, I have thought the present a favorable and a pleasing opportunity to make application. The Vice President, Sir, and the Honorable A. Galatin are acquainted with my Character . And the open testimonial addressed to General Muhlenberg I beg leave, as that Gentleman is absent from this...
Inclosed you have Information of the most Important Discovery for Culture, Should immediate attention be paid it will increase the crop this year Sufficient to Feed 2½ Millions of People, and by next year may be increas’d to 10 millions, which would be a great relief to the nations in Europe now in war, and add greatly to Harmonising this two much divided Country. I request you to see my...
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...
Amidst the Congratulations of an Extensive Continent, I persuade myself that those of an old friend will not be unacceptable & that you will believe tht. altho’ others may have been earlier, none have been more sincere than those I now offer you—the final event of the late election has been highly gratifying to my personal feelings & by no Man in the United States will a political change be...
The terms of approbation with which you mention my Lecture and Museum , afford me much gratification; since I have scarcely a thought not devoted to the perfection of my scheme. From my knowledge of the Interest which you have always felt in whatever concerned the comfort of Man or the Benefits of Society, I am induced to think that even in the important Station to which our Nation has called...
Most Noble Jefferson at the heering of thy Being Appoynted President was Caus of greate goy to Mee wich I inwardly felt I Love a tru & faithfull American who is tru to his Cuntry. Not Valuing his privite intrust Eaquel to that of his Cuntrys prosperytyes & groeath I thaught it Must be Caus of greate Cunfort & greate goy to Say I hath bee faithfull & Just in that trust Reposed in Mee at the...
Encouraged by a most respectable circle of friends I am induced to address the President of the United States on a subject highly interesting to myself and family.—But even with the flattering support which, I have the honor to enclose, I cannot hazard my present application to the supreme magistrate of the american people, without refering him to other partial testimonies in my favor, which,...