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Th: Jefferson asks the favor of the Attorney General to meet the heads of departments here tomorrow at 12. aclock & to dine with him on the same day. RC ( MWA ); addressed: “Levi Lincoln esq. Atty Genl US”; Lincoln later wrote notes relating to land sales and payments on verso.
Th: Jefferson asks the favor of mr Lincoln to do him the favor of delivering the inclosed according to their address, with his respects. they were lately recieved by him from Paris. he salutes mr Lincoln affectionately MWA .
26 February 1803, Department of State. Asks Lincoln’s opinion on the enclosed papers [not found] as to “whether the Indenture of Daniel Clark to Jane Clark, supposed by the Will of Daniel Clark Senr., is sufficient to authorize patents to be issued to the said Jane Clark on the enclosed surveys in the name of the Testator?” Letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 59, DL , vol. 14). 1 p.
13 March 1804, Department of State. Asks “whether the accompanying certificates will warrant a change of the name of the grantee of the within patent as required in the enclosed letter?” Letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 59, DL , vol. 14). 1 p.
Th: Jefferson requests the favour of mr Lincoln to dine with him tomorrow (11th.) at half after three. Oct. 10. 03. The favour of an answer is asked. RC ( MWA ); printed form, with blanks filled by TJ reproduced in italics; addressed: “Levi Lincoln esq. Atty Genl US.”; with unrelated notations added later by Lincoln perpendicular to text and on verso relating to land sales and financial...
You are not unapprised that in order to check the evasions of the embargo laws effected under colour of the coasting trade, we found it necessary to prevent the transportation of flour coastwise, except to the states not making enough for their own consumption, and that to place the supplies of those states under some check, a discretionary power was given to the governors to give licenses to...
On reading a paragraph in the N.Y. Evening post, I took up my pen to write a squib on it; but the subject ran away with me till I found I had written a treatise. it is one on which I have a great desire to reconcile the parties among the republicans, & the paragraph in the post seemed to offer an occasion of taking just ground, & introducing a public discussion of it, on which I have no doubt...
The inclosed is a case of the first impression and therefore needs consideration. the Louisianians have been heretofore allowed an appeal from their Govr. to the Govr. Genl. at Cuba. this seems intended as such an appeal. but tho’ Congress have authorised me to give to any person all the powers of the officers of the then existing government, yet I do not know that this includes the Govr....
in pursuance of the act of Congress providing that in case of vacancy in the office of Secretary of state the President of the US. may authorize a person to perform the duties of the same, I am to ask the favor of you & hereby authorize you to perform the duties of the Secretary of state until a successor to the office shall be appointed. I have the honor to be Sir your most obedt. servt PrC (...
I inclose you a petition from Nantucket, & refer it for your decision. our opinion here is that that place has been so deeply concerned in smuggling that if it wants, it is because it has illegally sent away what it ought to have retained for it’s own consumption. be so good as to bear in mind that I have asked the favor of you to see that your state encounters no real want, while at the same...