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Th: Jefferson presents his salutations to his friend mr Rodney and not knowing by what post office a letter will find mr Copes, he asks the favor of mr Rodney to be the bearer of his thanks to mr Copes for his communication on the theory of Magnetism & his apology for not addressing them directly to him.    he is sure also that mr Rodney can testify to him that unremitting attentions requisite...
I return you the inclosed with thanks for the communication. we had before heard of the aggression & that the captors & captured were retaken by our military & the former safely lodged in jail for trial. How deeply to be regretted, my dear Sir, is the bitter schism which has lately split the friends of republicanism into two adverse sections in Pensylvania! it holds up a melancholy prospect to...
I return you the letter you were so good as to inclose me with thanks for the communication. the real occurrences at Natchitoches & the Sabine had, as usual, swelled greatly on their way to Natches. the 500. horse were really but 20. who retired without opposition on Capt Turner’s requisition. the official reports of Majr. Porter & Capt Turner assure us of these facts. Some unexpected...
Your favor of the 3d. is recieved on the subject of a pardon to the Poulsons & Shad. it has been an invariable rule with me never to pardon but on the recommendation of the judges who sat on the trial or of one of them & the Attorney of the district. from this I have never departed in a single instance; and were it to be departed from, it would let loose the power of pardon to be exercised...
Th: Jefferson presents his friendly salutations to mr Rodney. he found on his arrival here yesterday his two letters of Sep. 21. & 24. and doubts not mr Rodney has recieved the pardon from the office of State. he returns him the 2. letters of judge Rodney as requested & thanks him for the communication of them. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I have not sooner been able to acknolege the reciept of your favors of the 21st. & 29th. ult. and to thank you for the communication of the letters they covered, & which are now re-inclosed. the designs of our Cataline are as real as they are romantic. but the parallel he has selected from history for the model of his own course corresponds but by halves. it is true in it’s principal...
Keep the contents of this letter, if you please, to yourself. I yesterday nominated you to the Senate as Attorney General of the US. whither it will be confirmed will rest with them, & they often subject nominations to great delay. my only object in mentioning it to you is that you may be making all the provisional arrangements necessary for an immediate visit to this place if you should...
Th: Jefferson asks the favor of the Attorney Genl. to attend him tomorrow (Monday) at 11. oclock at a consultation of the heads of departments. DGU .
The enclosed documents from Judge Lucas, evince a difference of opinion between him & the acting Governor. Should the construction of the latter be erronious it may be necessary to warn him of it. I therefore request the favor of your sentiments upon the case. I am &c. DNA : RG 59—DL—Domestic Letters.
The Secretary of State requests the favor of the opinion of the Attorney General upon the right of the Territorial Governors to remit penalties, and return the enclosed letter from the Governor of Michigan upon which the question arises. DNA : RG 59—DL—Domestic Letters.
The constitution giving to the Supreme court exclusive jurisdn in all cases affecting Ambassadors Etc.— cannot the within mentioned case be removed into that court? when there, a Nolle Prosequi may be entered. for it is indignant that a man remaining here in defiance, and himself entering the field of the newspapers in the most insolent stile, should have the counter-insolencies punished. DeHi .
Will mr Rodney be so good as to meet the heads of departments here this morning at 11. aclock? Privately owned.
Burr, as a prisoner under a guard of 10. men, passed Coweta 800. miles from here, on the 3d. inst. at 30. miles a day he will be at Cartersville on James river on Thursday the 26th. there is not therefore one moment to be lost in deciding and acting on these questions. 1. must he not be ordered from Cartersville down to Richmond for trial? 2. should not an express go off instantly to meet him...
The inclosed letter was sent to me on the supposition that some step might be necessary to be taken here you being at the time in Philada. The writers of the letter however have proceeded on a mistake as to the allowance to Witnesses. The act of Feby. 28. 1799. makes it 5 Cents per mile equal at this season to near two dollars a day, and 1¼ dols. during attendance on the Court. The Marshall...
The inclosed letter was sent to me on the supposition that some step might be necessary to be taken here you being at the time in Philada. The writers of the letter however have proceeded on a mistake as to the allowance to Witnesses. The Act of Feb. 7. 1799. makes it 5 Cents per mile equal at this season to near two dollars a day, and 1 ¼ dols. during attendance on the Court. The Marshall...
A gentleman holding Virginia military land warrants, having had the misfortune to locate them and surveys made, on lands previously and regularly located by others, which was not discovered by him until patents were granted at this office, is desirous of retracing his steps, by surrendering the patents already issued, removing the locations to vacant land, and by this course obtain new...
Th: Jefferson returns to mr Rodney judge Rodney’s letters with thanks for the communication. he has entire confidence that the Atty General will spare no attention or effort to have all the evidence which exists produced in the developement of the late conspiracy. should not Ashley, when at Richmond, have been subpoenaed as a Witness?   the case of the Attorney and Marshal of the territories...
It is the wish of the President that you pay to Daniel Brent, the agent of Mr. John Graham, the sum of three hundred and Eighty dollars and twenty five cents, being for the reimbursement of expenses incurred by Mr. Graham in his late tour thro’ the Western Country, by direction of the President. With great respect &c. DNA : RG 59—DL—Domestic Letters.
It is the opinion of the President which I am just authorized to signify to you, that Mr. La Trobe, be immediately be summoned to Richmond as a witness in the trial of Col. Burr. A leter from Mr. Hay to the President expresses much confidence in the sufficiency of the testimony already on the spot. Genl. Wilkinson had not arrived on Monday. What became of the two letters for Dr. Bollmann,...
Having been informed by the Secretary of State that he has sent you two letters, directed to me, with the Request to forward them—an Occurrence which must have taken Place at least four Weeks ago—I feel a considerable degree of Surprise not yet to have received them, particularly as You can not have been unacquainted with my address either before or after my Arrival here. Not knowing, Sir, of...
Mr. Hay desires the letter of Genl. Wilkinson specified in the inclosed paper from Burr’s counsel, & in the extract from my message. it was in the bundle of papers I gave you, which bundle I supposed you had left with mr Hay. if you did not, will you be so good as to forward to me immediately this particular letter of Oct. 21. that I may judge whether all, or how much of it may be...
Yours of the 16th. was recieved last night. however much we may feel the want of you in the daily correspondence which of necessity falls upon us from Richmond, yet we much more regret the cause of detention, of the sufficiency of which no parent can doubt. it was unlucky that when I wrote to you for Genl. Wilkinson’s letter of Oct. 21. I did not recollect that there were two of that date, &...
I very much suspect that the date of the letter quoted in the message is quoted wrong. the contents are correctly stated & well remembered. I believe it will be necessary for you to send me the whole bundle, unless you can readily lay your hand on the letter substantially agreeing with the message, & on Genl. Wilkinson’s letter to Genl. Smith of the same import. CSmH : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Can mr Rodney inform Th:J. whether Genl. Bowie and mr Wilkinson (are these their titles?) are still in town & where? he wishes to invite them to dine to-day. PHi .
Th: Jefferson returns to mr Rodney his thanks for the drawings of Madison’s & Amen’s caves, which he is glad to recieve; for altho within 25. miles, he has never seen the new cave. he knows nothing of Burr’s trial but from the newspapers, which exhibit strange scenes indeed. it is impossible Congress should not take up that subject. he salutes mr Rodney affectionately. NHi .
I think I remember that on the question whether the court of one district could have an attachment executed in another to compel the attendance of a witness, you satisfied us it could not. will you have the goodness to give me a formal opinion on that question with as little delay as convenient? I presume it could no more enforce the giving a deposition. an existing case may render necessary a...
Having communicated the inclosed letter from Judge Davis to the President, he suggests that it be transmitted to you, who will best judge, if the case be meddled with at all, how to prevent a conflict of jurisdictions. I have recd. no communications whatever from London Paris or Madrid, since we parted at Washington. It would seem from sundry scraps put together that something has been doing...
Th:J. incloses a paper to mr Rodney to do in it what may be necessary, which he presumes will be, according to the decisions of the judge, nothing! he proposes to be in Washington Octob. 3. affectionate salutations. ViU .
Your letters of Sep. 15. & Oct. 1. have been duly recieved & I sincerely congratulate you on the addition to your family announced in the last. the good old book speaking of children says ‘happy is the man who hath his quiver full of them.’ I hope mrs Rodney is doing well, in which case, & whenever her situation will admit your coming on without uneasiness. The approaching convention of...
I inclose you the message, and pray you to suggest, on a separate paper, such alterations as you shall think for the better either in the matter or style. I must ask the return of it this evening because mr Coles has to make 4. copies, & will have only two days to do it in. it comes to you thus late, as time was necessary for it to go through the hands of the other gentlemen. Affectte....
Burr, Blannerhasset, S. Swartwout & Martin are here. can & should the two first be arrested & sent to Kentucky for treason, & the two last for Misdemeanors, committed by the one in Orleans, the other in Maryland? be so good as to satisfy yourself on these points, & if affirmatively, on your informing me so, I will call a consultation. affte. salutations. CSmH : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I have the honor to submit for your consideration and opinion the following question arising out of an award of the Board of Commissioners appointed under the 7th. Article of the late British Treaty. The Brig Ceres, Hall, Master, belonging equally to William Prestman, William Calhoun, and Ebenezer Thayer of Charleston (S. C.) was laden at that port in the year 1794, the principal Cargo by the...
A consultation is necessary to-day, and as notice could not be given last night, the hour must depend on mr Gallatin’s arrival at his office, he being generally the latest & most uncertain as to his hour. will you be so good as to be within reach at that time? Catalog--Gallery of History.
Th: Jefferson asks the favor of a consultation with the heads of departments at mr Madison’s house at 11. aclock this forenoon. Privately owned.
Th: Jefferson asks the favor of the heads of departments and Atty Genl to meet to-day at 12. oclock on a consultation. Catalog--Paul C. Richards Autographs.
Th: Jefferson asks the favor of the heads of departments and Atty. Genl. to meet to-day at 12. aclock on a consultation. Privately owned.
Mr. Clark presses me very hard for an answer to his memorial. I hope you will have found leisure to write out an opinion on the case, and that you will be so good as to furnish me with it as an answer. He waits here on no other account. Nothing very material lately from abroad. The proceedings of Congs. reach you thro’ the Newspapers. They expect to end the Session on Monday. I had proposed to...
Th: Jefferson returns the inclosed to mr Rodney with thanks for the communication. it is very evident that our embargo, added to the exclusions from the Continent will be most heavily felt in England and Ireland. Liverpool is remonstrating & endeavoring to get the other ports into motion. yet the bill confirming the orders of council is ordered to a 3d. reading, which shews it will pass....
It is with great reluctance I break in on the tranquility & happiness you are enjoying in the bosom of your family, by suggesting the necessity of your presence here. immediately on the arrival of mr Gallatin, whom we expect every hour, consultations will be to be held on several matters of great importance, in which we shall be happy to have your aid. add to this that some matters of...
Th: Jefferson asks the favor of a consultation with the heads of departments at 10. aclock tomorrow. Privately owned.
Your favor of the 13th. is recieved. I see no reason against your giving your opinion, in favor of General Allen, to him to be used with the British government. the only doubt I ever entertained on it was that which you mention respecting his bail, and I have not yet seen my way out of that.   I inclose you the letter of a M. Mouesay, whose case seems to be as hard a one as I have known. I...
The bill referred to in the enclosed is not recieved, but I suppose may be expected hourly. how shall I proceed to have it paid so as to keep the account in the same form, that is to say, still in your name? when shall we have the pleasure and advantage of seeing you here? Affectionate salutations. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I imagine you will have recieved a reference from the H. of R. which will require your return to this place. several other matters of importance have been waiting for you. I inclose you a presentment of a grand jury here against a worthless gambler of the name of Bailey, who lives in Baltimore, for an assault on mr Coles my Secretary, on account of an act of duty on the part of mr Coles. I...
Th: Jefferson asks the favor of a consultation with the heads of Depts. tomorrow at 12. Oclock. CtY .