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Your polite attention to those few Letters I have hitherto had the honor of addressing to you, emboldens me once more to request your interference as to the Liberty of two our Citizens; Their names are Michael D. Downs and George Jackson ; I have before me not only their regular protections according to the act of Congress Entitled “An Act for the relief and protection of American Seamen” But...
Your favors of July 25. Aug. 10. 25. Sep. 1. 7. 18. have been duly recieved. the last Aviso which we sent to Europe is now daily expected to return, and it is not yet decided whether we shall send any other during the winter. but were we to do it, it would always be on such short warning as would render your profiting by it impracticable, as the notice of time, vessel, or port never exceeds a...
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.
Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to mr Ronaldson & his thanks for the satisfactory information he has been so good as to give him on the quality of the wool of the many horned sheep. it has determined him to make trial of them on quite a small scale, until he shall see whether they possess any other qualities which may countervail the low value of their wool. DLC : Papers of Thomas...
The author of the Boylston Prize Dissertation takes the liberty to send Your Excellency a copy, of which he must beg your acceptance; not that they contain any peculiar merit, which should entitle them to Your Excellency’s high notice, but that they are a humble expression of the great respect their author feels for the man, who has so successfully cultivated physical science, and who has ever...
I thank you for the copy of Genl. Kozciusko’s treatise on the flying artillery. it is a branch of the military art which I wish extremely to see understood here to the height of the European level. your letter of Sep. 20. was recieved in due time. I never recieved the letter said to have been written to me by mr Malesherbe in favor of mr Masson. the fact of such a letter having been written by...
We feal a reluctance in again applying to your Department for some information touching the situation of our Ship Jersey and cargo detained at Leghorn, fearing that we shall trespass too much on your time. Not having received a single line by the Hope from any one of our correspondents on the Continent, owing we presume to their letters being Stopped in France, we are left in the most...
Anticipating the probability that the Government may have occasion to send another vessel to Europe shortly and supposing they may in want of persons properly qualified to be the bearers of their dispatches, I am induced to make you a tender of my Services as a Messenger. Having already had the honor to serve the United States in a civil capacity, & holding at this time a Commission in their...
Th: Jefferson returns his thanks to mr Barlow for the communication of mr Coxe’s letter which has been read to mr Madison. the fact stated as to Burr was certainly unknown to us, and therefore the further particulars which mr Coxe sais he will be willing to give, will be acceptable, & may be useful. friendly salutations. PHi : Tench Coxe Papers.
You will wonder that your letter of June 3. should not be acknowledged till this date. I never recieved it till Sep. 12. and coming soon after to this place, the accumulation of business I found here has prevented my taking it up till now. that you ever participated in any plan for a division of the Union, I never for one moment believed. I knew your Americanism too well. but as the enterprize...
When I recieved your letter of the 16th. I thought I had not a copy of my Report on Measures, weights & coins, except one bound up in a volume with other reports. but on carefully searching a bundle of duplicates, I found the one I now inclose you, being the only detached one I possess. it is defective in one article. the report was composed under a severe attack of periodical head ach which...
I have the honor of proposing for your approbation Benjamin Champney of Massachusetts to be appointed a First Lieutenant in the Regiment of Riflemen in the service of the U.S. Accept, Sir, &c. DNA : RG 107--LSP--Letters Sent to the President.
we have got another quarter of the balustrade done and are at work Frameing the last, which we will soon have ready to put up if the Sheet iron comes to hand; the boxes that were left here went from Milton last sunday, being the first tide that was in the river since you left this.   I will thank you to send me fifty Dollars as soon as you Can make it Convenient. I am sir with great respect...
I presume that this application may now be granted, informing the party that only one vessel will be allowed. Lang the agent who was here informed me that he had no funds, & that the owner of the ship must be paid for the freight & passage in coffee at Port au Prince. If therefore permission be given, it will be expected that they will be permitted to bring back a cargo equal in value to sd....
Folly landing & Chingoteghe inlet are in Accomack Co. Virginia. I received information early in Septer. first from Allen M’Clane & then from Gibbs himself of part of these transactions. Gibbs was immediately directed to employ an armed boat, & to appoint an inspector. He says that he cannot find any person. But he is certainly deficient in zeal, does not reside at the office, & is I believe...
I intended to have sent the former papers respecting Gibbs, Chingoteague & the Folly landing to mr Smith for perusal; but without thought at the moment I returned them to you. if you will let me have them again I will get him to peruse them & confer about them. if the embargo is to be continued I am persuaded we must enlarge his number of seamen & employ more gunboats. NHi : Papers of Albert...
In behalf of the young republicans of this portion of our state, and by their appointment, we address you—and tender to you the expression of their warmest gratitude, attachment and esteem, so justly due to your personal character—with this imperfect testimony of their highest approbation of the manner in which you have discharged the arduous duties of your official trust. We cannot, we...
I have sent the 4 spoons & a large french Ladle there being 2 others left one french and one english belonging to the B S M spoons. Bacon will also give you a bundle for Jefferson which I must beg the favor of you to forward to him. in packing up the books which was left to himself to do, we have discovered that he has left nearly one half of the Buffon. I presume the best way will be to pack...
My letter of the 24th. will have answered your enquiries about the family at Edgehill, as yours of the 25th. answers mine on several subjects. mr Voigt will have a good opportunity of sending my watch by Doctor Porter or Dr. Say the members who will be coming on from Philadelphia to Congress within 5. or 6. days after you recieve this. I am acquainted with both & I am certain either will be so...
The enclosed pamphlet is sent you by a Federalist, who sincerely desires your election to the Chief Magistracy. He has no views to office, for there is none which he would accept. He has nothing to ask for his friends. They, with but few exceptions, differ from him in his choice. His motives in writing to you are purely disinterested, unless indeed his interest in the prosperity of his...
We arrived here this day, but in consequence of a violent cold I do not think myself able to travel to Washington as fast as the Mail and believing it important that the dispatches should be received as early as possible I send them pr. Mail and I hope and trust they will arrive in safety. I shall be at Washington shortly when I will account for monies received, and in the meantime would...
My friend Doctor William Upshaw is desirous to procure the appointment of Hospital Surgeon, in the Armies of the United States—I pray you to pardon the liberty I take, in recommending him to the attention of the Government. To say that he is upright, capable, honorable and republican, would be but common praise. I am persuaded the office he solicits could not be better filled. A long & painful...
I want very much to write to Dr. Wister of Philaa on the theme of placeing my two nephews Attwood Fitzgerald & Geo Carroll at Philaa. as well for this & the next winters Lectures as also for the whole summer through; But I have no acquaintance with the Doctor but the short meeting we had on our return from Mr Spriggs. They go by tomorrows Coach, and I should esteem it a great favour, if You...
I return you my thanks for the pamphlets of Mr. Cointeraux, and with them a specemin of Pisé the size of a Brick made in his manner which I think has many advantages over the old mode. a wall as dry as the specemin would not be much affected by the weather. if men had practice I think it might be made and put up for about 5 Shillings a perch or perhaps less. this Specemin Has Started in my...
I must trouble you with the transaction of the business explained in the inclosed note, and the advancing to Le Telier the money he may want as far as 300. D. the amount of the inclosed draught of the bank of the US. here on that at Norfolk in your favor. what the cost may be beyond this will be remitted by mr Claxton hereafter when the work shall have been delivered. when recieved I will pray...
I do myself the honor of transmitting to you, the Copy of a Resolution passed by the legislative Council of the Indiana Territory, at their present Session. I have the honor to be, with the greatest Consideration, Sir   your most obedient humble Servant DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Mr. Le Tellier is desired to make for the President’s house two silver terrines, of the ordinary size, and of the form numbered 1505. on the drawing sent, being the uppermost of the two forms on the paper, and when done to pack them so securely that they cannot suffer by being brought in the stage, & to deliver them to messrs. Gibson & Jefferson, who will in the mean time advance to him the...
I recieved two days ago your letter of the 20th. and readily consent to pay mr Evans the usual compensation for his inventions employed in my mill, whenever you or he will be so good as to ascertain the amount. what these are I know not, having left to the millwright to do whatever he thought would be useful. she began to run in the autumn or winter of 1806. I make this paiment willingly as a...
As the work you mention will cost as is supposed not more than 50. D. & is so necessary for the preservation of the wall, I think it may be so far considered as appurtenant to the wall & necessary to it’s duration, that it may be placed to that account. DLC : District of Columbia Papers.
I am desired by my brother to present you with a copy of his Survey of Londonderry the County he inhabits If ever your Curiosity should lead you to think of our unfortunate Country, you will find in this work a faithful portrait. The author will at all events be flattered by your acceptance of the only token it is in his power to offer of his esteem and admiration I have the honor to be Sir...