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I have just received the inclosed with a request that I would lay it before both Houses of Congress. but I have never presumed to place my self between the Legislative Houses & those who have a constitutional right to address them directly. I take the liberty therefore of inclosing the paper to you, that you may do therein what in your judgment shall best comport with expediency and propriety—...
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...
Your letter of Feb. 15. has been recieved, as had been also in due time that of June 29. 07. offering your services in the naval line on the occasion of the insult on the Chesapeake. no occasion existing at that time, your letter was filed in the Navy office to be turned to whenever the occasion might arise for calling attention to offers of that kind. this acknolegement of it’s reciept is now...
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...
Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to mr Sampson and his thanks for the Statistical account of Londonderry which he has been so kind as to transmit him. he will still increase the obligation if he will be so kind as to express Th:J’s acknolegements to the author for this mark of attention. he shall read it with pleasure in his approaching retirement from the less pleasant occupations which...
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 observations are but too just which are made in your friendly address on the origin & progress of those abuses of public confidence & power which have so often terminated in a suppression of the rights of the people, & the mere aggrandizement & emolument of their oppressors. taught by these truths and aware of the tendency of power to degenerate into abuse, the worthies of our own Country...
I have recieved your favour of February 23rd and thank you for the friendly as well as the complimentary sentiments expressed in it It has been now and then my fortune in the course of a long life, though not frequently to receive a compliment. yours is a pleasant one; and as an instance of adversity seldom comes alone, so I have observed that an instance of prosperity is seldom quite...
BORN and educated in the same state which has given birth to you, and to which our hearts are tied by the dearest and most sacred ties; we address you in the name of this our common country, at a time, in our opinion most ominous, and threatening the destruction of our rights, liberty and happiness. We look up to you in the name and in behalf of many in the interior of Massachusetts, for...
Will you permit an old and sincere Friend to congratulate his Country, on what Tomorrow shall auspicially witness: from my Heart and Soul I rejoice at Your Elevation to the chief Magistracy of our Union. Long, very long, may you enjoy the best Health—as I am certain you will live long in the Blessings of the American People. With every Sentiment of perfect Respect and Esteem, for yourself, and...
I have endeavoured to ascertain how the votes wou’d be in the Senate upon the nomination of Mr. Galatin. My information is that there are seventeen votes against him—ten gentn. will vote for him, some of them reluctantly, and that there are seven doubtful votes. This information is obtained through sources not friendly to Mr. G—— but I fear it is correct as to the number of votes he will lose,...
On the eve of your entering into the duties of the high station, to which the voice of a free people has called you, the Republicans of the County of Salem (N. J.) in general Committee assembled tender to you their congratulations on the occasion. Your elevation to the presidency we consider an auspicious period in the Annals of our Country, as it assures us of a continuance of that system of...
In compliance with a request of the Legislature of this State, I have the honor to transmit the inclosed Resolutions which have been passed by them during their Session which is just now closed. With great Consideration & respect I have the honor to be sir Your Obet & hume Servant RC ( DLC ). Enclosures not found, but see n. 1. Following passage of the Enforcement Act, Governor Trumbull called...
3 March 1809, Senate Chamber. Withdraws his earlier support for Obadiah Jones, who had sought a federal judgeship in the Mississippi Territory. The application on Jones’s behalf “was delayed from a sense of the indelicacy of making it before the Presidential votes had been counted, & the President-elect, announced to the nation.” Has heard JM is disposed to appoint Jones a judge in the...
The period is now at hand when I intend retireing from the administration of this government. I did hope for the arrival of my successor by that time, but of this I begin now to despair. I shall, therefore, prepare to take an important Step—I mean a dissolution of the general Assembly, which will take place this evening. Were it not Consistant with my duty to assign any reasons for this...
Having been informed that Mr. Tench Ringgold is an applicant for some appointment under the general government; we take the liberty to state, that he has always been the uniform and zealous supporter, of the measures of the present administration, and the advocate of republican institutions; Being acquainted with his character and habits of life, we have no doubt, that in any appointment,...
In compliance with a request of the Legislature of this State, I have the honor to transmit the inclosed Resolutions which have been passed by them during their Session which is just now closed. With great Consideration & respect I have the honor to be Sir Your Obed. & humle. Servant DLC : Papers of James Madison.
On the eve of your entering into the duties of the high station; to which the voice of a few people has called you, the republicans of the County of Salem (N.J.) in general Committee assembled tender to you their congratulations on the occasion. Your elevation to the presidency we consider an auspicious period in the Annals of our Country, as it assures us of a continuance of that system of...
I have endeavoured to ascertain how the notes wou’d be in the Senate upon the nomination of Mr. Galatin to be Secretary of State. My information is that there are seventeen votes against him—ten Gentn. will vote for him, some of them reluctantly, and that there are seven doubtful votes. This information is obtained through sources not friendly to Mr. G —— but I fear it is correct as to the...
Will you permit an old and sincere Friend to congratulate his Country, on what Tomorrow Shall auspicially witness: from my Heart and Soul I rejoice at Your Elevation to the chief Magistray of our Union. Long, very long, may you en joy the best Health—as I am certain you will live long in the Blessings of the American people. With every Sentiment of perfect Respect and Esteem, for Yourself, and...
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...