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I am thus far on my journey in good health. Tomorrow by eleven oClock I hope to reach Albany. This is the third letter I have written to you since we parted. I passed last night at Doctor Bards. The young couple seemed as usual in the like circumstances happy, and the rest of the company were in good spirits. Betsey Church talked of paying a visit to day to her uncle Philip. My former letters...
I have the honor to transmit to you, an exemplified copy of an Act of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania entitled “An Act to ratify on behalf of the State of Pennsylvania, an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to the choosing of a President and Vice President of the United States” and am, with great consideration, and respect, Sir, your most...
9 August 1801, Gibraltar. No. 70. Encloses a copy of his letter to Captain Barron sent “ ⅌ Boats hird on purpose to go in quest of him to East and West.” Has just learned Barron was off Málaga two days earlier. The two Ragusan vessels with Tripolitan crews are being convoyed to Tetuán by a British vessel. Tripolitan admiral, officers, and a few seamen—totaling eighty—remain in vessels at...
Yours of the 13th. 14th. and 16th. were recieved in the evening of the 16th. I now return you the papers which accompanied them, to wit, the letters of Armstrong, Merry, Monroe, Claiborne, Sevier, Rhea, Clinton, Jones, Vail, Airth Skipwith, the Paris Commissioners, Livingston, Gavino, Wickelhousen, Swan, and Bp. Madison. A more disgusting correspondence between men of sense, than that of...
I am informed by a person on whom I can rely that he lately heard one Philo Murray declare that he was to have $5 per day to follow Comfort Tyler into the southwestern Country, that another attempt was to be made there to effect a dismemberment, and that in order to this a strong force from England was to be landed at N. Orleans in the month of June next or sooner. I am acquainted with Murray,...
On the 13th. instant I approved and signed the Act intituled “An Act making provision for defraying any extraordinary expences attending the intercourse between the United States & foreign nations,” which originated in the House of Representatives, and I shall in due season deposit it among the rolls in the office of the Secretary of State. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Some time in Jan: 1808, I informed you that De Witt Clinton at a caucus held at Ben: Cheethams, of what he called his house of Nobles, declaired that he was in possession of information which induced him to beleive that Mr. Jefferson and yourself were acting under the Secret influance of Bonaparte, and that you had a Majority in Congress attached to you & were hostile to the liberties &...
24 December 1804, Department of State. “In lieu of the commissions forwarded by the last mail for Messrs. Prevost and Brown, the habendum of which was during good behaviour, I have transmitted others for four years which is conformable with the letter of the law.” Letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 59, DL , vol. 14). 1 p. See JM to Claiborne, 15 Dec. 1804 , and n. 1. Prevost’s commission is printed in...
I have the honor to forward to y E. a letter from your estimable friend Mr. Mazzei, whom I left at Pisa on the 19th. Septr. recovering fast from his late dangerous illness. He desired me to take particular care of a Box containing 12 Bottles of Wine, which I should be glad to know if you wish to have forwarded to you by the Coasters going to Washington, or delivered to the Collector of the...
I had not the pleasure of receiving your complimentary note of the 9th ultimo with its enclosure untill yesterday: please to accept my Thanks for the attention you was pleased to favor me with. If the communication I made should ultimately prove useful, I shall be very glad indeed,—it is in safe hands; & the sorrow I shall feel from its not answering my expectations, will be mitigated by the...