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I have received your favor of the 28th. ult, and shall thank you to name the sum, which would be thought a reasonable compensation to the Counsel you associated with you, in the prosecution against Messrs. Smith & Ogden. If the grounds of the verdicts are sufficiently understood to admit of a statement, or if any incidents attended the trial of a nature to influence or explain the result, I...
When you were here to offer me your service for the next year, we separated on the subject of price. I offered you 120. Dollars, & you asked an hundred & fifty for the year’s service. I have concluded to give you your asking of an hundred & fifty dollars, with the allowance of 600. lb of pork, & corn as usual. the emploiment the first year will be as a carpenter with 2 or 3 men under you, for...
We had the pleasure to write to you by Mr. Gorham on the 2nd. of Feby. and to transmit a copy of our first note to Mr. Cevallos, and of the Project which we presented him for the adjustment of all differences between the U. States and Spain, as also of his answer to it, which we had then just received. We now forward the sequel of the correspondence, by which it appears that we are as distant...
It appearing that William Eaton Esqr. late Consul of the United States at Tunis did on the 9th. of August 1802, in his official capacity, enter into an instrument of writing acknowledging to have received from Sidi Haggi Junis Ben Junis, a Tunisian Merchant, the sum of thirty four thousand Spanish milled dollars, as a loan for the use of his public agency; and Richard V. Morris Esqr. having on...
The road through Ravensworth is rendered absolutely impassable for a four wheeled carriage by a single change made lately by one of the mr Fitzhughs in his plantation. you must not therefore attempt it, but go on to Fairfax C.H. & there turn off to Songster’s. Bull run is now passed at an excellent ford, and the hills by a great deal of work have been made quite good. the road between Elkrun...
26 April 1804, Norfolk. “I take the liberty of enclosing to you Mr. Marrast’s Certificate of Cit[iz]enship—his wish is to obtain from you a protection such as is usually granted. Permit me to ask the favor of you to return Mr. Marrast’s Certificate if not contrary to form.” RC ( DNA : RG 59, ML ). 1 p.; docketed by Brent, with his notation: “Passport for John Marrast.”
I have had a great desire, & for many years, of Improving in the Arts, & Sciences.—& Espiscally in those arts, that I was bred up in, which was that of Fulling, Dying, & Dressing Woolen goods.—This desire I have Instill’d into four Sons of mine; one of which, has Invented a Shearing Machine, & Recd. Letters Patent.—Two others, older then Friend the Patentee has purchas’d half of that Patent, &...
18 July 1802, “near the Old Bridge,” Washington. “I take the liberty of writing a few lines soliciting your Patronage to procure a Clerkship, as Copyist, in the Office of the Treasurer .… I am told that the duties are extremely easy, and can be performed by a Common Capacity.… I have long depended on Your humanity for being placed in a Situation more permanent than Painting for my Support.” RC...
On this morning; (accompanied by the Mayor of the City Mr Petot) I visited the ground adjacent to the Canal of Carondulet, and find the Land low, and in some parts subject to be overflowed;—But my impression is, that the whole may easily be reclaimed, and will soon be valuable.— The Commons of the City as explained by the Mayor, and as he said, were defined in a Grant issued by a french...
I have just now heard of an opportunity from Havre. I am doubtful whether my letter will arrive in time for it. I therefore confine myself to inform you that Genl Bernadotte is named Minister to the United States in the place of Otto who will be employed here. Genl Bernadotte is brother in law to joseph Bonaparte & is a very respectable man & has the character of a decided Republican. I have...
Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to mr Young and returns him the Vigogna shawl & Map of S. America with his thanks for the opportunity of inspecting them. he had never before seen the cloth of the Vigogna wool or fur in the piece. nothing certainly can be more beautiful. he had, while in Europe seen two or three instances of coats of that manufacture; but he understood it was a royal one...
Your favor of Dec. 30. was recieved on the 12th. of Jan. and I now inclose you a draught of the bank of the US. of this place on that at Norfolk for D 69.50 c the amount of the cask of Lisbon Malmesey forwarded for me by you to Messrs. Gibson & Jefferson of Richmond. Accept my salutations & assurances of respect DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
§ From Hugh Lennox. 15 May 1806, Kingston. “I have to inform you of my safe arrival here on the evening of the 10th. Inst. I took an early opportunity on the 13th to pay my respects to Admiral Dacres Commanding on this Station, and was received with marked attention, next day the 14th I opened my office of Agency in this City as you will sea advertized in the daily courant herewith. “As yet I...
10 July 1801, New York. Reminds JM that the Peace and Plenty is loaded and prepared to sail for Tunis. Awaits return of papers sent to State Department 24 June. “This Shipment nearly completes the Stores demanded by the Tunisian powers.” RC ( DNA : RG 59, ML ). 1 p.
Yours by yesterday’s post has been recieved, & I now return you the letters of Yznardi, Wilkinson, Cathcart, Clinton, Toulman & Turreau. In the answer to the latter I think it would be better to lay more stress on the constitutional bar to our furnishing the money, because it could apply on an occasion of peace as well as war. I submit to you therefore the striking out the words ’It is not Etc...
On the 6th. of April Ult: I had the honor to answer a Circular dated the 26th. of August 1802, containing your Instructions, respecting the expenditures of public money, for the relief of distressed Seamen abroad; the Sum stipulated by Congress being inadequate to their support in this Country, I begg’d to be advised, how I should act in supporting those in future, who may apply for...
The fall of the arch or Vault of the Court room in the North Wing of the Capitol on Monday last, & the death of Mr. Lenthall who was buried in its ruins, must be known to you through the medium of the National Intelligencer & the Monitor in all its circumstances. Among the multitude of vexations, regrets, & business which this unfortunate event has thrown upon me, I feel extremely mortified...
I recieved last night your favor of the 12th. I can say with truth that I do not remember ever to have recieved such a paper as is the subject of your letter. I might ascertain this by a recurrence to my files; but it is unnecessary for another reason. it is so important to the public service that I should be the center of information as to whatever concerns them, that in order to induce it to...
12 April 1805, Salem, North Carolina . “Although I have not the pleasure of being personally acquainted with you I take the liberty to adress you on the following subject, by yesterdays Mail I received a letter from a Mrs. Elizabeth Rea living in Columbia Southcarolina whose Husband a certain Mr. Alexander Rea was the bearer of the Votes for President & Vicepresident of the unitedstates from...
This opportunity by Mr. Jos. Monroe, enables me to make a request, so early, that no other can have anticipated me in it; which may secure what I request should there be no other considerations—I have presumed, from report and other circumstances, that Mr. James Monroe will continue in Europe as resident Embassador, and should I be correct in the presumption, it is my ardent wish, to be placed...
Tomorrow I shall remit for you to mr Bacon 100. D. in recovering the passage of the S.E. offices, (which I believe is now covered with shingles on laths) the shingles are to be taken carefully off, leaving the laths, then nail on them a coat of perpendicular sheeting, and shingle on that. I wish this to be done immediately. I present you my salutations. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
It being understood that Morales means to settle himself at New Orleans, and that his temper and his treasures, his connections and his views, may render him a mischievous member of the society, his removal to some other part of the United States, where he would be unimportant and harmless, would be agreeable to the President. Perhaps it may be in your power to bring this about, without...
I received your favor of the 2d. no wine having yet arived I hardly beleive any will, but should any arive, you can have what you please of it, tho if you should want, I can procure at any time for you, what you shall order, of as good wine & same kind, shpped by the house in Madeira, that in London & those in Madeira, I have heard have disagreed. I am glad to hear of other wines being...
I become with pleasure a subscriber to your paper, the Political barometer . you will oblige me by information of the most convenient place where I can pay the subscription. this would be the most so; but I could have it done in Philadelphia. accept my wishes for it’s success and my respects. PrC ( DLC ); at foot of text: “Messrs. Mitchell & Buel”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso. TJ received...
6 June 1804, Auditor’s Office. “Statement of Certain Credits claimed by Rufus King Esqr, respectfully Submitted by the Auditor to the Secretary of State.” Sterling Dolls. Cents “1st. Amount paid General Lafayette beyond the Sum appropriated for his use by Congress. (This has been passed to the debit of Mr. King on a separate and distinct Statement made at the Treasury.) 4895.09 2nd Advance to...
I recd. your Favr. by the Son of Dr Logan; & tho’ I cannot take him into my Family, at present, yet I will, with great Satisfaction, make a Point of having him established in a Manner which cannot fail of being agreable. I will also superintend his Education with Zeal; & I trust, with that Success which will neither disappoint the Solicitude of a Parent, nor be unworthy of your Recommendation....
I send you my account for the last three months. The only charge of consequence is for the Post Office which is to me a very disagreeable one because they will give no Voucher. I have applied to them repeatedly & they always say they never do. While almost every American who has friends or Business in Madrid incloses his letters & packets under cover to me & particularly while large Bundles of...
I have the honor to transmit you herewith a list of the American Vessels arrived at this Port from the month of December last to all June, and beg leave to observe that two more came in about a fortnight ago, which being still in quarantine are not comprized and will of course be included in the next List. One of these the Brig Fitz William Capn. Goldsbury of Boston, coming from Leghorn to...
I have now the pleasure to inform you that from the Returns I have seen from several Counties of this State and accurate information received from others our republican Candidates for Governor and Lt Governor, to wit, Chief Justice Lewis and Mr. Broome, will be elected by a majority of at least 8000, notwithstanding their Opponents were supported by the united and vigorous Exertions of the...
15 March 1803, Lisbon. Notes that his previous letter was sent by the Eunice to Alexandria and enclosed copies of his correspondence with Almeida, the last semiannual list, Lisbon and Belém port charges, and his account. Since part of the charges in the account are probably not provided for by law, submits them entirely to the government’s discretion. Received “this day” a duplicate of JM’s 14...
Mr. Madison the Secretary of State being not yet arrived at this place, and a favorable apportunity of addressing you, offering itself by a government vessel going to France with our late convention with that country, I avail myself of it being authorized by the President of the United States to perform the duties of this department per interim. The Country in which you reside having as well...
At the request of our friend the Honbl John Milledge, we have Shipped to your address, to the Care of Messrs. Falls & Brown Merchants in Baltimore, Two tierces containing each two Bushels Cotton Seed—the one of Green Seed, the other of the Sea Island black seed—which we hope will get Speedily & Safely to hand, and, upon trial, equal your expectations. The Said Seed is shipped on board the...
I have received your Favor of the eighth Instant and am looking out for an Opportunity to send on the Plate, concluding you will some how or other take the whole Set. You say you have Forks and Spoons enough. In that Case it will be better to sell them, which can always be done to Advantage, and take those belonging to the Set which if I remember right are made of a Pattern to suit the Rest....
I inclose you a charge by mr Hanson against Capt Smith & Lieutenants Davis & Dobbins of the militia, as having become members of an organized company, calling themselves the Tar-company, avowing their object to be the tarring & feathering citizens of some description. altho in ordinary cases the animadversions of the law may be properly relied on to prevent what is unlawful, yet with those...
The subject in which we have been engaged, is so fully before you in our publick communications, that there remains only one point for us to make any remarks on to you in a private one; that is, what will be best for our government to do in the present unexpected and disagreable business. We do presume that it will be impossible to leave it in its present state. The injuries which our people...
(a) after ‘others’—the insertion of “with commissions”—seems necessary, as others refers to the armed vessels—not to commissns. (b) Instead of “under the controul”it may be well to insert some such phrase as “unreached by any controul” in order not to sanction a plea agst. indemnification, drawn from an acknowledgment on our part that the enenormities were uncontroulable. (c) “as unprofitable...
§ From William C. C. Claiborne. 24 January 1806, New Orleans. “I have the honor to enclose you a Copy of a statement made me on Oath, by Stephen a free black man; I do not credit it in whole; I however, have no doubt, but that the free people of Color have been tampered with, and that some of them are devoted to the spanish Interest. “Mr. Morales is yet in this City, and should I not an [ sic...
I take the earliest Opportunity to inform you of the arrival of the French Squadron at this Port on the 6th inst. with 4 or 5000 troops, and that peaceable possession was taken of this Town and the neighbouring Forts the Same Evening. Genl. Richpanse with most of the Squadron has gone down to Basseterre, where it is beleived Resistance will be made by the Blacks. An Embargo was laid...
Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to mr Pelham and his thanks for the system of the notation of sounds which he has been so kind as to send him, and which he will certainly peruse with pleasure at the first leisure moment. strongly sensible of the importance of a reformation in the notation of the sounds of the English language, he yet despairs of it but in a small and slow way. Voltaire...
You will confer a favor on me by giving me an answer to my request of Thursday last . I hope you will comply with it, as it will enable me to recover that station, in point of property, I once held. I enclose a note, by way of memorandum. I remain, With respect, Your humble Sevt. RC ( MHi ); with note by TJ adjacent to closing: “I returned the note to him without answer. Th :J.”; at foot of...
Donaldson, Penrose & Lucas appointed commissioners for upper Louisiana, and Thompson, Trimble & Vacher appointed for the western district of the Orleans territory have all accepted. Of the three appointd for New Orleans, we have received no answers from Gurley or Coburn, and Sebastian declines. His letter is now enclosed together with sundry recommendations received after the appointments had...
Receive my assurances of obligation for the politeness and punctuality with which you have answered my question .—Altho’ I conceived it proper, without any loss of time, to make such applications as might insure the preservation and advancement of the Museum, particularly as at the present moment many of the articles are piled in confusion on each other for want of Room; Yet I have determined...
I received your letter here on my return from the Court of Erors & Appeals at Philadelphia. I send you my Copy of the memoirs, with some [emendations] and marginal notes, which tho they do not ornament the pages, will serve to explain some passages which the errors of the press converted into nonsense. I laboured under a very dangerous, and very painful illness while I composed my part, and I...
Your friendly letter of the 4th instant I received yesterday—I should earlier have written to you had I followed only the impulse of my feelings. It was not however my wish to add to your other cares anxiety for my poor little Orphans. Francis was extremely ill two days after my arrrival here, and his situation was the more distressing because I had not the sympathy or aid of any friends, the...
Le Cit. Pichon prend la liberté de prier Monsieur le Président des Etats Unis de vouloir bien agréer l’expression du regret qu’il a eprouvé d’apprendre le depart de cette ville de Monsieur le Prèsident avant d’avoir pu lui présenter ses devoirs. Le Cit. Pichon, avait cru entendre de la bouche de Monsieur le Secre. d’Etat que Mr. jefferson devait rester jusqu’a vendredi prochain; L’equivoque...
I do myself the honor to Enclose a Postcript of a letter received last night from One from your friends.—Is it not easy to Counter Order this intention—I have the honor to be/ your Obedt. Servt DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson. P.S. The Cotten Seed is the present federal Theme, however proper it might be for Mr Jefferson as Mr. Jefferson to comply with a Request from an Agricultural Society,...
I request you to be pleased to place in the Branch Bank at Boston two thousand dollars from the appropriations for Barbary Intercourse, to the credit of James L. Cathcart, who is to be charged with the same. I am &c. DNA : RG 59—DL—Domestic Letters.
§ From Carlos Martínez de Yrujo. 29 October 1805, “Near Philadelphia.” Because some Spanish privateers have detained several ships that seemed to be American and taken them to Spanish ports, the United States minister in Madrid has made several complaints on the subject; the ministry of state having informed the ministry of marine about them, some of the said vessels have been set at liberty...
The President of the United States, will be pleased to pardon one of his faithfull Subjects: If his Pointer Dogs should leap over the higest part of the Wall in search of their proper Game If they should tress pass in killing any Sheep, or tame fowl. I will answer for all damages by Peril of being put to Jail, but if the contrary the sheep will follow them, the President will grant me this...
The Representatives of the people of Tennessee concieve it to be their duty to express their entire approbation of the Measures pursued by the Federal Government since the commencement of your administration and a full and complete confidence that such measures will be adopted as will maintain the respectability of the United States abroad—and promote the interest and harmony of our fellow...