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We have to acknowledge receipt of your favor of the 5th. Inst. inclosing B.notes for Three hundred & fifty dollars—We have paid Mr. Murchie Two hundred & forty three dollars 28 Cents being the Amount of the two sums mention’d in your letter with Int. for the amount paid on Account of McGehee we enclose you Mr M’s duplicate receipt—We received a few days ago advice from Philada. of the Nailrod...
Mr. Rodgers, who is the bearer of this takes with him a recommendation, from some of the principle Merchants of this City: for the appointment of Commercial Agent, at the Port of St. Iago. It is Considered by the Merchts. here as a very Important Station as well on Account of the extensive trade Carryd on, from America to it as that it is the Port to which most of the prizes taken by the...
My Friends and Children, Chiefs of the Osages, Missouris, Kansas, Ottoes, Panis, Ayowas, Sioux, Poutewattamies, Foxes and Sacs Your visit to us at this place has given me great pleasure and I am very thankful for your having taken the trouble of so long a journey for this purpose. But I hope it will turn out as useful to your own people as to us. I lament indeed the loss of several of your...
Your favour of the 15th: instt. came to hand last Evening and I thank you for the remarks it contains—Shortness of time, now prevents me from replying to them so fully as I should wish—My principal object at present is to inclose for your perusal a bill, which has pass’d the House of Representatives, and is now before the Senate “to regulate the clearance of armed merchant vessels”—The...
On account of the indisposition, & by particular desire of Mr. Claxton, I take the liberty of informing you, that the Sofas with their equipment, made for you in Philada., were shipped from there, consigned to Messrs. Gibson & Jefferson, Richmond, about the first of last month—This information is given you in order that you may make the necessary arrangement with your friends at Richmond to...
By the Schooner Emily—Capt Lauderburn have Sent you 80 Bundles Nail Rods 2.0.0.0 at £50 $266.67        porterage 1.33 $268 00 Bill of Lading sent to Gibson & Jefferson Richmond as ⅌ Your last orders we are respectfully Yours MHi : Coolidge Collection.
It appears by a letter from Messrs. Baring dated 9th Augt. last that they were in advance for St. 4263.12.5. on account of the British treaty fund. This arose from a considerable payment made by those gentlemen to defray the one half of the contingent expences of the board of Commissioners. I wish to be informed whether it is your intention that measures be taken to remit that sum to them, or...
I have the honor to inform you of my arrival here in safety on the 29th. Augst., and to acquaint you in general terms of the success which has attended my mission; refering for all the important and interesting particulars, to my dispatches which will be sent by the Hamlet. The Presidents congratulations, which I had the honor to address to His Royal Highness the Prince Regent on the 3d....
Your draft for $ 20.75 came safe to hand being the amt. of my demand for books sent you & is full of all accts. with me—my pamphlets are numerous, as yet I have not been able to make a complete list of them, when I do I shall send you a Catalogue, I am Sir with the greatest respect yr. oblidgd & vry hum Sert. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
J’ai reçu votre Lettre en date du 24. juillet, qui accompagnait Celle du gl La fayette, qui n’était qu’un duplicata de Celle que j’avais reçu précédemment de lui, et un mot du 20 fevrier ou il me refere a Sa précedente, me temoignant Le desir ou il est de recevoir de mes nouvelles; et tout Son desir pour prendre des arangements pour Se Liquider, avec Ces Créanciers. Je lui ais écris Le...
I am this moment arrived, and wish to know at what hour tomorrow you will condescend to see me.— I have the honor to be with the highest respect, Sir, your most obedient humble Servant— RC ( DLC ); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson—President of the United States”; endorsed by TJ as received from Washington on 20 Nov. and so recorded in SJL . Rhodes Hotel : William Rhodes kept a hotel on F...
The inclosed may perhaps merit enquiry. persons to be consulted on the survey of the coast. Robert Patterson Ellicott Briggs Garnet Bp. Madison Hasler Moore of the treasury it would be well to enquire of them also whether they know any persons whom they can recommend as capable of acting in the different parts. I presume a capability of determining the longitude by lunar observations will be a...
I inclose you a letter for T. B. Randolph containing his appointment as a Cadet. but the lodgings at the Military school at Westpoint being entirely full, he cannot be recieved there till the 1st. of March. indeed he could do nothing there sooner, as their vacation begins with November & ends with February. Genl. Dearborne proposed to me yesterday a new regulation respecting the Cadets. there...
In the ordinance of Congress of the 13th. July 1787, is the following passage describing the duties of the territorial Secretary: "It shall be his duty to keep and preserve the acts and laws passed by the legislature, and the public records of the District, and the proceedings of the Governor in his executive department." U. S. laws, vol. 2, page 560. Agreeably to the first and the last...
According to your desire I have sent you by post, N. As. for 98. 99. 06. 07. & 08    The two first have seen service and bear the usuel marks. English Almanacs for .09 & 10 may be had, but our own will soon be published, and will be preferable in many respects. Of the above five, two only have been purchased $2.50—the others are duplicates which I can spare without the least inconvenience. I...
A Geranium leaf—stolen from Mr. Jeffersons Cabinet on the 4 of July 1804. DLC : William Thornton Papers.
I wrote a few lines to you on the 14th. instant by the Jane (a small vessel bound to Boston) barely announcing My arrival at this place and enclosing a few public papers and a copy of the new civil code of France. Of this work their jurists speak highly, whatever they may think. Wishing to come at the character of Gen. T., which has been much a subject of Conversation here, and which cannot be...
to you that are interested in the public Welfare of your Country Whose greattest Ambition is to reas larning and genious to its greatest perfection and whose prinsiples is to reward merrit and incurage the Arts of Manufacturing our own Country produce in All its Various branches A Spechely this Branch of Business that is At A low ebb in our Country Namely Manufacturing of Cotton And printting...
When I last addressed you on the 1 Inst I had not received from my Vice Consul at Almeria the return of arrivals at that Port, down to the end of June; you will now find it inclosed. I do not transmit any from Motril, Vetera Malaga, or Marbella, as the Vessels which have loaded in whole, or part at these Places, were all dispatched from hence, and Consequently included in the List forwarded...
The second Petition of Jacob Ray most respectfully sheweth. That your Petitioner has now been nearly two years confined in the Prison of Washington County in the district of Columbia, under a sentence of the circuit court of said county, “ to be confined at hard labor for seven years ,” on a conviction of being concerned in passing, as true, a false or counterfeited note on the Bank of the U....
10 February 1805, New Orleans . “Colonel De Lassus formerly Lieutenant Governor of Upper Louisiana (with thirty Spanish Soldiers) is now in this City on his way to Pensacola; his Arrival was Announced to me by a Letter from the Marquis of Casa Calvo, of which the enclosure No 1 is a translation, and to which I returned the Answer No 2. The delay attending the evacuation of the Ceded Territory...
The trial of Mr. Selfridge begun on Tuesday last and finished on Friday. I attended nearly the whole time and as it may be some time before the trial will be published, it may be interesting to you to learn some of the particulars from a Spectator. The evidence on the part of the Defendant was opened by Mr: Gore in a very handsome style and the law as applicable to the facts which he expected...
I enclose three more applications for the office of collector of Gloucester vice Gibault deceased. You will perceive by Crowninshield’s letter that, notwithstanding his first recommendation in favor of Kittredge, he now seems to hesitate & wishes some delay in the appointment. This may be done without inconvenience as the deputy is by law authorized to act. I presume that Mr. C. is still in...
Depuis la lettre que j’ai eu l’honneur de vous adresser hier, j’ai reçu par votre Dépmt. des duplicates des dépêches de mon Gouvernement relatives aux Traités du 30 Avril parmi lesquelles se trouvent les lettres que j’ai l’honneur de vous adresser. Les paquets qui sont arrivés par le navire Amsterdam Packet venu de Bordeaux à Philadelphie se sont trouvés être sous le couvert de Monsieur...
Since the date of my letter to you of the 7th. Ulto. containing a paragraph on the Subject of Zedediah Snow, his Excellency the Minister of Marine has kindly given me an informal communication of the papers Seized upon him which are 1o. a Receipt of the Customs of the cape dated July 2. 1806. for the duties on the outward Cargo of Snow’s vessel. 2o. a Notarial act of Sale of the vessel called...
I was yesterday honored with your letter of the 13th.—I have been constantly imploy’d, since my arrival here, in examining the various sites contemplated for works of defence; the Vice president the Govr. and Col. Williams have been with us, and I presume we shall ultimately agree on such arrangements in regard to the defence of this place as you will approve, on as will give general...
Will you be so good as to peruse & return the inclosed? what Dupont says of N. Orleans will require a verbal explanation. he will probably be a very efficient instrument for us in that business, and I should very much wish to render him the personal service he asks as to paiments in Paris, if you find such an arrangement can be made agreeably to what is right & useful for us. it would lessen...
Letter not found. 19 January 1802. Acknowledged in Alexander Martin to JM, 27 Jan. 1802 , among others (see DNA: RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters Received Regarding Publishers of the Laws). Encloses a copy of the first law passed in the current session of Congress and a page of the octavo edition of laws printed in Washington; offers a contract to print the federal laws of the present session in...
Inclosed I have the pleasure to forward you by particular conveyance a packet of Leyden Papers which hope may duly reach you. In regard to Amn. Affairs in this quarter of the World, I have been advised from a respectable Channell that G B has by no means satisfied the demands of our Govt. but in lieu thereof, sent out a Special Mission to the U: S to arrange the matters there. This savours of...
I presume mr Randolph writes to you and informs you he continues well. he has rode twice on horseback; yesterday about 4. miles without feeling it. my fit of yesterday was so mild that I have some hope of missing it to-day. I write this in the morning, but will keep it open till the evening to add the result of the day. we both think we may very safely fix on Monday sennight for our departure,...
This is the fifth letter, Madam, that ⟨I shall⟩ have written to you, without yet having had ⟨the pleasure⟩ of knowing that one has reached your hands. This ⟨situation⟩ is matter of no small regret to us, and it would be still more perplexing and painful did we not understand th⟨at⟩ others of your friends are in a like situation. Being a common misfortune, we cannot impute it to any...
In answer to your letter of 12th. Inst. I take leave to submit the following observations on the article which you did me the honor to enclose for my consideration. Article 11. This article is intended to adjust the difference that exists between the parties relative to the neutral trade. It appears to me completely to admit the British claims, for it emphatically says "all articles &c &c...
You remember how anxious I was, when with you at Marseilles, to get the admirable olive of your canton transferred to my own country, and how much trouble you were so kind as to take to effect it. it did not happen that any one of those among whom the plants were distributed took up the plan with the enthusiasm necessary to give it success, and it has failed. Mr. John Couper of St. Simon’s...
Your favour covering a bill of lading has been duly recieved, as has also the package of books in good order: and I have now the pleasure to inclose you a draught of the bank of the US. at this place on that at Baltimore for 181D. 90c the amount. I pray you to be assured that I duly estimate this kind attention on your part & return you my thanks for the same. Accept my salutations and...
Since the date of my message of January 17th. a letter of the 26th. of November has been recieved from the Minister Plenipotentiary of the US. at London, covering one from the Secretary for foreign affairs of that government, which, being on the subject of that message, is now transmitted for the information of Congress although nothing forbids the substance of these letters from being...
A letter from you addressed to my Brother James Brown reached the post Office in Lexington a few days ago & was forwarded by the next Mail to Natchez where he has halted for the Summer having set out with his family for New Orleans in May last. I have thought it expedient to give this information in order to account to you for the delay which will necessarily attend his answer. The General...
7 December 1804, Richmond. “Having received through your politeness two letters from Mr. Monroe; In order to insure a certain and speedy conveyance to the Answer which it has become necessary that I should give, I take the liberty to forward the letter inclosed, to your Care, with a request that you will be so good as to suffer it to accompany your next dispatches to that Gentleman. His...
§ From Sylvanus Bourne. 8 July 1805, Amsterdam. “I had the honor to address you on the 6th Inst on the interesting letter from you of the 23 May & I have no doubt you will be convinced that I made no misrepresentation to you in the Case in question. Should you need a confirmation Mr. Biass of Baltimore will be ready I shou[l]d presume to give it as in a letter to me since my last arrival here...
Seeing that by the death of Thomas T. Davis Esquire first Judge of this Territory, it has become necessary for your Constitutional interposition to fill the Vacancy Occasioned in our Judiciary by this Gentlemans death and veiwing the great inconvenience which has heretofore arisen and the delays in our General Court on a number of instances, in consequence of the absence of Judge Davis from...
The bearer hereof Mr Alexander Stewart is well known to us—He is a Citizen of the United States. and has been Educated to the business of a Merchant in a reputable Counting House in Philadelphia—We feel confident of his merits and beg leave to recommend him as a Suitable person for the Consul for the United States for the City of Havanna in the Island of Cuba We are respectfully. and with the...
I have the honor to inclose you a Bill of Lading for two pipes of arruda Wine of the last Vintage, shipped by the Brig Neptune Captn Calvin Delano for New York. It is a very fine Wine & I think will prove satisfactory with a year or two’s age. I have sent two samples & shall request the Collector of New York, $D: Gelston Esquire to send the samples on to Washington. Should they please you...
22 October 1803, Barcelona . “I did myself the Honor of addressing you on the 15th. [not found] and to which I beg leave to refer. Enclosed I beg leave to hand you the Depositions of Mr Stirling, accompanied by a Bill of Sale for the Ship Pomona, as extracted from the Books of the Notary at War; also a Certificate of the Character and Standing of Mr S: Signed by the most respectable Merchants...
I have the honor to transmit to you authentic Copies of the Executive acts of the Governor of this Territory from the first of Jany 08 to the 30th. of June in the same year. The office of Atty General is held by me temporarily. It is offered to a gentleman at present in the Mississippi Territory whose answer has not been recieved. With great respect yo: ob. St. DNA : RG 59-TP-Territorial...
[here found] India ink on the inclosed—as I am a Littal Mortifyed you [Will] Shall the Contents DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
By letter from our Chargè Des Affaires at Tripoli of 27th. ult. we are informed that the Commodore Dale appeared before Tripoli the 26. that the Bashaw proposed a truce, but that his proposition was rejected. By the Danish Commodore I learn that the Raguse Brig, Ben Venuto, Captain Gio. Jercovich, which I dispatched express to the United States on the twentieth of April last, was in Malta late...
It is intended with the leave of Providence to settle a Gospel Minister in this Town, the solemnity to be performd on Wednesday the 6th. of October next, at which time it will be highly gratifying to Willm. and Abigail Cunningham to be honoured with a visit from your Excellency and Lady. the pleasant season for travelling, the high and well ventilated situation here, whch is favourable to...
In pursuance of my promise I have the honour to inform you that as soon as I recieved my instructions I sailed for Europe & had almost the whole way Eastwardly Winds—by which means the ship in which I arrived two hours agoe at Helder in Holland has had upwards of fifty six days passage—five of which we have been off the Texel & unable from the Winds to get in.—I propose to set out to morrow...
I have occasion to draw bills of exchange to the amount of about one thousand pounds sterling upon Messrs: Bird, Savage and Bird in London, and it appears by the newspapers that exchange on London is higher at Philadelphia than it is here—The bills will be at sixty days sight—If you can get any thing above par , or even par for such bills, to that amount, let me know by the return of the post,...
I hasten to transmit to you copy of a Decree issu ed by this government on the 3d. Inst, adopting the principles of the decree given at Milan on the 17 th Ulto by the Emperor of France, & conceived (as to the Enacting part) in precisely the same terms: This has been communicated to me by Mr. Cevallos in a note of yesterday’s date unaccompanied by any observation on it. I have the honor to be...
I recd by the last Mail your note fixing the time for your return. The Wash has put herself into a situation denoting a departure, but it is probable that a further delay is convenient for her compleat preparation. The dispatches will have made ready for her some time since, but the lights thrown on the Treaty by the gentlemen consulted, and the flaws which have successively disclosed...