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Being appointed a committee of the NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY (instituted in the year 1804) for the collection of Manuscripts and scarce Books, relating to the History of this Country, and hoping that it may be in your power to aid our researches, and to contribute to our collection, we beg leave to subjoin an extract from the first Report of the Society, which will explain the object. It is...
Je vous ai adressé, ce matin, par la poste, le dernier volume de mon dictionnaire. J’espère que les 3 volumes seront arrivés Sans accident. Il me Semble que M r Gibson aurait été beaucoup plus régulier commercialement parlant de ne débiter votre compte des 31 d lls qu’autant que son correspondant de Philadelphie lui eût envoyé un reçu de Moi, que certainement il eût éxigé si l’on m’eût payé...
I enclose to you what I deem a sine quâ non in finance— M r Monroe is in favor of it & M r Crawford desired the Com ee on a national Currency to write to him that he might introduce it to a limited amount of five or ten Million— M r Calhoun the Chairman promised to write,
I trust you will forgive my having so long delayed to answer your very kind letter of January 10 th —the reason has been that I could write nothing with certainty, until by passing the appropriation bill , the House of Representatives had sanctioned the agreement which was made with me by the President I have now the pleasure to say that I am authorized to paint four of the great Events of the...
In January 1815 I had the honor to forward you from New York , a small volume of Sermons delivered in that City, by the Rev Dr M c Leod , in the preceding Summer, adapted to the then reasonable expectation that an attack would be made on that part of our beloved Country by the British—To those Sermons you were pleased to give the testimony of your high approbation. That worthy Divine having...
Know all Men, by these presents That I, Thomas Jefferson , of Monticello in Virginia do subsitute—and Appoint— John Barnes , of George Town in the Territory of Columbia my Attorney in Fact for the purpose of Receiving from the Treasury of the United States —all Sums of Interest, due or to become due on any public Stock standing in the Name of Thaddeus Kosciusko . Now of Soleure in Swiserland...
Your Esteemed fav r 17 th Acknowledgs Recpt of the Certificates of Gen l Kosciusko ’s 6 ⅌Ct as well Bank Stock of Columbia—as specified—And now inclose you Copy of the form required —for you to Executed Execute —in Order—to my rec e iving the quarterly Interest, on the former—for the dividend on the Bank Stock—I trust is already satisfactory—adjusted—with Referance to the Gen ls
It must be a source of consolation to one like yourself approaching the close of a long & illustrious life, to see by anticipation, the praise which a grateful country will bestow on your memory, by reading what is unanimously accorded to the only one whose services can claim a preference to yours, in our struggle for freedom. That you may long live to enjoy these anticipations and that...
In several visits I made to Philad a after receiving your statement concerning young M c elhany, my inquiries about him was fruitless, at last I meet with him at a Watch -makers who had promised me notice when he should be found in the City. M r M c elhany seemed much confused when he spoke to me, on my asking him why he did not call on you before he left Charlotteville —he told me that he...
The inclosed proposals have been issued, after receiving the repeated solicitations of my late father ’s friends. I am, however, unwilling to effectuate them, unless sanctioned and encouraged by those for whom he often expressed the highest admiration and respect. Though fearful of obtruding myself upon your notice, I cannot refrain from soliciting your sentiments as to the propriety and...
I had the pleasure of receiving your letter , enclosing your bill in Equity , with the accompanying documents—with which, however, I have not yet had an opportunity to make myself acquainted. I expect to be detained here, until some day next week, and then to set out, with my family, on my return home. I shall pass through Louisa to see my friends there, where it is probable I may be detained...
Colo Taylor & myself, equally regret having troubled you with Mr Graham ’s papers, & feel Satisfied that you have expressed no opinion—I expected you would receive many letters in your retirement from those who have your happiness at heart, or wish the Sanction of your name to Support favorite opinions, but I had no idea that your labors were So great; I am only Surprised that you have...
I have received the honour of your letter and I take the liberty to forward you a copy of the catalogue of my books and Maps.—here are the documents You desire to have.   Rapport fait par Courtois , de l’examen des papiers trouvés chez Robespierre & Ses complices, Paris. 1. 8 vo Sewed. coarse paper. $1.75.   Œuvres d’ Archimède , traduites littéralement, avec commentaire par Peyrard ; ouvrage...
I received , duly, your very obliging favour with an accompanying recommendation of the Repository , which I caused to be published in six or seven Newspapers. It was all I could have wished.—I thank you for it most sincerely. It shall be given with a future n o of the Work.— Your life & Portrait are preparing for the second half volume.— M r Madison’s will be given in the 3 d — I should, I...
The situation that I have been in for some time past has prevented my answering your last letter and making my acknowledgements for your friendly attention to M r Armistead . I have the pleasure to inform you, your application procured M r A. an appointment that if he is prudent will enable him to support his family. A long and intimate acquaintance with you has given me a thorough knowledge...
M r Larkin Towles the bearer of this a Gentleman of respectability who has been living in the Neighbourhood being pleased with the Country returns for the purpose of Moving out in the spring & it being a good oportunity M rs Sthreshly has written to the Ladies to collect & send her out Some Garden Seed Flower Roots & s h rubs & in addition to which will you be good enough to send me some...
Permit me to present to you the Bearer D r Stevenson , a very interesting young gentleman of New York , who is about to embark for Europe but makes a previous visit to the Southward. He has lately returned from Lake Superior & can give you a good account of what he has seen on his Journey, & also of the present state of public sentiment in New York . I hope to receive by his return an...
The enclos’d letters were given me by my friends knowing that it was my intention (before M rs Derby s and my departure for Europe ) to visit you at your seat in Virginia . but circumstances preventing I take the liberty to enclose them to you at the same o time observing that M rs Derby and myself should feel doubly delighted should you feel be inclind to forward us Letters to Boston
Our Society will be highly gratified if you will permit us to insert your name amongst the Members who are desirous of promoting the objects we have in view— RC ( DLC: TJ Papers , 209:37298); undated; endorsed by TJ as received 23 Feb. Recorded in SJL as received 23 Feb. 1817. With this letter Law may have enclosed two works related to the Columbian Institute for the Promotion of Arts and...
I had the pleasure to receive the letter which you forwarded to me through Col: Trumbull , & to apply it, with the best effect, to the purpose for which it was intended. Congress passed a law, under which a contract has been concluded with him, for the painting of four pieces; the declaration of Independance; the surrender of Burgoyne , that of Cornwallis ; & the resignation of Gen l...
M r Derby a well known gentleman of Boston , has told me how he desired to pay a visit to Virginia , and to have the honor of being presented to you. Though his known caracter be a competent passport every where, still he is persuaded that decency requires that he be presented by some one of your acquaintances, and wishes me to perform this function. I am very glad to have this occasion of...
The interest you have taken in the manufactures of our Country, has induced me to offer for your examination the scraps of cloth herewith enclosed; they are from peices spun & wove in my own family, and dressed in this neighbourhood by a native born American. Either of the peices would afford a profit at $3 dolls a yard, single width. Let the enemies of American manufactures say what they...
Some time ago you Said you had Some idea of painting your house again, we have now on hand the best English white Lead and Spanish brown ground in oil in quarter kegs, the price will be $4 ½ ⅌ keg for the former and $3 ⅌ keg for the latter, should you want any you can write me, our markets are Steady Flour $14 and dull Tob o from $7. to 12 in demand. RC ( MHi ); endorsed by TJ as received 6 5...
Monsieur le Général Lafayette m’avait fait la faveur de me donner une lettre pour me présenter devant vous; le désir de jouir de l’honneur d’approcher de votre personne m’avait fait différer jusqu’ici de vous remettre cette lettre, espérant toujours qu’une occasion heureuse me procurerait cet avantage Si précieux pour moi. Mais de nouveaux ordres éloignant à cet égard mes espérances, je ne...
I wrote on the 9 th instant enclosing you the prospectus it has not yet been returned I have received the 3 rd & 4 th proofs in the due course of the mail from the date of your return i ng them RC ( DLC ); endorsed by TJ as received 27 Feb. 1817 and so recorded in SJL ; with notation by TJ beneath endorsement: “his   9 th
In Compliance with your request, we have transmitted to the manager of the Boston Glass manufactory , the order you favor’d us with, under date the 9 th Inst, for One Hundred and ten panes of best quality Window Glass, which we have requested to be pack’d with special Care, in order to ensure its safe transportation— On its arrival here, we shall deliver it to your Correspondent M r Gibson ,...
Mrs A.A had the kindness to Send me inclosed N o of the Month Rep—to convey it, after its perusal, to Monticello . I expect, it is the only one on our continent. That excellent Lady received it from her Son at the court of St. James . Although I regret, that there has not been complied with my injunctions—Still I rejoyce at the publication, and can find reasons to palliate this appearing...
we have postponed the Consideration of the turnp i ke Contemplated from Rockfish Gap to Lewis’ ferry . my Colleague proposed to turn pike each road to the River to this I objected & prefered postponing I have been Some embarrassed in this Case on Acc t of So many applications. we Shall be up tomorrow RC ( DLC ); addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Montecello”; franked; postmarked Richmond , 20...
I take pleasure in communicating to you the fate of the Bill incorporating a Company to Turnpike the Road from Rock Fish Gap to Moore’s Ford , A motion was made by M r Thweatt this morning to postpone it indefinitely which succeeded, a similar motion was made by me some days since but was lost by a small majority Be pleased Sir, to present my affectionate regards to M rs R — & family— & be...
The Bill respecting the Turnpike from Rockfish Gap was this day postponed indefinitely in the House of Delegates . Col: yancey , as I am informed by M r Thweat , did every thing in his power to push the Bill thro’ the House , after having consented to lay it on the table for the Balance of the session. The Bill for calling taking the sense of the people as to the expediency of calling a...
There are so many motives for visiting Monticello , that it is no wonder all are ambitious to do so. M r Derby , a gentleman of Boston and greatly in esteem among those who have the pleasure of his acquaintance, desires to pay his respects to you, and I know how largely I shall promote his gratification in thus affording him an opportunity. Inducements more than common, operate with M r Derby...
I have been waiting till this Day to obtain a Copy of the List of Patents, and lose not a moment in writing to you.— Colonel Trumbull has been here some time, & has expressed satisfaction on viewing the Copy I made of your Portrait. I have placed it in the Congressional Library , in a very superb gilt Frame, that when the members view the works by w ch the inside of your head was so well...
I have received the letter which you have done me the honor to write to me on the 26 th ult o . It would have done great pleasure to the Historical Committee to have contributed to the restoration of the interesting MS. of which your letter gives an account; but the one in their possession, and which, by their order, I have the honor to enclose, is entirely different from that which you...
A Society has been established at this place for the promotion of Agriculture and rural affairs A Book entitled the ‘Arator’ by Col o Taylor of Caroline V a has awakened us to a sense of the importance of the subject and has shown us how little we knew of a pursuit on which not only our own individual comfort depends, but also the prosperity and independence of our country. A few spirited...
In compliance with the request contained in your letter of the 1 st of Sept r last I do myself the pleasure to inform you that there have arrived here, via Charleston , consigned to my care, two cases of Tuscan wine sent to you by our Consul at Leghorn in the Brig Saucy Jack, which, according to your directions, I shall have forwarded by the first good opportunity to Mess rs Gibson & Jefferson...
I recd. yesterday yours covering the letter of Mr. Spafford, which was forwarded to him as you suggested: His object in communicating it I collect only from its contents. He probably exhibited it as a proof of the spirit and views of the Eastern States during the late war. As with you the weather here has of late been remarkable both for the degree & continuance of Cold, and the winter...
I recd. yesterday yours covering the letter of Mr. Spafford, which was forwarded to him as you suggested. His object in communicating it, I collect only from its contents. He probably exhibited it as a proof of the spirit and views of the Eastern States during the late war. As with you the weather here has of late been remarkable both for the degree & continuance of Cold, and the winter...
I rec d yesterday yours covering the letter of M r Spafford , which was forwarded to him as you suggested: His object in communicating it I collect only from its contents. He probably exhibited it as a proof of the spirit and views of the Eastern States during the late war. As with you the weather here has of late been remarkable both for the degree & continuance of Cold, and the winter...
Your Kind Letter was sent to me at Richmond where I was gone with my guardian M r M c Candlish , in hope of hearing a favourable decision of my cause from the General assembly and for the purpose of endeavouring to make fall the thick veil under which my affairs Lay conceald. In the first place, Sir, I render you my most sincer and greatful thanks for the goodness which you had to recommend me...
Your letter post marked the 8 th of Feby did not arrive here till last evening which will account to you for the delay in my reply.—I hasten now, to comply with your request by enclosing a Spa in chy vs the directors of the Rivanna company —As you appear to be anxious that this Spa Should be immediately served I have caused it to be directed to the Sheriff of Albemarle to be executed.—Such...
I have received your favor of the 9 th Ins t and am sorry to find that M r Dufief had not received the money you directed to be paid to him thro’ the agency I had directed, and more particularly so, as I apprehend that another small sum, which was to have been paid to the Collector is in the same situation—Not having myself any transactions with Philad a I applied, on the receipt of your...
we are yet in Session & I am truly tired of debating I have waited thus long before I have acted on the Contemplated turnpike from Rockfish Gap to Lewis’s ferry the people of Charlottesville have directed me to fix a Deposit at Lewis’s ferry for them as a place lower down would Subject them to additional expence we have talked of turnpiking to each each ford but as the An Road to Secretaries...
je ne Saurai vous dire my dear Sir, combien une lettre de vous me cause d’émotion il me Semble que c’est vraiment d’un autre monde qu’il m’arrive une voix Si pure et qui parle de Si haut— Souvent les larmes me viennent aux yeux je ne Sais pourquoi, Seulement parce que notre pauvre france est Si loin de tout ce que vous rèpandez de lumieres autour de vous— Serons nous libres une fois dans ce...
an Accurrence took place som time past, w h caused a desire to write to thee, hoping som imbecility of a mind frequently weak, need not always separate friends, to wit Reading our friend Ch s Thomsons Synopsis on the Evangelists, a thing New to me. & agreeable, particularly a Note appearing to Reconcile the apparently different genealogies, of the Lord Jesus , given in Matt w & Luke.—for th’o...
From the best Information I can procure here The Composition for lining Cisterns consists of ⅕ German Terrace or Cement (an imported Article) mixed with ⅘ of Lime. This mixture is said to be perfectly insoluble, and even to harden in water. I regret that this trifling piece of Information is the only method I have of evin c ing my grateful sense of your kind hospitality, and of the essential...
I forwarded to you a few days ago by the mail, a print of the characters distinguishable on the Chaldean bricks , lately brought to New york . It did not seem likely at that time, I should trouble you so soon again. But the request of Richard C. Derby Esq. to carry a note of introduction to you, determines me to put pen to paper sooner than I expected. This gentleman informs me he intends to...
I submitted the Indenture I recieved from you to the Directors at a meeting which they held a few days ago since, when all were present. tho’ none of them had attempted a similar instrument, it was generally determined that yours, in several parts, was exceptionable. I was instructed to draw up one from yours, according to their ideas of what would be right; which I now inclose together with...
By the above extract you will see the course which the Directors have determined finally to pursue. this may surprise you perhaps after the last conference which you held together, as they then thought the canal would afford the best course, and seemed to accede to the propositions you made. but upon further consideration of all the circumstances, the responsability which would attach to them...
The petition of Count Barziza was rejected some time past in the House of Delegates I have kept a watchful eye on the Turnpike Bill to which you desired me to attend. M r Thweat has shewn a very friendly anxiety on the occasion. I spoke to several of my friends in the low House of Delegates , to cooperate with him. M r Maury has been ill nearly the whole of the session. But an agreement has...
Yours of the 27th ult has been with me three or four days the 20 Dollars which it Contained are at your Credit for which accept my thanks this day fortnight I sent you the third proof which has not yet been returned and it is ten days since the fourth proof was sent off and it has not returned I delayed answering two or three days in hopes that they might be with me in that time and that I...