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Yours of the 14 24 th May came duly to hand, The plan you have determined on of furnishing your state with merino sheep, is another proof of your zeal for the independance of your country, but that is nothing new. Sir, when Colo. Humphreys was here in this city some time ago, he put us all to silence with the constant sound of patriotism and his great exertions to promote domestic...
I have availed myself of the first moment of leisure that occurred, to look into the question, mentioned in my last , concerning the locality of the action of trespass . The result of my inquiry is a belief that Livingston’s suit cannot be Sustained. an action of trespass may be brought in the Court of King’s Bench, for a battery and false imprisonment committed in Minorca , or for taking away...
Yours of May 28 is just recieved, & I return the account of Farrel & Jones against B.S. which it covered. the paiments of F. & J. of Sep. 7. 69. on mr Wayles’s draughts debited to B.S. I cannot explain by memory, & especially as I have not mr W’s
Your very kind and welcome letter arrived yesterday and completely reanimated my frame which was almost congeal’d by the intense cold of these frozen regions it is now June and only the day before yesterday we had a Snow storm I verily believe my dear Mother had not the electric shock which the very unexpected good news your ever watchful kindness sent me us to cheer our painful exile from...
your good Aunt Adams has made us a most agreeable visit—I wish you could accompanied her—She says you look relaxed, & are very unwell—That you are pressed with business, which you are obliged to attend yourself, & that induces you to set up late a nights—I have been long of the opinion, that midnight Oil never enriched the mind, nor the Purse—But in its consequences impoverished both—for...
I am about to take a liberty my good friend, which must remain a secret . It is to invite you to visit Washington immediately . I have deliberated for the last Two weeks, on the propriety of my doing this and on finding that you are not likely to be made acquainted with the necessity for your aid , I determine to act consistant with that regard & friendship I feel for you & which I know you...
I have recd. your favor of the 31. May, accompanied by the specimens of wool, & followed by the opportunity of seeing your fine Rambuillet Merino Ram. I am much obliged by these marks of politeness, & particularly by the expressions of personal kindness which you have added to them. I have long thought that in the œconomy of our rural establishments, we ought by reducing the number of Black...
I have recd. your two letters of the 25. & 30. Ult. I have not yet seen any of the Secretaries to whom you have written on the subject of the papers relating to the Batture. I take for granted they will readily comply with your request. Mr. Gallatin is absent on a visit to his Farm in the Western parts of Pennsa. But his chief Clk will I presume be able to furnish the papers, if any, lying in...
I have heard with great regret, that you should have been disturbed in your Retirement, by that restless and I fear most unprincipled man Edward Livingston . The Affair of the Batture , has assumed a Shape I had not anticipated; But whatever View of it may be taken, I feel assured (if the principles of immutable Justice should prevail) that the pretensions of Mr Livingston will be found...
The enclosed copy of the order given from this department for the removal of the intruders on the batture is the only document relative to that subject which an examination of the files this morning has exhibited. Should any further evidence occur, or be pointed out by your own recollection, it will be transmitted without delay. The paper herewith enclosed being a certified copy, will, it is...
I have rec d your two letters of the 25. & 30. Ult . I have not yet seen any of the Secretaries to whom you have written on the subject of the papers relating to the Batture . I take for granted they will readily comply with your request. M r Gallatin is absent on a visit to his Farm in the Western parts of Penns a . But his chief Clk will I presume be able to furnish the papers, if any, lying...
Being requested by “ the Society of Artists of the United States ,” now forming in this city to transmit to you a Copy of their “Constitution,” I would beg leave herewith to enclose it;—should the establishment of an institution of this nature meet your approbation, the Society would consider themselves much honored by your signature & support. The pleasure & readiness you have always...
I recieved your letter of the 14 , not ( untill the 28 when I immediately bought the oil, but there has not been a boat from Milton since, by which I could sent send it; the first few bottles cost a Dollar by the bottle
I have had the Honor to receive your Letter of the 30 th Ult. and in compliance with the request it contains I have now the pleasure to send you such of the Papers in this Office relative to the Batture , as can be prepared in time for the Mail of today. The residue shall be forwarded by the next Mail. RC ( DLC ); in John Graham’s hand, signed by Smith; at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esq r...
List of Papers sent to M r Jefferson 4 th June 1810— Gov r Claiborne’s Letter. 3 d Sep r
Yours of the 29 th ult , I had the pleasure of receiving yesterday. Having I believe a very clear- view of all matters of Account in detail now pending, I feel much confidence and certainty in advising the application of the £210.—provided you are satisfied that you never paid the actual money to the Exors of John Fleming —For the surv g executor Judge Fleming waited on the Commissioner with...
Having already written to Mrs Adams, by this conveyance, my dear Madam, I cannot think of losing, so favorable an opportunity, of repeating my thanks for your kind care of l my beloved Children; of whose happiness and welfare, I have a full conviction while under your protection—Never untill now , did I so sensibly feel the loss, of the little property I was once taught to expect, I might then...
5 June 1810, Department of State. Acknowledges letters and enclosures from Armstrong received on 21 May. Protests strongly against France’s decision to seize American vessels as announced in the letter from the duc de Cadore to Armstrong [14 Feb. 1810]. Describes French policy as “an act of violence, which under existing circumstances is scarcely less than an act of war [and] necessarily...
Your letter dated Apr. 29. never came to my hands till our last post of the 1 st inst. the research it desired has occupied some time. I am not in the habit of stating my accounts in a ledger, depending on a very exact entry of all pecuniary transactions in a journal. settling most things at short hand, this answers sufficiently; but in those of long standing the research becomes...
Captain Thomas of the Express, a vessel belonging to Mr: W. R. Gray arrived here a few days ago, and brought me your kind favour of 31. Decr: and 12. January—It was the second letter from you, that I have had the pleasure of receiving, and after several months of expectation gave me new reason for rejoycing at the final release of these regions from the chains of Winter. The ship Horace,...
A. C. Cazenove has the honour of acknowledging the receipt of Mr. Madison’s note of the 30th. Ulto. with an inclosure for Madeira, which will go per brig Columbia expected to sail tomorrow, now detained for want of seamen; to inform him that an other vessel will sail from hence for that port in 8 or 10 days, & he will be happy in forwarding by her any letter Mr. Madison may be pleased to...
I had the Honor to forward to you by the last Mail, most of the Papers belonging to this Department, which relate to the Batture . I now send the residue and should add to them a copy of the Instructions under which the Marshal took possession of that Property, were they to be found on our Records. RC ( DLC ); in John Graham’s hand, signed by Smith; at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esq r...
List of Papers sent to M r Jefferson 6 th June 1810 —from the Dept of State. Three Letters from M r Livingston to the Sec y of State the one without date the others dated
I have caused one of our papers of to-day to be forwarded to you: it contains an enquiry applicable to yourself; and, though the receipt of the paper might apprize you of the purpose for which it was sent, yet, sir, I thought it due to your station, character and consequence, to accompany “The Whig” with this note, which is written to assure you, that no disrespect was meant by the insertion...
The delicate situation of Mrs. Rodney at the death of her father compelled me to return home & has since detained me. She was however confined the evening before last & has presented me a daughter. In a few days I trust she will be in a situation to leave, and I shall promptly repair to Washington. Private business of considerable consequence, & of a pressing nature in Philadelphia will claim...
I hope & believe that I am not interested in the late Surrender of the American property by the King of Holland to the Emperor of France. I therefore may be permitted to give my Opinion on the Course that the U. S. ought to pursue, being (as to Interest) unbiassed. Holland has by a Solemn treaty transferred all the American property in her Ports to the Emperor of France. Holland then has, by a...
Dr. his Excellency James Madison for Master John P Todd 1810. College Charges as specified in the Prospectus June. 7. Mending Linen Stockings &c 3 "  Doctor’s fees and Medicines 4 "  Paper Slates Quills &c 3 "  Postage and Penny Post Commission " 46½ Six Months board and Tuition in Advance  115   125 46½ 1809. Classic Books. Novem. 10.
I arrive on the 6 th Inst. at Mr Madisons farm Blackmeadow with the merino sheep and wool that is Jointly Between you and Mr Madison will be Glad you would send some person to take charge of the wool and the sheep one of the Ewes has a lamb of the female kind the other Ewe is not with lam who Ever You send to take charge of the Sheep and wool please Give them an order for the deliverry of them...
Having permission from the Secretary of state to ask a communication of any papers in his office relating to the case of the batture , I will take the liberty of addressing myself to you in the detail to avoid giving him unnecessary trouble. I am particularly anxious to get the Memoire of Moireau de Lislet on that subject, & with the least delay possible. if in your office (as I know it was)...
This will Serve to introduce to your acquaintance M r Elliott Alcocke , who is desirous of entering into the Service of the united states and wishes a recommendation to the Secretary at war . any favor that you may think proper to confer upon him of this kind, will be thankfully acknowledged by y r ob t Serv t RC ( DLC