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J’ai l’honneur de Vous offrir la quatrieme et la cinquieme partie de mon ouvrage sur le Mexique comme une faible marque de ma vénération profonde et respectueuse. Quoique ces ouvrages aient été ecrits sous des circonstances peu favorables à la tranquillité de mon esprit, je me flatte que Vous y trouverez l’expression de ces sentimens d’independence que j’ai professés toute ma vie et que je...
I have waited the occasion of the present inclosure to perform the duty of my thanks for the kind communication of papers from your office in the question between Livingston & myself. these have mainly enabled me to give a correct statement of facts. I deferred proceeding to a particular consideration of the case in hopes of the aid of Moreau’s memoir, which I have understood to be the ablest...
Your letters of May 5. & Aug. 8. were both recieved, and I wrote to Cap t William Meriwether , one of the a executors of Governor Lewis , forwarding your account to him, and solliciting his attention to it. he took time to consult General Clarke the other executor, who you know is at a great distance— I have lately recieved Cap t
The Hague, June 15, 1782—Wrote to Secretary Livingston. “This morning, I made a visit to the grand pensionary of Holland, Mr Van Bleiswick, and had a long conference with him, concerning the plan of a treaty of commerce which is now under consideration, and endeavored to remove some of his objections; and to explain to him the grounds and reasons of certain articles which have been objected to...
Through the protecting hand of a gracious Providence, I am rising from a bed of Sickness, where I have been confined for more than three weeks—Indeed, I did not keep about but a few days after my last letter to you—Lydia was evidently much better her Tongue cleared, & her fever had a proper turn & had got to eating Beef, & drinking wine, but still her Cough hung round, & kept her too weak to...
Mr Thomas Cooper having communicated to me the active part taken by you to assist him, thro’ Mr Warden, in procuring some publications from France, which May be made useful to this Country, has at the same time requested me to inform you, that I am ready at any time & in any mode which can be pointed out be ready to transmit the sum of 100$ for this Object—or to pay at sight, the Amount of the...
24 September 1810, Alexandria. Informs JM of the arrival of the brig Columbia from Madeira with wine for JM and a draft to be paid to Messrs. Murdoch. Requests JM to accept and return the draft and to give him instructions for the delivery of the wine. RC ( DLC ). 1 p. Docketed by JM.
24 September 1810, Marietta. Recommends Thomas Scott, presently chief judge of the Ohio Supreme Court, to replace Lewis Cass as U.S. marshal in the event of Cass’s being appointed to replace William Creighton as U.S. attorney. RC ( DNA : RG 59, LAR , 1809–17, filed under “Scott”). 2 pp. William W. Irwin and Ethan Allen Brown were both judges of the Ohio Supreme Court. Scott later informed JM...
24 September 1810, Newport. Recommends Asher Robbins of Newport to fill Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of William Cushing. RC ( DNA : RG 59, LAR , 1809–17, filed under “Robbins”). 2 pp. Signed by Taber and four others.
I have the pleasure to advise you, that ⅌ the Sch r Greyhound , there has arriv’d at this port 114 merino Sheep— Two of which, M r Jarvis the american Consul, has dere c ted to my care for you / these are Ewes and are disignated in his letter, as the “Paular & Aguirres, ” but derects those to be selected from y e whole— Having no knowledge that will warrant my doing this myself, I have resorted to
The preceding is the copy of a letter I wrote to mr John Dangerfield , which I had intended for yourself also, having always transacted the business which is the subject of it as a single concern, & remitted the amount of what was due to both the ladies in one sum. you percieve by that that the double accident of distress for corn, & the delays of a tenant have caused my omission of paiment,...
Could I make thee fully sensible of the sentiments of esteem, & a regard almost reverential, with which I feel impressed on taking my pen to address thee, thou wouldest feel the more disposed either to receive my trifling communications with friendship, or to blame a degree of forwardness in my manner, not reconcilable with propriety, unless on the score of sentiments of good-will, & an ardent...
I do myself the pleasure of enclosing to you a paper received this day from New York, the contents of which are very important, and as such, will speak for themselves. I yield to my wishes when I believe that the information may be relied on, and venture to offer to you my congratulations on this dawn of returning justice on the part of the Belligerents of Europe towards us. If this paper...
Letter not found. 25 September 1810. Acknowledged in Erving to JM, 20 Oct. 1810 . Discusses Spanish-American affairs and the policies of Great Britain toward Spain’s colonies.
je profite du départ de M r Warden pour vous donner de mes nouvelles, et pour m’informer de l’état de votre Santé. je le prie de vous remettre un exemplaire de la traduction du Torpedo de M r fulton que j’ai fait faire traduire et insérer dans le bulletin de la Société d’Encouragement. je tache de faire insérer dans nos journeaux les découvertes que vous faite dans les sciences et dans les...
I have the pleasure of transmitting You herewith a copy of the last work of Count John Potocky of which he requests your Acceptance. M r John Spear Smith has lately returned from an interesting tour in the interior, where he has been received & treated by the principal nobility with great destinction. As Mr. Adams since his arrival here, has releived me some what of the burthen of public...
M rs Leigh , who is I believe known to you, sent me some Time ago two Copies of her Book upon Government, with a Request that I would tender them to you on her Behalf as a Mark of her Respect.—I promised that I would do so; but missed the opportunity on which I had calculated.—At Length however I fulfil my promise and send the Books. I have not the Honour to know M rs Leigh personally.—She...
I have to thank you for your kind letter of June 8. and the suggestions it furnished on the question whether Livingston could maintain an action in Richmond for a trespass committed in Orleans . this being a question of Common law, I leave it to my Counsel, so much more recent than I am in that branch of law. I have undertaken to furnish them with the grounds of my defence under the Lex loci ....
July, 1792. It appeared to me of some importance that my countrymen should be informed of the constitution of the bank of Amsterdam, and to this end I made all the enquiries in my power, in times that could be spared from other more important occupations, and prepared for congress the following sketch, which with the notes upon it, contained, as I was informed, a correct account of it. A...
To our great Father of the seventeen fires Open your ears and listen to your children. Father. We have lighted up our co[u]ncil fire at this place, and we are happy to inform you, that no smoke has arisen, to obstruct the light. Father— That you may know what we have done, we enclose copies of speechs, which we have sent, to our Shawonee Brethren, resideing near the Wabash, and to the several...
J Graham has the Honor, by direction of the Secretary of State, to forward to the President the inclosed Letter from General Armstrong and to inform him that it is the same which he lately sent to this Department unopened. RC ( DLC ). Graham probably forwarded the original of Armstrong’s 5 May 1810 dispatch to Robert Smith ( DNA : RG 59, DD , France). A duplicate had reached Washington in...
I Have Had Lately the pleasure to Write By Gnl. Armstrong, But Cannot let the Homer depart Without Repeating a tender of My Grateful friendship. My Last did inform You that I Had Received Your kind Letters 18h and 19h May, But that No Answer to My Long triplicate By the John Adams Had Come to Hand. I Have Since Got the Nine patents delivered By Mr. parish Himself. The Homer Brought Me a Very...
The enclosed letter, from Captain R. C. Dale was received the day before yesterday. The resignation he speaks of, if I recollect, was put into the hands of some officer of the U. S. army, & when I spoke to the Secretary at war, had not reached the office. His answer was that it should be accepted when received . Mr. Dale has been selected as the Democratic candidate for congress, & with a...
Letter not found. 26 September 1810. Described as a two-page letter in the lists probably made by Peter Force (DLC, series 7, container 2). Also referred to in Smith to JM, 28 Sept. 1810 . Concerns the drafting of a proclamation to be issued upon the revocation of the French decrees. Smith probably enclosed as well a letter (not found) from William Harris Crawford of 27 July 1810 (Crawford to...
Johnny Hemings is just entering on a job of sash doors for the house at Poplar forest , and tells me he cannot proceed without his sash planes & the templet belonging to them in your possession. they may come safely in a box by the stage, to the care of mr Higginbotham . if you could send them by Sunday’s stage you would oblige me. Accept my best wishes. RC ( Anonymous, 2005 ViU : TJP
Be good enough to excuse the freedom I take in troubling a personage of your illustrious character, by requesting a personal answer on a subject, which you may, perhaps, justly think totally unworthy your notice. But, Sir, necessity alone induces me thus to solicit the favor of obtaining information from the highest authority to decide the question in controvercy. Sir, on the 11 th Day of June...
In a letter to you of Feb. 28. in answer to yours of the 3 d of that month, I acknoleged & thanked you for the parent’s assistant, & expressed a willingness to receive the Tales of fashionable life when published. to a former request of the 7 th & 8 th vols of Scientific dialogues, I added one for Mitford’s history of Greece , if an 8 vo edition could be had, and also for the 4 th
The enclosed were received by the mail of this day. They contain very ample testimony of Col. Munroe’s principles & qualifications. If the fact stated by Mr. Clay, be correct, of which I have not the least doubt, it would furnish a sufficient excuse for selecting a character from Kentucky. The late Governor Sullivan would have been a suitable person to have succeeded judge Cushing. So is the...
Yours of the 10 th came safely to hand and laid me under new obligations for the valuable observations it contained. the error of 12 f. instead of 7. for the rise of the batture really sautoit aux yeux , and how I could have committed it at first or passed it over afterwards without discovery & having copied Pelletier’s plan myself, is unaccountable. I have adopted also most of your other...
When your letter reached me last winter I was extremely low in health, and my mind desponding. I had just removed my family to this place: neither my wife , nor myself had health Sufficient to enter into Society. I felt for my family and for myself: indeed it appeared to me that my complaint must shortly take me out of Life, and my family be left amongst Strangers. Happily I am restored to my...
Yours of the 18 th Ult o was duly received—Since its receipt, I have occupied myself during every interval of leisure, in examining the narrative which it inclosed—And in returning this document to you again (conformably to your request), I have to offer you my thanks, for the pleasure as well as information which the perusal of it has given me. There is but one doubt which has presented...
I have the great pleasure of sending you a portion of the Pears, collected from the Endicott Tree. It is an additional pleasure, that among the increasing demands, Capt E. assures me, that this is the only portion spared from the family, & that I have the direction of it. In Gratitude only are our exclusive faverers rich to us, & this gift I intend as the testimony of my grateful recollection...
In my last letter I took the liberty of intimating to you that I would by the next Mail forward for your consideration a sketch of a proclamation to be issued upon the revocation of the Fr. Decrees. This was my first idea, formed, indeed, without having considered the subject and under the impression that the same Course would be pursued as was taken in the case of Erskine’s arrangement. Upon...
28 September 1810, New York. Begs JM’s assistance in obtaining his release from imprisonment for debt. RC ( DLC ). 2 pp. Docketed by JM.
I forwarded your two boxes of window glass by one of M r Craven’s boats on the 26 th As I did not know the man; I was unwilling to trust him with the small packages. I have heard nothing yet of M r Shoemaker . RC (Mrs. T. Wilber Chelf, Mrs. Virginius Dabney, and Mrs. Alexander W. Parker, Richmond, 1944; photocopy in ViU : TJP ); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson esq r
Some of the leading Republicans of Ohio have joined in recommending to you Samuel Herrick Esq of Zanesville to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Mr. Creighton District Attorney of Ohio. I am personally acquainted with that Gentleman and ask permission to join my opinion with theirs that he is a man of worth & talents & unquestionable political principles: And it will afford me...
29 September 1810, Santiago de Chile. Informs JM that the people of Chile met in convention on 18 Sept. to take measures to defend the country against threats from abroad and to correct the abuses of the previous regime. They have established a provisional board of government until a congress can meet, and the board is considering opening Chile’s ports to neutral commerce. Hitherto American...
Letter not found. 29 September 1810. Mentioned in Oliveira & Sons to JM, 26 Oct. 1810 . Informs JM of the arrival of Madeira wine from Lisbon.
I have been inform’d by my Friends M r Coles , & M r Cary , that I was so fortunate as to obtain a place on your list of Subscribers, for two Ewes, to your Merino Ram. They are accordingly sent herewith.— There are also Six sent in conformity to the understanding existing between Yourself & Col o Fontaine . A Letter from Col o Fontaine to Col
Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to mr Cogdell , and his thanks for the copy of mr Cheves’s oration which he was so kind as to send him, and which he has read with pleasure. it is a very satisfactory specimen of sentiments & of talents worthy of being employed on the national theatre, and promising there a more general usefulness. he prays mr Cogdell’s acceptance of his acknolegements,...
I have duly recieved your favor with the prospectus of your dictionary, and shall gladly become a subscriber to it. altho the number only but not the size of the volumes is stated, I presume from the price they must be 8 vos altho’ from the matter one might have expected Grand formats. the 3 d vol. especially will be valuable to have always at one’s elbow, and your former work is a pledge of...
Th: Jefferson presents his compliments & his thanks to mr Wheaton for the pamphlet he was so kind as to send him, & which he has read with pleasure. he rejoices over every publication wherein such sentiments are expressed. while these prevail, all is safe, and he believes they will prevail through many & many ages. he is particularly thankful for the obliging expressions in mr Wheaton’s...
I am just favored with yours of the 26th. & sincerely sympathize with you, in the loss you have sustained. The new scene opened by the revocation of the F. Decrees, will I hope, terminate in a removal of the embarrassments which have been as afflicting as they have been unexampled. It promises us, at least an extrication from the dilemma, of a mortifying peace, or a war with both the great...
When, the last winter, the late Mr. Cushing, then one of the justices of the supreme court, U. S. left this town on his way to the seat of government, intending there to give in his resignation, I had the honor of writing to you, and of inviting your attention towards the state of Rhode Island; naming from among her citizens a successor. The old gentleman proved too infirm to reach Washington,...
Letter not found. Ca. 30 September 1810. Mentioned in Robert Smith to William Harris Crawford, 2 Oct. 1810 (DNA: RG 59, DL), where Smith informed Crawford that his letter of 27 July (not found) had been sent to the president, who was “perfectly satisfied with the arrangement made by you in the execution of the delicate trust which we took the liberty of committing to your management.”
An accidental misplacing of the papers from the Directors of the Rivanna company , which I recieved thro’ you, & the never having been able to find them till yesterday, nor otherwise to know their contents (for I had not read the principal one) must be my apology for not having taken them into consideration till this moment. on reading their resolution of the 12 th instant it is a subject of...
To know that your Mother has been Sick of a dangerous fever, and that She is Still in a low weaks State, and that you have not been to see her, gives me pain, and must Sensibly affect her. you that possess a Heart and mind Sensibly alive to every benevolent feeling cannot possibly be wanting in that fillial tenderness, and affection So justly due to one of the best of parents. Speedily...
We are sensible that this intrusion upon your high public cares demands an apology: but trust that it will be found in our sincere zeal for the honour and success of your Administration, and in the importance of the occasion which suggests this Address. There will probably be several candidates for the office of Judge of the Supreme Court, for the eastern Circuit, vacated by the decease of the...
1 October 1810, Lancaster. Acknowledges JM’s letter of 18 July 1810 and states that he shares his opinions about General Washington. RC ( DLC ). 1 p.
Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to mr Cocke and acknoleges the reciept of eight ewes by his servant, two on his own account and six for Col o Fontaine , and hopes in the ensuing season to be able to return them 4. half blooded Merinos, of the produce of the same ewes. he begs leave to assure mr Cocke of his great esteem & respect. RC ( ViU : TJP-Co ); dateline at foot of text;...