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nous trouvons dés le livre second que les gouvernemens viennent tous Se ranger dans deux classes, Savoir ceux qui Sont fondés Sur les droits généraux des hommes, et ceux qui Se pretendent fondés Sur des droits particuliers . Montesquieu n’a pas adopté cette division. Il classe les gouvernemens d’après la circonstance accidentelle du nombre des hommes qui Sont les depositaires de l’autorité: et...
It appears that Samuel Adams had a grant of lands made to him, by the town of Chelmsford, A.D. 1656, in consideration of his erecting the first mills in said town, and that he married his wife from Cambridge by the name of Sparhawk A.D. 1662; who deceased A.D. 1688 leaving a son by the name of Joseph, born A.D. 1672, who deceased A.D. 1717. Joseph had three sons, viz. Joseph, Jonas and...
[ Ed. Note : Following the dismissal of Livingston v. Jefferson by the United States Circuit Court on 4 Dec. 1811, TJ decided to publish his 31 July 1810 Statement on the Batture Case as a public justification of his actions. He did not alter the text substantially, but he added a preface that he dated 25 Feb. 1812 (DLC: TJ Papers, 195:34668) before sending the manuscript the following day to...
In consequence of the letter from Messrs. Bayard & Gallatin of May 6 or 7. and of other accts. from Europe, as to the ascendancy & views of G.B and the dispositions of the Great Contl. powers, the prec[e]ding Question No. 2. was put to the Cabinet, and agreed to by Monroe Campbell, Armstrong & Jones; Rush being absent: our Ministers to be instructed, besides trying the other conditions to make...
In the early part of the Year 1807 Col Elias Earle of South Carolina proposed to the Secretary of war the establishing of Iron works, with suitable Shops in the Cherokee Nation —on the following conditions viz) that a suitable place should be looked out & selected, where sufficent quantities of Good ore Could be found in the Vicinity of Good streams of water for such establishment, & that the...
{No. 1318} Revaluation of {a} Building formerly declared for Assurance by {Nelly Madison &c.} per declaration No. {1219} {I} the underwritten {James Maddsion} [ sic ] residing at {Mount Pelier} in the county of {Orange} do hereby declare for assurance in the Mutual Assurance Society against fire on buildings of the State of Virginia, {one} building on {my Tract of Land} now occupied by...
Sur les Banques des Etats unis d’Amerique —N o 1— 8 bre 1815 Lorsqu’une fois on a commencé à manquer à Ses obligations et par consequent à S’ecarter de la justice, il n’est aucune sorte d’abus qui ne puissent naitre de cette premiére faute. C’est ce qui est resulté de l’acte illegal par lequel presque toutes les Banques des Etats Unis ont decidé de ne plus payer leurs bills en espéces, ainsi...
To the honble Creed Taylor , judge of the Superior court of Chancery for the Richmond district. Humbly complaining sheweth unto your honor your orator Samuel Scott That on the 15 th day of April in the year 1789 he entered with the Surveyor
Thomas Jefferson Esq r in a/c. with N. G. Dufief D r 1815 To Balance $ 3.43 Aug. 19. To La Croix Mathematicks 15.00 〃 24 To
Tho s Jefferson to Charles Everett. D r 1810. Feb. 23. amputating negro’s great toe, dressing E t c £ –2– 8–0 Daily dressings, medicine E t c negro’s
Willis’s mountain . Long. W. from Greenwich . 78°–49′–31″ observations with Borda ’s circle. Dec. 8. 1816     Dec. 9. 1816.     °  ′   ″  1816. Dec. 8.  ½ observed alt. ⊙ 29–49–30  
[ Edx. Note : On 1 Sept. 1815 James Lewis appeared at the house of Thomas Wells in Charlottesville and gave a deposition in the case of Jefferson v. Michie ( Tr in ViU: TJP-LBJM ; entirely in George Carr ’s hand) that was similar to the testimony he had given in the same case on
ON Saturday, the twenty-sixth of October, 1782 I arrived in the night, at the Hotel de Valois, Rue de Richelieu in Paris, after a journey of ten days from the Hague, from whence Mr. John Thaxter and Mr. Charles Storer departed with me, on the Thursday se’night preceding. I have several times performed this journey of about three hundred and twenty-five miles in three days. But rains of unusual...
Genl. Thad s Kosciusko in a/c. with John Barnes for Sale of Treasury notes bearing 5⅔ pr. ct. Int. and payable 21 st April, 1816 . March 21 1816 . To C. Smith , Esqr.
Meteorological Table Containing the Results of a Series of Observations made at West Point, State of New York , from April 5 th to October 31 st 1810 Months N o of Observations Thermometer Barometer. Date of the greatest degree of Cold in each month Date of the greatest degree of heat in each month N o
White hair’s son spoke first. My Great father. I am your little son. I come to see and speak to you this day. My great father. The first nation who came to speak to you was my nation. My father I therefore speak to you without fear. My father. When my father came to see you he received good advice. He is now dead. My great father. All that you promised my father he saw nothing of it—he is...
Resolved by the Legislative Council and House of Representatives of the Mississippi Territory in General Assembly Convened That the embarrassments and difficulties under which the United States have for many years laboured have been caused by the injustice of foreign nations and of domestic faction. That the late and present administrations of the general government have in our opinions...
At a meeting of the Directors of the Rivanna company at Shadwell mills on Wednesday the 12 th Sep. 1810. present W m D. Meriwether , Nimrod Bramham , John Kelly and Dabney Minor . Upon taking a view of
15169Notes on Expenses, [ca. 1 May 1812] (Jefferson Papers)
£ Col o Branham 3–6–6
1 March 1812. Lists charges to JM for one quarter’s tuition, paper, slates, quills, and postage for John Payne Todd, amounting to $17.38½. Ms ( MdBS : Day Book, 1810–13). 1 p.
Whereas by the Act of Congress passed the 26th. of March 1804, entitled "An Act making provision for the disposal of the public lands in the Indiana Territory, and for other purposes;" and by the Act passed the third of March 1805, supplementary to the Act above recited, it was enacted, that a Land Office should be established at Kaskaskia, for the disposal of certain lands described in the...
Sent M r Jefferson by M r Randolph’s boats ✓ 1 pipe N o 16. 3 Hhds N o 6. 9. & probably the cask of oil 1 quarter Cask
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
In the second book, we shall perceive, that all governments may be classed under two heads, namely . . . . those which are founded on the general rights of man . . . . and those which are supposed to be founded on particular rights. Montesquieu has not adopted this distribution; he classes governments according to the accidental circumstances of the number of men invested with authority; and...
Memoranda for the President Information having been recieved in October last that many intruders had settled on the lands of the Cherokees & Chickasaws; the letter from Genl. Dearborn to Colo. Meigs was written to have them ordered off, & to inform them they would be removed by military force in the spring if still on the lands. These orders remain still to be given, & they should go to the...
Shelby County Kentucky The deposition of Eliza Henderson taken before us two of the justices of the peace in and for the County aforesaid to be read as evidence in a suit in Chancery now depending and undetermined in the County Court of Albemarle & State of Virginia wherein Thomas Jefferson is Complainant and David Michie is Defendant taken at the house of Matthew Nelson of said County the...
The following observations, in the House of Commons in February, in the debate on the American war, deserve attention, coming from Mr. Croker , Secretary of the Admiralty: “The right hon. gentleman had said, that it was not till the moment the news arrived of the capture of the Macedonian, that we shewed any signs of activity, and that then indeed the Chesapeake was shut up by a paper...
John Adams with his Consort and their Family desire prayers that the death of a grandchild may be Sanctified to them. They also request your Prayers for their Children and grand Children, in remote Countries abroad and distant parts at home, that thir Lives and health may be preserved from dangers by Sea and land and in due time returned in Safety to their Country and their Friends. ICN .
By the President of the United States of America. A Proclamation. Whereas it is provided by the 11th. Section of the Act of Congress entitled “An Act to interdict the Commercial Intercourse between the United States and Great Britain and France, and their dependencies; and for other purposes”—that “in case either France or Great Britain shall so revoke or Modify her Edicts as that they shall...
Whereas it has been represented to me that a certain Sloop, or vessel, called the Fame, whereof Barnabas Haskell was master, did, some time in the year 1814, commit a breach of the act of Congress passed on the 2d of August, 1813, entitled “An Act to prohibit the use of licenses, or passes, granted by the authority of the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland,” and...