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Th: Jefferson takes the liberty of presenting Mr. Pinkney the bearer hereof Alexander Donald esq. one of his youthful friends and found a constant one, even unto the end. He long resided in Virginia, is now established in London, and Th: Jefferson will be responsible to Mr. Pinkney that any esteem he may honor him with, will be worthily placed. PrC ( MHi ). Tr ( DLC ); 19th-century copy....
[ Ed. Note: TJ’s letter to Paine of 19 June 1792 was printed in Vol. 20: 312–13 as part of a group of documents on Paine’s Rights of Man .]
I received by the last post your favor of the 3d. covering the resolutions of the inhabitants of Petersburg and it’s vicinity respecting the President’s late proclamation. I shall have the honor of forwarding them by the first post to Mount Vernon to which place the President is gone. He will certainly receive with great satisfaction this testimony from the inhabitants of Petersburg and it’s...
I was in hopes Capt Stratton would have brought the 6. hhds. of my tobo. which still remain at Richmond. But he is come without them. I had waited supposing that on his arrival I might have settled the whole purchase with you. I shall immediately order them by the first vessel without waiting for Stratton. For the present however I must ask the favor of you to furnish me with a thousand...
I received in due time your favor of May 5. and the Volume of your papers which I had desired and now inclose you the price as stated in your letter towit 6D—16c. with thanks for your attention to the request, and am Sir your most obedt servt PrC ( DLC ); misdated; at foot of text: “Mr. Greenleaf.” Tr ( DLC ); 19th-century copy misdated 28 Jan. 1793. Recorded under 28 June 1793 in SJL .
On bringing together my accounts before my departure I find I have occasion for about 50. or 100. dollars more, and should therefore be glad of a note from you to be discounted at the bank for so much. I expect about half a dozen hhds. of tobo. more by captain Stratton during my absence, which please to receive and pay the expences of.—I am Sir Your very humble servt., PrC ( ViU ).
I am sorry that the short recess of the Executive happened at the time you were pleased to attend here with your Commission as Consul. I received your favour of November 8th. on the 23rd. of that month, together with your original Commission, which I exhibited to the President immediately on his return, and have now the honor to re-enclose it to you, together with the Exequatur, adding...
Not doubting but that the judgment formed by Mr. Strawbridge and yourself of the value of my tobacco is just, I agree to take the price you propose of four dollars and a half the hundred. I am Sir Your very humble servt., PrC ( MHi ).
All well, but not a moment to write. RC ( DLC ); addressed: “Thomas M. Randolph junr. esq. at Monticello near Charlottesville”; franked and postmarked. Not recorded in SJL .
An opportunity offering by a vessel bound to Mogadore, I avail myself of it to send you a collection of the gazettes of the last three months. To these I add herein a passage from a paper of this morning giving news, which arrived in town last night, of the defeat of Genl. Sinclair by the Indians. This of course will oblige us to another campaign.—As nothing has happened since your departure...