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The season for my annual call for books and wines from France now recurring, I had desired my correspondent mr Gibson of Richmond to remit you a sum of 400.D. which he writes me he has done. this I must request you, according to your usual goodness, to dispose of for me by investing it in a safe bill on Paris , where I wish 135.D of it made payable to Mess rs Debures, freres , libraires de...
The 4 th of exchange for M r Appleton recieved in yours of May 14. happened to be overlooked by you, and is on endorsing , & is now returned for your signature, with a request to seal & forward th under the cover by any opportunity. it is in fact only to make security more secure. mr Steel’s papers are for communication to the society.
Since my lre of Nov. 10. I have learnt that a new reguln has been adopted in the Navy deptmt, by which no person can recieve a Midshipman’s warrant unless they have been on some actual service at sea 6. mo. at least. it was further observed that a considble proportion of the applicants within that period become so disgusted with sea-service as to relinquish their intentions altogether, mr...
It is more than a fortnight since I recieved your favor of Nov. 11. stating the balance due from me 11. D 59 C for duties on my cases of marble, and I have been that long endeavoring to get US. bank bills to remit it to you. but a single 10.D. bill of that bank is all I have been able to get in our uncommercial place. I add therefore a 5.D. Virginia note, which I presume is passable at it’s...
By a letter from Doctor Cooper of the 10 th ult. from Columbia he desires me to communicate to you, for the information of mrs Cooper, some things relative to his concerns with us. The pavilion intended for him is finished except as to being plaistered and painted. for the 1 st of these operations we must allow to the end of this month on account of the uncertainty of the season. the...
Raggi called on me yesterday and explained to me the contents of the two boxes of marble arrived at Philadelphia to my address from mr Appleton. the one containing a truncated column 32. I. high, 16 I. diam the other contains the base of the column. I have recieved no bill of lading from mr Appleton, nor other invoice but his general account which therefore I now inclose you. it is the upper...
The copy of the catalogue of the Society’s library which you were so kind as to send me, came safe to hand. you mention that to meet the expence of the publicn the members have been obliged ‘ de se cotiser .’ you will permit me therefor ‘ de me cotiser aussi ’and to recieve herein my contribn of 25. D. if it is less than the pro ratâ say what it ought to be and it shall be made up. I join with...
I learned but lately the death of my friend Cathalan of Marseilles , and I think he had no partner in commerce to whom the authority would survive of drawing on Lafite for the 250.D. placed at his order, which may disappoint me of my supplies for the year. the inclosed letter to mr John Dodge of Marseilles is left open for your perusal, with a request you will forward to him an authority to...
Two days after after mine of the 8 th your’s of the 3 d came to hand. that will have informed you of every thing relative to D r Cooper, and particularly that we should be ready to pay him the 1500.D. the 1 st of May, I herein committed a mistake, for I should have said 750.D. in his letter of Oct. 25. 19. he proposed himself to recieve 750.D. the 1 st of May 1820. and 750.D. the 1 st of Jan....
I informed you some time ago that I should desire mr Gibson to remit you a sum of about 650.D. to be transmitted to Leghorn, and Marseilles. yet it was not till the 1 st of June I could place in his hands the sum of 444.D. (for which your’s of June 23. informs me you have drawn on him) nor till this day that I have been enabled to provide the further sum of 200D. this I have done by inclosing...
Your favor of Mar. 24. was recieved on the 31 st the acquaintance I had the pleasure of forming with mr Vanuxem while he favored me with a visit gave me a high sense of his merit and qualifications. in addition to this your recommendation, that of mr Duponceau & of D r Cooper pla c e him on high ground. but I fear we are yet far from the time at which we may think of special professors. our...
The revolving year brings with it my annual tax on your goodness, I write this day to cap t Bernard Peyton, my correspondent in Richmond to remit to you 300 Dollars, which I pray you to place in Paris, 100.D. to the order of Mess rs DeBures freres libraires there, and 200.D. to the order of mr Joshua Dodge our Consul at Marseilles, sending the inclosed letters at the same time to them. mr...
I wrote you two letters yesterday, the one direct, the other thro’ Cap t Peyton. after sending them to the post office the messenger brought me in return yours of the 12 th I never recieved from you either the 6. vols of the Dictionnaire of Nat. history, nor the two missing of the Dictionnaire medicale to this information I add my friendly and respectful salutations. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
I know your love of science, and therefore set you down as one of the patrons and well wishers of our University, and willing to render it such good offices as may lie in your way. on this ground I inclose you a draft of the US. bank in Richmond on the Farmer & Mechanics bank of Philadelphia for 400. Dollars, which sum I pray you to remit to Thomas Appleton of Leghorn. it is on account of...
Your favor of Oct. 31. is just recieved. certainly no service which I can ever render to any member of the Family of my deceased friend Doct r Wistar shall be witheld. the only access to employment in our navy is thro’ the grade of Midshipman; and so numerous are the aspirants for admission to that, that it is long before the turn of a new one comes about to entitle him to a warrant. if this...
I now renew to you my annual trob trouble for supplies of books and wines from Paris , Marseilles & Leghorn . for this purpose I have requested mr Gibson to send you 1000. Dollars of which I ask the favor of you to remit 120.D. to Mess rs De Bure freres , booksellers of
I recieved yesterday your favor of June 24. and I now inclose you two copies of my letter to Dodge which I hope he will still recieve in time to have my wines here before the winter storms set in.—can you tell me any thing of Correa? I salute you with thanks for your kindnesses and assurances of my constant friendship and respect. MHi .
I have occasion to remit a sum of 400 Dollars to mr Thomas Appleton our Consul at Leghorn , and must therefore again have recourse to your friendship to do it. for this purpose I now inclose you 400. Dollars in bills of the bank of Virginia , which I am in hopes are good with you. no bill of the US. bank has yet reached this. I know nothing of the exchanges between the US. and foreign...
Your two letters of the 2 d and 18 th have been recieved in due time. mine of the 7 th had partly anticipated your requests of the 2 d I thank you for the advance to mr Girard , and now inclose 70.D. to cover it in bills of the Virginia bank which I understand pass with you. the duplicates you advise for Cathalan & Debures , I had
The kind good wishes you have so often manifested for the success of our University has encoraged me to levy on you as a contribution the little services we may have occasion to ask in Philadelphia, which I am sure you will consider rather as occasions of exercising your benevolence than as burthens. I had engaged a most excellent Brewer to furnish our boarding houses at the University, and...
I have not a scrip of a pen on the subject of the marbles you mention as arrived for me at Philada, neither invoice, nor advice nor letter of any sort. I must therefore substitute conjecture for certainty. in Aug. 1823. an Italian stone cutter Giacomo Raggi whom mr Appleton had sent us was returning to Italy, with an intention however of coming back to us. he agreed to bring me 2. alabaster...
I recieved last night your favor of Sep. 26. with the inclosed for mr Correa . he & D r Cooper had left us in the morning, & going direct to Philadelphia , I cannot dispose of it better than by returning it to you. I rec d also last night a letter from mr Cathalan , acknoleging the remittance of 2205.ƒ = 420.D.
I recieved yesterday from mr Appleton of Leghorn a letter of Aug. 26. in which he says ‘ your letter of Apr. 4. was accompanied by one from mr John Vaughan , mentioning that he then inclosed a bill of exchange by S. Girard on Lafitte & co. Paris for francs 2415. ₶ but no such bill was found therein by me.’ he has probably written the same to you, and I have no doubt the inadvertence has been...
D r Cooper was so kind the last autumn as to get a seal engraved for our University by mr Robert Lovett, engraver of Philadelphia, for which payment was made, but no opportunity of sending it to us occurred before he left Philadelphia, and with whom he left it I know not. I hope, with you; but perhaps with the artist, or with mrs Cooper. we are in very urgent want of it to conclude a loan...
The season for procuring from Europe my annual supplies of books & wines being now come round, I desired my friend , mr Gibson of Richmond , to place in your hands 800.D. to be remitted to Paris . he replied to me that to get in Richmond a bill on Philadelphia was impossible, and that he had written on to you to request that you would draw on him for that sum. in some way I hope therefore the...
The season is come for paying you my respects of annual trouble. I have occasion to remit to mess rs Dodge and Oxnard of Marseilles for wines E t c the sum of 180.D. clear of exchange. I now desire my friend & correspondent at Richmond Col o Bernard Peyton to remit to you that sum with whatever addition may be necessary on account of exchange—if mr Girard indulges us as usual with his bill, it...
I recieved yesterday your favor of the 16 th with the seal safe. I would indeed much rather have recieved it from the hands of mr Correa. if he is still with you, pray tell him so, and further that my journey to Bedford is postponed indefinitely and that therefore I shall be happy to recieve him at his own convenience. you ask an explanation of our seal. the engraving in the field is a...
I am not able to give you any particular account of the paper handed you by mr Lee, as being either the original, or a copy of the declaration of Independence, sent by myself to his grand father. the draught when compleated by myself, with a few verbal amendments, by D r Franklin and mr Adams, two members of the Committee, in their own hand writing, is now in my own possession, and a fair copy...
We have in our employ at the University two Italian sculptors, whom we imported the last spring from Leghorn thro’ the friendly agency of mr Appleton. they request that 300. D. may be remitted to him for their wives whom they have left there. I have accordingly instructed our Proctor (A.S. Brockenbrough) to place that sum in your hands, and I have to ask the favor of you to remit it to mr...
Your letters of May 24. 27. & June 19. have been recieved in due time: and in the last came quadruplicates of the remittances you have been so kind as to make for me. as I shall have to replace some balance to you, permit me to add a little domestic article to it, to wit a small box of Vanilla, which I was always able to find in Philadelphia but is not to be had here. in Paris & Philada I...
In May or June 1821. you were so kind as to remit for me in mr Girards bills 200.D. to Dodge of Marseilles and 100.D. to Debures libraries of Paris. the former has credited me the 200.D. as recieved Sep. 21. 21. the Debures wrote me Aug. 24. 21. that they had not yet recieved the 100.D. remitted them. I have no doubt they recieved it soon after the date of their letter; but they have never...
I have to acknolege the receipt of your favors of Jan. 22. & Feb. 12. with expressions of my deep felt grief at the deplorable loss of D r Wistar . altho Philadelphia possesses a large stock of worth and science, yet such a loss would make a sensible void in any city whatever. the continuation of his weekly assemblages of the science of the place is well worthy of your attention. after a dilig...
I have a great desire to send to mr Botta of Paris a copy of his best of all our histories of the revolution, as translated by mr Otis. the difficulty is to get it to him without it’s passing thro’ the French post office, which would tax him beyond it’s cost. this can be done only thro’ a passenger and I think it must be a gratification to any passenger to deliver it to him in person, & I...
Col o Bernard Peyton, the bearer of this letter is my friend and Correspondent of Richmond, where he has been established for some years a Commission merchant, and with good success. of this he is entirely worthy, enjoying the general confidence and esteem of his countrymen, for his great punctuality and integrity. proposing to take a trip Northwardly with views of enlarging his business, I...
My grandson, Th: Jefferson Randolph, the bearer of this letter, on a journey to the North, will pass perhaps a few days in Philadelphia. I cannot permit him to do this without presenting him to you, a friend of another century, and to whom my affections are bound by so many kind offices. he goes on a business of which you have seen much mention in the public papers. age and ill health having...
I yesterday took the liberty of inclosing a draft for 400.D. with a request to remit it to mr Appleton, and promised by the ensuing mail to send the letters of advice for him as to it’s disposition. this I now do, and therefore pray you to forward them to him with the remittance, and repeat to you my affectionate and respectful salutations. MHi : Coolidge Collection.