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I received some days ago your letter of Aug. 28. If I did not invite an earlier one by my example, it was because I often heard of you, and was unwilling to add a feather to the oppressive weight of correspondence which I well know to be your unavoidable lot. You will never doubt that your happiness is very dear to me; and I feel the sentiment growing stronger as the loss of others dear to us...
Your favor of Ocr. 2827. has been some time on hand, tho’ it had met with delays, after, it got into post. My health in which you take so kind an interest was as reported interrupted by a severe, tho’ short attack, but is now very good. I hope yours is so without having suffered any interruption. I wish I could give you fuller & better accounts of the Monticello affairs. Neither Virginia, nor...
Mr. Borowski the Bearer, is very desirous of being presented to you, & has been recommended to me from a source, and in terms, that make it a pleasure to give him this introduction. His estimable qualities and interesting communications will, I doubt not, quickly satisfy you of his title to it Always & Affectionately Yours RC (Cornell University Library: Dean Collection of Lafayette); draft...
Your letter of Jany. 28 came duly to hand. The answer to it has been procrastinated to this late day by circumstances which you will gather from it. I am glad to learn that the regenerating spirit continues to work well in your public councils, as well as in the popular mind; and elsewhere as well as in France. It is equally strange & shameful, that England with her boasted freedom, instead of...
This late acknowledgment of your letter of Sepr. 20. is the effect of its reaching me at Richmond, where every moment of my time was in some way or other, exacted by my public situation, and of the accumulated arrears of a private nature requiring my attention since I have found myself at home. The Convention which called forth your interesting remarks & generous solicitudes, was pregnant with...
Your letter of July 10. by Ruggi was lately forwarded to me. He is now at Charlottesville, hoping that he will not suffer from a credulity, jusqu’a bonhommie, and calling on me "eveiller l’apathie nationale" I have reminded him of the error, apparently without remedy, of his precipitancy in the outset, and of his perseverance for so many years, without seeking the information on which it ought...
The Reverend Mr Malcom having an object in crossing the Atlantic which will carry him to France, will be particularly gratified by an opportunity of paying his respects to one for whom he feels, in common with his fellow citizens, so much admiration and gratitude. His personal virtue, and Pastoral reputation unite in giving him a claim, which I cannot refuse, to a line that will present him to...
My last letter of Decr. 12th. was written with a hope that Genl. Bernard then abt. to visit France, would be the bearer; but it did not, I suspect, overtake him. I hope however it did not miscarry altogether. I inclose this to him in confidence that it will reach New York before the Packet sails. The General is so fully acquainted with our affairs, great & small , that you can have every thing...