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J. Madison presents his respects to Mr. Wheaton, with thanks for the copy of his “Anniversary Discourse,” which is well calculated to attract attention to a subject deeply interesting to the U.S. by the views under which it is presented, and the lights thrown on it by his valuable researches & investigations. RC ( NNPM ). Henry Wheaton (1785–1848) was a graduate of the College of Rhode Island...
I have recd. your letter of Sepr. 29. touching on your proposed biography of the late Mr. Pinkney. You have chosen a subject furnishing an opportunity of at once doing justice to your own pen, & to a memory with which a rich assemblage of rare gifts is associated. I should take pleasure in contributing any private recollections that might aid in finishing the portrait: but my intercourse with...
On the receipt of your letter requesting me to transmit the letters of Mr. Pinkney to the care of the President I selected the proper ones, and have been waiting for an opportunity to comply with your wishes. None however has occurred except the Mail to which I am the less willing to entrust the packet as I have latterly experienced its failures in several like instances. Observing in the...
I have recd. your letter of the 3rd. inst: referring to a penciled note of mine on a letter from Mr. Pinkney. It is a fact, as there noted, that when the Embargo was recommended to Congress Decr. 18. 1807, a copy of the British Orders in Council of Novr. 11. 1807, as printed in an English Newspaper stating them to be ready in that form to be signed & issued, lay on the President’s table. From...
I recd lately thro’ President Monroe a return of the letters of Mr. Pinkney, accompanied by yours of Feby. 27. I find that copies of a part only of my letters to Mr. P. were retained, and parts of these scarcely, if at all, legible. Such as they are I commit them to your discretion; for which you may find some exercise in separating what may throw light on Mr. P.s side of the correspondence,...
I received some days ago your favor of July 26: and the "Life of Mr. Pinkney" referred to, is now also come to hand: I return without delay, my thanks for the work, well assured that it will be found to merit them. I am not surprized that your known occupations did not permit you to mingle with the biographical topics, more of the historical notice of the period which you had once intended. I...
Yours of the 12th. came duly to hand; and I comply with its request as to the letter of Mr. Salomon, by the inclosed answer, which if he be not at Washington you will be kind eno’ to seal & forward. I am sorry it is so destitute of the information he seeks. Had I ever known more than was probably the case, the lapse of 45 or 46 years would account for the present incompetency of my memory. I...
Since I answered your letter of it has occurred that I should shew a respect for your wishes, if I failed to fulfil them, by suggesting for your consideration the following topics, as far as any of them may fall within the range of your enlarged Edition of the "Life of Mr. Pinkney." Without discussing the general character of the Treaty of 1795. with G. Britain, or wishing to revive...