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I write you a few lines to let you know that your house and furniture are all safe as I expect you would be glad to know I heard that you did not expect to come up this fall I was sorry to hear that you was so unwell you could not come it greive me many time but I hope as you have been so blessed in this that you considered it was god that done it and no other one we all ought to be thankful...
Being the sole superintendent & director of a difficult & important job which employs many hands, who wou’d be almost idle in my absence; to leave home just at this time, or for a few days hence, wou’d be attended with unusual inconvenience to me: but all private considerations shou’d certainly yield to publick duty and your summons obey’d forthwith, did I not hope from the tenour of your...
What right have I to be one of your tormentors? and amongst the numerous applicants for introductory Letters? Why I will plead, old acquaintance, old Friendship and your well known Benevolence—but to the Subject of my present address. Mr Theodore Lyman, who possesses an ardent thirst for Literature, and whose Father, is one of our most respectable Characters for probity, honour, & wealth, this...
I am sorry M r Tucker requires time for deliberation. It shews the difficulty in our Country of withdrawing talents from rival pursuits into the service of Education. I do not think he will have chosen the best of literary careers, if he devotes himself to Novel writing. The public taste is nearly satiated with the fashionable, perhaps the best species, in which the success of Walter Scott has...
In Complyence With a Resolution of a Benevolent Institution Lately Estabblished In This City, Which have Highly Honoured Themselves In Assuming your Illustrious name ? They Have further Unanimously Agreed That The Sec y of The Said Institution Should Take The Liberty on Behalf of The Said Society to Address you, and Request your Approbation to be Considered a Honoured Member Thereoff—and...
I have taken the liberty of forwarding to you by mail one copy of a work entitled “Elements of Arithmetic”, which I have recently published. Permit me to hope that you will honor me by accepting it, and that if at some convenient time you should give it a perusal, you will have the goodness to let me know whether it meets your approbation. I had occasion some years ago to read several...
I am favor’d with yours of the 23rd: & 25th inst: this morning, the latter covering $300, which is at your credit, and I have this day forwarded to M r John Vaughan of Philadelphia a check from Farmers Bank for $300, as you directed, which is accompanied by your letter to him rec d some time ago. Before rec g yours, had charged you, & given Messr: Clark Cox & C o credit for the ½ Bll:...
I have not had the last advertisement printed in hand bills or on letter sheets, if you wish it I will have a few struck off—I have several of the notices printed last summer on letter sheets, which with some slight alterations gives all the necessary information—be pleased to say if you will have some of them—If you have examined the survey of the lots for the Professors &c, be pleased to let...
In behalf of the New-York Historical Society , I beg leave to solicit your assistance toward the formation of a Zoological Museum. For the purpose of becoming more extensively and intimately acquainted with the animal creation, a plan has been digested for collecting specimens and productions from the different tribes. These it is intended to preserve and arrange in an apartment allotted for...
By M r Johnson you will recieve a book, for d to my care by Gen l J. G. Swift of New York— MHi .
Permit me so far to intrude upon your leisure as to request a few moments of your attention to a project I have in contemplation. I will not take up your time with apologies or preface, nor weary your attention with a dull enumeration of the advantages I may think it calculated to produce, or the credit it may do us for benevolence or philanthropy. If it possesses any merit you will readily...
I have delayed to express the gratification wh. my visit to Monticello, (during the last Spring) gave me, until called upon to ask of you further kindness. During the fortnight which I passed so agreably in your family, the many valuable qualities of Miss Randolph made an impression upon me wh, at parting, I did not attempt to conceal:—I confessed to Mrs Randolph the interest her daughter had...
upon a close look at my ploughs I find the wood work of one requires to be made intirely new and I shall want it next week I want to set my ploughs agoing at any rate before I leave home I want to so a field of rye in August. I informed M r Randolph that I had a demand on him for money considering it best to give him time if his money was not ready his answer stron g ly insinueates that it...
I am under the disagreeable nessity of disturbing your repose, by a call upon you, if in your wisdom you think it right—to put in the reach of the Proctor the means, to release me from my present wants for money, I am in such wan t of about $1500 that if I fail in getting it, the consequence will be money Suits, and what is still more the inability to pay about 5 or 600$ borrowed money, which...
M r Daniel Drew, who will probably deliver you this, has applied to me for a letter of introduction, as a candidate for a situation, which, I understand, is at your disposal. He has taught in my family for some months, & has conducted himself with the most perfect propriety. His deportment & manners are wholly unexceptionable. In a word, my impressions of him are highly favourable. You will, I...
In respectfully soliciting the Office of Librarian to the U. of V. allow me to state, that I am acquainted with the classification of works adopted in the Colleges at Oxford & Cambridge as well as in the Library of the British Museum— I have studied most of the modern languages & althro’ from the want of practice for several years I do not consider myself master of any one, my knowledge is...
General Pepe’s character is so well known to you that it is only as His friend that I claim the Right of introduction to Monticelo: time is not very distant when I will have the delight to introduce myself. But as he goes from England, I from France, and my own arrangements are not yet settled, I thought I Had better transmit these lines for you, sensible as I am of the pleasure you will feel...
The bearer Mr. E. Tayloe, son of Col: Tayloe of Washington is desirous of making a respectful call at Monticello, and I can not refuse to his motive, the gratification of a line presenting him to you. He is at present a resident at Fredericksburg, reading Law with his kinsman Mr Lomax; and appears to be quite estimable & amiable. Mr T. is so good as to take charge of the 4 last volumes of Las...
You will have the goodness to excuse the liberty I have taken in addressing you this letter, when I tell you, that, knowing you to be the frie n d of W C Nicholas Esq r to whom I am indebted through your goodness for the place which I now hold in this Department and whose absence from Richmond at this time prevents me from addressing him on a subject of material importance to me, The recent...
The few days since I have been priviledged to remain in your hospitable Mansion I am sensible that in my manners I have not manifested those external marks of respect & reverence in which I should blush to be thought wanting. which no real Virginian, no enlightened American Can be deficient in. My mind & spirits as you no doubt observe, have been depressed & my hopes in life discouraged from...
I take the Liberty to introduce to your acquaintance and Attention M r Benjamin Walker the Son, of my worthy Neighbour John M Walker Esq r Young M r Walker wishes to see the Friend of Liberty and the Father of the Virginia University. M r Walker at present is a Student in the Hambden Sidney Academy and proposes to Visit the University. He is a Young Gentle man of correct Morals, MHi .
Permit me to introduce to you, the Rev d M r Marsh, who in returning to his native State of Massachusetts from Hampden, Sidney his late residence, calls to pay his respects to you & see the University.— M r Marsh, I understand, was a fellow Collegian of your correspondent M r Ticknor—and has devoted much of his attention to Classick literature.— CSmH : Jefferson File.
M r Warrrick ’s Tin is just to hand, & I have forwarded the eight Boxes you ordered; this day, by a Waggon, to the care of Messrs: Jacobs & Raphael of Charlottesville. MHi .
Your much esteem d of the 9 th and 10 th inst s have been rec d —I have deliv d to Mr. Scott the letter you enclosed to his address, & will take pleasure in delivering, in person, to Gen l La-Fayette, the letter you enclose for him.—I leave here in the morning’s stage, to meet him at Mount Vernon in Alexd a , & conduct him to York, as the first Aid-deCamp of the Governor of V a , and in all...
I thank you sincerely for your three letters of 19 th 22 d & 23 d ins t all of which I have shewn to our friends in the senate. The University Bill is now before the Senate & will be acted on in a day or two. I confess I differ with you as to its importance & character. We do not here care in the least for the Proviso giving to the Gen l Assembly the power of revocation. You know the...
I have about Six Ton Plastar to grind, I suppose the tole More profitable then Corn, as I am a constant customer to Your Mill, & intend continueing so, I hope You will favour me, with the permission of letting Your Millar grind my Plastar, tomorrow or any day that may be Convenient soon, I have likewise preserved the Cobbs from three hundred barrells Corn which I have sent to Richm d And if...
In consequence of a disolution of partnership, it has become necessary to close all the accounts of the concern, in order to a final settlement with the partners, and as it is uncertain when you will be in the Forest, I enclose a copy of your account, together with a Bond for the amount, which you will please execute & return as early as convenient, Mr Yancey has examined the acc t & says it...
Yours of the 16th: reached me last evening, with its several enclosures. The three checks on the V a Bank from the Bursar of the University were duely paid, amounting to $1781.57., & I will forthwith proceed to execute your wishes by purchasing a bill on London for the nett sum of $1644, the first of which, together with your letter to M r Williams, shall go by the next ship to London or...
I have rec d Your favour of today, respecting cabbages & I am very sorry to inform You that those made hear are more indifferent then I evar new them. Yet such as they are, shall be sent to You with much pleasure. a sample is sent by the boy. & next week more shall be sent if nothing prevents. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
When I mentioned to you the Dissertation of Professor Playfair on the progress of Mathematical and Physical Science, you expressed, I think, a wish to have the work. I therefore take the liberty of Sending it to you, and have no doubt but that it will give you particular pleasure, inasmuch as you have a strong relish for Mathematical Studies. In examining an invoice of Books Sent Me from...