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1Memorandum Books, 1806 (Jefferson Papers)
Jan. 2. Charity 1.D. do. 1.D. 3. Charity 1.D. news-boy .50. 4. Charity 2.D. 8. Discounted at bk. US. a note of 2000.D. = 1978.67. Recd. from bk. US. 80.D. Gave marine band 30.D. pd. Mckinney washing 20 D. 10. Pd. Frithey 5.50 gave in charity 1.D. Charity 2.
2Memorandum Books, 1807 (Jefferson Papers)
Jan. 1. Charity 1.D. 5. Paid the barber 5.D. Lemaire’s accts. Nov. 30. to Jan. 3.     provns. servts. stores cont. Total   meat buttr.
3Memorandum Books, 1808 (Jefferson Papers)
Jan. 4. Gave Pontius D. Stelle ord. on bk. US. 16.D. dancing ass. 5. Drew on bank in favr. Isaac A. Coles 219.73 to wit 150. for a quarter’s salary + 69.73 to pay Philetus Havens for 3. cases St. George wine. Recd. from bk. US. 455.D. & remitted to E. Bacon to wit D   for 
4Memorandum Books, 1809 (Jefferson Papers)
Jan. 2. Printer’s carrier .50. Lemaire’s accts. Dec. 3. to Dec. 31. 08     provns.  servts. ice cont. total   meat buttr. eggs veget.    
Notes for the clear rents of the Upper & Lower fields of Henderson ’s lands 1807. Nov. 17. possession was delivered by John Henderson . D  1808.9. T. E. Randolph pd rent for the Dower house & lands & the upper field 90   he then gave up the lands & paid for the house & garden 60.  consequently the lands had been rated @ 30.  deduct for the Dower lands 15. a s 15
I owe a letter to you & one to your sister Anne. but the pressure of the day on which this is written, and your Papa’s departure permits me to write only to you, to inclose you a poem about another namesake of yours, and some other pieces worth preserving. as I expect Anne’s volume is now large enough, I will begin to furnish you with materials for one—I know you have been collecting some...
Proceeding, fellow citizens, to that qualification which the constitution requires before my entrance on the charge again conferred on me, it is my duty to express the deep sense I entertain of this new proof of confidence from my fellow citizens at large, and the zeal with which it inspires me so to conduct myself as may best satisfy their just expectations. On taking this station on a former...
In the paragraph beginning “During this course of administration” &c & in the expression “they might indeed have been corrected” &c “ indeed ” and insert “ perhaps ” It will then read “they might perhaps have been corrected.” DLC : J. Henley Smith Papers.
Th: Jefferson requests the favour of Commodore Preble to dine with him on Tuesday 5th. at half after three, The favour of an answer is asked. DLC : Papers of Edward Preble.
Th: Jefferson with his thanks to mr Byrne for his attention to the little order for the books, has the pleasure to inform him they arrived safely, and to inclose him a draught on the bank of the US. for 20¾ D. their amount. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
The books you were so kind as to send me came safely to hand, & I now inclose you a draught on the Philadelphia bank of the US. for 10 D 37½/100 the amount.   you mentioned to me that there was a tolerably decent edition of the New testament in 12mo. to be had at Philadelphia. you will oblige me by sending me 2. copies any time within a month, as I am about to be absent that long. Accept my...
My children, chiefs of the Chickasaw nation, Minghey Matàha and Tishoholatta I am happy to recieve you at the seat of the government of the twenty two nations, and to take you by the hand. your friendship to the Americans has long been known to me, our fathers have told us, that your nation never spilled the blood of an American, and we have seen you fighting by our side, & cementing our...
Minghy Metaha The heads of the nation will be glad to see their but the distance so great that prevents them he expected friendly talks & will carry them home the talk now given very satisfactory concerng keepg their land. it will probably not be agreeable to exchange their country for any strange country the Chickasaws will never agree to move out of their land for any other. they will not...
Your favor of Jan. 24. was recieved in February. I have information of the arrival of the wines at Richmond, and of their being forwarded to Monticello. I have now the pleasure to inclose you a draught of the branch bank of the US. at this place on that at Norfolk for one hundred & fifty two dollars twenty five cents, the amount of the bill, and to tender you my thanks for your attention to...
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Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to mr Cramer and subscribes with pleasure for a copy of Brown’s dictionary of the bible which he proposes to print at Pittsburg. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to mr Davis and his thanks for the poem he sent him. He has subscribed with pleasure to his Indian tale. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to mr Elwyn & this thanks for the pamphlet he has been so kind as to send him, and which he shall peruse with pleasure in his first spare moment. he had before observed what was said in the Chronicle of it’s conciliatory tendency. some are of opinion that attempts at conciliation are useless. this is true only as to distinguished leaders who had committed...
Th: Jefferson presents his acknolegements to mr Perrein for the offer of his collection in Natural history; but his pursuits in life having never permitted him to think for a moment of forming a museum himself, he cannot avail himself of mr Perrein’s proposition. on the contrary, whatever he recieves worth preservation he is in the habit of giving either to the Philosophical society or to mr...
Th: Jefferson presents his salutations to his friend mr Rodney and not knowing by what post office a letter will find mr Copes, he asks the favor of mr Rodney to be the bearer of his thanks to mr Copes for his communication on the theory of Magnetism & his apology for not addressing them directly to him.    he is sure also that mr Rodney can testify to him that unremitting attentions requisite...
Legerat hujus Amor titulum nomenque libelli. Bella mihi, video, bella parantur, ait. So Ovid introduces his book Remediorum amoris, a lecture against tobacco was calculated to excite a similar alarm in a Virginian, & a cultivator of tobacco. however being a friend neither to it’s culture nor consequences, I thank you for the pamphlet, and wish a succesful opposition to this organ of Virginia...
I have been so closely engaged through the day that it has been impossible till this moment to open your letter. the matter which is the subject of it belongs to the department of the treasury the Secretary of which alone can inform you of the terms & conditions on which the lands of the reserve can be disposed of. I must therefore refer you to him, and should any circumstance require it he...
Your favor of Dec. 24. is recieved. Mr. Latrobe superintendant of the public buildings having occasion for a good carver in stone, I have recommended him to mr Mazzei whose acquaintance in Florence will enable him to procure one who may suit us; and I have undertaken to assure mr Latrobe that if he will make the necessary arrangements for money paiments respecting the workman, with you, & for...
Being in the moment of my departure for Monticello where I shall be one month, I take time barely to write you on the subject of La Fayette’s lands. Congress have passed a law which requires that he shall take his grant in portions of not less than 1000 acres each. by your letter of Dec 22 & the plan it seems that the vacant lands on both sides the Canal of Carondelet may amount to not more...
Your letter of July 1. came to hand Oct. 24. and gave me the hope I should soon recieve your instructions as to the location of your lands in the territory of Orleans. nothing however has yet been recieved from you on that head. in the mean time by an act passed this last session of Congress you will be obliged to take it in parcels of not less than 1000 acres each. these are adjacent to the...
I now inclose you the letter for mr Appleton which covers one for mr Mazzei according to promise. I have considered the case of mr Lenthall according to your letter of Feb. 29. 04. and to the statement you put into my hands the other day, and I approve of your allowing him three dollars & two thirds a day. pressed with business before my departure I can only add my salutations and assurances...
Mr. Mazzei desires me to send him an authenticated certificate of the death of Bellini, with the seal of the state. will you be so good as to get one for me, and further to say whether there will be any property remaining after his debts are paid, and of what value?   Accept my affectionate salutations. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
Mr. Latrobe, superintendant of the public buildings having occasion for a stone carver, capable of carving the Capitel & frize of a Corinthian order. I have taken the liberty of addressing him to you to seek a proper character, he arranging with mr Appleton to recieve the person on your recommendation & to pay whatever monies may be necessary. we want a mere workman, but of real proficiency in...
Your favors of April 10. & Aug. 17. were not received till autumn. that of Aug. 17. only the 1st. of November. immediately on reciept of the former I wrote to a friend in Philadelphia to make the enquiries you desired respecting the affairs of M. de Noailles. I inclose you his answer, on which much reliance may be placed. I detained this in expectation of sending it early in winter with...
Th: Jefferson presents his friendly salutations to mr Crownenshield, and presuming on his kindness formerly experienced asks the favor of him to procure for him a kental of the best dumb-fish to be forwarded to Gibson & Jefferson at Richmond for Monticello. It is intended for use in August & September.   Th:J. leaves Washington the day after tomorrow, and will be back about the middle of...
Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to mr Hawkins & his thanks for the trouble he has taken in proposing to him the purchase of the pair of elks: but having no inclosure for confining such animals, nor expecting to have one for several years, he is obliged to decline it. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
Your favor of the 25th. is recieved as is one also from your nephew at Boston inclosing a bill of lading for the 3. casks of perry; which I doubt not will arrive in due time. permit me now to inclose the cost 16. D. in such bills as I can get, which I am in hopes can be passed with you. I am just setting out for Monticello where I propose to pass three or four weeks in order to recruit after...
James Wilkinson of Maryland Governor of the territory of Louisiana from & after the 3d. of July next for the term of 3. years then next ensuing, unless sooner Etc. Joseph Browne of N. York, Secretary of do. from and after Etc. * Return Jonathan Meigs of Lousiana } to be judges of the court of the territory of Louisiana from & after Etc. * John B. C. Lucas of Pensylvania Rufus Easton of New...
I am indeed a most unpunctual correspondt but it is not from unwillingness to attend to those who favor me with their letters, but from the pressure of calls not admitting delay. since the reciept of your favor of Nov. 20. I have not lost sight of the subject, but I meant to answer you by sending a model of the sharp, as well as square toed mouldboard. that required that I should be half a day...
Th: Jefferson presents his salutations to Mr. Robert Moore & his acknowledgements for the Jerusalem wheat he was so kind as to forward him from his relation in Ireland. he prays him to be the channel of communicating his thanks to that gentleman and his assurances that the talent shall not be hidden in a napkin. the good men of the world form a nation of their own, and when promoting the...
I received in due time your letter of Feb. 4. and immediately sent to mr Andrews’s to get the information you desired, but he was gone to New York. I waited supposing he might return and being just now on my departure for Monticello, I sent to his house again to-day, but he is not returned, nor expected under a month. any thing however can be done in his absence where they have the moulds: but...
Your favors of Feb. 14. & 26. are now before me, and answering first to the former, I inclose you a copy of the cypher as well as of the cyphered letter therein referred to. I have examined the two statements of our account. the first is perfectly intelligible, & right in principle. I have not attempted to examine the calculations, being on the point of departure for Monticello, & not doubting...
Nothing is so common as to see men value themselves most for what they know least about. in truth ignorance is always the parent of vanity. this accounts for my valuing myself on the invention of a mould-board for a plough and venturing to submit it to your judgment. in a small box which went by my cart from hence two days ago I sent you two models, and the block to shew how they were made. I...
On the reciept of your letter of Dec. 1. I referred it to the Secretary of the Treasury for information, sending him the inclosed loan-office certificate, his answer is that if the certificate be genuine it might have been funded under the funding act, until it became barred by the act of limitation of Mar. 3. 1795. & that act having been further suspended till the 12th. of June 1799 in favor...
Being in the moment of my departure for Monticello to take a short respite after our winter campaign, I have barely time to acknolege the reciept of your favor, and to thank you for the friendly dispositions it manifests. the last thirty years are probably more pregnant of instruction to mankind than any equal period which history furnishes. our portion of it will certainly exhibit what will...
I inclose you an application for pardon from a person of the name of John Southark, who says he is now in Boston jail under sentence for forgery, having been confined there already 22. months and having still 14. to remain, & a sum to be paid. considering the judges who sit in a cause, & the Attorney who tries it as possessed of those circumstances which may decide whether any & what...
I think the cases both of Caston and Hibbs are within the spirit of our promise, altho’ they both happen to be out of the letter of it. they have substantially fulfilled the object of the government; and could such cases have been stated to us before hand we should have offered the reward. should you be of this opinion I should approve of giving them the reward as if they were within the...
I have recieved a letter, which I presume I may consider as coming from yourself—proposing that your son, of 4. years old only may recieve the appointment of a Midshipman. after acknoleging my sense of the kind disposition manifested in the name given him, it is my duty to observe that the earliest period at which midshipmen are recieved is about 10. years of age, when they have learned to...
I have recieved your favor of the 4th. inst. and thank you for the friendly expressions it contains. I see your retirement from the public councils with sincere regret, having always considered your conduct there as disinterested, moderate and conscientious. you can still however be useful in promoting at home a spirit of sound republicanism, and in healing those schisms which seem to threaten...
Having referred to the Superintendant your letter of Feb. 9. I have recieved from him the answer of which the inclosed is a copy. it appears, as I conjectured in my former letter, that the US. have no interest in the question between the representatives of Byrne. & Beatty, should not intermeddle, but to leave to them to settle their right to the money in their own way. Accept my salutations &...
The case of mr Peacock has been duly considered. had we been permitted to yield to circumstances of commiseration for his wife & family certainly there is no case in which they have been more deeply felt but the public security will not allow these considerations to confer entire impunity. the judges who sat on his trial, & the attornies who assisted in it declare they can offer no...
Your letter of Nov. 23. came to my hands in December. I took measures for obtaining information of the nature of the case which was the subject of it, and to know whether it admitted remedy. I found it was one of those for which no provision had ever been made, but it has not been till now in my power to answer you. altho’ the case belongs solely to the legislature, yet it is the duty of my...
Thomas Jefferson President of the United States to Pukshanubby, Mingo-Humastubba, Oakchummy, Tuskamiabby and Pawh amattakor, Chiefs of the Choctaw nation. My children . I learn with great satisfaction that you have leased to us three sections of one mile square each on the road from the Chickesaws to Natchez and one on the Pearl river: and you desire me to send you a paper under my own hand to...
Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to mr Johnson & acknoleges the reciept of his letter in the moment of his departure on a short visit to Monticello. it cannot but be gratifying to him to find his name connected with useful things, and entertains a due sense of mr Johnson’s favorable opinion, in proposing to him a dedication which cannot but be flattering to him. he asks leave to enter...
Th Jefferson presents his respects to the revd. mr Pryce, acknoleges the reciept of his book, and prays him to inform him of the price, and whether to remit it to himself or to pay it to any one here. he is in the moment of a short visit to Monticello; but mr Pryce’s note will find him in either place. MHi : Coolidge Collection.