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By the letters which I yesterday forwarded from Boston you were informed of the very low condition in which my Grandfather lay: The moment I heard of it I came out of town and arrived in time to see him but not to hear him speak. After two days of suffering occasioned by an accumulation of phlegm in the throat which he was too weak to throw off. he yesterday forenoon became easier; spoke of...
You will have heard before this reaches you of the fate of your revered father. He has died full of years and of honors, at the very hour which he would have chosen, if I know anything of his heart, had the decision been left to him. On the 4th. of July 1826, at , fifty years, probably to an hour, after he had signed the decleration of his country’s freedom,—at the very moment, when the whole...
The undersigned Commissioners, appointed “to select a proper site in the District of Columbia, on which to erect a Penitentiary for the said District; and also to select a site in the County of Alexandria, for a County Jail”, respectfully referring to their former partial report of the 8th of June 1826., have now the honor further to report—: That there is not to their knowledge in the County...
The undersigned Commissioners, appointed “to select a proper site in the District of Columbia, on which to erect a Penetentiary for the said District; and also to select a Site in the County of Alexandria, for a County jail,” have the honor to report in part,— That they have selected as a site on which to erect a Penetentiary for the said District, so much of the Northern part of the public...
As you are now relieved from congressional claims upon your time, & attentions, I venture to intrude on your leisure, by incloseing a Book containing some additional information respecting the first Introduction of Innoculation into North America by our ancestor Dr Zabdial Boylston, which may be usefull should you, at any future period be disposed to give more light upon the subject, than the...
I am thankful for the very interesting message and documents of which you have been so kind as to send me a copy, and will state my recollections as to the particular passage of the message to which you ask my attention. on the conclusion of peace, Congress, sensible of their right to assume independance, would not condescend to ask it’s acknolegement from other nations, yet were willing, by...
J. Madison has received, under the President’s name, a copy of the Message and documents transmitted to the House of Representatives, relating to the proposed Congress at Panama; and he ought not to make his acknowledgments for the politeness to which he is indebted, without expressing, at the same time, his sense of the ability and eloquence, as well as of the intrinsic interest by which the...
My grandson, Th: Jefferson Randolph, bearer of this letter being on a journey to the North, I could not permit him to pass thro’ Washington, without enjoining on him the duty of paying his respects to you. I presume he will find you approaching the close of your winter’s campaign, a term as welcome to the civil as military officer. I am glad to avail myself at the same time of the occasion of...
Mr. Marshall accepts with great pleasure the invitation of Mr and Mrs. Adams to dine with them on friday the 3d. of March at five MHi : Endicott Family Autograph Collection.
I know nothing of the facts in this petition, nor of the person on whose behalf they are stated, but I know most of those who subscribe it, and can certify that they are persons of the first degree of respectability in the county in which I reside and of unquestionable credit as to any thing which they affirm. Given under my hand this 8 th of February 1826. To the President of the United...
I herewith inclose to you a letter addressed to me from Mr. Shaw written at my request—I can only add that I entirely coincide with him in his opinion I am &ca. your affectionate / Father NN : William Smith Papers.
I herewith inclose to you a letter addressed to me from Mr Shaw written at my request. I can only add that I entirely coincide with him in his opinion I am &ca. your affectionate / Father DLC : John Quincy Adams Papers.
I have received your letter inclosing the letters from Mr Basset and Mr. Custis Congress had resolved, but I believe not passed int o a law, to erect a monument to President Washington; but they passed resolutions requesting the then President to write a letter to Mrs. Washington soliciting her consent to have her remains removed, to be entombed with those of her Husband in the City of...
I have received your letter inclosing the letters from Mr Basset and Mr. Custis Congress had resolved,—but I believe not passed int a law, to erect a monument to President Washington,—but they passed resolutions requesting the then President to write a letter to Mrs. Washington, soliciting her consent to have her remains removed, to be entombed with those of her Husband in the City of...
Mr. Clay’s respectful Compliments to Mr. Adams and Mrs. Adams and he regrets Extremely that confinement to his room by indisposition prevents him from having the pleasure of dining with them to day. Tuesday Morning Mr. and Mrs. Clay regret that a very bad cold with which he is afflicted deprives them of the honor of accepting Mr. and Mrs. Adams’s invitation to dinner on friday next. Mrs....
5th Jany— Mr Calhoun accepts with pleasure the invitation of Mr & Mrs Adams for Thursday next 6th Jany. Mr Calhoun accepts with pleasure the invitation of Mr & Mrs Adams for Thursday next. 29th April Mr Calhoun regrets that he cannot accept the invitation of Mr & Mrs Adams to dine with them to day. 13th June Mr Calhoun accepts with pleasure the invitation of Mr Adams for tomorrow 19th Decr. Mr...
Monday Morning. Mr Webster accepts with pleasure Mr & Mrs Adam’s Invitation to dine on Thursday— Sir, Wednesday 3 ‘clock I am, today, affected with So severe a cold it has been quite impossible for me to call at the Department, as I proposed to do, last Evening. I hope to be well enough to do it on friday. Yrs, with very true / regard Wednesday P.M Mr Webster very much regrets that the...
I do not feel quite well enough to be out today—having suffered a little from being out yesterday—and I would not wish you to detain, on my acc’t, the Papers which you wish to send off for Chili—Both myself and friends shall be Entirely satisfied to follow your suggestion—I will, nevertheless, have the pleasure of calling at the Department on the subject, at an Early opportunity— With entire...
Mr Webster, accepts with great pleasure Mr & Mrs Adams invitation to dine on Thursday next— MHi : Adams Papers.
I am honor’d with your Letter of 8th of Novr with the devise & explanation, when which is truely beautifull & interesting. I shew’d to Mr Stuart with your wishes, he expressd great pleasure in Complying with them, but I regret to add, that in defiance of every persuasion of mine, & many of his Friends, Mrs Adam’s and your portraits, are as you last saw them. My first visit to Boston, after our...
Mr. Clay has the honor to accept the invitation of Mr. and Mrs. Adams to dinner on Tuesday next. Mrs. Clay regrets that she feels herself obliged to decline the honor of dining with them at the same time, which was extended her— MHi : Adams Papers.
W. Wirt acknowledges the honor of Mr & Mrs. Adams polite invitation to dinner on the 15th. but not having been into company this winter, hopes to be excused for declining it. MHi : Adams Papers.
Recd on board the schooner Velocity Luther Hammond master for Washington City. a Boston directed His Excellency President Adams, which I promise to deliver him on his order freight being paid here by shipper Ward Nichs Boylston $1.00 A C Lombard Recd for a Box of Raspberry Cand iece Sent. President Adams—29’ Novr 1825—$1 MHi : Boylston Family Papers.
You can hardly conceive the dissappointment and regret I felt from the Information I rec’d from my beloved Friend your Father of the 22d Ultimo, that he had no expectation of your being able to leave Washington this season,—two days after my despondency was dispel’d by the Public prints announcing your arrival at Philadelphia on your route to Quincy, in this however there was great alloy at...
With a reluctance, commensurate with the liberty which I am taking, I am constrained, by obligations of friendship, to trespass one moment on your time The death of Judge Skinner, of the Northern District Court of New York, has lately been announced; & among the competitors, for the vacant office, is Nathan Williams Esqr. of this village. Mr. Williams is one of the circuit Judges of our...
I feel a diffidence in addressing you on a subject, that I am not satisfied is not impertinent & improper. My apology is a desire to assist an honest unfortunate man. I understand that the Government is building a light house on Owl’s head Island in Thomastown Maine. A friend of Mr. John Sherburne of Orland in Maine has requested me to assist Sherburne in getting the appointment of keeper of...
Mr. Johnson presents his respectful Complimts. to Mr. Adams, & encloses for Mr. Adams perusal two letters received by him this morn’g from New Orleans recommending certain gentlemen therein named for the places of Naval Officer & Inspector of the Customs of that Port, which have recently become vacant by the death & resignation of the late incumbents. Of their suitableness for the offices in...
Mr. Thomas Grafton Addiron junr. having a wish to be employed in the public service has requested a letter of introduction to you. I have not the pleasure of a personal acquaintance with Mr. Addiron, but am assured from a very respectable source “that he is a very correct young man in his moral character;” his family connections are highly respectable. With great respect, I am, / Dr. Sir, your...
I had the pleasure to address our amiable friend Mr Adams last week, expressive of my Intentions of offering you my heartfelt felicitations on your elivation to the most honourable and important rank the Nation can confer— I have not its true, (from the enfused state of my health) been in the front rank of your Frinds who have at an earlier day offerd you their congratulations—but to this I...
I enclose you a letter from honest Spafford. I do it with great reluctance but he has so much merit in his New-York Gazetteer that I wish something could be done for him. I know however the difficulty indeed the impossibility that a President should get into any of the offices a single clerk. I tried to get Mr Dalton into an office in the Treasury Department. I proposed it to the Secretary who...