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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.
Mr Benjamin Parker Richardson, a Grandson of my old friend Mr Brackett, who is advancing with me far in our eighty ninth year, is desirous of an introduction to you. I hope your family will receive him with kindness. He seems to have a passion for seeing conspicuous characters, and I hope he will be gratified. He can inform you how faint and feeble I am, and how ardently I wish to see you and...
February 3, 1829 Mr. Marshall accepts with pleasure the invitation of The President and Mrs. Adams to dine with them on tuesday the 3d. of February at six March 2, 1820 Mr. Marshall accepts with pleasure the invitation of Mr. & Mrs. Adams to dine with them on thursday the 2d. of March at five Mr. Marshall accepts with pleasure the invitation of Mr. Adams to dine with him on thursday next at...
I am requested by Mess Kavanagh and Cottril late owners of the Ship Hibernia to make some inquiries of your department, which they think may possibly result in some information, which may be useful to them. That Ship was taken, when bound in December 1800, on a voyage from Waldoborough to Jamaica, with a cargo of lumber, by a French Privateer, (Le Jeune Creole) fitted out of a Spanish port...
I have the pleasure to inform you, that at a meeting of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, holden this day, you were unanimously, elected their President. Although your probable residence, at least for some years, at a distance from Massachusetts, may possibly form an objection, in your own mind, to the appointment, yet, in fact the duties of it are little more than nominal, they can...
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...
I saw Col: Perkins, yesterday at Brookline, who did not seem prepared to answer my question, as to the intention of the Railway Company—From his general conversation I gathered that the Subject of the sale had been a matter of conversation with the Directors—He did not say that any determination had or had not been had—But we parted, he saying that he would see the Directors to day and would...
I have nothing to add to what I wrote you yesterday on that subject. I saw Col: Perkins, who said that the Directors could not determine until the sale and that this would depend upon circumstances .—By which, I understand—However you can conclude as well as myself.— I think, however, that one or other and possibly both pieces—are deemed important, and that they intend to purchase one or...
I have the honor to subjoin a transcript of our account as exion closed by me at the United States Bank, on the 1st. Inst. conformably to the terms acceded to in your last letter. The balance, which I have drawn out as below by virtue of the authority above specified, I hold myself responsible to pay to the Executors, at three days notice, on demand, either in the whole, or in part, with...
A letter of yours, aged three months and eight days, which has lain unobserved, during all this time in the cover of another letter in my pocket Book has just fallen out upon me, like Yorick’s sermon, from Stevinus, upon the Corporal where I was looking, not after “Prince Maurice’s sailing chariot,” but after something altogether as unlike the result of my search. It is never too late to be...