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I learnt yesterday, by a letter from mr Gilmer at New York that Doctor Blaetterman one of our Professors had arrived there and informed him that the other four Professors had sailed in the Competitor from London direct for James river where they might be hourly expected. I must therefore trouble you a second time with a request that instructions may be sent to the Collectors of that river to...
In your favor of Sep. 27 you were so obliging as to inform me that on communicating to you the port at which the Professors engaged in England for the Univ ty of Virga would arrive, you would give instrns immediately to the Collector to consider the books of the Professors as embraced by the exemption from duty of the act of April 1816. I learnt yesterday for the first time that they would...
Agreeable to your request I now send you a Copy of my letter to the Chairman of the Committee on Public Expenditures, in answer to a call made by him for information on the Subject of a certain bill drawn by M r Jefferson, as minister to France, on the Bankers of the United States at Amsterdam—I also enclose a Copy of my Certificate, as recorded in Report Book O, on which the Value of said...
J. Madison presents his respects to Mr. Anderson, and informs him that he will, on Friday next, at 11 o’clock receive the Committee of the Senate instructed to communicate to the President their resolution of the 16th ultimo. The committee are apprized, by his late message to the Senate, of the grounds on which he will be obliged to decline the proposed conference with the committee upon the...
The death of mr Mathers , Serjeant at arms to the Senate, is likely, I understand, to overwhelm you with sollicitations. each candidate will doubtless put into motion every lever he can employ. one of them, Joseph Dougherty , whom perhaps you knew while he lived with me in Washington , where he did my riding business, imagines I may serve him, by bearing testimony to his character. during the...
The Secretary at War informs me that he had engaged Capt Gaines to explore & survey the best road to be found from the Muscle shoals to the head waters of Tombigbee, and that he now daily expects the report. of this survey the state of Tenissee may perhaps chuse to avail itself. but if they chuse to make one themselves they are free to do it, only consulting, & acting in concert with the Agent...
At the date of my nominations of Dec. 20. I had already recieved information which induced me to withold till further information at least, the renomination of mr Easton as judge of Louisiana. I had then recieved nothing respecting mr Lucas. and altho’ at this time nothing has come forward impeaching his integrity, yet the inclosed papers induce a doubt whether the passions of his mind, which,...
I have this moment recieved your favor of this morning, but as I suppose from it that you were then on the point of departure, this can only follow you. the appointment which is the subject of it will not take place till autumn, and in the mean time we shall no doubt be recieving applications. you are sensible that it will be our duty to select from the whole number of candidates, & not...
It is upwards of a twelvemonth since my attention was drawn to the importance of a road which should enable the inhabitants of Tenissee & Kentucky to seek a market on the Savannah, and instructions were immediately given to our Commissrs. Genl. Wilkinson & others to negotiate with the Cherokees for permission to the states interested to open the road through their country. it was stiffly...
The President of the United States, presents his Compliments to The Honourable, Joseph Anderson Andrew Jackson and William Charles Cole Claiborne, and will be glad to receive them at his House tomorrow Saturday Morning ten O Clock, upon the Business mentioned in their Note T : Governor John Sevier Papers.
Not being able to lay my hands upon the Letter you have requested, and fearing very much that I inadvertently, together with some other loose papers, threw it into the Fire in changing Papers from one coat Pockett to another, I have nothing now left in my Power but to state to you the principal Fact which it appeared to contain. As I mean however to be perfectly explicit with you, I think it...