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The first article of the Arret of Dec. 29. permits expressly the importation of Spermaceti on paying the duty of 7 -10 the Quintal and 10. sols the livre, and the general laws of the kingdom allow the importation of cotton spun for cambric at 20 the Quintal. I should think it adviseable to tender these duties: if they demand any others, they should produce the law authorizing it. I suppose...
I have duly received your favor of the 24th. Aug. and think with you there should be no contest for the duty on the candles. I shall be ready to answer it to you whenever you please. I presume you have heard that New York has acceded to the new constitution. I have the honor to be Sir Your most obedt & most humble servt, PrC ( DLC ).
Having occasion to have a communication made to Madame Teresa Ceracchi at Rome, & no correspondent there, I take the liberty of asking leave to do it through you. she is the widow of Ceracchi the Sculptor from Rome who lived sometime in Vienna, came over to Philadelphia, returned to Paris, there engaged in a conspiracy against the first Consul & was executed. his wife & family returned to Rome...
Your favors of Jan. 20. and Mar. 15. have been duly recieved, as also the books, vines, and wines announced in them, for which I pray you to accept my thanks, and to communicate the same to M. Lastri for his book and the vines. these last came in fine order and are now growing here. The wines came also in perfect order, & there is no doubt but the method you adopted for their safe keeping was...
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...
Your favors of Dec. 24. and Feb. 1. are recieved, and the Vino del carmine, some time since arrived at New York, is daily expected here. I have recieved from mr Joseph Barnes 2. boxes containing 77. bottles of different wines of Tuscany & 3. bottles of oil, all intended as samples; and all arrived in perfect order, as well that in flasks as that in strong bottles: but the strong bottle is to...
My last letter to you was of May 4. 05. since which I have recieved yours of Feb 25. Mar 16. & 22 May 1. July 6. Aug. 8. Sep. 28. & Nov. 18. and at different times have come to hand safely the several articles accompanying them, to wit, packages of trees, cuttings, plants & seeds, for your attention to which I pray you to accept my thanks. in November I recieved the 473. bottles of...
I take the liberty of putting the inclosed letter for mr Mazzei under your cover & care, as it is very important he should recieve it safely. I wrote you last on the 29th. of April; since which I have recieved no letter from you. I hope however that that letter got safely to hand, & that the 400. bottles of Montepulciano of the growth of the antient Jesuits, with the bill on me for the balance...
I wrote you on the 29th. of Apr. & 26. Oct. 1806. your last which has been recieved was of Nov. 18. 1805. in mine of Apr. 29. I asked the favor of you to ship for me in Sep. or early in Oct. 400. bottles of Montepulciano, of the vineyards of the Antient Jesuits, the 473. bottles of that growth which you had sent me before being the best I had ever recieved, & having kept the best. having heard...
A very sudden dispatch of a vessel to the Mediterranean with orders from the Navy department gives me time only to acknolege the reciept of your letter of Apr. 1. as also of the 350. bottles of Montepulciano, which is come in good order, and the quality entirely approved. you will recieve from the Secretary of state an intimation of the state of things suddenly excited between us & England,...
I am this moment, and at this place called on to sign and send off a passport for the Leonidas bound to Algiers with naval stores on public account. I do not know that she will touch at Leghorn, yet as she possibly may, as opportunities are now so rare, and she, as a public vessel, may pass unmolested, I avail myself of the occasion of desiring you to be so good as to send me a supply of wines...
My friend Doct r Barton proposes, for the benefit of his health, to try a sea voyage and the air of Europe . he will certainly visit Florence , and not improbably Leghorn . he is one of the Vice presidents of the American Philosophical society , and of the Professors of the University of Philadelphia , distinguished by his writings in the physical sciences. should he visit Leghorn , I ask for...
Your letters of Aug. 26. and Oct. 25. have been both recieved. the condition of my friend Mazzei , both of body and mind, is really afflicting. of the former he had given me some account himself, of the latter I was unapprised, altho’ his very advanced age, with such bodily infirmities, might have given room to expect it. it is unfortunate too that persons in that situation are themselves the...
I wrote you a long letter on the 14 th inst. and as it went by Duplicates one thro’ mr Vaughan of Philada , the other thro’ the Sec y of States office , I do not doubt you will receive them. but a gentleman now setting out direct for Paris , you may recieve this before either of the others. I will repeat therefore from that letter only a single article. it informed you that ‘I had put into the...
Your letters of Mar. 20. & Apr. 15. are both recieved: the former only a week ago. they brought me the first information of the death of my antient friend Mazzei , which I learn with sincere regret. he had some peculiarities, & who of us has not? but he was of solid worth; honest, able, zealous in sound principles moral & political, constant in friendship, and punctual in all his undertakings....
This will be handed you by mr William C. Preston , son of Gen l Francis Preston of this state, who in the course of his travels in Europe , may probably find occasion to call on you. he is not personally known to me, but I am assured of his worth by and distinguished talents by those who know him and command my entire confidence. his standing in this state is high, and I believe I render you...
My last to you was of July 18. 16. since which I have recieved yours of May 15. and 30. July 30. Sep. 27. & Oct. 20. of the same year, & Mar. 5. of the present, with the seed of the Lupinella. this came to hand too late to be sown this season, and is therefore reserved for the ensuing spring. mr Madison recieved what you sent him somewhat earlier, & sowed a little (not chusing to venture the...
On the 1 st inst. I dispatched the Original of which the preced g is a dupl. thro’ mr V. and soon after it the departure of the mail I rec d one from mr Carmigniani of Apr. 11. by this I found that he had not rec d mine of July 18. and on recurring to your diff t
Some friends of mine who have been pleased with the Montepulciano I have recieved from you on former occasions have formed together an association, and have engaged Capt Bernard Peyton , a resident of Richmond , and doing business on commission, to apply to you for a supply of that particular wine, and I promised to give him a letter recommending him to your attention and favor. I have not...
Your’s of Dec. 20. was recieved on the 13 th Ult. & covered the acceptable letter of Madame Pini , which gave me infinit e satisfaction, as it rendered legitimate a delay which is of much con v enience to me, and shall not injure her. be so good as to present to her & to M. Pini my acknolegements for this indulgence, & the assurance that their trust shall not be abused, that the interest shall...
My last to you was of Apr. 4. which went by duplicates. since that I have recieved yours of Apr. 29. Aug. 26. and Nov 10. the accident which delayed the reciept of the bill of exchange for M. and M e Pini has been the subject of infinite regret and mortification to me; there being nothing on which my attention is more religiously fixed than on the punctual remittance of the annual interest due...
I write to you from an occasional, but very distant residence from Monticello, which place I left the 13 th of July. the two Raggis had arrived at the University about a week before that, which time I employed in getting them placed comfortably, and prepared to begin work. they have desired me to remit to you 300. D. to wit 150. each for his respective wife. I have accordingly directed the...
Since mine of Sep. 3. I have recieved yours of Aug. 23. Sep. 4. & 10. the two Raggis are now at work with us. they could not in the beginning break themselves at once to the great differences of habits manners, living, & language here from those to which they had been habituated all their lives. they are now however much more contented, and I think they have made up their minds to continue a...
My letters to you, within the last 12. months have been of May 28. 19., with the annual remittance to M. & M e Pini, Sep. 3. informing you of a remittance thro’ mr Vaughan of 300. D. for the wives of the two Raggis, and Feb: 15. 20. announcing a remittance of 400. D. for the same persons to pay their passage and expences to the US. since the last of these your two of Jan. 15. & 21. have been...
Your favor of Oct. 10 did not come to hand until Mar. 6. I communicated to the Visitors of the University your statement of the prices at which you could have our Ionic and Corinthian capitels of Marble of Carrara delivered at Leghorn, and they determined on the expediency of getting them from you. I am now therefore to request you to furnish us with 10. Ionic capitels, 6. Corinthian d o and...
My other letter of this date acknoleges yours of Oct. 10. and that of Nov. 2 & 24. is this moment recieved. this letter being on subjects particular between ourselves, I write it separately from that respecting the University and it’s Visitors, which of course must be submitted to their inspection and be placed on their files. I am glad that a remittance thro’ London is more convenient to you...
This is merely to convey to you a triplicate of Gwathmey’s bill on James Hogarty of Liverpool for 369 £ 10. s sterling, the 1 st & 2 d of which were sent to mr Williams, of which 444. D. are to be paid on my account to M. & M de Pini and 1200. D. to be credited by you to the University of Virginia for the purposes explained to you in my letter of Apr. 16. I salute you with affectionate...
My last to you was of May 25. since which I have recieved yours of July 7. and Sep. 3. we have been in hopes of hearing from you of the shipment of the Capitels. without waiting for that however we now make a remittance of the conjectural balance on the following view. D. Proceeds of the bill remitted 1680 my part of it 444 the part of the university 1239 deduct for Raggi’s (Giacomo) order 200...
From a desire that our letters respecting the affairs of the University, as being to be placed on their files may be kept distinct from what respects myself personally, I place in this letter separately the information that I have put into Col o Peyton’s hands the sum of 444.D. for M. and M de Pini, which he will include in the bill with the 861.D. for the University. I shall not lose sight....
I write by this day’s mail to my Correspdt at Richm d Col o B. Peyton to procure a bill of exchange on London which shall nett there clear of exchange 444.D. payable on your acc t to mr Sam l Williams your correspondent there, and to be paid over by you to M. & M de Pini. I am later in this duty this year than usual, this depends on the earlier or later date by which the produce of the...