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[ Philadelphia, December 26, 1793. On July 16, 1798, Brent wrote to Hamilton and referred to “a letter which I had the Honor of receiving from you, dated the 26th of December 1793.” Letter not found. ] Brent was a clerk in the office of the Secretary of the Treasury until January 5, 1794. See Brent to H, December 27, 1793 ; January 27, 1794 ( PAH Harold C. Syrett, ed., The Papers of Alexander...
Th: Jefferson returns the inclosed commission, with his signature, to the Secretary of state’s office. he presumes it is to be delivered to mr Gallatin. a commission is wanting for John Selman of the North Western territory, as Commissioner on the subject of Symmes’s lands in the room of Goforth resigned.—he begs leave to observe too that mr Scott’s commission as Marshal of Virginia, signed...
Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to mr Daniel Brent and informs him that the blanks for commrs. of bankruptcy were signed, & by the return of the same post, were forwarded either to mr Madison or mr Brent, he rather believes the former. that for Storey is signed & returned by this post to mr Madison for his signature. the post of the 20th. inst. is the last one by which any thing should...
28 September 1804, Baltimore. Acknowledges Brent’s 8 Sept. 1804 letter [not found]. “As I suppose the Secy. of state is yet absent I beg leave to mention to you for his most immediate communication, that I am now nearly ready to sail with my ship Serpent for the city of St. Domingo, & that I should consider it as a most pointed mark of attention to receive his reply. At the same time have the...
Long indulgence by your predecessors in the direction of the department of State in the privilege of getting my letters to Europe put under the same cover with their the official dispatches of the department has encoraged me to ask the same favor of you. my increasing aversion to writing will be a security against any abuse of this favor. on this ground I take the liberty of inclosing a letter...
I very lately took the liberty of requesting you to give a safe passage with your official dispatches to a part of my European correspondence. I have now to ask the same for the residue not then ready, and hope this will close the trouble imposed on you for the present year for which I pray you to accept my apologies, with the assurance of my great esteem and respect. PoC ( DLC ); on verso of...
Th: Jefferson asks the favor of mr Brent to give a passage to the inclosed letters to mr Gallatin & mr Beasley , with by the first safe conveyance with the dispatches of the department of state. he returns him many thanks for past favors, and will often have to apologize for future troubles. he salutes him with assurances of great respect PoC ( DLC: TJ Papers , 213:37968); on verso of reused...
I trouble you now, as heretofore with my letters to Europe . the bulk is rendered larger than heretofore by the addition of a book. but the trouble will be less repeated my present letters amounting in fact to letters of leave to my European correspondence. the advance of years & decline of health oblige me to withdraw from all unnecessary correspondence, and none being is less necessary or...
Th: Jefferson returns thanks to mr Brent for the paper he has been so kind as to restore to him. it is perfectly recognised & must by mistake have gotten among the public papers when he left the office of State. it’s greatest value at present however is in the new proof it has furnished of the friendly recollections of mr Brent; nothing being more soothing in retirement from the cares of...
Th Jefferson acknoleges the reciept of mr Brent’s note of Feb. 26. and returns thanks for the repeated favors & attentions to his foreign correspondence. more and more disinclined to the labors of the writing table, his intrusions on mr Brent’s kind offices will become less frequent, tho probably not altogether discontinued. he prays him to accept the assurance of his constant friendship &...