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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...
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...
Whilst Mr. Jefferson was Secretary of State he made several Reports to Congress relating to our Commerce & navigation. In one of them, he was led to a comparison of the war & peace freights & ensurences, and to an estimate of the encouragement that could be afforded to our own navigation with reference to that comparison. I do not find among my preserved papers a Copy of that Document. If you...
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...
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...
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...
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...
I have duly recieved your favor of Sep. 5. and now request of mr Barnes to call on you for the box of ores &c. from Brazil, and to forward them by water to Richmond. Having my pen in my hand, and a little subject of enquiry in Washington I trespass on your kindness to make it for me. the busts of mess rs Madison and Monroe were made in plaister and of full size by a mr Cardelli an Italian...
With your favor of the 23d. was duly recd. the copies of 2 Reports from the Secy of State on the years committed to the care of Mr. Trist. I am sorry for the trouble taken in such voluminous transcripts which greatly exceedd. what I intended. I find too they happen not to contain the particular information which I had in view. But it appears from a passage in the larger Report that it is...