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Th: Jefferson presents his friendly salutations to Doctr. Eustis and his thanks for the fish which he has been so kind as to send him. it is a very fine article, when it can be got of the good kind, which is rare & difficult to those not of the country where produced. RC (R. M. Smythe, New York City, 1995); addressed: “The honble Doctr. Eustis”; endorsed by Eustis. Not recorded in SJL .
Among the candidates for commission in the army now to be raised, M r Archibald C. Randolph proposes to offer himself. he had a commission of Captain in that which was to have been raised in 1799. and I have no doubt that the testimonies of his merit on which that was granted are still to be found in the War office. to these he will be able to add others equally respectable of the present day....
Th: Jefferson asks permission of the Secretary at war to discharge what he believes to be a duty in making known the proffers of the writer of the inclosed, for which purpose he incloses his letter. of the writer he never before heard, nor knows any thing more than from the letter. he only recollects that there was a family of that name over the mountains when he used formerly to visit that...
I take the liberty of adding a the name of Nicholas B. Pryor of Tenessee to the probably long list of candidates for military appointment, and inclose the documents he has furnished me with as to his character, and a letter from Col o W. P. Anderson whom I suppose to be Col o of the 8 th regiment, in which it is mentioned that there have been some recommen resignations. I believe mr
Sollicited by a poor man in an adjoining county who states his case in the inclosed letter, & truly, as far as I can learn, I take the liberty of putting it under cover to you, in the hope you will be so good as to put it into the hands of the proper clerk, that whatever is right may be done, &, if nothing can be done, that the clerk may certify the grounds, so as to inform the applicant & put...
In the action brought against me by E. Livingston on the subject of the batture , the counsel employed desire me without delay to furnish them with the grounds of defence that they may know what pleas to put in. to do this a communication of the papers in the several public offices, material to the case, is very essential. will you be so kind as to have selected such of those deposited in your...
Your two favors of the 2d. & 10th. inst. have been duly recieved. with respect to mr Avery, as he was to obtain the testimonies of his character in the Eastern states, & was himself in the same place with Genl. Hull in whose gift the office of Marshal for Michigan was, I left him to satisfy General Hull, himself on that point, & thought it best to add no bias by expressing any wish of mine to...
I reject a multitude of applications for recommendations to office, but now and then a case occurs which cannot be declined. the inclosed letter is from a friend of my youthful days, & one of our most worthy citizens. of the son I know little, but if like his father he should be a good man. the father seems to speak of him with the candor for which he is remarkeable. mr Duval having staid with...
I have the pleasure to acknolege the reciept of your letter of Dec. 24. and of the resolutions of the republican citizens of Boston, of the 19th. of that month. these are worthy of the antient character of the sons of Massachusets, & of the spirit of concord with her sister states which and which alone, carried us succesfully through the revolutionary war & finally placed us under that...
The inclosed presents one of those cases which it is not in my power to refuse being the channel of communicating . the writer is the son of a very early and intimate friend & fellow-student, to whom, were he living, I ought to refuse nothing. of the writer personally I never heard any thing, nor ever saw him: but I think he must be personally known to mr Nelson & mr Basset , two of our...
I take the liberty of forwarding to you the inclosed letter which proposes to place three young gentlemen on the list of candidates for military appointments in the new army to be raised. of them personally I know nothing. with their family I am well acquainted. it is among the very respectable ones of our state in point of character, standing & property. the writer of the inclosed letter is...
Th: Jefferson requests the favor of The Honble Doctr. Eustis’s company to dinner the day after tomorrow at half after three oclock— RC (facsimile in Washington Post , 8 Oct. 1961); in Meriwether Lewis’s hand. William Eustis (1753–1825), a native of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a graduate of Harvard College, was a surgeon during the Revolutionary War. Eustis held a seat in the lower house of...
Visiting occasionally a possession I have between New London and Lynchburg , & making considerable stays there, I have had opportunities of learning the situation of the public military stores near the first of those places. they are in an old log house about a quarter or half a mile from the town (which is itself of 2. or 3. families only) the person authorised as keeper & recieving the...