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I have duly recd. your letter of the 6th. inst: in which your pen has done justice to the elevated devotion to the public interest which it had to express. I had previously recd. under your blank cover, a printed copy of your Address to the Legislature. The coup de grace which the address gives to the factious ascendency so long forming a cloud over the State of Massachts. could not fail to...
I recd. by the last mail your welcome favor of the 10th. instant. The newspapers had prepared me for the triumphant vote which restores a prodigal sister to the bosom of the republican family, and evinces a return of her grateful feelings for a revolutionary worthy. I congratulate you very sincerely on this event, with every wish that your administration may be as happy to yourself as I am...
I have delayed to thank you for your favors from Williamsburg & N York, till I should learn that a letter would find you at Boston. This I have just done. I am glad that your interview with Dr. Mason has authenticated a circumstance, which tho’ of a minute character, it is well eno’ should not be left in uncertainty. And I am very glad that you sought the conversation with Van Wert. The...
Your favor of the 27 Ult: from Richmond was duly handed to me by Genl King. His stay with me was very short, having failed to reach this on the day he left Monticello, and being in a hurry to get to Washington by a particular time. I find by Mrs. Eustis’s letter to Mrs. M. that you had taken up your winter quarters in Wmsbg. Why did you not take a Western instead of an Eastern direction from...
I cannot take my final leave of Washington, without calling to mind the epistolary debt remaining due to you. On consulting with Mr. Monroe some time ago, it was understood that your stay in Holland would be prolonged untill next fall, if not next Spring, by a joint negociation with the Govt. of the Netherlands, on the subject of a commercial Treaty. You will have received the communications...
I duly recd. your two favors of Aug. 10. & Decr. 9th. 1815. but during so busy a season, that I have been obliged to postpone the acknowlegement of them, to the present date. The picture you give of the Dutch humiliation as exemplified in the tone of the Baron de Nagel, on the violation of the local sovereignty in the case of the seaman impressed, exceeds what I could have inferred from the...
I am just favored with yours of the 19h. Ulto. I need not say that I should have been particularly happy in seeing you before your departure for Europe, if circumstances had permitted. Having retired for a while to my farm, I am disappointed of the pleasure of even a substituted interview with Mr. Everett. The Secretary of State however whom I left at Washington, will have an opportunity, of...
¶ To William Eustis. Letter not found. 21 December 1814. Acknowledged in Eustis to JM , 29 Dec. 1814 , as informing Eustis of his appointment as U.S. minister to the Netherlands and enclosing his commission.
It has been in view for some time to counterplace Mr. Changuion by an Envoy Extraordinary & Minister Plenipotentiary to his Sovereign Prince; and I have had you in my thoughts for the service. I postponed however consulting you on the subject, on the calculation that it could be done at any time without inconvenient delay to the object. Circumstances now exist which render an immediate...
We have just recd an Envoy from the new Sovereign of the U. Netherlands, & wish to cultivate useful relations between the 2 Countries, by a prompt return of the Civility. Will you permit me to name you to the Senate, for the purpose of counterplacing him? It will be very convenient to receive an early answer, & if my wishes should be gratified, that you be ready for an early departure for your...
I have just been favored with yours of the 7th. instant. Whatever may be the weight of your observations, it would be difficult to act on the view they take of the subject, complicated as it necessarily is with some other views of it; passing by the incompetency of the Executive alone to consummate the arrangement suggested. I may not be able to do full justice to impressions, some of which at...
Will you permit me to inclose for your consideration, a commission which may be recommended by the advantage of local conveniency? It will not be put on record untill your decision shall warrant, which it will be agreeable to receive as soon as it may be reasonably expected. Accept my best respects & regards Facsimile of RC (James D. Julia Auctioneers, Auction of 4–5 Feb. 2010, lot 2043;...
I have received your letter of yesterday, with the impressions which could not but result from your purpose of retiring from an office so nearly related to that which has been entrusted to me, in which your services have been co-eval with mine, and in which I have witnessed the zeal and constancy of your exertions for the public good, under difficulties peculiarly arduous & trying. In bearing...
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...
Yours of the 8th. has but just come to hand. I return the letters from Genl. D. I shall set out tomorrow morning for Washington & proceed by way of Fredg. expecting to reach Washington on Monday. Meantime will you resolve the arrangement recommended with respect to Connecticut Volunteers? Friendly respects RC ( PHi : Daniel Parker Papers).
I have but a moment to inclose you the letters from Govr: Scott & others. You will communicate to Mr. Monroe what has been done in that quarter. His presence will be useful in getting every thing into system & subordination. A failure in the mail does not allow me time to examine the Volunteer Act, with reference to a Majr. Genl’s Comission to Mr. Monroe. But I see no evil from risking the...
I have recd. your favor of the 5th. & return the letters accompanying it. Your last instruction to Wilkinson will I suppose have given him the idea which is for the present to regulate his policy towards the Spaniards. If it be true that a proclamation of neutrality issued at the Havanna, it is a proof that they will not court hostilities with us. In the mean time, the hostile use made of the...
I have thought it proper to request the return of the inclosed letters; some of which, though stating facts, & shewing the public sentiment, and on that account worth perusing, contain what ought to consign them to the fire, rather than to the public archives. The more I hear of the alarm produced in the Western Country by Hull’s disaster, and of the incoherent efforts on foot to cure the...
The death of Mr. Mifflin has produced the inclosed applications for the vacancy in the deputy commissiarte [ sic ] held by him. It is probable they will meet others addressed to yourself. If Irvin is to reside or be chiefly in Philada. it does not appear very essential that the office should be filled immediately, if at all. You can judge best. Mr. Coxe has again been brought to my attention;...
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
I address you upon a subject of much delicacy and which from circumstances which must be well known to you makes me diffident in presenting to your view the oldest Revolutiary Feild officer now Living. I presume I need not name to you his former Services, nor the loss of property which his Family sustaind by the Enemy, nor the wounds he received in the Service, or those qualification, which so...
On the 27th of Jany I had the honor to recommend to you a young Gentleman for an Ensigns commission in the army. My success on that occasion emboldens me to adventure once more, I say success, because I hear a very pleasing account of the conduct of the Ensign—of the esteem & confidence of his superior officers, & his success in the recruiting service. Old New England blood you know is very...
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...
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....
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...
Give me leave to enclose to you a Letter from a Gentleman whom I knew in former Life but have not lately seen. I knew his Grand Father, his Father, his Uncle and his Brothers and himself all of genuine old New England Blood You probably know personally more of him than I do. If it should be consistent with the public good in the Presidents opinion and yours I should hear with pleasure of his...
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...
Permit me to introduce to you Mr. Richard Cranch Norton, a young Gentleman of liberal Education at our old Alma Mater. His name will inform you of his genuine puritanical blood. He is a nephew of your neighbor Chief Justice Cranch. He has a brother whose name is Edward Norton and both of them Sons of a Learned Divine of Weymouth, whose Orthodoxy can be surely no impeachment of his Patriotism....
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...
It is intimated here, that the two senior Officers of the Light Artillery are soon to be appointed, and that in all probability, they will be selected from the line of the Army. I am not authorized to make any application in favor of Major Porter and indeed he is totally ignorant of this Letter, but as I discover great anxiety in him for promotion, particularly in the Artillery, I think it...