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I do not know whether the request of M. Moussier , explained in the inclosed letter , is grantable or not. but my partialities in favor of whatever may promote either the useful or liberal arts, induce me to place it under your consideration, to do in it whatever is right, neither more nor less. I would then ask you to favor me with three lines in such form as I may forward him by way of...
Not knowing whether the inclosed infor letter may give you information either new or useful, I hazard it on the bare possibility that it may. the writer both as to candor & understanding is worthy of entire credit. he is the son of a wheat-fan maker in my neighborhood, & living in the hollow of a mountain unknown to every body & with only a common education, he by some means got a copy of...
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. a free communication of the papers relating to it in the public offices is necessary to aid me. I do not know whether there are any, & what papers, in your office which may be...
Yours of July 14. with the welcome paper it covered, has been most thankfully recieved. I had before recieved from your office, and that of State, all the printed publications on the subject of the batture, that is to say the opinions of the Philadelphia lawyers & of E. Livingston himself, the publications of Derbigny , Thierry , Poydras , & the Pieces probantes. I had been very anxious to get...
Yours of the 10 th came safely to hand and laid me under new obligations for the valuable observations it contained. the error of 12 f. instead of 7. for the rise of the batture really sautoit aux yeux , and how I could have committed it at first or passed it over afterwards without discovery & having copied Pelletier’s plan myself, is unaccountable. I have adopted also most of your other...
I send you three letters from mr Fitz , improperly sent to me, but as they may contain something worthy your notice, I forward them to you. I believe I have before informed you that he is as purely honest & inoffensive a man as lives, and well qualified as a Surveyor. he lived with me a year or two. his letter of latest date must have been extorted from his good nature. M rs Jones has...
A book confided to me by a friend, for translation & publication has, for a twelvemonth past, kept me in correspondence with Col o Duane . he undertook to have it translated & published. the last sheets had been revised, & in a late letter to him, I pressed the printing. I soon afterwards recieved one from him informing me that it would be much retarded by embarrasments recently brought on him...
You are to consider me in this letter as a witness & not a sollicitor. it is written at the request of a mr James Dinsmore who lived in my family 10. years as a housejoiner, did all the housejoinery of my house, being one of the ablest of his calling, and one of the best men I have ever known. while I lived in Washington he applied to me for a Surveyor’s place for his brother John Dinsmore in...
A mr James Dinsmore of my neighborhood, a very honest & worthy man himself, is anxious that I should write to you on behalf of a brother of his who lives in the Missipi territory , and who wishes for the place of Reciever of the public monies in that territory now vacant. of the brother I know nothing personally. the one here gives me the strongest assurances of his worth, & if he is like...
This letter will be presented to you by mr George Ticknor , a young gentleman of Boston . he favored me with a visit here and brought high recommendations from mr Adams and others , and during a stay of several days with us, I found he merited every thing which had been said of him. he has been excellently educated, is learned, industrious eager after knolege, and as far as his stay with us...
An American going to Paris considers you of course as his natural patron there; but still it is well you should know when worth presents itself, and is added to the claim of a fellow citizen on your good offices. the bearer mr William B. Buchanan is the son of James A. Buchanan esquire of Baltimore of great worth and respectab il ity. he embarks for Europe with Doct r Eustis , and will...
This letter will be handed you by mrs Patterson , daughter of mr Patterson of Baltimore , with whose high standing worth and patriotism you are well acquainted, and probably with his person. mrs Patterson , as a citizen of the United States, would naturally recieve your patronage and attentions, while at Paris ; which with your knolege of her family would render unnecessary any recommendations...
M r Girardin , who will have the honor of presenting you this letter, revisits his native country after a residence of 20. years in this his country by adoption. he will consider this relation as placing him under your protection, of which he is entirely worthy. a residence of some years in my neighborhood enables me to assure you that he is a gentleman of science, of worth, and perfect...
A long absence from home must apologize for my so late acknolegement of your welcome favor of Sep. 6. our storm of the 4 th of that month gave me great uneasiness for you; for I was certain you must be on the coast, and your actual arrival was unknown to me. it was such a wind as I have not witnessed since the year 1769 . it did however little damage with us, only prostrating our corn, and...
M r Dabney Terril , a relation of mine (the grandson of my sister) wishing to finish his education in Europe , I have advised him to go to Geneva preferably to any other place. his foundation is a moderate progress in Latin French and Mathematics. he is 17. years of age, perfectly correct in his morals and deportment, amiable in his dispositions, and thirsty after knolege. his circumstances...
Your last favor is recieved just as I am setting out for a possession 90. miles Southwardly, from whence I shall not return until the first week of the ensuing month. I hasten therefore to drop you a line of Adieu. I sincerely rejoice that you are going to France . I do not think with you that nothing can be done there. Louis XVIII is a fool, & a bigot, but bating a little duplicity he is...
I have just recieved a request from M. de la Fayette to send him two copies of the Review of Montesquieu , published in Philadelphia about 4. or 5. years ago, and have written to Dufief to forward them under cover to you, wherever you may be, which he will know better than I can. I pray you to be the bearer of them, with the letter for him now inclosed; and, if you have never read the work,...
The jealousy of the European governments rendering it unsafe to pass letters thro’ their post-offices, I am obliged to borrow the protection of your cover to procure a safe passage for the inclosed letter to M de de Staël , and to ask the favor of you to have it delivered at the hotel of M. De Lessert without passing thro’ the post office. In your answer of June 7. to mine of May 18 . you...