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Letter not found: to John Graham, 10 Sept. 1759. On 14 Sept. Graham wrote to GW : “I received your letter of the 10th Inst.”
I learn, with real regret, the disappointment you experienced in your intended subscriptions to the Bank of the United States. It was very much my wish that the property in the Stock of that Bank should be generally diffused throughout the States. But its not having been foreseen, any where, that so rapid a subscription would take place, has been the cause that adequate provisions were not...
Your letter of May 10 was received during the absence of the President as well as myself from the seat of Government; and since our return the preparations for the meeting of Congress, have prevented an earlier acknowledgment of it. In communicating to you the Presidents acceptance of your resignation, I have the pleasure to inform you, that you hold the same place in his favorable opinion, as...
I had this morning desired a person to ask the favor of you to call on me; but learnt soon after that you had left this place for Dumfries. the office of Secretary of the territory of Orleans is vacant. it requires indispensably that the person holding it should speak the French as well as English languages: the Spanish would be an useful tho’ not indispensable addition. presuming you speak...
The President having given his permission to Governor Claiborne to be absent from the Territory of Orleans; provided nothing of a public nature to render it inconvenient should intervene, and that he should not leave it before your actual return. You will therefore be pleased to regulate your return, according to the knowledge you have of the time when the governor intends to depart for the...
I herewith enclose the instructions in pursuance of which you are to make an investigation into certain projects Said to be on foot in the western Country adverse to the Unity and the peace of the nation. I am persuaded that this trust will be executed by you in the manner expected by the President, and with the effect which public considerations require. You will feel the importance of...
I avail myself of an express going from the War Department, to acknowledge the receipt of your several letters, as marked below, and the last of which informs me that you were at Nashville, on the 14th. Ult, on your return to New Orleans. I have the pleasure at the same time to express to you the satisfaction which you have given to the President, in the execution of the important & intricate...
Th: Jefferson asks the favor of mr Graham, on reciept of this to fill up a Commission for John Steele (Genl.) of Pensylva. as Collector for Philadelphia in the place of Genl. Shee decd, and to inclose it to him near or at Lancaster. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Th: Jefferson with his compliments to mr Graham asks the favor of him to issue a commission to Eugene Sullivan as Surveyor at West point in Virginia vice Stephen Bingham decd. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Presuming that it was not essential to provide for remittances to Mr. Short and that arrangements for it might leak out, I omitted to say any thing on the subject. It will be proper however to let him know on what fund he may draw in Europe, or desire him if not too late to name one himself, and get Mr. Gallatin to provide accordingly if necessary by some general deposit. An immediate line to...
A gentleman of Dumfries of your name, & I think he was your brother , was so kind as to promise me a pair of wild geese, & to say he would take some occasion of sending them to Washington by water. I would now prefer their remaining where they are, as being so much nearer than Washington , & I will send for them as soon as the roads are good. not knowing the Christian name of mr Graham nor...
I have recd. yours accompanied by the Resolution of M. T. recommending 10 persons &ca. with Poindexters seclection [ sic ]. As I presume there is no blank commission signed for such a case, I must ask you to forward one without delay; and you will oblige me further, by any lights you can throw on the characters in question. I am a stranger to all of them. Should there be a blank Commission in...
I now return you the Copy of Clarke agst. Wilkinson, with my thanks for your attention in forwarding it. I have not had time to do more than to turn over a few casual pages; but having just recd. another Copy, it is unnecessary to detain that belonging to the office. I return also the letters recd. by yesterday’s mail. Would it not be proper to let Mr. Rodney have the contents of that from...
The arrival of the Mail has just brought me yours of the 1st. inst: and with it the inclosed letters from Govr. Holmes. You will observe that he concurs with Mr. P. in three of the Selections; and that the two names on which he differs, stand first in the legislative nomination. I have signed the Commission, leaving the blanks to be filled; according to the Govrs. recommendation; substituting...
I drop you this merely to intimate my purpose of setting out for Washington on friday next and to request that nothing may be forwarded after Wednesday next. Letters &c. put into the mail on that day will get to hand in time, as I shall be at home after the hour at which the Rider arrives. You will have noticed the return of the letter of Turreau, supposed to have been omitted at the office of...
The inclosed letter to Gen l Kosciuzko covers a confidential one from myself, as also a letter & bill of exchange from mr Barnes , remitting the profits of his funds in this country. a safe conveyance therefore is all important. I know of none which can be trusted, but such as you may embrace for your public despatches to Gen l Armstrong . will you do me the favor to put it under the same...
Having permission from the Secretary of state to ask a communication of any papers in his office relating to the case of the batture , I will take the liberty of addressing myself to you in the detail to avoid giving him unnecessary trouble. I am particularly anxious to get the Memoire of Moireau de Lislet on that subject, & with the least delay possible. if in your office (as I know it was)...
I really shrink for shame from the tax I impose on your goodness respecting my foreign letters. but my inland situation added to the difficulty of the times leaves me with out a resource but in the friendship of the agents of the government, for my European correspondence, a correspondence I try to lessen as much as possible and hope with time to get rid of. in the mean time I am burthensome...
The writer of the inclosed letter, sent ⟨me⟩ a long time ago, a most voluminous manuscript in French on the subject of F. & English grammer, with a wish that I might approve & patronize its publication. Having neither time nor competency to decide on the merits of the work, it was examined by a Critical judge on such subjects; who discouraged the experiment of printing it, tho’ he did justice...
I have just recd. your favor of the 8th. with the copy of Mr. P.’s letter of June 13th. The same mail brings me a letter from Mr. Erving, in which he says he should be in Washington in a few days. Having not time to write to him, be so good as to tell him, that if it should be within the scope of his arrangements, not to be stationary, I shall be happy to find his movements take this...
Letter not found. 12 August 1810. Acknowledged in Graham to JM, 15 Aug. 1810 . Forwards a letter from Mr. Balch [not found] and asks Graham to consult with Mr. Jones.
Letter not found. 16 August 1810. Acknowledged in Graham to JM, 20 Aug. 1810 . Requests a paper from the Paris files of the Department of State.
Mr. Gelston declines the service, & Mr. Joel Roberts Poinsett, now in N. York will undertake it; but, to guard agst. contingencies, the documents may leave a blank for the name, to be filled by Mr. Gallatin, to whom they may be inclosed. The alterations wished in the new form are noted. The blanks for Peru & Chili are to be filled with the ports of consequence, nearest the seats of Govt. If...
Your favor of the 20th. has come duly to hand. I well recollect the rect. of the paper you were searching for, and can not but think that it is somewhere in the office. It would seem, that Barnet either had not recd. the order of Skipwith to deliver the Books, or had disobeyed it. The retention of them is so palpably improper, that it justifies the suspicions entertained of some improper view...
Letter not found. 30 August 1810. Acknowledged in Graham to JM, 3 Sept. 1810 . Asks Graham to examine the registers delivered to the State Department by Mrs. Skipwith to see whether they contain the papers JM had requested earlier. Also inquires about the delegation of executive powers under the law of June 1794.
When the boundaries of Louisiana were in question between us, France and Spain , I prepared a paper entitled ‘an Examination into the boundaries of Louisiana ’ which was sent to the office of state, & copies taken & forwarded to our ministers at Paris & Madrid , and one reserved for the office. [to] this was accompanied by another paper which I first prepared as the foundation of the...
Th: Jefferson salutes mr Graham with friendship & respect and prays him to give the benefit of the cover of his office to the inclosed letters to S t Petersburg , by the first conveyance he shall deem safe. not knowing where mr Warden is at present he has taken the liberty of inclosing a letter for him & of praying mr Graham to superscribe the proper post-office, & commit it to that line, for...
Letter not found. 31 August 1811. Acknowledged in Graham to JM, 3 Sept. 1811 . Transmits a memorandum of purchases to be made and forwarded by Mr. Barry.
Letter not found. 16 September 1811. Acknowledged in Graham to JM, 18 Sept. 1811 . Forwards a check for $1,200 and requests Graham to send him the same amount in Virginia banknotes.
Th: Jefferson asks the favor of mr Graham to give to the inclosed the safest passage which shall occur, and if possible, through a public vessel, & under cover to our Chargé at London , while we still have one there. the letter is to an old classmate ( mr Maury ) and ought not to go through an English post office if it can be avoided, being entirely confidential. he salutes mr Graham with...