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My absence from Virginia for many years back, with small intervals of residence only in it, has rendered me very much unpossessed of the state of things there. I did not recollect that you were a practitioner in Richmond until an answer from mr Wickham to the inclosed letter set me to looking about to whom I should address myself on his declining the business therein proposed. nor am I now...
I recieved yesterday your favor of the 19th. and am sorry you cannot undertake mr Short’s defence against mr Randolph. but I am sensible it is a case of feeling, which no body can estimate but the party himself. I will trouble you therefore to return me the papers and I will write a line to one of the gentlemen of Fredericksburg with whom my communication by post will be so much readier than...
Th: Jefferson presents his salutations to mr Hay, and his thanks for his works of mr Thompson the irreparable loss of whom never occurs to his mind without producing the deepest regret. he prays mr Hay to accept his respects & assurances of high consideration. PrC ( MHi ); endorsed by TJ in ink on verso. thanks : Hay to TJ, 1 Feb.
8 March 1805, Department of State . “I shall be obliged by your forwarding me an accurate copy of the law understood to have been lately passed by the Legislature of Virgina [ sic ] respecting the deserters from the British Vessels.” Letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 59, DL , vol. 14). 2 pp. For the law, see JM to James Monroe, 6 Mar. 1805 , and n. 10.
The inclosed papers respecting Thomas Logwood will sufficiently explain themselves. the law having clearly manifested it’s intention that his punishment should not be death, I consider myself as executing that intention in relieving him from a confinement which would induce death. and I would wish him to be informed that it is not our intention to have him remanded to jail so long as he...
§ To George Hay. 29 October 1805, Department of State. “In answer to your letter of the 23d: inst. [not found] I have to state that passports or sea letters were at no time in the year 1796 withheld from our Vessels by the Government. How far the inability alleges [ sic ] of procuring one from the Custom House at Norfolk may have been produced by a casual defect of those documents in the hands...
I recieved but lately a letter dated so long ago as Oct. 9. from mr Craven Peyton, your client in the suit against Henderson, then ill near Lancaster, in which he says that having been in expectation of returning home before that time, he had omitted to write to mr Wirt to join you in his suit, which had been his intention. I have not heard a word from mr Peyton since, whether he has recovered...
The commission for the Marshall of Virginia District was forwarded to his address in Amelia County. A duplicate will be enclosed to you by this days mail, which I beg the favor of you to transmit to him should he be elsewhere than in Amelia. I am &c. DNA : RG 59—DL—Domestic Letters.
Your letter of the 4th. inst. has been duly recd. You will herewith receive an authenticated copy of the Proclamation of the President of the United States in relation to the three British ships of War, Leander, Cambrian & Driver. I am &c. DNA : RG 59—DL—Domestic Letters.
Dr. Bollman, on his arrival here in custody in Jan. voluntarily offered to make communications to me, which he accordingly did, mr Madison also being present. I previously & subsequently assured him (without however his having requested it) that they should never be used against himself . mr Madison the same evening committed to writing, by memory, what he had said, & I moreover asked of...