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I received by the mail of last evening, your letter of the 13th. instant, and in compliance with its request, inclose an authenticated copy of the Proclamation of the President bearing date the 27th. of Novr: last, the only one issued by him in reference to the object stated in your letter. The other documents requested, will be forwarded by the Secretaries of War and the Navy. I remain &c....
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.
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.
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.
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.
The inclosed paper came to my hand Yesterday and although it expresses itself as confidential, I do not consider that as forbidding my communicating it to you confidentially, that you may be the better able to estimate all other matters bearing on the same point, as well as the letter thrown out as a blind. I salute you with great esteem & respect. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Understanding that it is thought important that a letter of Nov. 12. 1806. from General Wilkinson to myself, should be produced in evidence on the charges against Aaron Burr depending in the District court now sitting in Richmond, I send you a copy of it, omitting only certain passages the nature of which is explained in the certificate subjoined to the letter. as the Attorney for the United...
I recieved late last night your favor of the day before & now re-inclose you the Subpoena. as I do not believe that the district courts have a power of commanding the Executive government to abandon superior duties & attend on them, at whatever distance, I am unwilling by any notice of the Subpoena to set a precedent which might sanction a proceeding so preposterous. I inclose you therefore a...
The suit of Samuel Scott of Campbell against Harrison and myself, altho without palpably groundless, has still a right to go through all the regular forms; and as I had sold the lands to Harrison before the suit, it is my interest, & my anxious wish to quiet him in his title and to force the suit thro’ all it’s forms, as quickly as possible. Harrison having borrowed from Scott a copy of his...
In a former letter I promised a list of the books quoted & possessed by me, & of those quoted but not possessed, that these last might be sought for in time, as far as necessary.that list is now inclosed with explanatory notes. such of them as it will be necessary for me to send, shall be sent to Richmond whenever desired. the communications by water between Richmond & Norfolk are so frequent,...