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I am well aware that in addressing you by letter, I am deviating from the usual mode of Application, but the great distance at which I am placed, and the uncertainty of every other avenue to convey to you my request, will I presume testify, they have been the alone motives for prefering the one I have adopted.— this being at once Sir my apology and my Reason, suffer me in a few words to state...
The two letters you did me the honor to write under date of the 5th and 13th of July last, have lately reached my hands.—In the course of a month an opportunity will present for Baltimore, by which conveyance I shall reply particularly to both, and likewise ship the Wine you are desirous to obtain, as that quality can only be procured at florence. By the same vessel you will receive, Sir, a...
The two letters you did me the honor to write under date of the 5th. and 15th. of July have both reach’d my hands.—the former on the 27th. of December and the latter on the 14th. of November.—Agreeably to your direction I have employed a friend at Rome, so to convey to Madame Ceracchi , that part of your letter relative to her husband, as to correct the error she is in, with regard to her...
I had the honor of addressing you on the 20th of March by the ship Piomingo to the care of Mr. Gelston Collector for New York, and forwarding by the same conveyance the Montepulciano wine you had directed.—it was likewise accompanied with some Vine-cuttings, and a treatise on the cultivation of them, both of which were presented me by Mr. Lastri Director of the King’s gardens, and President of...
If I were solicited by a person of less respectability than Mr. Melzi Vice: President of the italian republic, through the medium of his minister Mr. Tassoni near the court of florence, be assured Sir I should not have taken on myself the liberty of presenting to you the bearer Mr. Giuseppe Timpanari Vigano, however highly I may esteem the qualities with which he seems so eminently...
The letter which you honored me with under date of the 19th. of July, covering the first of exchange for two hundred & fifty dollars, reached my hands on the 21st. of November, and those of the 20th. of this same month inclosing the 2nd. and 3d. of the bill of exchange, were delivered me on the 26th. of October, and 17. of December. The letter for Mr. Mazzei I gave him in person. It affords me...
I had the honor of addressing you on the 24th. of December by the ship Minerva Captn. McCray for New York, covering at the same time a letter from Mr. Mazzei since which, I have received the garden: seeds from Malta I then mentioned, and now forward them herewith. I have not receiv’d any particular directions as to their cultivation, but I am told generally that the fruits they produce are of...
I had the honor of addressing you on the 2nd. of September by Mr. Nigano, an italian gentleman who went passenger in the Schooner John Adams bound to Philadelphia, and kindly took charge of a small bundle of the yellow–Cotton seeds of Malta, which no doubt he has delivered to you.—the Cotton produced from this little tree, which I understand does not rise above two feet, is in very high...
I have only a few days since receiv’d the reply from my friend at Rome, occasioned by a long sickness.—It appears that the original bust of General Washington, in terra Cotta, was Sold many months since to the french Minister; but the Sculptor (who is held in very high estimation) has two copies, one in marble for which he requires one hundred and twenty five crowns; the other in gesso, and...
By the desire of Mr. Mazzei I have shipped on board the schooner Dolphin Capt. Williams for Philadelphia, one case of Vine cuttings. and four small boxes of strawberry-plants, which I have directed to the care of Mr. Muhlenburg Collector of that port; to be forwarded to you.—I have enjoined on the captain a very particular attention to the plants, which he has obligingly promised me to...