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I should not so often intrude, Sir, on your time, if the circuitous route I am compell’d to adopt, render’d less uncertain the conveyance of letters to the U’States, for all direct communication, has long since been suspended.—On intimation being given me that exequaturs under the new government would be requir’d from the foreign Consuls here, I applied to mr Armstrong, to know what steps I...
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 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...
I receiv’d on the 14 th of the present month, your letter under date of the 18 th of May.—I have explain’d, with the utmost precision, both by letter, and di Viva Voce, to the Sculptor, all the dimensions for your eight chimney-peices, and I have no doubt, you will find them corresponding with your instructions.—Seven will be made of the best common Marble; and one of the large size, will be...
I had the honor of receiving your Excellency’s letter of July 29th. The absence from Town of the Director of the Customs has prevented my replying till this time. The result of my inquiries is thus. That the Arret in which is Clas’d the SpermaCæti candles, after enumerating the duties upon a great variety of merchandize, there is then article which says that all foreign merchandize of whatever...
Your letter of the 11 th of June, reach’d me on the 4 th of Sept r at the Same time I reciev’d from Samuel Williams of London, an exchange on this place, on account of the capitels, and for yourself, which produc’d here, in Spanish dollars, One thousand three hundred & Seven & 75 cts of which, 444. are carried to the credit of your private account, and the balance to the credit of the...
By the ship June (Captn. McCarthy) which left this port for Baltimore on the 21st. of march, I sent to the care of Mr. Christie the collector, to be convey’d to you, four cases containing 350. bottles of montepulciano wine, which I have good reason to believe, will prove at least equal to that I sent about two years since.—I now enclose the account of cost, which I was unable to do by Capt....
The departure of a vessel for the U: States , in the course of an hour, allows me only the time to say, that I have just return’d from paying the last tribute of affection, to my inestimable friend, m r mazzei , who died yesterday in Pisa — The first symptoms of his disorder, appear’d about a week since, by an erisipola on his legs, which it seems, his physicians were unable to prevent...
Early in the present month, I convey’d, by the Brig adeline , Capt n Jenkins for Baltimore , a letter to you from M r Mazzei .—He has now requested me to forward the duplicate, by which you will perceive, he is desirous of Receiving the whole amount for which his house & lot in Richmond was sold, suggesting that a much greater interest can be obtain’d in
I believe, Sir, that the last time I had the honor of addressing you, it was on the Subject of the bust of General Washington modell’d by Cerracchi . I had, in vain, long sought this bust at your Request, when finally I discover’d that m r Lee , Consul at Bordeaux was the owner of it; at which place Cerracchi disembark’d from America , previous to his fatal journey to Paris