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the subject on which on I venture to address a few lines to you I hope will not be disagreable. With becoming modesty I venture to say I have discovered a Method for finding the Longitude at Sea, exceedingly plain & easy. The President of the So. Carolina Colege has examied it, & has writen on it that he has not seen any thing similar to it in any Author. By this Method, both the Lattitude &...
permit me for a moment to arrest your attention from those great concerns which daily surround you—to one of small magnitude Indeed and which principaly respects my self. a few days ago a Bill was agreed to by both Houses of Congress respecting a Library, in which I observe the appointment of Librarian devolves on your Excellency .—my residence being so convenient to the Capitol has Induced me...
some time past, I ventured to write to you on a subject that may perhaps be of great utility to the commercial world; but have receiv’d no answer. It is almost with a trembling hand, that I write a second time: the dread of not being noticed by one of the first Men in the united States, intimidates my mind. But the nature of the case induces the measure. If not mistaken, I have discovered a...
The interest you are known to feel take in whatever relates to our institutions in every section of this country, is my inducement for forwarding the enclosed Constitution which we have presented to the people of Maine , the Literary Article we are indebted to you for, which receiv d almost the unanemous support of the Convention, when at your hospitable Mansion the last winter you may...
General King of the District of maine [mass:] expressing a desire of being known to you personally, & his intention, to make you a visit, I take much interest in forwarding his views, by giving him this introduction. His uniform support of the republican cause, & useful services, in the late war, are I presume known to you. I hear with great pleasure that your health is completely restord....