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Philadelphia, 2 Aug. 1791 . He called on TJ about an hour ago and found him not at home. He wished to speak about the addition Carstairs is making to the library room; his labor, he says, will cost £20. “If he says Twenty, a few more Pound may be added.” His bill for the room itself will be £100, “and by the Same ru[le] Something more.” This, with the other bills, will make it “a very...
I have examined Six of your Hhds. of Tobo. and found them of a good quality but much damaged by Water but concluded it was not generally the case but this after noon I went on purpose to examine the remender and find them full as bad. I have ordered the Coopers to open some Twelve of them and I beg you would send or come and see them at half after six this afternoon for there is a very great...
I have examined the Tobo. again in company with Mr. Strawbridge. He is of the opinion it is 5/ pr. Ct. damaged by cutting and the mixture of Grown Leaves. I could wish for your own satisfaction you could make it convenient to see it in its cut state that you may judge of the damage yourself. As this Tobacco has been imported for me I would take it at 33/9 pr. Ct. but if you are of the opinion...
I have yours of the 11h and observe you and Mr. Wilson have settled the time when you was to remove and he to take possession. This is a matter between you and him which I have nothing to do with only to have it fixed for as your rent and his are the same it can make no difference to me. But what respects myself and my interest I think I ought to have an opinion. It would appear from yours of...
I have yours of this date, and observe the Contents. Inclosed you have my Note in your favor for 400 dollars, payable 45 days after date. I have examined my account of Building, and cannot exactly ascertain from my own principles, what the rent should be, as there are a number of accounts unsettled, and as they have along exceeded my estimates, what I have already settled, I suppose what are...
I received you very kind favor of the 26th Ult but too late to answer by last post—I am very much obliged for the offer of your Crop of Tobacco and more especially as you offer me a Credit till April—My letters from Richmond of the 18th Ult: Quote Tobacco of the first Quality at 26/ pr Ct. your Currency—and the common Run at 24/ pr Ct. Six months interest will make it 33/5 our Currency and the...
I wrote you by last Post an answer to yours of the 26th. Ult: to which I refer—The Aurora of this day will inform you That we have carried our Member of Congress—Captain Jones—our State Senator John Pearson and Sheriff Israel Israel and one Member Samuel Wetheral for the Assembly—The old member Barton of Lancaster is returned against us but Bucks has given us Mr Rodman in our favor which is...
Inclosed is a copy of a letter I sent you by Post on the 9th Ult: in answer to yours of the 26th of Septr. and the post following I sent you a Note informing I had wrote you an answer to your letter of the 26th and in that beged leave to refer—Since have had no answer and from that circumstance conclude my letters to you or yours to me have miscarried is the reason I again write you on the...
I duely received yours of the 4th. inclosing a Copy of a letter from Jackson & Wharton to Murdo and Fisher— This day was appointed by Jackson & Wharton for a reinspecting of your Tobacco but the snow of yesterday and to day has prevented it but when-ever the weather will permit we have agreed it shall be done— I have seen some 7 or 8 sample’s which is all they have opened of your Tobacco and...
I have this day examined nine Hogsheads of your Tobacco and find none of them have been Wet & Dried again—It is true one of them is a little wet but when it received this damage none can tell it might have been in comming down your River or it might have received it on its way to Philadelphia but it is so extremely little that I think there is nothing due on the Score of Damage. Six of the...
I ought to have attended to yours of the 23th. Ult: sooner but the 4th of March came in the way and to be plain with you it was impossible to think of any thing else till that business was finished—Since I wrote you last I have often seen Jackson and Wharton and have again and again offered them for the whole of your Crop of Tobacco Seven Dollars pr Ct . and they have rejected the offer—This...
I have been about writing you for some months back but I was of the opinion Tobacco would be lower in this I have been mistaken—I want to be informed if your last years Crop is on hand and what will be the price and day of payment— I have a letter from Richmond dated the 11th. that Quotes Prime Tobacco at 36/ to 37/6. inferior at 33/ V Currency—If your crop is unsold and at Richmond I will...
I suppose by this time your information respecting the quality of your Tobacco is correct—If it is of the first quality and for sale please to inform me of the quantity and Cash price delivered at Richmond— or if agreeable to you which will certainly be more agreeable to me your Credit price from one to six months for I am and have been these eighteen months very much a head of my money owing...
I am very much at a loss to know where to begin and perhaps I shall be at a greater loss to know where to end as I am going to write about myself—some time ago Mr. Duane wrote his son from Washington which letter was showen to me mentioning that Mr. Dickerson and myself were appointed Commissioners of Bankruptcy—Had this thing stopt here there would not have been much matter in it but Captain...
The Yellow Fever which is a sore evil in every sense of the word and your making up your mind not to sell your Tobacco for less than six Dollars pr Cent and I making up my mind not to give it especially as you inform me it is not of the first quality is the sole cause whey you have not had an answer from me sooner to your of the 6th. Ultimo—My last letter from Richmond is dated the 10th. the...
The Plan with the opposition is to divid and I am affraid they have in some measure effected their purpose but how can it be otherwise when our Principle men are at Daggers Drawn Logan & Lieb who certainly at this time should unite are saying very hard things of each other and supposing what they say on both sides is true it answers no other purpose but to destroy the usefulness of both and...
I wrote you on the 17th . to which I refer—The business of the Rising Sun is over and settled very much to my satisfaction but I impute it very much to Mr. Dallas and Captain Jones being there—The Citizens on both sides were very full of Fire—Colonel Ferguson had a sett of Resolutions had they been proposed would have divided the Whigs in the County—it is very True C Ferguson said he did not...
Their is a report here and from the quarter I received it I believe to be true that Major Jackson is to be removed & that you would put Doctr. Bache in his place if it would give general satisfaction to the Republicans—Before I heard your opinion I was asked for mine and whilst I was a think the Gentleman mentioned several names which I most confess I did not perfectly like—He then mentioned...
Enclosed in my opinion is a very extraordinary letter which appeared in Poulson’s Paper of the 6 th —The History of the letter from the information I have received The contents was wrote by you to Doctor Logan and by him handed to Poulson’s Press —I trust it is a forgery— I have but one opinion and I am not singular in my opinion (for Twenty years) that every Battle obtained by the French was...
I wrote you on the 9 th of last month to which I refere—In that letter was enclosed an extract of a letter wrote by you and the report of the day was it was adressed to Doctor Logan — All your friends here were but of one opinion you never wrote it it was a forgery But since their has appeared in the same paper on the 11 th the same extract with a preface annexed which staggers our faith and...
I wrote you on the 9 th of Dec r and the 2 d of January since I have received yours of the 1 st of January which I have read again and again but none other has nor never shall because I believe it would not advance your standing with a number of your friends of which number you may put me down as one— I observe you are affraid you are affraid that Bonaparte will Conquer
Your very interesting letter of the 12 th June came duly to hand and I have again and again since put my opinions on record with a view of forwarding to you but I have been so completely mistaken in my conjectures respecting the issue of Bonaparte and the French nation that what I wrote one day I was obliged to blot out the next—But now my mind is made up respecting the people of that nation...
Annexed you have a Copy of an order drawn on me for seventy Five Dollars by a certain George G Leiper on Thomas Leiper and son. we have no such firm here. My son George G Leiper being here I handed to him the order who afirmed he never wrote it indeed I could have certified this myself—But how came your name to be on the back of the order from that circumstances I had got my consent to have...
I have your letter of the 19 th and your kind and affectionate attention to my son I esteem as a singlar favor for altho’ he was not yet the favor was the same you believing him to be my son the favor confered on me was the same for which I return you my best thanks I wrote you a few days ago assigning my reason why I did not pay the draft and as metters have now turned out it was very well I...
I have sent you by Mail this day Matthew Carey Apeal to Common Cause and Common Justice—Matthew Carey address to the Philadelphia society for Promotion of National Industry & M Carys New Olive Branch & Matthew Careys treatises on M r Cambriling’s work entitled an Examination of the New Tariff & Matthew Carey Desultory Facts and Observations & James Gray Sketch of the Present condition and...
A few days ago I wrote you and by the same mail I sent you Two small Bundles of Pamphlets and if you have not time to read them please put them into the hands men who are well disposed to Curtail our import and encrease our Exports—I was of the opinion that the Millit perhaps had not got into your part of the country because every thing in the farming line does not spread rapidly for altho’...
I had wrote you several letters which I intend for you but believe me I had not the Courage to forward them from the circumstance of their having too much vinigar and pepper in them and as I was giving you my opinions freely of many parts I see I might mistaken and from that circumstance I retained them—But notwithstanding I am obliged to believe with Horace from my own person knowledge—”That...
In a former letter I wished you to give us another Declaration Republicans against the Holy Alliance but your answer you were done with Politics but at this Crisis I think it impossible—But President Monroe has done the Business for you for he has sent a Chalenge to the Holy Alliance if they come within Our Hemisphere they shall not do it with impunity— I observe in this days paper that the...
Doctor Robert Patterson is extremely ill and not expected to Live many days— This unhappy Occurrence will leave a vacancy in the Office of Director of the Mint—Several persons has been already named as the future officer and Among them his son Doctor Robert M Patterson who is also my son in Law—This Gentleman is now in every respect such as his Father was when he received the Office at your...
Your very obliging and Affectionate letter of the 22 d of July I duly received and I am at a loss for Language to express my gratitude for the interest you have taken in behalf of my son in Law and how I shall go about returning you my best thanks— I should wrote you an answer before this time but I was indeavouring to find out the cause how it was possible that the Mother and may add the...
I beg to solicit your interest again in favor of my son in law Robert Taylor who has been unfortunate in business as many others But although he has lost his money he has sustained no loss of Character indeed he has added to its by paying of his old debts which he was able to do by being appointed a Vendue Master But the law respecting the office has been Repealed but before this took place...
Your letter of the 27 th of last month I duly received and the contents agreeably to your instructions are retained with myself— I have no doubt your reasons for not Granting my request are perfectly correct as all your actions are— At the time I wrote you my mind was not made up of the propriety of the measure but my wife and others anxious for the interest of M rs Taylor in which her...
This will be delivered to you by my son William and perhaps my Daughter Julia whom I have ordered them to wait on you and present my best compliments as Julia is travelling for the benifit of her health I have no doubt a sight of you and the air of Monticello will contribute to it I am with utmost esteem and Respect DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I duly received your kind and I may add your affectionate letter of the 6 th of December—Some time after the receipt of your letter I was in quest of my son William to inform what a kind reception he would met from you but before I found him he was a very considerable distance to Monticello on his way home—Julia by her Month’s Residence at Richmond perfectly recovered her Health and to make it...
It is with infinite pain I am obliged to give you the History of this district and how it will wind up next October’s Election will show—The first thing that appeared like a division amoungst republicans (perhaps I am mistaken in the name for altho’ they call themselves republicans their subsequent conduct convinces me they have no Title to it) was a Meeting at the Harp and Eagle how many were...
I have just seen a letter where in was mentioned that Callender Irwin would not be appointed to the office held by his father but Colonel Samuel Miles would—I think you had better pause before you put the seal to this commission for the following reasons—Colonel Miles is too old he was an officer in the war of 55 & 62 and more over Colonel Ferguson who saw him some time ago (as for my part I...
When a man is overcharged with gratitude he is at a loss how to go about returning thanks for the favors he has received—This believe me is my case or long or this I would have returned you my best thanks for the Honor and I may add the Proffit (which I had most in view) you have confered on Callender Irwine which embraces the wants of the Widow and Fatherless—The Widow now smiles and the...
The intention of this is to consult you on a point on which my mind is perfectly made up that is of inditing the Four Lawyers that give their opinion to Yrujo in favor of Spain against the United States—This I think I have in my power to do by a summon’s I have received this day to attend the District Court as a Grand Juror—But as you sit higher and see further what is proper or improper to be...
I am given to understand that George Ingles the Military Storekeeper at this Arsenal is going to resign—I most acknowledge I am not sorry at it because it gives an oppertunity for a much better man being appointed in his place–Ingles’s unfeeling and I may add unjust treatment to Mr. Irvine I shall never forget for he a very few days after the Generals’ death sent a Common Carter with an order...
The great misfortune annexed to this country is we have too many great men in their own estimation and in the intimation of the people too few—The Pivot we have been running upon is yourself and it is the will and wish of ever republican within my knowledge that you should continue to be President and you may rely on it there is not a single exception to the rule but from some fellows who have...
This year the republicans of this District have been very much divided on the question who shall be our next member of Congress— Last Election they did divide but it was against the Man Leib only for they did acknowledge that all his votes in Congress were correct—But this year we are divided on Principle against Joseph Clay & we do say that the speech he delivered in Congress on 5th of March...
The undersigned, a Committee appointed for the purpose by the democratic Citizens of the City and County of Philadelphia   in obedience to sentiment as well as duty, and with the frankness and dignity becoming members of a free Community, offer to you their earnest wishes and their warmest feelings— They have heard, and not without sensations of sincere regret, that it is your intention to...
Inclosed you have an Address from the Delegates appointed from the Wards of this City and from the Townships of the county of Philadelphia and agreed to by them on the 12th instant—The reason the address was not forwarded sooner I did intend to have delivered it in person but my business at present will not admit of it which I am very sorry for— You will observe from the Address it was...
I duly received your letter of the 22d. ultimo and the contents I have strictly attended to and acted agreeably to your directions and I have adhired to that part of it to trust no person with a sight of them at the same time the question is often asked have you heard nothing from the President? the answer is I have received a private letter—I observe you have had a consultion with your...
I beg the favor of you to give me leave to introduce to you my friend Colonel Thomas Forrest one of our Revolution officers who to my knowledge shewed a good front againts Cornwallis in his advance from Princeton to Trenton I had this pleasure at my own House while you was Vice President but as you see so many faces you must forget the one half of them—The Colonel has rather retreated from...
I understand Governor Lewis is going to return early in the morning to Washington—The sample of Tobacco you sent me by him I have had manufactured into Segaars and have sent part of them by him in Two papers directed to you—You will please to let them remain in the papers ’till you hear from me which I expect will be in a few days—The reason I do not do it immediately I am obliged to attend an...
I returned you by Major Lewis Two Bundles of Segaars manufactured from the Tobacco you sent me by him—From the manner the Tobacco was packed it was not possible it could retain much of its original flavour—From the smalness of the sample I had it not in my power to manufacture it into any thing else but segaars and I believe it to be the kind of Tobacco that the very fine segaars are made of...
Your letter of the 21st I have received and you may rely on it I shall comply with the contents— The Arraignment you have made is more agreeable to me than what I was soliciting for and had I known your intentions you should not been troubled with one Syllable from me on the subject— As matters and things now stand you cannot by any means refuse serving again as President and the sooner you...
Their’s no doubt remains on my mind but that you are fully imployed with business of more importance than what respects Flatt men and their Flatts But notwithstanding I know you have a special referance that Laws should not be opressive to any one I take the liberty of inclosing you a Copy of a letter to Mr. Gallatin in whose province the grievance remains hopping he well send redress...
Agreeably to a Resolution of the Deligates of the Democratic Rebublicans of the City of Philadelphia in General Ward Committee Assembled I was appointed to transmit you their Address unanimously adopted and signed by them— I have now Sir the Honor of inclosing it to you I am Dear Sir with the utmost respect & esteem Your most Obedient Servant DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson. At an epoch so...