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[ Paris, 29 Apr. 1789 . Recorded in SJL as received 29 Apr. 1789. Not found.]
The Hague, 29 Apr. 1789 . Presumes that TJ is still in France since there has been no word of his departure; presents his compliments to TJ and to Short, who will open Dumas’ letters in TJ’s absence. Hopes to hear from TJ in America; his letters “ me rendront aussi heureux que mes forces et mon âge me le permettront. ” Will rejoice at TJ’s return, “ si Dieu me laisse vivre. Au cas que le...
[ Paris, 29 Apr. 1789 . Recorded in SJL as received 30 Apr. 1789, but not found. This letter may have been concerned with the matters discussed in Henry Lee to TJ, 6 Mch. 1789, and George Washington to TJ, 13 Feb. 1789, both of which arrived on the 29th Apr. The next day TJ called on Morris, who made the following entry in his journal: “Mr. Jefferson comes in to communicate a Letter from Colo....
I have just received your favour of the 24th. inst. with the Letter inclosed which I have sent to Mrs. Paradise. It is now so late that I have only time to say that we last night met the principal of Mr. Paradise’s Creditors, who all agreed to the amended Proposal of allowing Mr. Paradise the money in the Funds and [on]e third of the Produce of the Virginia Estate Debts, excepting only one...
Bordeaux, 28 Apr. 1789 . No arrivals since his of [25th.] From public prints up to 4 Mch. the states have chosen representatives for Congress except North Carolina: “General Washington President John Adams Vice. Mr. Jay appears to have had many Voices for Vice. Your State is represented … by J. Page, James Maddison, Saml. Griffin, Andrew Moore, R. H. Lee and Alexr. White.—Great disunion in New...
La bonté avec laquelle vous avez daigné Repondre a la lettre que j’ai eu l’honneur de vous adresser dans le Courant de fevrier dernier, m’enhardit a prendre de nouveau la meme liberté, pour vous Soumettre directement le fait et la question de la cause que j’ai a deffendre en cet instant. Le S. Williamos est décedé en cette Ville au mois de Xbre. 1785, apres avoir fait un testament olographe,...
I had the pleasure of writing you last from Toulouse. On my arrival here I found yours of the 13th. I thank you much for the information it contained. Mr. Rutledge joins his thanks also. The letters you mention having certainly inclosed him in mine must have been taken out in the post office. He was present when I recieved and opened your letter and saw that his were not then in it. He is...
Bordeaux, 27 Apr. 1789 . Has received TJ’s of 17th with enclosed letters of introduction for Lisbon. Fears TJ will think him “very capricious” when he tells him that he has “defer’d going into Spain and Portugal, and shall proceed with Mr. Short to Paris,” a decision determined by “my desire to see you before you sail for America, by the advanced state of the season, the accounts … received of...
I received some time ago from the hands of Mr. Izard a copy of your Notes on the State of Virginia, for which [I] return you my very sincere thanks. I do not however think that the French press has done you the same justice as Stockdale’s, a copy of whose edition I got from England as soon as it appeared. You will not, I trust, suspect me of flattery, when I assure you, that I consider all...
[ Paris ], 26 Apr. 1789 . Sends compliments, and expects to come wish him bon voyage, hoping to be more fortunate than last time he came for that purpose.—Begs TJ to make note of his promise to report to him the debates of all “ les Provinces relatifs à l’Etablissement du Congrès Excepté celui de Massachusets bay parce qu’il l’a,” even of those that have not acceded, especially of Rhode...
Bordeaux, 25 Apr. 1789 . Since his of 18th, six vessels have arrived from America: “one from Carolina with Rice, three from Maryland with wheat, flour and Tobacco, Two from Virginia with Tobacco and wheat. They are seasonable arrivals. Having urgent wants great supplies must arrive to supply them. These ships will be dispatcht with all posible diligence in hopes to return back to france with...
Le Havre, 24 Apr. 1789 . Since his of 16th, three Philadelphia and one Glasgow ships have arrived: the last comes from “Norfolk in Virginia, under american Colors,” and will return to Virginia by way of Glasgow. Encloses a letter “arrived this day from Charleston … by the small Brig Thomas and Martha, Captn. Adams.” RC ( MHi ); 2 p.; endorsed. Recorded in SJL as received 26 Apr. 1789....
Having receivd the month of febry. last, a Cargo of wheat, from New-york, to my Consignment, by the brigg, Liberty, Capn. Wam. Williamson, the first one Exported, from the Continent dispatch’d, by my friends, Messrs. Gouverneur Kemble & Ce. of that place, I have been pay’d in due time here, by Mr. Duclerc Collector, master General, the amount, of the Kings premium, according the arret, datted...
Le Havre, 20 Apr. 1789 . Mistral, Intendant of Marine there, asks if they have had a reply from TJ to their letter of 13 Mch. about the two sons of Col. Talbot, now at Brest. They ask for such a reply that they may respond to him.—They enclose a letter just received by the ship Les Trois Frères, Capt. Russel, out of Boston with a cargo of grain, flour, and beef: “ ce navire n’a que trente deux...
Paris, 20 Apr. 1789 . Encloses a list requested by TJ. RC ( ViWC ); in French; 1 p.; endorsed. Recorded in SJL as received 21 Apr. 1789. Enclosure not found, but it was possibly that mentioned in Short to TJ, 28 Apr. 1789 .
I had the pleasure of writing to you from Marseilles in answer to your friendly letter recieved there. Since that I have been engaged in the journey from that place to this. We passed by Aix, Avignon, Orange, Pont St. Esprit, Nismes Montpelier, Bezieres. Here we embarked in the postboats which we found would be much cheaper and almost as convenient as a boat taken for ourselves. The stoppages...
Paris, 20 Apr. 1789 . Acting on TJ’s advice, he discussed his plan to set up a soap manufactory at Boston with Mr. Parker, who has been most charming and has written himself for all possible information on the subject. Many people think the establishment would succeed well and would be an advantage to the country. Consequently, Thiery hopes that he may have TJ’s protection and recommendation....
Une dame de ma Connoissance, L’Epouse de Colonel La Terriere maintenant etabli à philadelphie, desireroit rejoindre son Mari par un Vaisseau qui partiroit en Juin du havre. Je Lui ai parlé de Votre depart prochain. Seroit il possible qu’elle put s’embarquer sur le Navire qui Vous transportera? Ou bien connoissés Vous d’autres Vaisseaux? Je vous serai obligé de me repondre sur ces deux...
I am honor’d with your favor of the 12th. We have at present in this Port the Ships Le Marquis de la fayette Cap. Cain belonging to Philada. a good Ship a good Captain, bound to Philada. The Duc de Penthievre with Tobacco from Norfolk to return so soon as discharged, a Good Ship. The Philadelphia from Baltimore unloading and will be ready in 10 or 15 Days. The Mercury her departure uncertain....
I duely received your favours of the 30th. ulto. and 9th. inst. and I have lost no time in using my endeavours to bring Mr. Paradise’s business here to a Conclusion, though this has not yet been effected from various causes, and among them one of the most considerable has been Mr. Youngs other pressing occupations or his dilatoriness.—Before I had time to inform the silk mercers of Mr....
J’ai L’honneur d’exposer à votre Excellence La triste position du Sr. Maizieres, Negociant francois, qui se trouve dans la plus grande détresse en cette ville avec Trois mille Dollars Papiers des Etats unis, Treasure of Loan produisant interêt à Six pr %. Il la supplie de lui faire payer à Paris ceux de plusieurs années echües. Si cela lui etoit absolument impossible, il Réclame de sa...
It will give you pleasure to hear that a very commendable Spirit of Industry and Enterprize, has Succeeded to a Period of Languor and Inattention to our best Interests, and that the Citizens of Philadelphia have at length discovered that their own Efforts, properly directed, will furnish them with a Variety of Manufactures that they have been in the Practice of procuring from Europe. Many...
Nantes, 16 Apr. 1789 . Will be “singularly happy” to serve TJ in any way. “The only vessel now in this port from the united states is the Brig Hibernia, Capn. O’Brien, lately arrived here with a cargo of rice from Georgetown, south Carolina.” The ship is about 4 years old, 130 tons burthen, and seems to be well found, but the captain, finding no return cargo, intends to sail in 4 or 5 days for...
Le Havre , 16 Apr. 1789 . In reply to TJ’s letter of the 12th, the three American ships here at present are the Friendship , Capt. Arles, Philadelphia, 300 tons, 5 years old, returning to Philadelphia 26 Apr.; the Russel , Capt. Hawks, Alexandria, 260 tons, 6 years old, bound for Philadelphia within the next 3 weeks; and the Rachel , Capt. Journeau, sailing under American colors though the...
[ L’Orient, ca. 16 Apr. 1789 .] Acknowledges TJ’s letter of the 12th: “ J’y vois avec peine le dessein que vous formez de vous éloigner d’un paÿs où le commerce de France trouvoit dans ses relations avec l’Amérique un protecteur si éclairé. J’espère que vôtre absence sera courte, et qu’à vôtre retour vous trouverez enfin chez nous une administration moins embarrassée de détails, et les objets...
Amsterdam, 16 Apr. 1789 . They acknowledge TJ’s favor of the 9th enclosing a letter from the Board of Treasury “with directions for the disposal of monies on account of the United States, which we Shall punctually fulfill. We feel ourselves happy to have thus terminated a difference of opinion that Subsisted between Your Excellency and us on the Subject. Notwithstanding the orders of the Board...
Nancy, 15 Apr. 1789 . Is grateful to TJ for offering to take her letters to America. Asks him to assure Mrs. Banister of her “tendre attachement”; she and the other friends who overwhelmed her with kindness will remain precious memories, saddened only by the thought that she will never see them again.—She will pray for a successful and happy voyage for TJ. [ In postscript :] She had not known...
Puydarnac, 14 Apr. 1789 . Takes advantage of TJ’s letter to his mother of 9 Mch. offering services “for her Son in America” to ask that enclosed letters “be forwarded to their destination, as soon as possible, after you have landed on that Blessed Continant.” He is “looking as a great honor to have becomed one of its Citysens”; left New York 9 Jan. last and on 1 July next will “return where...
I take the liberty to acquaint your Excellency that the Biblia Indica per Elid Cantab. 4to. went for a great deal More then you had Marked it at, O[n] May the 2d. will begin to be sold the other Books. The Diodorus Siculus will be amongst the first. Mr. Robson has promised Me if he can get them for less then your Excellency has Marked them at he will. I see very plainly he wishes to do every...
Messrs. Jacquier[t] & Bosset of this City applied to us some time ago to know whether we could sell them the arms we have in our possession. We answerd that we could not without previous orders from Your Excellency.—They now inform us that they desired their Banker Mr. Grand to make you the same proposal and that you have told him that the greatest part of these arms would shortly be shipt for...
I beg leave to inform you that I have Inclosed in a Box Directed to the Duc D’Orleans a parcel containing 2 Qts. of Seed 1 Qt. for the Marquis de la Fayette, and 1 for yourself. Beg you will send to Mr. Blackie a Bagatelle, for them. I have the Pleasure to inform you that it has been minutely examined by the Heads of the Royal Society, who are of Opinion that it is of more real utility, than...
Je connais la Valeur du Souvenir d’un Ami, Croies que je sais aprecier le Votre. Vous sachant continuellement occupé, je n’aurrai jamais eté asses indiscret que de Vous demander un dessin aussi penible et precis que Vous venés de m’envoier; mon idée était une estampe, Comission qu’un de Vos Domestiques auraient fait, bien pu faire en Vous le procurant. Enfin je Vous suis à tout egard...
Your Excellency will excuse me, if I have a too long time postponed of reppling to your most esteemed lines; I know I am in fault and will not make any appology. I still hoped it would be possible to venture some olive trees to America this Season, but the cold returning again in february, which has continued to Ice, till the last weeck, we apprehend they are allmost killed, which will be a...
[ Paris, 11 Apr. 1789 . Recorded in SJL as received 12 Apr. 1789. Not found.]
Berg-op-Zoom, 10 Apr. 1789 . Has just forwarded, from Pierre van Damme, bookseller at Amsterdam, to Pierre Joseph Roms at Brussels, director of the Paris diligence, a box of books marked “MI.” His expenses for the box to Antwerp amount to “ ƒ7.10. Courant de Brabant, que j’ai pris à La Suite. ” RC ( DLC ); endorsed. Not recorded in SJL . Enclosure: Printed business card describing his services...
Mr. Rumsey has the honor of returning Mr. Jefferson his most Sincere thanks for the freindship and attention he has receivd from him, Mr. Rumsey has taken the liberty to direct that if a letter should come to the hotel where he lodged for him, That it be fowarded throgh Mr. Barlow to Mr. Jefferson so that should a letter come from the Minister Mr. Jefferson will receive it, and will much...
I have received your favor by Mr. Cutting and am much obliged by your having introduced me to the acquaintance of that Gentleman. To promote the business on which he came was to promote the cause of justice and at the same time the substantial interest of South Carolina. These motives superadded to your condescending request have induced me to contribute my mite towards the establishment of...
Je ne trouverai Jamais, Monsieur, une Lettre de vous trop longue, Il n’y a pas de danger que cela arrive. Je vous dois plutot des Excuses de la peine que Je vous ai Engagé à prendre, Et bien des remerciemens des Explications que vous avez Eu la bonté de me donner, Et qui m’etoient bien necessaires. Je Suis près de la fin des debats de la Province de Massachuset; Je les ai lus avec le plus...
Bordeaux, 4 Apr. 1789 . Encloses a letter sent him by Mr. Sauvage, ship broker; the accompanying book and two parcels of newspapers have already been forwarded, addressed in care of Jacques Texier, “ Rue notre Dame de bonne nouvelle à Paris.—The Receveur General of the Domaine here pays without difficulty the bounty on american Wheat, and flour; on producing the general clearance: for this...
Bordeaux, 4 Apr. 1789 . On receiving TJ’s letter of 23 Mch. they “were struck with the Justness” of TJ’s comment on the impropriety of making a special application to government in behalf of the ship Marquis de la Fayette . Having troubled him, they feel it a duty “to Acquaint you, that the Kings Council has vouchsafed, to grant our request, and has ordered the full Bounty to be paid, on the...
I have the honour to inclose you an extract from the proceedings of the Executive of this state, in consequence of a law passed, by the Legislature at their last session for funding and ultimately discharging their foreign debt. A copy of the Ordinance is also inclosed, and a list of the foreign creditors with the nature of their debts, whether due by bond, indent or open account as obtained...
Après le contenu de l’incluse que Votre Excellence lira, je n’ai rien à ajouter, sinon de me référer à celle que j’ai eu l’honneur de Lui écrire le 24 du mois passé, et de l’assurer que dans ma solitude c’est une douceur pour moi de profiter du séjour qu’elle fait encore dans notre Continent, en l’entretenant un moment, ne fût-ce que pour Lui répéter les assurances du respectueux dévouement...
I received a few Weeks ago your Letter of so old date as 17th. last July; and beg that you will accept of my thanks for your very friendly offer respecting my Son. Mr. Cutting, who will be the Bearer of this Letter, flatters me with the hope of seeing you at New York the ensuing Summer; and he thinks it probable that you may embark before his arrival in France. I could not however let him...
I this moment have the pleasure to receive yours of the 25th of march, with the letters you have been as friendly as to send me for Madrid and for which I request you will accept my sincere thanks. The matter, and manner, of them might embelish demerit itself, and however ambitious I may be to deserve the Idea they convey of the Bearer, I will find it truly difficult to sustain.—Before this...
Your favor of the 24th. of March has come to my hands. I have read it with an uncommon degree of pleasure because it is a new proof Sir of that friendship which I have long considered as essential to my happiness. The most pleasing proof that can be given of this sentiment is an unreserved communication of one’s thoughts and particularly when they regard the person to whom it is made. Your...
[ Paris, 2 Apr. 1789 Recorded in SJL as received 3 Apr. 1789. Not found.]
Convenient Opportunities of writing to you seem less frequent than formerly, and those of hearing from you, still more scarce. My last was dated the 1. Decr. by Mr. Govr. Morris by whom also I sent a Packet of News Papers for yourself and a small Book of Songs for Miss Jefferson. I hope they have long since reach’d your hands. I have at last received the Case of Vinegar (Via Baltimore) for...
A Most Serious illness, of which I only begin to recover forced me to postpone to own the receit of the Letter your Excellency hath honored me with the 8th Ulto, and to wait upon Monsieur Du Mistral Intendant of Normandy. I intend to do it as soon as the Weather will be a little milder, for I am Still weak and am afraid of relapsing. I shall let your Excellency now what I shall learn further...
Vous ne me dîtes point l’autre jour, Monsieur, que vous Etes sur le point de votre depart. Je n’ay pu aprendre cette nouvelle avec indifference. Je partage le plaisir que vous allez trouver à rentrer chez vous, mais Je regretterai fort de ne plus avoir l’honneur de vous voir. Je compte aller vous chercher incessament; mais, en attendant, Voicy une observation sur la diminution de notre livre...
Amsterdam, 2 Apr. 1789. Inform TJ that “the vindictive Proceedings of the Party, that has triumphed by the late Revolution in this Country” has deprived them of “the usual Assistance of Our Mr. Jacob,” and they have made Nicholas Hubbard an active partner in the firm, thenceforth to be “the Firm of Nichs. & Jacob Van Staphorst & Hubbard; who will always esteem themselves peculiarly happy, in...