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Mr. W. P. Gardner who will present this letter carries with him a small box containing impressions of two Medals , which I have had by me some time past waiting for an opportunity safe and suitable. Mr. Gardner is a man of great worth in every civil relation and is one of those who was compelled to quit the Treasury Department thro’ the injuries done him on account of his political opinions....
I was honored by yours of the 23 May, which I should have acknowleged before could I have found a person to whose care I might entrust the delivery of a letter. Lieutt. Mc’Ilroy late commander of the Augusta has informed me of his intention to proceed this morning, and I embrace the opportunity of writing by him. Mr M’Ilroy it appears incurred the enmity of captain Sever , by drinking Mr...
The appearance of the Indian Chiefs in the House of Representatives this morning, has revived in my mind a subject upon which I have long reflected, and concerning which it was my purpose long since to have taken the liberty of addressing you. A consciousness of the superiority of the Whites, has at all times prevailed among the Indians, and influenced them much more than the generally...
Wm. Duane’s respects—No copies of the Country Aurora have ever been reserved, and only ten of the daily paper; if the Daily Aurora will be acceptable, it will be to be ordered from Philadelphia, as none of 1801. are yet bound. No map of Maryland is to be had here. I have ordered two different copies from Philadelphia, which if they should not be acceptable or either of them, can be kept here...
The bustle attendant on our election affairs here will I hope excuse the delay of three days since the receipt of your letter . Upon the receipt of the Instructions concerning the Books from London and Paris , I immediately addressed the originals to Messrs Johnson in London and Pougens in Paris, with Duplicates of each in my hand writing to Mr Erving and Mr. Short—directing the Booksellers to...
My absence from home until this moment prevented my sending an answer to your note before. Young Coopers name is Thomas Cooper ,—he appears to be about 22 years old. Lacretelle’s book I have not here but have written for it by Mail to Philadelphia, and requested it to be sent by some private hand. Paine’s third letter gives me considerable uneasiness, he has in fact commenced the subject of...
President of the United States 1802 To William Duane Dr. Jany 4 To 1 Glass Inkstand 1  23 " 1 Box Chessmen & Board 6  " " 1 Ream fine English 4to. post paper 7  " " 1 paper Red Inkpowder 25
Th: Jefferson, President U States, To Wm Duane       Dr.    1803 October 18 To 1 copy Mississippi Question, $ 1 “ “ To 1 qrt. bottle Ink, 1 06 Novr. 1 To 1 copy Ellicott’s Journal, 6 50 “ To 1 do. Wilson’s Egypt, 3
President UStates, 1805 To Wm. Duane Dr.
For a considerable time reports very injurious to the public interest have been in circulation, in this city and in different parts of the State. The sentiments of the people have on no occasion been so strongly mark by sullen discontent, and public confidence has been very much shaken, by the reports in question. The peculiar situation in which I am placed is far from being grateful or...
I have been requested to state you if asked my opinion of the capacity and standing as a lawyer of Mr John L. Leib of Philadelphia, accident having prevented my waiting on you personally as I had proposed this day, I have taken the liberty of addressing you in this form—Mr. J. L Leib, is much more experienced than either of the young men whom I have heard named; he has had a very Extensive...
Some time since during your sojournment at Monticello, I forwarded you the loose Sheets of a pamphlet in the Spanish language, which I had printed Secretly. The accompanying affidavit will explain how I came to print it, under what impressions, & for whom. As I am not competent to translate Spanish, and the conduct of the Spanish Ambassador here had been so disreputable to his mission, I...
The rumours in circulation here, concerning disturbances in Kentucky have excited a very strong sensation—it will be of some importance, by some means to settle the public feeling on the subject: the whole country will be with you if there is any actual exigency, if there is not the administration may derive great advantage from a seasonable counteraction of the alarm Judging it not impossible...
The enclosed is a literal copy of a communication made to me—the author I do not know, but the subject appears to me of too much importance not to be put in your possession, as I conceive my duty to my country cannot justify me in withholding from the Magistrate whose duty and evident wishes are to preserve its honor, peace and prosperity. I do not wish for any answer—I only send it as I have...
Had I not made the brief communication a few days since concerning Commodore Truxton’s interview, I should not have deemed an anonymous article received through the Post office worthy of noting by letter—especially as it may be either well founded or malicious in its intention. I shall enclose the original note, and shall beg it to be returned as I may possibly trace the handwriting— Some...
The following is a copy of an anonymous communication made to me, which has since produced a correspondence with the writer, and a disclosure of the Cypher, therein alluded to, a copy of which I also subjoin. Copy “Mr. Duane In addition to the facts stated in your paper of this morning, you may add the following if you think proper. That in the month of July last, a confidential friend of...
The enclosed was Sent to me to be presented to you at Washington City, and forwarded hither—I take the liberty of enclosing it hence, as there is no calculating upon the period of Escape from this place—I am ever with affectionate respect DNA : RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.
I left late last night in the hands of your servant two letters from Richmond entrusted to me to be delivered to you—the lateness of the hour deprived me of the pleasure of delivering them in person; and as I have no business that would justify my occupying your time, I have preferred dropping this note for you, with a tender of my services in any situation which my humble talents may appear...
Whatever maybe the ultimate issue of the violence already committed by the British, I respectfully submit if it would not be expedient to make immediate arrangements for the Establishment of Telegraphs such as would render the communication between the entrances of the Union and the principal points on the seaboard, and the seat of government prompt and clear. The expense of such an...
A party of citizens from this city who under an expectation of bing called by detachment on emergency to Fort Mifflin, were desirous of spending a day at the place and invited me to be one. Entertaining sentiments not favorable to Enterprise works, my views in writing to you are to represent the situation of a work already constructed, which is erected on a place very advantageous for the...
I have just received yours of the 14th—and shall attend to the matters noted in it. I have laid about for you a copy of Jawold’s animadversion by way of Answer to Malthus, in which my side of the question is taken against Malthus with much ability, tho I think he has left a great deal unsaid— The conversations on Chemistry, English Edit. I fear cannot be had—Cumberland I think may— McMahon’s...
By the mail which carries this I have taken the liberty of sending you a copy or the first number of the Military library , a compilation of my own; it is my purpose to collect all that is to be had in the best books & to give them such a form as the first number exhibits, which may lead judicious men to enquire and think and inform those who are uninformed. I have obtained thro’ Genl....
There may or may not be something in the matter enclosed—if there is anything useful perhaps it may be obtained better without than with an advertisement—as the subject appears to me to be of very great importance— Tho’ I think the Dictionary Telegraph —with signs by numbers referring to the Word in the Dicty the most perfect system that can be devised—With the utmost respect DLC : Papers of...
I think it my duty to enclose the letter herewith sent. I have cut the name of the person and his place of residence out, only in obedience to an injunction made to me repeatedly not to let his name be known as my correspondent. He is a man of unquestionable integrity, and is sufficently wealthy to be above all temptations to forfeit his character for worldly motives; he has sent collections...
The letter enclosed has just come to my hands; I have no acquaintance with the Gentleman who writes it; [but] have had, he appears to [know?] received a number of communications more voluminous, but not so concise as this; all of them concur in making representations as strong and some even stronger than the Enclosed. That there has been a most nefarious scheme of speculation carried on there...
I think it my duty to enclose a letter to you received by me—I believe it contents to be true, from an overture very recently made to me, on the Subject of the Candidate for the Sn Chair—which have had no effect but disgust on me I think it proper also solemnly to declare that the Essays which appeared in the Aurora concerning Michigan were not written by Mr Griswold—I should have stated this...
Capt. Norris’s papers are in my hands, and Should have been forwarded last week, had I not been (as I have been for six weeks past) harrassed by various lawsuits; I am this day released to rest, but tomorrow my suit, or rather Gouverneur Morris’s suit against me comes on; it began on Thursday and may be expected to end tomorrow; I have had no counsel hitherto but have been induced to call in...
The enclosed letter contains information of a nature that ought not be unknown to the Executive, and I therefore enclose it. The subject to which it relates, induces me also to state, that much abuse of the Embargo has been committed in this port; I communicated to the Custom house information last week, of provisions and other articles put on board a vessel at one of our wharves; and...
The gentleman who bears this letter has been known by me for a considerable length of time in the Station of Surgeon at Fort Mifflin, and my knowlege of him is such that, tho’ I am sensible I take a great liberty in addressing you concerning him, I am perfectly convinced that if his merits were as well known to you, as I know them, that [you] would think me doing no more than such a duty as...
The present state of public affairs and the events which in one Shape or another must arise out it, calls for the exercise of all your sagacity and resolution. You have stood the storm of the revolution and passed through it with solid glory. You have sustained the shocks of a contemplated revolution more insidious, but not less menacing, and carried the national vessel safe through unexampled...
I have learned that the military rank which you were pleased to nominate me for, has been confirmed by an honorable majority of 21 to 10 in the Senate. I owe you the expression at least of my thanks for your goodness on this occasion, and for the general benignity with which I have always been honored and favored by you; it is to me a very great solace, that exposed as I have been and daily...
A letter from Natchitoches now before me contains the following Statements, which I think it proper to communicate, tho’ it may probably be obtained from other quarters. The letter is from a gentleman of undoubted credit & integrity “Some interesting Events are likely soon to occur in this quarter. Our Spanish neighbors talk of nothing but independence and are determined to Effect it the...