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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...