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Is the fact certain that the amt. of the internal taxes not objectionable in their nature would not have paid the Collectors? What is the amendment alluded to as necessary to a repartition of liberated revenues amg. the States in time of peace? page 3—“in any view” may be better than “in any event” that phrase having but just preceeded. Instead of “acts of religious exercise suited to it...
J M. is obliged to send back the papers wanted by the P. witht. having executed the task of remodelling the 1st. & 2d. Ps. He was prevented last night by Company, and has but just got up for breakfast. If the P. can spare it he will immediately go to work; or if he can send the rough original of that part, it will do as well. The notes of Mr. G. are retained DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Doctor Park of this city is setting out with his daughter, on a trip Southwards and proposes to be in Washington before he returns. He is an old acquaintance in the family of Mrs. Madison and is truly an amicable & respectable man. That he may present his respects with the greater facility I have asked him to accept a few lines making him known to you. With sentiments of respectful attachment...
A counter post to Kingston if it can be made sufficiently safe, seems to be a natural provision for the case. But ought not the State of N. Y. to turn its attention to such a call from its exposed Citizens, & to co-operate at least in arming them? Few States are probably more able to do it. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Perhaps the language may be a little more effectually guarded agst. the idea of making a sort of Stipulation the title to the appointment. All that can be effected is to strengthen his good dispositions, by his knowing that they were calculated on as a proof of his general merit, & by his committing himself for a perseverance in those dispositions, by conversations and declarations on the...
that whilst the public force was acting strictly on the defensive, & merely to protect our Citizens from aggression, the criminal attempts, of private individuals to decide for their Country the question of peace or war, by commencing active & unauthozed hostilities, ought to be promply and effectually suppressed DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
It appears that Skipwith did not communicate the Milan Decree; nor is it otherwise authenticated to us than in the Madrid Gazette & the reference in the Spanish decree. It cannot be said, that all ports are forbidden to neutrals except their own. The British decrees permit a trade with Enemy colonies, not forbidden by the mother Countries. The ports of neutrals are also open to each other, as...
If you gave attention to Turreaus letter of Aug. 31 you will have seen in its stile & some of its remarks an arrogance which ought not to pass wholly unnoticed. That I may commit no error in the answer, I inclose the draft of one under an unsealed cover to Mr. Graham. You will either forward it directly to him, with your own corrections, or return it to me to be corrected according to your...
I have just recd. by the Bearer the inclosed letter. As I understand that the writer Mr. V. and Mr. Dunbar, are both of them acquainted with the established course in such cases, I fulfill their expectations as well as keep within the rule of propriety, in merely saying that I believe both to be men of respectable characters; and consequently not excluded from the ordinary indulgence grantable...
Finding on my return from a little ride, that the post was here without my having recd a key to the mail, I thought it best to have a link of the chain taken off, rather than take the alternative. Hence the mail goes open; but I am enabled to send the letters addressed to me for your perusal. There are letters from Erving but old & not worth forwarding, In fact I take all of them to be...