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I received, my dear Jefferson, yours of the 12th. Ultimo after its circuitous Rout through the Post Roads to Richmond, & thence by the Weekly Post-cross-Road to Gloucester Court House, where I suppose it arrived eight days later than it would have arrived had it not reached Richmond after the Gloucester weekly mail had been closed, or sent off. I mention these Circumstances as an Explanation...
I have to acknowledge the Receipt of your highly flattering & friendly Letter , & to return as I do my best Thanks for it. That you should have proposed to hold me up as worthy of being the Successor of Rittenhouse in the Office of Director of the Mint, is to my Feelings in my present Situation highly gratifying, & to be informed of this in the manner I was, has afforded me much Consolation....
On the night of the 17th. I received your Favor of the 20th. Ultimo & 9th. instant, & hastened to thank you for the strong proofs it conveyed to me of your Friendship, for I sat down that moment, & began to make my Acknowledgments in the best manner I could; thanking you for your candid Statement, & particularly for your permission to take time for considering your offer, with all the probable...
Accept my dear Friend, my sincere Thanks for your Favor of the 2d. instant—& for the friendly & candid warnings which you gave me, in your former letter, respecting the dangers of the Office which you offered me. I confess that I shuddered at the thoughts of them, & should have immediately declined an acceptance of your Offer had I not thought that Delicacy required that I should take the time...
I am greatly obliged to you for the repetition of your kind offer, contained in your Letter from Monticello . Indeed, I am so struck with it, after what has passed between us, as to resolve to give up my Opinion to yours, & to rely entirely on your Friendship. I lament now, that I have lost so much time in deciding on your Proposition; as my Wife’s Situation will scarcely permit me to leave...
A Shock of Vertigo, one of a series of its Attacks which I have sustained since the middle of Apl deterred me from declaring to you that I would be ready to execute your Commands at Petersburg about the 15th. Instt. I waited a few days in hopes of having no return of that dreadful Disorder, & of being better qualified to comply with my Promise. but on Saturday 30th. July I was again violently...
The inclosed my dear Sir accept as from me. The Commission of Colr. of Petersbg. I this day return to the Comptroller’s office. pardon & pity me. I can only add that I am most affectionately yours RC ( DLC ); endorsed by TJ as received 3 Sep. and so recorded in SJL . Enclosure: Margaret Page to TJ, 23 Aug.
I received last night your letter of February 1803, to the Governor of Virginia, written in compliance with a request of the House of Representatives of the United States, that you should urge on the Executive of each state the importance and indispensible necessity of vigorous exertions on the part of the State governments to carry into effect the militia System adopted by the national...
I take the Liberty of introducing to your acquaintance and Civilities the Honorable Captain John Murray of his Britanic Majesty’s Navy, third Son of the Earl of Dunmore. He has been several weeks here, and seems worthy of the polite Attention which has been paid him. I confess I am happy to hear that our Countrymen, where ever he has been, have exhibited a Conduct towards him, which can not...
Your letter , my dear and much respected Friend, was handed to me at Richmond, after 9 O’Clock at night, at the instant of my return from my sad visit to my dying Brother. I should have acknowledged the receipt of it on the following Morning, had I not been so much indisposed, by taking cold in walking the night of my Journey over much of wet bad roads, to be scarcely able to perform the...