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I sincerely regret the trouble I am obliged to give you, but the inclosed were directed by the Society to be forwarded to you with a request that they might be transmitted to Mr Levingston— With the warmest wishes for your health & happiness I am most respectfully your friend & servt RC ( DLC ); at foot of text: “His Excellency The President of the United States”; endorsed by TJ as received 7...
I beg leave to present to you Mr Thos. Benger a native of Newfoundland who has resided many years near this city & is greatly respected here—He will be interesting to you on account of his efforts to improve the mode of preparing our black oak bark for exportation as a dye stuff & he goes to Washington to apply for a patent for his improvement. As Mr Benger can give you more information than I...
I have the pleasure of informing you that I have received from Mr Livingston at Paris, the Natural History of Fishes, by the Celebrated La Cepede, which the Author delivered to him to be presented to you—it composes six Quarto Volumes—I ought not to trouble you with the enquiry how to send it, but as I know of none but the circuitous rout by Sea—I believe it will be best to wait for your...
I beg leave to present to you two very respectable travellers who are now on their way to the seat of Government for the purpose of offering their respects to you. It is most probable that you are already well acquainted with the name & great merits of each as Dr. Anthony Fothergill is the Physician of Bath in England who has distinguished himself by so many publications all of which are...
I have the pleasure of inclosing Capt. Hand’s Receipt for the box Containing La Cepede’s work upon Fishes—there was a loose paper which accompanied them inscribed for you but no other memorandum—I took the liberty of placing in this box Segur’s Account of Fk. William of Prussia which I believe you will read with great interest—I wish it was generally read, for no one can reflect without horror...
Permit me to make known to you my Brother, Thos. Wistar, who is one of a very worthy and respectable Committee of the Society of friends, deputed by that body, to solicit the attention of Congress to the subject of African Slavery, as it may be Connected with Louisiana & the other territories subject to their immediate Controll—This letter is not necessary, for I know that your attention flows...
I presented your letter respecting the Roman Coin to the Society, & was requested to assure you in the name of the members of that Institution, that they accept with particular Satisfaction this new proof of your regard, & shall allways consider it as entitled to particular care, not only on account of its intrinsic merit, but of the liberal and enlarged views with which it was originally...
I beg leave to inform you that the College of Physicians of Philada. have sent by the mail which carries this a Pamphlet containing “Additional Facts & Observations relative to the Pestilential Fever,” & that they request you to accept it as a mark of their respect—I believe it contains indisputable proofs of a Contagious quality in the yellow fever, in the instances there specified, & if this...
I sincerely regret my omission respecting the head of the Mammoth, not only an account of the delay which it has occasioned, but also because it has given you additional trouble—We want the intire Cranium or Scull, & also the external bones of the face—the Sockets of the tusks being very incomplete externally—I learn that there was part of a head among the bones lately at Pittsburgh, but have...
I beg leave to inclose a letter addressed to Dr Goforth, & to request that you would be pleased to direct it, & send it to the Post Office. We Cannot ascertain his residence with Certainty, as he formerly lived at Washington Kentucky, but has removed to Cincinnati, or some place in its vicinity, as you Can probably procure the necessary information, from some of the Members of Congress, we beg...