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An act to extend the terms of credit on certain revenue bonds, which passed both houses nine days ago, should be sent immediately to the collectors. But on application to the office of Secy. of State, it was answered that it had not yet been deposited there. I wish also to have the new supplementary embargo act as soon as it is signed. It would save time if it was sent to me to be transcribed...
I have duly received your favor of the 7th. inclosing 425$:—   Colo. Monroe is now in Albemarle. so soon as he returns, he shall be paid as you direct. The two boxes from Alexandria have not yet arrived. I am Dear Sir Yr. Mt. humble Servt. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
Having understood that George M Bibb has lately resigned the office of atto for the District of Kentucky, I deem it proper to Speake of some of those Gentleman, of whom it is probable a Selection will be made for that office, which is peculiarly important in this distracted situation of the State of Kentucky—Living in a few miles of Frankfort, which is included in the district I represent—I...
I have lately received the inclosed papers from Capt. Putnam of Georgia, with a request that I would lay them before you. Very respectfully—Your Ob Svt DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
There is a small matter that has gave me some exersise & it opened in my mind to ask thy advice altho’ it may seem too little for one in thy station especiall now when the hapiness of our Country demands so much of thy attention, but I think if thee can give a little room in thy mind at some times to attend to little matters that are useful thy mind may return with more vigor to the more...
From Mr. Tazewells letter it appears that the Evidence addresd in these trials will not soon be transmitted to us. When received it will be forwarded you. Then you will be enabled to judge of the propriety of the several Sentences of the Courts Martial—Respectfy DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
The Undersigned Citizens of the County of Randolph in the Indiana Territory Respectfully approach the first Magistrate of their Country—and beg leave to recommend to his patronage Elijah Backus Esquire to fill the place of Thomas T Davis deceased—This Appointment is highly interesting to your petitioners—Not only as it relates to the necessity of having an able and enlightened Judge—but that...
Your esteemd Favor of 7th Int Covering Bank Check for 140 47/100 Dollars in full for Sheet Iron Sent Decer. last. we also recd on the 11th Ulto A Check for 111 34/100 Dollars. Inclosed in Your favor of the 7th. of Same month which we are apprehensive we did not acknowledge the reciept of at the time or if we did have omitted to mark it as being done we are respectfully Yours MHi : Coolidge...
This application being made under the proviso of the 2d Section of the act to prevent intrusions, the spring can be rented only to the actual settler; & there being no competition, we may fix the conditions & price of salt, but not rent to the lowest bidder. It is useless in this instance to fix the price; for the spring is too weak to supply one thousandth part of the demand; nor are there...
I hope you will excuse the liberty I take of writting to your excellency I should have cald on you before I left the City of Washington but I was informed you was indisposed wich I was very sorry to here I wish to inform you that I have invented the plan of a Platform for a fort which will secure the men from the enemys fire with four thirty two pounders placed on it. which may be worked with...
Perhaps you will be suppriseed to receive a letter from one that you probaly never heard of before, but when you come to know the nature of my business, I hope will Pardon me for my boldness! I will relate to you my unfortunate situation in a concise manner as possible. I was born at Lexington in Kentucky of Poor but honest Parents had a tolerable education for my rank in life, as my mother...
Our latest intelligence from Europe & Washington inducing an opinion that the Embargo will not soon be taken off, & possibly that a rupture will soon take place with Great Britain, I consider it as my duty to state that our Legislature adjourned in December long before we knew of the Embargo or the receipt of the Blockading Decrees of the belligerent powers & of course made no provision but...
I shall make no apology for addressing to you with this a paper which has lately been received by me through the post office, with a few lines from an anonymous hand, together with a copy of a Note which that paper has induced me to address to his Excelcy. the Minister of Exterior Relations.—I am ignorant whether this paper will not soon, or may not already have been Communicated to you in a...
I know not in what light my conduct or character may at the present moment be viewed by the Government of my Country. I flatter myself however that I have some claim to its good opinion and conscious of having done much to merit it, I take the liberty of solliciting of its Chief Magistrate a favour which if accorded will be a test of my Countrees confidence & a mark (a flattering one indeed)...
Perceiving that our Government are about Extending to Citizens having property abroad the liberty of dispatching Vessels to return therewith, and having now in the port of Havanna property to a large Amount am induced to request your Excellency may be pleased, should the measure be approved, to grant me the permission of dispatching to that Port a Vessel for the purpose of obtaining my funds,...
Well Knowing, from the important situation which both to the honor and advantage of your country you fill; that your time must be occupied with concerns of much greater moment than can come from so inconsiderable an individual as my-self: Yet from the circumstance of my having during the progress of the late conspiracy, communicated to you what came within my Knowledge and observation...
I take the Liberty to inclose a pamphlet as it may be Deverting to read at a leasure hour in looking back, 30 years at the tyme your Ex y were in Congress I think it must be a pleasure that the Honorable Congress got a long as well as thay Did when the Legislator of one of the states had it in thare power to Debas the Congress of the UN States doing justis to thare Cittizens— Sir with grate...
G Poindexter, takes the liberty to enclose for the Consideration of the President of the United States, a Memorial, from the old officers of the first Regiment of Militia in the Mississippi Territory; other information has been received, in the letters, forwarded, by this days mail, from the Territory, on the subject mentioned in the memorial, which will be furnished, if necessary. G P....
You will be pleased to remember that I carried to England a Gold watch for Mrs. Randolph to be repaired, I was so pinched for time a few days prior to my sailing for this Country that I had not time to examine my bills from some houses.—I observe that I have been charged for the repairs of that watch £14. Sterling, this is evidently an error, & I suppose they have omitted to credit the Gold in...
The 4 Pens with calendar cases which you sent for, I have prepared with all possiable Speed and Sent you each in a Separate wooden case as You requested. at the time your letter came to hand I had not any of the cases of the discription you Sent for and therfore had to make them which alone occasioned the delay of them. the price of the 4 cases with pens $20 I am very glad that the half dozen...
Inclosed I have the Honor to transmit to the President a few Remarks on the Bennè Plant hastily thrown together at the President’s Request. I had flattered myself that I should have been able to return to Carolina early enough to transmit a quantity of the Seed by the Way of Norfolk or Baltimore. Finding that the Setting of the boat was likely to be protracted much beyond its ordinary Time, I...
I am exceedingly sorry that the verbal, & written orders given on my departure for Philadelphia respecting the cistern, have not been attended to. I will immediately attend to it, & have the leaks stopped from the place which is discovered to be tight, upwards. This however can only be a temporary measure,—but a Vat-cistern will forever cure the defect, and I will apply to the Secy. of the...
I have observed by a late American Gasette that in your reply to the General Assembly of Pensylvania you had absolutely declined to be considered as a Candidate for the Office of President of the U States at the ensuing Election having resolved to retire of all future Public Employ. On this occasion I beg leave to tender you the hommage of my highest respect & to convey to you my sincere...
Since I had the pleasure of seeing you I have received the inclosed letter together with several others from respectable characters in Kentucky recommending in strong terms Mr Wickliff as a fit person to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Mr Bibb—I present Mr Clays letter to you because you are acquainted with him personally & know his capacity to judge of the fitness of Mr...
Mr. John Ward Gurley, Attorney General for this Territory was on the 3rd. Instant killed in a Duel by Mr. Jones, the Gentleman who lately married Mrs. Mary Trist;—the dispute was of a private nature; there however is no doubt, but party politicks, promoted this unfortunate affair.—The death of this excellent Citizen is by me most sincerely regreted; I found him faithful to the Government and...
In consequence of my second visit to Warburton, the Seretary of War has agreed to a plan I proposed, of having a Battery near the Water of 13 Guns protected by a Block House or Star Redout above a floating chain to be extended across the River in the narrowest part of the Channel, at its turn round Sheridens Point.    I found, by making Sections of the Land in three different directions that...
The undersigned Inhabitants of the County of Randolph in the Indiana Territory with feelings of gratitude and respect beg leave to approach the first Magistrate of their Country while they offer him some reasons why they thus presume to trespass on his patience—The late death of Thomas T Davis Esquire hath caused a vacancy in the Supreme Court of the Territory: an appointment to which is...
Circumstances of a peculiar nature have weighed with us to forbear acting on the Subject of your note till next monday or tuesday, that is our next post day. We are with high respect Your obedt. Servts. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
Enclosed receive a true Statement of the feelings of your Subjects & after due reflection if you have not remorse of Conscience thou hast none. Thy Friend The Ship Packet has just arrived Passage 34 ds. from Liverpool DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I have received yours of the 1st. I hope I shall have your horse in as Good order as you would wish he has mended very much sence he came To Monticello. the Thorn hedges seems to thrive in some placeis very badly. and in rich Placeis of the Ground they Grow very well dont you think Sir we had better minnure them or as I believe we could hardly raise minnure enough I should think and inch or...