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La mancanza delli Commodi per l’interrotto commercio delle lettere cagionato dalle critiche circostanze delle guerre mi farà credere ingrato ed incivile per avere tardato finora a compire il mio dove re di ringraziare vivamente la Serenissima Republica, e principalmente V.E. per la grazia accordatami di obligare mio Fratello a restituirmi, e mettere in Libertá la mia Moglie, e li miei figli,...
I have already dispatched Original & duplicates each, of the inclosed letters & a/c in Philada. and transmitted duplicate thereof for your [government?]. —Some few days since both the plaisterers called on me, respecting their intended Journey. the small Man (for I do not recollect his Name) was very urgent to set out immediately ⅌ land. the other proposed—going ⅌ water to Richmond—in the...
Mr Latrobe presents his most respectful Compliments to the President U.S.—& thanks him for the Inventory sent him. Mr. Latrobe’s object in going to Philadelphia is to take some measures necessary for the supply of sundry materials for the Pblic Bldgs, & articles of furniture for the Presids. house. He intends to return without fail on the 2d. of March. Before the President’s journey to...
I do myself the pleasure of sending you per Mr. Duane who intends leaving this City for Washington tomorrow, 90 plants of the white Antwerp Raspberry, cut to the proper lengths for planting; and 8 plants of the true red Alpine Strawberry, being all I could procure of these kinds at present. They are packed in moss, in the larger of two boxes sent, so carefully, as not to suffer the least...
I received by the Last maile several hundred small Ciants. which I think are Called Privey for makeing hedges. I suppose some Person sent them by the stage without Your noing it, and as I have no directions whare to plant them I send to you for directions whare to be planted, I have them Burried in the Ground at present. We are Going on with the Garden I have 430 feet. nearly done. (I have...
Ogden versus Tucker Since Mr Ogden applied for those documents, Mr Pearson, the federalist mentioned in his letter, met Tucker & with another man’s assistance, assaulted & beat him. He was indicted & the federal Judges of the County of Burlington have fined him one dollar — Mr Ogden has called several times for an answer and he must have one. Will you be good enough to look at the two drafts...
It may be agreed that the land shall be applied to no purpose than light house—& that the keeper shall not keep tavern; but it seems that we cannot agree, that the land paid for shall revert to Mr. Bowdoin if light house be discontinued, nor that the keeper shall not harbour sailors &c. He must be responsible for any trespass to which he is a party, but not the U.S. for him. There must also be...
I hasten to forward to you the first copy of my treatise on the Vaccine, which has come to hand. Whilst I request your acceptance of it, I must apologise for the inaccuracies you will doubtless meet with in it. My time has been much occupied in the Dispensary since I put it to Press; I should perhaps have acted more prudently to have delayed it longer; but as I hoped it might prove beneficial...
The undersigned Judges of the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia are induced by the circumstances attending the cases of John Pedon and Samuel Morris , two soldiers in the sirvice of the United States to recommend them to your consideration They have been tried during the present June Term and have been found guilty by the Jury of stealing a Hog the property of Mr. Peter —. The...
You are the damdest fool that God put life into. God dam you DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
An endorsement on the enclosed letter somewhat similar to that sketched , will be sufficient authority to justify the payment of interest to Maryland. Respectfully submitted by RC ( DLC ); undated; addressed: “The President of the United States”; endorsed by TJ as received from the Treasury Department on 7 July and “repaimt to Maryland” and so recorded in SJL . Enclosure: see below. The...
This will be handed to you by Mr. Dinsmore , who was several years our Agent in the Cherokee nation, the duties of which he performed with singular reputation; and to his exertions in a great measure, is owing the introduction of some of the arts among that people—He has lately been appointed by the Secretary of War agent to the Chocktaws, among whom I have no doubt he will be found extremely...
I am highly gratified by your approbation of the amendments to the Constitution of the U.S. Mily Philo: Society expressed in the note you honoured me with a few days since. As there are more Members at present in this City than at any other place, I think it my duty to call a meeting as well to obtain their assent to the amendments, as to explain to them the origin, progress, & present State...
Having heard Several members of Congress express that the President delighted much in hearing of useful Mechanical & Philosophical improvements being discovered in this country Be pleased to accept of the enclosed description which I have laid before the members of congress individually in support of my application to them for an extention of my Patent Term for my improvements on merchant...
It again becomes my duty to inform you, that, at an Election of Officers for the American Philos. Society held this Afternoon, pursuant to Notice, at their Hall, you were unanimously reelected their President; and I perform this Office with more pleasure, as I well know your Zeal for the promotion of useful Science; which you have never ceased to evince, in many ways, but particularly by your...
O finalmente avute le suo nuove! Mr. Apleton mi portò la sua dei 21. 8bre. La sensazione che ne provai ma non può esprimersi. Ero nel colmo della contentezza mentre l’aprivo. Ma quando giunsi alla dettagliata descrizione dei cambiati costumi, restai stordito, immobile, come un’infermo che sognando larve funeste smania, non può svilupparsene e fuggire. Pi—volte, riflettendo su quel che è...
I have taken upon me the Liberty of Addressing these few Lines to you—I—Hoping your Honour will have the goodness to See into my Distressed Situation as I am an American Born in Queen Ann’s County in Mary Land—and as an American Protection given to me at Boston in the year of our Lord 1 Thousand & Hundred and 6—on April the 18th. and Filled up and Signed By John Gardner Not—pub: and Justice of...
I have lately received from Lynchburg 100 Bbls of your flour.—35 bbls of it I have sold to John F. Robertson of Manchester at 4. ¼ $ at 60 days. I know but little of Mr. R., but he is to give Cornelius Buck of the same place as endorser. This sale I made, without knowing the flour was inspected in Lynchburg.—for the balance I could not obtain the same price, without having it reinspected here,...
The Secretary of War has the honor to propose to the President of the United States, that, Robert Richie and Richard Smith both of the State of Maryland, be appointed 2d. Lieutenants respectively in the Regiment of Artillerists. That, Alpha Kingsley and Gideon Warner, both of the State of Vermont, be appointed Ensigns respectively, in the 1st. Regiment of Infantry. That, Samuel Williamson of...
The Petittion of Micheal McMahon, of the City of New York, tavern Keeper Humbly Sheweth That your Petittioner, has a Sickly wife and Helpless Family, and that, on the month of August. 1803 Shiped, One of his Ledgers With, Lietuenant, Blake of the United States Navy— That your Petittioner Put said in and on On board, a Vessel, bound for Boston with Enlisted Men, and received, a, Cheque on the...
I have just time while enclosing a Letter from Maria to acknowledge the reciept of your letter of the 13. of June. Maria has been very unwell & is now at Eppington for change of air. As she is equally interested in the contents of your letter I shall postpone my answer until we have an opportunity of perusing it together. In the mean time I can only return my thanks for the offer you are kind...
In consequence of a note at the bottom of a petition to you in behalf of Charles Houseman , I have the honour to state, that he was indicted at June term last for stealing plank, and Carpenter’s tools from three several persons. It appear’d in evidence that the articles were found in his possession, but were of little value. He was found guilty on each indictment, and sentenced to be burnt in...
The President was authorised to cause to be opened a road, or roads through the territory lately ceded by the Indians to the United States, from the river Mississippi to the Ohio, & to the former indian boundary line established by the treaty of Grenville by the 7th Section of an act entitled “an act to regulate and fix the compensation of clerks and to authorise the laying out certain public...
It is expected that a Republican Carracter will be appointed to the office of supervisor of the Revenue in this City in the place of Colo. N. Fish. and having had some conversation with my brother Pierre Van Cortlandt Junr: upon this Subject I find it will be very Acceptable to him; & altho a brother I hope there will not appear any impropriety in expressing my full approbation and of Joining...
I left Wmsburg the first day that the weather & my little Son’s state of health would permit, & had he not relapsed into a dangerous Illness, I should have pushed on alone, to spend if it were only a day with you at Monticello, even though Mr. Harvey informed me that you were on the point of setting out to Washington. My dear little boys illness, which ’till today scarcely gave us any hopes of...
Since I had the Honour of answering your note of yesterday, I have received an answer from The Honourable James Madison to the letter which I had the Honour of handing him from the Governour of St Bartholoms. the answer was unfavourable to wishes and expectations of the Governour In consideration of which I am agreeable to my Instructions obliged to leave Washington this evening for Hallifax...
I Had the Honour of writing to you on the 1st Inst Since which nothing material has occurred here. the old Woman Junea is dead the rest of the family all well. Mr Oldham is putting up the Cornice round the South Piazza; & I am still enagaged in the Dineing room. the Composition ornaments; sash weights; Sash Cord & a box of glass Came to hand yesterday. the weights are not of the Size ordered....
The United States Loan Office in this City becoming vacant by the late death of that esteamed and valuable Officr Mr. William Imlay, I hope it may not be deemed improper or indecent for me thus early to apply for that appointment for myself. I have in times past sustained several public Offices of Importance and have discharged them with fidelity and public Approbation, am now destitute of...
Genl. Stevens a Citizen of the State of New York intending to make an application to you on business in which he is interested and which he informs me will come before you officially, I take the liberty at his request of informing you that his standing in New York is respectable, and his character fair: Any justice to which he is entitled will I am certain be dispensed—More he ought not to...
I take the liberty of transmitting the enclosed two letters lately received from N. Orleans upon the subject of the office, vacated, or about to be vacated, of Surgeon & Physician of the troops & hospital at New Orleans. The approach of the sickly season, rendering it important that such a vacancy should be immediately filled, the desire & expectation of Doctr. Spencer & his friends that I...
It would have been difficult, some weeks ago, to persuade myself that any motives, however imperious, could urge a modest Man—such as I feel myself to be—to tax your liberality in the manner that I have done. On sight of my signature, you will have reason to complain that a temporary retreat from the cares of Government has failed to shelter you from the persecution of my Addresses. The...
My nephew Jno Fitzgerald about to depart for his military station at Norfolk, & meaning to pay his farewell respects to You, gives me an appertunity of handing You this.   I never left Washington with more regret, worse health and depressd spirits (after a confinement of sickness for three days in a dirty Tavern) than on sunday last, or I would have made my departing congee to You.   I got so...
In an absence of 3 months I blush to think that this is the first time I have written to my Dear Father. it does not arise however as you suppose from want of materials, & still less of inclination, but from a spirit of procrastination which by inducing me to defer allways to the last moment, finally ocasions the total loss of opportunity. my affection, my thoughts are however, perpetually...
Jeffn.—ansr. his of 6.—as to land—Catlett &c.—shall employ Price & consult with Mr G. Jeffn.—hope he will also give his directions when at Monti.—as to [Britony]—Durrets lease—Mr Barnes I shall stop at Semmes’s—letter to be still kept for me—shall leave this in a few days & only stop at [Mt. Vernon]—anxious to get into winter quarters before the cold sets in—as to the vessel going to France, I...
The security for the office of Receiver must not be nominal. If M. Maury is not worth 10,000 dollars, I will be under the necessity of requiring further security. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
The Vacancy that is occationed by the death of Judge Davis of Indiana a number of us are Verry ancious Shou’d be filled by the appointment of mr Richard Cocke one of the Commissioners of the orleans Territory this Appointment Carreys him two far South, It woud be much more pleasing to him to be settled in a more north Climate and in fact Indiana is a County he has always had his eye on, & am...
The Secretary of State has the honor to Report to the President in conformity to the resolution of the House of Representatives, of the 30th. of March, that the only information which has been received respecting the letter from which the extract inserted in Gen. Armstrong’s letter to the Secretary of State, of January the 22nd. 1808, was taken, in the extract itself, to which no date is...
S. Morse presents his affectionate regards to Mr. Jefferson. A young man , with whom he has become acquainted since his residence in this city, is about to begin a publication in Connecticut, under the title of the “Connecticut Republican Magazine,” he is very desirous to wait on the president and ask his patronage as a subscriber. Mr Jefferson will feel the delicate situation of the writer...
J’ay l’honneur de vous avizér que J’ay chargé sur la Goellete Maria, Capne O’mares, à votre adresse, une Caisse Contenant quarante deux livres bougie Blanche; Il m’est de toute inposibilité pour le momant de Completér vos ordres. Par le defaut de pouvoir me procurér de la Cireverte soudin que je pourrois en trouvér. Je m’en priseray à vous l’Expédier; Jay l’honneur d’Etre trés Respécteusemt...
In this season, when the highest public interests engage your excellency’s attention, it is a painful necessity I am under of intruding upon your excellency any subject of mere personal concern. If the circumstances I beg leave to state are not an adequate excuse: I must place my reliance upon the known indulgence which the weight of government has never prevented your excellency from...
Si Vous ne voulez pas garder pour Vous— le Cours de peinture par Filhol , je Vous prie très instamment, de vouloir bien me le renvoyer par le premier Stage. J’ai l honneur d’etre avec la plus profonde deference Votre Excellence Tr. hbl et tr. Obs st DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I had the honor some months since to address a letter of thanks to you for the intended honor of an appointment as Collector for the Port of Marblehd. I recieved from General Dearborn an intimation of this your intention, & was highly flattered with your notice & consideration. It was with extreme reluctance that I could bring my mind to decline any appointment conferred by you, under an...
I designed to have called and taken leave of you before my departure from Washington but a press of Company at my Office prevented till after your usual hours for morning Visits and I was unwilling to disturb the moments of conviviality in the Evening. I tarried two days in Baltimore and also in Philadelphia in both of which places I am fully convinced the Embargo is approved of by the...
I have the honor of enclosing for your Signature a warrant for $10,000; the balance in my hands, towit about $1000 of the $20,000 heretofore drawn being insufficient to meet the Expenses of the present month which will be demanded in a few days.— I also enclose Sketches of the Expenditures since the Account last rendered , which was up to the first of July.— The Expenses on the Streets will I...
I take the liberty of giving You information Concerning upper Louisiana not supposing it necessary to make any preface I shall begin By Informing you of the proceedings of this Country since the Americans have taken possession of this Country—Soon after Congress—passed a Law for the temporary Government of this Country the people about St Louis formed themselves into Committees Chosen by the...
Having this day sent in my Resignation, to Mr. Madison as Commissioner of the Cumberland-Road, I feel that, I owe to you some personal explanation on that head— In the beleif that I could have rendered Services in that business, I undertook the Duty you were pleased to assign me, with great chearfulness, looked forward to its Execution, with much pleasure, and was successfully making my...
The art of secret writing, or, as it is usually termed, writing in cypher , has occasionally engaged the attention both of the states-man & philosopher for many ages; and yet I believe it will be acknowledged, by all who are acquainted with the present state of this art, that it is still far short of perfection. A perfect cypher, as it appears to me, should possess the following properties.—...
I have lately had but too much occasion to Solicit from your feelings a tribute of condolence for the private misfortunes which have marked my residence in this Country. Once more I have to resume the unfortunate recital by announcing to you the Death of my Brother in Law, and private Secretary, Mr. Micajah G. Lewis, who on Tuesday last, was killed in a Duel near this City. You have no doubt...
A bond of Mr Perry’s to Mrs Carter, for the hire of some negroes, has been put into my hands for collection—to discharge this, he has drawn the inclosed draft on you—If it be correct, you will be so good as to accept it, & return it to me. My mother who is with me, requests to be mentioned affectionately to you. Yrs &c ViU .
by this time you have Recd. all Communication from your Worthy Ministers at foriegn Courts & you must of Course be Convinced that your Experimental Embargo has Not that Intended Effect that you & your French & Democratic renagades Expected— how Wonderfull is the Disappointment to your advocates in N York— many of your friends Cried out what an excelent thing was the Embargo.—Greate Wisdom in...