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I have delayed my reply to your favour of March 22d. in order to inform myself more fully respecting some of the heads of your inquiry— My acquaintance with Dr Barnwell commenced about a year & a half since, in consequence of a communication he made to the A.P.S., which was ordered to be published, but was lost by the Printer. He has since then sometimes visited me, & conversed respecting...
The Remonstrance of the Subscribers Republicans, Owners and Masters of Vessels, and other citizens of the city of Hudson in the County of Columbia & State of New york respectfully sheweth That they have with much regret been informed that an Attempt is about to be made to remove Henry Malcolm Esqr from the office of Collector of the Customs for the Port of Hudson and to have Moses Younglove...
The purport of this is from a solicitation which your Man Moses was desirous I should make known to you, of my removing the 1st. of October next to the State of Kentuckey on the Ohio River five miles from the junction of the Cumberland River, I am persuaded that there is a very great regard and esteem existing with Moses his wife, and my wish is, for them to be accommodated by some method of...
The Speech of the Marpock the great war chief of the Poutawatamy nation of Indians To the President of the united States Father I the great warrior of your children the Poutawatamy nation of Indians take you by the Hand and selute you and am happy that I have arived at your great Council fire. I was requested by your agent at Fort Wayne to come and se you. This request I willingly complyed...
Having resided thirteen Months in Bermuda and being about to return to that Island, probably to stay some years I am induced to trouble your Excellency with the annexed Certificate and to indulge in the hope of your Excellency appointing me Commercial Agent to that place I have the honor to be Sir With the greatest respect Your mst obt Sert DNA : RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and...
I arrived here last Sunday, and finding both the Vice President & DeWitt Clinton out of town, was obliged to rely principally on Mr. Sanford for the appointment of Marshal. A man perfectly competent &, in every respect, proper, Mr Montagnie was first selected but refused the appointment. Peter Curtenius appeared, amongst those who were proposed, the next best, and has accordingly received the...
I send 35 applications for dispatching vessels in ballast referred by the collectors. They are principally either for greater tonnage, or because the proofs are not complete. In support of the first class it is urged in some cases that the applicants own no vessel of a smaller size; and in almost every instance that rum & molasses are the only articles which can be brought from the British...
The arrangements proposed by me for the use of the rooms with North wing of the Capitol may be postponed untill your arrival, when on inspection of them, it may perhaps occur to you to give directions different from those which I have proposed, or which have yet been suggested. The extremely inconvenient accomodation of the court will no doubt strike you, & in the mean time, I will write to...
I beg leave to lay before you a small publication concerning the Malignant Fever which has so often prevailed within a few years in various parts of the United States. The importance of this subject, in relation to the foreign commerce of America and the social intercourse of nations, will afford, I trust, a sufficient apology for another attempt to exhibit & arrange the facts on which public...
Je prend la libertez l’honneur de vous Saluer pour prevenir, que Cremer est party apres a voir Engager Ses Enfeant, Et a leser Sa n’ouvel fâme vûe qu’il, ne pouvoi, pas vive Ensenble. Je Vous previens Mr. N’eyant pas d’ant Se moment personne pr., aider a Ebrame ou a Nétoÿer l’a maison Vottre Encien portiez Edward Etant Bien fachez de vous avoir quiter dant le tant, plutot par Etour deri que...
I have the honor of proposing for your approbation, John Smith of South Carolina, to be appointed Lieut Colonel in the third Regiment of Infantry in the service of the United States Accept Sir assurances of my high respect & consideration DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
In consequence of a conversation which I had the honor to hold with you yesterday, on the Subject of Gunboats I venture to state my reasons for supposing them, the proper kind of Vessels, to afford the most effectual means of Defence and Annoyance within the Bays & Rivers of the United States. The small draft of water enables them to take such positions, as to attack (in a measure) with...
The gentleman who bears this letter has been known by me for a considerable length of time in the Station of Surgeon at Fort Mifflin, and my knowlege of him is such that, tho’ I am sensible I take a great liberty in addressing you concerning him, I am perfectly convinced that if his merits were as well known to you, as I know them, that [you] would think me doing no more than such a duty as...
I am obligd to yield up what I had very much at heart, (a visit to Monticello) to my other riding avocations, and to the extreme heat for the last ten days, as well as the still continued severe & afflicting drought. The Eves of my old House has not dropt five minutes at a time since the 3d July—not a sprig of green grass, and scarcely any vegitation in the Tobacco: of which hereabouts we have...
Your favor of the 12th. was received yesterday evening, and the course which it prescribes shall be strictly observed. I now forward you Major Newton’s letters of the 8th. 9th. & 13th instant—It appears by the last that the British Ships of War have gone out of our waters—Tomorrow’s mail will, I presume, enable us to ascertain whether this departure is temporary, as on a former occasion, or...
I am very much at a loss to know where to begin and perhaps I shall be at a greater loss to know where to end as I am going to write about myself—some time ago Mr. Duane wrote his son from Washington which letter was showen to me mentioning that Mr. Dickerson and myself were appointed Commissioners of Bankruptcy—Had this thing stopt here there would not have been much matter in it but Captain...
In the inclosed Intelligencer you will find the letter from Pichon to the Govr. of Louisiana. Having been written without reference to its publication, it is less carefully fitted than Yrujo’s for the contemplated impression; and in connection with that presents some points for sophistical comments, which are made rather more, than less salient by the reflections of the Editor. The letter will...
With most respectful compliments, I would request your acceptance of the inclosed pamphlet—a Discourse lately delivered by the Pastor of the church to which I belong. It contains many sentiments and observations relative to the present circumstances of the nation, which, I presume; will meet with your approbation. With sentiments of the greatest respect & esteem I have the honour to be your...
not having had the pleasure of seeing the Gentleman to whom the enclosed letters were addressed; I have taken the Liberty of enclosing them to you. at the same time, I tender to you, my most respectful thanks, for the friendly manner, in which I was recd. by you, and the attention you were pleased to bestow upon the apparatus, which I had the honer to present to your inspection. Should you at...
I will Thank-you kindly to inform me whether or not you receivd a letter which I took the liberty to address to you on the 6th. of July, relative to the office of commissioner of loans of this State. With the highest Esteem Your friend & Sert. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
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...