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Muy Señor mio, y de mi Mayor Respecto Repito á V.E Infinitas Gracias por su apresiable de 6 del Corriente llena de pruebas de los favores con qe me Honrra Inclusa allará V.E copia de la quenta qe Mr. Gordon de Xerez mandó con los Vinos qe se han enbarcado en esta por el Paquete qe Salio de aqui ayer para essa qe Celebraré lleguen bien acondisionados, y á gusto de V.E tengo el Honor de...
I take the Liberty this way to introduce to your Notice General Ebenezer Stevens , my Friend, and Companion, in the War; He Commanded my Artillery at Ticonderoga in 76, & again at Saratoga in 77, and assisted in the Capture of Lord Cornwallis Army at York. His many Emminent Services, will I am [sure] merit your Notice. Throughout the war, & [for] Years after The Peace, he was a most decided...
Having received a letter from Mr. Barnes last night in which he desires us to remit him the 198.$: mentioned in your last , we conclude that you find you will not have occasion for it here, and therefore forward it to him agreeably to his direction. I am Dear Sir, Your Very humble servt. RC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson esqr.”; endorsed by TJ as received 18 Feb. and so recorded...
By the chronicle, received yesterday, we have learnt the fate of Mr Morton’s motion in the legislature of Massachusetts. If the only object was, to obtain an address, the measure was certainly ill-concerted, they ought first to have known their numbers. It is apparent that the friends to the motion did not expect to carry it, but meant it, as a measure to effect future elections. The inclosed...
I enclose you some resolutions of the General Assembly of this Commonwealth, passed at its last session explanatory of a resolution of the preceding session authorizing a correspondence with you relative to the purchase of lands without the limits of the state, to which persons obnoxious to its laws or dangerous to the peace of society might be removed. You will recollect that as the precise...
Pardon, & excuse an unhappy young man for importuning & intruding himself on you I could adress you more in the stile of adulation, & flattery, that you despise—I tell you my unfortunate situation without exageration, or without Varnish—No one wishes more for your, prosperity than the unfortunate writer of this—The tempestuous Ocean I could brave, the battles front I would not shrink from—Nay...
It is most probable that the violent exertions made last Winter , when my term of Office expired to prevent a renewal of it did not escape your notice, but it may not have come to your knowledge that, to accomplish that Object, the basest means—the vilest falsehoods, and the foulest Calumnies were resorted to; nor that, at the very moment, the authors of them were guilty of the blackest...
If the following proposed arrangement, for executing the Office of Surveyor General of the United States, should coincide with your ideas upon that subject, and come within the meaning of the law , I shall have no objection to the appointment. First , The Surveyor General shall determine every geographical position necessary for forming a chart, or map, by which the vacant lands belonging to...
Having seen some Jacobins who under the name Federalists in a party together I thought I wou’d go & see who was there. When I saw a few fellow’s together a drinking knowing them to be of the Jacn party I made them bleave that I was of their party when Shoking to relate they wished me to go to Washington & then assasanate you the first Opurtunity which I highly remonstrated against & when they...
Believing, as I do, that every individual in society has a right to communicate his ideas on subjects involving national concerns, in a proper manner, to the first magistrate of the people; I have taken the liberty to offer for your Excellency’s consideration, a few thoughts on a subject of the greatest importance. Doubtless it must be granted that the existence of Slavery in the United States...
The Subscribers, Merchants and Traders of the City of Philadelphia Respectfully Represent That feeling themselves deeply interested in the decision of the question now depending before the House of Representatives on the repeal of the Law for the organisation of the Courts of the United States, they beg leave to submit to the Consideration of the Government, that comparative view of the...
I have the Honor to enclose two Statements in relation to the marine Hospitals .— The Statement A exhibits the balances remaining unexpended in the hands of the several Collectors and Agents on the 30th. September last, or on the last day to which Returns have been receiv’d.— The Statement B exhibits the total Amount receiv’d in each State, and expended by each Hospital from the Commencement...
I have the honor to enclose a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury to me, together with the documents accompanying it, containing an account of the monies drawn out of the Treasury under the several appropriations made for defraying the expenses incident to the intercourse with the Mediterranean powers, and statements of the credits obtained or claimed at the Treasury by the persons to...
Votre excellence doit avoir été prevenu par le chargé d’affaires de la République française, que son Armée Navale était entrée dans les ports de St. Domingue . Le Gouvernement a voulu mettre un terme aux troubles civils et aux longues Calamités qui désolaient cette Colonie. Des forces considérables, un Capitaine général précédé par une réputation méritée de justice et d’humanité, Beau frere du...
When your message to the legislature announced the idea of the abolition of the internal revenues, I presumed that it was after such examination of the subject as would give rise to the same idea among the members of Congress. I expected therefore the abolition of the little office on which all my income depends. I find from communications from several of the members, and the debates of the...
The subscriber wishes you profound health and that you may live long to the Service and as an Ornament to your Country—Your Administration being vested in Wisdom Justice & Philantropy and knowing that you are no Respecter of Per son , and that truth & Justice is your Motto, he therefore trusts you will favour him in perusing and paying due Attention to these few lines.—On the 11th of Febuary...
Mr. Wm. S Butler , the son of Genl Butler, is desirous of entering the Navy as Midpn.—There are now vacancies, & I think his appointment would be a good one. If you concur, your Signature will be necessary to the enclosed warrant. I have the honor to be with the greatest respect Sir, your most obt. Servt. RC ( DLC ); in a clerk’s hand, signed by Smith; at foot of text: “Prest. U States”;...
I have not the pleasure of knowing whether the Cyder sent you proved to your liking, what was delivered here from the same person proved good, & I hope yours did also—if not please inform me & more particular care shall be taken if you should want more of having it put up by some of my friends. & be assured whatever we have this way shall be on notice sent of the best that can be procured, as...
Some pressing objects of business having Called me from the Seat of Government immediately after your nomination of me to the Consulate of Hamburg I Called to tender you an imperfect expression of the Sense I have of the honor you have Conferred on me in thus placing me in a Situation of the highest Commercial importance and responsibility and to pledge to you, Sir, my warmest wishes that I...
Your letter, covering several papers, relating to Mr Short’s interest, in the question, depending, between the US and E. Randolph, was received last evening. An answer, would have been, immediately forwarded, if I had been able, at once, to determine, whether it would be proper for me to appear as counsel, against Mr. Randolph, in a cause which involves all that remains, both of his fortune...
Amos Slaymaker , Esqr. (a respectable inhabitant of this neighbourhood) will have the honor of delivering this to You; together with a copy of my book , which I request You will do me the favor to accept, as a small token of my high respect for Your character.—I have accompanied this copy with a small engraved portrait of myself,—executed in a peculiar style, by Mons. St. Memin of...
Il y a environ un mois que j’ai reçu des Lettres de L’Institut où l’on me disait: Nous procederons incessamment à la nomination de vingt quatre membres étrangers. Indiquez nous les savans que vous croyez dans les Etats unis devoir être proposés. —J’ai répondu sur le champ: “Vous trouveriez peu d’hommes en Europe, même pour les autres sciences, et aucun dans le monde pour notre Classe de morale...
I do myself the honor to enclose Warrants for Charles Benson —of Fredericksburg William Holmes . of Columbia To be Midshipmen in the Navy. Mr Benson is the Gentleman recommended to you by Mr. Mercer—Mr Page & others—Mr. Holmes is a smart young man of this place—There are Vacancies enough to admit their appt.—& if you concur, the enclosed warrants will require your Signature. I have the honor...
I herewith hand to you some observations which have been transmited to me, and which appear to merit consideration—if the good of our country can be promoted by the plan, it will be the source of much pleasure to me. With real esteem, Yr Most Obt RC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “Mr. Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 23 Feb. and so recorded in SJL . Enclosure not found.
J’ai l’honneur de vous prier de faire passer au Général Davies, dernierement l’un des Ministres Plénipotentiaires des Etats unis en France les Lettres ci incluses. Je ne sais pas où demeure le Général; et Mr. Barbé Marbois en m’envoyant sa Lettre n’y a mis ni enveloppe, ni adresse. Vous me ferez plaisir, avant de les acheminer, de lire les deux Lettres.—Il s’agit de rendre à notre Ami La...
Frederick, Maryland, 21 Feb. 1802. Addressing the president in “the plain style of a simple unpollished youth,” Mayer begs pardon for his rustic manners and assures TJ of the deep esteem he holds for his public and private character, in particular TJ’s “disregard of personal distinctions” and disdain of pompous and hereditary titles. He hopes his humble petition will meet with a gracious...
Fame has taught me to believe, that to have access to you the voice of Justice & humanity requires not the aid of pageantry or numbers. Permit a fellow man, who has been long and deeply impressed on the subject of slavery in the United States to address you, with the respect justly due to your character and office. Having reflected for many years with extreme regret, on the situation of the...
It is manifest to every person, who reflects on the affairs of the United States, that the present season rather offers a new, than a defective mass of commercial advantages. The acquisition of a large monied capital, and of a universal credit, public & private, have relieved us from the British monopoly, or at least afforded the sure means and this is a revolution in trade . To give activity...
I have the honor to inform you, that Edward Croft Eqr., residing in this City, a young Gentleman of the bar, of respectability, is this day appointed and Commissioned, first Commissioner in this State; under the law, for the valuation of lands, houses, &c.: and in pursuance of the confidence, which you thought fit to repose in me . I have made many fruitless endeavors before this service,...
Will you please to accept the humble offering of a faithful citizen in the Republic of science. If you deem it worthy the attention of the American Philosophical Society, I should think myself highly honoured by their acceptance of a copy. With great esteem, Sir, I have the honour, to be yours. RC ( DLC ); endorsed by TJ as received 5 Mch. and so recorded in SJL . Enclosure: Lyman Spalding,...