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Quoique je soye bien persuadé que Monsieur Le Gouverneur Lewis Vous a instruit avec detail de tout ce qui s’est passé dernierement entre les Nations Grands et petits osages, j’espere que vous me pardonnerez de vous entretenir un moment a ce Sujet. Le general Wm. Clarke dans un voyage qu’il a fait a la prairie du feu a environ 300 milles dans le Missoury ayant trouvé un parti d’Osages...
In going out of the usual course by addressing you upon a subject that belongs to the War department, I trust to your goodness for an excuse, and to the proofs of kindness I have experienced from you upon more occasions than one. Mr. Sumter (who you know) wishes a military appointment. He could, had he wished it, had the highest civil appointment in the state, but he says that is time enough...
Judge Tucker having left this for Williamsburg on Monday last, I shall forward your letter to him by the present mail. I am Dear Sir Your Very humble servt. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
hearing that the enclosed Phamplet, has met with the approbation of the Friends of your Administration; in Washington. and that it has not been printed there,—I take the liberty to inclose you a Copy being with respect & high Consideration your most Obedient hum Sert DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I have just recieved your polite Letter of this day. I am Sorry that the nominations made by the House of representatives of Indiana, to supply the Vacancy in the Legislative Council Occasioned by the resignation of Mr. Gwathney has miscarried. Should it happen that neither the Vice President or the Speaker of the House of Representatives are in possession of the Nominations, I will...
Having this day had an opportunity of an Intimate Interview with my Friend David Humphreys, I seemd to feel a Divine Impulse on my heart to Grace the Colr. Chrismas Supper of Green Trout with your Exelencys Presence DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
The reverend Wm. Dawson of this Place, is desirous to obtain from the Government, the office of Chaplain to one of the regiments; & wishes me to write you a Letter in his favour. Knowing how much you are engaged in the most arduous Duties, I have taken the liberty, as it relates to you, with reluctance: you can, however, at once turn over the letter to the proper Department. I have known Mr....
I should not so often intrude, Sir, on your time, if the circuitous route I am compell’d to adopt, render’d less uncertain the conveyance of letters to the U’States, for all direct communication, has long since been suspended.—On intimation being given me that exequaturs under the new government would be requir’d from the foreign Consuls here, I applied to mr Armstrong, to know what steps I...
When last in Philaa. I suggested to Dr. Mease the idea of a work on the manufactures of that city, and I thought its utility might be such as to encourage its extention afterwards to those of the U.S. describing the particular branches, the quantity of work done in each, & estimating the comparative amount of imported with that of home manufactured goods. &c.— He has now written me a letter...
Agreeably to your request I wrote to Mr Rea for information respecting a small article in his line which you had been pleas’d to call on him to furnish—I yesterday receiv’d his answer, in which he states that he should have sent it long since, but waited for an opportunity of putting it into a safe hand coming here; which he met with on Friday last, and the packet is now on its way, in the...
Sir, there being strong grounds for suspecting the Little Turtle of double dealing between us, and the British officers in upper Canada to whom he pay’d a visit a short time before he set out on his Journey to this place, it may be a question whether some allusions to his friendly feelings towards the British Govt. or to overtures from that quarter to him, may be mentioned in your Answer.—I...
I enclose two letters from the collectors of Delaware, & Barnstable respectively with the intended answers. Are they correct? Respectfully Your obedt. Servt. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Will you have the goodness to read the enclosed report & to suggest any alterations which you may think necessary. Respectfully Your obedt. Servt. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
The Chiefs of Wapanakeh—To wit Delawares—Muhheconneck—and Monsey Nations—have sent us here, as deputies to talk with you (on the Subject of their concerns) in their behalf—They Sent their Salutation to you & to your great wise men—who are sitting around the great Council Fire, to delibrate upon the welfare of your great Nation— We are glad that the Great and Good Spirit—have given us such a...
I and the Chiefs of my Nation have had much concern to the welfare of the different tribes of our Color—particularly to those tribes with whom we have much influence—We wish they should always be rightly inform of the good disposition manifested to ward them by the Great Father of the United States.—And that they should turn their attention to the useful arts of Husbandry—And that they should...
I have seen the letter which you addressed to a Gentleman in this City during my absence requesting him to obtain Cloth from my Factory for your own weaving. There is no broad Cloth finished at present except some Pecies made of the Wool of the half-blooded Merinos. I have directed one to be manufactured of the pure fleece. It will not be completed in less than six weeks or two months; owing...
The Speech of the Little Turtle A Miamie Chief—To the President of the united States Father it has pleased the great spirit that we should meet again and take Each other by the Hand—and speek face to face— Father it is not my intention to trouble you with a long speech. I wish only to inform you in be half of my people, that it is now three winters sence. I informed governor Harrison at...
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...
The office of Register for Land claims in this part of our Territory has become vacant by the death of Mr Van Pradelles and I take the liberty of recommending Philip Grymes Esqr our present District Attorney as a suitable Person to fill the vacancy My acquaintance with this Gentleman is not of long standing but his conduct since his arrival among us has been so independant and patriotic that I...
J’ai eû la Consolation de recevoir enfin une Lettre de Votre Venerable Main, dateè du 28 Octobre. Les 2 Observations que Vous prenez la peine, de m’y faire, ne peuvent etre que justes quant aux principes—mais les faits me paroissent differer de ce que Vous supposez. 1o.) Vous Vous rappellerez sans doute que j’ai eu l’Avantage, d’etre presentè a Vous par Mr. Dawson en 1802 avec une...
Your favor of the 18th inst: was received on saturday. I will take care that Bayley is arrested & brought to punishment. For this purpose I will call on Mr. Stephen in Baltimore, deliver him the indictment, & request his attention to the business. The subject of the Batture I shall take immediately into consideration. When I last wrote, my determination was to have left this on friday & to...
The enclosed are the only papers that have been sent to me in the Case of Neale. If there had been others, they would of course have been filed with the letter of the 30h. Sep. Respecty DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Living in Country ajacent to the terretorries of a Foreign government Where property of every Description may be transported in to that Government with the utmost Safty & haveing Seen the Instructions given by your Secratery Mr. Gallatin to the Minasters of this Country residing in England & France athorising them to assure those Governments that the Embargo was meant as a Measure of...
Mrs. Beckley, regrets extremely that her Brothers continued detention in the West Indias, has prevented any arrangement being made to settle the debt due Mr. Jefferson, But recent intelligence from Mr. Prince, encourages the hope of his speedy return—when she will be placed in a situation, to pay the amount without delay.—   Mrs. Beckley would have felt herself under great obligations to Mr....
I James Brice of Elizabeth Township in Allegheny County state of Pennsylvania, being rendered incapable of performing hard labour by reason of a derangement of the bones of my Arms by the Small-pox, and not Wishing to become burthensome to my friends, And also not being in possession of a sufficient quantity of property to make me independant, I have taken the liberty to solicit Your...
I am ashamed after so long a delay to acknowledge the receipt of your favour of the 3 July; more especially when I reflect on the pleasure which it gave me to find that I was still remembered by him whom I ardently love and esteem. I read over cursorily but with great satisfaction the correspondence you sent me. It perfectly coincided with what I expected and on which I relied. I resolved...
According to your request, under date of 8. inst. you will receive, by the mail, which conveys this, 5 ½ yards Narrow Superfine black cloth from Colo. Humphreys factory, being of ⅞ ths Merino wool, price 4.50 per yard.—Mr. E. Bacon of the house of representatives will do me the favor of receiving from you the amount expressed in the inclosed receipt. The Colo. laments that it is not in his...
I wrote you some time since in hopes of obtaining from your excellency some appointment by which I could obtain a livelihood for myself & family during the suspension of commerce in our City; not receiving an answer from your excellency thereto, I beg to call your Excellencys attention to its contents, & if any inconsiderable place is vacant I hope your excellency will remember my necessity;...
I received yours with 305 D. I have given Mr. Higinbotham a draft on you for the amount of 50 barrils corn at 9/6. the barril which is the corn I Get of Pace we are Going on fast as posible with the Garden I shall Get 120 f. of the wall filld in thre days more which will make nearly half way.— of the Last levil if we have open weather I think we can nearly Get done the Garden by Febuary.—I...
I send you by my Servant one barrel of Apples which you will please to accept of as coming from a Sincere Friend MHi : Coolidge Collection.
In consequence of the measures which were taken last spring in relation to the Osage nations they were reduced in the course of a few months to a state of perfect submission without bloodshed; this has in my opinion very fairly proven the superiority which the policy of withholding merchandize from the Indians has over the chastizement of the swoard, when their local situations are such as...
I thought it my duty to state a few days since the knowledge I had obtained of several English vessels or vessels under English flags, having been taken up by Americans in different ports of the United States to proceed to the Mississippi & Floridas to procure Cotton—Since I had the honor to make that communication I have received the Enclosed price current & circular it shews that the same...
With this letter I send you a book which is in a miserable and tattered condition which if you will have bound for me I will be very much obliged to you it is old and rotten but being valuable to me on account of the person who gave it if it can be stuck together any way so as to prevent it from tumbling to pieces it will do. Many of the leaves are lost for it has seen hard service though not...
I cannot express my concern at the late unfortunate affair of the publication of my letter, by which a subject has been made public which ought to have been kept inviolably secret. As it affects your situation in relation to the gentlemans concernd, I feel truly hurt, tho I hope the blame will be laid entirely to myself as the only person guilty. I do assure you it arose from a misconception...
Having understood that there is a judical Vacancy in the Mississippie Territory we recommend for that office George Poindexter Esq He has practised Law in the Territory Six years, during which time he acted as atto general for the Territory and was the acting atto for the U-States. He recd the Suffrages of ¾ of the people in the Territory after having served them in Congress from an election...
Permit me to request your acceptance of a Treatise on the means of preserving the Health of Soldiers & sailors &c. I would have presented it personally, when I had the honor of paying my respects to you a few days since, but the work had not then issued from the press; I wish it were more worthy your perusal I have the honor to subscribe myself your hume. Sert. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
In conformity with the suggestions arising from the complaints made respecting the French vessel ready to sail from Baltimore, the collector of that port was directed to stop the departure & to report a full statement of the case. This having been done, the vessel now waits your decision; and I have the honor to enclose both the original correspondence connected with the permission given to...
The extent of our Coast, the prevailing winds during the winter, the length of the nights and the inclemency of the winter, making it impossible for our publick vessels cruising on our Coast to repress the violations of the Embargo law, I would submit to your Consideration the propriety of stationing one or more of the gun boats in each of our principal ports and of ordering the Cheasapeak,...
John Condit presents his respectful Compliments to the President of the U.S. Acknowledges the receipt of his Note of yesterday with the enclosed letter which the President may be assured shall be, (agreeably to his request) Answered in as satisfactory a manner As possible— DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
The Memorial of the undersigned, acting in behalf of the Board of Directors of the Society of the United Brethren for propagating the Gospel among the Heathen The Protestant Episcopal Church of the United Brethren for a period of more than seventy years past has continually directed their views to the propagation of the Gospel among the Indian tribes in this country. Their first objects were...
T Munroe presents his respects to the President and begs leave to state to him that the Express mail from this Office via Orange C. Ho. Milton Charlottesville &c to Tennessee, mississippi and Orleans territories &c which has heretofore departed hence on tuesdays 3 OClk pM, to overtake the great stage mail from Fredericksburg for that route, will in future leave this Office at noon every...
Alexander Wilson, author of American Ornithology , would be happy to submit the first volume of this work to the inspection of Mr. Jefferson, if he knew when it would be convenient for the President. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Pardon the liberty I take of enclosing to you, the last production of that Excellent young Gentleman—who was basely and cruelly murdered at this place–a few Days since for his uncommon Zeal and Patriotism—As you no doubt have heard the particulars–I will not obtrude another recital of them upon your patience— Sir I am with profound respect your most obe Servant— DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
In one of my former Letters I mentioned to you, that I was certain before our House would finally adjourn, that we would pass some resolutions expressing in the strongest terms, our gratitude to you and approbation of your conduct during your Administration, I am happy now to inform you, that the same was done in the Ho. of Representatives on the 16h. Instant, without a dissenting voice, about...
I recieved my Dear Grand Papas letters & in one of them he desires to know whether Jefferson ever had the small pox, he had it in Richmond at the same time that Aunt Virginia & myself did & was inoculated three times for fear of taking it in the natural way. I have not seen Mr Lomax yet but make no doubt of geting the seed as I heard that he had some, he is very anxious to get one of your...
Difficulties having arisen under different Constructions given to the treatys of Augusta with the Cherokee and Creek Indians and the treaty of New-York as it respects the district of country called & Known by the name of Waffords Settlement, which difficulties have been encreased by the running of the line called Hawkins line in a direct course from the Currohee mountain to one of the Southern...
S. Pleasonton presents his respectful compliments to the President, and incloses a note, just received from the Treasury, by which it appears that Hart Massey, lately appointed, with the concurrence of the Senate, Collector for Sackets harbour, should also have a Commission as Inspector of the Revenue for that Port. It is indispensable, therefore, that he should be nominated to the Senate. DNA...
William Warren, Manager of this Theatre, had on his return to Town the perusual of the two Comedies, entitled the Embargo & the Double Disappointment with my solicitation for their early performance; but, I am concerned to announce, that the republican spirit of the former, being in a direct opposition to his political disposition and views, was the unexpected cause of both being...
I hope you will excuse my bad writing for it is the first letter I ever wrote, there are a number of faults, in it, I know, but those you will excuse; I am reading a very pretty little book called dramatic dialogues, that mrs smith gave sister Elen when she was a little girl; I am very much pleased with it. all the children send their love to you we all want to see you very much. adieu my dear...
I make Bold to trouble you with the perrusial of this letter and the examination of this one which is the Production of our Country My Brother and my Self have found out a quarry of this kind of Stone about 25 miles from this place and about 15 from your place in Bedford this is in amherst Co we have Began to dress them in this way only a little thicker and Sell them to our neighbours at 1/6...