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I had the pleasure of recieving your favour with the inclosure—as by the rotatory nature of our constitution I am ineligible again to the Executive here for four years & my time is just expiring I thought I owed it to your administration & to my constituents to make the inclosed communication in order that our citizens may understand the grounds on which You have made a stand against invasions...
In looking over Mr. Duane’s politicks for Farmers and Mecanicks, I was not a little surprised to hear him bosting of his happy country, & the pacifick measures of this government, and decrying all others as barbarous and oppressive. I wrote to him in Sept. last and requested his friendship, & desir’d him to lay before you our exquisit torment, and the inhuman conduct of our masters; but I have...
I have directed Mr. Bonsal, Sir, to transmit to you the second printed Pamphlet on the subject of the Canal which I have the honor to propose from this port to Carolina, by way of Kempsville & the North Landing; embracing also a latteral naval cut from Kempsville to Lynhaven river, designed for bettering the defence of this place & the United States in general. I have also persevered, under...
Appointments made by the President of the U States since the rising of the Senate in April 1808. 10 Robert H. Jones, of North Carolina, Attorney of the U States for the North Carolina District. 16 Charles Minifie, of Washington City, a Justice of the Peace in and for the County of Washington in the District of Columbia.
Inclose Mr. Lewis’s account. I have not seen Mr. Walker but I shall see him on sunday. The balance due Mr. Bell seems to be about 12 Dollers. I will Heare place all my Purchases of corn and fodder and when payable. I Got disappointed in the Ingagement with Mr. Anderson for the Hundred barrils corn. I have Purchased of others people which will not need your paying any more money to Mrs. Carter...
I have occasionally taken the liberty to address you on subjects which appeared to me to be of importance; the events to which some of them referred have not been yet accomplished, which leave their correctness problematical; but the complacency with which you honoured my attempts encourages me once more to intrude upon your valuable time, at this momentous crisis. In the periodical work, the...
We have nearly got the balustrade finished, and Shall then go on with the pipes; and the Cornice in the Piazza. we are much in want of Some fine Sand paper and Should be glad if you could find an opportunity to Send us a Dozen Sheets and ½ Dozen of 2 ½ inch plane irons which mr Ingles Could Chuse for you; there is none to be got about here.— I had a letter from my Brother by last post dated...
I have the honor to transmit to your Excellency a Petition herein inclosed presented, by a Majority of the Inhabitants of this Parish, to the Honorable The House of Representatives and the senate of the United States to obtain a quantity of Lands situated on the Great Bayou and Bayou Maringouin in the said Parish, or get at least a right of preemtion to the said Lands setting the Price per...
Since writing the within, a Caucas was held last evening in the Senate Chamber, at which, near the whole of both Branches of our Legislature were present.—It was resolved unanimously , that we could support Mr. James Maddison, as President of the United States.—Mr: George Clinton was warmly approved for the Office of Vice President, solely upon as stated to the Caucas, that he had , great...
La fuga dei sopraddi. soggetti à causato, che il disgraziato Capn. Hall non à trovato credito per mettersi in stato di poter partire. Per mezzo di Mr. Appleton questa partirà da un porto della Francia in un Packet-boat. 10 xbre Sigr. Saml. Pourviance, restato qui dopo la fuga del fratello e di Degen (del che s’ignora il motivo) si dichiarò responsabile per il debito della Ragione Degen e...
I have herewith enclosed Mr. Williamson’s acct. for pens with the balance coming to you from the Ten dollars left with me by your Grand Son, being four dollars.— Hoping that your watch goes to please you I remain Dr Sir With the greatest respect yr. Obt. Servt. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
I had the honor of addressing you on the 25th. of November, under cover of a letter to the Secretary of State, and to the care of Mr Lee at Bordeaux.—The present serves principally to inclose one I have this morning receiv’d from Mr Mazzei, with his request to give it conveyance.—By this opportunity I forward to the department of State, the fullest and most ample testimony against mr John...
Is it presuming too far on your indulgence to hope that you will recall to remembrance a person who has for many years past been deprived of the pleasure of conversing with you—As it is much more natural to forget benefits conferred than received, I can easily imagine, I may have escaped your recollection, whilst I must ever retain the most lively impressions of gratitude for the kindness &...
I hope I shall not be accused of presumption in attempting to address thee. The inclosed Prospectus exhibits Proposals for the publication of a second Edition of my work—as the Patronage of so disstinguished a friend to the liberal Arts will be no less flattering than acceptable I take the liberty to solicit thy Name to head a respectable List of near twelve hundred Subscribers— The work is in...
The President of the United States, will be pleased to pardon one of his faithfull Subjects: If his Pointer Dogs should leap over the higest part of the Wall in search of their proper Game If they should tress pass in killing any Sheep, or tame fowl. I will answer for all damages by Peril of being put to Jail, but if the contrary the sheep will follow them, the President will grant me this...
I embrace this opportunity that offers on a minute, to enclose you a Copy of our Governors Messages, delivered to both Houses the 29t Ulto— and to inform you that the Caucus held in the Chamber of the Hs. of Representatives, this morning have agreed to support the Election of the following Persons as Elector of President & Vice President To Wit— Colo. Wm: Ronseau — Jno: Wilson
Information has been presented to me, on Tuesday Evening, 29th. November 1808.— The British were Endeavouring to Sail, or, were a Sailing from Halifax, (Great-Britain) to attack New-York, and were they Successful in taking New-York; it is expected they will Sail up the East-River, to South-Amboy, and from there Endeavour to March to Burlington, & cross the Delaware, to effect a March to...
I recieved yours of the 24th & it gives me great pleasure to hear that sister Ann & her husband will live with, us. I am aware of the dangers of my situation & of my own inexperience; I have heard much, & seen little of the vices & follies of the world & distrusting my own knowlegde of human nature, I have shuned all unnecessary intercourse with persons not previously recommended to my...
I send you the Institute’s examination of Gall’s famous theory of the Brain. The inquiries on this very obscure subject may not lead to any immediate result but to humble the pride of Science, yet the labors of that Society in general impress my mind so deeply with their importance as to make me regret that we have not the means in this country of attaching a higher estimation than we have...
I have finished a brief account of what has been done on the subject of a Standard for weights and measures, and sent it to Binns, but whether he will deem it sufficiently popular for his paper I know not. It cannot of course be more than an imperfect sketch, depending as I am compelled to do, for information, on the books about me. John Vaughan bought of Mr Hasl ar , an excellent collection...
Permit me to thank you, for the favour you have done me, in dischargeng me from the Marine Corps. I shall ever remember it with the warmest gratitude. Not, that it excludes me from the defence of my beloved Country; but, because it freed me from the insolence of worthless characters clothed in petty authority. Should an occasion offer, perhaps I may not be found the least useful, or patriotic...
I last night received the enclosed, It is a subject that I am incompetent to give an opinion upon. I am with the greatest respect & esteem Your most hum Servt. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Permit me to introduce to your acquaintance Mr. Elisha Jenkins Secretary of this State. He is a Gentlemen of the first respectability here and a uniform and decided friend and supporter of your administration. Any attentions you may be pleased to shew him will be deemed a favour conferred upon me. Accept Sir, an assurance of my respect and esteem. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
Mr. Francis Bloodgood having informed me of his intention to visit the Seat of Government I take the liberty of introducing him to you. He is Clerk of the Supreme Court of this State, a steady friend & advocate of the administration of the General Government and a gentleman of high respectability. I am, Sir, with great respect and esteem Your Ob. St. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
As there is now a call for Officers and soldiers to be employed in the service of the United States, I feeling a desire to be engaged in active military duty towards my Country, solicit the appointment of a commission in the military forces, which are raising throughout the United States. I am about forty five years of age, and have served in our last Revolutionary war. I am now invested with...
I am happy to inform you that by a Joint Ballot of both Branches of our Legislature, we have this moment elected the within named 10 Electors, who stand pledged to Vote for James Maddison as President and George Clinton as Vice President of the United States— I also inform you, that I was one of a Committee appointed by the Ho. of Representatives to wait upon the Governor, to inform him of the...
Your kind permission to the Agricultural Society in September last to send some copies of their Memoirs to Europe by the public Ship Union, fortunately arrived the day before she sailed, and I gladly availed myself of it.—In Case another vessel is Sent, a similar permission will be thankfully Received.—The shortness of the time did not allow me to send me as many as I wished by the Union.— The...
The present state of the world is without example in history. Tho’ far removed from the distracting scenes of Europe, the contending nations appear desirous of forcing us into the contest. Their conduct renders our situation every day more critical. Thus far we have avoided the calamities of war. But we may be ultimately compelled to unsheath the sword. Every just & prudent measure has been...
Sir, the appointments of the Inspector, & Paymaster, should be submitted to the Senate. Yours, DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I have the honor of proposing for your approbation Major Abimael Y. Nicoll of the Regiment of Artillerists to be appointed Adjutant and Inspector of the Army; and Robert Brent of the City of Washington to be appointed Pay Master of the Army. Accept Sir assurances of my high respect and consideration Approved DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
The Ten Electors we chose yesterday by a Joint Ballot of both Branches of our Legislature, this day at 12 Clock, Voted unanimously for James Maddison as President and George Clinton, as Vice President of the United States. Permit me to congratulate you & our Country, upon the fair Prospect of a Sucessor, who I hope and trust, will govern us upon the same Principles that you have done.— Enclosed...
In a letter to the Secretary of State some time ago, I mentioned My intention of going to No Carolina & Visiting the City of Washington in all this Month—I also observed to you by a few lines about the first of last Month My intention to Resign this Government after the 3rd of March, & having mentioned the same to several persons here; it was seized on & connected with other attempts to have...
Inclosed are Mr. Walkers Directions for the boalting Cloith. We are Going on with the Last levil of the Garden having Got about 90 foot of the wall filled but not dug to the uper line (as the dirt wanting to be put below our bigining to dig that is to say filling behind next to the wall would not take what are to be dug above but we shall be oblige to haul as we did on the other levils with...
Your Letter of the 29th of October has been received, and its enclosure delivered to the Gentleman to whom it was directed.—Mr Reibelt is certainly a very learned Man, and as far as I know a very honest one;—But he is illy calculated to fill an office under a Republican Government, nor indeed do I know any situation in which he could be so useful to Society, as in Character of an Instructer of...
I understand Mr Harrison’s nomination has been negatived. As we must within twelve days make a large remittance to the Comr. of loans, it is desirable to know whether it be intended that Mr Harrison should continue to act under the temporary commission & how long? Respectfully Your obedt. Se rvt. I enclose a special application DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Your known & laudable anxiety to promote the civilization, & happiness of the Indians, has induced me at the request of Mr. Cunow to give him a Letter of introduction to you. I understand Mr. Cunow is an active member of the Moravian society, & has resided some time with the Indians— The inclosed Letter from my friend Jacob Van Vleck, President of the Moravian Society at Nazareth, will inform...
Sam L Mitchill respectfully submits to the Presidents perusal, a private letter from one of his confidential correspondents in albany. The writer is Secretary of state for the commonwealth of newyork, is an uniform republican, a merchant by education, and a supporter of the present administration of the national affairs. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I wrote to you the 4 instant from this & enclosed the copy of the within But as it went by a circuitous route & may have miscarried I send you a duplicate thereof.—I mentioned we had given Mr. Madison an unanimous Vote here & are pleased with stand the Government are about to take as to the Belligerents I will thank you if any vessel or dispatches go to Mr Pinkney or the Consul to Send the...
I do myself the honor to Inclose for your perusal—three letters just recieved.—I will only observe that—this will be another Charge of French Influence, and that if Turreau has recd Money—for those permits he ought instantly to be put out of the Country your Obed Servt DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I wish to trouble you with a few thoughts that have frequently occupied my mind it’s not without a recolection that your Various and heavy duties must press you on every side especialy at this momentous and awful crisis I have been looking forward and contemplating how our domestic & home manafacture’s could be suported and maintained and there is two or three great difficulties which has...
I recivd your Letter with Thanks and I must therefore Call on you for 150 dollars to pay negros hire and some other Little moneys which I owe I am now at work for mr Realey on Buckiland near Milton I am yours with esteem MHi : Coolidge Collection.
The Chipewa who was here the last winter is now here with a young man of his Nation and has through Mr. Riley who accompaines them, deliverd the enclosed talk. I have proposed their calling on you on monday next at eleven oclock, and I think it probable that the Little Turtle & his party will wait on you at the same time if you have no objection. Yours with respectfull esteem DLC : Papers of...
I have the honor of proposing for your approbation the following appointments in the Troops, to be raised by virtue of an act entitled “An Act to raise for a limited time an additional military force passed on the 12th. day of April 1808. viz. Capt Elijah Strong of the first Regt of Infantry to be appointed Major in the 7th Regiment of Infantry. Lewis Peckham of Rhode Island to be appointed...
Last evening I received yours of 6th Inst enclosing 89 60/100 Dolls The sum which I suppose Captn John Moody who is acting as my Agent in Virginia has stated to Your Excellency as due me for Licence to use my improvements in your Mills in Albemarle County For which I return you my sincere thanks Mr Moody has sent me a copy of your answer to his application Which I hope will induce others to...
The conduct of M. Woolsey collector of Champlain (N.Y.) had apparently been so fair & energetic that I testified to him last summer yr. approbation of his conduct. Members of Congress from N. York & Vermont had thrown general insinuations against him & so had Thomas in his letter to you. I had stated that if any fact Could be pointed out, we would investigate. But the enclosed letter &...
I have duly received your favor of the 6th inclosing 250$, it being for the purpose of taking up Mr. Eppes’s dft in favor of Mr Thweatt for the purchase of a horse. I am Dear Sir Your Very humble servt. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
I recieved a letter from Mrs. Kuhn in Italy dated in August covering the duplicate of Your Excellencies letter to me of 30th. March 1807 with Post Script of 26 May, and endorsed by Mr. Gavino 11 Septr. 1807—Neither the original or triplicate as mentioned in Said Post Script have as yet reaced my hands Col. Shee informed me a short time before his death that he had sent forward to your...
Permit me to unfold to you, only a Discovery which has hitherto baffled the reseaches of the Philosophic, & the ingenuity of the Mechanic. It is no less a Discovery than the perpetual motion on the Simplest principles & at a very Tollerable expence, which can relieve such power as to work any great Machine It is not Sir the illusion of fancy or the Golden Dream of an enthusiant—for after the...
If any papers had been sent to me in Neale’s case, they, according to the established forms of the Dept., must have been transmitted to Col Wharton.—To him I have made the necessary application. The result, when received, will be communicated to you without delay. With great Respect DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
J’ai l’honneur de prendre la liberté de mettre Sous les yeux de Votre Excellence les malhurs, qui poursuivent une mese agée de 60 ans, et ceux qui me poursuivent egallement depres la revolution, nos malhurs Sont aujourd’huy a leur dernier periode par les evenement arrivé a havana, reduit Monsieur le president ainsi que ma meme dans la plus óurele indigenes n’ayant pas même lexistance animal me...