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I have not heard from you for a long while, not since I returned the letters of our Ministers at Paris & forwarded the copy of Mr Marbois’s letter & some letters from Simons. I trust that this is not owing to want of health, but feel somewhat uneasy, as I have not even received any indirect account of you. I had waited for your opinion of the proper answer to Mr Marbois, but have in the...
Since I had the honour last to address you, it has turned out, that the reputed Spanish agent, Mr. Isquierdo, has not had the appointment of his governmt. as was expected, and that whatever may have been the appearances of an approximating negociation & settlement of our affairs, they were grounded upon no substantial Basis. Who is to blame? Whether it is Spain, who may wish to gain time & to...
I am conscious that little attention on ordinary occasions are due to annonomous writers, yet the importance of the subject, aided by a belief that the writers name if known would add little (if any) weight to the Arguments proposed, induced the adoption of the present mode without the fear of incurring Censure, because I am sensible truth will never be disagreeable to you in whatever manner...
I have had the honour, to address you under dates of the 1st of March, 20th of May, 3d of July, 22d of Augt., 20th of Octo. & 15th of nov. last, and as yet have not been favored with your Reply, nor do I know, whether my letters have reached you in Safety. Altho’ I am sensible, that you are not the regular channel of my official correspondence, & that I have in the above instances departed...
I beg you to excuse the liberty & the inconvenience of this application, & to believe that Nothing would induce to the step but the imperious dictates of duty to a family whose interests for more than twenty years I have greatly neglected. Thus circumstanced I reflect with seriousness & not without sensitivity that the time approaches when your retirement from public life will prevent my...
We, the Orleans Navigation Company, with the most profound sentiments of respect, beg leave to approach you, to tender our grateful thanks for the munificent grant made us by Government, of the lands necessary to the Continuing the Canal Carondelet to the river Mississipi, through the City Commons; and also for the assurances Conveyed to us by the Honorable Danl Clark, that, when the Canal...
Je vois bien, que vous n’avez pas envie d’entre en correspondence avec moi, mais, je vous dis, que je ne cesserai pas de vous ecrire, jusque les temps que je serai repondue. Vous pensez, peutetre, que je suis homme, qui n’ecrivet que pour s’en faire quelquechose de plaisenterie, mais, en verité, ce n’est pas ausi; je suis femme; et pauvre femme; et si vous ne le croyez pas, venez et voir; et...
When I had the honor of an interview with you previous to my leaving the city of Washington and conversed respecting the political divisions among the republicans of this state, it was foreign from my wish to draw from you any thing that it would have been improper to communicate. I sincerely and without disguise stated to you the true situation of the parties and assured you that the friends...
I have recd. your two favors, one of the 24th. instant the other covering the letters from Mr. Gallatin, & Barnes now returned. I had thought it might be best not to answer Thornton’s letter because in some parts his manner did not deserve it, because he speaks without the known sentiments of his Govt. and because the Minister of higher grade expected , will be likely to give a more eligible...
From your Character for integrity which I have been taught to respect ever since I entered the Army of the United States in our revolutionary war in the year 1777, and from the excellent sentiments contained in your inaugural Speech, (every one of which is congenial to my heart) I have been led to believe no subordinate Officer of the General Government who has not been defficient in duty,...
The immense objects, for which the nations of Europe began to contend at the Commencement of the French revolution, excited a Spirit of Military enthusiasm unequalled in the history of Mankind. The numerous potentates combined against France, dreading the extension of the republican principle, underwent a corresponding excitement. The hierarchies and the aristocracies of rank and property,...
Not having been favd: with any of yours since the 6th. Ulto. I am quite uneasy—lest some untoward accident hath deprived me that satisfaction augmented by recent publications &c. fabricated—by the breath of Slander—so prevalant, basely scandalous, & disgracefull to society. from a review of last Mos a/c, it does not much exceed $600.—a few such would be gratifying indeed:—a state thereof shall...
I flatter myself from the known Kindness and Liberality of Your Character that You will excuse my taking the liberty of addressing You, though I am scarcely known to You, for the Purpose of saying a few Words in behalf of Mr. Jams Yard my particular Friend. You are no Doubt informed that He is a Man of distinguished Talents and of a very cultivated Mind; that He has been extensively engaged in...
I should not presume to trouble you with concerns subordinate to the duties of your important station, was not the subject of my communication really interesting to the people in this vicinity. The Post Offices in this part of the United States have for years past been almost universally in the hands of violent political partizans—many of them insensible to the suggestions of honor, &...
Avevo mandato a bordo del Telemanchus, Capn. Gooding for Boston, la mia lettera dei 15 del corrente, quando intesi la narrazione contenuta nell’incluso foglio. Desiderai d’averla in scritto, e il Sigr. Lockner si degnò di scriverla, e firmarla. Ò creduto proprio di ritener l’originale, e di farne fare (il meno male possibile) l’inclusa copia. Il Sigr: Lockner è stato Console in Tripoli circa...
I recd. yesterday yours of the 25th. The letter from Turreau appeared to me as to you, in the light of a reprehensible intrusion in a case where this Govt. ought to be guided by its own sense of propriety alone. Whether it be the effect of an habitual air of superiority in his Govt. or be meant as a particular disrespect to us is questionable. The former cause will explain it, and the latter...
I had the honor to receive your letter of the 27th. Ultimo, and as I consider it to be your expectation, that nothing will be said on the first subject—to which it relates, I govern myself accordingly. In regard to those attentions to the public interests, which you are good enough to characterize as assiduous and useful, they are the result of a sense of duty. The “Res augusto donis,”...
I ought to apologize for the many interlineations, and erasures in my letter respecting the Case of the Betsy Cathcart . It is a copy, by a little son who made mistakes, in copying from the original, which had been often interlined and altered. From a reperusal I fear, in some instances I have not expressed my ideas with sufficient clearness, and in others, have unnecessarily repeated them a...
Monsieur le Secretaire de la guerre a bien voulu me faire part de la reponse du Docteur Hunter relativement aux epreuves qu’il a faites du Salpêtre du gouvernement et dont le resultat est que l’impureté des divers Salpetres qui sont dans les magasins ne devait être que de 4½ à 6¼ pour cent. Cependant les echantillons qui m’ont été remis par le général Irwin, et sur lesquels j’ai fait à...
I had the pleasure duly to receve your letter of the 24. inst:—In my last I gave you the information I possessed on the subject required. From an observation in your letter you may have misunderstood a part of mine. Indeed I write such a scrawl that it is scarcly legible. You observe, that “you presume Col. M’Clane has been passive in electioneering.” In my letter I stated that his conduct...
Being unacquainted with the wool business, and not from my own experience capable of giving an oppinion that ought to be relied on in estimating the intrensic merit of the fleece you sent,—I availed myself of the oppinion and judgment of those that appeared most likely from their pursuits qualified to give the best information— You mention the fleece is from “the Iceland or Shetland sheep of...
I trust you will excuse the Liberty which I take in addressing this Letter to you at a time when your Attention is naturally occupied by Concerns important and interesting to our Nation. In the first place I would wish to convey to you my thanks for the honor which you conferred upon me in the Appointment as Consul of the United States for Demerary and Essequibo and tho’ not accepted as such...
après la Conversation que jai eus avec Mr Le Capitaine Louis aux Sujet de la Balourdise de Jean Cremer et de lincapabilitée de Christoph , je prand la Libertée de vous proposer pour Remplacer Ces deux movais domestique le valet de chambre qui a èté au Service de Monsieur Beingham Cinq-années de Suitte, il est tres fidelle, attentif a Ses devoir et aime a Rester a la Maison je n’en Connois...
I have enclosed three more sheets of my astronomical observations.—Pages 109, and 110, contain a critical examination of a meridian traced agreeably to one of the methods which I proposed some years ago in a small publication , with this difference, I had to take γ casiop. in the vertical above α ursæ minor. on account of our latitude being too far south to take it below.—Page 111 contains the...
Ce n’est point au président des états-unis de l’amérique que je prends la liberté de m’adresser directement, mais à Monsieur Jefferson comme philosophe, ami des arts et des sciences et de tout ce qui tend au bien de l’humanité. Je ne doute pas, Monsieur le Président, que dans le cours de vos travaux et de vos réflexions une observation intéressante sur la marine ne se soit quelquefois...
I have the honor to forward for your consideration several setts of papers on subjects to which the attention of government has been pressed by the applicants. Priestman’s case will appear fully from his papers. Judge Peters certificate on the back of a former petition prefer’d to the treasurys office, excludes the idea of intentional wrong, for which purpose I have procured, & forward it. It...
The Court in Sussex County adjourning much earlier than usual, furnished me with an opportunity of returning home, previous to the sittings in Kent County; or I should not have had the pleasure of receiving your affectionate & flattering letter of the 24. inst:, for these two weeks to come, which would have been to me matter of serious regret. On my arrival last night I found it on my table &...
On the 19th. of May last I did myself the honor to address a letter to the Secretary at War in consequence of an Act passed by the Legislature of this State on the 27th. of November 1802, requiring me to appoint three persons as Commissioners to repair to the Creek nation and make demand, in conformity to existing treaties, of all prisoners, negroes and property detained from the Citizens of...
I have the honor to enclose herewith a list containing the names of the five persons whom I have selected for the Legislative Council of this Territory agreeably to the directions contained in your letter of the 28th. of April—In making this selection I have conformed as far as possible to the restrictions laid down in your letter. Four out of the five are I believe Staunch Republicans but...
I have the pleasure of enclosing you an explanation with examples of the new method of finding the Longitude by a single observer, without any knowledge of the precise time: I have delayed longer than I intended forwarding this paper, in order to give me time to consider this new object in every point of view, so as to render the calculations as commodious as its nature will admit; at first...
Impressed with the profoundest respect, I can but fear, in thus addressing you, the imputation either of impertinence or sycophancy. These considerations would have prevented this reapplication to yourself, had I not been impelled to it, by the actual poverty I experience, and by the certain prospect of want. With this apology for my obtrusion, permit me to state, that when I heard of but few...
Je prend la liberté de vous adresser la presente pour avoir Lhonneur de vous Saluer, je soite de tou mon cœur que monsieur Jouisse une parfaite Sentez de même que vôttre repectable famille mes Sivilités Sil vous plai, monsieur je vous prie Engrâce de vouloir Bien Macorder une petit apsence de trois Semainnes, pour me reffaire la Sentez. Je vien encorre de faire une maladit qu’il m’aprise le...
The weather having detained me here to day, I have employed it in making some rough sketches relative to our financial situation, which I have the honor to enclose. Independent of the uncertainty arising from the fluctuation in the amount of duties on imports, which vary so much, as to have been two millions of dollars more in 1800 than the preceding year, I had neither time nor documents...
Influenced by the Voice of Public Opinion so conspicuously evinced in the change of Political Sentiment I have taken the liberty to address you on a Subject connected with the most uncontrovertable Facts tho’ some have contested & Even Denied their Existence Some of the Disapointed & Clamorous Polititions of our Country have come forward with the utmost Virulence with Determined Opposition to...
On the 20th. ultimo, I wrote you, enclosing a statement made by William Meadows relative to the depredations lately committed by the indians on our frontier—and a large party of the Creeks apparently hostile, who occupied the South bank of the Tennessee—I then Stated the Substance of my orders to the several Brigadeer Generals, Issued on that occasion, and my Special order to Genl. Johnston...
I have the honor to transmit herewith two copies of the second census (except for the State of Tennessee, which is not yet received) and to notice the following deviations from the law under which it was taken, affecting the uniformity of some of the returns. The return for the counties of Dutchess, Ulster & Orange in the District of New York was not recd. at this office until the 21st. of...
I enclose the applications for the office of collector of customs at Wilmington. The office is worth at least 2000 dollars nett. Colo. Read the former collector, recommended by Macon, Tatom & Robt. Williams, cannot be appointed. He was not removed on account of his politics, but dismissed for remissness in official duties upon an official report of the Secy. of the Treasury. He was removed in...
It was with a high degree of satisfaction, I observed in a letter I lately received from my friend Dr. Saml L. Mitchill of New York, the following paragraph:—”In consequence of a suggestion of the President of the United States, I had previously written to Mr. L’Hommedieu an account of the Project of attempting to mature a National Agricultural Society. I hope these communications will have...
I hope no apology is necessary for sending to you as President of the Philosophic society some articles which are either curious in themselves, maner of discovery, or as tending to elucidate phenomena perhaps hitherto veiled in obscurity. Wraping No. 1. contains a bone found in sinking a shaft for Water, about seventy five feet below the surface of the ground, growing in a specious of quortose...
Lorsqu’il s’agit de la tranquillité et de la Prosperité des E.u. je ne Crains point de vous importuner. Quoique simple Passager dans le vaisseau Je crois devoir mettre la main a la manlorsque La Tempête Exige toute L attention du Capitaine et les Efforts plus qu’ordinaires de L Equipâge. Je pense que la Direction de L’opinion publique , ici et en Angleterre, par de bons Ecrits sera peut Etre...
The inclosed discourse which I request you to do me the honour of accepting was delivered on the last anniversary of the glorious declaration of Independence—as it affords a corroborating testimony of the goodness of Mr. Furman’s heart I am well pleased for from the belief with which he was of late impressed he conscientiously opposed the advancement of the Republican party dreading I suppose...
Reflecting on the happy situation of America—that her Rulers are not inaccessable tyrants nor bloody despots; but patriots, friends of mankind, and of the unfortunate; examples to the world & patrons of science, I am emboldened to communicate a few of my wishes even to our chief Magistrate, which however defective in form and matter, I hope you will not attribute to any unworthy motive. For...
Inclosed I have both the Honor and Pleasure to transmit the Address of a Number of Gentlemen. It originated not merely from fashion, but from those high transports of Joy produced by the preservation of Our happy Constitution, the probable restoration of social harmony, and the guaranty of personal Liberty—It speaks in plain language the just confidence and feelings of it’s Authors— It it with...
Contava ora mai anni undici del sotto il paso sorte aversa gemevo, ma par nulla dimeno la sorte non mi a ancora tolto quel tanto che le combinazioni attuali pri di giá mi an reso. Ritrovavami nel Cairo allora quando giu ia Alesandria il Brio comandato dal Capo. hal in unione del Generale S tt ori, i quali direttisi al Sigr. Briax Console di S.M. Brit annia , li domandaro dove mai mi avessi...
A few days since a letter was received by the Mayor of this Borough, from the Commodore of the British Squadron here, a copy of which I presume has been transmitted to you, or has been seen by you in the publick gazettes printed in this place. To this letter a reply was written, which I suppose must also have reached you, through one or the other of those channels. At the request of the...
I hope my unfortunate situation will pardon, & excuse my intrud on you the contents of this letter, after the reception my last one meet with—from that transaction you must think me void of delicacy, of feeling, for to importune on A like subject, or extreemly implicated in distress. The latter sory am I to say is but too much the case—Distress I now feele which experience never yet taught...
If I had as much confidence in your friends, and their attachment towards you, as they make claim to, I should not address you this letter; but I have not; and the subject is too important to be pretermitted. The dangers I fear, may be trivial or distant; but as on the other hand, they may be near and momentous, and in such case, your being early apprised of them; highly important; it is a...
My original design was that the following & inclosed papers should have met you in the form of Newspaper Publications or printed handbills—but such is your boasted liberty of the Press, that even the federal printers would not dare to publish the truth for me without disguise—they are afraid of persecution for a libel & tell me that the truth of a publication is no justification of the...
Le moment de La naissance des Arts, de La régénération de La Liberté en Amérique et de L’Encouragement que son Agriculture sollicite depuis Longtemps est Enfin arrivé aujourdhuy; je m’en félicite infiniment ainsi que Ces Contrées qui L’attendoient avec la derniere impatience. La Crainte de Blesser une des moindres qualités du phylosophe qui doit opérer ces heureux pronostics; sa modestie...
In the postcript of my Last Feb. 22nd. I inform’d you, my best friend Mr Jefferson, that all the English Vessels at Naples had, from the order of the English Consul, withdrawn out into the Road—& most of the English were Shiping their property, which, tho’ not then known here, was in consequence of the advancing of the French, who, having been met by commissioners from his Silician Majesty...