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I know no other Apology for the Liberty I have taken than that of Dire Necessity and As I know you to be a man of few words I will proceed briefly to state my case to you I have been engaged all this Winter in writing a political pamphlet entitled Thoughts, on the Administration, of our late President, Thomas Jefferson. (Which I hope will meet with due encouragement from all true Republicans)...
Thomas Jefferson Esq r To Jo s Dougherty D r D –cts To 40 30 bushels oats a 40 cts per bushel 12 –00 To a stable broom
As you now retire from the great theatre of political action, after having spent a number of years in the immediate service of your country—Permit us to hail your retreat from the important office you so lately filled with honor and dignity—to the calm retreats of domestic life. With hearts abounding with gratitude to you as an instrument in the hand of divine Providence, in promoting the...
The Citizens of Washington cannot forego the last opportunity, which may, perhaps ever occur, to bid you a respectful and affectionate farewell. As members of the great and flourishing nation, over which you have so illustriously presided, your virtues, talents, and services command their esteem, admiration and gratitude. Embarked in the fate of this solitary republic of the world, they have...
Your liberality and goodness will pardon the liberty I take in addressing this note to you. Believing that if you can be satisfied of my reputation and real character as a moral and honest young man, and of my competency to fill the situation of a clerk in one of the departments, you will be kind enough to interest yourself in my favor, I beg leave to solicit your patronage, in procuring a...
I was favored with your’s accompanying the wool , on the 21 st ult ; and have delayed answering untill I could make my-self sufficiently acquainted with the subject and communicate such facts as would enable you to form some oppinion on it yourself— I find non of the wool you alude as sold so high in N York , has been employed by our hatters;— and M r Tybout says when wool is much disposed to...
The republicans and friends of the late administration, of George Town , animated by the purest sentiments of gratitude and affection, beg leave to express to you those emotions inspired by the interesting crisis of your departure from public life. Devoted as you have been for so long a period of time, to the service of your country, endeared by your unceasing cares for our national...
M r Gimbrede has the honor to offer to M r Jefferson a Little Sketch in Cameo , which if he should deem it worthy of his acceptance, he will please to receive it, as an evidence of my Esteem & high consideration, with an unfeigned wish that in your retirement—you may experience that tranquility & happiness that your usefulness in public Life has so Eminently entitled you to. RC ( DLC );...
In conformity to a resolution entered into by the republican Citizens of Washington County in the State of Maryland , assembled at Hagers Town , we, the Chairman and the Secretary of the meeting, have the honor of transmitting to you the following extract from their proceedings.—we remain with sentiments of the highest esteem and respect N. Rochester W m L. Brent
I have seen in your Cabinet, a Geranium , which I understood you cultivated with your own hands. If you do not take it home with you, I entreat you to leave it with me. I cannot tell you how inexpressibly precious it will be to my heart. It shall be attended with the assiduity of affection & watered, with tears of regret; & each day as I attend it, will I invoke the best blessings of Heaven,...
The President of the UStates To John Barnes , 1809. Feb y 8 th for 12 lb dipt Candles @ 20 d 1 0
On the 28 th of Dec r last , I received your letter of the 14 th in which you are pleased to observe—“that you should have read the book *Horrors of Slavery I sent you with more satisfaction, had you found the author’s position in it more equal to his talents.” All men are fond of receiving satisfaction, and I trust, Sir, you will encrease yours by contributing to make some alteration in my...
Thomas Jefferson Esq r 1807 To Joseph Milligan November 7 th To 1 Malthus on population—2 vols Calf Gilt $ 8 – 00 1808 March 8
M r Threlkeld sends M r Jefferson three English Mulberys on American ones, & five Peach Apricots he reccommends great attention to be paid by the Waggonner to them as the Shoots are but Small in some, & may co me off. M r
The Bearer , one of my Sons attends with the List of furniture to aid M r La Mare in the Delivery of the furniture of the Presidents House to such person as may be authorised by the President of the United States to recieve the same— My son is a smart boy and very capable of assisting in this Business, more especially as he was present at the taking of the inventory—I have told him, Sir, that...
R. Harrison presents his respectful compliments to M r Jefferson , and has the honor to inform him that a Warrant will probably be ready by 2. o’Clock for the balance due on his Account as Min. Plen: at Paris . R. Harrison avails him self of this occasion to offer his sincere thanks to M r Jefferson for his past friendship & civilities; and to wish him every happiness in the retirement he has...
The Inhabitants of Albemarle , your fellow citizens & your friends, beg leave to congratulate you on your return to themselves & to your native county. They invite you to the enjoyment of that domestic happiness from which your public services have so long abstracted you, & for which you have so just a claim on their warmest wishes, & best exertions to establish. In the bosom of your family,...
The inclosed letters which have come to hand since you left this, were given me yesterday by M r Madison with a request that I would forward them to you. Joseph has just been to tell me that the Vessel on board of which your baggage was shiped, had got aground in the eastern branch, and had received so much injury that it was deemed unsafe for her to continue her voyage— we have thought it...
As you are now retired from the important and dignified station of Chief magistrate of the United States of America , the duties of which you have fulfilled with the deserved approbation of all well disposed and discerning citizens, permit me to congratulate you on the magninimity you have evinced, in thus voluntarily relinquishing the highest and most responsible office in the power of the...
Your letter of the 15th Ulto I rec d and acording to Your Instructions have Shiped the Oil and Lead on bord the Schooner Jane Benoni Jackson Master bound for Richmond to the Care of Mess rs Gibson & Jefferson of that place She is Expected to Sale on the 17th Inst. You will find a bill Enclosed I wish the artickles may be pleasing to you— RC
I send to M r Jefferson the following Articles Viz Jeffersonia Antivenena (the Roots) in a large wafer Box Sun Brier in a Box Balsam Copaiba Tree in a Box (copaiba Brasiliensis) one Beet & one Carrot for Seed in the half Barrel. the Beet weighed 15¾ lbs in Oct. 12¼ lbs in Decr. March 10th 9.¾ lbs an astonishing loss 2 wild Geese—tis feared they are of one sex The Summer Ducks a wicked boy...
In obeidiance to a resolve, of the Antient Plymouth Society , of this City, passed on the 16 h Ins t , I have the honor to inclose herewith, to your Excellency, their Vote of Thanks : Expressing the sentiments of the Society, towards your Person and Character. It will not perhaps be displeasing to your Excellency, to learn, that altho, our Society Constitutes but a small part of the community,...
Biens des pardon de la liberty que Je prend d’avoir l’honneur de vous adreser la presente, elle est pour minformer de votre sentez, Sachant que vous avés Éprouvé Un mauvais voÿage aûcassionné, par la neige et la plui, Je Crain qu’il ne vous soy ariver quélque accident, oû Biens soufair, de Même que vous n’avié a votre suite que shorter , qu’il n’auroit peû êttre pas sufit a vous rendre les...
Among the numerous farewell Addresses presented to you by the Inhabitants of this great and flourishing Country, permit us, a part of the Republicans of Queen Ann’s County convened for the purpose at the Town of Centre Ville , to add ours— We are sure none can feel more Gratitude for your great Services and none can more appreciate the inestimable Blessings flowing from that Independence, in...
Altho’ I feel reluctance in trespassing for a moment on the repose to which you have just retired, I can not well avoid inclosing a letter from Mr. La Trobe which he wishes may be seen by you before it be decided on, because he thinks you have already acquiesc’d in the reasonableness of its object: and which I wish you to see, because I am so raw on the whole subject, as to need any...
Albemarle Buckmountain Baptist Church, Sendeth Greeting to our much esteemed friend, M r Thomas Jefferson . We Congratulate you in your Return home, from your labour and painful Servis of eight years. now to take some Sweet hours of retirment and rest.—Injoying at pleasure the Company of your loveing Friends, and neighbours. not that We were werey, or Dissattisfied with your Conduct, but were...
Inclosed is the bill of leading for your goods which left this place a few days ago, M r Colels Coles wrote you of the accident which happned to the vessel, on which they were first ship d — I re-shiped them on board the dolphin of york . Capt n John Mager —Master— a dove colour silk in the form of a bed, I think filled with down—was got in your bed room—after you left the
By M r Dinsmore I take the liberty of rendering you, your account . You will see from the memorandum annexed thereto the agreement between M r Dinsmore & myself & afterwards Acceded to by M r Bacon — I should not at this time made Application but have been so much disappointed lately by M
Altho’ I feel reluctance in trespassing for a moment on the repose to which you have just retired, I can not well avoid enclosing a letter from M r La Trobe which he wishes may be seen by you before it be decided on, because he thinks you have already acquiesc’d in the reasonableness of of its object: and which I wish you to see, because I am so raw on the whole subject, as to need any...
Your retirement from the presidency of the United States affords (I hope) a favourable oppertunity for me (although an entire stranger) to address you on a Subject which (from your known Patriotism—& Opinion that to be happy & free we must be Informed) I am assured will be pleasing to you: And without farther preface I will proceed to state to you that some fifteen or eighteen Months ago the...
You will be surprisd, I doubt not, on receiving a Letter from a very old acquaintance, Ann Craig, formerly of Williamsburg , who takes the liberty of addressing you. When you studied law in Williamsburg , you did me the honor to lodge in my house: I was then in easy Circumstances; but from the fire in Richmond , the death of my Brother Doctor Pasture , and other misfortunes, this is far from...
I take the liberty of inclosing coppy of a bill now before the Legistlature of Penn y , that may be considered as passed, wanting only the concurrence of the H R to some amendments made by the Senate I think it will confer honor on the Legistlature and produce incalculable benefit to the state; It is gratifying to observe the good sense and sound policy embraced in this bill, and if we may...
I feel a reluctance in addressing myself to you, which the knowledge of your character will always inspire. For to occupy one moment of your time so well employed in noble pursuits, will I fear be too great an intrusion. But when I behold you in the character of the Father and Protector of youth, I am inspired with a confidence which at once overcomes every obstacle. As an individual you are...
It was my intention in this to have given you the particulars of expenditures for & to M r Randolph at my settlement with him on his departure, but I have a variety of bussiness that engrosses my whole attention at this moment, in my next I will do it. I write now only to acknowledge the receipt of your favor of the 10 th Instant inclosing one hundred & fifty Dollars for the use of M r...
Recevez mes tres humble remercis mens pour la Letre tres flatteuse que vous m’avez fait lhonneur de mecrire, vous plaire pendent tout le tens que j’ai Été a votre service, a tous Gours été un de mes premiers soins, et il mest biens agréable, apres l’avoir quitté, d’apprendre que j’ai eu le bonheur de reusir. Ce seroit ingratitude de ma part de ne pas dire aussi que vous avez su Monsieur,...
I have received the accompanying tract from D r Fothergill of Philad a w ch I have the pleasure of transmitting to you in compliance with his desire. RC ( DLC ); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esq.”; endorsed by TJ as received 30 Mar. 1809 and so recorded in
In the number of gratulations on your return to private life I present mine with assurences that no one, is more sincerely gratified at the honorable termination of your Political career than I am, or derives greater happiness from the additional lustre reflected on your character, which has even impressd your enemies with sentiments of respect and admiration May Heaven spare you long to your...
The Committee appointed by a meeting of your County men to express to you their feelings & sentiments on your late return, inclose you a copy of an address which they are instructed to present—Those gentlemen who live at a distance & are now in Town , wish to be inform’d at what Time & place it will be most agreeable to you to receive them— By order of the committee W D. Meriwether Chrm n RC (...
It is with great diffidence that I give you at this time the trouble of a letter. Yet I have a lively hope from your general character that you will overlook my presumption when you are acquainted that with every plea of honesty on my side I approach you to ask your influence to obtain justice for me from M r Sam l Carr . You will now recollect Sir my former application . Having purchased &...
The legislature of the state of New York , on the occasion of your voluntary retirement to the shades of private life, from the office of chief magistrate of the United States , cannot, without injustice to their feelings refrain from expressing their respect for your exalted character, their gratitude for your public services, and their best wishes for your personal happiness. Like your great...
I beg leave to congratulate you on your return to Monticello & hope you there enjoy that comfort in retirement which you had contemplated. I think the laws of the United States exempt from the expence of postage those who have served the high office you so lately filled: I therefore sent you a few days ago a packet of Newspapers: since the date of which the Duke of York has resigned . Annexed...
I take the liberty of Writing to you as a sea faring man who has been to sea for 22 years and have had the Honour of Sailing Master of vessls with the Sea Letters, with your signature to them, Sir I have been about the world considrably and have red some, but I do not recoollect to have ever read or seen the instance of a man’s having Honour and riches enough, as it Seams Sir you have...
Altho’ the letter from Mr. Brown was probably intended for you, I could not hesitate in carrying it into effect; and finding that the Bill on the Navy Dept. will be paid, I inclose, in order to avoid the delay of a week, the sum drawn for in Bank notes. I send them to you rather than directly to Mrs. T. first because I do not know what the direct address ought to be, & 2dly. because it is...
From a conviction that the cultivation of the Benni would prove a useful acquisition to both the medical and agricultural departments, and uncertain where to procure even a partial supply of the seed, I have taken the liberty to request that you will have the goodness to forward me by an early post such a supply as may not be deemed an unwarrantable requisition on that department. I have...
I have made diligent search after M r Nelson ’s box, but cannot find it.— Cap t Hand I understand belongs to Philadelphia , or to Alexandria ,—he is however frequently here: I will make a point of ascertaining what he has done with the box, on his return to this place.—I hope to have the pleasure of seeing you at Monticello in the course of the spring or summer. RC ( MHi ); at foot of text:...
Altho’ the letter from M r Brown was probably intended for you, I could not hesitate in carrying it into effect; and finding that the Bill on the Navy Dep t will be paid, I inclose, in order to avoid the delay of a week, the sum drawn for in Bank notes. I send them to you rather than directly to M rs T. first because I do not know what the direct address ought to be, & 2 dly because it is...
I have yours of the 24. The enquiry as to Franzoni will be made as soon as an oppy. offers. F. Page had been appd. before your letter was recd. & his Commission forwarded. We have letters from Erving to Jany. 28. He was at Cadiz, intending it appears to adhere to the Junta Suprema, till the drama should close, and then leave Spain, by way of Gibralter, Tangier, or England, if no other course...
I have yours of the 24 . The enquiry as to Franzoni will be made as soon as an opp y offers. F. Page had been app d before your letter was rec d , & his Comission forwarded. We have letters from Erving to Jan y
I cannot suppress the gratification which I feel, in expressing to you my sentiments of exalted respect, and veneration, for your eminent public services and private virtues. and altho’ the latter part of your Administration, was attended with circumstances, that must have been wounding to your feelings, and which I consider as eminating directly from a widely extended British influence, in...
For a number of years past I have wish d to be in your employ, (provided it would be under your immediate direction) in Any capacity that I would be found usefull, that wish is now encreas d Since you have declined all publick business—I am a Native of Pennsylvania ( Lancaster County ) & have been regularly bred to farming & Manufactering of flour on an extencive Scale—I removed with my family...