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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...