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Being appointed a committee of the NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY (instituted in the year 1804) for the collection of Manuscripts and scarce Books, relating to the History of this Country, and hoping that it may be in your power to aid our researches, and to contribute to our collection, we beg leave to subjoin an extract from the first Report of the Society, which will explain the object. It is...
Je vous ai adressé, ce matin, par la poste, le dernier volume de mon dictionnaire. J’espère que les 3 volumes seront arrivés Sans accident. Il me Semble que M r Gibson aurait été beaucoup plus régulier commercialement parlant de ne débiter votre compte des 31 d lls qu’autant que son correspondant de Philadelphie lui eût envoyé un reçu de Moi, que certainement il eût éxigé si l’on m’eût payé...
I enclose to you what I deem a sine quâ non in finance— M r Monroe is in favor of it & M r Crawford desired the Com ee on a national Currency to write to him that he might introduce it to a limited amount of five or ten Million— M r Calhoun the Chairman promised to write,
I trust you will forgive my having so long delayed to answer your very kind letter of January 10 th —the reason has been that I could write nothing with certainty, until by passing the appropriation bill , the House of Representatives had sanctioned the agreement which was made with me by the President I have now the pleasure to say that I am authorized to paint four of the great Events of the...
In January 1815 I had the honor to forward you from New York , a small volume of Sermons delivered in that City, by the Rev Dr M c Leod , in the preceding Summer, adapted to the then reasonable expectation that an attack would be made on that part of our beloved Country by the British—To those Sermons you were pleased to give the testimony of your high approbation. That worthy Divine having...
Know all Men, by these presents That I, Thomas Jefferson , of Monticello in Virginia do subsitute—and Appoint— John Barnes , of George Town in the Territory of Columbia my Attorney in Fact for the purpose of Receiving from the Treasury of the United States —all Sums of Interest, due or to become due on any public Stock standing in the Name of Thaddeus Kosciusko . Now of Soleure in Swiserland...
Your Esteemed fav r 17 th Acknowledgs Recpt of the Certificates of Gen l Kosciusko ’s 6 ⅌Ct as well Bank Stock of Columbia—as specified—And now inclose you Copy of the form required —for you to Executed Execute —in Order—to my rec e iving the quarterly Interest, on the former—for the dividend on the Bank Stock—I trust is already satisfactory—adjusted—with Referance to the Gen ls
It must be a source of consolation to one like yourself approaching the close of a long & illustrious life, to see by anticipation, the praise which a grateful country will bestow on your memory, by reading what is unanimously accorded to the only one whose services can claim a preference to yours, in our struggle for freedom. That you may long live to enjoy these anticipations and that...
In several visits I made to Philad a after receiving your statement concerning young M c elhany, my inquiries about him was fruitless, at last I meet with him at a Watch -makers who had promised me notice when he should be found in the City. M r M c elhany seemed much confused when he spoke to me, on my asking him why he did not call on you before he left Charlotteville —he told me that he...
The inclosed proposals have been issued, after receiving the repeated solicitations of my late father ’s friends. I am, however, unwilling to effectuate them, unless sanctioned and encouraged by those for whom he often expressed the highest admiration and respect. Though fearful of obtruding myself upon your notice, I cannot refrain from soliciting your sentiments as to the propriety and...