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There are so many motives for visiting Monticello , that it is no wonder all are ambitious to do so. M r Derby , a gentleman of Boston and greatly in esteem among those who have the pleasure of his acquaintance, desires to pay his respects to you, and I know how largely I shall promote his gratification in thus affording him an opportunity. Inducements more than common, operate with M r Derby...
I have been waiting till this Day to obtain a Copy of the List of Patents, and lose not a moment in writing to you.— Colonel Trumbull has been here some time, & has expressed satisfaction on viewing the Copy I made of your Portrait. I have placed it in the Congressional Library , in a very superb gilt Frame, that when the members view the works by w ch the inside of your head was so well...
I have received the letter which you have done me the honor to write to me on the 26 th ult o . It would have done great pleasure to the Historical Committee to have contributed to the restoration of the interesting MS. of which your letter gives an account; but the one in their possession, and which, by their order, I have the honor to enclose, is entirely different from that which you...
A Society has been established at this place for the promotion of Agriculture and rural affairs A Book entitled the ‘Arator’ by Col o Taylor of Caroline V a has awakened us to a sense of the importance of the subject and has shown us how little we knew of a pursuit on which not only our own individual comfort depends, but also the prosperity and independence of our country. A few spirited...
In compliance with the request contained in your letter of the 1 st of Sept r last I do myself the pleasure to inform you that there have arrived here, via Charleston , consigned to my care, two cases of Tuscan wine sent to you by our Consul at Leghorn in the Brig Saucy Jack, which, according to your directions, I shall have forwarded by the first good opportunity to Mess rs Gibson & Jefferson...
I recd. yesterday yours covering the letter of Mr. Spafford, which was forwarded to him as you suggested. His object in communicating it, I collect only from its contents. He probably exhibited it as a proof of the spirit and views of the Eastern States during the late war. As with you the weather here has of late been remarkable both for the degree & continuance of Cold, and the winter...
I rec d yesterday yours covering the letter of M r Spafford , which was forwarded to him as you suggested: His object in communicating it I collect only from its contents. He probably exhibited it as a proof of the spirit and views of the Eastern States during the late war. As with you the weather here has of late been remarkable both for the degree & continuance of Cold, and the winter...
Your Kind Letter was sent to me at Richmond where I was gone with my guardian M r M c Candlish , in hope of hearing a favourable decision of my cause from the General assembly and for the purpose of endeavouring to make fall the thick veil under which my affairs Lay conceald. In the first place, Sir, I render you my most sincer and greatful thanks for the goodness which you had to recommend me...
Your letter post marked the 8 th of Feby did not arrive here till last evening which will account to you for the delay in my reply.—I hasten now, to comply with your request by enclosing a Spa in chy vs the directors of the Rivanna company —As you appear to be anxious that this Spa Should be immediately served I have caused it to be directed to the Sheriff of Albemarle to be executed.—Such...
I have received your favor of the 9 th Ins t and am sorry to find that M r Dufief had not received the money you directed to be paid to him thro’ the agency I had directed, and more particularly so, as I apprehend that another small sum, which was to have been paid to the Collector is in the same situation—Not having myself any transactions with Philad a I applied, on the receipt of your...
we are yet in Session & I am truly tired of debating I have waited thus long before I have acted on the Contemplated turnpike from Rockfish Gap to Lewis’s ferry the people of Charlottesville have directed me to fix a Deposit at Lewis’s ferry for them as a place lower down would Subject them to additional expence we have talked of turnpiking to each each ford but as the An Road to Secretaries...
je ne Saurai vous dire my dear Sir, combien une lettre de vous me cause d’émotion il me Semble que c’est vraiment d’un autre monde qu’il m’arrive une voix Si pure et qui parle de Si haut— Souvent les larmes me viennent aux yeux je ne Sais pourquoi, Seulement parce que notre pauvre france est Si loin de tout ce que vous rèpandez de lumieres autour de vous— Serons nous libres une fois dans ce...
an Accurrence took place som time past, w h caused a desire to write to thee, hoping som imbecility of a mind frequently weak, need not always separate friends, to wit Reading our friend Ch s Thomsons Synopsis on the Evangelists, a thing New to me. & agreeable, particularly a Note appearing to Reconcile the apparently different genealogies, of the Lord Jesus , given in Matt w & Luke.—for th’o...
From the best Information I can procure here The Composition for lining Cisterns consists of ⅕ German Terrace or Cement (an imported Article) mixed with ⅘ of Lime. This mixture is said to be perfectly insoluble, and even to harden in water. I regret that this trifling piece of Information is the only method I have of evin c ing my grateful sense of your kind hospitality, and of the essential...
I forwarded to you a few days ago by the mail, a print of the characters distinguishable on the Chaldean bricks , lately brought to New york . It did not seem likely at that time, I should trouble you so soon again. But the request of Richard C. Derby Esq. to carry a note of introduction to you, determines me to put pen to paper sooner than I expected. This gentleman informs me he intends to...
I submitted the Indenture I recieved from you to the Directors at a meeting which they held a few days ago since, when all were present. tho’ none of them had attempted a similar instrument, it was generally determined that yours, in several parts, was exceptionable. I was instructed to draw up one from yours, according to their ideas of what would be right; which I now inclose together with...
By the above extract you will see the course which the Directors have determined finally to pursue. this may surprise you perhaps after the last conference which you held together, as they then thought the canal would afford the best course, and seemed to accede to the propositions you made. but upon further consideration of all the circumstances, the responsability which would attach to them...
The petition of Count Barziza was rejected some time past in the House of Delegates I have kept a watchful eye on the Turnpike Bill to which you desired me to attend. M r Thweat has shewn a very friendly anxiety on the occasion. I spoke to several of my friends in the low House of Delegates , to cooperate with him. M r Maury has been ill nearly the whole of the session. But an agreement has...
Yours of the 27th ult has been with me three or four days the 20 Dollars which it Contained are at your Credit for which accept my thanks this day fortnight I sent you the third proof which has not yet been returned and it is ten days since the fourth proof was sent off and it has not returned I delayed answering two or three days in hopes that they might be with me in that time and that I...
Your very obliging and interesting letter was sent after me from New York . I cannot thank you enough for so great a favor. I hope I have not transgressed in Suffering a part of it to be published in the national intelligencer where it will appear tomorrow. It was done at the desire and upon Consultation with some that respect you most, The time pressed and the accession of force to what I may...
Yours of the 26 Ult o came to hand yesterday After an absence of several weeks from my Seat in the house in consequence of indisposition, I returned on Monday last & found to my very great surprise that Co l Yancey availing himself of the absence of M r Maury M r Thweatt
Permit me to request your attention to the enclosed—I have endeavored to convey my sentiments with perspicuity & energy—The subject is a most important one, & I obeyed the impulse of duty—Conscious how much prejudice I have to encounter, I hope that some abler pen, will strengthen what is weak & enlighten what may be obscure— RC ( DLC ); endorsed by TJ as received 16 Feb. 1817 and so recorded...
In pursuance of your late fav r of the 28 Ult o Recd the 28 h Ult o 1 st Ins t I have at length effected a Transfer—of your two Certificates of 6 pCt of U States Amo t $12,499.99—in the like sums
Agreeable to my promise, I send my Son , with this lettar to inform You, I have Fifteen hundred Dollars Now in Richm d I wish to be informed if You wish it braught up or a Draft at Sight. You can be Accomodated in eathar way, this with Othar Money I shall soon have will enable You I hope to keep back Your produce untill the hight of the Markett. it depends entirely On Circumstances at what...
I am compelled to be in Charlotesville early tomorrow, And will most certainly call, And give You the Drafts time enough, to send it by this weeks Mail, if I supposed it cou d possibly make the smallest difference with You I wou d with pleasure send it by the boy RC ( MHi ); addressed: “Thomas Jefferson esqr Monticello”; inconsistently endorsed by TJ as a letter of 7 Feb. received 6 Feb. 1817...
I was informed by Mrs. Eppes , that you wished an annual supply of Scoupernong Wine,—I am in the habit of purchasing for the use of my own family, and will with much pleasure undertake the Commission, as it will be no additional trouble.— Be good enough to inform me, whether it would be more convenient for you that the wine be sent to Petersburg , Richmond , or to M r John W. Eppes ’s, as I...
I had the honor duly to receive your letter of the 3 d of January 1816 —Containing your Calculation of the Altitudes of the Peaks of Otter — for which, and for your observations relative to the Barometer be pleased, Sir, to accept my unfeigned acknowledgements. I now take the liberty, Sir, to enclose you for your examination the Copy of a letter I wrote about five years ago , to Genl Williams...
In our good old English language of Gratitude, I owe you and give you a thousand thanks, for Tracy’s Review of Montesquieu which Mr Dufief has sent me by your Order. I have read an hundred pages, and will read the rest. He is a Sensible Man and is easily understood. He is not an abstruse misterious incomprehensi Condorcet. Though I have Banished the Subject from my thoughts for many Years, yet...
In our good old English language of Gratitude, I owe you and give you a thousand thanks, for Tracy ’s Review of Montesquieu which M r Dufief has Sent me by your order. I have read an hu n dred pages, and will read the rest. He is a Sensible Man and is easily understood. He is not an abstruse misterious incomprehensi ble Condorcet . Though I have banished the Subject from my thoughts for many...
Although it is not mÿ power—to make this Letter in any manner interesting, yet your courtesy and kindness towards me would prompt me to answer your favour of Nov. 24 —with which I was honoured. I Should have acquitted myself of this duty at a more early period, had I not been a martyr of a wounded leg, imprudently neglected, during three months. The pains being So acute, that I was not...