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flour sent by Col o T. M. Randolph & T. E. Randolph to mr Gibson on account of Th:J. Barrels 1814. Oct. 30. 24. by T. E. Randolph ’s boat. 1815. Jan.
I feel myself highly flattered by the notice you were pleased to take of my Oration, in your letter of July last. Your speculations, on the study of the Classicks, meet my own views on that subject; and the method, you recommend, is exactly the one I adopted. I have seen many an ingenious young man, after a course of Classical reading in the manner you propose, become well versed in most of...
In consequence of the long and earnest desire of my son Walter , to enter the Navy, and the advice of his friends seconding his views, I have consented to gratify him— Presuming on the friendship which subsisted between yourself and his father, Meriwether Jones , I will take the liberty of requesting your assistance in procuring him a Midshipmans warrant—his friends are respectable and...
I have perused, with equal pleasure and conviction, your view of the question touching the batture at New Orleans : the copy is now returned. With such aid, I think it must be the fault of your counsel if they leave any room for candor to doubt or even for sophistry to cavil, with any hope of success. I had noted a few slight omissions which it will be necessary to supply in order to clear the...
I have writen written to you about six weeks ago to inform you that I would want my money the 20th of March in which I earnestly solicted solicited as an answer by return of post and not hearing from you since am obligated to trouble you again I assure Sir If I had any other source to supply my wants at present I would not call on you at present your compliance will ever oblige— RC ( MHi
Depuis 10 années que je m’occupe de recherches sur la Nature, je suis parvenu à faire une ample moisson de matériaux, en tous genres, les quels semblent promettre une révolution heureuse, dans toutes les Branches constituant la philosophie, toute fois qu’ils seront mis au jour par la voie de l’impression. Vous devez sentir, Monsieur, que tant que ces matériaux restent inconnus, ils sont...
I believe I told you in my last , that I had given you all in Lindseys Memoirs, than that interested you. But I was mistaken. In Priestleys Letter to Lindsey Dec r 19. 1803 , I find this Paragraph “With the Work I am now composing I go on much faster and better than I expected; so that in two or three months, if my health continue as it now is, I hope to have it ready for the Press; though I...
I snatch a moment to intimate that Dr. T. Ewell is under circumstances which induce him to surround himself with respectable names as far as he can. Yours has been already brought into print, and he is availing himself to the utmost of your alledged patronage of him. I think it probable that he will endeavor to draw from you by letter whatever may be yielded by your politeness or benevolence;...
In the absence of the Collector I have the honour to inform you, that I have this day laden on board, the Sloop Fair play , Charles Brown , master, & consigned to Mess rs Gibson & Jefferson , Richmond four Cases of wine received from M r Cathalan at Marseilles .—The present is the only opportunity that has occurred to forward the wines, since the receipt of
A long absence from this place, occasion’d by my attendance on the Court of Chancery in W ms burg , prevented my receiving your letter of the 12 th Ult o until within a few days past— I embrace this earliest occasion (since it has been in my power) to acknowledge its receipt, and to tender you my thanks for its inclosure. The remuneration you have made me for my professional services in...
I have duly received your favor of the 7 th inclosing Mess rs Shoemaker & Son’s conditional dft on G. & J. for 200$.— As we have heard nothing of their flour, have never transacted business for them at all, and know nothing of them, except of their bad manageme n t at your mill, we of course cannot become responsible even for this small amount, until we have something actually in hand.— As...
Your very obliging letter of the 25. Ult , has been received and I cannot but be grateful for the friendly interest you take for the success of my proposed Publication, as also for the advice afforded me towards applying for Some Vacancy under Government. Previous to entering on any other subject I beg leave to Say, that I exceedingly regret, the evident changes in your health as mentioned in...
Four of your fellow Citizens overwhelmed by the calamities of the times, with large families totally destitute of the means of Subsistence, are incarcerated by the government of their Country for—debt. Attached to the Republican Administration of that government by every tie which can direct & controul the affections of man, they have thro’ a series of misfortunes & sacrifices supported &...
You will be surprized at recieving a letter from me from this place—I did not contemplate being here & still less being in Europe as late as this— My very great anxiety to be again in America to attend to some of my affairs which required something to be immediately done, as the friend with whom I left my power to represent me at Philadelphia , M r Breck , had died without naming a substitute—...
I inclose you a Versification of the Speech of Logan , which I have just published. The knowledge that it had your approbation would be more gratifying to me than to have the applauses of “the million.” RC ( MHi ); dateline adjacent to signature; addressed: “Hon. Mr. Jefferson, Montpelier, Virg a ”; franked; postmarked New York, 20 July; endorsed by TJ as received 31 July 1814 and so recorded...
your Letter of the 2 Ins t was rec d in due course, & this answer defered So as to meet you at poplar Forest . your Reasoning has produced no change in my opinion, as to your Right to call for the last payment of the Land—nor can I forbeare Remarking that your Letter Seems not to have been written in that Temper of which you are so charracteristick. I assir’d you that Scott had Sued both you &...
I Received yours of the 9 th nov. in which was inclose d Three pounds on acc t of money advance d for nails for you also your directions to have the cellars Clean d out &c by Phill. but as he is to go away at Ch r istmast he will not have the Chance to do it as M r
I have made enquiry of the Inspectors & others that saw Mr Bankheads Tob o inspected and must decline for the present making an offer for it, the quality not being such as would suit us— I take the liberty of troubleing you with a letter herein for Mr Higginbotham , which you will have the goodness to forward on your return to Albemarle — By the bearer you will receive the articles in your mem...
M r Cary is unfortunately from home; I have ordered Phil to wait and have left a message for him with his W w ife . I am afraid there is little prospect of getting him: Will you sign my bond RC ( ViU : TJP-ER
It affords me at all times great pleasure, to see that my countrymen, either at their private or public meetings express themselves grateful to you for the blessings they have enjoyed under your Administration.— On the 4 th of July last , an Oration was delivered here in S t Michaels Church , in which the Orator never once mentioned the good that resulted from your Administration, that of your...
Your note of the 19 th Ult o Covering a Copy of an Instrument signed by Burwell Logwood , Rob t Peyton &
I feel it a duty as a just tribute to Your foresight and patriotism, to inclose the first printed copy of the report of the Board of managers of the Union canal company of Pennsylvania , and their Memorial intended to be presented by me next month to our Legislature, and anticipate the benefit, our country will derive from Your cooperation in the Administration, and the promotion of internal...
I defered answering your letter of the 29 th October last until I could get Lieut Rob t Peyton here hoping his presence was all that was wanted to settle the administration of his brother John’s Estate. He arrived last week and it now appears that he must have a power of Attorney from the Coheirs &ca as stated in the above memorandum— Please to forward these documents and I will do all in my...
I now do myself the honor to inclose to you, a Map of the western Part of the State of New York , on which is delineated the Route of A projected Canal from Lake Erie to Hudson’s River ; which has been completed within the current Week: I some time since transmitted to you, the Report of the Commissioners (appointed by the Legislature of this State) on the subject. RC ( MHi ); endorsed by TJ...
A circumstance has occurr’d with which it may be useful for you to be made acquainted , with, merely to put you on your guard. you have doubtless seen a letter publish’d in the gazettes, which is imputed to Gen l Wilkinson & said to be written from this place in 1803. to Mr Power at N. Orleans , requesting him to use the
Since I wrote you last year, I have not been Idle, I understand the Subject on which I wrote much better.—I observed to you that all kinds of motion aught to be communicated by the Screw or, circularly inclined plane.—with water I wou’d (for to communicate motion to a Mill) inclose a circularly inclined plane, of or Screw, nearly equal in length to the fall of water, erect it perpendicular &...
I have satisfied myself, by a great number of experiments, that the influence of cold upon the skin, is the most universal cause which places the system in a state of predisposition to disease. I have also ascertained by experiment hundreds of times repeated, that a timely application of intense heat to the surface, will correct the predisposition, and prevent disease, even when sternly...
The laudable zeal you have invariably manifested for the honour, dignity and improvement of your native country, induces me to hope that the Museum of Virginia , about to be established in this Metropolis , will find in you a patron— I therefore take the liberty to forward to you the subjoined proposals, conceiving that should I neglect to do so, that I would be deficient in respect to...
Though late, I hope I am not among the last of your friends in congratulating you upon your escape from the high and dangerous appointment which your Country (to use the words of Lord Chesterfield ) inflicted upon you during the last eight years of your life.—Methinks I see you renewing your Acquaintance with your philosophical instruments, and with the friends of your Youth in your library —...
I have been flattering myself during the whole summer, with the hope of having it in my power to pay a visit to the Mountain Country, and in the course of my projected tour I contemplated calling upon you; but the situation of my family, and some perplexing business which I have found greatly great difficulty in adjusting, has protracted my stay here to so late a period, that I find myself now...
I trust you will excuse the liberty I take—in having the honor to enclose you the within letter—as it contains money I was fearfull it might miscarry—is the cause why I trouble you— RC ( MHi ); dateline beneath signature; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esq r Monticello —near Milton—V a ”; franked; postmarked 28 July ; endorsed by TJ as received 30 July 1813 and so recorded in SJL . Enclosure not...
On my return from New Orleans , a few days ago, I had the pleasure of receiving your letter of the 13 th of November . It had remained in the Post office, at this place, during my absence, which was protracted, far beyond my calculations, by the illness & death of an intimate friend who had solicited me to witness his last moments— The constant expectation of receiving an answer to your...
Answer my Letters at your Leisure. Give yourself no concern. I write as for a refuge and protection against Ennui. The fundamental Principle of all Phylosophy and all Christianity is “ Rejoice Always in all Things .” Be thankfull at all times for all good and all that We call evil.” Will it not follow, that I ought to rejoice and be thankful that Priestley has lived? Aye! That Voltaire has...
Be pleased to accept the book, which I take the liberty to offer You as a mark of the high veneration, I have allways felt for the wise ruler of a great country people, and which I feel more particularly for the philosopher, who instituted and still pursues profound inquiries into the history of the native American tribes and their languages. I flatter myself, that, if You find my book...
I have been requested by several members of the House of Delegates to ask your attention to the following memorandum & enquiries, and to ask that you will (as soon as convenient,) reply to them, inasmuch as the business before the house depends upon the information they ask. The House of Delegates has created a committee with leave to bring in a bill “to provide an accurate chart of each...
It is now a year since I have had a letter from M r Hawkins ; he was then, and had been some time engaged as an Engineer, and had undertaken two very stupendous works: one of them the constructing a Tunnel under the River Thames about eleven miles below London , which he had nearly compleated. The other was a Tunnel through Shuters hill , about eight miles from London , to level the eastern road.
we have to acknowledge thy favour 11 th current— ; in our reply to thine, of 3 rd Ins t ; (which we hope thou hast receivd;) we stated, what we supposd must be the cause of thy Carder not performing to satisfaction; and the way, we hoped, to remedy it.—we regret, exceeding, that thou has found so much dificulty; with thy machine;—we had tried it before we sent it on; and fully believed it...
I return the Analysis of Dupuis with my thanks for the loan of it. It is but a faint Miniature of the original. I have read that original in twelve Volumes, besides a 13 th of plates . I have been a Lover and a Reader of Romances all my Life. From Don Quixotte and Gill Blas to the Scottish Chiefs and an hundred others. For the last year or two I have devoted myself to this kind of Study: and...
During the late session of Congress , there was committed to my Care for you, the small package herwith Sent, and addressed to you—by a Senator of the U.S —On leaving the City this package was put up in my Trunk and brought by me F to Fredericksburg —There changing my route to the lower Country instead of coming directly home, I entrusted the Trunk to an agent who was to forward it as soon as...
Of the two pieces of Poetry which I have ventured to enclose N o 1. is an invective against yourself & N o 2 is a Reply, written by the youth who intrudes on your leisure— I should have taken no notice of a Slander so weakly & miserably written on any other account than the credit & station of its Author whose name is Cha s Miner (formerly Editor of the paper in which both pieces originally...
I received your letter of the 15 th of July by my servant messenger. Circumstanced as you were and indeed as M r Appleton , is, I regret extremely that I gave you the trouble of the application I made . I am sure you will believe I cou’d have had no wish that a deserving man shou’d be removed from office to make way for my son , and that the last thing that I cou’d have expected or wished was...
In compliance with the request of D r Barton , I have caused to be inserted in the Nat. Intel r his letter to you , which you were good enough to transmit to me on the 8 th ult. However disputable some of the Doctor’s opinions may be, the subject is highly interesting, and is one on w ch a mind of his vigor can scarcely fail to throw much light. M rs Smith unites with me in an expression of...
I am honored with the luminous observations your kindness did bestow on M r & Mad e de Beauvois claims: they establish, in each point of view, such clair principles, which will perclude the necessity further to interfere with the precious moments of your solicitudes. I am going to transmit them to M r Oster for his directions; reserving the liberty to render you an account of any issu in the...
I find there is to be a “physician” general of the arm. of the U. States —I have the vanity to think, that I am not entirely unqualified for that important place, by my age, my experience in practise, & my long experience as a teacher of a “practical” branch of medicine. Perhaps, I have some claim upon the government, as a steady supporter, so far as I can go, of the measures of the executive....
I have rec d your two letters of the 25. & 30. Ult . I have not yet seen any of the Secretaries to whom you have written on the subject of the papers relating to the Batture . I take for granted they will readily comply with your request. M r Gallatin is absent on a visit to his Farm in the Western parts of Penns a . But his chief Clk will I presume be able to furnish the papers, if any, lying...
I duly reciev’d thy verry able letter of the 13 th In s , and have greatly to regret that the public had not been possessd of the views thou hast there taken of the subject, before the late trial of O Evans v s Sam l Robinson in the circuit court at Baltimore —had it been the case, the result of that trial must have terminated the question betwe e
By this day’s mail I send you a copy of the Olive Branch, of which I request Your acceptance, & am, RC ( MHi ); dateline at foot of text; at head of text: “Hon. Thomas Jefferson , Esq r ”; endorsed by TJ as received 30 Jan. 1815 and so recorded in SJL . The work sent to TJ by this day’s mail was probably the 9 Jan. 1815 second edition of Carey ’s The Olive Branch: or Faults on Both Sides,...
I cannot allow to pass this fair opportunity, by General & M rs Dearborn , without sending, you some memorial of my gratitude & respect— I have enclosed you two 4 th of July Orations; one delivered in the District of Maine , to a people ripe for a seperation; and the other at Lexington , by a son in law of the late Vice President . They will shew you the sentiments and doctrines that are now...
your favour of the 15 th came to me yesterday, and it is a pleasure to discover that We are only 9 days apart. Be not Surprised or alarmed. Lindsays Memoirs will do no harm to you or me. you have right and reason to feel and to resent the breach of Confidence. I have had enough of the same kind of Treachery and Perfidy practiced upon me, to know how to Sympathize with you. I will agree with...
I think you mentioned that you would recieve & store any corn for the Rivanna Company that they would have ground in your Mill . Under this impression I have contracted to have some delivered there in the course of a day or two, & other parcels hereafter, & I have taken the liberty to mention it to you in this way, in order that you may instruct your Miller or whoever is to receive it in case...