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On my return to London (yesterday) I found the enclosed letter for your Excellency at my lodgings which I now forward as it doubtless contains advices of a public nature. I have received others from my friends of the most pleasing kind. Our public affairs in America are certainly in a most propitious way.—State of votes known in New York March 1: Washington Adams New Hampshire  5  5 Unanimous...
Your favors of the 12th. July last are now before me. It affords me great satisfaction to be assured that my intermarriage with your Sister meets your approbation; and believe me Sir, it has (if possible) increased her affection for you. My first aim and wish is to make her life happy, the second to procure your esteem, both of which shall be my constant care to effect, which if my conduct...
I have the honour to acquaint you that the Books you wished to have, have gone for a great deal more then your Excellency marked them down in your list. The 8656 Epistola Veterum exceeds 4s more then you marked it at. The price you fixed it at, was 7/6. Would you chuse to have it? If you do not wish to have it, Mr. Robson desired I would tell you. Your Excellency was at full liberty to refuse...
I am encouraged by Mrs. Cosway to Beg you would favor me with the Acceptance of my poem on Enthusiasm. If it should meet with any part of the Approbation of so enlighten’d a Judge I should be highly gratified. When I was at Paris last summer, I wished very much to be Introduced to you, And Mr. O Dunn promised to procure me that Honor, I left Paris with regret at not having accomplished my...
A la fin, devant succomber faute de Moyens et de ressource, abandonne des personnes meme qui m’avoit jusqu’ici entretenu, Et N’osant plus me rendre plus longtems à Charge, j’ai prit le parti dans le moment meme de la plus grande Necessite de vous ecrire pour la premiere fois et Vous demander Votre protection afin que Nous Soyons payé. J’ai ete obligée comme vous scavez de m’entretenir et de me...
I have taken the liberty pursuant to the desire of the author and your kind offer (though only a general one) of services, to address to you 400 copies of a French translation of a book on trade, of which I remember to have sent you a copy in English . These copies are to be distributed wherever they may be most useful in France, but especially among the members of the Etats Generaux. They are...
My last was of the 29th. March. A few days ago I had the pleasure of yours of the 12. Jany. I thank you for your attention to the works of the Abbè Barthelemy and the Marquis Condorcet, And wish much that your attempts to procure me a genuine copy of the King of Prussia’s may succeed. I send you herewith the first No. of the Congressional Register, which will give you some idea of the...
Since the liberty I took of writing to your Excellency last I have been informed, that you are about to return to America. It is with sincerity that I offer you my best wishes, and I hope that you and your Family, may experience good health, and a safe and pleasant passage. I take infinite pleasure in congratulating you upon the lately adopted Federal Constitution, and hope you will find it...
Paris, 9 May 1789. Grand & Cie . present their compliments and ask that TJ permit them to trouble him with “une affaire assés importante,” concerning which they desire him to obtain information when he arrives in America. For this purpose they enclose a copy of certificate of deposit made with the secretary of the consulate at Philadelphia 14 Sep. 1779 of 149 loan office certificates totalling...
Paris, [ 9 May 1789 ]. They enclose a memorandum on the subject of Mr. Barclay. This is not the only claim they have for credit extended in America, and Mr. Williams, among others, has owed them 80,000₶ for 6 years “dont ils desespèrent de rien retirer et qu’ils lui prêterent au moment où ils le savoient dans l’embarras et hors d’etat de satisfaire à ses engagemens.” If Grand had not given aid...
My last was of the 29th. March. A few days ago I had the pleasure of yours of the 12. Jany. I thank you for your attention to the works of the Abbè Barthelemy and the Marquis Condorcet, and wish much that your attempts to procure me a genuine copy of the King of Prussia’s writings may succeed. I send you herewith the first No. of the Congressional Register, which will give you some idea of the...
Amsterdam, 11 May 1789 . Is honored by TJ’s “highly respected favor of 3rd. Instant” which merits his “most sincere warm Acknowledgments.” He hopes his new establishment will furnish “frequent Opportunities to render … usefull or agreeable Offices” to TJ. RC ( DLC ); 1 p.; MS slightly mutilated. Recorded in SJL as received 17 May 1789.
I take the liberty to recommend to your care this three Copies of the II volume of my work on vegetables , one for Dr. Franklin, one for the Philosophical society and one for M. Sam. Vaughan junior. I begg the favour of you to accept the fourth as a remembrance of mine. An other volume will soon appear, it being allmost out of press. I should have pay’d you my respects a long while ago, but I...
Deux Messieurs de votre Connoissance etant arrivés dans Cette ville sont venus me trouver de votre part pour me Charger de vous faire faire un modele de la Caffetiere de Celle du Cabinet de l’accademie. Je n’ai pas manqué de suite de le faire faire. J’espere que vous Serés Content puisqu’elle est mieux faite que l’autre. Je l’ai mise hier à la messagerie à votre addresse, et Si je ne vous l’ai...
Amsterdam, 11 May 1789 . Acknowledge TJ’s letter of advice of 3 May concerning his draft in favor of Van Damme, “which shall be discharged on presentation,” and also TJ’s “Remittance ƒ237.6 on Messrs. Willinks and ourselves,” which they declared to be “exactly the Balance of your private account now closed.” RC ( DLC ); entirely in Hubbard’s hand; endorsed. Recorded in SJL as received 17 May...
J’aurai bien desiré pouvoir soumettre à vos lumieres le projet de constitution que je presente aux etats generaux. Mais, craignant que vos occupations ne vous le permissent pas, je n’ai point osé vous le demander. Cependant si vous avies quelques moments libres que vous puissies m’accorder, je serai bien flatté de converser avec vous de ces objets. Je suis avec respect Monsieur Votre tres...
I received Just now the Inclosed Letter for your Excellency from England. It has been unsealed I don’t know where. I inclose you the Cover , which was also unsealed, Just as I received it. I have only taken out the paper unnecessary . This Letter has been unsealed Just as all those comming from Levant or Turkey are by the Mails via of austria. I hope you will have received in time my last...
Depuis la lettre que j’ai eu l’honneur de vous écrire, Il n’est point arrivé de nouveau bâtiment d’Amerique. Mais je viens d’apprendre que L’Abigaïl, Capne Bela Bacchus , lequel se trouve actuellement au Havre, doit ou en repartir directement pour Boston ou venir à Lorient prendre un chargement de Sel. Je sais que c’est un grand bâtiment, très solide, très commode, sur lequel vôtre Excellence...
Paris, 14 May 1789 . Had called to announce his audience last Tuesday with their majesties and the royal family as minister plenipotentiary of his Britannic majesty. RC ( DLC ); 1 p.; in French. Not recorded in SJL .
Thy favour of the 8th. of August 1787 came safe to hand, in which I am informed that the Royal Academy of Sciences had received my memorial concerning the magnetic variation, and that they had made an entry on their Journals to preserve my claim to the original idea; I shall take it as a particular favour if I could obtain by the first opportunity a Copy of the minute on this Business properly...
Since, I had the honour of writing to your Excellency, I have heard a piece of News which is that Paul Jones has been disgraced by the Empress of Russia for a Crime he Committed upon a Young Girl of Nine years of age. It is true, As a very particular Friend of Mine received a Letter from Russia acquainting him of it. The next is that Baretti died on Tuesday last after only two days Illness. I...
Paris, 18 May 1789 . They send the “notte de l’Equivalent” requested by TJ: “237.6s. florins courant font à l’agio de 3% 230.7.6. florins de Banque, et ceux ci, au change de 54¼, £509.10.7. argent de France.” DC ( DLC ); endorsed by TJ: “1789. May 17. 509.₶10.7 = 237ƒ.6 draught Willinks V. Staphorst & Hubard.” Not recorded in SJL . TJ’s request may have been in writing; it has not been found...
J’ai eu l’honneur de vous écrire le dernier courier et de vous prévenir que le Navire Américain L’Abigaïl , Capne. Bela Bacchus , attendu du Havre en ce port où il vient prendre un chargement de Sel pour Boston, étoit d’une grandeur et d’une construction qui le rendent très propres à vous transporter commodément en Amérique. J’ai le praisir d’annoncer à Votre Excellence que ce bâtiment est...
London, 22 May 1789 . Is again in Europe after voyage of six weeks from South Carolina. Is rejoiced that TJ has not gone to New York. Hopes to be in Paris in a fortnight. Asks TJ to forward enclosed letters to Rutledge. Is exhausted with fatigue. If he can get baggage through customs early enough, will enclose a few newspapers by next post. Remains with “unabated attachment” and sends...
The first leasure have I had, after my return from paris to london, was Employed to find out a person that would advance some money for the Tooth drawers, (that I had the honour of receiving from you) for the use of the inventor of them. Several persons seemed willing to give something for them, provided that they would answer the purpose well on Experiment, and wanted me to put them into...
I am honored with your letter of the 17th: instant and take the first opportunity of acknowledging it, in order to inform you that the Report of the Privy Council on the slave trade, (which forms a folio volume,) in part I under the head of produce , speaks of Rice growing on a dry soil, “not like that of America,” which is very hearty food, and supposed (by the parties) the best rice in the...
This will I expect be handed you by a young gentleman, Mr. Colden, the son of an amiable lady of that name within the circle of my acquaintance in this place. I need not apprize you that the family, of which Governour Colden is the Ancestor, is a respectable one. The young gentleman has been in Scotland for some years, pursuing his education, and with the approbation of his friends proposes to...
Bordeaux, 23 May 1789 . Eight vessels have arrived from America within “these few Days”: 3 from Georgia and Carolina with rice, tobacco, and skins; 2 from Virginia with tobacco and flour; and 3 from Maryland with wheat, flour, and tobacco. Wheat and flour much wanted. More cargoes daily expected. Want of shipping will retard them, “but these supplies will serve to prevent appearances too well...
This will I expect be handed you by a young gentleman, Mr. Colden, the son of an amiable lady of that name within the circle of my acquaintance in this place. I need not apprize you that the family, of which Governour Colden is the ancestor, is a respectable one. The young gentleman has been in Scotland for some years, pursuing his education, and with the approbation of his friends proposes to...
Je ne puis partir que Mercredi ou Jeudi matin. Ma voiture que vous pouvez prendre est une diligence françoise bleue, doublée de jaune avec un siege et des harnois, qui est encore chez mon Sellier nommé Chezelles, rüe Bourbon-Villeneuve . Il la delivrera sur l’ordre ci inclus et je prierai Vôtre Excellence de lui payer, s’il le demande, le remisage depuis le mois de Xbre. dernier que M. Berard...