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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...
I have committed to the Care of my young Friend M r Todd a small Present of which I must solicit your Acceptance not from any intrinsic Value in the thing itself, but as an Expression of my grateful, respectful and affectionate Recollection. It is a walking-Stick which appears to be of Tortoise shell but it is in Fact only that Substance moulded over a hickory Rod by a simple but ingenious...
M r Colclaser , the Miller at Shadwell , who is equally concern’d with me in that business, has received an advantageous offer from M r Philip Payne to superintend a Mill which he has lately erected on the waters of Roanoke , and wishes to be inform’d immediately, if he will accept it.— In consequence thereof he applied to me yesterday to know my intentions respecting Shadwell Mill ; but as...
Permit me, in the name of the Soci Connecticut Society for the encouragement of A merican Manufactures, to enclose to you their Address and Constitution. RC ( CSmH: JF-BA ); addressed: “The Hon, Thomas Jefferson, Monticello, Virginia”; franked; postmarked; endorsed by TJ as received 20 Mar. 1817 and so recorded in SJL . Enclosure: Address of the Connecticut Society for the Encouragement of...
By the ship Heroine Capt Smith for Boston , I have address’d to the care of mr. Dearborn , the collector, a bag containing about half a bushel of Lupinella grass-seed; requesting he would give it, the earliest conveyance to you.—it was my intention, to have sent it by a vessel bound to one of the southern ports, but having chang’d her destination for another part of Europe , I am compell’d to...
By referance to the acts concerning roads I find, that an application to the County Court to discontinue a road must be preceded by one month’s notice in some public paper and an advertisement at the door of the courthouse. See 1 Vol. R. Code p. 423 . Jeff. tells me this has not been done. I, therefore, thought it best to delay the application, RC ( MHi ); endorsed by TJ as received 6 Mar....
I had some years ago the pleasure of submitting to your inspection an humble attempt to note the sounds of the English Language which was favorably received. Since that period I have removed from Boston and become an inhabitant of Ohio . The perusal of an editorial article in our republican paper of this day prompts me to request that I may be permitted to lay before you (with the utmost...
M r Ro Walsh J r has the honor to present to M r Jefferson the volume sent herewith , presuming that the scientific and literary intelligence which it Contains, may be of interest to one, who embraces so large a portion of human knowledge in the range of his enquiry. RC ( DLC ); dateline at foot of text; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esq re ”; endorsed by TJ as received 15 Mar. 1817 and so...
During the late session of congress M r Timms, the assistant doorkeeper to the Senate became so frequently intoxicated that the Senate came to a resolution to elect another in his place. the resolution however, was laid on the table, and kept as a rod over him the remaining part of the session. I was an applicant for his place, and put my papers in the hands of Gov. Barbour where they remained...
I had the pleasure to receive your esteemed favor of the 5th current , this morning, enclosing one to Col o Randolph —upon enquiry I find from the time he left here, he must have reached Monticello the day after the date of your letter, I will therefore preserve this communication until I receive your farther instruction.— I have a particular friend and companion about to set out on a Tour of...