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I am sorry I cannot announce to you any definitive result as to the object of my visit here to-morrow however the bill will be brought in without fail; there will be opposition but wither by silent vote or active debate is not known; your friends are sanguine there has been no pause or hesitation with them since I last wrote. By the next mail or by private conveyance if any offers earlier I...
I enclose to the venerable & almost adored Patron of my youth the Copy of an oration the sentiments of which I hope he will be pleased with MHi .
Tho L M c Kenney to Tho Jefferson—greeting—& begs leave to present him with a prospectus of the “Washington Republican & Congressional Examiner,” and to assure M r Jefferson of his veneration for him.—Tho L M c Kenney begs leave to add his best wishes for M r Jefferson’s happiness, present & future.— MoSHi : Thomas Jefferson Collection (formerly Bixby).
Since last Court when, at Charlottesville, you desired me to send in my account—one circumstance or another has occured to prevent my attention to the subject untill now,—I send it enclosed. MHi .
Believing that you Still continue to cherish an interest in the literary & Scientific institutions of this city as well as those of our country generally I take the liberty to forward to you a circular of the Medical School recently established, together with a copy of an introductory lecture delivered at its opening. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Capt Garrett having informed me that It will be necessary for me to make out a statement of the Corrections made by me on account of the University against the next meeting of the Visitors I hope it would now Suit your Convenience to Pay the other Fifty Dollars on a/c of your assumpsit to Eppes. MHi .
I am under a thousand obligations to you, my Dear Sir, for the considerate aid of Wormley—since I got so much hurt by a fall from my gigg two summers ago I am timid with an untried horse—my present one started with considerable restiveness, insomuch that we cou’d not clear the Green mountain untill to day—and I have been compelled reluctantly to detain wormly from his post all night—my horse...
This will be delivered to you by my son William and perhaps my Daughter Julia whom I have ordered them to wait on you and present my best compliments as Julia is travelling for the benifit of her health I have no doubt a sight of you and the air of Monticello will contribute to it I am with utmost esteem and Respect DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I have been grinding all day, altho’ to a very great disadvantage—the works are badly constructed but I trust a remedy may yet be found—I saw M r Read at Court—and he has promised to be here tomorrow and to bring M r Ligon with him— I shall be glad if you will direct M r Meeks to fix the partition for the midling room— MHi .
I am now at the seat of government and intend to visit you , provided your health is in such a State, as to be able to see your friends . If so you will do me the favor of writing me and giving me information so that my visit to Monticell may not be in vain . As my stay here must be short I wish leave sir you would write me immediately by the return mail. NB I nclose my Letter and mail it to...
I have the honour to enclose you a letter on the Subject of the large cucumbers. The writer M r Case is a member of the ohio Legislature of Known Truth & integrity so that I have no doubt of the truth of the facts as stated. In my next I hope to have the pleasure to send you some of the seeds CSmH .
I send by mail the third Edition of my Biographical Dictionary, which I pray you to accept as a testimony of my high regard of your public and private character. MHi .
I am preparing the biography of my Father and am anxious to obtain all the information I possibly can, I therefore, will be much oblig’d to you, Sir, for your early recollections respecting him, I take this liberty in consequence of being a descendant of one of the steadfast Patriots of the Revolution, and knowing him to have been a warm friend of y r Excellency. MoSHi : Thomas Jefferson...
Th. Jefferson Esq r To T. G . Watkins 1822 to 1823 Visit reducing fractured arm & attendance for the cure & c old rule, £5.0″0 Equal to $ 16.67. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I ask leave to introduce to your acquaintance my friend Doctor Banister of Amelia, the son of M r John Banister of Dinwiddie member of the convention of 1775—It would have given me great pleasure to present him in person, but my employment for this day puts it out of my power. MHi .
M r Key feels extremely obliged to M r Jefferson for his kind attentions to his friends and may say on their part as well as on his own that they will recollect with the greatest pleasure their visit to Monticello. M r Key had already requested the members of the faculty to meet his two friends, so that M r . Jefferson will have the goodness to excuse their being unable to accept his...
M r Benton has the pleasure to inform M r Jefferson that the Bill for paying interest to Virginia, has finally passed both Houses of congress; and that M r B. altho bred a lawyer, has done what he thought was right, even without a precedent, in giving it his vote, and some words of support. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Thankfully acknowledges the receipt of his order on M r Raphael for $40 and believes it to be the am t of the balance due. MHi .
Thomas Law Esq r from bodily infirmity has devolved upon M r J. B. Cutting the grateful task of inclosing to Thomas Jefferson late–President of the United States a recent essay upon a complicated subject. M r Cutting for himself, tenders M r Jefferson his most respectful recollections and good wishes—accompanied with regret for the accident that has lately befallen him; from the effects of...
Permit me to renew my acquaintance, with one whom I esteem, very highly. Four or five years ago, I wrote you two letters, the last of which contained a fourth of July-speech . You were good enough to answer them both with promptness. Your first answer is dated 1 st October 1812 , your second 8 th of August 1814 . I have them yet, in your own hand writing , and will keep them till I die—indeed...
I take the liberty to enclose your acct: made up to the 22 nd of the present month—it is rather a sketch of an account—as the two charges of N H Lewis —and Alfred Wren for plank, cannot be ascertain’d exactly for want of their accounts—I believe however they are undercharg’d— a large portion of th e midlings had been charg’d in the Mill books to Dan l Colclaser , who had exchang’d with M r Bacon
M. Leshot found me yet confined to my bed; he gave me 125 Dlrs, and by the time he returns from New York , I shall in all probability be enabled to procure the Stoves. Mr Slack goes tomorrow to Norfolk & thence to Charlottesville . As to the Seal, I must wait till I can get up, and procure a classic drawing of the Peplon. The Peace Minerva, I believe has wings to her helmet. I know of no...
M r Secretary Crawford left W:City early yesterday morning on a visit to his connections in Va. & I heard him say he wou’d call at Monticello—having several calls to make on the way I think it probable he may not reach you till the 11 th perhaps earlier if his horse and driver are good I am much better of my Rheumatism—& sincerely hope that you continue to improve in your own health—with my...
I have thought it right to address the Enclosed directly to yourself. The Bill will unquestionably pass both branches of the Legislature: in the House, on Saturday, it passed, as I presume you have heard, by 125 to 62: With the Senate, there can be no difficulty.—Should this measure contribute to smooth the remaining days of your valuable life, your friends will rejoice of it. The ill...
I wrote to you at the Bedford Springs of this State , supposing from what I saw in the newspapers, you might be there. The castings are at last furnished. J. Vaughan has undertaken to forward them according to your directions. The seal is done; & the impression sent to you, which as soon as it receives your approbation I will pay for, as I shall for the castings, when the account is sent to...
I take the liberty of bringing to your notice M r Goodacre, from Nottingham in England in politics a Whig, by profession a Lecturer on Astronomy; and a very worthy man. He has lectured in Richmond and Petersburg—and with the aid of transparent Diagrams and some appropriate apparatus, has excited a Curiosity on this science, which promises to produce some good fruits. He has dispatched his...
I receiv’d on the 14 th of the present month, your letter under date of the 18 th of May.—I have explain’d, with the utmost precision, both by letter, and di Viva Voce, to the Sculptor, all the dimensions for your eight chimney-peices, and I have no doubt, you will find them corresponding with your instructions.—Seven will be made of the best common Marble; and one of the large size, will be...
Upon my arrival here I found no steps had been taken to prepose the tickets for the Lottery some difference of opinion existed as to the expediency of price proposed viz $10. I find no reason to alter and I believe none will exist: the tickets scheme &c I propose to have preposed in New York to which place I shall hurry on without stopping in Washington or Philadelphia. after every thing is...
Through the request of our friend Col o H G Burton of Halifax I have had the pleasure of furnishing you with Scuppernong Wine for the last two or three years—My exertions to procure Wine of the best quality, have come short of my wishes in all instances—Believing however that our last season has furnished better fruit and as a necessary consequence better Wine than any of the two preceeding...
Thomas Humphreys , has the pleasure of Informing the Hon ble Thomas Jefferson ; that in consequence of a general note of his, having been presented to T. H. , by Nace ; not having any common Trusses, that would fitt said Nace ; he has sent one that precisely suits the servant; & which with care, will last him his life time; the price of which is Eight Dollars; but should it not be approved of;...