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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 .
I have the pleasure to inform you that Mr Eppes passed his examination with credit to himself, and satisfaction to the faculty, & to the Trustees who were present. I have no doubt that his next year will be spent profitably, as I clearly perceive a spirit of literary emulation among the young men here of all Classes. His talents are certainly above par, and his industry induces me to hope &...
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.
M r Crommshaw & M r Van Lenseer two very intelligent & respectable travellers will present to you some hasty remarks published in the Washington Gazette & formed into a pamphlet by M r Dupont one of the most amiable judicious & useful adopted citizens— Your polite attention to the Bearers which they would be sure of even without an introduction will oblige 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...
The absent member of the Literary Board arrived yesterday, and the one who had been in town since Wednesday morning last is now absent. What the result may be I cannot divine. I was at Varina yesterday, but returned last night, and shall take care to be in the w y constantly myself. But this last spring I was here 3 weeks trying & failing every day to have a Council. with very sincere...
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 .
M r Everard Hall a respectable citizen of Princess Anne County—will do himself the pleasure of presenting this to you. He is on a tour through the Western County. In taking his direction by your seat; he is solicitous to stop for a moment—and make his respects to you.—they will be sincere—and like wise expressive of his gratitude for your public services—Your zealous devotion to your country’s...
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 .
We are in this town (Milford) a body of coarse farmers, but true Republicans. The Oration I send you I delivered at the earnest request of my townsmen. Had I had more than 24 hours to prepare it, I could have bestowed more labour for elegance of composition. But such as it is, agreeably to the warm solicitations of those who heard it I have presented to the world, and this copy, Hon. Sir, to...
Enclosed you will receive a paper enclosed to me by M r James Maury of Liverpool, containing some seed of the Melon of Valencia, and addressed to you. My wish & intention was to have presented them in person, but something has always seemed to prevent. He says they are remarkable for combining the properties of the musk & water melon, and are a very delicious fruit. DLC : Papers of Thomas...
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.
I beg leave to introduce to you M r Henry Bry—He is an old inhabitant of Louisiana—you will find him an intelligent and agreeable man MHi : Coolidge Collection.
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 .
T Ritchie, in his own name & that of the Author, requests M r Jefferson’s Acceptance of this Book.—T.R. trusts he will read it—and, if perfectly agreeable to M r J. hopes, that at his leisure he will give his opinion of it. It were desirable that M r J. would permit that opinion, if favorable, to go out to the Public—but, that must rest with himself. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
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...
Inclosed agreeably to your desire I send you my acct. Some combining circumstances have induced me to decline the practice of Physic. If my humble efforts, however, have been so fortunate as to reach your approbation, insomuch as to induce a belief that I might on any future occasion be of service to you, it will add to my happiness, to be permitted to make you an exception to my general rule....
Mr Vaughan cut the inclosed out of a Carolina Paper that came here yesterday. I suppose it must have been of date about the last of last month. I understand there have been no cases of sickness but among the irish who work on the Canal. I am with great respect MHi : Coolidge Collection.
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...
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 have made this year a small experiment of the probable advantage of raising the mangel Wurtzel of the germans in our part of the country— It is the Disette of the french-scarcity root of the English-Beta altissima of Botanists. Those I send you are not quite the largest I have—one with the leaves weighed 10lbs¾ without—8lbs—I intend to report my experiment to the agricultural society with...
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...
I wrote hastily yesterday for fear of losing the post. But as I believe I am in time to day, I write to say that I think there is nothing to be apprehended at Columbia in point of health. There is no swamp, no stagnant water near it; the mist of the River grounds, has never been known to cross the main street; and during the three last years, it has not only been healthy, but singularly so....
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...
Soon after seeing you yesterday at the Mill, I recollected there was an error in the acceptance of your order on Randolph & Colclaser. Our object in requesting the order might be drawn at 10 days sight was, that we might have advantage of that time after M r Peyton’s return home —whereas the acceptance is evidence of its being presented—and is consequently due at 10 days from its date —If you...
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;...
I have taken the liberty of Sending you the enclosed paper , by which you will see, that your Republican friends here, at the celebration of our National Independence, have not failed, to give you, as one of our standing Toasts.— With my best wishes for your Welfare and happiness through life RC ( DLC ); endorsed by TJ as received 19 July 1818 and so recorded in SJL . For the enclosed paper ,...
I feel it my duty to apologise for my procrastination in acknowledging the receipt of your favour of the 12 th Apr, respecting the appointment of Chemical Professor in the new University I hope, sir, that this apparent neglect will not be construed into disrespect towards a Patron of Science. I was not a little disappointed at the account with which you honored me, of the present state of your...
Doctor Robert Patterson is extremely ill and not expected to Live many days— This unhappy Occurrence will leave a vacancy in the Office of Director of the Mint—Several persons has been already named as the future officer and Among them his son Doctor Robert M Patterson who is also my son in Law—This Gentleman is now in every respect such as his Father was when he received the Office at your...
I have been trying to make an excuse for severall years to pay thee a vissit—have for a few days past antiscipated the pleasure I Should have in seeing mine & my countrys Friend, but alas I have been disapointed I tried two days to get a Carriage in Fredericks town , to take me out to thy place, but could not succeed—however I hope to see thee & it may be in the fall— I have a letter of...
Your letter of the 11 th of June, reach’d me on the 4 th of Sept r at the Same time I reciev’d from Samuel Williams of London, an exchange on this place, on account of the capitels, and for yourself, which produc’d here, in Spanish dollars, One thousand three hundred & Seven & 75 cts of which, 444. are carried to the credit of your private account, and the balance to the credit of the...
Though I have not the pleasure of a personal acquaintance with you, my knowledge of your exalted character leads me to believe you will pardon the freedom I have taken to request your acce ptance of the accompanying pamphlet, entitled An “ expose of the causes of intemperate drinking and the means by which it may be obviated.” Should it hereafter be be deemed worthy of a second edition, I will...
I am much obliged to you for your letter. Our town here is crouded with Presbyterian parsons; they are a systematic and persevering sect, and while they have the address to cajole the people out of their money, their power will encrease. he who has any regard for the peace of himself & his family can venture to stem this tide of fanaticism? About 20 Years hence the prevailing sect among the...
He (Columbus) wrote on parchment an account of his discoveries, wrapped it in a piece of oiled cloth & enclosed it in a cake of wax, which he put into a tight cask, and threw into the sea. (Belknap.) [GRAPHIC IN MANUSCRIPT] OLIM MEMINISSE JUVABIT. To the Hon. Thomas Jefferson, LL.D. The American Antiquarian Society , instituted for the purpose of collecting and preserving Materials for the...