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Since my last of the 9th. of Decr. written from La Rocheguyon & sent by the French Chargé des affaires, I have remained silent; first because no good conveyance presented itself, & secondly because we have been for some time past expecting intelligence from America, which I wished to recieve before writing. Although I have as yet recieved no letter & nothing official has as yet arrived here, I...
I was absent from Paris when Mr Dawson arrived here, but I returned a few days after & had the honor of recieving through him on the 19th. ulto. your letter of March 17th.—I am much indebted to you for the details you were so good as to give me there as to the state of politics, & I can assure you from the bottom of my heart that nothing could give me more solid & real satisfaction than to see...
I have just returned from Auvergne whither I informed you in my last of the 9th. of June I was going. We passed some time there near a considerable estate of a peculiar kind belonging to my friend—It consists entirely of mountain heights on which there is not a single house or a single tree, notwithstanding these heights extend for several leagues.—they are covered with snow one half of the...
I recieved some days ago the letter which you did me the favor to write me by Chanor. Livingston . I have not written any since those you there acknowlege (except one by Mr Victor Dupont, of the 18th. of Octob.) I have been fearing for some time, as the commissions mentioned in your letter of March 17th., had not been heard of during the summer, that you might perhaps have been considering me...
I had the honor of addressing you on the 18th. ulto. & did not intend to have troubled you again—It is at the particular request of M. de Liancourt that I take up my pen at present—He has been applied to by the agricultural society of Paris to procure from America the seeds of which the extensive list is here inclosed. He says in his letter to me “ Je ne vois que M. Jefferson qui par ses...
I take up my pen not as heretofore to trouble you about myself or my affairs, but merely to inclose you for greater caution a copy of the list of seeds of which I sent you the original in my last of Jany. 23. It is at the request of M. de Liancourt who desires to obtain them for the Society of Agriculture. I mentioned to you the reasons for which he was anxious that I should obtain of you to...
Jefferson—mention that of Minor —& to let me know if he hears from Lilly —desire to convert my land into money or ground rent at Alexia .—Barton—Bartram FC ( DLC : Short Papers); partially dated; entirely in Short’s hand, consisting of an entry in his epistolary record. Recorded in SJL as received from Philadelphia on 17 Dec. Earlier in the year, TJ had engaged John minor of Fredericksburg as...
New York, 10 Mch. 1803 . Replying to TJ’s letter of 3 Mch. , he asks that TJ bring the bundle of papers relating to Short’s affairs when he returns from Monticello, as he would like to have access to the maps and mortgage papers for his property. With regard to TJ’s offer to repay the money he owes Short in two years, Short states that he was “indifferent” to that subject before he left...
New York, 2 Apr. 1803 . Replying to TJ’s letter of 23 Mch. , he advises TJ not to sell the land the president recently purchased. He prefers waiting for TJ’s payments to him, rather than causing regret. Before departing for Kentucky, Short will leave a power of attorney for his New York brokers, Lewis & Lawrence, who will receive payments and apply them on his behalf. He promises to send TJ a...
New York, 12 Apr. 1803. He reports that his letter of 2 Apr. was delayed but now encloses the account that TJ requested. He mentions some transactions carried out by John Barnes. He informs TJ that the first $500 payment can be sent to him in Philadelphia. Short refers to John Wickham’s interest in purchasing his Albemarle land, for which he seeks $10 an acre. He will be advertising the sale...