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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...
The affairs of France have continued to engross the whole attention of Europe as described to you in my last—and as if the operations of the other parts of this quarter of the globe were suspended by them every thing elsewhere seems to remain stagnant. The last accounts from Paris informed us only of the assembling of the convention—their forming—and discovering such symptoms as were expected...
This is the post of the English packet for New-York and agreeably to your desire I write to you by it as usual and forward you also such of the Leyden gazettes as have appeared since my last. You will find them replete with the affairs of France which absorb at present the whole attention of the public. In the last particularly you will find what relates to M. de la fayette—the cause of his...
I have abstained from acknowleging your favor of the 9 th ult o that I might not add to your already too heavy load of correspondence. Your letter however came most opportunely; for it was on the heels of a report which had just reached us the very night before, of your being very ill—Your information as to the imposthume explained the ground of this report, & your relief from it was a great...
[ Paris, 24 Apr. 1788 . Recorded in SJL Index. Not found.]
Since my last of the 19th. Mr. Parker has arrived here from London. He brings late intelligence from America with him, and also such a certainty that you will be in a manner forced to accept the place of Secretary of State that I cannot help saying a word on the subject in addition to what I said on a former occasion. Should you determine to remain in America I have no doubt you would think of...
I have this moment arrived here, and the first thing I do is to announce it to you. I left this morning the Chateau de Laye and came by water diligence to this place. It is my first navigation in France and I am much pleased with it. We were from 10. o’clock to five en route of which one hour was spent in dining, the rest in passing through such a variety of pleasing and rich prospect as...