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J’ay Lu, dans L’introduction de L’importance des opinions religieuse de M. Neker, que la philosophie d’àprésent s’occuppoit de la recherche des moyens de s’assurer si les hommes ne pourroient pas se bien conduire et se très bien gouverner, sans aucun espèce de Culte, ni prêtres, ni Eglises, ni temple par conséquent. Et hier, au soir, un vieux Anglais m’apprit au licée que, dans une des...
Paris, 22 Mch. 1788 . Acknowledges TJ’s letter of 18 Feb. 1788 ; is pleased to inform him that, after consultation with the controller general, Barrett’s request for refund of extra duties paid on oil imported into France will be granted, and that this decision has been communicated to the farmers-general. RC ( DLC ); 1 p.; in French.
Dunkirk, 23 Mch. 1788 . Informs TJ of the arrival of the ship Portsmouth , “on board of which Coll. Banister of James River near Petersburg, ship’d four Cases young Trees,” which were assigned to Limozin at Le Havre but could not be unloaded there because of the short time the ship stayed in that port; will take the trees to his house to await TJ’s orders; fears it would be dangerous to ship...
The Hague, 23 Mch. 1788 . Hopes TJ received the last letter he forwarded from Paris; saw Adams when he passed through The Hague again and learned through him of Adams’ and TJ’s kindness in arranging for the payment by the U.S. bankers in Amsterdam of the arrears in funds due him; the Van Staphorsts have just confirmed this information. Has attached to the enclosed letter for the U.S. foreign...
Copenhagen, 25 Mch. 1788 . Is sending the present letter in care of the Van Staphorsts at Amsterdam. “My mission here is not yet at an end, but the minister has promised to determine soon and I have wrote to claim that promise.” Before receiving this letter TJ will have been informed by Simolin that TJ’s “proposal to him, and his application on that Idea, have been well received.” Jones has...
J’eus l’honneur de vous écrire dernierement pour savoir si vous voudriez bien vous charger de faire passer un pacquet qui m’avait été remis, à M. franklin. J’ai trouvé une occasion pour le lui faire parvenir avec la Collection des feuilles de cette année dont je lui fais l’hommage. L’Etablissement, l’ayant eu pour juge et ayant obtenu son approbation publique; J’ai pensé que vous ne trouveriez...
Marseilles, 26 Mch. 1788 . Has received TJ’s letters of 3 and 4 Mch.; hopes TJ has safely returned from Holland; is surprised the oil has not arrived; thanks TJ for paying Lambert. Bernard of the observatory has sent meteorological observations covering seven years, in accordance with TJ’s wishes; they have been given to John Turnbull, who will be in Paris about 15 Apr. Bernard has left to...
L’expression, Mon Cher Ami, est au dessus de ce que je sens du plaisir de Vous revoir. Je me réserve donc tout à notre entrevue, persuadé que la Main Serrée de l’Ami sincèr dis plus que toutes les plumes de l’univers peuvent exprimer. J’ai donné ordre à l’aubergiste de la Maison rouge qui Vous remettra celle-ci de m’avertir d’abord de Votre arrivée. Si donc Vous voullés me dire quelques Mots,...
[ Paris ] 29 Mch. 1788 . Transmits letters from the son of the late Comte de Grasse to George Washington and the President of Congress requesting that he be admitted to the Society of the Cincinnati; has no doubt this request will be granted if TJ will attach to these letters a word of recommendation; wishes to take the occasion, also, to recall to TJ’s memory a request of his own to Congress...
Paris, 31 Mch. 1788 . Encloses invitations for an assembly which she hopes to make useful as well as pleasant; has been assisted in this effort by Mmes. de Sillery and Duborcage; hopes some foreigners will attend. RC ( DLC ); 1 p.; in French. Enclosures missing.
Paris [ Apr. 1788 ]. Is sending TJ the first volume of “ L’histoire Générale des femmes des nations les plus inconnues ” which follows naturally “ la Galerie universelle des hommes Célèbres ” for which TJ had subscribed. If, after reading this first number, TJ approves of it, he hopes he will be allowed to send the successive issues as they appear each month. RC ( DLC ); 2 p.; in French;...
L’Orient [ Apr. 1788 ]. Ask TJ to intercede for them with the officials of the farmers-general at St. Esprit, near Bayonne, who charged full duty on 40 casks of whale oil which were part of a shipment of 100 casks sent from their free port on 1 Dec. 1787 by the Don de Dieu , Captain Lescanvis, notwithstanding that a certificate from the L’Orient “Bureau de Ville” of the same date stated that...
Dr. Price presents his best respects to Mr. Jefferson, and takes the liberty to introduce to him (Mr. Ashburnham) the young person who is the bearer of this note. He is virtuous, sensible and worthy; and any little notice that it may not be inconvenient to Mr. Jefferson to take of him will be well bestow’d. His business at Paris is only to employ himself there for a few weeks in learning the...
I have the honor to inclose a letter written at the time of its date, but which I have since had transcribed on account of an alteration I have since made in my sentiments. The letter was delayed to allow me time to make experiments, which I have not been able to accomplish. I send the hygrometer I describe in it, somewhat doubtful however of its success. I have the pleasure to add another,...
It is a very long Time indeed since I have had the Satisfaction of a Line from you. Mr. Rittenhouse had a Letter last Fall in which you mention some Books to have been forwarded for him in a Package address’d either to me or Dr. Franklin, but those Books have not come to hand. I have another Gathering of Magazines, Museums, and News Papers for you, waiting a suitable opportunity.—We are in a...
Having considered the Idea which you suggested, of my Son’s going (after visiting Paris, London, and Amsterdam) to Madrid, Lisbon and Italy, I have, this day, written to him, advising to adopt that Plan. I thank you, most cordially, for the very great Attention and Friendship, with which (as he has repeatedly inform’d me) you have been pleased to honour him, and request a Continuance of your...
Your letter of March 29. arrived here yesterday. I see that you have received all the letters I have written. I have not been so fortunate. Your first (from Leyden) never reached me. Yours from Amsterdam of the 13th was the first I received. I have heard no complaints from the convent and consequently suppose your daughters are perfectly well. I know they were so some days ago. Letters by the...
By my Letters to the Count de Bernstorff, and his Excellency’s Answer, you see that my Business here is at an end.—If I have not finally concluded the Object of my Mission, it is neither your fault nor mine: The Powers I received are found insufficient, and you could not Act otherwise than was prescribed in your Instructions. Thus it frequently happens, that good Opportunities are lost, when...
[ Paris, 8 Apr. 1778 1788 . Recorded in SJL Index. Not found.]
Le Havre, 9 Apr. 1778 1788 . Acknowledges TJ’s letters of 3 and 27 Mch.; the latter informs him that TJ is having the Van Staphorsts ship three boxes containing “Iron works” costing 13 guilders; “a Wooden Screw press for Letters” costing 18 guilders, both of which may be imported; and “China ware such as Cups for tea, Coffee and Chocolate” which cannot be imported. Suggests that the Van...
I must depend on your kindness to pardon my omission in not writing you oftener, for I will not pretend to justify it. I should have wrote you as before, and can give no satisfactory reason even to myself why I have not, for that my communications will not be of much importance I do not urge as an excuse. I will however make amends in future. The real pleasure of my life, which consists in...
J’ai obtenu de M. le Controleur General une conférence composée des mêmes personnes qui se trouvoient à celle d’Octobre dernier, dans laquelle on éxaminera et l’on décidera si la ferme a rempli fidèlement l’engagement de la décision de Bernis, d’après le mémoire imprimé pour le port de L’orient que j’ai eu l’honneur de vous remettre. Le Ministre avoit bien voulu m’accorder cette conférence...
I received on the 26th. Decr. your favor of the 13th of that month. I have endeavoured in vain to decypher by means of the cypher which Mr. Barclay left with me the three first lines of your letter of the 14th June 1787. Nor have my efforts been more successful in my attempts to decypher that of Sep. 25th altho’ I have tryed every method perscribed for that Effect. I therefore take it for...
Having spent considerable Time in bringing to perfection and practicable use a Scheem for propelling Vessels thro’ the Water by the force of Steam, I have obtained exclusive Rights for useing the same for the term of fourteen years, in the States of Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York, and hope to receive the same encouragement in the other States. As I conceive its...
Marseilles, 15 Apr. 1788 . Forwards a letter just received for TJ from Giuseppe Chiappe; will be glad to transmit any letters TJ may wish to send to Chiappe. Hopes TJ has received through John Turnbull the meteorological observations of Marseilles; would like to know what he should pay the copyist. The farmers-general have purchased a cargo of Virginia tobacco at Sète at 34. 15s and have given...
Bordeaux, 19 Apr. 1788 . Acknowledges TJ’s letters of 22 Feb. and 3 Mch.; forwarded TJ’s letter to Pichard; hearing nothing from Pichard, wrote him and received the enclosed reply. The “Vins d’hautbrion belonging to Monsr. Le Cte. De fumel” are esteemed as next in quality and a few hogsheads of this of the 1784 vintage are available. Has received “two Cases vin de frontignac from Mons....
Your favour of the 7th of Feby., with the enclosure from Mr. Fanning, was duly received. In the letter to Mr. Fanning, which I do myself the honour to enclose, I have given him all the information he will need for the security of his surveys. It must undoubtedly have occurred to you, Sir, that the present unexplained state of our southern and western boundary must have rendered it improper for...
Lyons, 20 Apr. 1788 . Is writing on behalf of Alexandre Berger, a merchant of Lyons and a member of “une Tres Bonne Et ancienne famille dans le Commerce,” who wishes to go to Richmond and would like a letter of recommendation and the necessary passports. Is sending this letter by a brother of “M. le prieur D’Arnas,” his neighbor, whom TJ saw “dans ma Terre en Beaujolois” and to whom TJ gave a...
Being just acquainted by a letter from President Griffin that Mr. Paridise is in N. York and proposes to sail in the first packet for France I drop you a few lines which will go by that conveyance if they arrive at N. York in time; which however I do not much expect. The proposed Constitution still engrosses the public attention. The elections for the Convention here are but just over and...
Being just acquainted by a letter from President Griffin that Mr. Paridise is in N. York and proposes to sail in the first packet for France I drop you a few lines which will go by that conveyance if they arrive in N. York in time; which however I do not much expect. The proposed Constitution still engrosses the public attention. The elections for the Convention here are but just over and...
[ Paris, after 22 Apr. 1788 ] Announces that he has had an audience with the king and royal family, on Tuesday, 22 Apr., “ en Sa qualitde Ministre Plénipotentiaire du Duc de Wurtemberg .” RC ( DLC ); without date, but probably written soon after the audience announced; at foot of text: “ Aux arcades du Palais Royal No. 123. Côtde la ruë des Bons enfans .”
I am much obliged and flatterd by your great attention to my son; The obligation will be much increased if you will honor me with a few lines expressive of your opinion of his figure and improvement. I am more anxious to hear of him from you than any man in Europe because you are the best judge, and I am sure you will not flatter the hopes of a fond Father. The Delegations to the Convention of...
I was but a few days ago honoured with your favor of the 21. December. Having been absent on a trip to Virginia ever since the 1st. of Jany. I was alike cut off from it, and an opportunity of writing you. Massachusetts, Jersey, Pensylvania, Deleware, Connecticut and Georgia, have adopted the Constitution. New Hampshire has been in convention upon it, but finding that a Majority had assembled...
In a late letter to the Marquis de La Fayette I mentioned my design of writing soon to your Excellency. The reason of my having been so long silent was, that I might be able to acquaint you, that the second volume of the History was printed, which I can at length do. You was pleased generously to offer me your friendly assistance for the procuring a similar consideration for an early copy of...
Since the 3d. November last I have been honored with your Favors of the 19th. 22d. and 24th. September, 8th. and 27th October, 3d and 7th November, 21st and 31st December and 5th. February last—all of which have been laid before Congress; but they have given me no Orders respecting the Subjects of them. The State of my Health was for a long Time such as to oblige me to omit some good...
[ Paris, 24 Apr. 1788 . Recorded in SJL Index. Not found.]
We receiv’d by the Juno from Havre your Excellency’s Favor of the 13th Jany. last, accompanied by a Letter and a Cask of Rice to be forwarded to Mr. Drayton in Charleston. The Letter was forwarded on the day it came to us, but the rice cou’d not be sent by the same Conveyance. It is, however, now on board a Vessel ready to sail for that place, and we are hopeful it will arrive before the...
Tout de suitte après la reçeption de la Lettre obligeante, que Votre Exellence eutes la grace de m’ecrire de Frankfort, je me suis dabord rendu chès le Maitre Serrurier, pour voir si les deux Poëles en question n’etoient pas encore vendû; heureusement je les trouvai encore sur les memes plaçes, ou Nous les avons quitté, et je fis sur le champ le marché avec lui, à la reserve, qu’il devoit...
New York, 26 Apr. 1788 . Asks TJ to deliver a letter to Daniel Parker which is enclosed. RC ( MHi ); addressed and endorsed; signed by Duer as secretary to the commissioners of the treasury. The enclosed letter to Parker has not been found.
Vous arrivés, Monsieur, pour Repandre des bienfaits et le plus grand de tous est sans doute votre presence. Je suis bien empressée den jouir et si vous m’accordiés la grace de diner chés moi mercredi à Paris, le petit voyage que j’y vais faire loin dêtre considéré comme une privation ainsi que jai coutume denvisager tout le tems que j’enleve a la campagne me paroîtra infiniment heureux....
Presuming upon your kindness on a former occasion, I beg leave to have the honor of introducing to your acquaintance Mr. Baillie, nephew of the late Dr. William Hunter and who at present participates in the possession of his valuable cabinet. I take this liberty at the desire of a friend whom I esteem without having the pleasure of knowing Dr. Baillie, though not without being assured from his...
J’ai L’honneur de vous envoyer un exemplaire du mémoire du Sr Cazeau qui n’a point été publié ni communiqué encore à personne qu’à M. Le Mis. de la fayette, par la raison que nous sommes convenus d’attendre votre retour, pour conférer sur cette affaire. En conséquence je vous prie de vouloir bien nous donner cette semaine un rendez vous pour mercredi ou jeudi prochain, et j’aurai L’honneur...
I had the honor to address you after a long silence the 14 Inst. You will receive that Letter by the same Conveyance as this. On the 18th. Inst. I received advice from the Board of Treasury that a remittance of three thousand dollars had been made me to a house at Amsterdam. This credit enabled me to take the feild. I came here the 23d. On that day the Russian Minister, who had received a...
At last I receive a letter from you, am I to be angry or not? I think when we go to question and doubt it is a good syng, tho’ I dont know whether it is in favor of you or the Manner in which you appollogies. Many Contradictions will make me answer article by article your letter; My hand for writing made you Open my letter in preferance to all the others you received on your arrival, I am not...
Copenhagen, 29 Apr. 1788 . Encloses a packet which came from M. Dechezaulx, French consul at Bergen, for John Paul Jones. Jones departed from Copenhagen on 15 Apr. for Elsinore and left that place on 18 Apr. by land for St. Petersburg. Before his departure Jones asked that the packet from Dechezaulx be sent to TJ. Framery has advanced for postage “6 Rixdalers, 4. marcs, 12 Schelings ( 30. 10s....
Paris, 29 Apr. 1788 . Acknowledges TJ’s letter of 28 Apr., the work on Virginia, and the payment of 196. for John Adams. Will send Dr. Franklin’s copies of his weekly publication to TJ to be forwarded. Would appreciate learning from TJ “ des details sur l’etablissement d’un jardin botanique accordé au Roi dans la nouvelle Jersey”; would also like to have any “gazettes Anglo-Américaines ” which...
I have the honour to inclose to your Excellency some English and french papers relating the Enterprize of a canal in the state of South carolina and a writing from marquis De La fayette desiring a conversation on the matter at your leizure. As I am a stock holder and I have been elected one of the Directors in March of Last year, what you can verify by the news papers of that time, I have some...
Last Summer I received two Letters from you, one of Decr. 24. 1786 and another of Sept. 1786, One of them thro’ the Hands of Mr. Trumbull, which passed a long Circuit before it reached me. I immediately wrote an Acknowledgment of the Recipt of these obliging Letters and of the Books which accompanied them, as gave me very particular Pleasure. At the same Time I received a Letter from the...
Your saying last evening that Sir Isaac Newtons principle of Gravitation would not explain, or could not apply as a rule to find the quantity of the Attraction of cohesion, and my replying that I never could comprehend any meaning in the term “Attraction of cohesion,” the result must be, that either I have a dull comprehension, or that the term does not admit of comprehension. It appears to me...
I enclose you a Problem not about Bridgs but Trees, and to explain my meaning I begin with a fountain. The Idea seems far fetched, but fountains and Trees are in my walk to Challiot. Suppose Fig. 1st a fountain. It is evident 1st. That no more water can pass thro the branching Tubes than pass thro the trunk. 2d. That admitting all the water to pass with equal freedom, the sum of the squares of...