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Being desirous of repeling Certain Calumnies injurious to my reputation, which have been circulated by my inveterate & insatiable enemy John Smith — It is deemed necessary to procure if possible a copy of a certain letter addressed to you while President of the U States by Matthew Nimmo , Esquire, under date of the 28 th November 1806 . Communicating certain information relative to Burrs late...
The late persecutions which have been carried on against me by Mr. John Smith have been the cause of my being furnished with information of which I should otherwise have remained totally ignorant, & which may be of some utility to the Government. Within a few days past I have received information, (from a source which I believe may be relied on) which may serve as a clue to develope the source...
Having Just arrived in Town I avail myself of the opportunity to inform you by the Mail which leaves this to morrow morning, that Mr. Blannerhasset, the celebrated accomplice of Burr, passed thro Cincinnati on Wednesday last, on his way down the River— Report says that Burr was, a few days since, at Pittsburgh & that he descended the river about the same time & perhaps in the same boat with...
I have not yet learnt whether a letter some time since forwarded covering an affidavit has been received, and therefore feel considerable anxiety lest it may have miscarried. Mr Smith called on me a few days since & enquired whether my affidavit had been taken & forwarded to the President observing that he had been informed it had, but refused to give me the name of his informant—I informed...
In pursuance of directions given me I have the honor herewith to transmit the proceedings of the Democratic Republicans of Cincinnati of the 29th. inst. I deem it my duty as a friend of the present administration to State explicitly that a majority of the Citizens of this Town are federalists & opposed to the present administration of the general Government . This is owing in a great measure I...
Your letter of the 13 th Ult o in answer to mine of Dec r 10 th is safely rec d for which I thank you—I should not trouble you further on the subject, but for the purpose of removing an impression, that the object of requiring a copy of M r Nimmo’s
An Address from a distant and private Individual, for an Appointment under the Government of the United States in its newly acquired Territory of Louisiana; may from the nature of the Request and the manner of the Application seem presumptuous or arrogant: yet from your Excellency I hope excuse if compliance should be inconvenient or improper. When Arrangements shall have been made for the...
Being requested by Mr. Elisha Avery formerly of Pomfret in the State of Connecticut to state my knowledge of him, & his connexions I cheerfully say that I was acquainted with Mr. Avery prior to his leaving this Country for Europe, perhaps six years ago That he then sustained a fair character, & was reputed to be an active, enterprizing young man, well acquainted with business—Mr Avery’s Mother...
In obedience to your pleasure made known to me a short time since by Mr Cutts of the US. Legislature, I beg leave to observe, that the address communicated through him recommending Mr Steele as a candidate for the office of district Judge for this district was dictated, as I believe by no other motive than a sincere regard for the republican cause, the honor of your administration & the...
As the Charge of publishing the Acts of Congress, and the Proclamations of the Executive of the General Government, is committed to the Secretary of State, I take the Liberty of making an offer of the Maryland Journal, and Baltimore Advertiser, as a very useful Vehicle for the Promulgation of such Matters, it having an uncommonly extensive Circulation, in various States of the Union,...
Après avoir éprouvé en France de grands reveres et de grandes injustices, après y avoir Subi en dernier lieu 16 mois de Captivité, comme Prisonnier d’état, J’ai enfin obtenu la faveur d’être Exilé dans ce pays, où, depuis longtems je desirais venir jouir du bienfait d’une sage et véritablé liberté. J’y suis arrivé, venant de Marseille, il y a 8 mois, recommandé à beaucoup de personnes...
Si vous n’etiez vous même un Amateur Si distingué des beautés de la Nature, je devrais certainement craindre que la liberté que je prends en me faisant L’Honneur de vous adresser cette Lettre ne vous parût une indiscrétion, Etrange peut être, lorsque le motif qui l’inspire vous Sera connu. Depuis une Douzaine de jours que je Suis ici aucun, excepté celui cy, ne S’est passé Sans que j’allasse...
In Consequence of William Godfrey, Henry Whiting, John Livingston, Richard Lee, and John Cook, falling into the hands of Comodore Symonds, of the Brittish fleet off Newport News I sent down Colo. Mathews with a flagg in order to get off the prisoners, or if that could not be obtain’d, to Supply them with some Specia. In Consequence the Comodore releas’d on parole Henry Whiting and wrote the...
C’est avec reconnoissance que j’ai reçu votre Lettre, et je me trouve heureux d’inscrire Sur la liste de mes Souscripteurs, un nom qui rappelle Sans cesse les Services rendus a la Science par celui qui le porte. J’ose attendre encore une nouvelle preuve de votre bienveillance, en esperant Monsieur que vous me communiquerez les observations, et les faits que vous possedez relatifs aux...
From your known liberality and philanthrophy I feel myself emboldened to address you. I have been a resident in the western country for fifteen years, and always behold with indignation the artifices used by the men in power, in the late Territory, to prolong the period of our colonial humiliation. Whenever I found that our population entitled us to be ranked among the sister states, in...
I would wish to bring into your immediate view the Government of the Northwestern territory under which the adventures to this remote part of the Empire have Sustained a deprivation of those privileges injoyed by our fellow citizens in the States in the Union. Secondly to lay before the President the rational views we had in a short time to rise from that depresst State. Thirdly to shew the...
As the office of Register of the land office for the district of Cincinati has become vacant by the decease of the late Charles Kilgore Esquire, I would beg leave to recommend to the notice of the President, my son Aaron Goforth to fill that vacancy, as to his fitness or qualifications to fill the office I would take liberty to say he is a man of family and settled in the town of Cincinati...
I received a letter from Mr. Caspar Wistar junr. dated 1 Decr. 1806. on behalf of the APS of Philadelphia, requesting information concerning the Head of the Mammoth the Bones of a large animal with Claws an account of other unknown Bones—and also my opinion of the probability of procuring more bones and the method of attempting it—and I was desired to address my answer to you. Unaccustomed to...
I am now with my family on the waters of the Mississippi. Feeling conscious of my own rectitude I have ventured once more to make application to you for an appointment at Baton Rouge in West Florida or at St Augustine in East Florida whenever those countries become the property of the United States. I would wish to be register of a land office. No doubt Sir, you recollect that I have twice...
The subscribers having had considerable knowledge of the Bearer hereof, M r White, as a Plaisterer, here fully state, that he is, in our judgment, an excellent workman; remarkable for his diligence & fidility in his profession, & moreover that he is well acquainted with stucco & ornamental plaistering—& cheerfully recommend him to those who may wish to employ him in his professional capacity W...
The Subscriber whose name is Claudius F. Gojon,—at Doctor Allen’s Accademy; Hyde–Park, Dutches County, State of Ne-York, humbly beg you will excuse his Liberty & permit him to tell you that—having heard that you are a Member of the Trustees of the New College of Virginia, about the be achieved and organized, should it be not yet provided with a French Teacher, I offer myself in this capacity;...
The enclosed exhibits a view of the deposits made with the Treasurer of the Navy —the drafts upon him, & the balance in his hands of monies subject to the orders of the Secretary of the Navy: for the week ending 8 instant. I have the honor to be Sir; your mo: ob: servt. FC ( Lb in DNA : RG 45 , LSP ). Recorded in SJL as received from the Navy Department on 13 May and “Warrants.” Enclosure not...
The Secretary of the Navy has instructed me to submit to you the propriety of the enclosed Letter to Mr David Vallanzino , who, being considered a Tripolitan Subject and found on board the Vessel recently captured by Lieut Sterett, of the cargo of which he is part owner, was sent to this country in the frigate Chesapeake as a prisoner of war. FC ( Lb in DNA : RG 45, LSP ). Enclosure: probably...
The letters addressed to Mr Jarvis Mr Yznardi Mr Appleton & Mr Cathalain, which you did me the honor to entrust to my care, I have this day sent to Dr. Bedinger esq. Norfolk Virga with a request that he will deliver them to the Capt of the Alfred—a provision ship (destined for the Mediterranean)—which will sail about the 25 ins fr. Norfolk. I have the honor to be with great respect Sir yr mo...
Entertaining for you, as I do, the most unfeigned respect & esteem—feeling, in common with the virtuous part, at least, of the American family, & with those who desire the perpetuity of our republican institutions, gratitude to you for the many important services you have rendered to our republic, & the wise political maxims which you have inculcated by precept & by example: I Should do...
The enclosed paper B contains information which I presume it will be agreeable to you to receive—Under this impression I have taken the liberty of transmitting it to you, altho’ mr. Smith’s instructions to me do not comprehend information upon these points.— Unauthenticated reports, of daring attempts to evade the embargo Laws, daily reach us; but the very few seizures that have been made...
Understanding that you have it in contemplation to establish a few of the most approved patented looms, I beg leave to call your attention to my advertisement in the “Federal Republican” & “National Intelligencer” upon the subject of Patented Looms—I do this for two reasons— 1 st because I believe I can establish, by competent testimony, that the essential principles of Jane ’s loom, which I...
C W Goldsborough, for the secretary of the navy, respectfully requests the President’s signature to the enclosed instructions to the commanders of the bomb vessels, Spitfire & Vengennce, which vessels will probably be ready to sail on the 1st of the ensuing month. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Since my letter to you of the 15th. ins. we have received official information of the seizure of the following vessels for attempting to evade the Embargo Laws viz. Brig Hiram } seized by commre. Decatur off New Port R.I. Brig William Sloop Neptune Ship John These vessels were all sailing under special permission. I received a letter from Doct. Bullus this day of which the following is an...
I wrote to Mr. Smith on Friday last, agreeably to your request, on the subject of the extract from Comnde Preble’s letter to him—& I this morning received his answer of which the following is a copy. “Not having Commre Preble’s private letter here, I cant send to the President the proposed extract. And as it contains much confidential matter and is besides among all my private letters I cant...
By letter just received mr Smith has required me to send to you from time to time “a summary of the progress of the gun boats at their different places of construction”. I therefore herewith transmit to you the enclosed paper A, which is an exhibit of the present state of the gun boats, built & building under the act of last session, as far as it can be ascertained by the reports received. I...
The great & important Situation in which you are plac’d induces me to take the Liberty to address two Books to you — One consists of a collection of facts & anecdotes tending to expose the base & unjust Measures of certain European cabinets, whose Conduct cannot fail to be view’d with horror in any Country which like your’s is blessd with a free Government. The other is a Translation of a...
As from the most remote parts of the Globe one dares adress his wishes to that being which bestow’s blessings on Mankind, the like dares the Man, who was once honored by the protection of your Excellency; recall to your Excellency’s Memory that such was the protection you deign’d me, that when Your Excellency had the misfortune to hurt his Arm by a fall from his horse, while living at Challiot...
Lyons, 4 Mch. 1788 . Has returned a small volume, “ La Suite de L’ami d’enfans ,” which belongs to TJ and was left at Goldsmith’s lodgings in Paris; offers his services in Lyons, where he has established a “warehouse of my own, of the English goods”; resides there at the “Hotel and Rue de quatre Chapeaux.” RC ( DLC ); 2 p.; endorsed.
Le Cte. de Goltz reçoit tout à l’heure les exemplaires de l’Acte de La Virginie, que Monsieur Jefferson a La bonté de lui envoÿer et s’empresse de Lui en faire tous ses remerciemens et de renouveler les assurances de Sa consideration distinguée pour Lui. RC ( MHi ); without indication of the year, but presumably 1787, since TJ was at this time still distributing copies of the Virginia Act for...
Pardon my boldness in sending this letter as an humble suitor in my behalf, to entreat Your kind and benevolent Patronage and protection in my present distressing situation, having been deprived of my property by the late desolation dd: 5 Febry: a.c., of Cape François, where unluckily I then happened to be with my property consisting of Merchandises consumed by the flames. Now an unfortunate...
Pardon the liberty I take in addressing you, a Gen tn with whome I have not the honour of a personal acquaintance, but Sir knowing the high rank you bear in the Literary World, has induced me to request your polite acceptance of a work I have just published under the title of “Selections of a Father for the use of his Children, which have the goodness to give a reading, and Sir shall feel...
Having receivd the month of febry. last, a Cargo of wheat, from New-york, to my Consignment, by the brigg, Liberty, Capn. Wam. Williamson, the first one Exported, from the Continent dispatch’d, by my friends, Messrs. Gouverneur Kemble & Ce. of that place, I have been pay’d in due time here, by Mr. Duclerc Collector, master General, the amount, of the Kings premium, according the arret, datted...
I scarcely know how to apologize for this intrusion upon your retirement. After devoting so large a portion of a long life to the service of your country; after having contributed more than any other man to the developement of the great principles of civil and religious liberty, and retired from the turmoils of politicks, and consecrated the evening of so eventful a life to the promotion of...
I have two Barbary Rams at M r Madisons farm Blackmeadow which I Brot on from washington last week one for you the other for Colon Coles also five or six quarts of Berrys. I have for Gotten the name of them—they are remarkable for hedging— and the tree is said to grow as large as pear trees yr s &c RC ( MHi
I arrive on the 6 th Inst. at Mr Madisons farm Blackmeadow with the merino sheep and wool that is Jointly Between you and Mr Madison will be Glad you would send some person to take charge of the wool and the sheep one of the Ewes has a lamb of the female kind the other Ewe is not with lam who Ever You send to take charge of the Sheep and wool please Give them an order for the deliverry of them...
M r Goodacre presents his respectful compliments, and will have great pleasure in accepting the invitation to dine at Monticello this day at three o’clock MHi .
The return of the Rev d Mr. Hatch to Charlottesville affords me a safe mode of presenting you with the drawing of the University of Virginia which I promised you when I had the pleasure of visiting you at Monticello. I have found some little difficulty in making the pavillions look well with a light sky and have therefore sacrificed its appearance to that of the building. On our return to...
The three months the last Guard had to serve at the Magazine at Taylors Ferry is Expired. With difficulty we have furnished a temporary guard to serve untill Your Excellency Order in what manner a standing guard be furnished. The difficulty of furnishing a guard arises from abuses committed on the soldiars by Continental Officers when at that Station; Col. Edward Carrington caned a sarjent and...
The petition of Joseph Goodier humbly and respectfully sheweth—That on the 3rd. instant he was convicted in the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia for Washington County of stealing a Steer the property of Daniel Carroll of Dudington and has been sentenced by the said Court to pay a fine of one dollar, with the costs of prosecution and to be publickly whipped with five lashes. The...
The first number of the Western Quarterly Reporter, is forwarded to you by the mail that conveys this. We should feel wanting in duty, if we neglected presenting to you by the first opportunity, an evidence that the western Country is appreciating the advantages of that free government for which you have so long, and so successfully labored. We hope that you will derive some pleasure, if not...
the is one thing I forgot to name to you M r Colmon inforoms me M r Johnson informs him that all the old rails f is to takin from the part of la the Land which you got of said Johnson and be Carried to rund the Cros fence m r Colmon
this mornnig mornning friday dick starts to mounticello with 15 hougs one beaf about fourehundread & Eighteen Bu s of wheat is deliver to the mill this is all except the sowed, 18 for my self six to M r darneel as for
on mature reflecttion I wish to seel the negro girl I bought of you, and feelling anxiousley for you to have her so as for the Child & her mother not to be parted I will Let you have her very reasonable indeed, if you will give me as she stands $180 for the girl you shall have her and this to be paid the first day of August Eightteen hundread & Eightteen be so good as to Let me know by the boy...
received your Letter & has put the execution against scott in the hands of the sheriff, I expect your tobacco is at richmond Seven hogsheads, there is one more Light & part stem part Leaf which I Shall try to sell at Lynchburg as for the wheat, you dessired me to Let M r mitchell