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When I felt it incumbent upon me to address your Excellency the 5th. ultimo. agreeably to the Copy inclosed—I considered the privelege of Shipping Molasses in American Bottoms, to be under an Act of Parliament. But I learnt immediately after, that it was under the Governors proclamation, consequent of an Act, permitting certain enumerated articles to be exported in American vessells.   The...
Yours of the 16th. has been recd. It is not improbable that there will be an early occasion to send for public purposes, a ship to G. B. & France; & that Norfolk will be the port of Departure. I recommend therefore that your plow be lodged there as soon as may be, with the proper instructions to your Agent. It may not be amiss to include in them a discretion to forward the plow to any other...
I thank you sincerely for your three letters of 19 th 22 d & 23 d ins t all of which I have shewn to our friends in the senate. The University Bill is now before the Senate & will be acted on in a day or two. I confess I differ with you as to its importance & character. We do not here care in the least for the Proviso giving to the Gen l Assembly the power of revocation. You know the...
I have about Six Ton Plastar to grind, I suppose the tole More profitable then Corn, as I am a constant customer to Your Mill, & intend continueing so, I hope You will favour me, with the permission of letting Your Millar grind my Plastar, tomorrow or any day that may be Convenient soon, I have likewise preserved the Cobbs from three hundred barrells Corn which I have sent to Richm d And if...
Mr Barry wishes the articles mentioned in the inclosed memdm. to be sent by, Davey. if he can bring them, as he is doubtfull they could not be got of as good a quality in Richmond as they can of Doctor Ott, he wishes them to be packed in a water tight box.—I am glad you have orderred lead for the weights it will answer much better than iron.—I expect what things of yours are at Richmond will...
I have the honour to enclose copies of two letters from Mr. Francis Abrahams relative to the conveyance of the conveyance of the mail between Coweta and New Orleans. Mr. Granger left Washington on Saturday last. With much respect I am sir your obedient DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
J’aurois Répondu plutot à la Lettre que vous m’avés fait l’honneur de m’écrire, sans ma Santé qui n’est pas aussi bonne que celle de M. Francklin; car je vois par sa signature au bas du titre que vous avés eu la bonté de m’envoyer, qu’il se porte très bien. J’écrirai incessament à cet illustre président de la société philosophique amèricaine, pour le prier de recevoir et de faire agréer à ces...
Agreeably to your permission, I enclose a list of the Directors of the Bank of the U.S.—. In obtaining it, I found more difficulty than I expected; which is the reason of it’s not having been forwarded by last mail. I have written to Philada. to engage the good-officers of the following Gentlemen, old Friends of 1777. I forgot to insert them in the proper place. They are Wm. & Edw. Tilghman,...
In consequence of your note , I have waited on Mr. Michaux. He assures me, that he will relinquish all thoughts of his journey to South-Carolina, and that he will engage in his scheme, as soon as you think proper. He seems much pleased with the prospect of having so valuable a guide, to Kaskaskia , as the one you have pointed out, and will be happy to have an opportunity of conversing with the...
[ L’Orient, 25 May 1787 . Recorded in SJL as received at Paris 11 June 1787. Not found.]
J’ai eu l’honneur de vous écrire avec plus d’étendue que je ne puis le faire aujourd’hui en réponse à votre précieuse Lettre du 2 May. J’espere que votre Prudence pourra continuer de prolonger, sinon l’êtat d’une bonne intelligence complette et qui ne dépend pas de vous avec l’Europe, du moins celui d’une absence d’hostilités, qui vous laissera le loisir de mettre votre Patrie en sureté contre...
Mr Nourse waits for official information of the day on which possession of New Orleans was obtained for the purpose of filling the blanks left in the certificates of the date from which they are to bear interest. Will you have the goodness to send him a memorandum to that effect by the bearer, as I have no evidence of the fact but a Natchez news paper— Respectfully Your obedt. Servt. [ Reply...
J’ai eu l’honneur de vous adresser, par le courrier d’hier matin, le dernier des livres que vous aviez demandés. Vous trouverez ci- inclus mon compte par lequel il vous est du une balance de 4.50 que je tiendrai à votre disposition. Je regrette beaucoup de n’avoir pu réussir à vous procurer une bible convenable. L’histoire de la philosophie par Enfield ne Se trouve point du tout à Philadelphie...
My good Husband has call’d upon me for Some Letters, written to me by my Son, when he was last in Paris, in 1815 in which he gives me a particular account of the Family of Count de Tracy and of the circumstances which introduced him to their acquaintance. Beleiving that it will give you pleasure to become acquainted with this happy Domestic Circle, I readily embrace this opportunity of...
In consequence of a disolution of partnership, it has become necessary to close all the accounts of the concern, in order to a final settlement with the partners, and as it is uncertain when you will be in the Forest, I enclose a copy of your account, together with a Bond for the amount, which you will please execute & return as early as convenient, Mr Yancey has examined the acc t & says it...
I am glad my Dear Grand papa expresses approbation at my writing about little things as I always shall have enough to say to you in my letters. I shall be much obliged to you for the pen it will be very convenient and usefull to me as I have a great deal of writing to do pray in your next inform me what it is made of I guess it is glass. I shall certainly read Madame de Sevignè’s letters. I...
The petition of Archibald Gardner; most respectfully represents: That your petitioner, is at present confin’d, in the Prison of Washington County, District of Columbia; & has been, ever Since the 22nd. of May last.   That in July Term last, Your petitioner was tried, for Assault & Battery, before the Court of the Said District, then Sitting in this City, and was fin’d One Dollar, & ordered to...
I have delayed my reply to your favour of March 22d. in order to inform myself more fully respecting some of the heads of your inquiry— My acquaintance with Dr Barnwell commenced about a year & a half since, in consequence of a communication he made to the A.P.S., which was ordered to be published, but was lost by the Printer. He has since then sometimes visited me, & conversed respecting...
After a very favorable passage, we landed at this Garrison on Sunday last; and the next day proceeded with all the dispatch and diligence in our power to unpack the different articles of public property left here by the late Mr. Thos. Barclay, and to select such as might be proper for the object you propose. We have not as yet made such progress as to enable me to give you the result. I have...
The Remonstrance of the Subscribers Republicans, Owners and Masters of Vessels, and other citizens of the city of Hudson in the County of Columbia & State of New york respectfully sheweth That they have with much regret been informed that an Attempt is about to be made to remove Henry Malcolm Esqr from the office of Collector of the Customs for the Port of Hudson and to have Moses Younglove...
The purport of this is from a solicitation which your Man Moses was desirous I should make known to you, of my removing the 1st. of October next to the State of Kentuckey on the Ohio River five miles from the junction of the Cumberland River, I am persuaded that there is a very great regard and esteem existing with Moses his wife, and my wish is, for them to be accommodated by some method of...
[ Charlottesville ], “ Ce Mardi après midi ” [ 18 Sep. 1792? ]. He encloses a letter from Mme. Bellanger and the one received from Mr. Homassel. He also sends a new letter for Mr. Homassel which seems more concise and analogous to the subject than the one he delivered to TJ this morning. RC ( MHi ); 1 p.; in French; partially dated; docketed by TJ. The letter from Plumard de Bellanger has not...
I pass’d some melancholly months here, occasion’d by my poor wife’s long illness and death, and since I had the misfortune to loose her, my daughter was in a low state of health; my sufferings made a recluse of me and prevented my taking the liberty of paying my respects from time to time to Your Excellency, on whom I had that of calling yesterday to thank you for all the trouble you were...
The Speech of the Marpock the great war chief of the Poutawatamy nation of Indians To the President of the united States Father I the great warrior of your children the Poutawatamy nation of Indians take you by the Hand and selute you and am happy that I have arived at your great Council fire. I was requested by your agent at Fort Wayne to come and se you. This request I willingly complyed...
Yours of the 16th: reached me last evening, with its several enclosures. The three checks on the V a Bank from the Bursar of the University were duely paid, amounting to $1781.57., & I will forthwith proceed to execute your wishes by purchasing a bill on London for the nett sum of $1644, the first of which, together with your letter to M r Williams, shall go by the next ship to London or...
I would have reproched myself for not having writen to you as regularly as you had desired I Should were it not for Circumstances to which you will I doubt not attribut this Seeming neglect in approving of the considerations which made me give the whole of my time to forwards as much as possibly could be the busines I had to performe. Great as were my Endeavour to that End it Steel remained...
Having resided thirteen Months in Bermuda and being about to return to that Island, probably to stay some years I am induced to trouble your Excellency with the annexed Certificate and to indulge in the hope of your Excellency appointing me Commercial Agent to that place I have the honor to be Sir With the greatest respect Your mst obt Sert DNA : RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and...
I have rec d Your favour of today, respecting cabbages & I am very sorry to inform You that those made hear are more indifferent then I evar new them. Yet such as they are, shall be sent to You with much pleasure. a sample is sent by the boy. & next week more shall be sent if nothing prevents. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
I think it my duty to acknowledge the receipt of your letter , enclosing the small Maps . Your favorable Opinion of my Abilities, merits my most sincere thanks: and, approbation coming from so respectable a source, and from one, so capable of ascertaining true worth, adds not a little to my Vanity. Geographical drawings have been my eager pursuit and ambition to excel, almost from my infancy:...
I arrived here last Sunday, and finding both the Vice President & DeWitt Clinton out of town, was obliged to rely principally on Mr. Sanford for the appointment of Marshal. A man perfectly competent &, in every respect, proper, Mr Montagnie was first selected but refused the appointment. Peter Curtenius appeared, amongst those who were proposed, the next best, and has accordingly received the...