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Your REPLY to the merchants of the respectable City of New-Haven has just come to hand—Your boasted majority who are they. why Negro’s or what in New England are there cattle as the majority by whom you have been chosen. as you will see dele[…] in a peice in a late centinel of this town?—Let your Vengence of which you intimate as much fall on this spirited town. the first to avenge its...
The importance of the Militia I trust will be duly appreciated by an administration that is unfriendly to a Standing military force. I have for 3 years laboured to improve their discipline and with some little success—but not in a degree proportionate to the importance of the object. The Laws have been in many respects defective and though lately revised, come far short of perfection. I had...
In consequence of your friendly assurances of examining into the merits of my claim, respecting certain alterations in the Plans of the City, from the first location thereof; I have in the accompanying Memorial endeavoured to state the same, with the corroborating facts I sensibly feel your polite, and ready attention to the subject, and doubt not but I shall receive every redress which the...
The Secretary of the Treasury, respectfully submits to the President the following Facts and Observations on the subject of the Laws, providing for the Collection of internal Revenues .— By the existing Regulations, the United States are, for the purpose of collecting internal Revenues, divided into sixteen Districts, each State forming one District, with the Exception of the District of Ohio,...
Since I had the honor of waiting upon you this morning Mr. Madison has Inform’d Mr Erving on my behalf that he had left a blank Commission, & that if I chose it might be fill’d up with the Consulate of Morlaix or Calais, either of which he suppos’d I might hold without any prejudice to the hope of my Establishment In the Isle of france, & In the expectation even very soon of a removal to some...
By yours of the 12th mentioning a former letter which I have since had the honor of receiving, I was put into a state of some anxiety. The one of the 11th from some circumstance or another did not come to hand untill several days after the one of a later date. It is said by the Worcester post-Office tht. it went on to Boston & afterwards came back. On its reception, not suspecting it had been...
The unwarrantable Freedom which I now take, in the very singular, (and prehaps unprecedented) method of addressing You, tho’ in the most exalted station, which a Grateful and magnanimous people can place you—I humbly desire you to forgive,—nor can I doubt of the generous readiness, with which your complyance, will honour the urgent request, and especially when the cause of this application,...
Believing from various Information, that a Change in the office of the Collector of this Port is a Measure decided on by you; upon that Conviction alone, I beg leave to lay before you my application for that office and to solicit your favorable Decision thereon. I must confess that it is with Hesitation & great Deference I approach you on this Business—knowing & feeling as I do, the painful...
Although I have not been in the habit of Troubling You or any Other person who has better and more important business to attend to than my Nonsence perhaps it may with propriety be Called Yet in this instance I have taken that liberty—The object of this letter is to comminicate to You an Oppinion I have for some time entertained though Never Communicated to any person before in Order to be...
Mrs: Tudor intending to pass through the City of Washington on her way to the Springs in Berkeley County Virginia permit me to recommend her to your Friendly Notice and Attention—She is the Wife of Judge Tudor of Boston a Gentleman of much respectabillity and steady adherent to the virtuous Principles of our Revolution & his good Lady possesses the same Sentiment in an immenent Degree—She will...
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 17th: June, accompanied with sundry papers from the Naval department; And, whenever any French Consul or Commercial Agent repairs to this place, I shall request him to hasten the discharge of the French prisoners here: unless, you should otherwise direct. I am also favored with your dispatches of the 15th: July ; and feel myself...
I have the honor to enclose a statement of the monies collected on account of the marine hospitals from when the law began to operate to the 31st of March 1801, showing also the disbursements made for the relief of sick seamen during the same period by the Agents appointed for that purpose, & the unexpended balances remaining on the last mentioned day in hands of said Agents or of the...
I enclose the hospital money statement which ought to have accompanied my letter of this morning, and add a letter, on the subject of repairs of Gosport hospital, received from the Collector of Norfolk who acts as Agent. I really do not know out of what fund the repairs can be paid. I forgot to mention that a blank commission will be wanted for Inspector of the internal revenues for the Survey...
The enclosed was delivered to me open this evening by Colo. Burr. It encloses an open letter for Mr Madison ; but the whole in fact is designed for you. I had not heard that Mr Lewis the new Marshal had offered to resign. If it is thought proper that he should & he has not offered to do it, I will, if you approve of it, write to Doctor Vaughan, on the grounds of public utility, advising that...
Samuel H. Smith presents his respectful compliments to Mr. Jefferson, and sends, accompanying this note, the Bee sent to S.H.S. from the Post office thro’ mistake, and the French Calender which ought to have been returned long since. The only apology S.H.S. can offer for this conflict is the having sent it on the very day on which Mr. Jefferson last left the city for Monticello, and its being...
the unfortunate person who Does himself the honor to adress Your excellencey, solicits if Agreeable to your honor, some little office in the government service. such as a weigher and gauger, or any thing better which your excellencey wou’d be pleasd to bestow, or recommend to the Collector of this port. what gives me Confidence to make this application arises from the following Circumstances...
Presuming the press of business would render it inconvenient for you to grant me a personal interview, I take this method of soliciting your attention—Men of information have frequently advanced it as their opinion, that so respectable a portion of the population of the United States as the Germans consist of, ought to have more attention paid them by government, on the score of diffusing...
richiede, e che non è possibile di ottenere qualora si voglion dire delle verità. Dalle correzioni fattevi colla penna. Ella concepirà, che, a motivo del necessario segreto, non potei averne le prove per correggerle. Il Capn. Ramsdell partì finalmente da Napoli, dopo subìti altri cattivi trattamenti, conforme faranno sentire (credo io) al Governo i Proprietari del carico spedito qua da...
Enclosed you will recieve an estimate of the taxes formerly imposed by the Commonwealth of Virginia, on that part of the District of Columbia included within the county of Alexandria . the statement is procured from the Clerk of our Court who I supposed possessed the best information on the subject, I must beg your permission to return half the money sent me for the horse nettings as I shall...
If the subject of this Letter should be deemed improper that impropriety would be increased by giving you the trouble of reading an Apologie. It is probable that a young gentleman in Boston, Mr Charles Bulfinch has the honour of being known by you for I think I heard him say that he had been at your house in Paris on his return from Italy. Mr Bulfinch is the only son of Dr. Bulfinch of Boston...
This will be handed you by Adam Gordon Esqr, a gentleman I have been intimately acquainted with ever Since my return from London. he expects to establish himself at the Natches, in the Messisipi Terretory, and would be hapy in rendering the government any Services in his power, he has been informed that there are appointments shortly to be made in that Territory, for which I have no doubt he...
Peter Tinsley, the brother of the officer , concerning a demand against whom i took the liberty to write a letter to thee not long since, apprehends, that the letter may make some impression thy mind unfavourable to the officer, and may produce a suspicion in others of some unjustifiable conduct in captain Tinsley. this i write for the purpose of declaring that i know of no such conduct; and...
Encouraged, great & good Sir, by the character you sustain of being accesible to all of your fellow Citizens, I take the liberty of obtruding myself upon your precious time, to offer you my homage, & to assure you of the sentiments of veneration & respect with which I have been inspired by your wise, virtuous, & popular administration. The People of America would have gained but little by...
J’ai reçu la lettre dont Vous avez bien voulu m’honorer le 15 du mois dernier, en réponse à la mienne du 11 précédent. Monsieur Bingham devant partir incessamment, Le Maire est venu me dire, avant hier, à mon arrivée de New york, qu’il acçepte l’honneur de Vous servir à trente dollars par mois, son voyage d’ici à Washington à vos frais. il pourra se rendre, dans quinze Jours ou trois Semaines,...
I beg leave to return my thanks for the Letter you were so good as to forward me from my Brother, some short time ago— I am sorry you shd. have thought it necessary to give me any explanation respecting the Seal— Even had I not conceived of you far more highly than of the best of Characters, I shd., not have thought of ascribing the Circumstance to any other than the Cause assigned by you—and...
Vaccine matter on the tooth-pick taken July 31.st. in the evening. The thread taken at the same time.—The two plates of glass, which he have covered with lead is just come to hand from Dr. Jenner being taken May 19th. in London. Two other plates containing some of the virus taken at the same time has been proved to be perfectly active. It adheres to the glass like gum. water, warm steam, or a...
Some time ago I took the liberty of sending you a copy of our last year’s Register —It was put under the care of a young Gentleman, who promised to have it delivered at the Presidential house as he passed thro’ Washington— Two reasons made me hesitate in writing to you along with the Book —I was apprehensive lest you should think that I wished to force myself upon your notice—and, I was...
I take the liberty to adress a few lines to you, to inform you my unhappy situation, and my suffrings, and no doubt my worthy President can not help to feel for me. I am a Native of Amsterdam emigrated to France, till we marched to Holland again were I received several wounds when we Batavians entered into Holland, as I had a little property of my own as merchant made severel voyages to...
—free from the pressing Cares of Government I hope you may enjoy at last sir […] [the sweets] of Domestic happiness—without [allay]. —The master of the sloop with whom I intrusted your packages of groceries, and 5 lbs. plaister of Paris—from hence to Alexandria intended for the Sloop Abigal & Rebecca from there to Richmond as the latter had left Alexandria the Evening before—was so obliging as...
I enclose a letter this day received from St. Th. Mason in relation to South Carolina politics. My impression had been, on that subject, altogether different from yours, as I thought I had understood it from Mr Pinckney that immediate changes were necessary, whilst you conceived them improper for near two years. I concluded that I had been mistaken; but this letter again revives my suspicion...
This Letter is intended to be handed to you by Mr. John Huger a friend of mine & a respectable Inhabitant of this State. he is gone from hence to Rhode-Island on Account of his Health & proposes returning by Land to Carolina, taking the City of Washington in his Way—He has requested that I would remind you of our Acquaintance in the years 1776, 77, & 78, when we attended Congress—I do it with...
On the 2d of June, I took the liberty of writeing you by Post, some account of the conversation that I had with Mr Boudinot, and others, at the mint, in consequence of the letter you favoured me with, among other things I informed you, that Mr Voight said, that each Dollar had to go through thirty two proceses before it was ready to receive the impression from the Die, and that it took thirty...
In continuation of the letter which I took the liberty to write to you from Altona of, I think, the 17th. of January last, I have now to inform you that my will deposited in the hands of Messrs. Coutts & Co. remains unaltered, and should any accident happen to me between this and America, I entreat you, as my sole Executor in America, to demand from Mr. Bonnet, Notary Public in this City,...
Your friendly Letter of the 13th. of last Month, I had the honor to receive, on the 1st. Instant, accompanied with a Letter from the Secretary of State, enclosing me a Commission, as Governor of the Mississippi Territory.—I acknowledge with Gratitude, my Obligations to you, for this high proof of Confidence and Esteem, and, I trust, that every Act of my public Life, will evince my great...
Je vous envoye par Mr. Duane, la morale de Jesus-Christ & des Apôtres , édition de Didot ; cet ouvrage manquoit à votre Collection des Moralistes anciens, pour qu’elle fut complete, lorsque j’eus l’honneur de vous voir à Philadelphie. S’il vous convient vous le Garderez, sinon Mr. Duane me fera l’amitié de me le rapporter; le prix en est de 250 Cts. J’attends par les premiers bâtimens qui...
you may think it strange when you Receive these lines pardon me Sir if it be offince you must constrew it to the ancity I have for you wellfare fo we the people of Washington county feel our Selves So happy under your administration that the name of Jefferson Echoes through the state we are ready to say that god has blest us with another Washington we Ever pray that God may bless all your...
Mr Yznardi, the Elder is thus far on his Way to Washington to pay you his Respects, his State of Health will not permit him to go further—I shewed him your letter he will Accept with pleasure the Consulate &c its Duties untill there shall be a general Peace, again which time he expects he Can settle all American Claims for French Capt[ures] now under his Management—He no longer supports his...
Knowing as I do the worth of the Person that will deliver you this, I cannot resist the impulse I feel in writing to you by him— Mr Clay has been intimately known to this Family from an Infant and has invariably sustain’d the best Character. his intimacy with my Son Benjamin who had the highest opinion of his Integrity and who knew him thoroughly, taught us his Value—the knowledge of his being...
I yesterday received from Philadelphia a Bill of Lading for your chairs , which I have this day forwarded to Messrs Gibson & Jefferson at Richmond—I have thought it proper to forward this information, in order that the first opportunity of getting them to Monticello may be embraced I have the honor to be with the greatest esteem Sir Your Hble Svt RC ( MHi ); endorsed by TJ as received 13 Aug....
Je m’empresse de Vous informer que Rapin m’a remis, avant hier, la lettre dont Vous m’avez honoré le 29 ulto. Mais Vous aurez vû, par celle que J’ai eu l’honneur de Vous écrire le premier du courant, qu’il a trouvé ici cette besogne faite et que des arrangemens, définitifs et conformes à vos vües, avoient été pris deux jours auparavant avec Le Maire. Ils sortent tous deux de chez moi où ils...
I receiv’d a Letter by the Mail from the Secretary of State—Informing me of your offer of the Marshalls place to me—I have prevaild. with Two young men to Undertake the riding —And will accept the Appointment—Should you think proper to forward the Commission—Or notify me—It will be necessary for me to Go to Williamsburgh to Qualify. I will apply for the Commission on my Way—Permit me to...
J’ai reçû et lû, avec émotion, avec attendrissement, avec gratitude, la dépêche dont Vous avez bien voulu m’honorer le 27 ulto. Elle fera le bonheur de ma vieillesse. Elle me sera la recommandation la plus honorable auprès de mon Gouvernement. Elle m’est un brevet pour l’immortalité. Je n’ai point encore reçu la dépêche de Monsieur le Sécrétaire d’Etat que Vous daignez m’annoncer. Peut être...
I take the liberty to offer for your perusal and amusement the enclosed effusion of anti-republican malice . It is a true specimen of the present temper of the party in Connecticut.—The mass of the People begin to discern the danger which they have escaped, & to resort to the republican standard; but the work of reformation will be slow.—The priesthood are armed against us with all the powers...
Humanity, more than self interest, dictates this letter; I hope, therefore, you will excuse the freedom taken by a stranger occupying but an humble walk in the world—I write but because my respect for an aged, grey-headed Father, overpowers my diffidence in addressing the Chief Executive of the United States— My father (now about 70 years of age) was a poor man ;—but he was not destitute of...
The chief Clerk of the department of State having this morning shewn to me a Letter from mr Thorton requesting the Executive to order the departure of the English Ship that has been brought into the port of Boston by certain French Citizens, I consider it proper to communicate to you my Opinion thereon. My numerous and pressing engagements will not allow me to go into an extensive discussion...
Muy Señor mio, y de todo mi Respecto Como dije á V.E en mi Ultima me puse en Camino el 27 del pasado, con el Ansia de Visitarlo, y despedirme, pero por mi delicadesa, u por Accidentes, no Conprehensibles Recay en esta muy Malo, donde Aviendome Visto, el General Smith me Inpuso de la reprehencible Conducta de mi Hijo, mas por estenso y de su Miserable Situasion, poniendome en la precision de...
I have the honor to transmit sundry papers in relation to David Hopkins imprisoned at the suit of United States for non-payment of a penalty. and a copy of my letter on that subject to Mr. Freneau who transmitted them. As he has mistaken the proper tribunal to whom he should have applied, & no relief can be obtained unless it be by a pardon, the papers are submitted to your consideration. It...
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,...
To enable me to comply with your request respecting Samuel Davidsons claim , I have re-examined all the papers in the Commissioners Office relative to that case, and find that his claim rests solely on a supposition that L’Enfants Plan is the proper Plan of the City; that it received its confirmation by the transmission thereof to Congress; In respect to which President Washington , in his...
I have already dispatched Original & duplicates each, of the inclosed letters & a/c in Philada. and transmitted duplicate thereof for your [government?]. —Some few days since both the plaisterers called on me, respecting their intended Journey. the small Man (for I do not recollect his Name) was very urgent to set out immediately ⅌ land. the other proposed—going ⅌ water to Richmond—in the...