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With regard to the tittle of addressing you, I am from the wood of diffidence at a loss—but I hope the plain apology—will plead & operate as an excuse, unto a Mind impress’d with just sentiments of Honour, and susceptible of the tender feelings of humanity—. Fraught with an ardency, unto a Country, from which I have participated, it’s friendship & favor, I shou’d be wanting in my small scale...
I have the honor to enclose the following papers vizt. 1st. Extract of a letter from the Collector of Sag harbour Long Island on the application of hospital money. The same complaints have occasionally been made by other collectors in those small ports from whence the money has heretofore been drawn to the principal port. It might be a good rule to permit the Collectors of those small ports to...
In the great occupations to which your important station calls you, permit me Sir to request a few moments of your attention to the Subject of this Letter. I feel it incumbent on me to make an Apology for the freedom I take. I am aware even that I may offend in what you may judge an improper interference; yet the Zeal I feel for my Country, the sentiments of republicanism which I profess, my...
La bonté avec laquelle Vous avez bien voulu Vous enquérir, par la lettre dont Vous m’avez honoré le 15 ulto., de l’issue de ma conférence avec Monsieur Livingston, relativement à mon passage sur la fregate qui le portera en France, me fait un devoir de Vous informer qu’il m’en a écrit, de la maniére la plus obligeante, aussitot aprés son retour à New york, et que sa lettre m’a été remise, par...
I some time since had the honor to write to you on the subject of some of the appointments in New York on which you had requested my opinion. I apprehended from what you then said, that Bailey had voluntarily withdrawn , which I now find is not the case but that he still retains some expectations of the office, & is supported in his pretentions by Armstrong. which renders what I now have to...
Your esteemed letter of the 24th. last month I received, and I confess the sentiments therein expressed coeincide with my own: The hearts of our opponent leaders I do not expect to gain, but those of the persons lead by them may be secured by the measures you suggest, and when the principals discover the desertion, prudence & self-interest will induce at least a cessation of their hostilities,...
je prand la Libertee de vous infformer que je Sui de Retour de philadelphie en Cas que vous eussiez qu’elque ordre a me Comuniquer. Jai Convercé avec Mr. Le Maire il est charmé de Bientot avoir L’honneur de vous appartenir il fut immediattement après la Reception de la lettre que je lui Ecrivis avant votre depart; faire les arrengement avec Monsieur Létombe qui lui accordat trente dolare par...
If amidst the numerous and important duties of the high station to which you have been called by the voice of your country, you should ever find leasure to peruse the Pamphlet herewith sent; it will be a circumstance highly gratifying to me: But infinitely more so, should the sentiments which it contains meet with your approbation. With the most profound respect, I am, Sir, Your Most Obdt....
Le Signataire du Memoire ci joint m’a prié de Vous le faire parvenir et de l’appuyer auprès de vous. Je ne me Connais aucun Droit à vous recommander Personne, Et de plus, je Croirais autant manquer à la Vénération que je vous dois, en Cherchant à capter Votre bienveillance, même en faveur d’un de mes amis, dont les prétentions ou les Droits seraient bien fondès, comme je crois l’être ceux de...
Some time after my return home I wrote a letter to Mr. Madison on the subject of the late appointment in this State, in which I gave a pretty full account of what had occurred relative thereto. I shall not trouble you therefore on that head. I will only observe that every day furnishes us with new proofs of the propriety of the opinions contained therein for I really do scarcely know of a...
Sir   It is with great defference that I address Your Excellency on the present occasion but impelled by a wish to serve my Country as well promote My own prosperity & happiness I humbly beg leave to offer myself as a Candidate for a Consular Appointment on the Coast of Barbary—My pretensions are as follow—I was born in the Town of Wallingford of reputable Parents my Education is such as to...
I have been, for several weeks, in one of the western counties of this state near the mountains, where we are building a college . It is so seldom I have had opportunities to send to Augusta for my letters, that yours of the 13th ult has not reached me till this morning. My colleagues Jackson and Taliaferro are almost on the other opposite extremes of the state, it is now so late that I cannot...
I have been honoured with your note of the twenty eighth ulto. enclosing a letter from Mr. Dupont, I have it in contemplation to authorise Mr. Dupont’s Son, to make an experiment on a small quantity, say one hundred weight, of the impure salt petre, by which he will be enabled to set his price for clarifying, pr. hundred, and we shall be better able to decide on the propriety of incuring the...
In this remote Situation I can have but a very imperfect view of the affairs of the great part of the United States, yet I read enough to give me infinite pleasure to see your popularity increases even beyond my very sanguine expectations. In this Country you have always stood without a Rival; those that I have seen on my way from the Seat of Goverment to this place who formerly adheared to Mr...
Doctr. Rose being about to call at Monticello I prefer a conveyance by him to the mail, for the papers herewith inclosed, as I shall thereby be saved the necessity of having a messenger at the Ct. House in time to catch the arrival of the post. I have recd. yours of the 7th. inst. Having been before applied to by a letter from Hembold, on the subject of printing the laws in his German...
Among the numerous recommendations which you daily receive for appointments I beg leave to Step forward in favor of my friend Mr David Easton whose Merits are I know equal to his Misfortunes, and whose talents and integrity are fully commensurate to the duties of the Office he solicits. His necessities have been occasion’d by the late Merciless captures , but notwithstanding by Sacraficeing...
Since my last by a letter from Brown the Navy agent in Boston I have his accont of the condemnation, sale & repairs of the Berceau, excepting the cost which, at present, he is not able to furnish but which he will forward as soon as it is in his power—The words of the instruction are different from what I supposed they were. I supposed them to have been expressed, as Brown considered the...
I have the honor to enclose a letter from the Commissioner of the revenue accompanying proposals for erecting a light house on Falkner’s Island. There are two applicants , Mr Woodward of Connecticut & Mr M’Comb of New York. For the reasons stated in the Commissioner’s & Gen. Huntingdon’s letters, the first named gentleman seems to merit the preference. By the Act of 3d March last, the...
As a total stranger to you an apology is necessary, for intruding with this letter, this I hope you will excuse when I mention I am an Irish Exile. Henry Jackson who probably has the happiness of your acquaintance, formerly of Dublin is my freind, & formerly in Coercisien with me.— I have been bred a Surgeon, If you will, so as its not disagreeable to you, to allow me, either, in Army, or...
I had the pleasure, t’other day to read in the News paper you had left the seat of Goverment for Monticello—permit me to congratulate you on your good health & that you have leisure to pay this Visit, to your friends in Virginia & Enjoy for a moment retirement, & the Salubrious air of your Elevated & charming seat in Albemarle; where if I can possibly leave Richmond—I intend myself the honor...
Mrs. Tudor (the lady of Judge Tudor of Boston) with her son , intending to be at Monticello this evening or tomorrow, I entrust to them the inclosed papers, which will thus reach you a little earlier, than if detained for the mail, by which I shall again write to you. In the mean time I remain Yours most respectfully & affy. RC ( ViU ); endorsed by TJ as received 16 Aug. and so recorded in SJL...
The suspected— King , have absconded, After being taken by the Constable for debt. it also Appears by his plaistering—lately at Mr Dorseys he was—but a very indifft. Workman.—Mr Martin Wanscher the other Plaisterer—his detention has been Occasioned by a disputed a/c with his late employer a Mr Hugh Densley —who unable to pay.—of course unwilling to adjust his a/c Obliged—W. to sue him—and by...
On taking a view of the Business entrusted to us, we are of opinion that with the Money now on hand and the Sums which we may depend on receiving, we shall be able to compleat the several works recommended to us, and to pay the current Expenses of the Year, provided no more than four thousand Dollars shall be expended on the Streets, and no more laid out on the temporary House of...
Your favor of the 7th instt. was received on the 11th, the day after the mail had closed. It arrives here on Tuesday, departs on Monday. You may answer by same mail, but cannot receive answers in less than fortnight. You will receive enclosed, as usual, the list of Warrants; & I also enclose a letter from Mr Doyley & one from W. Jones member of Congress for Philada. The first letter is not...
When I last saw you, I informed you that I had succeeded in communicating the vaccine Pox to one of my Patients. The Day after, I found the Inflammation had entirely disappeared, & that the Matter had in every Instance proved inactive. I hope the Gentleman who inoculated your Family has been successful, and that we may get supplied with recent Matter from him. I daily expect some from...
Your favor of the 14th. is duly received; the mistake of one package which you mention, happened before their arrival here— Mr. G however thought it was a barrel of plaister of paris which was missing—No. 5, & not No. 8, as you suppose—this I hope may still be the case—as the delay in getting that would be less material. The Capt. informed Mr. G. that he received the things from on board...
I have the honor to transmit herewith Abstracts of the Warrants on the Treasury issued by me for the use of the Departments of War and Navy, and the balances remaining on hand, for the Week ending the 15th Inst. I have the honor to be Sir with the highest Consideration & respect your most obt. Servt. RC ( DLC ); in clerk’s hand, signed by Smith; at foot of text: “The President”; endorsed by TJ...
My letters to the Secretary of State will give all the political information which I have, and what I deem it prudent to write. I inclose to you a letter from Mr. Volney on a subject interesting to our country—had I funds I coud acquire Some things which woud be beneficial—that gentleman, and some others have been friendly and usefull—they remember you, who have many friends in this country....
Immediately upon my return from the City of Washington I began the reduction of my Charts to a scale of 8 inches to a mile, which I find will be as small as they can be reduced, and at the same time retain all the waters, and the bends, or crooks of the rivers.—The Mississippi river, and the line will now make one map of about 6 feet, by 5., to which will be added a Chart of the coast of the...
I am this moment favored with your letter of the 14th instt. & although I have little to add to mine of yesterday, will send a few lines by Doctr. Bache. I saw Clay last night; he spoke to me for the first time about office; I threw some general hints about Consulship; but he at once told me that he was not fond of commercial pursuits without which a place of Consul could not be accepted;...
Inclosed herewith are several letters & papers for perusal. Among the former you are troubled with another from Thornton. You will observe that the Declaration of the Master of the British vessel carried into Boston, states only that the Prisoners were French Spanish Danish &c &c. without saying whether they were taken in the French service, or that of their respective countries. This...
I wish it was in my power to give you the information you want, as to a proper person for collector at the port of Hampton; there has been an entire change of inhabitants in that part of the country since I was there. the person that you mention I am unacquainted with. Col. George Booker of that neighbourhood, is the most influential republican in the County of E. City; I shou’d think his...
Knowing that the Comrs. of Washington, were about addressing you on a subject in which I have an Interest, I sent to them a letter, the copy of which I take the liberty to lay before you; as I find they had made up their dispatches before the rect. of the letter. Mr White, the Comr. alluded to, as not Joining in the engagement to the State of Maryland, informs me, that I have mistated his...
I have the honor to inform you, that on Sunday last, the Spanish Consul presented & introduced to me, Citizen Simon Jude Chancognie ; as Agent of the Commissary General’s Department of Commercial Relations, on the part of the French Republic, to this State. The Citizen at the same time presented me, Credentials from Citizen Pichon; copies of which are enclosed, regularly certified under the...
Since the Receipt of your last favor I have delayed Mr: Hanse all I could in the finishing of your Carriage. as I prefered its being in his hands untill near the Time of your return, it may now however be sent for, as soon as you please—in Order that you may receive it spotless, & beautiful as it really now is, I shall direct the outside cover to be tacked under in a way to prevent the Eyes &...
I hope You’l Excuse me for thus intruedeing on You this Second Letter as it arises intirely from A Report that’s circulated in this place of Your beeing taken exstreemly ill on Your Way to Monticello, insomuch that You Where not abel to proseede at all on Your Way, in traceing the fabricated Report I found it Came from Docr. Wiemes of George town, Ive made frequent enquirey’s to find out the...
I have delayed untill the present moment acknowledging the honor of your letter of the 12th Jan. last, from a conviction of the impropriety of all trivial intrusion upon your time, always precious, but now dedicated to duties of the highest importance. However anxious I may be to express a due sense of your condescension, I shall ever guard myself against so impardonable an error. I shall...
Your favor of the 14th I recd. yesterday afternoon, being unacquainted with a proper person to fill the place of Mr Kirby, I applyd to Capt. Robt. Baron , who informd me that mr David Brodie living there, Hampton was a man fitting for the place, mr Brodie I have often noticed as a serious steady man, & from Mr. Barons assurance believe him to be a good man for the purpose. Mr Chisman I know...
The post just going off and appearances of the seal being rather suspicious of having been opend I have inclosed it; this place at present is remarkably healthy, the frequent thunder & rains I believe in a great measure contributes to it. we have no late arivals therefore no news from Europe, the trade is dull & I think will continue for some time, freights are much falling & provisions not...
Mr Andrews after two Messages—sent his Assistant to inform me, the ornaments were securely packed up. in one large Case & 3. middle size Boxes. I prevailed with him to go with them—that very Eveng. (Friday.) or early next morning from the point—to Alexandria in order—if possible—to meet Mr. Wanscher who perhaps had not yet left that port, or—in Case he had left it, to see them shipped on...
We should think an apology very necessary for intruding on your retirement, were we not convinced that your solicitude for the advancement of the City authorizes this Liberty.— In reviewing the objects you were pleased to recommend to our attention, and calculating what has been done, and what is yet to accomplish, we find our means will be inadequate to fulfil the whole of your intentions...
The letter I had the pleasure to write to you the other day , & intended to send by Dr Bache will accompany this. I have little to add & only enclose some papers vizt No. 1 is the answer of Presidt. Bank U.S. to mine enclosing a list of names proposed for Directors here, and the order of the board in relation to the intended establishment of a branch here. No. 2 is the answer of the Collector...
I now send you the book, which you were so good as to lend me; for which you will be pleased to accept my thanks. It would have been returned at an earlier day, had I not put it into the hands of Mr. Wythe. This book has been the occasion of my Committing three faults. I borrowed it without being authorised to ask such a favor: I lent it to a third person, ( sed, clarum et venerabile nomen !)...
I sent you a few days ago by Thomas Kindred the articles contained in the memorandum which I brought down with me—together with 4 dozen chairs which came from Philadelphia. I have received of the James River company on acct. of Mr. Short £76.9.1, of which I have informed Mr. Barnes as usual. The Gunpowder you mention shall be forwarded by the first opportunity. I am Dear Sir Your Very humble...
Le Consul General de S.A.R. Le Prince Regent de Portugal a eu l’honneur de se rendre chez le president des Etats Unis pour presenter ses hommages—Il se propose de se rendre a Lisbonne par congé dans le Cours du mois proxain—S’il peut être utile a quelque chose il será enchanté de recevoir les ordres du President à Philadelphie— The consul general of His Royal Highness the Prince Regent of...
Fully pursuaded of your natural benevolence, & having no cause to doubt of your readiness to put forth your hand to any enterprize that promises well to the interest of the nation, & of mankind; & knowing that evidence of the truth of the things I have offered to you, & may offer, arrises from an accurate regard to the tendency of the measures suggested , & also to the counter effect of...
I have recieved your kind letter by Mr. Dawson, and be assured no man in America rejoices more sincerely than I do at the change of political measures & the happy reconciliation of parties of which it speaks. I do not congratulate you, but my country, on the event of your election. I now indulge myself in the hope that we are not to lose the fruits of former labors, but that we may be wise...
Sometime past I took the liberty to address a line to your Excellency, advising that I would gladly Accept, an office under the Government of the United States, provided there was a Vacancy which in the opinion of my friends I might be Capable of filling; I have now to inform your Excellency that I am about removing to Greenfield Twenty five miles Westerd from hence on a Small estate I have...
At the request of Mr. Matthew L. Davis , I take the liberty to state certain facts & circumstances relative to his employment, conduct and character.— When the Manhattan Company determined to employ a part of their capital in Banking operations, they appointed this gentleman to an Office in their Bank, on the recommendation of several respectable citizens. Being of good capacity and ready...
Mr. Clarke the Son of the late General Clarke of Georgia, an old & celebrated Officer of the late Revolutionary War, being Solicitous of the honor of an introduction to the Chief Majistrate of the Union, in which character he participates with his fellow Citizens of Georgia in viewing you Sir with unfeigned Satisfaction; I take the liberty of recommending him to your attention as a gentleman...