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Your favor of 19. ult: with Pollies of the same date only reached us last night. My letters I am convinced must not unfrequently be as slow in geting to you: how this happens, sometimes, I have just discovered, and will take care to prevent it from that cause in future. Our postmaster closes the mail for Richmond at no certain hour, alltho, he has given out, that it will be dispatched allways...
I am honored with your letter of the 15th. current, and have instructed Captain Saunders accordingly. The Secretary of War directed that all dispatches of importance, received in his absence, should be immediately transmitted to you, without being first forwarded to himself. I am with perfect respect and esteem, Sir Your Ob: Sevt DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I have received your favour of 5th. inst. inclosing 590$, which I have deposited in the bank of this place, subject to the order of Mrs Dangerfield & of Miss Sarah Dangerfield, in the proportions directed by you. I remain with the greatest respect & Esteem yr. O MHi : Coolidge Collection.
You will receive enclosed a Draft drawn by Perry for £100. with interest payable by monthly instalments beginning with May. This he says will not interrupt his work, nor break in upon the funds necessary for carrying it on Yrs &c ViU .
If the Letters, which I took the liberty lately to request your attention to, are not forwarded to Italy, I beg you will return them to me; as I have just heard a report that the Mercht., to whom the Bills are made payable, has failed. I therefore deem it prudent, if not too late, to have them altered by the drawer. With high respect I am your most obedt. Servt. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I was highly gratified by your favor of the 13 th Ult o from Poplar Grove . Laudari a laudato is a real satisfaction—your observations comprise in a small compass all that has been written on the important subject: the remark that selfishness is the impulse of the individual & that moral feelings are excited by another or more, simplifies all that I have endeavored to prove— few have read my...
hearing that the enclosed Phamplet, has met with the approbation of the Friends of your Administration; in Washington. and that it has not been printed there,—I take the liberty to inclose you a Copy being with respect & high Consideration your most Obedient hum Sert DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Promotions in the Navy of the United States shall take place by Seniority or by appointment in the following proportions Viz: Captains, Masters Commandants, and Lieutenants shall be appointed one Half by Seniority and one half by the Choice of the President who in the exercise of such Choice will be altogether influenced by considerations of the respective professional merits of the several...
[ Richmond?, before 15 May 1781 . Extract of a letter from Henry Young to William Davies, Richmond, 15 May 1781 (Vi; printed in CVSP, ii , 96–7): “I propos’d to the Governor to order twelve militia men from hanover to assist in removing the Cannon. I have received no answer. Recourse must be had to hire, which is difficult and expensive.” Young’s letter, if the proposal was a written one, has...
Agreeable to the request of the honl. John Milledge Esq. we herewith forward You a parcel of Benne Seed, which we wish Safe to hand—This is the first opportunity of conveyance with which we have been favored, since we recd Mr Ms. instructions, or we should have been happy to have forwarded the said parcel at a much earlier period—We have the honour to be very Respectfully Your Excellencies...