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Th. Jefferson salutes Dr. Jones with friendship and encloses him an additional letter in behalf of Rob. C. Page. he is certain that his claims as well as those of Edward Lloyd Lomax cannot be better placed than under the patronage of Dr. Jones, with whom the merit of their fathers & families will have a just weight, when all other considerations are equal. an anxiety that the higher officers...
I have discovered that in copying my letter to you of the 2 d inst. I omitted a sentence, which contained a fact so important in the character of Gen l Washington that my conscience will not permit me to leave the letter let it go uncorrected. the sentence is written on the inclosed scrip of paper , and is to follow the word ‘remembrance’ pa. 4. l.15. of the letter. I have so written it on...
Your favor of Nov. 25. reached this place Dec. 21. having been near a month on the way. how this could happen I know not. as we have two mails a week both from Fredericksburg and Richmond . it found me just returned from a long journey and absence during which so much business had accumulated, commanding the first attentions, that another week has been added to the delay. I deplore with you...
I was already almost in the act of mounting my horse for a short excursion home, when your favor of the 14th. was put into my hands. I stop barely to acknolege it, and to thank you for your kind congratulations, and still more for your interesting observations on the course of things. I am sensible how far I should fall short of effecting all the reformation which reason would suggest and...
I recieved duly your favor of the 19 th Ult. & I salute you with all antient & recent recollections of friendship. I have learned with real sorrow that circumstances have arisen among our executive counsellors which have rendered foes those who once were friends. to themselves it will be the source of infinite pain & vexation & therefore chiefly I lament it, for I have a sincere esteem for...
I learn from Mr. Cutts, that in a Chancery suit brought agst. him by a Creditor, I am to be made a party. Having been very successful throughout my life in keeping clear of litigated transactions I am very anxious to avoid such an one, as that now threatened; and cannot but hope, when the Creditor perceives the manifest inutility of pressing me into the suit, he will not persist in his...
Letter not found. 1 May 1796. Acknowledged in Jones to JM, 15 May 1796 . Discusses congressional politics; forwards printed copies of debates in Congress.
Letter not found. 9 March 1794. Acknowledged in Jones to JM, 25 Mar. 1794 . Informs Jones that the success of JM’s resolutions on commercial discrimination has become doubtful.
I have recd. the answer you have been so good as to prepare to the Bill in Chancy. which makes me a party. I know not that in a sound construction there is any part of the answer not reconciliable with the state of facts; but that you may the better judge, I take the liberty of submitting the following Statement; being conscious of the perfect fairness of my intentions throughout, and anxious...
Letter not found. 12 July 1789. Acknowledged in Jones to JM, ca. 25 July 1789 . Indicates JM’s willingness to correspond with Jones concerning legislative matters.
Letter not found. Ca. 15 October 1801. Acknowledged in Jones to JM, 31 Oct. 1801 , and probably written after JM’s return to Washington on 11 Oct. Inquires as to whereabouts of slave Plato.
I have duly recd. your favor of the 26th. and by the same mail, the prepared Answer to Mr. Edmondson’s Bills forwarded thro’ Mr Cutts. I am much obliged Sir by the considerate & acceptable view which the answer takes of the circumstances which connected me with the subject in controversy. I should have been content, if desired by Mr. Cutts with one less minute, leaving further explanations, if...
Letter not found. 28 February 1790. Acknowledged in Jones to JM, 25 Mar. 1790 . Reports recent illness.