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I take the liberty of inclosing to you a resolution of council requesting you to carry into execution the desire of Congress as to the settlement of Colo. Wood’s accounts. I am with much respect & esteem Gent. Your most obedt. humble servt. RC ( ViU ); addressed: “Doctr. Walker John Walker Nicholas Lewis esqrs. Albemarle.” For the enclosure and the events leading up to the appointment of the...
[ Annapolis, 9 May 1784 . Entry in SJL reads: “N. Lewis. Inclosing power of Attorney. 1. Debts. 2. Improvements. 3. Lands and negroes. Buchanan to receive letters &c. for me.” Letter not found, but for a copy of enclosure, see following document.]
[ Boston, 1 July 1784 . Entry in SJL reads: “N. Lewis Sell Raleigh, Odin, chariot—Bob chuse master—P. and D. Carr—improve ground in park for fruit trees—wood zone—grass in steep fields Monticello—sarsaparilla, Seneca rattlesnake root, ginseng to Mr. St. John.” Not found; entry is at bottom of page in SJL and last line almost illegible.]
[ Paris, 11 Nov. 1784 . Entry in SJL reads: “N. Lewis. Country along Seine—abjection of people—war in Europe—pears, goose berries, apricots better; cherries and grapes equal: peaches, nectarines, apples, strawberries, raspberries inferior to ours—Anthony to graft Balyal’s peaches, white, red, and yellow plumb and the fine soft and supply vacancies now and future. To take up such peach trees as...
[ Paris, 11 May-3 June 1785 . Entry in SJL reads: “N. Lewis. Recommending Doradour. My appointment. Not keep long. Have porticos covered with shed roof. Take care of stuff sawed. Key to send me annually his cash account-send two cones of Cedar of Lebanon. Anthony to plant them in a nursery. Anthony to write me a full state of his proceedings since I left home. Send some trifles to Mrs. L....
I wrote you last on the 11th. of May 1785. by Monsieur de Doradour. We have never heard a tittle of him, which has placed his family in the greatest inquietudes. I infer his safe arrival in Virginia from information sent me by Mr. Madison of the receipt of a book which I had sent by him. I communicated this circumstance to Madame de Doradour, but if you can give me a particular account of his...
I was called here about six weeks ago on public business, and am now again within three or four days of my departure for France. All attempts to induce this nation to enter into such arrangements as may place our commerce on equal terms, are absolutely fruitless. This is now decided. They think they can have our trade on their own terms. They rely that the Southern states will never interest...
I have duly received your favors of March 14. and July 16. My last to you was of Apr. 22. from London. I am obliged to you for the particular account you give me of my affairs, and the state of the cash account made out by the steward. His articles however were generally so shortly expressed as to be quite unintelligible to me. Of this kind are the following. To James Foster and Benjamin...
In my letter of Dec. 19. 1786. I informed you that, as you had supposed in your’s of March 14. that the balance of bonds and profits of the estate to that time would pay all the debts then known to you except my sister Nancy’s, I was desirous of laying our shoulder seriously to the paiment of Farrell & Jones’s, and McCaul’s debts; that I should make propositions to them on that subject: I did...
I wrote you last on the 29th. of July. It appeared probable at that time that the affairs of Holland would involve Europe in war. They have become more difficult since, and to render this issue still more inevitable war has been actually declared by the Turks against the Russians, and that under such circumstances as render all accomodation hopeless. How the powers of Europe will arrange...