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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...
Letter not found. 4 November 1786. Mentioned in Nicholas Lewis’s letter of 26 November 1786 to JM . Included Walker Maury’s account against Jefferson for the tuition and board of Peter Carr.
[ 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...
In a letter of March 15. from Mr. Jefferson I am requested to communicate to you the result of his application for leave to make a visit to America. The application was made long ago, but never decided on under the old Congress, nor taken up under the present Government till a few days ago. His wish is now complied with and notice that he has leave of absence will be forwith transmitted...
This will be handed you by Judge Wilson, a member of the Supreme federal court, who includes Charlottesville in his present circuit. His name and reputation are sufficiently known to you to render all recommendation unnecessary from me. As I know he will have a pleasure in your acquaintance, and he is worthy yours, I take the liberty of giving him this line of introduction to you. He will make...
Mr. Randolph and my daughters being to remain at Monticello, are to be furnished with whatever the plantations will furnish, to wit, corn, fodder, wheat, what beeves there may be, shoats, milch cows, fire-wood to be cut by the plantation negroes, and brought in by the mule-cart or ox-cart. Tom or Phill to go to mill for the house as usual. They are to have also the use of the house-servants,...
Congress have resolved to rise the day after tomorrow and if nothing unforeseen happens, I think I may be at Monticello from the 1st. to the 8th. or 10th. of September, where I hope to remain a month. I have this day written to Mr. Brown of Richmond to send up some necessaries for which I shall have occasion during my stay. We must once more trouble our neighbors on the score of beds. If the...
While I acknowledge that all power is derived from the people, and that the Federal Government has been instituted for their happiness, I cannot but unite in the attachment expressed by the freemen of Albemarle to the Constitution of the U. States. Harmony with foreign Nations is a blessing which we ought to prize & to cherish; & from a desire of cultivating it the proclamation was issued....