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Our personal acquaintance having been hitherto cursory I can claim no great Share of a correspondence, necessarily and very deservedly so extensive as yours. Your public Conduct, and the Intervention of our private & common Freinds have fixt you high in my Esteem, and I am persuaded that we are very intimately united, in our dispositions to exert our respective Talents & opportunities in...
I was favoured a few days ago, with your Letter of the 12th. of July, which evinced the just prospect I had entertained and expressed, of your correspondence. The inestimable Rights & Interests, subject to your Custody or discussion, naturally fill a mind, warmly interested in their fate, & remote from the source of Intelligence, with an Anxiety, that longs for the Relief of Information, and...
Your Letter of the 18th. augt. found me so engaged in the usual Employment during our Autmn, that I have never had time to express my acknowlegements to you. The inestimable value of civil Liberty, like the gems, the precious metals, and fertile fields of the Earth, has ever made them the Common objects of robbery & usurpation—it is unfortunate that the first, tho infinitely most precious, is...
I have had Such advantage from our past correspondence, as to make it my Interest and Inclination to acknowledge it, and at the Same time to assure you of the pleasure I shall take in the renewal of it, So far as is perfectly convenient to you. We have as yet heard very little of the proceedings of your present Session, tho we doubt not that the most interesting Subjects will Come under yr....
Your Letter of the 28. feby. gave me the disagreeable Information of your infirm Health; which I can now, rather earnestly wish than very confidently hope is perfectly restored. Your sedentary Duty is not less adverse to Health, than the pressure of your mind from the magnitude of the objects that engage it, to Say nothing of their Complexion. The latter appears not quite satisfactory to the...
The Freinds of Mrs. Lovel have requested me to bespeak the attention of my Freinds in Congress, to her claims, as the widow of the deceased Captain Lovel; and I take the occasion, of renewing a Correspondence, which, to my Loss, has been so long intermitted. I know not the foundation or extent of Mrs. Lovels Claims, having little or no acquaintance with the parties: but I well remember that...
I am again tempted to intice you to a Correspondence, which you have so kindly Supported without a prospect of an equivalent return. I once thought that my presence where you are, would have Saved us both this Pains. However a majority of Voters, not of the Electors of the District, preferred the Services of their Sitting Member, with whom you are probably not unacquainted. As the sound...
I am obliged by the Receipt of your favours of feby. 28 & march the 9th. I have waited some time for a little Leisure to persue my observations on a certain Subject; but the continued & unusual Interruption of various avocations for Some weeks past, promise such delay to the accomplishment of that purpose, that I think it improper to postpone any longer the acknowledgements justly due to your...
I this day received yours of the 31st. March, and was truly Surprised at being informed you had never heard from me, since your former favours were sent on. I wrote to you pretty much at large about the 18th. of March, and informed you that my reason for having, at that time, deferred writing so long, was the hope that I might find Leisure to send you an Inclosure, successive to the former,...
I remain your Debtor for two Letters, which obligation would have been Sooner discharged, but that the accounts we heard of the adjournment of Congress rendered it improbable that my Letters would find you in Philadelphia. I write this by a transient & hasty opportunity, which allows not time for any reflexions or questions on public affairs. I just take time to mention that many weeks ago an...
I acknowledge your obliging & Speedy answer to my last, as well on my part, as on the part of those at whose Instance, I gave you Some trouble. I much rejoice, that your house warded off the blow, that, under the recent Impressions of the Insurrection, was so well aimed to exalt executive power on the depression of popular Spirit. The Subject of Government is thought to be better understood in...
I have to thank you for your favours of the 1st. of May, which I r[e]ceived on the 12th.—the printed observations have obtained all the approbation from me, which their Temper & Matter So justly claim. But, my dear Sir, Temper & argument lose much of their Force, amid the Conflicts of party, exasperated by the Spirit of Faction, and to Such I fear, is the fate of these States, at present,...
While the Sentiments we entertain of your Talents, your Experience & your Probity, have made your Absence from the public Councils, a Subject of our very serious regret, Our Confidence in the justness of your Motives Assures us, that you Stand Completely justified. At the Same time the Growth & Conduct of the executive Party, since your retirement, have Continued more & more to render the...
Mr. Ogilvie, intending Soon to pass thro yr Part of the Country, is desirous of the acquaintance of a Person, whose Character he respects as much as yours—it is with pleasure I facilitate his wishes by this Introduction—he is a most ardent Lover of Science and republicanism, and is most assiduously employed in imparting the Principles of both to a respectable & increasing School of promising...
Your directions brought me Safely to this Place, where I met a Letter from Mr. Wormiley, So pressing for a rejunction of our Party, that I have sent a message of notification & Excuse to the Bishop, especially as I have settled my business here, & can get 10 miles on this day. It certainly is of no great Importance, but I write this principally on account of the Extract following of Mr. W....
Having been absent from home, at the time our last weekly post arrived, I could not return an answer to your Letter, till now. I learn, that the negro Plato, Sailed for the City in a vessel that left this part, about the 13th., & I suppose long before this, has reached his destination. Had I found him lurking through design, or unable, tho willing, to prosecute his Journey, be assured I would...
Letter not found. 8 November 1801. Calendared as a one-page letter in the lists probably kept by Peter Force (DLC, series 7, container 2).
Mr. Roxas has this moment delivered the inclosed, and proposes waiting upon the president this Evening—he goes in the Carriage with Mrs. La Trobe, and as W. Jones may not be at hand to present him, he conceives he cannot better fulfill the Civility injoined upon him by the Letter of doctor Rush, than by forwarding with his Compliments, the Letter beforehand. RC and enclosure ( DLC ). RC dated...
It affords me sincere pleasure, to understand that you have returned to washington in good health. A Condition the more to be valued, as it is no less requisite for sustaining the arduous Functions of your office, than liable, when impaired, to be farther injured by their performance. I should very unwillingly add any thing to the Burthen of them, but for Considerations, relative to our...