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I have recd. yours of the 30th Jany. communicating the decision of Mr Lomax, to accept the office of Judge in the Genl. Ct, & proposing to retain the professorship in the University, with liberty to perform the duties of the other trust, till the end of the current session. I entirely concur with you, in the sentiment which you have expressed, which is to comply with his proposal. RC ( MHi :...
I am instructed to request your co-operation in giving extension to the proposed periodical work on POLITICAL ECONOMY. You will perceive, that the design of its projectors obviously requires the utmost practicable circulation. The first number will contain a memorial to Congress, on the CREATION of an ADEQUATE CIRCULATING MEDIUM , to be founded upon the productive property of the nation , with...
The bearer Mr. Shelton Davis is sent to your house for the Piano Forte given her some years ago by her Uncle Doctr Robt. H Rose—you will be so kind as to deliver it to him—Be pleased to accept my best Wishes for your health and that of your family—Yr. obt Sert. RC (DLC) .
Yours of the 25th inst: came duly to hand, and the Opportunity which it presents of rendering an acceptable service to Mrs Madison & yourself has been most gratifying to me. I immediately called on Mr Todd and offered every assistance in my power to enable him to comply with your wishes, & I am happy to inform you that he has promised to accompany me to Virginia when I go, which I hope will be...
I have the pleasure to inclose you the letters of Messrs. Brown & Long, which you were so obliging as to send me for perusal. I am glad that the latter Gentleman possesses the kind feelings towards us which he expresses. I have heard from him several times, and in all his communications he alludes to his great Interest for this Institution & for the Country. I regret very much that we are...
The reasons which I shall explain, will, I hope excuse me, for the liberty I take of disturbing that repose and tranquility which so peculiarly belong to the illustrious Virtues, which have adorned your life, and consecrated your Name— My Father whose name I bear, was one of the Electors of President, & voted for you in preference to his near Relative by Marraige the late Gov. DeWitt Clinton...
The friends of the Vice President deem the publication of the correspondence I have referred to, important, but he feels a delicacy to permit its publication without your consent. To meet the circumstance of your not having the letters in your possession, I take the liberty of enclosing copies which have been taken from the Vice President’s letter book. I am fully aware, Sir, of your aversion...
I had hoped to have had it in my power, before this time, to be at Montpelier; but having been deprived of that pleasure by a recent absence of four or five weeks from home, I trouble you with this communication only to say to you that we shall hope to have the pleasure of seeing you here, on your way to the university. If it should not consist with your arrangements to spend a day or two with...
I have used no ceremony in retaining the enclosed $15. until I could conveniently return it. Do not, I pray, give yourself the trouble to write; as I hope again to see you in the course of the month, on my return from Albemarle. Looking for a paper, the other day, I came across the one I now send for your perusal. The circumstance that caused me to write it, you will recollect. On reflexion, I...
I regret to have to inform you of the death of Mr Wm. Burwell which took place on yesterday, after a long illness. He was a virtuous man & good member. The treaty with spain has been ratified unconditionally by her govt., & the grants annulld in the instrument of ratification. It is now before the Senate on the question whether it shall be accepted, the time stipulated for the ratification...
If a young gentleman, (from Paris) who can be well recommended, could find in your institution, a situation as a teacher of the French and Spanish Languages; by addressing a note to the undersigned, you will oblige sensibly Dear Sir Your Most obdt Servant thro the Care of G. C. de Générès Esqr Alexandria. DC. RC ( ViU ). Docketed by JM. On the same page is a draft answer: "I have recd. your...
With the exception of myself my family are all well, and trust in God that you and yours enjoy the blessings of health & Peace. If spared I shall, revisit Virga. during the course of next month and shall be delighted once more to pay my respects to the First family of men—Be pleased to tender to Mrs. Madison & Mrs. Willis & family the sincere respects of Yours in friendship RC (DLC) . Docketed...
My search among the papers here, has proved equally ineffectual. I shall see Mr Gilmer to-day, however; and, ascertaining from him where his late uncle’s papers are, obtain that in question with as little delay as possible. I was sorry to learn, on further enquiry, that the report concerning Mr Wirtembaker is unfounded: he certainly remains, I am told, during the next session. Perhaps,...
I beg leave to make known to you, Wm. Keating Esqr, a gentleman of this city, who holds an elevated rank as a traveller and savant. He is about to visit the South for scientific purposes, and will be glad to pay his respects to you on his way. His abundant information, excellent temper & refined manners will recommend him to your favor. With profound consideration, Dear Sir, your faithful...
I am sorry to say that I have not been able to find, among the papers of R. H. Lee, deposited in the University, that part of his correspondence with Mr. Pendleton to which you refer. As the papers are not arranged according to any known rule, and are not always endorsed, it became necessary to examine the whole mass, which I believe I did with sufficient accuracy yesterday & today to warrant...
I send you by the mail which will bring you this, a copy of the pamphlet containing your letters, with the additional documents respecting Mr. Jefferson’s opinions, suggested to me by Mr. Rives. 2000 copies had been printed before these were handed to the printer. He then printed 500 Copies with the extra appendix. And the latter will go with all future copies. I received a letter from Mr....
I recieved yesterday the inclosed letter proposing to me an interposition which my situation renders impracticable. the gentlemen of my family have manifested at times some opposition to mr Nelson’s elections: which has produced an intermission of intercourse between the families: and altho’ I never took the smallest part in it, and nothing but what is respectful has ever passed between mr...
I had the great gratification of receiving Yesterday Your favor of the 17th addressed to myself with a copy of a portion of another letter containing Your views of the nullifying doctrine. I feel much indebted to You for this communication wh I deem of an importance not usually attaching to the expression of the opinions of any man. I shall perhaps ask permission to propose one or two...
Your gratifying letter of 10th instant came to hand two days since. I rejoice and am thankful, that the principal surviving Patriarch of the Golden age of 1789 (for with us the Iron age of 1776 preceded the Golden Age), has been pleased to speak so favorably of my efforts in the cause of Christianity and Liberty, of social order, benevolence and education. I have dedicated myself to these...
At the request of Mr Todd I have procured the Analectic Magazine to sent [ sic ] on by Mail for you, and I herewith forward the No. for Sept. That for Aug. had been sent off by Water, before I gave the necessary directions to the publisher, and has not yet reached me. It shall be sent to you as soon as recd. I have made enquiry respecting Wilson’s Ornithology and Pinkerton’s Voyages & Travels....
I have duly recd & carefully read your favour of the 11th. ult. & confess I regret extremely the view you have taken of the situation of the Country, & the operation of the tariff Bill. It is not a manufacturing question. It is a national one—& all the complicated distress, which, with few exceptions, pervades the Country, arises from regarding it in the former light. Out of an absurd jealousy...
I trust you will not consider it arrogant in me to address you a few lines; and to make certain enquiries &c. Feeling in common a deep interest with ma(ny of my friends and fellow Citizens of this City) as it regards your views & sentiments concerning the all important subject of the Bank of the U. States; I beg leave most respectfully to Enquire whether in your opinion the present Bank can be...
I saw Mr. Harrison at court. He declined submitting the whole controversy between you to reference, saying he was not able to give personal attention to the business. He also positively refused to accept the principal in full. He was willing to take Mr. Cowherds order for principal and interest, And at length consented to accept his order for the principal and leave the subject of interest to...
I return you mr. Coxe’s letter without saying I have read it. I made out enough to see that it was about the Missouri question, and the printed paper told me on which side he was. Could I have devoted a day to it, by interlining the words as I could pick them out, I might have got at more. The lost books of Livy or Tacitus might be worth this. Our friend would do well to write less and write...
Your favour of the 17th. as well as a former note on the subject of the Reviews, has been duly recd. Your wishes shall be complied with. Your subscription to the London Quarterly Review is discontinued, and I send to you by this Mail the North American Review for Jan. 1822. The subsequ[e]nt Nos. shall be forwarded as soon as I recieve them. At present I have none in store but what were already...
I take the liberty of transmitting by mail, a copy of Mr. Jeffersons letters, on the subject of amending our states constitution. Your opinion is most respectfully requested on the merits of Mr. Jeffersons proposition for amendments. Most respectfully your fellow citizen RC (DLC) . Docketed by JM.
I will not allow myself to attempt to express my satisfaction and Pride—at receiving your letter— Without your authority to do otherwise I shall consider it as strictly confidential —I should hope however—that you will give me permission to relax this restriction so far as to shew it to my and your friends—under the injunction that it may not be made public or the subject—of reference in the...
The interesting Work to which you were pleased to become a subscriber, I had hopes to be able to have transmitted to you, long ere this time; but the want of the necessary funds have hitherto delayed the publication. At the suggestion of several of my friends in this City, I have been induced to make an appeal to the liberality of my Subscribers–for an advance of their Subscriptions–and many...
I have just Published an elegant Edition of the Farewell Address of the late President Washington. If you will condescend to give a Copy of it a place in your Library, you will confer a particular favour on Your Obedient & Very Humble Servant The Work alluded to I have forwarded to the care of Mr Wm Browne of Georgetown D.C. RC ( DLC ). Docketed by JM. Rand’s engraved broadside of Washington’s...
I received your letter with the one from Mr. Taylor enclosed; I fear it will be not practicable to effect his object. It seems to have been the opinion of the Attorney General, that a pensioner once stricken from the roll, cannot be re-instated by the Secretary of War; there are many in this situation; the subject was before the house at the last session, & will I think be resumed at this;...
I am so far on my route westward, after having extended my tour to the East, as far as Portland, whence I return’d to Dover in N Hamshire, & came thence, by Concord, & Hanover, into Vermont, at windsor, & by montpelier, & Burlington to this place. I visited yesterday Rouse’s point, which is within a few hundred yards of the boundary line. I met her⟨e⟩ Genl Brown, and to morrow we proceed,...
Through a mistake of the courier I sent you a Copy from a first impression, that was unheedingly handed me for correction The excitement here was so great on hearing of the Astonishing events of the 4th, that judgment was absolutely lost in feeling. This little thing had such an effect, that learned Lawyers read it to assembled groups without noticing its defects—nor till pointed out by...
Your very obliging favor of 8th. instr. is received, in answer to which regret I have no correspondent in Portugal from whom to order the quarter cask of very good Port, & one of best quality dry Lisbon you wish to have. But if you will depend upon my procuring them for you here or ordering them when a good opportunity presents itself, have but little doubt of being able to succeed to your...
We beg leave to inform you that by the Scipio, Capt Drummond, for Norfolk, we shipped the goods you directed should be purchased, and consigned them to Mess Moses Myers & Son, requesting them to receive Mess Mackay & Campbells instructions respecting them. We judged it best to send them to Norfolk as there may be no vessel from hence to the Rappahannoc this twelvemonth. We must apprize you...
In your favor of the 27th Ulto, received this morning, I perceive with particular pleasure the proof of your entire restoration to health. All my household here truly rejoice with me on this happy Event, and return to you and to Mrs. Madison our most sincere thanks for your kind recollections. It appears from the records of the public debt kept here, that the S. O. Certificate for $73.93....
Your very kind, and highly esteemed favor of the 20th. ulto., came safe to hand. I have been, and am still, at a loss for words to express to you the gratification, which your flattering attentions, and those of Mrs. Madison, have afforded to Mrs. Porter and myself, and still more so, to convey to you a sense of my acknowledgements, for the very favourable sentiments you have been pleased to...
Having discovered from the direction of the debate that it would be unnecessary and probably imprudent to use your letter to Judge Roane, in the discussion in the House of Delegates upon the subject of federal relations, and being hardly pressed by the opposition to my measures respecting the connection of the waters, I decided to suspend my communications with you till the end of the session,...
I thank for your letter of the 2nd. inst. and concur with you entirely as to the best mode of solving the political problem with regard to the Indians within the bounds of the States– and as I am extremely unwilling that you should think me either so Quixotically weak or so diabolically wicked as to have excited this contest (of which some of the news-papers have accused me) I wish to inform...
It was my intention to have seen or written to you before this. But I was detained in Richd. by a bilious attack, and since my arrival here I have been in daily expectation of a visit from Mr. Stevenson, who promised me to be here, and to accompany me on a visit to you & Mrs. Madison. By this days mail I got a letter from him in which he informed me he should be compelled to postpone his visit...
I shall not be able to get from this place so soon as I expected. You well know how much is to be attended to at such a time preparatory to my departure from the city. I send you a copy of my letter to Genl Jackson, which will unfold to you, our views on the whole subject. I wish you to shew this paper, & the Russian document to Mr Jefferson, in confidence, when you see him. Your friend RC (...
I have just received from Mr. Wm. Allen of Fredericksburg, the sum of one hundred and twenty Dollars, with a request that it may be deposited in this office to the credit of Edward Coles. At the request of the same gentleman I have now to inform you that I have done so. With much respect, I am, Sir, Your obedt. Serv. RC (DLC) .
[ … ] I am greatly encouraged to find that what I have been zealously contending for has recently been maintained by the Revd. Holland Weeks of Abingdon Massachusetts. A council of Presbyterian ministers have excommunicated him for entertaining similar dangerous heretical opinions to mine. Glory to God Babylon is on fire he declared before his judges “there is not a single truth remaining in...
I scarcely know in what terms to thank you, which will do justice to my own feelings, for your kind remembrance of me, and for the repeated attentions you have rendered to my request, in respect to the autographs of distinguished men. That of Mr Henry enclosed in your obliging letter of the 28th ult. has just come to hand, and I hardly need say that its value in my estimation is much increased...
Not knowing the names & residence of Presidents of Agricultural Societies in Virginia—I persuade myself You will take a pleasure in transmitting the enclosed directed to them—and this presumption must plead my appology. I am with profound respect and esteem Respectfully NB If not so many Societies in Virginia please to transmit One to a President in Maryland RC ( DLC ); enclosure ( DLC :...
Under the law which allows students, above 20 years of age, to "reside out of the precincts, in such private boardinghouses as the Faculty may approve," permission was granted to Mess. Fairfax Catlett, Alex. G. Taliaferro, and Wm. P. Clark to live with Mr. Meredith Jones, on the Charlottesville road. Mr. Jones has recently removed, from his former residence, to Gen. Cocke’s House, on the same...
We Gulielmus Smith Depty Sheriff for the County of Spotsy Bickerton. T. Winston Depty Sherff for the county of Louisa Wm. S Frazer. Depty Sherff for the county of Orange and Sinclair Booten Dpty Sheff for the county of Madison do hereby certify and make known, that at an election held on the 4th day of May in the County of Spotsy on the 11th. day of May in the County of Louisa on the 25th. day...
Mr. Birkbeck, a very extensive, and one of the most scientific and best practical agriculturalists of England, not liking the present state of things here, and having a very exalted opinion of our Country, and being also a great admirer of its political institutions, has determined to remove to and settle in it with his Family. Knowing your partiality for agriculture, I take the liberty of...
I take leave to commend to your civilities, Mr. Hugh B. Grigsby of our town, who will probably be in Orange, in an excursion he designs to the upper Country. He is a young gentleman of cultivated Mind, and most correct deportment. Be good enough to present Mrs Loyall and myself in especial terms, to Mrs Madison. With great consideration &c<a> I am Yr: Obdt: Servt: RC (DLC) . Docketed by JM.
We had heard of your indisposition with sympathy & regret, & of your recovery with sincere pleasure. Associations which recall remembrances of passed events for the space of thirty eight years in more happy days, are not easily effaced from the memory, however time rank, & distance, may weaken the impression— Manners & customs are strangely altered in this disfranchised Metropolis of the...
Haveing served as a Deputy Collector in the 6th collection District in Massachusetts under Joseph Howard Esq. and at the time I agreed with him, he agreed to allow me the same commissions as goverment allowed him but we did not enter into any written agreement respecting it, but he now does not recollect any such agreement. But believing as I do that he reppresented to your Honner, in and...