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Sir as the society for the purpose of raising a Monument (called the National Monument society and of which you are President) to the father of our country have set forth their views upon that subject and is their wish it should be commenced within a few months and finished in the course of eight or ten years and that their desire is it should be like him who it is meant it should commemorate...
Though I regret that I have not the honor of knowing You personally, I trust you will excuse the liberty I now take in making you a request I collected with the greatest care & labour a curious collection of autographs for a gentleman of distinguished standing in the British Parliament who is passionately fond of the relics of men who have rendered themselves illustrious by their virtues...
It would have given me great pleasure to have delivered the inclosed communication in person—but the gratification is denied to me— I beg you to be assured of the deep respect, and most enduring regard of one, who has always sustained your principles, and venerated your character Your most ob. Sert— FC (DLC) .
Until a few weeks ago, I counted with certainty on making my usual pilgrimage to Montpellier during this visit to the U. States. But circumstances beyond my control have put it out of my power, and I am now hastening to New Orleans, by the Way of Charleston, Augusta & Mobile, in company with Septimia Randolph, who has already suffered such effects from the cold weather as to make her friends...
Since my arrival here I received from Mr Charles Vaughan of Hallowell, State of Maine, a paper of the finest kind of Cuba Tobacco Seed, which has been recently sent to him by a friend at the Havanna—and he desired me to distribute it in any way that I thought it could be most gratifying and useful—enjoining it upon me at the same time, that I should first present a portion of it to You as a...
It gives me great pleasure to acknowledge your kind favour of this day, the payment of twenty doll : on your subscription to the Coll’g We hope not to fail in our present struggle, but still are quite liable to—Yours, Sir With the deepest Respect— RC (NjP) .
I have so often made myself troublesome to you by my requests, that it is with no little hesitation, that I have determined to ask of you yet another favor, especially as the request I am about to make is altogether of a delicate nature. In consequence of the reduced state of my health, I expect in the course of a few days to sail for Europe to be absent probably till next summer. It has...
You will pardon me for intruding on your attention a few lines Relative to a subject in which every American Citizen should feel a deep interest. On the demise of the late Chif Justice Marshal you were appointed his successor as President of the ’Washington National Monument Society’. In a recent number of Niles Register I see an address to the American people by order of the Board of...
Upon my arrival at home I discover that I cannot find the Letters referred to in the enclosed letter from Mr. Smith, and as his object is to republish them, I hope you will be good enough to lend him the use of any copies you may be able to spare him for the purpose, or to point his attention to the places where he may obtain them. The new office in which I am now engaged gives me unremitted...
The relation in which you stand to the Constitution of the United States has emboldened me to send an humble attempt of mine to defend it. It is with regret that I have seen in the public papers some accounts of your suffering health. This may render the controversies of the day very uninteresting to you—I have only to urge in apology for my intrusion my earnest desire to shew that even if...