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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...
Your polite and favorable reception of my little work upon our Constitutional Jurisprudence, encourages me in trespassing on you with a request for information upon some curious historical points connected with the branch of study committed to my immediate superintendance in this Institution—and upon which you alone Sir may be able to afford it. I trust however that you will not permit my...
The undersigned a Com of the "Washington Literary Society" of Washington College, have been duly delegated by their body, to inform you of your election as an honorary Member of their association, In the discharge of the truly pleasing duty assigned them, they would be derelict in their duty, were they to pass over unnoticed the many illustrious acts of your life which are so intimately...
Will you allow me to ask a favor, which I cannot doubt you will very readily grant? By some accident, for which I cannot account, a letter from you to General Washington, dated Decr. 9th. 1786, has been mislaid or lost. I think I remember having seen the letter, but whether it was in the parcel that I sent to you I cannot say. General Washington alludes to it in such a manner, that it seems...
I beg leave to present to you my friend Mr. Niles, who was associated with me as Secretary of Legation during my residence at Paris, & was afterwards our Chargé d’affaires there. After spending a few days with us, he is now on his way to the North, preparatory to his return to Europe, & would deem his visit to Virginia altogether unsatisfactory & illusive, without an opportunity of paying his...
In my Letter of the 4th Inst. there is an Error in transcribing from the shorthand draft: for "disparage" in the 2nd paragraph the Copyist has written "discourage". I may add that I see nothing yet to change my opinion on the Subject referred to, nor in what I apprehended would be the course of the discussions on the question between the U. S. and the french: tho’ I do not perceive in the...
On the seventh proximo the native Citizens of Ohio celebrate the Anniversary of her first Settlement in 1788— The event has not before been commemorated, and the committee of Arrangement for that purpose, have had plenary powers to give it all the moral effect which can be produced by the presence of persons whose commanding agency in redeeming the wilderness of yesterday from its natural uses...
It is only within a few days that, having received the last of the collection of American Autographs which I had undertaken to procure for the Princess Victoria, I was enabled, at an interview which I obtained for that purpose with her and her mother, to hand to her the paper which, at my request you had the kindness to draw up for her—The collection was received by the two illustrious persons...
The above is copied from the Times 1 and more in detail than the announcement in the Sunday Times which I have sent you because it contains the substance of the debates in less tedious compass than the daily papers. I shall watch the motions of the bill: if it embrace completely the object of my Letter to Sir James Graham à la bonne heure; if not I shall find the means to suggest amendments....
I should have had this pleasure sooner, but for a severe cold, which confined me to the house for near a week, prevented me calling on Messrs Key & Biddle, agreeably to the request contained in your letter of the 16th ulto. Enclosed I send you their Receipt for your subscription to the American Quarterly Review for the next year. We were much gratifyed to learn that you and Mrs Madison had...