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Letter not found. 11 October 1801. Acknowledged in JM to Monroe, 24 Oct. 1801 . Encloses letter for Robert R. Livingston.
Letter not found. 31 January 1791. Acknowledged in JM to James Madison, Sr., 13 Feb. 1791 . Reports recovery of JM’s mother.
On my departure from Philada. to Balto., Colo. Paton, put into my particular care a Small Ban Box, addressed to Mrs. Maddison, which I have forwarded by my Friend Mr. Servis, and no doubt will come safe to hand. I remain Yr. Obdt. Hble. Servant DLC : Papers of James Madison.
Letter not found. 9 July 1787. Mentioned in JM to James Madison, Sr., 28 July 1787 . Concerned activities of slaves, weather conditions, and poor crops.
Letter not found. 21 April 1802. Calendared as a one-page letter in the lists probably made by Peter Force (DLC, series 7, container 2).
Letter not found. 19 May 1790. Acknowledged in JM to Monroe, 1 June 1790 . Reports illness of his daughter.
(DLC : Madison Miscellany (from lists probably made by Peter Force))
The Revd. Mr. Smith begs leave to return his thanks to Mr. Madison for the valuable books sent to him. He hopes that Mr. Madison may soon recover from his present indisposition and enjoy all happiness here & hereafter— RC (DLC) . Docketed by JM.
Letter not found. 8 January 1797. Acknowledged in JM to James Madison, Sr., 22 and 29 Jan. 1797 . Discusses family matters and crops at Montpelier.
24 July 1801, Northumberland County. Writes as “an Old Acquaintance,” recommending a Mr. Goulding for public office. RC ( DLC ). 1 p.
Letter not found. 9 April 1805 . Acknowledged in Brent to Bagley, 8 May 1805, as requesting assistance in obtaining the discharge of Bagley’s son, who was impressed by the British, and enclosing the depositions of Bagley and his wife concerning the son’s citizenship ( DNA : RG 59, DL, vol. 14).
28 October 1804, Norfolk. “I have received your favour of 20th. inst. [not found] inclosing a check for $177.13. for which please accept my thanks.” RC ( DLC ). 1 p.
May I pray you to communicate to the President my resignation of the office of Judge of the Superior Court of the territory of Orleans to take place on the first day of October next. I have the honor to be Sir with great respect your H Ser t DNA : RG 59--LRD—Letters of Resignation and Declination.
Letter not found. 2 January 1797. Acknowledged in JM to James Madison, Sr., 15 Jan. 1797 . Discusses purchases for Montpelier.
Letter not found. 30 January 1797. Acknowledged in JM to James Madison, Sr., 13 Feb. 1797 . Discusses farm business at Montpelier.
Letter not found. 9 August 1788 . Acknowledged in JM to James Madison, Sr., 18 Aug. 1788 . Encloses a paper setting forth the claim of [Francis?] Triplett.
From time to time I lately have had the honor of transmitting you the orders in Council relative to Neutrals. In this you have a price Current with the remark that the apprehension of a rupture with the U: S: A: appears rather increasing and has occasioned some advances in several articles of American produce, tho’ none in Cotton. I have the honor to be with perfect respect your Most Servant...
The minister of France intending himself the honor of paying his respects to you at your residence in Virginia, I have taken the liberty to assure him of the pleasure it would afford you to receive him. He expects to set out this evening, & I avail myself of the opportunity of assuring you of the high consideration with which I have the honor to be your very obt. servant DLC : Papers of James...
24 December 1812, War Department. Proposes for JM’s approval various “Promotions in the Army of the United States.” Letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 107, LSP ). 1 p. Monroe’s suggestions for promotions in the Fifth and Seventh Infantry Regiments were recommended to the Senate by JM on 31 Dec. ( Senate Exec. Proceedings Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United States of...
Letter not found. 26 January 1804. Acknowledged in Brent to Simons, 18 Feb. 1804 (DNA: RG 59, DL, vol. 14), as enclosing a customhouse protection for William Saunders, who was impressed onto the British ship Isis .
I had the honour to write to you, & also to the President of the United States on the 1st of May l ast, since which, no alteration in the posture of our affairs, has taken place. I avail myself of ye. earliest opportunity of transmitting you, co pies of the treaties of Peace, concluded b etween the Emperors of France & Russia, and the king of Prussia, this day published by authority. I have...
13 August 1810, Madeira. Cathcart acknowledges JM’s letters of 30 May and 15 and 26 June and informs him of the arrangements he has made for purchasing wine ordered by JM. RC , duplicate, and enclosures ( DLC ). RC 2 pp.; docketed by JM. Duplicate (3 pp.; docketed by JM) includes 16 Aug. postscript mentioning enclosures: invoice for £249 (1 p.); and bill of lading (1 p.) for wine shipped on...
I have the honor to enclose you a very important decree of the Emperor of France made at Berlin on the 21st. ulto. and this day published by authority at Paris. I have not time to offer any observations upon the subject of it: But shall content myself with forwarding a number of copies to the different sea ports in hopes that by some vessel which may be found ready to sail you will receive the...
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 :...
Letter not found. 16 January 1797. Referred to in JM to James Madison, Sr., 5 Feb. 1797 . Acknowledged in JM to James Madison, Sr., 13 Feb. 1797 . Encloses James Madison, Sr., to Joseph Chew, 15 Jan. 1797, on Kentucky lands and family matters (NHi).
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) .
Letter not found. 28 April 1786. Mentioned in JM’s letter to Monroe, 13 May 1786 , and Monroe’s letter to JM, 18 May 1786 . Related to the speculation in which Monroe purchased land in the Mohawk Valley for JM and himself. Monroe expressed an interest in taking a journey with JM to see the lands, and discussed odd appearance of two conventions sitting simultaneously with similar powers to...
Letter not found. 27 January 1794. Acknowledged in JM to James Madison, Sr., 21 Feb. 1794 . Asks JM to collect interest on his father’s U.S. treasury certificates by virtue of power of attorney. Inquires about pecan and apple trees to be planted at Montpelier. Mentions money left at Fredericksburg in November 1793 by JM for his father that has not been received.
We had the honor to receive on the 27th. of last month your letter of the 18th. of March, to which the detailed explanations contained in our letters of the 22d. & 25th. ulto. render any particular reply unnecessary. We transmit enclosed a statement of the American prize causes for hearing in the high court of Appeals. That which was forwarded by Mr. Purviance was very hastily prepared by...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor to submit to the President, a copy of his letter to the Auditor of the Treasury, respecting the settlement of Mr. Hassler’s accounts, which will require the President’s approbation. CSmH .
30 October 1812 , “ Pine Hill Post office .” “I … Request … that you will give me by letter the prominent articles of your Religious Creed, the reason of such A singular request being solicited, is in Consequ[e]nce of the wonderful controversies that are kept up here concerning your Religious Sentiments.” RC ( DLC ). 1 p.; docketed by JM.
I find that I omitted to send you a copy of my letter to Genl Jackson, yesterday, as I intended, & therefore, now enclose it. Perhaps I have sent some other paper, in which case be so good as to retain it till we meet. Sincerely yours RC ( DLC ).
Letter not found. ca. 20 November 1786. Mentioned in JM’s letter of 7 December 1786 to his father . Made business inquiries of JM as to who was to receive the tobacco for Anderson’s brother; the discount rate of indents in Richmond; and whether these loan office certificates for his tax payments were obtainable.
Letter not found. 20 December 1790. Acknowledged in JM to Ambrose Madison, 2 Jan. 1791 . Reports the recent illness of JM’s mother, Nelly Madison. She has since recovered.
Permit me to present to your acquaintance Mr Owen, who proposes to make a visit to you & Mr Jefferson. Of his character for benevolence & useful improv’ments I need say nothing to you. With sincere regard dear Sir yours RC ( DLC ).
Mr Hamilton of S. C. has the honor to enclose to Mr Madison that which has scarcely any other value than as furnishing the occasion of his transmitting him a token of his veneration and regard. Mr Hamilton has the further gratification to acknowledge Mr Madisons favor of the 30th Dec. and thanks him for the kind terms in which he is pleased to speak of a performance which in Mr H.’s estimation...
Herewith I have the honor to inclose you the duplicate of my last letter in which was the document alluded to, forwarded P the Oroaimbo, Gardner. At length we have the important intelligence of the negotiations at Paris being broken off, and that Lord Lauderdale is on his way home. The communication reached this place yesterday & is confirm’d by this morning’s mail. I have the honor to be with...
The laudable zeal you have invariably manifested for the honour, dignity and improvement of your native country, induces me to hope that the Museum of Virginia, about to be established in this Metropolis, will find in you a patron. I therefore take the liberty to forward to you the sub-joined proposals conceiving should I neglect to do so, that I would be deficient in respect to yourself and...
The pleasure of your Company is requested at a Dinner to our fellow Citizen James Barbour Esquire at the Eagle Hotel on the 21st. Inst at 4 Oclock PM. RC (DLC) . Docketed by JM.
24 November 1804, Tangier. No. 87. Has “this day” drawn a bill on JM payable at thirty days’ sight to the order of William Jarvis for $1,000 for salary and requests that JM direct it to be paid. Encloses a “triplicate of No. 86 [26 Oct. 1804], since the date of which we have not had any occurrence in this Country worthy of your attention.” RC ( DNA : RG 59, CD , Tangier, vol. 2). 1 p.;...
Letter not found. 15 April 1794. Acknowledged in JM’s letter to his father of 25 Apr. 1794 . Informs JM that his corn crop is deficient. Inquires about breeding two of JM’s mares. Describes a granary to be built at Montpelier. Comments on a piano to be bought in Philadelphia.
As a body united in the name of the Franklin Literary Society of Randolph Macon College for our mutual improvement and the promotion of literary knowledge—and considering honorary members highly accessary to the accomplishment of these ends, we have taken the liberty to elect you as an honorary member of the above named Society. We do assure you we shall feel ourselves highly honored by your...
I have this day taken the liberty to draw upon you in favor of Messrs: Ca thcart Foster & Shaw for dollars Seventy Nine twenty Cents for disbursements made by my or der for the relief of distressed Seamen, which y ou please to duly honour & have charged my Account until I forward the nec essary vouchers I have the h onour to continue with great respect Sir Your Obedt: servant DNA : RG...
20 March 1810, Baltimore. Describes himself as an orphan placed under the guardianship of a “miserly ould uncle” who neglected his education and failed to curb his “idle propensityes.” The recent death of his uncle, however, has arrested his career of dissipation and rendered his future prospects “gloumy.” Requests appointment as a midshipman, as he desires to spend the rest of his days in the...
10 November 1810, Newport, Rhode Island. “In compliance with the request of a number of the gentlemen of the Bar of this State, we have the honor to transmit to you the enclosed resolutions.” RC and enclosure ( DNA : RG 59, LAR , 1809–17, filed under “Robbins”). RC 1 p. Enclosure (2 pp.) is a set of resolutions recommending Asher Robbins for the Supreme Court seat vacated by the death of...
The enemy are advanced six miles on the road to the wood Yard, and our troops retiring. Our troops were on the march to meet them, but in too small a body to engage. General W. proposes to retire, till he can collect them in a body. The enemy are in full march for Washington. Have the materials prepared to destroy the bridges. You had better remoove the records. Tr ( DNA : RG 233, Committee...
Have been Informed that Judge Cocke the Present agent of the Chickasaw Nation is about to be Removed from Office. Should it be correct, I would gladly accept the Same. Should you think proper to Confer on me the appointment the favour will be thankfully acknowledged by your Hbe. Servt. DNA : RG 94--Letters Received by the Office of the Adjutant General.
I am requested by several of the Magistrates of this County to mention to you that the Commission of the Peace which Issued in 1801. has expired, and that there are only three Gentlemen now in Commission for the whole County, neither of whom reside in the Country part of the County which circumstance they suppose has escaped the recollection of the President I have the Honor to be wh. respt....
I had the honor of writing to you on the 25th. Ulto. By this mornings post I have information, which I consider correct that Mr. You ng e reached London the 2d instant. I present you a price current & have the honor to be with perfect respect. Your most obedient servant James Maury DNA : RG 59—CD—Consular Despatches, Liverpool.
As there is like to be business for some Person (in Our Destrict) under the fœderal Governmt. I am induced to solicet your Interest in my favr. if there should be a call for a man to Collect the excise or duties, in my County, or District, or to fill any Post of Profett. As you are not acquainted with me you may know by application to some of my County men. If security shoud. be Required I...