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I thank you for your favor of the 12th. Will you be so good, as to write to Col Pickering the Sect of State at Trenton, the substance of what you have written me, concerning Mr George Sanderson of Lancaster in Pensylvania & other candidates for the consulship at aux Cayes that he may be able to lay before me in one view all the applications. Your electioneering campaign will be an easy one,...
Soon after my Arrival at Col Smiths this Evening, I received your favour of the 10th inclosing a Letter to you from Mr Morton of the 10th desiring to be informed of the hour of my intended Arrival at Newyork— Having a good deal of Business to do, it was my Intention to have passed a few days with my Daughter at this Place, previous to my Journey to the City, and in case this would be most...
I must beg the favour of you to inform Mr Butman, that it is my Intention to get my Horses and Carriages over the North River to Pawlus hook on Monday Afternoon to cross myself with my Family on Tuesday and to Sett off about three OClock for Elizabeth Town where We shall put up for Tuesday night—So much to be communicated to Mr Butman— To yourself I wish to say that I hope for your Company to...
I have receivd your favor of the 6th—Heat scarcely tollerable attended us all the Way to this place. Mrs. A. was ill all the journey and has been confined to her bed from the time she first lay down in it—she is now I hope better and in a fair way of recovery That there is a miserable Knot in most of our great Cities who would receive a french Enemy and be punished for it as severely as Virtue...
I know not whether it is consistent with your views and plans to continue longer with me if I should have occasion. It was my intention to have communicated to you in Philadelphia that having communicated a Nephew a Nephew Mr. Wm. S. Shaw about to graduate at college this summer, I had long ago determined to take him into my family as my private Secretary. He is now with me & I shall in future...
I received last night your favor of the 19th. With much pleasure I learn that you were admitted to the bar on the 18th.—A man of integrity & humanity, master of the profession of the law may be & almost always is as independant useful & respectable a character as any in society. I wish you all the pleasure, all the profit and all the honor in the career before you, which you can reasonably...
I thank you for your several favors of Ap. 27th & 30th & May 4th. The intelligence they contain is very favorable to the cause of our country. The opposition to government has been defeated in this state in a manner equally honorable. We shall go on pretty well and finally preserve our Country from the continuation contamination which has threatned it. Mrs. Adams is not secure against returns...
I have just received your favor of yesterday & thank you for the communication. Mr Morris’s merits shall be impartially considered with all the other candidates in due time. Mrs. Adams will be soon in N York. When she passes, will you be so good as to give me the news of her I am Sir yours as usual MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
I acknowledge with Sincere pleasure, the Receipt of a handsome and a friendly letter from you, of the 14th. of this month: and congratulate you on your marriage into a connection, abounding in oppulence, Influence and Talents. The news of this Event gave me more pleasure, than I should have received from hearing of your, election into any legislature, or appointment, to any office under any...
Your favour of the ninth of this month, is but this moment received. I wish I had been apprised of the subject of it sooner, as there is danger, that any application will be too late. You need not apprehend Censure from me, for though the circumstances in which I was born, educated, connected & surported, & the whole course of my public & private life has been so peculiarly exposed to Jealousy...
I lost no time, in writing to Mr Madison, and to all I could Say in your favour inclosed your original Letter which had a frankness a Sort of honesty, and a Species Veri in it, which I was confident you would do you no harm. I added an affectionate recommendation of my own. Your Letter has been returned to me, as I requested, with information that the office had been given to another, before...
Your favour of July 18 was duely received. Your Resolution to Subjugate yourself to the controul of no Party, is noble; but have you considered all the Consequences of it? in the whole History of human Life. This Maxim, has rarely failed to annihilate the Influence of the Man who adopts it and very often exposed him to the Tragical Vengence of all Parties, There are two Tyrants in huhan Life,...
I received yesterday your kind and Friendly Letter for which accept my thanks. The interest you have taken from the best of motives in what you conceive to be the happiness and prosperity of the Country is deserving well of it; when plans were so deeply lade so deliberately carried into Execution, names so well known & so dear to very many of the inhabitants of your State and city, Men whom...