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Your letter of Sep. 24. came inclosed to me in one of Octob. 20. from mr Warden , which did not get to my hands until the 15 th of the last month. how the present answer will get to you I do not yet know but I shall confide it to the Secretary of State , to be forwarded with his despatches either to Paris or Leghorn . My letter of Dec. 29. 13. stated to you the circumstances, both here and...
My friend D r Barton proposing for the benefit of his health a voyage across the Atlantic , and a trial of the air of Europe , intends to visit Florence and Pisa in the course of his travels. he is a Vice president of the American Philosophical society , Professor of Natural history, Botany, Materia Medica, and of the Institutes and Clinical practice of Medicine in the University of...
The last letter I have recieved from you, my dear & antient friend, was of the 15 th of Feb. 1811. that letter I answered two days after it’s reciept, to wit, July 9. 1811. since which I have not heard from you. such an interval excites anxieties to learn that you continue in health. my health remains good; a diminution of strength being the principal indication of advancing years. Since our...
I recieved, my dear friend, the day before yesterday, your favor of Feb. 15 . it is the only one I have recieved from you since that of Oct. 28. 1808. so long a silence had excited apprehensions which this letter removes. I shall take the best measures I can for the sale of your house & lot in Richmond . it is in a part of the town where property sells low. for it is a curious fact, that...
My last letter to you was of the 14th. of March 07. no occasion arose for writing again in the course of that year, and at the close of it, in December 07. our embargo put an end to the departure of vessels, which has continued from that time to this, 14. months. since my last, I have recieved yours of 07. Jan. 24. June 22. Sep. 13. Oct. 20. Dec. 19. 08. Mar. 29. the present will go very...
In August of the last year, Mr. Carr, the attorney employed to recover the price of Colle, paid me up the balance in full. I have since been constantly intending to take up our accounts and to make a full statement of them; but they went back to our residence in Paris, and it has not been till lately that I have had as much time at my disposal as would permit me to take such a retrospect of my...
In my letter of Mar. 10. I informed you that I wrote that day for the certificate of Bellini’s death. I now inclose it. I also mentioned that on the journey I was then taking to Monticello I should get information from your attorney mr Carr & probably be able to recieve & make you the remittance for Colle. I inclose you his letter by which you will see we shall be delayed till the fall. I got...
Mr. Latrobe, superintendant of the public buildings having occasion for a stone carver, capable of carving the Capitel & frize of a Corinthian order. I have taken the liberty of addressing him to you to seek a proper character, he arranging with mr Appleton to recieve the person on your recommendation & to pay whatever monies may be necessary. we want a mere workman, but of real proficiency in...
It is very Long I know since I wrote you. the following letters of yours I believe are not yet acknoleged. 1801. Feb. 5. July 2. Nov. 15. 1802. Apr. 10. 17. Sep. 28. 1803. Apr. 15. May 20. Oct. 25 to Dec. 28. 1804. Jan. 27. Mar. 8. so constant is the pressure of business that there is never a moment scarcely that something of public importance is not waiting for me. I have therefore on a...
Your letter of Dec. 6. is just recieved, and a person leaving this place tomorrow morning for Paris, gives me a safe conveyance for this letter to that place. I shall depend on mr Short’s finding a conveyance from thence. yet as I know not what that conveyance may be, I shall hazard nothing but small & familiar matters. my health, which wore a very threatening aspect at the date of the letter...