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A disappointed politician you know is very apt to take refuge in a Garden. Accordingly I have purchased about thirty acres nine miles from Town, have built a house, planted a garden, and entered upon some other simple improvements. In this new situation, for which I am as little fitted as Jefferson to guide the helm of the UStates, I come to you as an Adept in rural science for instruction....
Your favor of the 18th. did not give me the first intimation that the adverse fortunes of our very estimable friend Fayette had reconciled him to a mode of assistance from this country, which notwithstanding his acknowledged services to it, his generous feelings would under other circumstances, not have accepted. In a letter recd. from him not long ago by myself, I was authorized to draw the...
I feel myself much indebted for the friendly sentiments expressed in your favor of the 9th. Ulto. and particularly for the volumes of admiralty decisions accompanying it. A good deal of public business having followed me into my retreat from the Seat of it, and rather more than usual of private being added, I have not been able to gratify myself with more than a glance into this Record of...