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Colo. Bell of Charlottesville called on me yesterday and informed me that he had recieved your appointment as postmaster at that station, which however he found himself obliged to decline accepting, on account of his frequent absences from home, rendered necessary by his commercial affairs. It was certainly impossible to have named a fitter person, if he would have undertaken it. In the event...
Th: Jefferson presents his compliments & thanks to mr Pickering for the accomodation offered of his copy of Knight’s book. the bill which he had recieved from the gentleman who was to procure him a copy had expressly stated it was not to be bought in London; and this was all Th:J. knew of the matter when he had the pleasure of seeing mr Pickering: but this morning the gentleman called on Th:J....
Having from time to time through the winter and down to the present day received repeated information that the post rider between Richmond and Charlottesville, and consequently along the rest of that line, has been and continues extremely unpunctual, sometimes not going even as far as Charlottesville (only 75 miles of the route) for three weeks, and often missing a fortnight, I have thought it...
On receipt of your favour by Colo. Mead we offered the office of Deputy quarter master General for the Continent in this state to a Mr. George Divers, a person qualified in every point for exercising it as we wou’d wish it to be. A peculiarity in the present situation of his private affairs has however prevented his acceptance of it. I have this day written to major Foresythe to know if he...
Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to the Secretary of state [&] sends him Champlain’s travels which he recieved by the last post, the person whom he desired to search his library , could not, on his first [look], find Escarbot: but promised to examine again, before the next post. Th:J. knows that it is in the library, and therefore hopes it will be found. he is happy in this occasion of...
Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to mr Pickering and sends him an office copy of Crozat’s grant, prepared to be sent by mr Bearing, of which he will therefore ask the return. RC ( MHi : Pickering Papers). Not recorded in SJL . Enclosure: copy of 1714 charter to Antoine Crozat (see TJ to Pickering, 15 Jan. ).
Your Letter of August the second has come duly to hand. We agree with you that the post at fort Pitt may be supplied much more œconomically from the settlements round about it, and these settlements have such a sufficiency of provision for the subsistance of the post that it is a waste of effort and of the public treasure to purchase and remove them from the east side of the Allegany. The...
By Desire of a Grand Committee of Congress I inclose You a Copy of a Letter from the Governor to the Delegates of Massachusetts, and request You to give all the Information in Your Power respecting the Nature and Circumstances of the Contracts mentioned in the Letter, and relative to the Subject thereof in General. I am Sir with very great respect Your most obedt & most hble servt. Dft ( DNA :...
I wrote you in a former letter that on the recommendation of Gen. Greene we had proposed to Maj. Forsythe the accepting the appointment of Deputy Quartermaster here which you had been pleased to refer to us. This appointment was kept open I think a Month, during which time (and indeed at any time since) we never received any answer from Maj. Forsythe, or intimation through any other channel...
Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to mr Pickering and will send him tomorrow Louis XIVth.’s charter to Crozat , the book having been sent to the Secy. of state’s office to have copies of the charter made out, and the office being closed till tomorrow. he will thank mr Pickering for the return of the paper sent him, when perused, as it was a rough draught & no copy retained, and these...