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This letter will be presented you by mr George Ticknor , a gentleman from Massachusets whose father is of distinguished standing in that state. this gentleman has been 4. years travelling and and sojourning in the different countries of Europe for the purposes of instruction, and with the same views will pass the approaching winter in Edinburg , Oxford , Cambridge and London
I must again beg the protection of your cover for a letter to mr Gilmer, altho’ a little doubtful whether he may not have left you. You will have seen by our papers the delirium into which our citizens are thrown by a visit from Gen l La Fayette. he is making a triumphal progress thro’ the states, from town to town with acclamations of welcome, such as no crowned head ever recieved. it will...
Taking for granted this will reach you while mr Gilmer is still in England, I take the liberty of putting a letter for him, under the protection of your cover, to ensure it’s safe reciept by him. should it however, by any accident, loiter on the way until he should be on his return, I will request of you to open the letter to him, and to take out, and have delivered to Maj r Cartwright, one it...
I took the liberty, in October last, to request you to put a catalogue of books, which I inclosed, into the hands of an honest bookseller, one to whom I might address myself with confidence hereafter without troubling you; and at the same time desired my correspondent in Richmond Cap t Bernard Peyton to remit a bill of 40.£ sterling to be delivered to the Bookseller to be placed by him to my...
In your favor of May 3. which I have now to acknolege, you so kindly proffered your attentions to any little matters I might have on that side of the water, that I take the liberty of availing my self of this proof of your goodness so far as to request you to put the inclosed catalogue into the hands of some honest bookseller of London who will procure and forward the books to me, with care...
Your favor of Mar. 1. has been duly recieved, and requires my thanks for the kind offer of your services in London . books are indeed with me a necessary of life; and since I ceded my library to Congress I have been annually importing from Paris . not but that I need some from London also, but that they have risen there to such enormous prices as cannot be looked at. England must lose her...
I have heretofore informed you that our legislature had undertaken the establishment of an University in Virginia, that it was placed in my neighborhood, and under the direction of a board of seven Visitors, of whom I am one, mr Madison another, and others equally worthy of confidence. we have been 4. or 5. years engaged in erecting our buildings, all of which are now ready to recieve their...
I am later than my wishes in offering you my congratulns on your safe return to your own country. I have been for nearly 4. months past confined to the house, and mostly indeed to my couch by a painful and tedious complaint, which has very much interdicted to me the use of my pen. tho’ late, they are not the less sincere, and I am especially pleased that you return associated with our...
your fav r of Oct. 9. was rec d in due time, and the last envoi of books ment d in it from Lackington came safely to hand. having occn for another call of that kind, to save you trouble I address it to him . directly so as to require from you only the having the lrs put into his hands but I leave it open, lest any thing should have intervened to render any other address more eligible. and for...
I have deferred acknoleging your favor of May 22. until the reciept of my books should enable me to add that information to the thanks I owe you for your agency in procuring them. I receive them just now in good order. I certainly did not intend you should take half the trouble you have been so kind as to give yourself in the execution of this commission; yet I feel too sensibly it’s benefit...