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A pretty general Opinion prevails amongst us that Congress will this Session open a Land Office for the Northwestern Territory and the published proceedings in a degree confirm it. Colo. John Lynn, who has heretofore enjoyed your favorable Opinion in another Line, is desirous on the Event taking place that you should extend your Confidence to him in this new Department: I believe him competent...
I heard some Time agoe that a Gent. under Orders from the Executive had been viewing different Situations on each Side of Potomack from the Mouth of Connegochege downwards for a Scite for a Cannon Foundery and a Manufactory of Arms for the Public and that one in the Neighbourhood of Leesburgh was reported to be the most proper. I have since heard that it was relinquished and Shannandoah...
I have just received your Letters of the 24th & 26th and feel real Concern that my Circumstances will not permit me to fill the important Office you propose to me. I am far from being out of Humor with the World on my own Account; it has done me more than Justice in estimating my Abilities and more Justice than common in conjecturing my Motives—I feel nothing of Fear either in hazarding again...
The general Sentiment you disclosed on the Differinces between the Commissioners and me when I had the pleasure of seeing you in George Town, intirely correspondent to my Ideas of Propriety, renders it unnecessary and improper for me to go into the Merits of my Claim to the Square West of 4. and now that I find it necessary, against my Inclination, to complain to you of Messrs Scott and...
Yesterday Evening I received here, my dear sir, your Letter of the sixth. I never designed to give you the Trouble, and if I judge right the pain, of investigating Disputes between the Comrs and me; and I am confident you will do me the Justice to believe, in general, that my Disposition did not lead me, out of my way, to look for an Opportunity to quarrel with them. But Things are brought to...
I have been here from the 26th of December to the 10th of January and from the 7th or 8th Instant ’till the writing of this, Time sufficient to form a pretty good Idea of Things: with the Frankness you have often invited Mr Carroll from his State of Health and other Circumstances must go out and I perceive that the success of the City will much depend on your next Choice and I hope and believe...
Whilst I was here the latter End of Decr and Beginning of January claiming and endeavering to perfect my Title to the Square adjoining the Bridge to the Left as you go into the City Mr Scott several Times spoke to me to consent that a Street should pass thro’ it by the Water; the Street 30 feet wide, the smallest Breadth proposed, would take of the Square what cost me about 150£ for that...
Disappointed by Mr Greenleafs not coming and tired of staying here I had wrote to you Yesterday by Doct. Stuart who will have the pleasure of seeing you, and we were just seperating this Morning when I received your Letter of Yesterday. I have long thought it unlucky that the Act of Congress made it necessary to appoint three Comrs —they cannot all act in the Detail with the decision and...
Mr Greenleaf has had a Conversation with us before Mr Carroll on the subject of new Commissioners —You will I am sure do the Doctr & myself the Justice to believe that our Declarations to you are real and not calculated on Ideas of our own Importance to eat into the funds—Mr Greenleaf mentions Mr Dalton and Mr Baldwin as proper with your Approbation to fill our places and speaks an intention...
Your Letter of the 23d of last Month came to Hand whilst I was attending on the Lottery Business at George Town: I forbore to answer it immediately hoping that a little Delay might enable me to do it more to your Satisfaction, as well as my own for I could not think of any Gentleman of the Neighbourhd whom I could venture to recommend to you and the Proprietors, amongst whom there is the most...