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The watch had arrived safe and was entirely approved. I should have acknoleged it, but expected you would forward a seal and deferred my answer that I might at the same time remit you for that & the balance of 3.D. which I observe due on your bill . to remove suspence I now mention this with the assurance of my respect. PoC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “M r Tho s Voigt”; endorsed by TJ. Voigt...
You may remember the case of Peyton & Henderson in the courts of Chancery & Appeals , in which you acted for Peyton , and that I informed you that I had an interest in it. being in Washington myself & totally unable to pay any attention to it, it was so wretchedly managed by Peyton as to render failure inevitable. the two only witnesses who were important to him were not examined till a few...
I have just recieved from Gen l Kosciuzko a duplicate of his letter of May 30. to which he adds this P.S. ‘you render me a great service by the arranging arrangement with mr Morton to whom I owe many thanks for the most obliging manner in which I have been treated at Paris , and for the exactitude of his correspondent.’ this channel then being so agreeable to the General we had better adhere...
I had not expected to have troubled you again on the subject of finance; but since the date of my last I have recieved from mr Law a letter covering a memorial on that subject which from it’s tenor I conjecture must have been before Congress at their two last sessions. this paper contains two propositions, the one for issuing Treasury notes bearing interest, & to be circulated as money; the...
Your favor of Oct. 1. came duly to hand, and in it the Memorial which I now return. I like well your idea of issuing treasury notes bearing interest, because I am persuaded they would soon be withdrawn from the circulation and locked up in vaults & private hoards. it would put it in the power of every man to lend his 100. or 1000.D. tho’ not able to go forward on the great scale and be the...
You took the trouble of reading my former letters to mr Eppes on the subject of our finances, and I therefore inclose you a third letter to him on an important branch of the same subject, banks, for your perusal, if the volume does not appear too formidable. be so good as to stick a wafer into the letter and put it into the shortest post-line for Ça-ira which is his nearest post-office.— I...
As the meeting of our legislature approaches, and I shall be absent in Bedford from the 17 th inst. to about the 8 th of Dec. within which period you will possibly be passing, I have thought it best to inform you that the Rivanna co. & myself consent that the bill concerning us which was before the legislature at their last session, should pass verbatim as amended by the Senate
A bill to amend the act intituled an act incorporating a company to open E t c the Rivanna river from Milton to Moore’s ford E t c §.1. Be it enacted by the General assembly that instead of the tolls E t c [this section goes on to fix the tolls.] §.2. And be it further enacted that it shall be lawful for the court of Albemarle county
I ought sooner, in answer to your letter of Sep. 29. to have said that I shall be glad to recieve the second hand copy of the Traité du Bonheur et de la morale, which you supposed you could get me. I am anxious to recieve the ‘American brewer & malster’ as soon as published. I have both Richardson & Combrune which you mention. accept my friendly & respectful salutations. PoC ( DLC ); at foot...
I was unwell during the last session of our district court , or I should have seen you there and delivered to you the inclosed for your kind assistance in the case of Michie’s Certiorari on the proceedings of forcible entry; and I was not without a hope that your business might have given you leisure to take a dinner or an evening with us which will always give me pleasure. I had a...
Your favor of Oct. 18. has been duly rec d and I learn with great pleasure the progress you have made towards an establishment on Columbia river . I view it as the germ of a great, free & independant empire on that side of our continent, and that liberty & self government spreading from that as well as this side will ensure their compleat establishment over the whole. it must be still more...
In a letter of Sep. 23. I informed you of a claim of Col o Monroe’s to some part of the lands you sold to mr Short , he thinks about 30. acres, and proposed to you a meeting at your convenience to run the lines. Col o Monroe I believe wrote to you at the same time. I was then obliged to limit the time of meeting to some day before the present Date, by the necessity of my visiting Bedford about...
You have heretofore been apprised of a claim of Col o Monroe to a corner of your tract of land on the top of the mountain, which he supposes included within the lines of his prior deed. some years ago he mentioned this to me; but as mr Carter had conducted your survey in person, I imagined Col o Monroe had been illy informed, and as he never repeated the thing to me, I presumed he had become...
Your letter of July 21. was recieved on the 6 th of Aug. and should have been answered immediately, but that I was in daily expectation of one from Gov r Greenup on the same subject. I accordingly recieved one a fortnight after in which he inclosed a letter from you to him proposing an interview. and in his letter to me he said he should make an appointment with you as soon as he should be...
On the 24 th of April I took the liberty of putting under your cover a letter for James L. Henderson of Washita , and in yours of May 25. you were so kind as to state to me the conveyance you had procured for it, and the probability that an answer might be returned by the same person. none having been recieved, I fear that that man Henderson does not mean to answer, altho’ in that letter I...
Your motions have hitherto put it out of our power to write to you from the uncertainty of the times and places at which a letter could meet you. your last however from Cayuga removes the difficulty, as we presume a letter now written will find you at Headquarters, and that these will be somewhere in the line between Sacket’s harbor and Montreal . we have heard of the movements of Gen l...
The omission of the affidavit to my bill v. Michie was from want of reflection and recollection. I know that in a suit at Common law where depositions are desired lest the witnesses should die before trial, an affidavit is always required and altho ours is a different case, yet it was not worth while to run any risk for want of a mere formality. I have therefore prepared an affidavit stating...
Your favor of the 15 th is recieved, notifying me that the Directors of the Rivanna company have had under consideration the bill respecting the navigation of our river, that they have decided unanimously that the passage of that law as it was amended by the Senate , would comprehend every object of their petition to the last assembly , and that they propose to petition that the bill, as...
Being so much more within writing distance here than at Monticello , and with time freer from interruption, I avail myself of it to renew to you the assurances of my constant friendship, and my wishes for your health and happiness. and as brother Jonathan must have become stale and lost his powers of excitement, I send you a little work of a higher order to make you laugh on a gloomy day. it...
The situation in which I left your dear Mama makes me very anxious to hear of her during my stay here. uncertain whether this may not find her in bed, I address it to you to pray you to write me a line letting me know how she is. if it is done, on the reciept of this letter and put immediately into the post office of Charlottesville , it will still find me here. direct to me at Poplar Forest...
I have written to ask the favor of mr Halcomb to permit your cousin Baker and yourself to come and pass tomorrow and next day with me here. I send horses for you both, and will send you back on Monday morning. I left your aunt and cousins well at Monticello , and in the hope of seeing you here this evening, I remain affectionately PoC ( CSmH : W. J. Rheese Papers); endorsed by TJ. Eppes’s aunt...
Presuming that Saturdays & Sundays are vacation days at your school I ask the favor of you to permit my grandson Francis Eppes and his cousin Baker to pass them with me at this place. they shall be returned again on Monday morning. and as I shall have to ask the same favor of you again at the end of the ensuing week which I shall stay here, I will conform exactly to the hours of sending for...