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Your favors of Mar. 9. and 23. are both safely recieved and I shall with pleasure write to the President on the subject of the last. this I do merely because it is your wish, being satisfied the President can need no excitement in your favor beyond his own knolege & approbation of the uniform line of your conduct. We are here in a state of close blockade, tantalized indeed with propositions of...
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 I like well your idea of issuing treasury notes bearing interest, because I am persuaded they would soon be withdrawn from the circulation and locked up in vaults & private hoards.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...
Know all men by these presents that I Thomas Jefferson of Monticello in the county of Albemarle in consideration of my affection to my grandson Thomas Jefferson Randolph of the same place & county have given to my said grandson four negro slaves to wit Thruston the son of Isabel , Bec daughter of Mine r va , Lewis
Your favor of the 1 st has been recieved, and altho’ it was incomprehensible to me what certificate the clerk of Henrico could want as to the deed to which you were a witness , yet I sent it to the clerk of Albemarle , who might know better. I reinclose you the deed with his answer. it is certain that the clerk of Henrico has taken a mistaken view of the subject, which I hope he will correct,...
The inclosed biographical Notice of our late minister mr Barlow was prepared for some of the public papers of Europe , and has been forwarded to me by one of it’s authors . you will see subscribed to it as much of their names as they chuse to communicate. I inclose it to you supposing it possible you might think it worthy of translation and of publication in your paper. when done with I shall...
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...
Doct r Patterson informs me that the time piece you have been so kind as to make for me, is now ready, and advises with me as to the sending it during the present blockade of the Delaware & Chesapeake . I have written to him that I would rather it should not be risked until the coast becomes safer; and have expressed a wish that in the mean time he would take it to his house, and with the rod...
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...
Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to the Principal of the Lynchburg academy with whom Francis Eppes a grandson of his is, the only child of a deceased daughter , whom he has but rare opportunities of seeing. there is with him also another connection, master Baker . it will be a gratification if they can be permitted to come and stay with him till Monday morning when they shall be sent...
Your favor of Mar. 24. is recieved, and nothing could have been so pleasing to me as to have been able to comply with the request therein made, feeling especial motives to become useful to any person connected with mr M c Mahon . but I shall state to you the circumstances which controul my will, and rest on your candor their just estimate. when I retired from the government, 4. years ago, it...