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Those Interested are about to Petition the next Legislature for a Road from this to Normonds ford on the Rapp k I have had a person out the Two last weeks getting Signers in at the last Culpepper and Fauq. Courts &Ct and he has obtained Some hundreds, I Intend to wait on the assembly myself—will you do me the favor to Cover to me in
J’ai l’honneur de vous adresser par le Courrier d’Aujourd’hui un petit paquet contenant “le traite élementaire de la Morale & du Bonheur.” S’il arrivait que ce ne fut l’ouvrage que vous attendez, je vous prie d’ avoir la bonté de me le renvoyer. Aussitôt que l’ “American brewer & Malster” paraîtra je m’empresserai de vous le faire parvi parvenir . By today’s mail I have the honor of sending...
We have the honor to acknowledge your favor of the 20th ult o which came duly to hand; and subsequently thereto we rec d from M r P. Gibson of Richmond $25 on your account, which sum pays your subscription to Oct 31. 1813 .—In furnishing your bill we had reference only to the newspaper acc t not understanding that you wished a statement of your printing acc t
I was favored with your accompaniement to my thoughts on banking & have reason to believe that Treasury notes will be issued to a larger Amount—The Banks here took them as Cash for a subs n to Gov ts Loan, as they were glad to obtain them— The enclosed Pet n is rapidly signing & the Corporation is anxious to have the Bank. in Hamburgh a similar bank pays 150000 Crowns to the State see Adam...
By this day’s stage I send you a small Box that has been sent to my care from J. Milligan & Co of Geo. Town . Wishing it safe to hand RC ( DLC ); endorsed by TJ as received 13 Dec. 1813 and so recorded in SJL .
A change for the worse, in the aspect of our political Parties, within twenty years, cannot, I think, have escaped your observation.— Instead of a close adherence & frequent recurrence to first principles, as the invariable Standard by which men & measures should be tried, party has more & more assumed the character of personal Factions. measures are supported or opposed, with little regard,...
At a time when our enemy has avowed his intention to prosecute the war with the utmost rigor against our towns, villages, and citizens , it becomes the duty of every American to aid his Government in repelling them. I shall not be deterred by one disaster from respectfully submitting a plan, which I shall, I trust, demonstrate would completely banish them from our waters. Indeed, I am about...
I have taken the Liberty of sending you a paper, which contains the a sketch of the life & Character of the late Peter Freneau Esq r — His name will be long revered and remb remembered by your Political friends in this State. I congratulate you and our Country on on the brilliant successes of our arms both by sea and by
The enclosed was written before my late visit to Albemarle , and detaind in consequence of it, to be deliverd in person, but afterwards forgotten and left here. I need not add my sincere desire that you will have the goodness to decide the question to which it relates. we have nothing from abroad, immediately, concerning our own affairs; and no new light as to the result, of the great battles,...
Lieutenants Fawcett , and Dickonson beg leave to return to their kind thanks to M r Jefferson for the attention shewn them while at Charlottesville ; and whould have done themselves the honor of waiting upon him, had time permitted— RC ( MHi ); in an unidentified hand; addressed (edge trimmed): “Thomas Jefferson Esq ue Monticello
Shortly after my return the 5 th ins t from the judicial labours of the fall circuit I addressed a note to the manufacturer of y r merino wool urging the completion of the fabric and desiring to know when I might expect it—he returned the answer enclosed—which is not satisfactory as to the time of finishing it but I hope we shall be able to send it to you by your nephew Judge Carr who intends...
I received with all imaginable Gratitude your Letter from monticello but confess I am Embarrassed by the Condescension on your part in writing it—you have taken however the favorable side to me and relieved me from the apprehension that what was most respectfully designed to Amuse a Vacant half hour might be Construed into a presumption which I was not justified in—no monk ever read any of the...
I had the pleasure of receiving your letter of the 7. by the last mail enclosing twenty dollars, my fee in the certiorari case of Michie , in the Albemarle Circuit court —. I was very sorry to hear that indisposition had deprived us of the pleasure of seeing you, at Charlotte’sville — I hope when at Charlottesville hereafter, I shall have it in my power, to avail my self of your polite...
I was fortunately enabled to procure a copy of “The Proceedings” &c from Judge Cooper , and have Sent it to my printer . It contains a few Ms. notes, which, being in your hand-writing, will be attended to in the new edition. It has just occurred to me that you might av wish to avail yourself of such an opportunity to make further alterations & therefore I trouble you with this letter. If you...
I stated to you the other day in conversations that I believed the directors of the Rivanna Company were entirely satisfied with the Law respecting the navigation of our River , as it was amended last year winter by the Senate ; A copy of which you have Seen. I have now the pleasure of confirming that statement. The matter has been agitated in full meeting & decided unanimously that the...
Accept my thanks for the comprehensive Syllabus, in your favour of Oct. 12. The Psalms of David , in Sublimity beauty, pathos and originality, or in one Word, in poetry, are Superiour to all the Odes Hymns and Songs in any language. But I had rather read them in our prose translation, than in any version I have Seen. His Morality however, often Shocks me, like Tristram Shandy’s execrations....
I send you inclosed as requested in yours of the 9 th Ins t one hundred dollars in small notes— but little change has taken place in the price of flour, it is, if anything more dull, sales have been made on the basin at 4¾ and a little at 4½$, our mill flour has been sold at 5$ on 4 months Very respectfully I am RC ( ViU : TJP-ER ); between dateline and salutation: “Thomas Jefferson Esq re ”;...
As I owe you more for your Letters of Oct. 12. and 28 than I Shall be able to pay, I Shall begin with the P.S. to the last. I am very Sorry to Say, that I cannot “assist your memory in the Enquiries of your letter of August 22 d .” I really know not who was the compositor of any one of the Petitions or Addresses you enumerate. Nay farther I am certain I never did know. I was so shallow a...
I am very unwilling to be considered as impertinent, and have therefore hesitated, before I determined, that, I might, without impertinence, inclose to you a Copy of the Address & Constitution of an Association in Virginia , for the distribution of Bibles gratuitously, to those who are not able to purchase them.—Conscious of the purity of my motive, I have discarded the doubts which at first...
I am sorry to inform you that the great Patriot Peter Freneau Esq r , of this City, departed this life on Monday last. In him our Country has lost lost one of its firmest and best friends—He continued to his last moments, one of your greatest friends, and admirers. The Republican Party here will most sensibly feel his loss. The enclosed paper will give you but a faint Idea of the high...
since I had the honor of Addressing you the 19 Ult —I had the pleasure of receiving the inclosed from M r Williams —to which I replied the 28 th requesting the fav r (in Case he should suceed in purchasing a Set of Ex—at New York . (if not too much trouble) he would also engage a Sett in my fav r for ƒ5000 franc’s—and that I would also wish to avail my self of the indulgence— in Case himself...
I sent you about a twelve month ago, a copy of my edition of Justinian’s institutes , and another copy of my introductory lecture ; I presume you received them as I sent them if I do not mistake under M r Madison’s care. I write at present to say that I have at my disposal D r Priestley’s library and apparatus. The library consists of about 4400 Volumes of all descriptions, some of them very...
I am very much obliged to you for allowing me to read your letters to M r Eppes . I have done it with great satisfaction and attention. Your letters contain the ablest system of finance that I believe cou’d be devised, if the U.S. were now to commence their financial operations, with all the powers of the State and Gen l Governments and we were free from prejudices against paper money and the...
I had the honour to receive your letter of Sept. 18 at the usual interval— If this people could but appreciate the real character of Britain , I think she would yield to our claims of Justice.—I have, ever since the year 1794 been satisfied that war or submission to the insolence of our old master made the only alternative. The evil Genius of M r Hamilton came nearly to paralyse the nation—But...
Thomas Jefferson } Comp t vs Upon a bill in chancery to perpetuate testamoney David Michie Deft This cause came on to be heard this fourth day of November 1813 On the bill answer, plea set down for argument and exhibits, and the arguments of council being heard & mature consideration had thereon, It is adjudged ordered and decreed by the court that the defendants plea be overruled, and that...
It is now a year since I have had a letter from M r Hawkins ; he was then, and had been some time engaged as an Engineer, and had undertaken two very stupendous works: one of them the constructing a Tunnel under the River Thames about eleven miles below London , which he had nearly compleated. The other was a Tunnel through Shuters hill , about eight miles from London , to level the eastern road.
I receivd lately the enclosed letter from ch: Carter in which he proposes to submit the question between m r Short and me, relating to the boundary of the land purchasd of him, to your decision. I most willingly accede to the proposition, and hope that you will undertake it. It will take you a mornings ride, thro’ some rough ground, with a guide, which you may easily procure. You have all the...
Believing that a Reading of the inclosed Pamplett will not be disagreeable to you I have inclosed it to you; if it shall meet my expectation I am gratified if not; I think you will readily not take it in bad part from your sincere & obt hb l S t RC ( DLC ); dateline beneath signature; at head of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr.”; endorsed by TJ as received 13 Dec. 1813 and so recorded in SJL ....
The work you did me the honor to subscribe for, is nearly complete: the 1st vol. is finished, and the second, nearly So. I have collected, with much pains, a considerable quantity of American matter relative to the arts, manufactures, &c. and will, in a few days, send you a copy for your opinion. In the mean time I subscribe myself your friend & humble Serv t RC ( DLC ); adjacent to closing:...
I have satisfied myself, by a great number of experiments, that the influence of cold upon the skin, is the most universal cause which places the system in a state of predisposition to disease. I have also ascertained by experiment hundreds of times repeated, that a timely application of intense heat to the surface, will correct the predisposition, and prevent disease, even when sternly...
This will be handed you by my friend Cap t Ross a young gentleman on a visit to the United States from Hamburg a nephew to M r David Ross , who wishes to pay his respects to you, your politeness & Attention to him will confer an Obligation on RC ( MHi ); endorsed by TJ as received 12 Nov. 1813 and so recorded in SJL
I duly recieved your favor inclosing my account . on turning to my papers I found my last account with mr Sam l H. Smith , agreeing with yours in the result, altho’ not in the particulars. I send you a copy of it merely that these last may be understood. I have no doubt the result of both is as right as they agree. I therefore some time ago desired the house of Gibson & Jefferson
I take the Liberty of Writeing you a few Lines Respecting the Watch & Chane, which I have ventured to send to you by post, Early in September Last, as I have not heard from you since, I fear you have not Received it— RC ( MHi ); dateline at foot of text; adjacent to closing: “Tho s Jefferson Esqr”; endorsed by TJ as received 27 Oct. 1813 and so recorded in SJL .
Notwithstand g I wrote M r George Williams the 9 th Ins t requesting a sett of exchange for same Amo t as last year—at present ex—on the same firm vz Mess r Russell & Morton —I am as yet most cruely disappointed—in not receiving any Ans r
From the corect view which you had of the Importancs of my undertaking Relative to the trade in the Indian country and Particularly our establishment near the mouth of Columbia River I am Lead to belive that it would have afortd you pleasure to have heard of our Sucess which I had hopes to have Comunicated to you & which I Should have had in my Power to have Done had we not fallen a Sacrifics...
I have the pleasure to inform you that the Judge this morning gave his opinion in your case of a Forcible entry & detainer v Michie in which the Inquest of the Jury was considered as sufficient on which to issue a warrant of restitution , and that the Justices acted legally in awarding restitution and in refusing the Traverse tendered by Michie , which put nothing in issue—The Case was argued...
I am favord with your letter of the 6 th Ins t and shall attend to the several dfts as they appear, I now send you inclosed $300 in small notes—as also a note for renewal on the 29 th Ins t for your signature— I have this moment learnt from M r Higginbotham that he is going up immediately, and as there is some risk in sending notes by the mail, I have asked the favor of
It is with extreme reluctance I trouble you with these lines; I never yet applied to any living being for aid, whilst I could by dint of industry & the help of my talents work my way through the world: neither should I have resorted to this means now, were it not for the sake of my family. the height of Political intolerance made me quit Boston in the fall of 1807 (I had been teaching french...
Your very Acceptable favour— tho dated, the 18 th Ult o did not reach, me before late last evening— conveying the ageeable intilligence— Gen l Kosciuskos receiving—your last years Remittance for ƒ5,500 franc’s—with order to remit his Annual Int thro same Convenint Channel— in consequence, I instantly Addressed a few lines to M r Geo Williams —at
I have Receivd your Letter of the 2 d Ins t And have inclosd to Cap t Miller a Written Permit to Return to Norfolk —He must Consider the Liberty as Subject to be Revoked by any anstance of Misconduct Hostile to the Government—And also In the Event of the Commissary Generals disapprobation—Neither of Which I apprehend— I congratulate on our late Successes on the Lakes
σὲ γὰρ πάντεσσι θέμις θνητοῖσι προσαυδᾶn . “It is not only permitted but enjoined upon all Mortals to address you.” Why should not our Divines translate it “It is our duty and our priviledge to address the Throne of thy grace and pray for all needed lawfull Blessings temporal and Spiritual,.” Θεμiς was the Goddess of honesty, Justice, Decency, and right; the Wife of Jove , another name for...
I have So far intruded as to give the bearer hereof Joel Walker Esq r this letter of introduction to You he lives in the State of Ohio & has partook of the privations & hordships of a Soldier he merely wishes to see You & Your situation I think him Worthy Your Notice I am Yours Respectfully RC ( DLC ); dateline at foot of text; addressed [torn]: “ Monticello M r
May I beg your acceptance of a copy of the Nautical Almanac for 1814? RC ( DLC ); endorsed by TJ as received 10 Oct. 1813 and so recorded in SJL . Enclosure: Blunt, Blunt’s Edition of the Nautical Almanac and Astronomical Ephemeris, for the year 1814 (New York, 1813; Sowerby, E. Millicent Sowerby, comp., Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson , 1952–59, 5 vols. no. 3810).
Enclosed I submit to your perusal, what I trust will be deem’d worth the trouble— If after a Year, these Treasury notes (become due), were rec d as Cash in paym t of Subs n to the loan, it would give them full credit & enable Gov t to issue more—The loan would also be obtain’d on more advantageous terms, as these note holders would encrease the number of competitors for the loan— RC ( DLC : TJ...
I have read with great interest & satisfaction your remarks on finance, which I return by the bearer. we are now at the mercy of monied institutions, who have got the circulating medium into their hands, & in that degree the command of the country, by the adventurers in them, who without mu ch capital are making fortunes out of the public and individuals. many of these institutions are hostile...
Vous trouverez, ci-Inclus, la feuille que par La faute de mon relieur vous n’avez pas reçu beaucoup plutôt. Je vous prie, d’avoir pour lui & pour moi beaucoup d’Indulgence The “American Brewer & Malster” n’a point encore paru. Je veille cet ouvrage pour vous l’envoyer aussi tôt qu’il sera Imprimé. J’ai deux ouvrages on brewing l’un intitulé “the philosophical principles of the Science of...
My residence in the country during the Summer has prevented me from answering sooner your very polite note of the 20 th of August covering a communication to M r Allen which was immediately transmitted to him. It is now a long time since I was tempted by the request of Gen l Clark & other friends as well as by the natural interest of the subject to undertake the composition of the narrative...
I have the pleasure of receiving yours of the 18 th this day—the work of Tracy , is going forward but slowly, as I cannot devote from my present engagements the time I should wish to see it pushed forward. I have put it in the hands of one of Neef’s assistants, a sensible and liberal young man ; and Neef is able to render the abstruseness of Tracy’s metaphysis a little more comprehensible than...
I met with Doct r Flood at Buckingham court house on the second monday of the present month. From him I had the pleasure of hearing you were in good health and that a letter from you to me had been put into the mail at his Fathers on that morning—The letter has not been received and I am unable to account for its failure—Even if it had gone on to Richmond it ought to have reached me on Tuesday...
Being advanced in Years ( 63 ) I find my former profession, of a Teacher, rather irksome—Hence, I am desirous of obtaining the appointment a Chaplain to one of the Brigades of the U. States Army — My son Donald Fraser Jun r now at “ Fort George ” writes me that a Chaplain is Chaplain’s office is now vacant