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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
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...
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
To the Honourable the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Pennsylvania . MERCHANTS and monied men have obtained Charters for numerous Banks, to facilitate negotiations and to increase profits; but hitherto the Necessitous , who are compelled to borrow small sums for immediate relief, have been left, unregarded, to the mercy of Extortioners. The wife, whose husband lays on the...
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,...
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...
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...
MS ( DLC : TJ Papers , 200:35536); entirely in Cooper’s hand; undated.
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
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...
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...
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...
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 cannot appease my melancholly commiseration for our Armies in this furious Snow Storm, in any way So well as by Studying your Letter of Oct. 28. We are now explicitly agreed, in one important point, viz t That “there is a natural Aristocracy among men; the grou n ds of which are Virtue and Talents.” you very justly indulge a little merriment upon this Solemn Subject of Aristocracy. I often...
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....
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...
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...
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...