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I was much concerned to learn by a letter from Mess rs Gibson & Jefferson of Richmond that they found difficulty in procuring a bill for the remittance I desired to be made to you. I immediately wrote to them to inclose you a hundred dollar bank bill of Richmond , which I doubted not you could have exchanged. the difference between this & the amount of your bill would be no more than a just...
Your letter of Feb. 25. never got to my hands till last night. the purchase of the horse from you by mr Darnell was on my account, and the debt as much acknoleged as if a bond had been given. I had desired my merchant in Richmond , as soon as he could sell my flour from the Poplar Forest (which got down but lately) to remit a sum of money to mr Goodman , sufficient to pay your’s and other...
In my answer of the 7 th to yours of the 3 d of Mar. I omitted to note what you had stated as to the bargain for Mazzei’s lot, to wit that the paiments were to be made within so many days after a sufficient title shall be made. I now expect daily an answer from mr Randolph after which there will be no delay in making what I deem a good title. but if mr Taylor should deem it otherwise, I take...
The blockade of the Chesapeak having sunk the price of flour to 7. Bar Dollars , for which I am not disposed to sacrifice mine, and being desirous that my debts in your neighborhood therefore should not be put off for that sale, I have this day written to mr Harrison of Lynchburg to pay you 250.D. on the 7 th of April , and I have countermanded the directions
I wrote you on the 7 th a request that the money for my tob o might be paid in Richmond . it now occurs that I have about 250.D. of debts to pay in the neighborhood of Poplar Forest which it would be more conveniently done by what is in your hands, than by drawing it back again from Richm d . you will oblige me therefore by paying that sum, when due, to Jeremiah A. Goodman , and having paiment...
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,...
Your letter of Feb. 3. has been recieved, and in answer to your enquiries respecting sheep, I will state that I have three distinct races which I keep at different places. 1. Merinos; of these I have but 2. ewes, and of course none to spare. President Madison has been more succesful, and sells some ram lambs, but not ewes. the Merino is a diminutive tender sheep, yielding very little wool, but...
I have taken the liberty to order my Servant to call at Monticello and get (by your permission) a few plants of the scotch broom.— Yours respectfully RC ( CSmH : JF ); at foot of text: “M r Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 12 Mar. 1813 and so recorded in SJL .
Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to mr Cocke, whose servant is desired to take as many Broom plants as he pleases, but having never found them to succeed by transplantation, he sends him some seed, which generally succeeds, altho sometimes it does not come up till the second spring.— he sends him also a little seed of the Sprout Kale , a plant he recieved from The National garden of...
From the time I inherited of T. Paine’s manuscripts, papers &c. &c. my intention was to have the honor to write to you concerning your most valuable letters to him. The troublesome and dissagreeable affairs which have been suscited to me since his death: If not an excuse to negligence was the cause of my delay. Family affairs require my presance in France I am waiting only for a good...
the only difficulty I can imagine with the aid of these directions is the want of correspondent marks or letters on the different parts of your machine, you may however without them soon discover them when the machine is put in motion; I have added directions for the Drawing & Roving head, because it adds so much to the value of the Carding Engine, that you should lose no time in procuring...
Directions for using the Carding Engine Make the feeding frame fast in front of the Engine, by means of the irons and screw rod, and so placed that the cards on the main Cylinder will just pass the fluted Rollers without touching them.—The upper fluted Roller is kept down on the under one by two wires ( ) hooked ovev over the pivots of it at the ends, & under two small iron levers ( ) one end...
your letter of Feb. 27 was received by the last mail. Mr Randolph , was in this place, when I came to it last fall, & had resided here for some time previous; but soon after that, he left it, & has been since, as I am to be, with his son in law, Mr B. Taylor in Jefferson County , not far from the little village of Charleston : Being informed this morning, that Doctr Grayson , of this Town, was...
Convinced that You will pardon an entire Stranger for intruding on Your time for a few minutes, when You become acquainted with the motives by which she is actuated, I solicit the favour of a few Lines in answer t to the following Inquiry. Accident has thrown in my way an unfortunate person by the name of Julia Bradley , whose maiden name as she informed me was Julia Webb , of Richmond...
soon After I became the Advocate of domestic Animals as far as related to thier diseases, in the lecture of which I sent you a copy, mr Carver applied to me to become his advocate with our Citizens for the purpose he has mentioned in his letter to you. His proposition at first struck me as humane & praise worthy, but in a short time Afterwards it appeared to me in the same light that it does...
J’ai remis le 11 fevrier dernier , a M. Warden , Consul des Etâts unis a Paris , mon tribut annuel, que cet homme estimable S’est chargé avec empressement de vous faire passer par une voie Sure et prompte. Il est composé cette année de 270 Especes de graines d’arbres et de Plantes de toutes les divisions economiques et de fleurs d’ornemens pour les parterres & le Jardins de plaisance. Je...
I Thomas Mann Randolph the elder of the county of Albemarle in the state of Virginia upon mature reflection and in the most deliberate manner do publish and declare this writing to be my last Will and Testament: Having from the experience of twenty three years full confidence in the understanding, judgement, honour and impartial Maternal feeling of my beloved Wife Martha and considering that...
I have received your favors of the 7 th & 11 th with your note for $4300. and John Harvie’s for $176.90 which Jn o Brockenbrough has promised to pay to day— I remitted on the day I last wrote to you the $97 to Alricks and the $250 to J: A: Goodman
I am a man of no property—or hardly any name in society—I seek not the honors—nor pleasures of the world—I could wish to be rich tho’, for I could thereby have an opportunity of extending my usefulness—yet I don’t know what I might do if I were rich, for I don’t know myself, tho’ I’ve been trying to study myself this twenty years—still I do believe I should be the happiest man in the world if...
we have to acknowledge thy favour 11 th current— ; in our reply to thine, of 3 rd Ins t ; (which we hope thou hast receivd;) we stated, what we supposd must be the cause of thy Carder not performing to satisfaction; and the way, we hoped, to remedy it.—we regret, exceeding, that thou has found so much dificulty; with thy machine;—we had tried it before we sent it on; and fully believed it...
I rec d your Letter of the 7 Ins t in due Course. I fear your Ideas as to the Intention of the Blockading Squadron will not be Realized—my opinion is that, it is intended, & will be permenant; except as to Bread Stuffs—and even as to that, unless they Should be necessitated abroad—which we have no right to believe will Shortly be the Case, as Various accounts from the Peninsula State the...
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M r Poindexter with his respects to M r monroe asks the favor of him to convey the Guinea grass seed, sent herewith, to m r Jefferson . M r Poindexter regrets that through the carelessness of his servant the grass seed were mixed with some of another kind, and a quantity of them lost, by being loose in the Portmanteau. m r P.
I find there is to be a “physician” general of the arm. of the U. States —I have the vanity to think, that I am not entirely unqualified for that important place, by my age, my experience in practise, & my long experience as a teacher of a “practical” branch of medicine. Perhaps, I have some claim upon the government, as a steady supporter, so far as I can go, of the measures of the executive....
Presuming upon your goodness I have taken the liberty to mention to you the nature of an application I lately made to the President . owing to the great sacrifices I have made for a number of years past to support the Republican cause in this State —The great increase of my family, and the pressure of the times, I have been induced, with the advice of my friends here, to offer my Services to...
I take the liberty of addressing you on a request which I hope you will be kind enough to comply with. I am the son of Bernard M c Mahon of this city and Wish to get an appointment in the Navy or Army of the United States . K Knowing that you were good enough to corresspond With my father , I thought you would be so good as to give me a few lines of reccommendation to the secratary of the...
Before the Rec t of your Letter of the 10 Ins t I had on the 19, Enclosed you a Dft on Mess rs Gibson & Jefferson for $1000. Supposed to be about as much as the Crop would amount to—But if the demand for the $250. at poplar Forest Should be pressing— you are at Liberty to direct m r
Your time-piece has been packed up, ready for shipment, in the manner you directed, for a considerable time. But as soon as our river was had been rendered navigable, by the breaking up of the ice, it was again stoped & still continues to be so, by a British fleet. I am therefore, Sir, about to set it up at my own house, as it will be better to keep it going than standing; & shall wait your...
Your Kind Offer of a pair of Lambs I Will accept With many thanks I Will contrive Some Some Way to Get them Over & from your Discription of that Breed of Sheep I have Written to M r Randof to Save me all the Ewe Lambes he Will Spare, (for which I Will pay him his price) I Wish to commence a flock this Summer and We have paid no attention to improveing our Breed of Sheep in this country if I...
I beg you to accept the accompanying volume of “ Historical Letters .” I confess I am ashamed of the typographical execution of the work, the badness of which is chiefly to be attributed to its being published to the South of the Potomac . It is a reproach to that part of the United States that so useful an art as that of printing, should be there so much neglected, in point of embellishment,...
Votre Equité, votre humanité, votre ançienne bienveillançe a mon Egard vous porteront sans doute a Excuser L’importunité a laquelle me forcent des circonstances impérieuses. … celle qui se présente aujourdhui et a laquelle vous m’avés recommandé vous même de Veiller, je veux dire LEnvoi d’un nouveau ministre en france justifiera je l’Espére la liberté que je prens de vous rapeller la promesse...
In the name of God Amen. I Anne S. Marks late of the county of Louisa , now of Albemarle , being in health of body and mind, making make the following disposition of my estate real and personal after my death. First it is my will that all the debts wh with which I am chargeable either on my own account or as executrice of my late husband Hastings Marks , be paid out of my whole estate. then I...
This indenture made on the 26 th day of March one thousand eight hundred & thirteen , between Thomas Jefferson of Monticello in the county of Albemarle on the one part, and Thomas Jefferson Randolph , his grandson of the same place and county on the other part witnesseth that the said Thomas Jefferson in consideration of the affection he bears to his said grandson Thomas Jefferson Randolph , &...
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 letter of the 9 th ins t opened to my mind such a train of interesting ideas, that I could not resist writing you this, & enclosing you one of our Boston newspapers, containing a peice under the signature of an “ Independent Whig .” It will tend to confirm your opinion of our pretended fautores of science. More than a dozen numbers have preceeded this, some of them calculated to expose...
Agreeable to your request we have at length procured you a Small pale of Fresh Butter w for which we have given 1/3 d it was more than we expected to have got it for but could not do better—we are in hopes the quality is Such as will meet your approbation P.S The Servant had better bring Something to Carry it in as the pale was reserved RC ( MHi ); in Samuel Leitch’s hand; addressed: “Tho s...
Having, with much care and under peculiar difficulties, written a grammar of the English languag e , my object is now to make the public acquainted with its real merits. But the present rage for publishing works of this kind, has rendered them so numerous as to destroy all curiosity to examine them; and the high repute in which Lindly Murray’s is held, has also removed all expectation of...
This letter will be handed you by M r Tho s Roberts , who is anxious to obtain a commision in any of the military establishments now organizing, and in order to attain his wh wish , has solicited me to address you uppon that subject, and give you my opinion Respecting his qualifications &.c. I shou’d be false to true friendship, was I to neglect him, where there was the smalest probability of...
The bearer hereof M r Li Pop a native of Italy wishes some advice how to become a citizen of the United States and several gentlemen have recommended to him to see you on the subject, he can state his situation to you. I have not the late act of Congress relative to Aliens , so as to point out to him the course he ought to pursue. RC ( CSmH : JF ); endorsed by TJ.
I recieved the day before yesterday mr Edmund Randolph’s answer that he would execute any deed I should desire for mr Mazzei which should bind go to warrant only against himself & his heirs. I have thought it best to make a statement of the title which the purchaser may consider, and verify every material part of it for himself by the records at Richmond . he will see that the title is so...
I am not flattered with the expectation that the little work enclosed will present you with any new views that will be interesting: but feel confident, whatever may be your decision, that this effort of youth will be regarded with indulgence. RC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esq.”; endorsed by TJ as received 15 Apr. 1813 and so recorded in SJL . Enclosure: Dickinson, A...
Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to mr Gerardin Girardin & is sorry he cannot furnish him the Early York cabbage seed. he has ceased to cultivate it because the seed cannot be raised in this country. he sends him some green curled Savoy cabbage, the only kind he has. he sends him also some Malta Kale which he recieved from that island and finds preferable to t either the Scotch or...
on the 21st of january last , I had the honor of writing to you , by Doctor Stephens , and of sending, for your acceptance, a copy of the civil, penal, and criminal codes of France . I also inclosed a letter from mr. mazzei . I have since forwarded to you, by mr. Breuil , of the
Yours of the 23 d Ult. has been duly recieved, and I shall place the subject of it before the President in a letter I am to write him immediately on another subject. nothing certainly can give me greater pleasure than to be useful to you on this and every other occasion. at the same time I am satisfied no stimulus can be wanting on the mind of the President . nobody better knows your...
Your favor of Mar. 13. was long on the road, owing to the season and my distance from the great post roads. I thank you for your polite attention on the subject of my letters to the late mr Paine . while he lived, I thought it a duty, as well as a test of my own political principles to support him against the persecutions of an unprincipled faction. my letters to him therefore expressed the...
Your favor of Mar. 15. on the subject of mrs Julia Bradley formerly Webb, has been duly recieved. I have in vain ransacked my own memory to recall any knolege of her which I might have had: but the failure of that recollection is no proof against the fact, the multitude of those occasionally made known to me having rendered a distinct remembrance of them too much for my memory. I have...
Your favor of Mar. 25. is recieved and I thank you for the offer it makes. I had desired mr Gibson on the reciept of my flour to remit 250.D. to Goodman as soon as he could make any sale. I found afterwards no sale could be made for a reasonable price, and therefore wrote the request to you to furnish that sum to Goodman . in the , and countermanded my order on mr Gibson . in the mean time...
Your letter of the 26 th has been recieved, as had been that of the 5 th . the preceding ones had been complied with by applications verbal and written to the members of the government, to which I could expect no specific answers, their whole time being due to the public, & employed on their concerns. had it been my good fortune to preserve at the age of seventy all the activity of body & mind...
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...
As I presume you will go to court tomorrow, and I shall not, I must ask the favor of you to call on me. the perseverance and hostility of Cap t Meriwether renders Hornsby’s claim a very serious thing, and he will probably endeavor to engage the other two infant claimants to refuse their confirmation also. I wish to consult you on the best means of treating with those claimants & obtaining...