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The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 31:
1 February 1799 to 31 May 1800
Thomas Jefferson
Edited by Barbara B. Oberg

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Chapter 1 [in PDF format]

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Foreword vii
Editorial Method and Apparatus xiii
Illustrations xli
Jefferson Chronology 2
1799
To Elisha Boudinot, 1 February 3
3 From Aaron Burr, 3 February 4
4 From John Cleves Symmes, 3 February 5
5 From James Wood, 4 February 8
8 To James Madison, 5 February 9
9 To Martha Jefferson Randolph, 5 February 11 11
To John Wayles Eppes, 7 February 12
To Mary Jefferson Eppes, 7 February 13
To George Jefferson, enclosing Tobacco Statement, 7 February 14
From John C.Ogden, 7 February 16
From James Madison, 8 February 18
From Martha Jefferson Randolph, 8 February 20
From Bishop James Madison, 10 February 21
To Aaron Burr, 11 February 22
To James Monroe, 11 February 23
Notes on the Connecticut Cession, 11 February 25
From Daniel Clark, 12 February 27
To James Madison, 12 February 29
To Thomas Mann Randolph, 12 February 31
From John Page, 13 February 32
To Archibald Stuart, 13 February 33
To Tench Coxe, 14 February 36
To Edmund Pendleton, 14 February 36
From James Monroe, 15 February 40
From John Taylor, 15 February 40
From George Jefferson, 16 February 42
From George Jefferson, 19 February 43
To James Madison, enclosing Extracts on Relations Between United States and France, 19 February 44
To James Monroe, 19 February To Edmund Pendleton, 19 February 48
To Thomas Mann Randolph, 19 February 50
To Tadeusz Kosciuszko, 21 February 51
From Cipriano Ribeiro Freire, 22 February 54
From Martha Jefferson Randolph, 22 February 54
To Van Staphorst & Hubbard, 22 February 55
To Robert R. Livingston, 23 February 56
To George Jefferson, 24 February 57
From Edmund Pendleton, 24 February 58
To Elisha Boudinot, 25 February 60
To Tadeusz Kosciuszko, 25 February 60
To Louis of Parma, 25 February 61
From Timothy Pickering, 25 February 62
To George Jefferson, 26 February 63
To James Madison, 26 February 63
To Thomas Mann Randolph, 26 February 65
From Thomas Lomax, [before 27] February 66
To Bishop James Madison, 27 February 67
To William G.Munford, 27 February 68
Statement of Account from John Francis, [1 March] 69
From Harry Innes, 2 March 69
From John C.Ogden, 5 March 72
To Mary Jefferson Eppes, 8 March 75
From John Barnes, 10 March 75
To Thomas Lomax, 12 March 77
From Mary Jefferson Eppes, 13 March 78
Notes on Postal Service between Philadelphia and Charlottesville, [on or after 13 March] 79
To George Jefferson, 16 March 80
From John Barnes, 17 March 81
To George Jefferson & Company, 18 March 82
From George Jefferson, 18 March 82
To Samuel Clarke, 21 March 83
To John McDowell, 21 March 83
From John McDowell, 21 March 84
From John Carr, 22 March 84
From George Jefferson & Company, 26 March 85
From Carlo Bellini, 1 April 85
From George Jefferson, 1 April 86
From John Barnes, 2 April 87
To George Jefferson, 5 April 88
From John Barnes, 6 April From John Barnes, 6 April 90
From George Jefferson, 8 April 90
From Sir John Sinclair, 8 April 91
To Mary Jefferson Eppes, 13 April 91
From John McDowell, 13 April 92
To George Jefferson, 18 April 93
From Lafayette, 19 April 94
From George Jefferson, 22 April 96
To Edmund Pendleton, 22 April 96
To Carlo Bellini, 24 April 98
From Tench Coxe, 29 April 100
From John Barnes, 1 May 102
To Wilson Cary Nicholas, 2 May 102
From La Rochefoucauld-Liancourt, 4 May 104
From George Jefferson & Company, 6 May 104
To James Lyle, 6 May 105
To Henry Remsen, [6 May] 105
To John Wickham, 6 May 107
From Stephen Cathalan, Jr., 12 May 107
To James Monroe, 13 May 108
To John McDowell, 14 May 109
To Archibald Stuart, 14 May 109
From John McDowell, 16 May 111
To George Jefferson, 18 May 111
To Tench Coxe, 21 May 112
To John Barnes, 26 May 114
From John Barnes, 26 May 115
From George Jefferson, 27 May 116
To George Jefferson, 29 May 117
To George Wythe, 29 May 118
From George Jefferson, 3 June 118
To John Wayles Eppes, 7 June 119
To George Jefferson, 8 June 120
To Henry Remsen, 8 June 121
From George Jefferson, 10 June 122
To John Barnes, 15 June 123
To George Jefferson, 15 June 124
From George Jefferson & Company, 17 June 125
From George Jefferson, 17 June 126
To William G. Munford, 18 June 126
From John Barnes, 20 June 130
To Harry Innes, 20 June From Tench Coxe, 21 June 132
To George Jefferson, 21 June 135
To Daniel Clark, 23 June 135
From George Jefferson, 23 June 136
To Tench Coxe, 24 June 137
To William Dunbar, 24 June 137
From Mary Jefferson Eppes, 26 June 139
Indenture for Land Exchange with Nicholas Meriwether Lewis and Mildred Hornsby Lewis, 1 July 140
From William Short, 2 July 144
To George Jefferson, 3 June [i.e.,July] 145
To Thomas Mann Randolph, 3 July 146
To John Wayles Eppes, 4 July 146
From George Jefferson, 8 July 147
To George Jefferson, 12 July 148
From George Jefferson, 14 July 149
To George Jefferson, 25 July 149
From George Jefferson & Company, 29 July 150
From Benjamin Rush, 29 July 150
To John McDowell, 31 July 151
From Elijah Griffths, 4 August 151
From William Cobbett, 5 August 153
Indenture for the Sale of Elk Hill, 5 August 162
From James Thomson Callender, 10 August 163
To Daniel Call, 15 August 165
To John Barnes, 16 August 166
To George Jefferson, 16 August 167
To William G. Munford, 16 August 168
To Edmund Randolph, 18 August 168
To George Jefferson, 19 August 172
From Wilson Cary Nicholas, 20 August 172
To James Madison, 23 August 172
From Joseph Mathias Gérard de Rayneval, 24 August 175
From Daniel Call, 26 August 176
From George Jefferson, 26 August 177
To Wilson Cary Nicholas, 26 August 177
From George Jefferson, 27 August 178
To Wilson Cary Nicholas, 5 September 178
To James Thomson Callender, 6 September 179
To George Jefferson, 6 September 182
To Benjamin Rush, 12 September 182
From Tadeusz Kosciuszko, 15 September 184
To John Barnes, enclosing Statement of Account with John Barnes, 16 September 185
To William Frederick Ast, [17]September 186
To William Bache, 20 September 188
From Daniel Call, 23 September 190
To Archibald Stuart, 24 September 191
To John Coalter, 25 September 192
To Daniel Call, 28 September 193
From James Thomson Callender, 29 September 194
From Morgan Brown, 1 October 195
To John McDowell, 1 October 196
Indenture with Craven Peyton for the Lease of Fields at Shadwell, 1 October 197
From John McDowell, 3 October 200
To James Thomson Callender, 6 October 200
From William Dunbar, 4 [i.e., 6] October 203
From James Thomson Callender, 7 October 203
From George Jefferson, 7 October 204
From Philip Norborne Nicholas, 8 October 204
From Daniel Call, 13 October, enclosing Virginia High Court of Chancery Decree, 1 October 205
To Charles Clay, 14 October 208
To George Jefferson, 14 October 209
To George Jefferson, 14 October 210
To Henry Remsen, 14 October 211
To John Barnes, 15 October 212
To James Brown, 16 October 213
To Carter Bassett Harrison, 16 October 213
To Peyton Short, 16 October 214
To George Jefferson, 17 October 215
To Thomas Newton, 17 October 216
To Daniel Call, 23 October 217
From Thomas Newton, [23 October] 218
From Joseph Barnes, 25 October 218
From James Brown, 27 October 221
To Stevens Thomson Mason, 27 October 222
From George Jefferson, 28 October 224
To George Ruffn, 28 October 225
To Charles Pinckney, 29 October 226
From Dugald Stewart, 29 October 228
Memorandum to Thomas Mann Randolph, 30 October 229
To Littleton W. Tazewell, 30 October 229
Notes on Sir William Scott, 1 November 231
From James Madison, 2 November 231
To Philip Norborne Nicholas, 2 November 232
From James Madison, 3 November 233
From George Jefferson, 4 November 233
To George Jefferson, 8 November 234
To George Jefferson, 8 November 234
From George Jefferson, 11 November 235
From Daniel Clark, 12 November 236
From James Thomson Callender, 16 November 238
From George Jefferson, 18 November 239
To John Coalter, 19 November 240
To James Madison, 22 November 240
From George Jefferson, 25 November 242
To James Madison, 26 November 243
To John Taylor, 26 November 244
To William Bache, 27 November 245
To George Jefferson, 28 November 246
Safe Conduct for Three Chickasaw Indians, 28 November 246
To James Wood, 28 November 247
From John Coalter, 29 November 248
From George Ruffn, 30 November 249
From George Jefferson, 2 December 250
From Thomas Mann Randolph, 3 December 250
To George Jefferson, 4 December 251
To John Harvie, enclosing Statement for Arbitrators in Land Dispute with John Harvie, 5 December 252
From Peyton Short, 5 December 259
From Harry Innes, 6 December 260
From Jean Xavier Bureaux de Pusy, 9 December 264
From Samuel Adams, 11 December 265
From John Breckinridge, 13 December 266
From James Thomson Callender, 18 December 268
To John Coalter, 19 December 268
To George Jefferson, 19 December 269
Memorandum to Richard Richardson, [ca.21 December] 270
To John Wayles Eppes, 21 December 274
From Charles Brockden Brown, 25 December 275
From George Jefferson, 26 December 276
Notes on Treasury Statement, [after 28 December] 277
From James Madison, 29 December Memorandum on Attendance of the Vice President, [after 29 December] 280
From George Jefferson, 31 December 284
Notes on the Doctrine of Epicurus, [ca.1799?] 284
1800
To Tench Coxe, 1 January 285
From John Wayles Eppes, 1 January 286
To George Jefferson, 1 January 286
Notes on a Conversation with Tench Coxe, 2 January 287
From James Madison, 4 January 288
From James Monroe, 4 January 289
To Bishop James Madison, 6 January 291
To Jean Xavier Bureaux de Pusy, [7 January] 292
American Philosophical Society Memorial to U.S. Congress, [7-10 January] 293
From James Madison, 9 January 295
To Thomas McKean, 9 January 296
Notes on a Conversation with Benjamin Rush, 10 January 296
To George Jefferson, 12 January 297
From James Madison, 12 January 299
To James Monroe, 12 January 300
Notes on a Conversation with Samuel Smith, 12 January 301
To George Jefferson & Company, 13 January 302
Notes on a Conversation with John Nicholas, 13 January 303
From Josiah Parker, 13 January 303
To Josiah Parker, 13 January 304
To Thomas Mann Randolph, 13 January 304
To Henry Remsen, 14 January 307
To Charles Brockden Brown, 15 January 308
To Jonathan Williams, 15 January 308
To Morgan Brown, 16 January 309
To Daniel Clark, 16 January 309
To William Dunbar, 16 January 311
To James Wilkinson, 16 January 312
To Pierre Samuel Du Pont de Nemours, [17 January] 313
To Mary Jefferson Eppes, 17 January 314
From Bishop James Madison, 17 January 316
From George Jefferson, 18 January 318
From James Madison, 18 January 319
To Joseph Priestley, 18 January 319
From Thomas Mann Randolph, 18 January 323
Notes on a Conversation with Wilson Cary Nicholas, 19 January 324
From James Barbour, 20 January 325
From Pierre Samuel Du Pont de Nemours, 20 January 326
From George Jefferson, 20 January 329
To Angelica Schuyler Church, 21 January 330
To Martha Jefferson Randolph, 21 January 331
To Catherine Church, 22 January 332
To John Wayles Eppes, 22 January 333
From Benjamin Hawkins, 23 January 334
To Harry Innes, 23 January 335
Notes on a Conversation with Mr. Smith of Hamburg, 24 January 337
From Henry Remsen, 25 January 338
To Joseph Priestley, 27 January 339
To Thomas Mann Randolph, 28 January 341
To William Wardlaw, 28 January 342
To John Breckinridge, 29 January 344
From Joseph Priestley, 30 January 346
From Martha Jefferson Randolph, 30 January 347
To Richard Symonds, 30 January 348
From Samuel Adams, 31 January 349
To Bishop James Madison, 31 January 349
To John McDowell, 1 February 352
Notes on a Conversation with Benjamin Rush, 1 February 352
To William Bache, 2 February 353
To Elisha Boudinot, 2 February 355
From Philip Norborne Nicholas, 2 February 356
To Thomas Mann Randolph, 2 February 357
To Thomas Mann Randolph, 4 February 359
From George Jefferson, 5 February 361
To George Jefferson, 6 February 361
To James Monroe, 6 February 362
From John Wayles Eppes, 7 February 362
To Richard Richardson, 10 February 363
From Bishop James Madison, 11 February 364
To Martha Jefferson Randolph, 11 February 365
To Aaron Burr, 12 February 367
To Mary Jefferson Eppes, 12 February 367
To George Jefferson, [12]February 369
To Uzal Ogden, 12 February From Samuel Miller, 13 February 370
Statement of John Sappington, 13 February 370
From James Madison, 14 February 374
From John McDowell, 14 February 375
From Littleton W. Tazewell, 14 February 375
From James Thomson Callender, 15 February 376
From John Wayles Eppes, 16 February 377
From Baron von Geismar, 16 February 378
To James Monroe, 16 February 381
To Thomas Mann Randolph, 17 February 382
To Richard Richardson, 17 February 383
From George Jefferson, 19 February 385
From Pierre Samuel Du Pont de Nemours, 20 February 385
From John Wayles Eppes, 20 February 386
To John Beale Bordley, 21 February 387
To George Jefferson, 21 February 388
From Thomas Mann Randolph, 22 February 389
From George Wythe, 22 February 391
To John Barnes, 24 February 392
From John Heckewelder, 24 February 393
From George Jefferson, 24 February 393
To Samuel Miller, 25 February 394
To Samuel Adams, 26 February 395
To Auguste Belin, 27 February 396
From Robert R. Livingston, 28 February 397
Statement of William Robinson, 28 February 397
To George Wythe, 28 February 400
To Benjamin Smith Barton, 1 March 402
To William Jackson, 1 March 402
From Thomas Mann Randolph, 1 March 403
From Joseph Barnes, 4 March 403
To George Jefferson, 4 March 406
To James Madison, 4 March 407
From Samuel Miller, 4 March 411
From James Monroe, 4 March 413
To Thomas Mann Randolph, 4 March 413
To Henry Remsen, 4 March 415
Notes on Senate Debates, [after 5 March] 416
To Auguste Belin, 6 March 417
To John Dickinson, 7 March 417
To George Jefferson, 7 March 418
From Thomas McKean, 7 March To Thomas Mann Randolph, 7 March 420
Notes on John Marshall 's Speech, [after 7 March] 421
To John Wayles Eppes, 8 March 421
To George Jefferson, 9 March 423
From Henry Knox, 9 March 423
To Thomas Mann Randolph, 9 March 425
To Henry Remsen, 9 March 425
From Joseph Barnes, 10 March 426
From James Thomson Callender, 10 March 427
To George Jefferson, 11 March 428
From George Jefferson, 11 March 428
Notes on Conversations with Abigail Adams and Edward Dowse, 11 March 429
To Thomas Mann Randolph, 11 March 430
Notes on Senate Debates, [11-12 March] 430
To George Jefferson, 13 March 431
To George Meade, 13 March 432
From James Thomson Callender, 14 March 432
To David Campbell, 14 March 433
From John Gibson, 14 March 435
To Benjamin Hawkins, 14 March 435
From George Jefferson, 14 March 437
Notes on Charleston Printers, 14 March 438
From William Floyd, 15 March 438
From James Madison, 15 March 439
From John Wayles Eppes, 16 March 440
To James Lyle, 17 March 441
From Edmund Pendleton, 17 March 442
To Littleton W. Tazewell, 17 March 442
From B.D. Armistead, 18 March 443
From John Dickinson, [18 March] 445
From James Monroe, 18 March 446
From George Isham Parkyns, 18 March 446
Notes on Senate Debates, 19 March 447
To B.D. Armistead, 20 March 448
To George Jefferson, 20 March 448
To John Gibson, 21 March 449
Notes on John Marshall, 21 March 451
From Thomas Cooper, [23 March] 451
From William Duane, 24 March 453
Notes on a Conversation with Perez Morton, 24 March 454
To James Madison, 25 March From Robert Patterson, 25 March 456
Statement for the Aurora , 25 March 457
To James Monroe, 26 March 461
From James Monroe, 26 March 463
To William Short, 26 March 463
From William Duane, 27 March 466
From George Jefferson, 27 March 467
Notes on a Conversation with Hugh Henry Brackenridge, 27 March 467
Notes on a Conversation with Benjamn Rush, [27 March or after] 469
From Littleton W. Tazewell, 29 March 470
From Bishop James Madison, 30 March 472
To Thomas Mann Randolph, 31 March 472
To Richard Richardson, 31 March 474
From David Campbell, 2 April 475
To Peter Carr, 4 April 475
Deposition of John Gibson, 4 April 477
To James Madison, 4 April 480
From James Madison, 4 April 481
To Thomas Mann Randolph, 4 April 482
To Mary Jefferson Eppes, 6 April 484
To Philip Norborne Nicholas, 7 April 485
To George Wythe, enclosing Queries on Parliamentary Procedure, 7 April 486
To Henry Knox, 8 April 487
To Everard Meade, 8 April 488
From James Monroe, 8 April 489
To Littleton W. Tazewell, 10 April 491
From George Wythe, 10 April 494
From Edward Livingston, 11 April 494
To Pierre Samuel Du Pont de Nemours, 12 April 495
From Thomas Mann Randolph, 12 April 497
To Oliver Wolcott, Jr., 12 April 497
To James Monroe, 13 April 499
Jefferson 's Letter to William Short 500
I. To William Short, 13 April 501
II. Partial Copy from Memory, 9 May 511
III. Statement of Account with William Short, [ca.13 April-May] 513
IV. Statement of John Barnes 's Account with William Short, [ca.13 April-May] 516
V. Form of Lease, [ca.13 April-May] 518
To George Jefferson, 15 April From George Jefferson, 15 April 520
To George Jefferson, 19 April 520
To Edmund Pendleton, 19 April 520
From Thomas Mann Randolph, [ca.19 April] 522
From James Madison, 20 April 524
From James Thomson Callender, 21 April 525
To Martha Jefferson Carr, 21 April 525
From Pierre Samuel Du Pont de Nemours, 21 April 527
To John Wayles Eppes, 21 April 531
From George Jefferson, 21 April 532
From John Wayles Eppes, 22 April 533
To William Hamilton, 22 April 533
To Martha Jefferson Randolph, 22 April 535
To Richard Richardson, 22 April 536
From James Monroe, 23 April 537
From James Monroe, 23 April 538
To William Thornton, 23 April 538
From George Wythe, 23 April 539
From George Jefferson, 24 April 540
From James Monroe, 26 April 540
From James Madison, 27 April 542
From Aaron Burr, 28 April 543
From James Thomson Callender, 28 April 543
To Philip Mazzei, 29 April 543
Notes on Senate Debates, 29 April 545
To Richard Richardson, 29 April 546
To Edward Livingston, 30 April 546
To Robert R. Livingston, 30 April 549
Recipients of Appendix to the Notes on the State of Virginia, [ca. April] 551
From Edward Livingston, [before 3 May] 554
To Edmund Pendleton, 3 May 555
From Tench Coxe, 4 May 555
From Aaron Burr, [before 5 May] 556
To Joseph Anthony, 6 May 556
From Pierre Samuel Du Pont de Nemours, 6 May 558
To Dugnani, 7 May 559
To Tadeusz Kosciuszko, 7 May 560
To Thomas Mann Randolph, 7 May 561
From William Thornton, 7 May 563
From John Dickinson, 8 May From Joseph Priestley, enclosing Thoughts on Education, 8 May 567
To Van Staphorst & Hubbard, 8 May 570
From William Frederick Ast, 10 May 571
To Samuel Brown, 10 May 573
From Oliver Wolcott, Jr., 10 May 574
Statement of Account from John Barnes, 10 May 575
To Pierre Samuel Du Pont de Nemours, 12 May 578
To James Madison, 12 May 579
To Samuel A. Otis, 14 May 580
To Thomas Mann Randolph, 14 May 581
Statement of Account from John Francis, 15 May 582
From Martha Jefferson Randolph, 15 May 582
Mortgage of Slaves and Goods from Edmund Randolph, 19 May 583
From James Wilkinson, 22 May 585
From John Barnes, enclosing Statement of Account, 24 May 586
From James Monroe, 25 May 588
To James Monroe, 26 May 590
From Gibson & Jefferson, 27 May 591
From Andrew Ellicott, 28 May 592
From Daniel Clark, 29 May 593
Appendix: Notations by Jefferson on Senate Documents 597
Index 613

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