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plate, Handles and Lace £15. My attendance
bringing the corpse from the country £1.10. Mus-
,.-.,. vr ..> v lin for winding sheet, £1.10,

1799. March 19. Estate John 3[ayo, of Virginia, 1 Walnut Coffin, £6. 10.
Aug. 4. ^ly son Evan Evans sailed for Batavia on the ship

Jefferson, Capt. E. E. Morris, as Doctor.
[Sept. 24. I moved with my family to Eleventh street
J 'v;- .. between Arch and Eace on account of the epi-
demic Fever, and returned to ray house Oct. 19th.]
Nov. 9. Dr. Benjamin Rush, to making 1 Mahogany Bureau
table £7.10, as a compensation for my son Evan
Evans' ticket of admission attending his Lectures
for 1798.
Dec. 9. John Sergeant, 1 Book case with sash-doors, £8.5.

1801. July 21. Shipped on the Sloop Highland, Capt. Hand, for

Gen. Dearborn, 16 Venetian Blinds, for the War
Office, Washington D. C. $9. per Blind.

1802. Sept. 17. Estate Gen. Jacob 3Iorgan — making for deceased a

Coffin covered by black cloth, lined with flannel
and laced, £18.15. Case £2.5.

1803. June 30. United States — 6 Venetian Blinds for the Captain's

cabin of frigate Philadelphia, Capt. Bainbridge, $45.

1804. Oct. 2. Blair McClenachan — Mahogany Coffin, with plate,

handles and laced edge, for wife, £11.5.

1805. Jany. 5. Rev. James Abercrombie — making a coffin covered

with cloth, lined with flannel, plate, flower pots,
cherrubs, handles, for his wife, £15.

1806. April 15. Estate Edward Shippen, Chief Justice — making for

the deceased a Coffin covered with cloth, lined,
plate, handles and laced, £20.12.6.

July 12. Estate of Jacob Drayton, late of South Carolina,—
making for deceased a Coffin of Mahogany, with
plate handles and full laced, £15.8.

July 28. Estate Abraham Markoe — making a coffin covered
with cloth, lined with flannel, plate, handles and
laced, with case, £22. 10.

1807. July 4, Dr. Barton, 2 Venetian Blinds for his front parlor

windows, £9.

1808. July 7. Estate Henrj- :^I. Muhlenberg— a Mahogany Coffin

with plate handles &c. for deceased, £11.5.
Aug. 5. Estate Gen. John Shee, late Collector of the Port, —
making a Mahogany Coffin &c. £11.5.

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ISOS. Oct. 6. Richard Bache, making a Mahogany Coffin for wife,

1809. May 8. Estate Samuel Breck, making a covered coffin, han-
dles plate and lined, £18.15.

ISIO. Jany. 20. Estate Benjamin Chew — making a Coffin for deceased,
covered with black cloth, lined, plate and handles,
£18.15. Case £2.5.
June 8. St. Johii's Lutheran Church, Eace St., — 16 Venetian

Blinds @ £11.5 per Blind.
June 14, Estate Dennis Hogan, late Major, British Army —
making him a cloth covered Coffin, lined, plate,
handle, laced and trimmed, Cherrubs &c., £18.15.

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56 President Jefferson and Burr's Conspiracy.



In an article entitled " Interesting Letters of George
Morgan and Aaron Burr," in the October number of the
Pennsylvania Magazine, the writer states that it was the
judges of the court then sitting at Canonsburg, Penn-
sylvania, who gave President Jefferson the information con-
cerning Burr's conspiracy. The historical facts of the case
were as follows.

A year before Burr disclosed his intentions to Colonel
Morgan he had passed through Pittsburg. Colonel Mor-
gan, learning of his proximity, ^v^ote, inviting him to Mor-
ganza. The letter reached Pittsburg some hours after Col-
onel Burr had departed for the East, and was delivered by
the messenger into the hands of Colonel Morgan's son
Thomas, then residing in Pittsburg. At his trial Colonel
Burr endeavored in the cross-examination of General John
Morgan to prove that his unfortunate visit to Morganza was
made at the solicitation of his, John Morgan's, father, but
he was reminded that the invitation had been WTitten a year
previously, had never been delivered, and was at that mo-
ment, with the seal still unbroken, lying in the drawer of
Thomas Morgan's desk. How Burr became aware of its
existence is one of the many mysteries of this celebrated

So far as Burr's epistle to Colonel Jonathan Rhea is con-
cerned, it will be seen that the letter itself bears evidence
that the men he mentions as being willing to give testimony
derogatory to the characters of Colonel Morgan and his
sons were people of no standing iu the community, and, such
as they were, they did not appear in court.

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President Jefferson and Bwr's Cmspiracy. 57

Burr and Colonel Morgan had been friends and were in-
timate in the army and served together at Valley Forge.
Colonel Morgan has left it on record that he thought Burr
one of the most accomplished men he had ever met, and
he often expressed his great desire that his sons should
know him, and consequently was delighted when the man
known as " Count" "Willie brought the note saying that
Colonel Burr, accompanied by Colonel Dupiester, a Ger-
man military adventurer, was to arrive at Morganza the
next day.

Colonel Morgan believed that Burr had been unjustly
treated in the Hamilton affair. Himself a duellist, Burr
had his entire s}'mpathy in that unfortunate affair. It will
be remembered that Colonel Morgan was the second of Gen-
eral Conway in his duel with General Cadwalader, grow-
ing out of the Gates or Conway cabal against "Washington,
although he was an adherent of AVashington and an inti-
mate personal friend of Cadwalader, whose second he after-
wards was in his controversy with General Reed. Besides,
Colonel Morgan's eldest son, John, had recently been court-
martialed and dismissed from the army for challenging
General Arthur St. Clair to mortal combat. "When Aaron
Burr saw how indignant Colonel Morgan became when he
commenced to unfold his treasonable intentions, he sud-
denly stopped, put his note-book in his pocket, and retired
to his bedroom. It was then eleven o'clock at night. The
next morning, without bidding his host adieu and without
waiting for breakfast, he mounted his horse and rode away.

Colonel Morgan immediately consulted his life-long friend.
Colonel Xe\'ille, who suggested that he should confide in the
judges, and they advised him to inform President Jefferson
without delay. He did so, and the following letters bear
unmistakable testimony as to w^ho gave the first information
concerning Burr's intentions.

" Washington, Mar. 26<^, 1807

" Your favors of Jan. 19 and 20 came to hand in due time, but it was

not in my power to acknowledge their receipt during the session of Con-


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58 President Jejfcrson and Bun'''s Conspiracy.

gress. G^en. Gage's paper I have filed with that on Pensacola, in the
War Office, and Hutchin's map in the Xa\7- Office where they will be
useful. I tender you my thanks for this contribution to the public ser-
vice. The bed of the Mississippi and the shoals on the coa^t change so
frequently as to require frequent renewals of the survey. Congress
authorized a new survey of our whole by an act of the last ses-

" Burr is on his way to Richmond for trial, and if the Judges do not
discharge him before it is possible to collect the testimony from ]Maine
to New Orleans there can be no doubt where his history will end. To
what degree punishments of his adherents shall be extended will be de-
cided when we shall have collected all the evidence and seen who were
cordially guilty. The Federalists appear to make Burr's cause their
own and to spare no etfoi-ts to screen his adherents — their great mortifi-
cation is at the failure of his plans — Had a little success dawned on him,
their openly joining him might have produced some danger : as it is, I
believe the undertaking will not be without some good efiects as a whole-
some lesson to those who have more ardour than principle. I believe
til ere is reason to expect that Blennerhasset will also be sent by the
Judges of Mississippi to Virginia — Yours was the very first intimation
I had of their plot for which it is but justice to say you have deserved
well of your country. Accept my friendly salutations and assurances
of great esteem and respect.

'* Th. Jefferson

"Col. George MoRGAx."

" MONTICELLO Jan 26, 1822
" I have duly received, dear Madam, your favor of the lO"" with the
eloquent circular and address to your patriotic and fair companions in
good works. I Vy'ell recollect our acquaintance with yourself personally
in "Washington valued for your own merit as well as for that of your
esteemed father. Your connection too with the family of the late Col"
Morgan is an additional title to my grateful recollections, he first gave
us notice of the mad project of that day, which if suffered to proceed
might have brought afflicting consequences on persons whose subsequent
Uvea have proved their integrity and loyalty to their country. The effort
which is the subject of your letter is truly laudable, and if generally
followed as an example, or practised as a duty, will change very advan-
tageously the condition of our fellov/ citizens and do just honor to those
who shall have taken the lead in it. No one has been more sensible than
myself of the advantage of placing the consumer by the side of the pro-
ducer, nor more disposed to promote it by example, but these are among
the matters which I must now leave to others. Time, which wears all
things, does not spare the energies either of body or mind of a presque


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P)-e.sident Jefferson and Burr's Co)ispirac>/. 59

Octogi-naire. "UTiile I could, I did what I could, and now acquiesce
cbeerftilly in the law of nature which by unfitting us for action, warns
us to retire and leave to the generation of the day the direction of its
own affairs.

"The prayers of an old man are the only contributions left in his
power. Mine are offered sincerely for the success of your patriotic
efforts and particularly for your own individual happiness and pros-
peri t}'.

Mrs. Katharine Duaxe Morgan."

Th. Jefferson


60 Unpublished Letters of Abraham Lincoln.

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[The following copies of several original autograph letters of Abraham
Lincoln, in the collection of Major William H. Lambert, have not
previously appeared in print. At the stated meeting of the Historical
Society of Pennsylvania, January 12, 1903, Major Lambert delivered an
address on "Some Letters of Abraham Lincoln," in which these and
other valuable letters were exhibited. — Ed. Pej^na. Mag.]

Springfield, Sept. 14, 1856
Henry O'Conner, Esq.,

Muscatine, Iowa.
Dear Sir ■>

Yours, inviting me to attend a mass meeting on the 23rd
Inst is received. It would be very pleasant to strike hands
with the Fremonters of Iowa, who have led the van so
splendidly, in this grand charge which we hope and believe
will end in a most glorious victory — All thanks, all honor to
Iowa! ! But Iowa is out of all danger, and it is no time
for us, when the battle still rages, to pay holy-day visits to
Iowa — I am sure you will excuse me for remaining in
Illinois, where much hard work is still to be done —

Yours very truly

A. Lincoln
Especially Confidential

Springfield, Ills. June 19, 1860
Hon. Sam^ Galloway,
My dear Sir

Your very kind letter of the 15th is received — Messrs.
Follett, Foster & Go's Life of me is not by my authority ;
and I have scarcely been so much astounded by anything,
as by their public anouncement that it is authorized by
me — They have fallen into some strange misunderstanding
— I certainly knew they contemplated publishing a bi-
ography, and I certainly did not object to their doing so,



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vpon their own responsibilitjj — I even took pains to facilitate
them — But, at the same time, I made myself tiresome, if
not hoarse, with repeating to Mr. Howard, their only agent
seen by me, my protest that I authorized nothing — would be
responsible for nothing. How, they could so misunderstand
me, passes comprehension — As a matter, icholli/ my own, I
would authorize no biography, without time, and opei'tu.nitg
[sic] to carefully examine and consider every word of it;
and, in this case, in the nature of things, I can have no such
time and opertunity [_sic']. But, in my present position,
when, by the lessons of the past, and the united voice of all
discreet friends, I can neither write or speak a word for the
public, how dare I to send forth, by my authority, a volume
of hundreds of pages, for adversaries to make points upon
without end — Were I to do so, the Convention would have a
right to re-assemble, and substitute another name for mine —

For these reasons, I would not look at the proof sheets —
I am determined to maintain the position of of \sic\ truly
saying I never saw the proof sheets, or any part of their
work, before its publication —

Now, do not mistake me — I feel great kindness for Messrs.
F. F. & Co — do not think they have intentionally done
wrong. There may be nothing \vrong in their proposed
book — I sincerely hope there will not — I barely suggest that
you, or any of the friends there, on the party account, look
it over, & exclude what you may think would embarrass the
party — bearing in mind, at all times, that I authorize nothing —
will be responsible for nothing — Your friend, as ever

A. Lincoln

Executive Mansion
Hon. Sec. of Interior Oct. 14. 1861

Dear Sir :

How is this ? I supposed I was appointing for Register
of Wills a citizen of this District. Now the Commission
comes to me " Moses Kelly, of Neio Hampshire. I do not
like this — Yours truly

A. Lincoln

62 Uv.jiuhlished Letters of Abraham Lincoln.


WASHLtTGTO-, July 25, 1864.

Wm. O. Snider

The cane you did me the honor to present throough [sicl
Gov. Curtin was duly placed in my hand by him. Please
accept my thanks; and, at the same time, pardon me for
not having sooner found time to tender them.

iin. :..(,.; -.. ;.:. - Your Obt. Servt.

r '■ ., -: / V.,y V^ A. LiNCOLN. "-

■' '■ ' ; . Executive Mansion,

■ ' ■ Washington, July 25, 1864.


Herewith is the manuscript letter for the gentleman who
sent me a cane tlirough your hands. For my life I can not
make out his name; and therefore I cut it from his letter
and pasted it on, as you see. I suppose [sic'] will remember
who he is, and I vaW thank you to forward him the letter.
He dates his letter at Philadelphia.

Yours truly

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'^■•'^ Selected List of Naval Matter. 63


^•''- ''"'■: BY ALBERT J. EDMUNDS. ^

[The books, pamphlets, and manuscripts here catalogued are restricted to
the period before the Civil War. "Well-known histories, like Cooper's, biog-
raphies, government documents, and memorials to Congress are omitted.
Trials by courts-martial are merely listed alphabetically under names of de-
fendant's, with initials of cities of imprint, together with dates.]

General Histories.

The Naval Temple : containing a complete Histoiy of the
Battles fought by the Xavy of the U. S. : 1794-1815. With en-
gravings. Ed. 2. Boston, 1816, 8°, pp. 322.

United States' Naval Chronicle. By Charles W, Goldbor-
ough. Yol. 1. Washington, 182-4, 8°, pp. 395 -f xii.

American Naval Battles: being a complete History of the
Battles fought by the Navy of the U. S. : 1794-1815. With 21
engravings. Boston, 1831, 8°, pp. 278+1.

Ditto, 1837 : 20 engravings.

Naval Magazine. Edited by C. S. Stewart. (Parts ofYols.
1 and 2.) N. Y., 1836-1837, 8°.

The Book of the Navy ; comprising a general Historj' of the
American ^larine ; and particular accounts of ail the most
celebrated Naval Battles: 1776-1842. By John Frost. With
appendix. Engravings from drawings by William Croome.
N. Y., 1843, 8°, pp. 344.

The Navy of the United States : 1775-1853 ; with a brief
History of each vessel's service. By George F. Emmons,
U. S. N. With list of private armed vessels, of revenue and
coast survey vessels, and principal ocean steamers belonging to
citizens of the United States in 1850. Washington, 1853, 4°,
pp. 208 + 1.

64 Selected List of Naval 3Tatter.

Extracts relating to the origin of the American Navy. Com-
piled by Henry E. Waite. Boston, 1890, 8=", pp. 34.

Early History and Special Treatises, to 1815.
a. 1775-1813.

Ship Registers for the Port of Philadelphia : 1726-1775.
{Penna. 3Tag., July, 1899-Jan. 1903. Unfinished.)

Marine Rules and Regulations. Printed by John Fenno.
N. p., 1798, 8°, pp. 8.

Address to the People of the United States, on the policy of
maintaining a permanent Navy. By an American Citizen..
Pbila., 1802, 8°, pp. 51.

History of the War between the United States and Tripoli,
and other Barbary Powers. Salem, 1806, 12°, pp. 144.

"War in Disguise ; or, The Frauds of the Neutral Flags. [By
James Stephen]. N. Y., 1806, 8°, pp. vi. -f 1 + 215.

Ditto, Second American edition : N. Y., 1806, 12°, pp. 228.

Thoughts on the subject of Naval Power in the United States
of America ; and on certain means of encouraging and protect-
ing their commerce and manufactures. Phila., 1806, 8°, pp. 35.

The Tocsin ; or. The Call to Arms ! An Essay : being an en-
quiry into the late proceedings of Great-Britain, in her unjusti-
fiable attack upon the liberty and independence of the United-
States of America. Charleston, 1807, 8°, pp. 22

Signed : By a Native of South-Carolina.

American Encroachments on British Rights ; or. Observations
on the importance of the British North American Colonies, &c.,
&c. By Nathaniel Atcheson. New edition. London, 1808, 8°,
pp. 32-98 ; 361wi00.

American Question: a letter from a calm observer [George
Joy] to a noble Lord on the subject of the late declaration rela-
tive to the Orders in Council. London, 1812, 8°, pp. 16.

;>j , * Selected List of Naval Matter. 65

The dispute with America, considered in a series of letters from
a Cosmopolite to a Clergyman. London, 1812, S'', pp. viii + 218


b. Histories of the War of 1S12.

Historical Eegister of the United States. 4 vols. Washing-
ton and Philadelphia, 1814-1816, 8°. (Vols. 3 and 4 edited by
T. 11. Palmer.)

Sketches of the War between the United States and the
British Isles. Vol. 1. Rutland, Vermont, 1815, 8°, pp. 496.

Iijquirj- into the merits of the principal Xaval Actions between
Great-Britain and the United States since June 18, 1812. By
William James. Halifax, X. S., 1816, 8^ pp. vi - 102.

f'^ The Naval Monument, containing official and other accounts
of all the Battles fought between the Xaviesof the United States
and Groat Britain during the late War; and an account of the
War with Algiers, with 25 engra\nngs. Also naval register.
Boston, 1816, 8^ pp. xvi -f 2 -f 318 + 2.

Full and correct Account of the chief naval occurrences of the
late War between Great Britain and the United States of
America ; preceded by a cursorv' examination of the American
accounts of their naval actions fought previously, and appendix.
Plates. By William James. London, 1817, 8°, pp. xv 4- 528 +
ccxvi + index. '"'' - ="-^ ' ■• •• .- - •

Official Letters of the military- and naval Officei*s of the United
States during the War with Great Britain : 1812-1815. With
some additional letters and documents. Edited by John Bran-
nan. Washington, 1823, 8°, pp. 510.

c. Personal Xarratives and Specific Events : War of 1812.

Journal of a Cruise made to the Pacific Ocean, by Captain
David Porter, in the U. S. frigate Essex : 1812-1814. Ed. 2. X.
Y., 1822, 8°, 2 vols. Engi-avings.

Personal narrative of events by sea and land: 1800-1815. . . .
By a Captain of the [British] Xavy. Portsmouth [England],
1837, pp. vii 4- 186, 16°.
VOL. xxvir. — 5



66 Selected Li^t of Kaval Matta:

Memoirs of the Ilistorical Society of Pennsylvania. Yol. VIII.
Containing the Minutes of the Committee of Defence of Phila-
delphia : 1814-1815. Philadelphia, 1867, 8°, pp. 428.

Journal kept on board the U. S. frigate *' Constitution," 1812,
by Amos A. Evans, Surgeon U. S. N. Contributed by A. W.
Evans, Elkton, Md. (Pemisylvania Magazine, Vol. 19, 1895, pp.
152-169; 374-386; 468-480.)

The same reprinted : Phila., 1895, 8°, pp. 43. ^^ . .

Statement of the seizure of the British schooner Lord Xelson,
by an American vessel of War: June 5, 1812. Hamilton, 1841,

Correspondence in relation to the capture of the British brigs
Detroit and Caledonia : October 8, 1812. Now first published.
Phila., 1843, 8°, pp. 29. (Edited by J. D. Elliott.) ^ .. .

Anticipation of marginal notes on the Declaration of Govern-
ment of Jan. 9, 1813, in the American National Intelligencer.
N.p., n. d., 8°, pp. 488-538. OYith Correspondence, pp. 249-

The Battle of Lake Erie ; or. Answers to Burges, Duer and
Mackenzie. By J. Fenimore Cooper. Cooperstown, 1843, 12°,
pp. 117+ 1.

Battle of Lake Erie : discourse before the E. I. Historical So-
ciety, Feb. 16, 1852. By Usher Parsons. Ed. 2. Providence,
1854, 8°, pp. 36.

Oration on the fortieth anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie :
Newport, R. I., Sept. 10, 1853. By George H. Calvert. Cam-
bridge, 1853, 8°, pp. 40.

Brief sketches of the Officers who fell in the Battle of Lake
Erie. By Lusher Parsons. From the New England Historical
and Genealogical Register. Albany, 1862, 8°, pp. 13.

Military and topographical Atlas of the United States; in-
cluding the British possessions and Florida. With list of the
military districts, a register of the army, and a list of the Navy
of the U. S. By John Melish. Phila., 1813, 8°, pp. 6 + 34+18
+ 29 + 44.

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^^ Selected List of Naval Matter. 67

Narrative of the Capture of the U. S.' brig Vixen by the
Brititih frigate Southampton, and of the loss of both vessels off
Conception Island. . . . By one of the Vixen's crew, in a letter
to a friend. N. Y., 1813, 8°, pp. 36. (Reprint, by W. R. Lewis :
Devon, Pa. 1884.)

I Collection of sundry publications and other documents, in re-
lation to the attack upon the private armed brig General Arm-
strong, of New-York, at the island of Fayal : Sept. 26, 1814.
N.Y.ri833, 12°, pp. iv-f 55.

Treatise containing a plan for the internal organization and
povemment of Marine Hospitals in the United States : together
with a scheme for amending and systematizing the medical de-
partment of the Navy. By William P. C. Barton. Phila., 1814,
S", pp. x.xv -f 244.

The first Cruise of the U. S. frigate Essex, with a short ac-
count of her origin and career until captured in 1814. Prepared
by Capt. George Henr}^ Preble. From Essex Institute Histori-
cal Collections. Salem, 1870, 8°, pp. 108.

OccAsiON-u. Treatises: Discipline &c. 1815-1860.

Personal narrative of Travels in the United States and Can-
ada in 1826. AVith remarks on the American Navy. By Fred.
Fitzgerald De Eoos. London, 1827, 8°, pp. xii + 207.

The Naval Chaplain, exhibiting a few of American efforts to
benefit Seamen. By the author of Convei-sations on the Sand-
wich Island and Bombay Missions &c. Boston, 1831, 24°, pp.

Polemical Remonstrance against the project of creating the
new office of Sui-geon General in the Navy of the U. S. By
Willianv P. C. Barton. Phila., 1838, 8°, pp. ix + 37.

Remarks on the Home Squadron, and Naval School. By a
gentleman of New- York. N. Y., 1840, 8°, pp. xii -f 40.

Inquiry into the necessity and general principles of reorgani-
zation in the U. S. Navy, with an examination of the true
sources of Bubordination. By an Observer. Boston, 1842, 8",
pp. 46.

^g Selected List of Naval JTafter.

Statutory History of the Xavy Hospital Fuud, with remarks

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