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I have the honor to enclose a Copy of an account received a day or two ago from M r Warwick, and hope the Instruments may reach you in good order. ViU .
According to my letter of the 20 th Ultimo, I have now the honor to send you enclosed the promised Despatch of M r Secretary Canning. I gave M r Barlow notice thereof, and measures are prepared to have the matter brought to a Conclusion—A M r Warwick of Virginia is to ship the goods to your order in Virginia, taking care to have them previously insured—The first shipment will probably take...
After a good deal of Correspondence with the office for foreign affairs on the subject of M r Bonnycastle’s removal to Virginia; it has resulted in this conclusion, that Virginia will in no circumstance be called upon for the Forfeiture of M r Bonnycastle’s Bond; and this has been so understood, after it was distinctly observed, that should he or his Bondsmen be called upon, that Virginia...
(Duplicate) I duly received on the 2 d Instant your packet of the 28 th July, covering a letter from you to M r Callaway, and also one from you to me, containing a duplicate of a former Bill for £1350, of whose receipt and disposition I have already advised you: and also a Bill of Exchange for £675. Sterling by Kerr & Caskie on James Dunlop of London in favor of Thomas Tredway. I immediately...
I received at Cheltenham on the 17 th Ins t your Packet, containing among other letters and Papers, a letter from you to me covering a draft for £1350 Stg; accompanied with a request that I would consent to become the Depository of this sum for the purpose proposed. I accept with pleasure this trust, and have accordingly sent the Draft to Mess rs Baring Brothers and C o Bankers of the United...
As none of the Eminent Statesmen of the Country was more Early, or deeply impressed by the great importance of our national Fisheries, and navigation; and as no one has made more constant Exertions, than you have done, to Establish these Rights; I have taken the Liberty to send you a copy of a Speech that I delivered in the Senate during the last session of Congress, upon an occasion, in...
Another of the Patriots of the Revolution is gone: The Vice President was dressed as usual to attend Senate this morning, went in his carriage to call upon Mr. Nourse of the Treasury Department, complained while there of feeling unwell, was helped by Mr. Nourse into the carriage to return to his Quarters, distant not more than a quarter of a mile, was senseless when he arrived there, and on...
Mr. William R. Foster, son of a reputable Gentleman who is my near neighbour, and for whom, and for whose Family I take a particular Interest, is desirous to serve in the Navy. I have reason to think favorably of Mr. W. R. Foster’s Reputation; and can have no doubt, should he enter into the navy, that he will serve with credit to himself, and advantage of the Public. I have abstained from...
I had the honour to write to you on the 15. of last month, since when I have received by General Miranda who has arrived here, a letter from Mr. N. Vansittart⟨,⟩; a member of the British parliament, and who was likewise a member of the late Administration of Mr. Addington. Mr. Vansittart being a man of distinguished Probity, and in a situation to understand fully the subject on which he...
You will probably recollect that soon after my return from England I communicated to you the Extract of a Letter that I had received and which related to an object respecting which we cannot be in different. For some time past I have heard nothing further on the Subject: A few days since however I received a Letter from the same Person, dated London Aug. 8. the following Extract of which I...
Owing to my absence from NYK. I had not the honour of receiving yr letter of the 13. before yesterday. Although the suspended Items in my a/c are in my judgment equitable charges, yet as they seem not to be included within the List of contingent expenses heretofore allowed, I feel myself duly sensible of the Presidents liberality in the direction which he has authorised to be sent to the...
In answer to your Letter of the 24 inst. I have the honour to state that no engagement was ever made by me that the long Bills of the Proctors shd. be paid. In consequence of an instruction that I gave to the agt. Mr Bayard to require that the proctors Bills shd. be regularly taxed, several of them came to me, to represent what they called the usage on this subject, and to urge me to...
As my mission abroad had no other connexion with the money department of our Govt. than wht. arose from the payment and receipt of my annual appointments, I made it a point carefully not to have the custody, or to become accountable for any money belonging to the public. Hence I have concluded that I have no accounts to settle with the treasury. But as however this department keeps the accts....
Since my letter of the 24th. I have recd. yrs. of the same date; and after maturely reflecting upon the subject, and consulting one or two of our friends here I am confirmed in the Sentiment that I ought not to consent to be a candidate for the Govr. shd. the federalists think of offering me. This being my determination, it is right that I shd apprize you of it, in order that our friends may...
Mr. D. Ogdon called upon me a few minutes past, and as I understood from him that he purposes writing to you by the mail of this Evening, I think it proper, in order to avoid any misconception of the tenour of our conversation to repeat to you the purport of what I said to him. viz. “Whether it will be expedient to offer a federal candidate for the Govr. is a point upon wh, from the want of...
I lose no time in replying to the queries contained in your letter of the 18. thoh I fear I may not be in time for the mail of today. Q. 1. All foreign ministers pay the first visit to the ministers of England: immediately after being presented to the King the new foreign minister goes round in his carriage, and leaves a card with his name and Quality at the house of each of the Cabinet...
While abroad I took some pains to collect the Publications that have been made respecting the discovery and settlement of America; among the Reports and Letters of the Early Settlers, I have a manuscript account of Bacon’s Rebellion in 1675, written by a member of your assembly for the County of Northumberland, and addressed to Sr. Robert Harley . As this account is more particular than any...
Herewith I enclose the Letter of the Comee. of the Senate, together with my answer to yr’s of the 4. Should it still be thought inexpedient to ratify the Convn. without farther Explanation I should think there would be no objection on the part of G. Br before the delivery of the Ratifications, to exchange with Mr Monroe a dec[larati]on that the Conn. was concluded without Reference to the...
My correspondence with the Department of State while I was in England, at different periods, had reference to the independence of So. America and whatever seemed to me material in my conversations on this subject either with the Br. Ministers, or with Genl. Miranda and other natives of the Spanish Colonies, was from time to time mentioned in my Despatches. I have lately received two Letters...
As well on account of the State of Affairs between England and France, as at the pressing desire of our minister at Paris, I prolonged my Residence in London from the 20th. of Ap. to the 19th. of may. By the charter party made in my behalf with the owner of the Ship engaged to bring me home, I was bound to pay £560. Sterling for my passage, to have my Effects on board, and be ready to embark...
I take the Liberty to add a few miscellaneous articles by way of supplement to my last dispatch. American Seamen As soon as the war appeared to me unavoidable I thought it advisable to renew the attempt to form an arrangement with the British Government for the protection of our seamen: with this view I had several conferences both with Lord Hawkesbury and Mr. Addington who avowed a sincere...
I have just recd. and am obliged to you for your letter of the 5th. the settlement of my family will for some time call for and engage my time and attention, after this shall have been done, I will cheerfully upon an intimation from you, visit the seat of Govt. and make any such personal Communications as you may require. Had I supposed that you had not recd. dispatches from Paris of a date...
The Receipt of my dispatches will have apprized you of my arrival. For the moment I am engaged in the arrangements which the Settlement of my family require—as soon as I find a leisure moment I will prepare and send you the promised Supplement to my last dispatch, tho I really have nothing of importance to add. I do not recollect whether it has been the usage for our Ministers to proceed to...
On the 16th of last month the King of Great Britain sent a message to Parliament announcing the termination of the discussions with France, and calling on them to support him in his determination to employ the power & resources of the nation in opposing the spirit of ambition and encroachments of the Government of France. Letters of marque had been issued against France, and I conjecture that...
I left London the 18th. and sailed from Cowes the 21st. of last month—on the 16. the King sent a message to Parliament announcing the termination of the discussions with france, the Recall of the English ambassador from Paris, and that the french ambassador had left London; and calling upon Parliament to support “him in his determination to employ the Power and Resources of the Nation in...
Anticipating the rupture which may be regarded as having in effect taken place, I have sought and without difficulty found opportunities of conversing with those Members of the Cabinet who have the most influence in its decisions in order to impress upon them the very great importance, in the event of War, that the Instructions given to their Naval officers should be drawn up with plainness...
A Government Messenger arrived at Twelve o’Clock to-day in forty hours from Paris, with a dispatch from Lord Whitworth, saying that he had received his Passports, and should leave Paris immediately after the Messenger on Thursday Evening. General Andreossy will therefore leave London to night, and the two Ambassadors will probably pass each other on Monday between Dover and Calais. Thus the...
13 May 1803, London. No. 98. “I have the honour to transmit herewith the Convention which I yesterday signed in Triplicate with Lord Hawkesbury relative to our Boundaries. The Convention does not vary in any thing material from the tenour of my Instructions. The line thro’ the Bay of Passamaquoddy secures our Interest in that quarter. The provision for running, instead of describing, the Line...
I have not been able to obtain the consent of the Sierra Leone Company to receive the Slaves which the State of Virginia might be willing to send to that settlement. My Correspondence on this Subject has been closed by a Letter from the Chairman Mr. Thornton which states that the Company are in Treaty with Government to receive the Colony under its exclusive control. The fact I understand to...
10 May 1803, London. No. 97. “Upon farther search several Trunks of Papers respecting West Florida have been discovered, and upon my application orders were immediately given to deliver them to me. I have annexed Copies of the application, and Answer, in order that the manner may appear in which these Documents came into our possession. “I am told by the Clerk who found them that there are...