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It is with extreme regret I learn, that the British Prisoners, detained in Kentuckey and Ohio, and who were to have been released and delivered, by the Convention concluded on the 16th of July, are still retained within the United States. As I was the Agent, on the part of the U. States, in concluding that Convention, which I beleive was highly advantageous to our Country, I feel a deep...
On my reaching this place at noon, I had the honor to meet your kind and friendly letter of the 9t instant; and feel highly gratified with the new mark of confidence which you shew, in the offer of the place of accountant of the War Department. But as I do not consider myself as competent to that place, for the want of sufficient practical knowledge of accounts, I must beg leave to decline the...
Can you, my dear Sir, forgive the apparent neglect of one, who so highly respects and esteems you as I do, in not having addressed you immediately on his arrival in the U. States , after so long an absence?—Trusting in that benevolence which so strongly marks your character, I pronounce that you will; and therefore write to you as if I were already assured of your forgiveness. The ten years...
I have the pleasure to inform you that I have just arrived from Cadiz, after a pleasant passage of 38 days; and have forwarded to The Honble. The Secretary of State, a copy, in the Spanish language, of a communication made by the Regency of Spain to the Cortes, on the 31st of december last, on the subject of the conduct of the U. States towards Spain and her American colonies; which is a...
On the 31 st. Decr the Regency of this Kingdom presented to the Cortes General and Extraordinary what they termed an exposition of the conduct of the United States toward Spain before the revolution in Spain to the present time . This paper enters generally into the conduct adopted by the agent of the United States resident here
The long time that has elapsed since the receipt of your respected favor of the 26th of October, with which I was honored on the 18 of december, by the Brig Paul Hamilton, might lead to the suspicion of an unpardonable neglect and inattention on my part, which would be truly distressing to me, did I not think you would be so well assured of the respect and sincere attachment which I have for...
It is a long time since I have had the honor to address a letter to you personally; but I hope you will not impute my silence to a want of respect, or to a forgetfulness of your favor and friendship; for I can most truly assure you that it has not been owing to either; but more to an apprehension of intruding upon your time, which must of late, have been very much occupied, and which is too...
I have the honor to transmit herewith my accounts with the United States for the last year, vizt. 1808, leaving a balance in favor of the U. States of $7628.16, say, seven thousand six hundred and twenty eight dollars and sixteen Cents, which I hope will be found correct, and passed accordingly. Accompanying this account are the following documents relating thereto, vizt. No. 1. Account with...
I have the honor to send herewith a copy of my respects to you of the 12th. and 14th. of August, with the enclosures there i n mentioned, which were delivered to Captain Mackenzie of the Ship Leonidas. I now transmit an account of the settlement of the cargo of the Ship Leonidas with this Regency; which will be found fa vorable beyond any precedent, so far as relates to the losing articles. I...
With a duplicate of my respects to you of the 16th. of July, I have the honor to forward Copies of all my letters mentioned therein, which I had sent to General Armstrong to be sent by any conveyance which might offer from France to the U. States; and also duplicates of my accounts with the U. States, and o f the agreement and representation of the Consuls residing in Algiers, togethe r w ith...
I take the liberty of putting under cover to you a letter for my mother and one for my son, from neither of whom have I heard anything for two years past. You will readily con ceive the anxiety I feel to know of the welfare of persons so near and dear to me. As I have not heard from the Gentleman (Captn. George Lang of Portsmouth N. H.) with whom I left my pecuniary concer ns for the support...
An opportunity offering from this to France, by Mr. Jonathan Colesworth of Nantucket, in Massachusetts (who came here from Marseilles a few weeks ago, on some commercial speculations, which, however, the peculiar circumstances of the moment have prevented him from entering upon) I embrace it, to forward to General Armstrong, our Minister in Paris, copies of all my letters to you since I had...
I have the honor to enclose a duplicate of my respects to you of the 12th. ultimo, Since which nothing new has occurred relative to our affairs here. As several of the Corsairs of this Regency have returned from their Cruize since the affair of the 31st. of March, and some of them had spoken American Vessels without offering any molestation, I have written to our Consul in Alicante, as well as...
A Copy of my respect to you, of the 31st Ultimo, with my other letters mentioned therein, accompany this. Since my last every thing has been tranquil here with respect to us. Upon applying for my passport for one of the Cruizers, new assurances were given me that every Cruizer would receive positive Orders not to molest the Vessels of the U. States. Altho’ I might have some doubts of this,...
I have the honor to inform you that I have this day drawn upon you, in favor of John Gavino Esqr Consul of the U. States in Gibraltar, for twenty thousand dollars, in four sets of Exchange, each set in five Bills, at 30 days sight, vizt, One set for $3000. One do for 4000. One do for 6000. One do for 7000 $20,000 value received from him on account of the U. States, for their Barbary Affairs;...
A Copy of what I had the honor of writing to you on the 28th. instant, with its enclosures, accompanies this. The Vessel which took the aforesaid letter did not sail ‘till the 29th. Yesterday I sent my Drogerman to the Pala ce to know of the Dey what were his ultimate intentions (if he chose to declare them) respecting the business mentioned in my last; and to request that I might be allowed...
I have the honor to enclose triplicate of my respects to you of the 4th. of January, and duplicate of that of the 9 th. instant, together with the Schedule of my accounts with the United States. Since forwarding the Originals of these letters I have heard nothing respecting the U. States, excepting by a letter from Mr. Montgomery, our Consul in Alicante, that an embargo had been laid on all...
Since I had the honor of addressing you on the 4th. of January, nothing new has occurred here relative to our affairs. After the departure of the Courier for Alicante, on the 8. of January, we have not had an arrival from Europe in this port, nor the departure of a Vessel, excepting a few of the Country going coastways. And from, or of the United States, I have not heard anything, since your...
The Courier, for Alicante having been detained two days longer than was expected, give s me an opportunity of adding these few lines to my dispatches herewith (which are covered to Mr. Montgomery Consul in Alicante, with a request to forward them by the first opportunity); and to say, that it is reported this day, that the French Consul is in a fair way to settle the differences between his...
I had the honor of addressing you on the 8th. ultimo, giving a detail of circumstances which had occurred here relative to our affairs, to that time. The first of which was forwarded to Alicante, and the second to Leghorn. I have now the honor to transmit a triplicate herewith. On the 12th. of November the frigate arrived, which had sent in the American Vessels, and immediately sent on board...
You have undoubtedly, before this heard, that three American Vessels had been detained by a Frigate of this place, in consequence of the Annuities for two years past, not having been sent from the United States, in Naval and Military Stores, as stipulated by Treaty, notwithstanding the Amount thereof had been repeatedly offered in Cash. These Vessels are the Ship Eagle of New York; Nathaniel...
I have the honour to inform you that I have this day drawn upon you, in favor of John Gavino Esqr. at 30 days sight, for five thousand dollars, on account of the United States of America, for their Barbary Affairs. With the highest respect & consideration, I have the honor to be Sir, Your mo. ob. St. Privately owned.
I have the honor to inform you that I have this day drawn upon you, in favor of John Gavino Esqr. for ten thousand dollars, at 30 days sight, on account of the United States of America for their Barbary Affairs. With the highest respect & consideration, I have the honor to be, Sir, Your mo. Ob. St. Privately owned.
I have the honour to inform you that I have this day drawn upon you, in favor of John Gavino Esqr. at 30 days sight, for ten thousand dollars, on account of the U. States of America, for their Barbary Affairs. With the highest respect & consideration I have the honor to be, Sir, your mo. ob. St. Privately owned.
On the 7th. of September I had the honor to received your respected favor of the 14th. of July; and copy of one of the 30th. of May. I beg you will have the goodness to present my most grateful acknowledgements to the President, and assure him that his approbation of my conduct at Tunis, has given me the most heartfelt satisfaction. Immediately on the receipt of your letter, I communicated to...
I have the honor to inform you that I have drawn upon you for twenty thousand dollars at 30 days sight, in favor of Messrs. Degen, Purviance & Co. Navy Agents of the U. S. in Leghorn, on account of the U. S. of America, in their Affairs with the Barbary Regencies. The above sum is in four setts of Exchange for five thousand dollars each, and each set in Six bills, dated August 17th. 18th....
I have the honor to inform you that I arived here on the 21st. ultimo, after a disagreeable and boisterous passage of 15 days from Tunis; and had the satisfaction to find everything tranquil, and our affairs upon the same good footing I had left them. Mr. William Lewis, Lieutenant of the U. S. Frigate Constitution, whom I mentioned as having been left here, by my desire, during my absence, had...
I have this day drawn upon you for Twelve thousand dollars, at 30 days Sight, in favor of Richard OBrien Esqr., for value received here, on Account of the United States of America, for their Barbary Affairs, which I pray you will have the goodness to honor and pass the same to Account. With Very Great Respect I have the honor to be Sir Your Most Obedt. Servt. DNA : RG 59--CD--Consular...
Exchange for $12,000 dollars. At thirty days Sight of this my first of Exchange (second and third of the same tenor and date not paid) please to pay to the Order of Richard OBrien Esqr. the Sum of Twelve thousand Dollars, value received on account of the United States of America for their Barbary Affairs, and place the same to account, as per Advice from, Your Most Obedt Servt. Privately owned.
I have the honor to inform you that I have this day drawn upon you in favor of Richd. OBrien Esqr. at 30 days sight, for two thousand dollars on Account of the United States, for their Barbary Affairs, which I pray you will have the goodness to honor and pass the Same to Account. With great respect I have the honor to be Sir Your Most Obedt. Servt. Exchange for $2000. dollars. At thirty days...
The public dispatches which accompany this, will give a full detail of all my transactions and negociations at Tunis; And I shall feel peculiarly happy if the issue thereof meets the Approbation of the President and yourself. The base and false aspersions which have been cast upon my conduct in the Tripolis business, in some of our unworthy public Prints, give me some pain; but I was conscious...
Since I had the honor of writing to you on the 25th. of January, no opportunity has offered by which a letter could be sent from Tunis. The communication by land between this and Algiers, has, long since, been cut off; the Armies of the two Regencies laying along the frontiers of each; and the Algerine Cruizers in the Bay have completely prevented the sailing of Vessels from this Port. I...
In consequence of the arrangement made with this Regency, in pursuance of the Instructions which I have had the honor of receiving from you under date of the 7th. of June 1806, &c. (a particular detail of wch negotiation and arrangement is given in my letter to you of the 25th. of January) I have found it necessary to draw upon Wm. Higgins Esqr. of Malta, for money to pay the reimbursement...
On the 29o. of August, I had the honor to receive your respectable letter of the 15o. of May, and on the 14o. of October, that of the 7o. of June, with its enclosures; and on my Arrival at this place, Dr. Triplett put into my hands your several letters of the 9o. 11 & 19o. of July, and one from Mr. Wagner of the 6o. of August, with the several enclosures and papers mentioned therein. At the...
In consequence of the arrangements made with this Regency, in pursuance of the Instructions which I have had the honor of receiving from you, under date of the 7st. of June 1806, &ca. (A particular detail of which negociation and arrangements is given in my letter to you of this day) I have found it necessary to draw upon Mess: Degen Purviance & Co. in Leghorn, for money to pay the...
§ From Tobias Lear. 28 March 1806, Algiers. “I have the honor to inform you that I have this day drawn upon you, two Setts of Exchange as follows. “$500 } at 30 days Sight in favor of Mr John Wingate. “2500 } “3000—Say for three thousand Dollars, for Value received in the freight of the Ship Raleigh in bringing a Cargo of Wheat from Malta to this place, on Account of the Regency, and which...
§ From Tobias Lear. 5 January 1806, Algiers. “On the 12th. ultimo I had the honor to receive your respected favor of the 16th of August, by the Ship Raleigh, which brought a Cargo of plank, Timber &ca. and five brass 18 pounders, on Account of our annuities to this Regency. “I had the honor of writing to you fully on the 2nd. of September from Tunis, by the U.S. Ship Congress, which carried...
§ From Tobias Lear. 10 December 1805, Algiers. “I have this day drawn on you a sett of Exchange for twelve thousand Dollars, at thirty days sight, to the Order of Messrs. Degen, Purviance and Co. being for Value received, on Account of the Department of State, for the service of the United States of America in their Barbary Affairs, which please to honor Accordingly.” RC ( DNA : RG 59, CD ,...
§ From Tobias Lear. 4 November 1805, Leghorn. “I have this day drawn on you, three setts of exchange, as follows $16776.31 4934.22 at thirty days sight, to the order of mrs. 3947.36  Degen Purviance & Co. $25657.89 say for twenty five thousand six hundred and fifty Seven Dollars, and eighty nine Cents being for value, received on account, of the Department of State of the U.S. for the Service...
§ From Tobias Lear. 4 September 1805, “On board the U.S. Ship Constitution Tunis Bay.” “The bearer of this, Sidi Soliman Mellamella, goes to the U. States, to present himself before the President, as Ambassador from His Excellency the Bey of Tunis; as his Credentials &ca. will fully shew. He has been Ambassador from this Court to Naples and Genoa, appears to be a Man of Correct observation,...
§ From Tobias Lear. 2 September 1805, “On board the U S ship Constitution Tunis Bay.” No. 11. “On the 7th. of July I had the honor to receive your respected letter of the 20th. of April, by the U S Frigate John Adams, by which I find that the instructions given to me dated June 6th. 1804, were to be still followed, as nothing in the state or prospect of things subsequent thereto, made a change...
Since I had the honor of addressing You under date of the 3d. of November, I have thought it my duty to remain in the Vicinity of Tripoli, that I might be at hand for entering into a negociation with the Bashaw; whenever he Shd. give evidence of his disposition to do so on proper terms; and I accordingly took up my residence in Malta; being well assured that nothing would occur to make my...
3 November 1804, Malta. No. 9. “Since my last, under date of July 16th (Duplicate of which and enclosures are herewith transmitted) I have been honored with your letters of the 6h & 13h of June, which were handed to me at Algiers, by Capt. Chauncy, on the 29th of July. “The letter from the President to the Dey of Algiers appeared to give him much satisfaction, particularly that part which...
I received, with very great pleasure, the private letter which you was so good as to write me on the 23d of January. I am happy that my conduct, in the business of Morocco, met the President’s approbation. It might have been flattering to that vanity which every human being possesses, to have had the approbation of my conduct publickly acknowledged; but I know it could not be done in the way...
16 July 1804, Algiers. No. 8. “I had the honor of writing to you on the 7th. of May, and of adding thereto a transcript of my diary from the 17th. of Feby. to the 30th. of April, together with copies of my correspondence on public affairs, my account current with the United States, and sundry other documents. As no opportunity, in which I could confide, has offered for transmiting those...
I have received the letters which you did me the honor to write on the 1st & 4th of November, and 26h of January. The time of their getting to my hands you will find noted in a copy of my Diary, which is herewith transmitted. You will, undoubtedly have been informed, before this, that the Gun Carriages have been applied by Mr. Simpson, agreeably to their original destination. I am persuaded...
The letter which I had the honor of writing to you on the 26th. ultimo, with its enclosures, will give a full detail of occurrences to that date. I put two Copies of said letter &c. on board the Spanish Courier, under Cover, to Mr. Montgomery, our Consul at Alicant, to forward by different Conveyances to the U. States. Another Copy will accompany this. I shall from this time, forward, as...
The letters and papers which I have now the honor to enclose, will inform you of the unfortunate fate of the U. States Frigate Philadelphia, and the captivity of her crew by the Tripolitans, as well as of the steps which have thus far been taken in consequence of that disastrous event—we have had no accounts since the letters of Dr. Davis of the 16th & 17th. of Novr. excepting, that the Danish...
I embrace the last moment of the ship old Tom being here, to inform you that the Dey sent in great hast[e] this morning for Mr. O’Brien & myself to the palace. We found him in a violent rage, and on the point of giving orders for the execution of some of the Captains of his cruizers, who, on their late cruize, had taken a Maltise Vessel which was under the protection of English passports, and...
I had the honor of writing to you on the 18th of October from Gibraltar, by the U. States ship New York, in which I informed you that I expected to sail in a few days for this place; but on the 22nd, Commodore Preble sailed in the Constitution for Cadiz, to get a Cable and sundry Articles of which he stood in need, and which could not be procured at Gibraltar. He expected to return in a few...