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Wm Lee presents his respects to the President of the United States & takes the liberty to send him an Imperial Almanac MHi : Coolidge Collection.
20 December 1803. “P the good Intent for Philadelphia I take the liberty to send you under care of the Collecter three boxes containing fruits in Brandy almonds, & prunes.” RC ( DLC ). 1 p.
I have the honor to transmit you herewith my return of Vessels that have entered and cleared at this office from the 1st. of January to the 30th June. With great respect I have the honor to remain Your obt. St. DNA : RG 59—CD—Consular Despatches, Bordeaux.
§ From William Lee. 29 April 1806, Bordeaux. “I have the honor to transmit you enclosed a letter I have just recd. from Mr Skipwith announcing his arrival. RC ( DNA : RG 59, CD , Bordeaux, vol. 2). 1 p. Enclosure not found. For Fulwar Skipwith’s arrival at Paris, see John Armstrong to JM , 26 Apr. 1806 .
I have the honor to transmit you herewith a return of Vessels that have entered and cleared at this Consula te from the 1st. July to 31st. Decr 1806. With great respect I hav e the honor to remain your obdt. Servant DNA : RG 59—CD—Consular Despatches, Bordeaux.
Your favor of the 28 June requesting a supply of wine cordials &c. reached me but yesterday. I will use all my endeavours to have the articles shipped by the 10th Octr as after that time I think it would be too late. The Brandy I have ordered from Cognac of fifteen years of age. With great respect I am Sir Your obt servt. DLC : Papers of James Madison.
Wm Lee presents his respects to the President of the United States & begs he will do him the honor to accept of the small work accompanying this.— MHi : Coolidge Collection.
I have the honor to transmit you enc losed a copy of a letter I have just recd. from Gen l. Armstrong. The individual therein mentioned has not made his appearance in this City. I am Sir with great respect your obedient St. DNA : RG 59—CD—Consular Despatches, Bordeaux.
I have this day had the honor to transmit you a letter from Genl. Armstrong i nclosed to me in one from his Excellency of w hich the annexed is a copy. With great respect I have, Sir the honor to remain Your Obt. St. DNA : RG 59—CD—Consular Despatches, Bordeaux.
AL : American Philosophical Society Mr. Lee presents his most respectful Compliments to Dr. Fraklin and will have the pleasure of waiting on him tomorrow forenoon to take leave and hopes the Copy of the Treatys will be ready for him. Addressed: Honble / Benjamen Franklin Esqr. Notation: W. Lee 23 March 1778 to BF. He had requested these copies on the 19th. BF , answering on the 24th, pointed...
At the earnest request of a distinguished french officer I have the honor to inclose you a letter from General Desfourneaux formerly Governor General of Guadeloupe. I have the honor to be With great respect Your devoted humble Servant. RC ( DLC ). The enclosure may have been one of the copies of Desfourneaux to JM, 1 Dec. 1811 .
I find an error in the amt. I had the honor to transmit you on the 21 Augt. of 42 francs in your favor having overcharged that much on the charges of recg. paying duties &c. on the two Casks of Cahuzack wine. I will take the liberty of sending the amount in some small article which I think may be acceptable. With great respect I have the honor to remain Your Obt Servt. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
I have the honor to transmit w ith the return of entrances & clearances at this port from the 1st July, to the 31st December 1807. With great respect I have the honor to remain Your obt Servt. DNA : RG 59—CD—Consular Despatches, Bordeaux.
The importance of the enclosed state paper and its genuiness has induced me to forward you by different conveyances six copies. With great respect I have the honor to remain Your obt. Servant DNA : RG 59—CD—Consular Despatches, Bordeaux.
The return of Captain Davis from the mouth of the River just gives me time to enclose the President of the United S. a file of the Argus containing the acct of the late decisive battle between the French & Russian armies & the relation of the interview between the Emperor Napoleon & Francis.— With great respect I have the honor to remain the Presidents most humble St. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
AL : American Philosophical Society Mr. Lee has the Honour of presenting his Compliments to Doctor Franklin and shall be obliged to him for the loan of the two last Boston papers he has, which shall be returned in an hour and also for the last English papers. Mr. Lee would be glad to know if any determination is come to, relative to supplying him with the necessary funds, for his appointment...
10 August 1802, Bordeaux. Reports that since his letters of 22 July and 2 Aug. another seventy-three distressed seamen “have been thrown on my hands.” “I thought proper to state this to you that you might see the necessity of instructing me on this head.” Encloses tariff of new duties. RC ( DNA : RG 59, CD , Bordeaux, vol. 1). 2 pp. Enclosure not found. Letter not found. A full transcription...
W. Lee has the honor to present his respects to the President of the United States and takes the liberty to send him a specimen of French Typography. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
4 July 1803, Bordeaux . Encloses a bill of lading for thirteen cases of wine directed to the care of Thorburn and Donaldson, merchants at Norfolk. “I have depended on my partner to choose this wine having been too ill myself to attend to it. I hope the quality will please you.” RC and enclosures ( DLC ). RC 1 p. The enclosures (2 pp.) are a bill of lading and a receipt, both dated 2 July, for...
When the reputation of an officer of the United States is unjustly attacked, it is a duty he owes the Government and himself to vindicate his character. How far I have succeeded in this particular the annexed correspondence will shew. I beg leave Sir with great deference to lay it before you reposing the utmost confidence in that justice which so eminently distinguishes your administration.—...
§ From William Lee. 8 March 1806, Bordeaux. “I have the honor to enclose you an Imperial Decree imposing new duties on Sugar, Coffee, pepper Tea & Cocoa and his Imperial Majestys address on the opening of the Legislative body.” RC ( DNA : RG 59, CD , Bordeaux, vol. 2). 1 p.; docketed by Wagner. Enclosures not found.
Mr Espie, the President of the College at St. Foy in this department, has sent me the packet accompanying this, to be forwarded to you. He has the reputation of a man of great science, and litterature, and being a great admirer of our institutions, he intends I am told dedicating one of his works to you. If you should think proper to reply to his letter, I will take care that it reaches him....
I have received this day from the Estate of Madam Rochefoucauld at Cahuzac in this department a hogshead of white wine, which I am directed to forward to you. I have also within a few days recd. information of some Hermitage wine that is on its way here for the same purpose, and I shall take care to forward both parcels by the first good vessel. With the highest veneration I have the honor to...
I have the honor to transmit you by triplicate a Decree of the King of Holland. Your obt. servant, DNA : RG 59—CD—Consular Despatches, Bordeaux.
Wm Lee presents his respects to the President of the United States and begs he will do him the honor to accept the four medals accompanying this [Note in TJ’s hand:] Sep. 12. 1804.   wines &c—778.50 ₶ =146. D Oct. 22. Nov. 26. 05. vin de Cahusac. sec. <
I have shipped on board the Brig Betsey Captain Walters bound to Baltimore to the address of Mr Purviance a Cask of Cahuzack wines, which I have taken the liberty to request he would forward on to you.— With great respect I have the honor to remain Your Obt. Sr. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
I enclose you a Moniteur containing an account of the most murderous battle that has been fought during this campaign. Private accounts on which however no reliance can be placed say that the French lost eight general officers and that there remained on the field of battle thirty thousand French & Russians. With great respect I have the honor to remain Your obt Servant, DNA : RG 59—CD—Consular...
ALS : American Philosophical Society <Paris, September 17, 1778: I wish to confer with you on an important and profoundly secret subject; I will wait on you at any hour tomorrow at noon or afterwards when you are alone.> Published in Taylor, Adams Papers , VII . Lee had been in Paris several days and planned to remain there no longer than three weeks: Ford, Letters of William Lee , II , 472,...
The article under the Prussian head in the enclosed Argus will be found to merit the attention of the President. It is translated from the Moniteur and is no doubt intended as an answer to the note of the Russian Embassador Monsr. Novoritzoff to the Prussian Secretary of State which has of late appeared in some of the German prints.— With great respect DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
§ From William Lee. 14 September 1805, Bordeaux . “I have the honor to enclose you a bill of Loading & Invoice of six Cases of Wine, one Tierce of Vinegar and two Cases of Cordials which I have shipped for you on board the Brig Lyon to the address of Mr Purveyance of Baltimore. I hope they will arrive safe and be to your liking.” RC and enclosures ( DLC ). RC 1 p. For enclosures, see n. 1. For...