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¶ To David Gelston. Letter not found. 24 December 1805. Acknowledged in Gelston to JM , 27 Dec. 1805 , as containing two bills of exchange.
Letter not found. 24 October 1800. Acknowledged in Gelston to JM, 21 Nov. 1800 . Reassures Gelston that Virginia will cast all its electoral votes for Jefferson and Burr.
25 May 1805, Department of State . “The District Attornies of Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut & Massachusetts have been requested to send to your care the laws of their several States. They are intended for the use of the Government of the Michegan Territory, as are the laws of the U: States, which you will receive herewith. Be pleased to forward them to Govr. Hull at Detroit.” Letterbook...
Your letter of the 20th. inst. to Mr. Gallatin, communicated by him to this Department requires no further answer than a reference to mine of the 19th. inst., with the single remark that as spars are not understood to fall within any of the prohibitions contained in the instructions now in force, Capt. Stafford is at liberty to procure & carry with him articles of that character. I am &c. DNA...
The impressment of the four seamen from on board the Brig Betsey, Henry White master, as stated in his protest just received from you, has from its manner attracted particular notice: I will therefore thank you to cause a supplemen[t]al deposition to be taken, explanatory of the following particulars, viz. was the name of the frigate making the impressment desig[n]edly concealed—what reasons...
Having received information that the British public armed Brig Busy is now in the port of New York, I take occasion to request you will be pleased to inform me as soon convenient, from such sources of information as you may have access to, what ground there is for a publication lately made in the public papers, that, except two, who were liberated from the Busy since her arrival on the coast,...
5 November 1804, Department of State. “I have recd. your private letter of the 12th. Octr. [not found] and beg leave to inform you that the 3d. instalment of your claim will not be received from the British Government until the 15th. July next; and that if drawn for upon Mr. Erving before the 1st. of Sepr. next, it will not be transferred to the United States.” Letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 59,...
I am favored with yours of the 11th. and thank you for your promised attention to the Wine &c. from Lisbon. If the wine should not be cased, I beg that you will be good eno’ to have that precaution taken agst. injury on its way to this City. Accept my respects RC (owned by Marshall B. Coyne, Washington, D.C., 1987). Calendared in PJM-PS Robert A. Rutland et al., eds., The Papers of James...
I think it proper to apprize you that it being intended that two persons should have a passage in the dispatch Vessel you are authorized to engage, according to the reservation made in behalf of the Government. It will be well for you to let it be so understood by the Owner of the Vessel, that he may make his arrangements accordingly. I am &c. DNA : RG 59—DL—Domestic Letters.
16 July 1811, Washington. “The smallness of the sum, and the probability that it might be augmented by some further advances, have occasioned a delay in remitting $11.81. due to you, as intimated in your letter of Octobr. 5. last .” Encloses a draft for the sum on the Manhattan Bank. RC ( NNMus ). 1 p. Docketed by Gelston. See PJM-PS Robert A. Rutland et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison:...
I have recd. a letter from Francis Hall, charging the President of the U.S. with 2½ years Subscription for the Amn. Citizen, amounting to 25 dolrs. I know nothing more of the case than that since the 4th. of Mar. last, the paper has been sent to me, without being ordered; but as it was not forbidden, I think it right that the charge for one year should be paid by me. I send ten drs. for that...
By the present Mail you will receive sundry packets for Mr. Pinkney, under cover to Mr. Fox, Consul at Falmouth. Should no fit passenger be willing to take charge of them, I request the favor of you to put them into the ordinary Channel by the Packet, and to pay whatever may be due as postage. Should a Passenger, bound to London, take charge of them, it will be proper to engage him to let Mr....
I have recd your favor of the 4th. with the sample of Wheat referred to. The peculiarity of its culminated form, very naturally attracted your notice. It is not however new to us here. A sample was brought to Virga before the Revolutionary War, from Italy; whether grown there or elsewhere I can not say. About thirty years ago, a sample under the name of Egyptian Wheat was sent by Sr. John...
19 September 1804, Department of State. “I have the honor to enclose a copy of a letter I have written to the Attorney of the District of New York, respecting an irregularity alledged to have been committed by the French Frigates now at New York, and to request your cooperation in the enquiry he is instructed to make.” Letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 59, DL , vol. 14). 1 p. JM to Nathan Sanford, 19...
The Secretary of the Treasury has communicated to me the report made to you by the British Ship of War Chichester on her entering the harbour of New York. As it does not appear what species of stores she has been sent to procure, I have thought it necessary to remind you, that she cannot be permitted to receive any articles of contraband of war nor any equipments of a nature merely applicable...
Letter not found. 15 May 1809. Acknowledged in Gelston to JM, 9 June 1809 . In his letter to JM of 20 July 1809 , Gelston mentions that the letter was “requesting the wine might be cased.”
20 December 1811, Washington. “J. Madison, with respects to Mr. Gelston, requests the favor of him, to forward the inclosed letter by the first safe conveyance to the Island of St. Kitts.” Printed facsimile ( Joseph Rubinfine American Historical Autographs , List 104 [West Palm Beach, Fla.], item 19). Enclosure not identified.
J. Madison presents his respects to Mr. Gelston and requests that he will forward the inclosed to Halifax N. S. by some early conveyance. RC (Gallery of History, Las Vegas, Nev., 1998). Undated; conjectural date based on cover marked “Orange CH June 5th.” Addressed by JM to Gelston at New York and franked. Docketed by Gelston, “recd. 9th.” The enclosure was evidently JM to Valentine Gill, ca....
Letter not found. 29 June 1810. Acknowledged in Gelston to JM, 11 July 1810 . Sends $20 to cover various expenses and forwards a box of hams for Robert R. Livingston.
If this should happen to arrive before the sailing of the Hornet, be so good as to forward the packet for Mr. Pinkney by that opportunity; if not in time for that, by any safe one next offering from your port. If no early oppy. should offer for London, it will be nearly as well to send it to Liverpool, endorsing in this case, “to the care of Mr. Maury Consul of the U.S.” Accept my respects &...
I have received your letter of the 6th. You will be pleased to forward the dispatches sent under cover to you the day before yesterday by some opportunity different from that of the witnesses. The dispatches however which you receive by this day’s mail you will commit to the care of Capt. Brewster, with a charge to deliver them as soon after his arrival as may be. He may also be made the...
I have recd. your favor of the 20th. I cannot doubt the pipe of Brandy to which it relates belongs to me. I have long known that one sent by Mr. Lee, was carried into England, where I understood that the neutral part of the Cargo was acquitted; the Vessel being condemned. Mr. Jos. Forrest now in N. Y. with a vessel coming round hither, has been requested to take charge of the Article. You will...
J. Madison requests the favor of Mr. Gelston have the enclosed letter delivered according to its address. Catalog--Christie’s, American and European Manuscripts and Printed Books.
Not recollecting that I have remitted you your advances for duties on wine &c. as stated in your favor of June 9. I now inclose a note for the amount $146.20. Should my recollection have failed me, it will cost you the trouble of returning it at your leisure. Accept my friendly respects RC ( NEh ).
I enclose an extract of a letter from a gentleman of respectability at Philadelphia, respecting the proceedings of Genl. Miranda at the port of New York, the information contained in which is confirmed by official complaints; and by the direction of the President I have to request an explanation how it has happened that the Officers of the Customs have neither given information of this...
I request that hereafter you will cause to be endorsed on the packets of Gazettes intended for the Ministers in Europe the words “ not to be put in a Post office, ” taking care as often as practicable & necessary to arrange with those who take charge of them the means of otherwise conveying them to their destination after the arrival of the Vessel. Whenever the Vessel is bound to a port where...