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Letter not found. Ca. 19 March 1809. Acknowledged in Maury to JM, 3 May 1809 . Mentions a small sum owed to Maury for a shipment of cheese.
Tho’ sorry to trouble you so often I must ask the further favor of you to let me have from the War Dept. a copy of Genl. Harrison’s letter of Resignation. It bears date the eleventh of May 1814. Also a copy of the letter of the Secy. of war acknowledging its receipt; date May 24. Also copy of the Secy’ letter to Harrison of May 28. accepting the Resignation of Harrison. Yrs. always RC ( DLC :...
I wrote you some time past, and my not receivg an answer, conclude, it did not reach Phila. The purpose of it was, that I had it in contemplation, to commence business on my own a/c, and was under the disagreeable necessity of begg. yr assistance. You will please write me immediately on the business. Please direct the letter to the care of Robt Patton Fredbg. From Yr Dependant Nephew RC ( NN ).
§ To James Monroe. 20 February 1806, Department of State. “Mr Samuel Grove represents that he has several claims upon the British Government for injuries sustained from its officers during the occupation of part of St Domingo, in the last war. If you can render him any aid, consistently with the nature of the case and of your functions, I request that you will be pleased to do it.” Letterbook...
Your letter complaining of the attempt by Mr. Lewis S. Pintard, acting as Consul at Maderia, to extort illegal fees from you, whereby your vessel was detained, has been received. As comprising a violation of public duty, the case will meet with the proper attention. For the private injury you have sustained, you have your remedy against Mr. Pintard who caused it, his principal Mr. John M....
The President having this day coplied with the recommendation in your letter of Septr. 12. by a special message to Congress on the subject of the non-importation act of the last Session, I lose not a moment in forwarding to Mr. Merry’s care the inclosed copy. Hoping that it will either find him still at Alexandria, or overtake him before the Vessel gets out of reach. I remain with great...
In consequence of your letter of the 6th. I have requested the Secretary of the Treasury to place to your credit three thousand dollars in the Branch Bank at Boston. You shall hear in a day or two respecting the present to the Tunisian Ambassador. I am &c. DNA : RG 59—DL—Domestic Letters.
The enclosed Sketch, from the pen of Mr. Crowninshield, contains such pertinent and valuable information respecting the trade to India, as to induce an attempt, though late, to convey it to you. I have the honor to be, Gentlemen, with great respect & consideration, Your most obed. Servt. DLC .
I recd. by the last mail yours of the 9th. and comply with its request by a few lines to the President for the mail of today. I could not refuse this evidence of my esteem & regard, tho’ it is an interposition, of which obvious considerations make me as sparing as possible. Being entirely ignorant of the names with which yours will be in competition, I can form no estimate of the result. With...
Yesterday being the appointed day for the meeting of Congress, a quorum was made in both Houses, and this day the message of the President w as communicated to them. I embrace the earliest opportunity of inclosing a copy, and remain, &c DNA : RG 59—IM—Instructions to Ministers.
§ To James Hillhouse. 24 March, Monday. “Mr. Madison requests the pleasure of Mr. Hillhouse’s company to Dinner on Saturday next at ½ past 3. oClock.” RC ( CtY ). 1 p.; in an unidentified hand. Year not indicated; conjectural year of 1806 assigned based on the fact that 24 Mar. fell on a Monday in 1806, and James Hillhouse departed the Senate in 1810. Connecticut lawyer James Hillhouse...
Letter not found. 23 April 1791. Acknowledged in letter from JM’s father of 11 May 1791 . Recommends sending tobacco to Thomas Leiper of Philadelphia for sale if prices in Virginia do not rise, and probably suggests that a power of attorney be executed to convert loan office certificates held in the father’s name into U.S. treasury notes.
Letter not found. Ca. 14 December 1794. Acknowledged in Bishop Madison’s letter to JM of 24 Dec. 1794 . Probably informs the bishop that JM does not plan to retire from Congress and so cannot sponsor in the Virginia General Assembly a state-supported university. Encloses John Penington’s Chemical and Economical Essays .
I red. yesterday yours inclosing a letter to Mr Chew, which I forward this morning. The one here inclosed from him came to hand a few days ago. For the news I refer to the inclosed papers, having not a moment to spare for adding more than that I remain Yr. Affee. son RC ( NjP ). Letter not found. Probably James Madison, Sr., to Joseph Chew, 19 Feb. 1793 ( ViW ).
Letter not found. November—December 1787? Acknowledged in the Reverend James Madison to JM, 9 Feb. 1788 . Replies to objections to the Constitution made by the Reverend James Madison in his letter to JM of ca. 1 Oct. 1787 .
30 March 1805, Department of State . “Mr. Bartholomews account ought to be stated against the United States supported by your Certificate that the Seamen were actually landed in the United States, or other equivalent proof, and forwarded to the Auditor of the Treasury. It would also be useful to transmit with it a certificate of some respectable men conversant with the subject, that the rate...
By an opportunity to Richd. I wrote to you 2 days ago. Havg. now one to Frebg. I inclose the Cypher then promised. It will probably get to hand at the same with letter via Richd. Adieu. RC ( DLC ). Addressed to Monroe in Congress, “To care of [Mr. Ma]ury Esqr. Fredg.” Docketed by JM, “Mr. Monroe Cypher.” The date is fixed from the message JM sent Monroe on 12 Apr. 1785 . Enclosure ( DLC ).
I have received information that measures, imposing serious restrictions on our navigation and commerce, are taking in the North of Europe, with a view to guard against the disorder called the yellow fever. It is represented that these restrictions are likely to be generally extended in that quarter thro’ the means of a concert, promoted by one of the most influential powers and it is probable...
In answer to your letter of the 4th. inst., I have to state that a patent for 1000 acres, issued to Samuel Haws, appears to have been delivered to Anthony New Esqr., but whether it is that to which you refer is uncertain. With respect to the papers lodged for patents in the name of Fenn, the claim of assignments is imperfect, there being none from Smith to Marshall, and that from Fenn to Smith...
Mr. De Neuville arrived here on Saturday and sets out this morning on his return. I inclose his letter of Credence with a note of the date of its delivery. Be so good as to have an answer to the K. of the Netherlands sent to me for signature. That to the K. of Wertemburg is returned. Friendly respects The inclosed letters from J.B. may be worth attention in estimating and comparing characters...
The enclosed papers, respecting the practices of British traders with the Indians, to instigate them against the United States, were received through General Wilkinson. They exemplify so strikingly the inconvenience of the intercourse with the Indians as it is now established by the treaty, that I have thought them a necessary supplement to my letter of the 30 May last. I have the honor to be,...
I have received, young gentlemen, your letter of the 16th. inst: informing me that I have been elected an honorary member of the Franklin Literary Society of Randolph Macon College. My respect for the object of the Society, and the motives for associating my name with it, do not permit me to decline the distinction, however sensible I am of the little value that can be attached to its...
I have duly recd. your letter of the 18th. of March with the commission to which it refers; and shall duly attend to the trust which it assigns to me. Very respectfully RC ( Vi : Executive Papers). Undated. Addressed by JM to Preston at Richmond and franked. Conjectural date assigned on the basis of cover marked, “Orange C H Va. 19 May.” Cover docketed by Preston, “Expresident Madisons...
Mr King of the Senate, called on me, on the part of a committee, to request that I would state for the consideration of the President, whether he saw any objection to the publication of the Secret journal of the old congress, & of the letters of our ministers in Europe at that period. DLC : Papers of James Monroe.
J. Madison offers his friendly respects to Mr. Strong with thanks for the copy of his Speech on the Tariff Bill. Less can not be said of it than that it presents with advantage, the particular views taken of the subject by the Author. Draft ( DLC ). James Strong (1783–1847), a Connecticut-born graduate of the University of Vermont, settled in Hudson, New York, and served in the U.S. House of...
Mr. Erskine has presented, by instructions from his Government, a communication of the late British order against the trade between the ports of France and others therein described. With a copy of that, I inclose one of the answer given to the communication. It will not only put you in possession of what will be transmitted by Mr Erskine to his Government, but also of the sentiments of the...
Letter not found. 19 April 1789. Acknowledged in the Reverend James Madison to JM, 5 May 1789 . Reports that Congress has begun its work and that there is less disagreement “between the different Parties” than he had expected.
Letter not found. 27 August 1800. Acknowledged in Monroe to JM, 9 Sept. 1800 . Informs Monroe that JM has hired Richard McGee as overseer for Monroe’s Albemarle County farm.
Mr. Thom, who heretofore was authorized to draw upon you for the sums awarded under the 7th. article of the Treaty with England, which were payable here, being absent, I have to request you to pay such as, remaining unpaid, may be hereafter called for, to the order of S. Pleasonton. I have the Honor &c. DNA : RG 59—DL—Domestic Letters.
Letter not found. ca. 26 October 1786, Fredericksburg. Concerning family affairs and articles to be sent from Philadelphia to Orange. Mentioned in JM’s letter of 1 November 1786 to his father .
It is presumed that Dr. Judson is sufficiently respectable to be commended for his benevolent & patriotic views; and to be informed that they will be facilitated by suitable instructions to the post officers. These will be given by the Treasury & navy Depts. on a communication of this memorandum, by the Secy. of State. If the Secy. of State does not view Dr. J. & his plan in the light here...
29 November 1802, Department of State, Washington. “I beg the favor of you to insert Mr. christian name, in the enclosed commission, to send it to him and inform me of the name you shall insert.” Letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 59, DL , vol. 14). 1 p. Left blank in letterbook. This was probably James Nimms. In a 2 Dec. 1802 note to JM, Jefferson wrote: “Mr. Nimms the Commr. of bkrptcy appointed for...
There is much force in the reasons given herein for an appt. of a Successor to Genl. Smith, which I had proposed to delay till our return to Washington, if not till the meeting of Congs. Unless you think some other preferable on the whole to the Depy: Marshal, direct a Commission for him, or if you please a blank one, to be made out & forwarded for our signature. Yrs NN : Papers of James Monroe.
Letter not found. Ca. 5 August 1788 . Acknowledged in McHenry to JM, 14 Aug. 1788 . Replies to McHenry’s request in his letter of 26 July 1788 for information concerning the political strategy of the Antifederalists.
The mail has just brought us information, in one instance under your own hand & name, that you have safely reached the land of your birth. I welcome you to it; and hope at an early day to welcome you at my own domicil, where I shall be able to express all the feelings awakened by your unexpected and gratifying visit. Meantime accept from Mrs. M. & myself all our best wishes. RC ( ViU ); draft...
Letter not found. 24 March 1794, Philadelphia. Mentioned in James Madison, Sr., to John Lee, 5 Apr. 1794 (NcD): “he says by the Accts. from France, her affairs were never in so vigorous a situation.”
With your letter of the 27th. inst: I have received the cypher for secret correspondence, of which you were requested to make a copy for your own use. I have directed a packet addressed to Mr. Maurice Rogers to be sent to you and I beg the favor of your causing it to be forwarded to him on your arrival at Cuba. I am &c. DNA : RG 59—DL—Domestic Letters.
Capt: Henry Bell of this neighbourhood wishing his pretensions to be taken into view by the Executive in filling the office of Superintendant of the State Arsenals I take the liberty of stating that he enjoys the reputation of having served meritoriously in the war of our Revolution, that he is esteemed a man of strict integrity & honor, and that he may be confided in for a faithful discharge...
I have recd. your letter of the 27th. Ult. accompanying the introductory one from my friend Mr. Joy. It is not probable, had you made your intended visit, that I could have given you as useful advice on the object of your pursuit as may be obtained from other sources, especially as Virginia may not be the State, in which you would prefer an establishment. I may say nevertheless, that the...
Letter not found. ca. 31 August 1786, Philadelphia. JM expressed his anxiety at being unable to repay Monroe the money he had advanced on their purchase of Mohawk lands. Mentioned in Monroe to JM, 12 and 25 September 1786 .
Letter not found. Ca. 10 April 1788 . Mentioned in JM to Washington, 10 Apr. 1788 . Urges speedy adoption of the Constitution by Maryland. A delay there could prove fatal to ratification in Virginia.
Letter not found. ca. 25 August 1787. Alluded to in McClurg to JM, 5 Sept. 1787 . JM is indisposed but continues to attend the convention.
Letter not found. ca. 28 July 1787. Acknowledged in McClurg to JM, 5 Aug. 1787 . Reports proceedings of the Federal Convention since McClurg’s departure and requests his return to Philadelphia.
Mr. Eno, the Bearer being authorized to select and receive the two Ewes allotted for J. Madison, by Mr. Jarvis, Mr. Hooe will please to furnish him with the oppy. He will pay also the freight & other charges. RC ( NN : Lee Kohns Memorial Collection). Docketed by Hooe.
Letter not found. 8 December 1810. Acknowledged in the Right Reverend James Madison to JM, 14 Dec. 1810 . Discusses the merits of an applicant. Refers to the documents accompanying his annual message to Congress.
I have received your letter of the 1st. of July, and have caused four thousand dollars to be remitted to you at Boston, for which you will apply at the Branch Bank. The whole two thousand dollars allotted for the Prime Minister may be laid out by you in purchases of presents. I hope your wishes will be speedily gratified, as the Brig has left this City some days since. I am &c. DNA : RG...
I have left the inclosed open for your inspection and beg the favor of you to forward it by some safe conveyance, if you have not in the mean while been apprized of Mr. Harris’s having received a duplicate. I have the honor to be &c DNA : RG 59—IM—Instructions to Ministers.
To my requests the day before yesterday I forgot to add that of a Copy of As letter to Harrison acknowledging the receipt of his Resignation; the date only being formerly asked for & sent in your last. Yours RC ( DLC : Monroe Papers); draft ( DLC ). RC docketed by Monroe. Minor differences between the copies have not been noted.
I thank you for the copy of your Message. The moderation it breathes towards Spain will be approved generally at present, & universally hereafter. The time is passed when this policy could be ascribed to any other than its true motive. The present standing of the U.S. will secure to it a just interpretation every where. It is very satisfactory to learn that the greatest powers in Europe are...
I have just recd. yours of the 26. and return the projected answer to Adml. Cochrane, with a few pencilled alterations, which you will perceive the Scope of; and adopt, or remodify as you may think best. The last one is intended to obviate the apparent inconsistency occurring to you. The only ground on which the B. Govt. could properly, or prudently call the attention of this to the affair in...