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I received yesterday your favor of the 21st. thank you for the intelligence & rejoice that our affairs with Algiers are no worse. Your other letter of the same date arrived at the same time. I have read the papers relative to Mr Daniel Hawley and agree with you in opinion that there is evidence of unskillfulness in business at least enough to justify us in looking for a more adroit consul or...
Inclosed is a letter from Lieut Cordis which I recommend to your consideration MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
The Rev. Joseph Thaxter of the vineyard recommends Mr. Noah Pease of Edgartown to be keeper of the light house in Gay head as appears by his letter inclosed by MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
I had the honor to receive your letter of the 17th. but not having been present at the trial of Fries it was not in my power to give you a minute of Mr. Lewis’s reasons for the opinion that the crime of Fries was not treason, without applying to Mr. Rawle on the subject who has given me a short note of which a copy is enclosed. The reasons were thought by the court insufficient and so they...
I have the honour to inclose a letter from Lt. Col. Ogden, dated the 24 Inst. and request to know your pleasure respecting the appointment solicited for Wm. J. Anderson of Sussex County, Jersey, in the event of Mr. Samuel Owing Smith declining to accept the office of Lieutenant. I am sorry to be obliged to mention that the returns from almost every quarter of the army shew that desertion...
As I have not been honored with an answer to my letter of the 15h. Inst—enclosing one for Nicholson, I have presumed that You did not disapprove of Talbot, for the Command of the Constitution—And have this Day sent orders to him, to proceed to Boston. Nicholson has no reason to complain—He will be employed on shore to as much advantage to himself—and he certainly ought to be grateful, that the...
Sir according to Your Order I take the liberty to address You to inform You that the Secretary of the Navy, refus’d Mr. Samuel Chase, Resignation, and he has concluded to tarry in the Ship Merrimack, as 1st. Lieut., & Mr. Jona. Titcomb as 2d Lieut., & Mr. Nathl. Stanwood, as Sailing Master, in hopes these Gentn. will meet Your Excellencys approbation to the above appointments I beg the Honour...
I do myself the honour to lay before you, several letters received by yesterdays mails vz. two of the 3d & 23rd. of March, and one of the 10th. of April. ulto. from Brigadier General Wilkinson; and one of the 9th of May inst. from Major General Pinckney. The sketches of the coast and Country, and report on the death of Capn. Demlar, alluded to in General Wilkinsons letter, has not been...
The inclosed letter from Doctor Edward Stevens, dated May 3d, the decree of the agency of St. Domingo, dated April 25, and the documents numbered from 1 to 8, were recd. here on the 25th, in my absence from town; together with his interesting private letter of May 6th. By a vessel arrived here on Sunday (the 26th) I received a duplicate of the Doctor’s letter of May 3d, and verbal information...
I have the honor to enclose the copy of a letter Just received from Capt Truxton who has arrived at Hampton, with the Constellation & the Insurgente. There are now in the West Indies, The Genlr Tingey, the Baltimore Barson—the George Washington, Fletcher the Pickering Preeble the Norfolk, Bainbridge, the Richmond, Speak, and the Eagle, 14 Guns, Campbell—but I am afraid, the George Washington,...