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Dn. Ventura Caro lately appointed Captain General of the Island of Cuba Luisiana &c. and having occasion to go to Paris before embarking for his Government, I take the Liberty of presenting him to your Acquaintance. He is of long Standing, one of mine. As his Stay I presume will be short at Paris, I wish you to profit of it as much as possible, as well on his account as your own. Any Commands...
A violent Rheumatism which has confined me to my Room for 3 days past hath prevented me from answering sooner the Letter you did me the honor to write me the 25th. Ulto. Altho I have received several Letters lately from America, from none have I had such explicit Intelligence as you were pleased to give me. I hope that as all Parties in our Country in general feel the necessity of a firm...
It is with real concern that I inform you that His Catholic Majesty died this morning at forty one minutes past twelve, after a short illness which until two days ago was represented as of little consequence. You must have known the conjectures which have been formed of a long date of the supposed consequences which would follow his decease. I have no pretentions to Prophecy, I will however...
I received the last week the inclosed letter for you from Morrocco, at the same time came to my hands the Ratification of our Treaty by the Emperor with a Letter for Congress of which I transmit you a copy of the Translation least Mr. Chiappe should not have done it. The Originals I forwarded to Congress as I was apprehensive of not having a speedy opportunity of sending the packet which was...
Your reputation or my supposed Influence with you or both, joined to my desire of contributing to the pleasure of those who entertain such an Idea, Induce me to take the Liberty of presenting to your acquaintance the Marquis de Trotti, a young Nobleman from Milan who is not less distinguished for his desire of Information and Instruction than from his birth and amiable qualities. I have had...
I should have sooner thanked you for your favor of the 12th Ulto which I received on the 24th Had I not expected that the Courier who will bring you this would have set out sooner. I have no Official Letters from America, But by a packet from NY This Court has received despatches from Mr. Gardoqui to the 28th of July which announce the acceptation of the Constitution. Mr. Gardoqui writes me on...
Madrid, 14 Aug. 1788. After examining his accounts with Congress, he has taken liberty of drawing on Willink & Van Staphorst at Amsterdam for 4614ƒ. 3s. 6d. in accordance with TJ’s advice of 3 June. “I transmit you the first setts of Exchange in favor of Messrs. Etienne Drouilhet & Cy. who have constantly supplied me with Money for my necessary expences while they have refused credit to others...
I received this day from Mr. Young Your Excellency’s letter of the 3d Ultimo. The detention of that Gentleman on the road was much longer than he expected. I am happy to find that you have succeeded in making arrangements for our future support. As soon as I have examined the State of my accounts with Congress, I shall transmit to you the Amount of the ballance due me and draw in the manner...
In a former Letter I had the honor to transmit you an ordinance published in March here, which seemed to alarm several of the Maritime Courts. I now inclose you a copy of an office presented by the Chargè Des Affaires of Holland on that Subject and the Answer given by the Ct. de F. B. I do not find that the Minister of any other court has made representations on this Subject. It is generally...
I forwarded last week by Mr. Symons the paper mentioned in my last. I have received no letters from America since, but have seen a Philadelphia paper of the 7th of April, in which there is published an extract of a letter from General Washington expressive of his opinion that the Constitution would be adopted by the State of Virginia. Here the attention of our politicians have of late been...