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11 October 1802, Department of State. Encloses a “Copy of a letter, concerning the Ship Windsor, which I received some time ago from Mr. Thornton, and must ask the favor of you to cause such further enquiries in the case complained of to be set on foot as you may think will be useful.” Letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 59, DL , vol. 14). 1 p. The enclosure was probably Edward Thornton to JM, 27 Aug....
12 October 1802, Department of State. Requests that Gallatin issue a warrant for John Davidson in the amount of $3,579.62 from the appropriation for the relief and protection of seamen to cover three bills of exchange drawn on JM by Isaac Cox Barnet at Bordeaux, with the amount to be charged against Barnet. Letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 59, DL , vol. 14). 1 p. See Barnet to JM, 30 June 1802 (...
You know my doubts or rather convictions about the unconstitutionality of the act for building piers in the Delaware, and the fears that it will lead to a bottomless expence, & to the greatest abuses. there is however one intention of which the act is susceptible & which will bring it within the constitution; and we ought always to presume that the real intention which is alone consistent with...
14 October 1802, Department of State. Requests that a warrant for $600 be issued to Seth Pease from appropriations for Barbary affairs, he being the holder of a bill of exchange drawn on JM by John Gavino for advances made to James Simpson, with the amount to be charged against Simpson. Letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 59, DL , vol. 14). 1 p.
25 October 1802, Department of State. Asks that a warrant for $500 be issued on the appropriation for “incidental and contingent expenses of the Department of State … in favor of Christopher S. Thom: he to be charged and held accountable for the same.” Letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 59, DL , vol. 14). 1 p. JM made identical requests to Gallatin on 8 and 17 Nov. 1802 and 21 Mar. 1803 (ibid.).
Will you be so good as to peruse & return the inclosed? what Dupont says of N. Orleans will require a verbal explanation. he will probably be a very efficient instrument for us in that business, and I should very much wish to render him the personal service he asks as to paiments in Paris, if you find such an arrangement can be made agreeably to what is right & useful for us. it would lessen...
Candidates for the office of Surveyor of Smithfield Doctr. Purdie. his father I know. he is a good man. but they are tories. Wilson Davies . he was collector of the direct tax, which is sufficient evidence he is a tory. he is recommended too by John Parker appd by our predecessors, ergo a tory. Dr. Southall . his father was an excellent man & whig. his brother is said to be a very bad man. of...
9 November 1802, Department of State. “In answer to your letter of the 3d. instant on the subject of Mr. Shorts accounts, the enclosed extracts will shew it to have been already decided by the opinion of this Department, that the United States were responsible to Mr. Short, in the case which you state; notwithstanding the credit claimed by Mr. Randolph in the suit of the United States...
13 November 1802, Department of State. Encloses an estimate of expenses for 1803. Letterbook copy and copy of enclosure ( DNA : RG 59, DL , vol. 14). Letterbook copy 1 p. For enclosure, see n. 1. Estimates included in the three-page enclosure were $51,050 for salaries, contingent nonpersonal expenses, and ministerial outfits for London, Paris, and Madrid; $11,500 for salaries and contingent...
Th:J. sends to mr Gallatin the draught of his message to Congress which he prays him to revise both as to substance & form, and to favor him with his amendments or strictures freely adhibited, & with as little delay as he can, because it is proposed to be submitted to each gentleman singly in the first instance, and then to a meeting, which will involve time. RC ( NHi : Gallatin Papers);...