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Whilst my health enabled me to perform the duties of my office, my whole attention was given thereto; Yet how far my feble abilities have kept pace with the views of my Government, or the Interest of my fellow Citizens I will not pretend to Say, but I can with truth aver, that in every instance where I have Supposed that the views of the former or the Interest of the latter, could be promoted,...
Having issued proposals for printing the enclosed work , and intending shortly to commence a tour through many of the States, particularly Virginia, for the purpose of obtaining Subscribers, I have ventured to solicit the early patronage of a Character so well known, and justly respected, both on account of his high office, and the brilliant talents which have placed him in it; conscious, that...
I have accompanied this by a few sheets of my observations, they contain an account of the work on the boundary as far as to Pearl, or half-way river. The manner of describing the prime vertical as mentioned at the beginning of the line, I have not found noticed by any writer, but should think it too obvious to be new.—I am sorry the plate containing the references is not yet engraved.— Whilst...
you will be Pleased to Except the Pettion of A Poor Mekanick in Behalf of my Son in Law John Selby Junr. Who on the 20th of Sept. 1795 Did With the Influence of his owners Ellcitly Land 16 Hogsets of Rum and it Was Seased By Mr Smedly the Custom hous officer and he Was Prosicuted By Mr Edwards Destrict Atarny as Well as his owners But by there Influence they Purswaded him to keep out of the...
We most sincerely concur in sentiments with the many addresses of Congratulation you have been daily receiving upon your being elected to the first office of your Country. Since the death of our first illustrious president, whose great and essential services rendered to his Country Justly gave him a title to the first place in the esteem and Confidence of his Country, you are the first of our...
Within the course of the last week, I have had the pleasure to receive your favors of the 20th: 27th: & 30th: of December, number’s 19-20-21. of the Series, which wants only No 18 to be complete. The interest, which your letters never fail to excite, has been abundantly testified by the eagerness, with which subscriptions to the Port folio, have been sent forward, from every part of the...
12 April 1801, London. No. 10. Encloses copies of correspondence with Lord Hawkesbury about seizure of American vessels carrying articles of Spanish origin to Spanish colonies. Decree from Vice-Admiralty Court at Nassau regarding the case of the Leopard is the first document precise enough to use as grounds for a remonstrance. Suggests that these copies be published in American newspapers as...
I address this letter to you, by the advice of Mr Edmund Randolph. It had been understood that my fine of two hundred dollars was to be remitted. The late Marshall refused to return the money . It would be unnecessary to repeat the particulars of his refusal; because they were communicated some weeks ago, to Mr Lincoln, and because Mr Randolph has undertaken to explain them to you. I should...
The enclosed Letter having met with the approbation of some sensible impartial characters, I have been induced reluctantly to intrude with it upon your retirement. The measures you have already adopted have extorted an acknowledgement from those persons who persued a conduct diametrically opposite “that General Washington was the founder but that you Sir will be the maker of the City.” On the...
Permettez que je Vous adresse des lettres que ma femme Ecrit a Mesdames Vos filles. En prenant cette Liberté Je Saisis L’occasion de renouveller a Votre Excellence L’hommage de ma profonde reconnoissance et de Joindre ma voix à celle de tous les francais pour la congratuler Sur le poste Eminent auquel la porté la confiance et L’estime de Ses concitoyens. Rentré dans mon pays par les bienfaits...
I presumtively address your fealing soul; although elivated on lifes highest perogative. I daine to request what in my Country’s cause, and for my Country’s glory, and for the perminant establishment of that liberty, for which my father shed his blood. you will not, you can not, refuse. although a Destitute young man of Eighteen. I reste asured of genirous patronage, in your patriottic soul....
You will remember, that in the year 1793, while the government of the french republic was in the hands of Robertspiere, a collection of papers, found among those of Louis the sixteenth was published under the title of Politics of all the cabinets of Europe . The most important of these papers, and that from which the title was given to the whole collection, was a work written by Mr. Favier, a...
You have here a triplicate of my letter respecting your account—a duplicate of the conversation between Frederic 2. & Gellert. And the first number of a series, in which I purpose to review an important late french work, which I shall send to your father. It seems to me as if the frequency of writing shortened the distance between us. But you will not complain if it likewise sometimes shortens...
Permit me to send you some particulars of two Vessels the British Captured from me, which Captors distressed me and my Family very much, with submission I request you to lay the matter before the President of the United States, if you think proper. The first of these Vessels was the Brigt Sukey Nathaniel Brown Master, sailed from Salem August 30t 1800 Bound for La Guira, was taken on the 13t...
I have too entire a Confidence in the Purity of those Views which will direct the Measures of the Executive of the U. S.—to permit me to express a Wish, often to be heard. On the contrary, such is my Conviction of the Wisdom & Patriotism of our worthy President, that Nothing but the Apprehension of a particular Case, in which I feel the greatest Interest, could have induced me to solicit your...
11 April 1801, Berlin. No. 189. Reports no particulars are available on death of Czar Paul, whose eldest son Alexander has assumed throne. Notes that Alexander reappoints Count Vorontsov in London. Conveys word that Prussian troops have occupied Hanover and Danish forces have taken Lübeck. Outlines damage and casualties Danes suffered in Nelson’s attack 2 Apr. at Copenhagen. RC ( DNA : RG 59,...
11 April 1801, Hamburg. His last dispatch informed the State Department of his bills for clothing and other relief offered distressed American seamen, and he enclosed two copies of account and two lists of ships arrived from July to December 1800. Recounts politics of northern Europe. Great Britain was to be compelled by limiting its trade and losing Hanover to acknowledge principles of armed...
11 April 1801, Kingston, Jamaica. Acknowledges letter of 28 Jan. and notes that nine days ago he submitted the six proofs of citizenship therein to Lord Seymour, from whom he has no reply. Speculates on reasons for delay. Comments on burden of office and suggests a just compensation might be $1,500 per year, drawn quarterly, with another $200 per annum for office expenses. Reports that since...
11 April 1801, Amsterdam. Firm has advanced fl. 79,805.11.8. Holland currency to pay State Department accounts and has received fl. 22,000 remittance. The money advanced was mainly used to pay salaries of Adams and Murray. The “large amount lately received from the Treasury, proves that Bills on Amsterdam had grown more plenty and were obtainable in the months of January and February.” RC (...
I have long been deprived of your respected favours. My last informed of my bills for the clothing and other relief to distressed American Seamen; I likewise forwarded you two Copies of the account; and two lists of the Ships carrying our flag which had arrived from 1 July 1800. @ 31 Dcr. all which have I hope safely reached you and been approoved. The Politics of the North of Europe have been...
On the first Instant I had the honor to recive your letter of the 28th. January with the proofs of Six American Seamen imprest onboard the Several British Ships on this Station which I transmitted the next day to Lord H Seymour, from whom I have had no reply, as s ever al of the vessels they are represented to have been onboard are of this Station its probable his Lordship may not think it...
I wrote to mr Eppes on the 8th. instant by post, to inform him I should on the 12th. send off a messenger to the Hundred for the horses he may have bought for me. Davy Bowles will accordingly set out tomorrow, & will be the bearer of this. he leaves us all well, and wanting nothing but your’s & mr Eppes’s company to make us compleatly happy. let me know by his return when you expect to be...
Your obliging favour of the 22d. Ulto. has been duly recd. The sentiments it contained are Characteristic of Geneuine Republican principles, they are such as I have ever supported invariably since we assumed our Independence; I hope never to have occasion to change. I have just recd. the enclosed letter from my Father in Law Mr. Broome, whose Zeal for the cause of his Country has proved...
I have received a letter from my friend, Col. Matthew Lyon, informing me of your intention to give me the appointment of Marshal of the District of Albany. Relying on the correctness of Col. Lyon’s information, and wishing to save you the trouble of transmitting a Commission—a Commission which, as coming from a Republican Executive, I should think highly honourable—I inform you, that having...
I enclose for your perusal two of the latest letters received by me, from my Brother; although the last contains a conditional injunction, against the communication of it, to you, I am Sure it will gratify your feelings, to discover the Spirit, which dictated So much solicitude, on your account. That he should have felt all the anxiety, which he describes, both as it concerned the public &...
After which General Hamilton addressed the meeting in one of those eloquent and impressive speeches which distinguish this superior man. He took a general review of the state of the country since the revolution—examined the conduct of the two parties which have existed in it—shewed that it was to the Federal party exclusively that we owe the unexampled prosperity which we have hitherto...
“… General Hamilton at one of the largest & most respectable election meetings ever witnessed here made an election speech that electrified the whole federal mass. It was one of the chef d’ouvres of this great man! For strength of reasoning & at the same time for impressive & sublime eloquence it surpassed what in all probab[il]ty has ever been delivered in this city. He began with the...
The dispatches herewith inclosed from the Consul of the United States at Tripoli seem to me of so much consequence to the safety and interests of our maritime and commercial citizens, and, in the event, to the revenue of the government, that I not only feel myself justifiable but constrained by duty to use extraordinary means to communicate them to the department of State: I have therefore...
The unexpected occupation of Hamburgh by the Danes, and the Treaty between France and Naples have nearly completed the exclusion of the Ships of England from the Ports of the Continent: if the King of Prussia take possession of Hanover, as it is believed he will do, the Ems and the Weser will in like manner be closed; and as Portugal is unable to resist the measures employed against her, the...
Since my Letter of the 15th. January which was accompanied with Abstract of my Applications for the discharge of Seamen for the Quarter ending the 31st. Decemr. last, I am honored with yours of the 17th. December & 28th. of January, enclosing Documents in the cases of eleven Seamen whose situations are as against their names expressed on the other side hereof. In McDonalds case on a former...