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It is determined finally to associate Mr. Bayard in the Mission Extraordinary to St. Petersburg. The Secretary of State informs him of it by this mail. It cannot fail to be useful, if you can see him on your way thro’ Wilmington, ascertain his sentiments on the occasion, and hasten his preparations if he should be willing to undertake the service. We hope the vessel will sail in 14 days at...
This letter will be handed you by mrs Patterson , daughter of mr Patterson of Baltimore , with whose high standing worth and patriotism you are well acquainted, and probably with his person. mrs Patterson , as a citizen of the United States, would naturally recieve your patronage and attentions, while at Paris ; which with your knolege of her family would render unnecessary any recommendations...
You are to consider me in this letter as a witness & not a sollicitor. it is written at the request of a mr James Dinsmore who lived in my family 10. years as a housejoiner, did all the housejoinery of my house, being one of the ablest of his calling, and one of the best men I have ever known. while I lived in Washington he applied to me for a Surveyor’s place for his brother John Dinsmore in...
For perusal & to be returned. Why not prohibit altogether fine Cottons & Woolens, which we do not want—& which in fact are not imported from any Country other than G.B. unless bought there from G.B. Such a total prohibition of these & some other Articles perhaps, wd. render a partial repeal of the Non Impn. Act, more operative, than the act at present is, or will be, under the new arts for...
A mr James Dinsmore of my neighborhood, a very honest & worthy man himself, is anxious that I should write to you on behalf of a brother of his who lives in the Missipi territory , and who wishes for the place of Reciever of the public monies in that territory now vacant. of the brother I know nothing personally. the one here gives me the strongest assurances of his worth, & if he is like...
I now forward the paper on the Batture promised in my last. It appears by Mr. Pinkney’s last letter that Brown the fugitive was in London & had engaged his attention. As no proceeding, answerg our purpose, can be had agst. him, other than a suit for recovering the debt, will it not be proper to forward to Mr. P. whatever documents may sustain the action, particularly his official Bond; or an...
Mr. Smith has had an official conversation with Mr. Jackson, and is to see him again today at One OC. He is to be with me in the mean time at ½ after 10, when I wish you to join the consultation. RC ( NHi : Gallatin Papers). Docketed by Gallatin. For conjectural date, see n. 1. The only Thursday falling between 3 Oct., when British minister Francis James Jackson presented his credentials to...
I have not yet made the remittance to Mr. Baring, and cannot do it at the present moment without an increased sacrifice. I would prefer making it however notwithstanding the hope of a Change for the better ere long, to giving Mr. B any ground for complaint. Be so good as to say whether you consider the delay as in the least dissatisfactory or disadvantageous to him, and I will take my measures...
A nephew of J. M. with the approbation of his father, is desirous of finishing a mercantile education, begun at Fredericksburg about a year & a half ago, in the Counting House of some respectable Merchant in N. York. The youth is about 19 or 20 years of age, believed to be of amiable temper and of virtuous habits. His father is willing to conform to the conditions usual in such cases. J. M....
The sea-letter, as its name & its address, import are meant to verify the ship on the High seas. As Belligerents alone have a right to such a verification, is not the Document unnecessary when there is no belligerent. If the verifying papers, intended for the Jurisdiction at the port of destination be not at present suitable or sufficient, should not some other more appropriate than the sea...
I have just recieved a request from M. de la Fayette to send him two copies of the Review of Montesquieu , published in Philadelphia about 4. or 5. years ago, and have written to Dufief to forward them under cover to you, wherever you may be, which he will know better than I can. I pray you to be the bearer of them, with the letter for him now inclosed; and, if you have never read the work,...
I have written you several letters all of which, except one committed to your attention, letters for others. The one excepted requested an answer, and as it has not yet come to hand, and I learn that a late mail was wrecked on its passage, I am apprehensive my letter may have been in it. On the eve of my Departure therefore I repeat its contents. It remarked that I had not yet made the...
Mr. Dallas has signified to me that it being his intention not to pass another Winter in Washington, he has thought it his duty to give me an opportunity of selecting a Successor during the present session of Congress; intimating a willingness, however, to remain, if desired, in order to put the national Bank in motion. Will it be most agreeable to you, to proceed on your mission to France; or...
What are the provisions , & for what purpose ? Is it strictly regular for the Govt. to have any positive relation to a trade, in its own Vessels contrary to the Law of N? Govts. are not bound to prevent . Still a passport to protect agst. American cruisers, seems to be the minimum of interposition. The Scy. of State will decide the case; in consequence of an interview with Mr. Dashkoff. The...
I inclose a draft for $800 dollars to be a fund in your hands for J. P. Todd. He has in his own $200 more; which our estimate called for. Should the whole be judged, on a better calculation, to be deficient, be so good as to convert a draft on me into a supply of the deficiency. He sets out tomorrow morning and will be in Philada. the day after this reaches you. A blank Commission has been...
I understand that the measures taking by the Bank of the U. S. for provisionally winding up its affairs, are likely to bear hard on the other Banks, and that the evil will be increased, by the drain on the latter for paying the bonds, as they become due in the hands of the former. Would not some remedy be afforded by a distributive transfer, (which would also have a provisional reference to...
An American going to Paris considers you of course as his natural patron there; but still it is well you should know when worth presents itself, and is added to the claim of a fellow citizen on your good offices. the bearer mr William B. Buchanan is the son of James A. Buchanan esquire of Baltimore of great worth and respectab il ity. he embarks for Europe with Doct r Eustis , and will...
29 July 1812. In accordance with the 3 Mar. 1809 “act further to amend the several acts for the establishment & regulation of the Treasury, War & Navy Departments,” directs that $450,000 “be applied out of the following appropriations Viz Pay & subsistence of the Navy two hundred thousand dollars, Provisions one hundred thousand dollars, ordnance one hundred & fifty thousand dollars, to...
31 October 1812. In accordance with a 3 Mar. 1809 act of Congress, directs “that the sum of fifty thousand dollars be applied out of the appropriation of Sulphur & Salt Petre to Provisions & twenty five thousand dollars out of the same appropriation to Contingent expenses.” Letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 45, Letters to Federal Executive Agents, 1798–1824). 1 p. See U.S. Statutes at Large The...
This letter will be presented to you by mr George Ticknor , a young gentleman of Boston . he favored me with a visit here and brought high recommendations from mr Adams and others , and during a stay of several days with us, I found he merited every thing which had been said of him. he has been excellently educated, is learned, industrious eager after knolege, and as far as his stay with us...
The Command of the Lakes is obviously of the greatest importance & has always so appeared. I am glad to find it not too late to have that of Ontario. There must have been some mistake as to the effort to obtain it. It does not appear that any application, such as is intimated has been made to the Navy Dept. Mr. Hamilton has much confidence in Lt. Wolsey, and says that he shall be furnished...
I have just recd. your favor of the 13th. I had proposed to set out for Virga. on friday, and am very glad to learn that you will be with us before that takes place. I expect Mr. Monroe every moment; and Mr. Pinkney being within call, I shall be able to decide with the best advantage the several important questions on hand. Previous to the acct. of the loss of Michillimackin⟨ac⟩ orders had...
M r Dabney Terril , a relation of mine (the grandson of my sister) wishing to finish his education in Europe , I have advised him to go to Geneva preferably to any other place. his foundation is a moderate progress in Latin French and Mathematics. he is 17. years of age, perfectly correct in his morals and deportment, amiable in his dispositions, and thirsty after knolege. his circumstances...
I recd. your favor written the day before your intended departure from Washington, and complied with its contents. The inclosed letter from Dr. Bache, has just come to hand. I can not do better with it, than to give you an opportunity of extending to a distressed family, whatever accomodations may be permitted, by fidelity to the public interest. You will be the better judge of the case, as a...
I have recd. your favor of the 21st. Aug. I can not say precisely what use is to be made of the paper on the Batture, in its present form. If it be intended for publication, directly, as well as thro’ a report of the arguments at the Bar, some alterations will be proper. It appears that Brown, partly by the application of the Alien law, partly in consequence of his operations under a...
A book confided to me by a friend, for translation & publication has, for a twelvemonth past, kept me in correspondence with Col o Duane . he undertook to have it translated & published. the last sheets had been revised, & in a late letter to him, I pressed the printing. I soon afterwards recieved one from him informing me that it would be much retarded by embarrasments recently brought on him...
In the action brought against me by E. Livingston on the subject of the Batture , the counsel employed desire me, without delay, to furnish them with the grounds of defence, that they may know what pleas to put in. a free communication of the papers relating to it in the public offices is necessary to aid me. I do not know whether there are any, & what papers, in your office which may be...
I have just recd. your favor of the 4th. I congratulate yourself and Mrs. Gallatin on your safe arrival, and under circumstances which must console her so much for your prolonged absence. I was not unprepared for a heavy demand for expenses of J. P. Todd. I thank you for your kindness in lending your responsibility; and being unable in my present situation to do better for repaying the...
7 October 1812. In accordance with a 3 Mar. 1809 act of Congress, directs “that the sum of seventy thousand dollars be applied out of the appropriation of Pay & subsistence of the Navy to Contingent expenses.” RC ( DLC , series 7); letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 45, entry 4, Letters to Secretary of Treasury). RC 1 p.; in a clerk’s hand, signed by JM. At the foot the letter is redirected in...
I send you three letters from mr Fitz , improperly sent to me, but as they may contain something worthy your notice, I forward them to you. I believe I have before informed you that he is as purely honest & inoffensive a man as lives, and well qualified as a Surveyor. he lived with me a year or two. his letter of latest date must have been extorted from his good nature. M rs Jones has...