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Capt Nyers who went from here in a Brig belonging to Mr Gray, & was captured on her way to France & carried into England, has this moment arrived in town from N. Bedford, where he arrived in a cartel 40 days from London, he states that Commodore Rodgers in the Frigate President had been off the North of Scotland & had captured a gun Brig of the Enemy, mounting 18 Guns, distroyed several...
Having had business lately at Portsmouth I call’d on and spent an afternoon & Evening with the late Governor Langdon, he enquired very particularly after you and your Lady, on parting with him he desired me “to present to his venerable friend & early associate President Adams & his Lady his best respects,” and to say, that he had before the exit of his bosom Companion thots of visiting Quincy...
It has been said by some persons, with a view to make many believe it, “that His Excellency John Quincy Adams our Minister in Russia has written to his Father the late President of the U.S. a letter which came by the way of Halifax & recently received, in which he says “the war in which the U.S. are engaged” is unncessary and unjust. ” For myself I do not beleive that he has written any thing...
Since I had the pleasure of writing you yesterday, I have learnt that a Swedish vessel will sail from here on Sunday or Monday next direct for Gottenburg, and that Capt Wm Story, a Brother of Judge Story, is to take passage in her—Perhaps a better opportunity to write your Son our Minister in Russia will not occur this summer— Capt Story is an intimate acquaintance of mine, and I am persuaded...
As you were so kind as to favour me with your name to a recommendation in my behalf, some time since for an Office which was supposed then to be vacated, but was not, nor since has been; I am emboldened to ask of you a like favour, which the enclosed will explain.— If the acquaintance I have had the satisfaction to have with you, will Justify your subscribing to the enclosed, it will very much...
I do myself the pleasure to enclose for your perusal, a letter which I recd from the Hon Mr Calhoun, a member of Congress from So. Carolina. I have had the honor of holding a correspondence with this Gentleman for some time, and from what I can learn, he stands high in the estimation of both parties, as it respects his talents & integrity. Captain Story I find will not be able to get away...
I have the honor to enclose you a hand bill containing a more particular account of the late engagement between the U.S. Brig Enterprize ( built during your Administration ,) and H. B. M. Brig Boxer, which ended in the capture of the latter— While I congratulate you Sir, on an event so honourable to the character & skill of the American Tars, I have the pleasure of assuring you, that the worth...
Encouraged by your friendly disposition towards me, I now take the liberty to ask of you, in the most respectfull manner, a letter of recommendation to Richard Rush Esquire Comptroller of the Treasury, wherein you will be pleased to say whatever you can of me, in regard to my integrity and ability, & my fitness for the office of Collector of Direct Taxes for the County of Middlesex in this...
The President of the United States, having given me the Office of Collector of Direct Taxes & Internal Duties for the County of Middlesex in this Commonwealth, and as you were so obligeing as to honor my letters of recommendation with your name, to which I attribute in a great measure the success of my application, I should do injustice to my feelings, were I to omit to thank you for this...
It having been the will of divine providence that I should be visited with a severe fit of sickness last winter, I was induced to remove into the country, which I did in the spring for the benefit my of health; It has greatly improved— The friendly aid you were pleased to give me in obtaining the Office I held under the direct Tax laws, makes me gratefull to you, and I trust I shall ever veiw...