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Cadiz, 2 Jan. 1793 . Contrary winds having detained the vessel by which he intends to proceed to Setúbal on his way to Lisbon, he may go by way of Ayamonte. He encloses “a letter of some Consequence” he has just received from Gibraltar and hopes to reach that place this month. RC ( DNA : RG 59, CD ); 1 p.; endorsed by TJ as received 25 Feb. 1793 and so recorded in SJL . FC (disassembled Lb in...
By the direction of Mr. T: M. Randolph I now enclose you the Power of Attorney, which you should have had long since—but the necessity of one witness swearing to the signature, and all living up the Country has delayed the forwarding it untill now. Please acknowledge the receipt, & believe me to be, with great respect Dear Sir Yr Mt: Obedt. & Obliged Hble Sert: RC ( ViW : Tucker-Coleman...
Annapolis, 27 Aug. 1791 . Acknowledging TJ’s of 22d, he is extremely sorry to say he is not at liberty to make any advance for the public buildings until 1 Jan. next, when he expects “the Funds will be productive.” He has so informed the commissioners. RC ( DLC : District of Columbia Papers); 2 p.; endorsed by TJ as received 30 Aug. 1791 and so recorded in SJL .
Gibraltar, 13 Dec. 1791 . He was compelled to put in here on 4 Dec. by contrary winds and hopes to resume his journey to Tangier today. He does not know where he will meet the Emperor, who by last accounts had apparently set out from Larach to Mequinez. RC ( DNA : RG 59, CD ); 1 p.
Cowes, 27 June 1792. He sends the latest newspapers by the Amelia bound direct for Philadelphia. Nothing is new and everything is tranquil in this country. About six or seven of the guard ships are outfitting, but only to exercise their peacetime complement of men in the Channel and to attend the King at Weymouth in July or August. RC ( DNA : RG 59, CD ); 1 p.; at foot of text: “Thomas...
Gibraltar 30 Jan. 1792 . The vessel by which he wrote on the 16th is still detained by unfavorable weather. The Emperor has reportedly crossed the Morbeya on his way to Morocco. So opposite are the opinions of those best acquainted with Barbary that some think when the Emperor arrives Ben Assar’s army will disperse and the people may flock to him, others that he will be defeated.—Spanish...
From the best information I can obtain the emoluments of the Consulship of Lisbon does not amount to three hundred pounds sterling ⅌ Annum, and the place is a Very expensive one to live at. I therefore will not give you the trouble of mentioning me to the President on that subject.—If I Could be brought into his View for such appointment as he should think proper, under the Excise law that is...
Norfolk, 24 Aug. 1791 . The justices there desire to know how to “proceed when call’d on by the British Consul for Warrants to Apprehend Sea Men who quit their Ships, and whether they have power to Commit them to Gaol or send them on board their Ships.” Some think they have no power to do it, others that it should be done. This day a Capt. Stuport brought in a seaman who had not signed...
Since we wrote last Martha and myself have determined to settle immediately on our farm. We have concluded that the advantage of constant employment in interesting tho’ trivial affairs will more than ballance the many inconveniences we must put up with. On her account alone those inconveniences deserve regard, and she is so certain that they cannot affect her happiness as to be impatient to...
Finding Captn. Loxley still detained I avail myself of the opportunity thereby afforded, to inform you that I have received the paper concerning which I was sollicitous from Mr. Morris, to whom it had been sent by mistake, and that I shall observe the directions contained in your favor of the 1st. Jany. I am happy to find that circumstances have not occasioned the detention of this paper to be...
Altho the letter carrier between Charlottesville and Richmond is continued in his employment, the conveyance is extremely irregular. He has no fixed day of departure from his own habitation which is about 15 miles from Charlotteslle. but sets out as it suits him on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, and keeps the letters in his hands frequently 3 days after his return. When the Weather is bad he...
Having already written by this opportunity I have only to request the favor of you to forward the inclosed. The accounts you will see in the last news papers of the destruction of Marat, Robertspierre and other leaders of the Jacobine party in Paris and of french troops being landed in Jersey are without foundation. I have the honor to be with great respect Dear Sir Your faithful and obedient...
This will convey to you the assurance of my sincere regret on being informed by your favor of the 8th. of November that you purpose relinquishing your situation at the head of the department of State. I truly lament the loss the public will suffer from your retirement but I must confess myself selfish enough to feel most sensibly the apprehension of the removal of those kind attentions and...
In consequence of the request contained in a letter from the Secretary at War , I instituted an enquiry, respecting the equipment of the Little Sarah, as an armed vessel, in this Port; and as she will probably sail this day, I am anxious to receive a communication from the officers of the Federal Government on the Subject. I have dispatched a messenger to Genl. Knox, requesting an interview;...
I trouble you with two other letters for the British packet which I beg the favor of you to have included in the first mail for England. We have no news from home to send you but of the Orchard in which the hares have lately done much damage.—While writing I am informed that Gilmer is much better and am pleased that I have it in my power to tell you of his illness and recovery at the same...
I had the honour to write to you 4th instant to which I beg leave to refer you. Since then I have received the paper inclosed from Mr. Aust which I beg to submit to your Consideration. I have not received any answer to my letter to the Duke of Leeds, therefore I conclude that they consider the note from Mr. Aust a reply to it. They say that if my appointment was for the Port of Poole and...
Cowes, 20 Mch. 1793. He encloses an account of the imports and exports of American ships within his district from 1 July to 31 Dec. 1792, hoping it will suffice, even though it is not so correct as he could wish because his unpaid agents in the outlying ports lack incentive to be very exact, and ship captains sometimes refuse to show their papers and detail their cargoes. The ambassador will...
If the nomination and appointment mentioned to me in your favor of the 6th of this Month should take place I will endeavor to execute the duties of the mission to the best of my ability. In thus explicitly declaring my acquiescence in the honor conferred by this mark of confidence I fear I have rather complyed with my desire of being useful, than consulted the means of being so; and I trust I...
In consequence of your favor of 15 March concerning M. La Fayette I renewed to the Prussian Minister here in an authorised stile the application I had before unofficially made to him in behalf of our unfortunate friend, declaring the interest taken by the United States in his welfare and suggesting the obligation his liberation would confer. I was hopeful that before this time I should have...
A report of your having resigned your office is in circulation here and receives great credit from us mostly perhaps because we wish to have it so but considerably too from our not having received letters as usual by the two last posts: we conclude that the hurry of preparing for your departure and the expectation of seeing us soon have prevented your writing. We are strongly impressed with...
I enclose you a few Observations on the establishment of a Mint. I have not seen your report on that subject and therefore cannot tell how nearly our opinions run together, but as it is by thinking upon and talking Subjects over that we approach towards truth there may probably be something in the enclosed that may be of use. As the establishment of a Mint combines a portion of Politics with a...
The apprehension of appearing in an improper point of view to those whose esteem I earnestly desire to conciliate, occasions my giving you this trouble, in addition to the dispatches of a public nature forwarded by this opportunity.—A Paragraph has this morning appeared in a daily print of this City mentioning my intended mission. I have only to assure you that no trifling indiscretion of mine...
I received yesterday yours of the 8. inst: containing Mr. Le Roys letter of the 26. Nov. for the procurement and communication of which I return you many thanks. It relieved me from an apprehension I had begun to entertain that the protested bill of Rosses might be in considerable part swallowed up by an open Accompt, in which case I might have suffered and an important credit, the price of...
The anxiety we allways feel in your absence has become quite painfull from our having failed every post since your departure, to recieve tidings of you. We impute it to obstructions in the communication, and trust that we shall enjoy the pleasure of knowing that you are well, next tuesday. I have just received a melancholy summons to attend my Father, who, I am much afraid, from what I learn,...
Gibraltar, 10 May 1792 . He has received TJ’s 9 [Dec. 1791] letter but not the enclosed newspapers. He has been here five months and guesses the disturbances in Morocco will subside in July “either by a decisive engagement, or an agreement to divide the Empire into the kingdoms of Fez and Morocco.” As soon as either of these occurs he will present himself to the new Emperor and seek to renew...
I am sorry it is not in my power to begin immediately the course of observations you proposed in your last letter . I have not a thermometer even, at present, but shall provide myself directly with one, and as soon as possible with a Barometer. The addition of the Meteorological phaenomena, observations with respect to the migration of birds, and the changes in plants ought to render it a...
Mr. Thompson the gentleman whom I mentioned last summer to you as a Candidate for a Consulship has applied to me again on the same subject by a letter which I inclose to you now. I will not repeat my desire that my representation may not have the least weight, as I know that it ought not, and of course am fully convinced that it will not. However as in this case perhaps the inquiry into the...
I shall make no appology for the trouble I am going to give you, because I have the strongest sense of your disposition to serve me. I see by the papers that Commissioners for negociating the loans are going to be appointed for the different states in the Union, and, if it should be thought proper in all respects, I would be glad to discharge the duties of the office either in Massachusetts,...
Your letter containing the seeds of the Acacia came safe to Monticello. Patsy and Miss Jane, who have become quite enthusiastic in gardening and Botany, are much pleased with the charge and promise themselves the satisfaction of presenting you the Shrub reared by their hands, in Septr. The employment will be doubly agreeable to them and myself as there is a prospect of your enjoying its...
Cowes, 6 Dec. 1792 . After a considerable absence from home he received TJ’s letter of 31 May with the laws passed in the last session of Congress. He will observe the Consular Act and accordingly nominates the merchant John Auldjo and, “if two are required,” James MacKenzie, both of London, to provide security for him. He asks TJ to advise Pinckney accordingly. Nothing interesting to America...