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A vacancy existing in the Office of Accountant to the Dept. of War, I have thought it proper to give you an opportunity of saying whether it would be agreeable to you to fill it. Will you be so good as to let me hear from you on the subject with as little delay as possible? Accept my friendly respects RC (owned by Stephen Decatur, Garden City, N.Y., 1961). Cover sheet bears Lear’s note: “Ansd....
Your letter of May 31. is but recently recieved. I had learnt with pleasure your safe arrival in the US. since it had pleased the potent Dey to break with us, to his disadvantage, to ours, & whether to yours or not you can best judge. mrs Lear at least must be glad to be once more among friends. I suppose we can do little with the Dey till we have peace with England . but then I would, at any...
The notice that the departure of the Store vessel is taking place, being sudden, I cannot specify the several letters for which I am indebted. I believe from successive references recollected by me, that none have miscarried. I must particularly thank you for the Sheep & Wheat accompanied by one of them. The Wheat was sown partly by myself, and partly by several friends among whom it was...
I inclose a copy of a Proclamation of the President, by which you will find the critical state of things between this Country and Great Britain. The conduct of the Squadron in the waters of Virginia, subsequent to the outrageous attack on the Chesapeake, has been in the highest degree insulting to the national Sovereignty; amounting, in fact, to invasion and hostility. The course which it will...
Since my letter of the l7. inst. was sent on board the Chesapeake, I have received your two communications of January 25th. and March 6th. on the subject of your proceedings at Tunis, and have the pleasure to inform you that the adjustment of our differences with that Regency in which they terminated, is approved by the President, and regarded as an additional proof that his confidence in your...
I avail myself of the opportunity, which is still open, by the Chesapeake, to inform you that measures are just taken for placing 30,000 dollars in the hands of Sir Francis Baring and Company, subject to your orders. If the state of our pecuniary affairs with Algiers should render it advisable, you will therefore be able to draw on that House to an amount not exceeding that sum. Drafts beyond...
My last letter which was of the 6th day of August, acknowledged your letter of May, 1806, since which none have been received from you, not even the periodical state of your accounts enjoined by law. I cannot but suppose that many, during so long an interval, must have been written. The miscarriage of them however, has left us very inconveniently in the dark with respect to our affairs under...
Mr. George Davis, who has been appointed Consul for Tripoli, and is about to embark for Norfolk, has been charged to call upon the Bashaw to fulfill the article of the treaty providing for the delivery of the family of Hamet Caramally (??s/b Caramanli). The enclosed extract from his instructions will explain the manner in which he is to proceed. He has been furnished with the sum of 8600...
That you may fully understand the arrangements of the Navy Department with respect to your visit to Tunis, I have annexed an extract of the orders of the Secretary of the Navy to Commodore Rogers. I am &c: DNA : RG 59—IC—Instructions to Consuls.
The Government of Algiers having expressed a desire to have the benefit of the services of an American Physician, Dr. Thomas Triplitt has been selected to reside there. In the inclosed copy of his instructions you will see the objects his appointment is intended to favor and the footing upon which it is placed. As Dr. Triplitt enjoys reputation in his profession and is recommended by his...