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The President’s message in answer to the call of the House respecting Genl Wilkinson has condescended to notice me. It is expressed in such a manner as not to leave it altogether certain, whether it does not hold me accountable for a bundle of Mr. Clark’s papers, before the public. On the one hand I place a value upon a good name, and on the other am elevated above much anxiety, by the...
Among the papers transmitted, by this post you will notice a copy of an award against the United States made by the Commors. under the 7 art: of the British treaty. The appropriation made for the payment of such demands having expired with the year 1800, there is at present no fund applicable to its discharge, and so I told Mr. Wood, the holder; at the same time suggesting that Congress would...
Your favor of the 26th. has found me here, on my way to Washington. I shall spend but a few days before I proceed thither, in the hope that I may be enabled to render such further services in my former station, as may be acceptable to you. With sentiments of the highest respect and attachment, I remain, Dr. sir, Your most humble servt. RC ( DLC ). Docketed by JM. Letter not found. Wagner had...
There having been no indication against my opening the enclosed, it was impossible to avoid it. It will therefore be best that it should seem to have been opened by yourself. Your’s Sincerely DLC : Papers of James Madison.
I have been honored with your favor of the 2d. Having concluded from that of the 26th. ult. that you would commence your journey homeward early this week I have ceased to forward the letters to you: the arrears are however now enclosed; with the exception of letters from Genl. Hull and Genl. Wilkinson, detailing their installation, and some other papers of a secondary nature, which I forwarded...
I have had the honor to receive your favor of the 26th. inst. The letter to Genl. Armstrong, with the new commission and credence, was forwarded to New York to the care of Mr. Gelston, with a request to forward it by a safe and early conveyance, if there was no prospect of overtaking him before he left the port. By this post I forward duplicates of those documents for signature and by the next...
It gives me much pleasure to have the enclosed letter from Mr. Monroe to communicate to you, as it removes the unfavourable impression of the disposition of the British government produced by his former one. Genl. Armstrong has received your letter accompanying his new powers. The enclosed letter from Mr. Merry will perhaps be as unexpected to you as it was to me, and that you may have the...
Be pleased to sign and return to me the enclosed letters for the Secretary of the Treasury. I enclose a letter, which as it appears to be addressed in the handwriting of your overseer, I have not opened. Mr. Duffield has resigned the commission of Judge of Orleans Territory on account of the effect of the climate upon his health. I have enclosed the resignation to the President. A short time...
I have received your favor of the 5th. and now enclose the papers accumulated since I suspended communicating them. The two enclosures with Mr. Monroe’s letter of 6 Augt. were not received with the copy you have read. I have sent to Genl. Smith the extract from Blakeley’s letter marked by crotchets, that the fraud may be repelled. The answer to Messrs. McKims’ complaint may perhaps be a...
I have the honor to enclose drafts of letters to Mr. Prevost & to Governor Claiborne. It is so improbable that it will be found of importance to convene the Legislative Council of Orleans before November, and that thus the erroneous opinion of Govr. Claiborne will stand in need of correction, that I doubt the necessity of answering his letter: if you should suppress the draft, be pleased to...
I have been honored with your’s of the 13th. from Gray’s, where I am happy you have secured a safe and agreeable retreat. I had kept a copy of your letter to Genl. Turreau. I think it adviseable to publish the list of bills drawn by Genl. Armstrong, because it will convey useful information to the claimants, will free us from the trouble of answering numerous enquiries, and it is not too...
I beg your excuse for the liberty I take in covering the two enclosed letters to your address. Since I have been here I have had the injudicious medical treatment I sustained at Washington corrected; and by the change of air and use of exercise there is a flattering expectation of my being restored to even better health than I formerly had. It is at present faulty only in the appetite, which...
The three Captains, whose protests against L’Eole are herewith, came from Anapolis a few days ago to lay their complaint before you. They told me, that her commander set off for Baltimore shortly after their arrival at the former place without giving them an opportunity of demanding compensation, and that none was offered. I advised them to return to their vessels and proceed to the several...
I very much regret the accident, which retarded the dispatches from France. Upon the enquiry I made, after the receipt of your favor of the 4th. it appeared that they had been detained in the Georgetown Post office, from the monday on which they should have been forwarded to the succeeding friday, by the mistake of the Postmaster. All the letters and packets I made up for the mail on the...
I have received your letter of the 6th. inst. and enclose an answer for Mr. Wigginton. Mr. Lee’s statement accompanies it. If Mr. W. be innocent, it is necessary to suppose that his assurance to the latter was founded on a fraud of which he was made the dupe himself, and that his privity in the corrupt agreement, by drafting it, is falsly testified by Erving and the broker. Mr. Lee on a former...
The present vacancy in the Custom-house here, it is supposed by some friends may produce another by promotion, for which I might without impropriety apply: and their partiality has even recommended me not to consider the Collectorship as an altogether impossible object. Less insensible than they have been to the weight of several objections, and among them to my own unworthiness, I take leave...
Observing that the newspapers are circulating a imperfect account of the law-case of Baring vs. Christie, I take the liberty of referring you to it entire in 5th. East’s rep. 398, and at the same time to enclose a note I made some time ago, with a view to the extent of the operation of the exception to the passport, under present circumstances. The tenuity of this exception is such, as, in my...
I have been honored with your favor of the 9th. Mr. Newman, mentioned in the memorandum it contained, is living at the place described viz. at the Grange near Port Tobacco. It was on his return from a visit to that gentleman (whose wife is a Rhode-Island lady) that Mr. Ellery was attacked by Mr. Rutledge. I have communicated to Mr. Newman the nature and manner of the enquiry, and in your name...
A favourable opportunity offering for Philadelphia, I have returned Mr. Duponceau his books. I do not see what we can do to assist Murray; but I have acknowledged the receipt of his papers. Mr. Harvey has been advised to collect depositions to shew that his Son was forcibly or deceptively placed on board the Leander, which he intimates he would have it in his power to do. The two cases of...
I was duly honored with your favor of the 15th. and another since received from Mr. Hooper. I am sorry it was not in my power to aid him in drawing the money from the southward, as the arrangements of the Paymaster General and Quarter-master General did not admit of their accommodating him, and as no other branch of Government, as I can learn, stand in need of funds there. Agreeably to your...
Mr. Erving has acknowledged the receipt of your letter respecting the colony-trade as involved in the case of the Aurora. Your private letter to Mr. Monroe has been copied and partly transmitted with the enclosures from the Gazettes, to which I have added Mr. King’s letter in which they were received, whence it will appear that Lord Hawkesbury knew of Mr. King’s intention to procure their...
I am honored with your two favors of the 21st. and 22 inst. The wine has been received from Norfolk and is stored in your house. Not being certain that you have with you a copy of Mr. Livingston’s cypher I have enclosed the original to enable you to translate his confidential letter. Mr. Dawson, who arrived yesterday from the Northward, informed me that the Marquis gave out, on his journey...
With the concurrence of Genl. Dearborn, I have given the following Sketch for publication: “We understand that on the 15th. Augt. Mr. Monroe our Minister in London had an interview with Ld. Mulgrave, the Br. Secretary of State for foreign affairs, on the Subject of the recent captures, when it appeared that no new order had been issued, but that they proceeded from the decisions recently made...
The case of the passport requested by Lafonta, to whom the enclosed packet is addressed, resembles one I sent you a few days ago, and will therefore follow its fate. The Navy Department is to furnish me with the documents to be enclosed in the letter to Mr. Monroe respecting the Huntress: they are to be the bill of lading, invoice, sailing orders, insurance &c. The London advices make it...
Extract of a letter from Mr. Mountflorence to the Secretary of State, dated Paris 3rd. Augt. 1801. “The ratifications were exchanged 31st. ult. and Mr. Thomas Appleton This is the name of our Consul for Leghorn. J Wagner has been entrusted by Mr. Dawson with that of the French Government delivered unto him by Mr. Murray.” Extract of another letter from the same to the same, dated 6 Augt. 1801....
With this you will receive among other communications an interesting letter from Genl. Armstrong. I have sent a duplicate of the List of claims liquidated finally and an extract of the letter respecting them, for the use of the Secretary of the Treasury. The 20,000 florins referred to in the correspondence respecting the Wilmington Packet stands in the name of the Secretary of State, to the...
Your letter of the 19th. respecting Mr. Burnley was duly received and complied with; and this day another without date is come to hand, in consequence of which I enclose a copy of one side of Mr. Livingston’s cypher which will suffice for your present object: By the next post I shall transmit the other side. I have dispatched Mr. Derieux. Altho’ the Collector of Norfolk was requested to...
Having very few papers to send you by this mail, I have thought it a convenient time to request you to be pleased to sign some of the accompanying passports and Franks: of the former there would have been no need but for the supply of New Orleans, and the latter are rendered necessary in as-much as the quire, you signed here, is nearly exhausted in covering the laws of the last session. The...
On the morning of saturday last Mr. Brent set out for Dumfries, with a collection of papers addressed to you, respecting the mission of Chancellor Livingston. At Dumfries he was to meet Mr. Graham, who was to proceed to your seat and arrive this evening. Enclosed are the weekly dispatches, a private letter for yourself and another for Miss Payne. In the course of the week I received two or...
I have the honor to enclose the remainder of the dispatches from Madrid except such as had before come to hand. Copies are likewise transmitted to the President. Genl. Dearborn has of course seen them. I have paid Dulton for his passage hither; and, as before, for his return, he having charged it on the principle that he ought to be restored to his concerns at Madrid, from which according to...
I have the honor to enclose two private letters and four official ones. You will also receive under another cover a copy of the documents relating to the war as published by the French government. I have written to Mr. Pederson an acknowledgement of his letters and that I am expecting your answer to the first. The letter from the French Minister of Marine to Mr. Gallatin I have forwarded. Its...
§ From Jacob Wagner. 14 April 1806. “This treaty and copy were heretofore sent to the President, in order that he might send it to Congress for the necessary appropriation. They were however returned by the President to the Dep. State; but lest any misapprehension may have taken place about their having been before sent for the appropriation, they are now handed to Mr. Madison, that he may be...
A relapse of my complaint prevented me from sooner rendering my best thanks for the favor of your last and expressing my sensibility at the obliging expressions it contains. The habits I have contracted by a long employment in the Department of State and the additional attachment produced by the personal qualities of its head, made my retirement a painful event to myself: and could I...
I forgot to ask your direction about the Cattle mentioned in Mr. Eaton’s last letter. Are they to be sent? And if Dr. Gillasspy (to whom I have written) does not chuse to execute the timber-commission, ought we to do it? With perfect respect &c. RC ( DLC ). See 14 Apr. postscript to William Eaton’s 10 Apr. 1801 dispatch ( PJM-SS Robert J. Brugger et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison:...
In the Globe of the 23 July you will See that Mr. Erskine has been appointed to sSucceed Mr. Merry. As this notice is extracted from the London Gazette, no more doubt remains of Lord Selkirk having declined it. Respecting Jones’ case at New York the draft I have made proceeds upon a doctrine laid down in Jenkins in many places and repeated by Woodeson, That the Renvoy of offenders, except when...
I have nothing to forward by this post but the enclosed letter from Govr. Claiborne and the newspapers. The former has been shown to the gentlemen in the war-office. I have also to acknowledge the receipt of your’s of the 18th. inst. and remain With the greatest respect Your obed. servt. P.S. In the middle of last month orders were given by the war Department for stationing a detachment of...
I have been honored with your favor by the last mail, with the several papers referred to, and some patents &c. from the President. I have very little to communicate at present. Of most importance are the letters from Mr. Gavino, mentioning the arrival of our squadron in the Mediterranean, and two naval combats between the French, Spaniards and British. The letters from Mr. Eaton are...
Yesterday came to hand an exemplification of the Act of Tennessee approving the amendment of the constitution respecting the choice of President &c. Nothing therefore is wanting to authorize the official notification of the amendment being constitutionally ratified but the exemplification of the Act of Georgia upon the subject, which we have not hitherto received. As it is not to be imagined...
I have had the honor to receive, in due time, your letter of the last post. I have written to Mr. Helmbold, to inform me of his terms for printing the laws in German, and, if they prove reasonable, shall direct him to proceed. The enclosed two letters, which I have written to the Collector of New York, will shew the footing on which the business of the Ragusan Brigantine stands. I expect in a...
Mr. Deblois encourages me with the expectation of procuring a vessel in a day or two to carry the brass guns to Boston; and as thereafter nothing will remain to prevent the vessel from sailing from Kennebec, I have enclosed letters requesting passports from the Foreign Ministers. Mr. Merry proceeds on his journey for Philada. this afternoon: from Baltimore he crosses the Bay. He says Mrs....
I had put aside the letters of recall of Mr. Olsen and Mr. Freire, in order that the answers might be made on the return of yourself and the President. As he however has given me notice that nothing will reach him before his setting out on his journey, I shall have answers to both made out for your approbation; expecting their return before his arrival. I do not suppose the order of the...
The Marquis Yrujo is here and will depart this afternoon or to morrow morning for Monticello. He mentions that the terms on which the Spanish Government would alone ratify the Convention correspond with those mentioned in the Gazettes: 1st a protraction of the time for receiving claims: 2nd. the repeal of the 11th. section of the Collection Act, & 3rd. the renunciation of claims for captures...
I have been honored with your’s by last evening’s mail. I cannot however forward the letter to Genl. Turreau until that from the Surveyor of Philada. is received from the President. You will observe in one of the National Intelligencers that Henecken, the Dutch Consul at Philada. has publickly contradicted the substance of Morales’ notification of danger from privateers of his nation. I have...
I have examined the point you refer to relative to the British order of 8 Jany. 1794, in the appendix to the 4th. vol. of Robinson. This government was very far from recognising the right of a belligerent to confine neutrals within the limits of their commerce in time of peace. The order of Novr. 1793 was known at the Admiralty only a few days before the 26th. Decr. It was superseded therefore...
I transmit a copy of the enclosed very important letter from the Spanish Minister, by this mail to Monticello, lest the President might not receive it with the greatest celerity. If I entered into a reflection upon it, it would be that orders have been doubtless issued to the Spanish officers in Louisiana to delay the delivery to France, who, as she has no troops there will therefore be unable...
I have the honor to enclose you various letters, some of them merely for your information, and others which will perhaps require answers. Among them are the three letters you received from Mr. Thornton, with sketches of answers, I have drafted. They seemed to me to present a fit, if not a necessary occasion of explaining to him our right to admit French privateers and prizes to an equal...
Enclosed are some private letters and all the public communications of importance enough to meet your eye. I have transmitted a copy of the protest, respecting the impressment of William Blake, to Mr. Thornton in a private letter, intimating that I should forward the original to you. With respect to the other protest, which accompanies it, it relates no very great wrong, as the impressed lad...
I shall retain the case of the crew of the Indefatigable in order that I may more fully examine it. It may not perhaps be considered improper to publish the substance of Mr. Merry’s enclosed letter; at least it seems expedient to apprize the Collector of Passamaquoddy of it. Mr. Goldsborough informs me that he has reason to believe that the Secretary of the Navy has recalled his orders to...
I have had the honor to receive your favor by the last mail, and herewith send drafts of two or three letters. I am informed that the Marquis declared to Mr. Law, that he was empowered to negotiate an exchange of the Floridas for part of Louisiana, and that a vessel was waiting for him in order, that, if he failed in his negotiation, he might immediately depart for Spain. It now appears...
I have forwarded to Mr. Sanford the patent he requested. I have forwarded the letter addressed to Mr. Payne under the impression that it would be opened by his family: should not this be the case, I shall be happy to send it to Tripoli. From a conversation I had with the Comptroller, I thought it necessary and not amiss to write the letter, of which I enclose a copy, to the Collector of...