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I have the honor to enclose to your Excellency the co py of my last respects of the 14. February 1799. & am in hopes that you will do me the favor to answer it. Mr. Cathalan the French Vice Consul at Marseilles h aving credited me for the expences incurred for Capn. Smith, & his cr ew I have no farther claim on the United States for this object. My expences for the relief of distressed...
I am this moment informed by the Ragusean Consul, that ⟨a⟩ Vessel under his Colours is now here—chartered in Tunis about Six weeks ago to Carry a Letter to you from Tripoli, I presume with the Propositions of accommodation as exposed in Mr. Cathcarts official Communication, a Copy of which you will find inclosed; If the 18 months are allowed, it is a great Pity it is not known officially, as...
The letter enclosed was sent to the tavern for Mr. Beckley, but the tavern keeper omitted to give it to him. Will you be so good as deliver that to him personally if at Washington. I communicated to Mr. Jefferson the wish of David Gelston for employment in the collectorship at New York, & he told me, he wod. be attended to. He is a very honest, respectable republican, one to whom the cause is...
On the 6th. inst. at a public Audience, I delivered my Letter of Credence to the first Consul. He did not appear much pleased with the provisional Ratification; but intimated that the Exchange of Ratifications would not meet with insurmountable Difficulties. He expressed a great Regard for the new Administration of the United States. On the same day Mr. Joseph Bonaparte informed me that as...
If you are not already overwhelmned with congratulations on the new attitude of our government, you will listen to my expressions of the sincerest pleasure on the occasion; But while I rejoice with my Country, I am pained for those who have the envied honour of sustaining the first offices in it. The President will have occasion for much philosophy to endure with patience the torrent of...
I recieved your reply of the 23d May, in due time. You may beleive, that I know too well the nature of our government, to presume, that the Executive is bound to make compensation for any injustice, real or supposed, depending on the acts of the legislative. But, as my claims are of a very different nature, have existed long, & been kept in existence, by repeated demands, & sustain’d by...
9 June 1801, Gibraltar. No. 65. Transmits copy of his dispatch no. 64. British frigate Sea Horse arrived 8 June from Minorca with convoy; commander took under his protection schooner Triton of Boston with wine for St. Thomas and schooner Charlott of New York with brandy. Commander of latter confirms many Tripolitan cruisers at sea and on coast of Catalonia. In postscript, mentions 9 Apr....
9 June 1801, Naples. Has received from Malta, via consular agent in Messina, a copy of Cathcart’s circular letter announcing Tripolitan declaration of war. Encloses a copy of Cathcart’s letter; has also forwarded to Appleton two letters received from William England, reportedly from Cathcart. RC and enclosure ( DNA : RG 59, CD , Naples, vol. 1). RC 1 p.; docketed by Wagner as received 9 Oct....
I had the honor of adressing you by the Schooner Powder Point bound to Marblehead ⅌ Copy inclosed No. 64 to which & the triplicates thereto anexd beg leave to referr. Yesterday arrived from Minorca the British frigate Sea horse with a Convoy. The Commander took under his Protection the Schooner Triton of Boston, David Higgings Commr. with wine for St. Thomas, likewise the Schooner Charlott of...
The very moment that the American Brig James Steward was ready to sail (no other Ship being to depart) I have received from Malta by the channel of the Consular Agent in Messina a letter from Mr. England dated 27. May with a Copy of a Circular letter send him by Mr. Cathcart our Consul in Tripoli, informing us that said Regency has declared war to the United States the 14th. May; According to...