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How much did it cost under the late Administration to pay Algiers for the years 1796–97 & –98? How much was paid by the present Administn. to the same, for the years 1799–1800 & 1801? Mr: Bailey will be under obligations to the Honorable Mr. Madison if he will favor him with answers to the queries above stated. RC ( DLC ).
By this morning’s mail I was honored with your note under date of the 7th. instant, covering a letter for General Dearborne. Immediately on the receipt of it, I visited the Stage Offices in this City, where I was informed that he had not arrived. Whereupon I transmitted a Note to meet him at Powles-Hook; advising him that a dispatch from you awaited him at this Office. With assurances of my...
22 September 1801, Poughkeepsie. Has discovered that Levi McKeen, without Bailey’s consent or knowledge, recommended him to Gallatin for position of commissioner of loans in New York. Declines being in competition for the office as salary would not support his family “in a city, where the means of living are so expensive.” Was assured before Congress adjourned by “conspicuous republican...
I have just been informed, that an appointment of Commercial Agent for the United States at the Port of Bourdeaux in France, will probably take place within a short time; and that Captain William Shaler of this City, who is now in Europe on commercial business, has been recommended by his Friends, to our Executive for this purpose. I have had the pleasure of an acquaintance for several years...
I have lately been favored with a communication from General Armstrong, our Minister at Paris, under date of the 14th. of January; in which he suggests that he had not previous to that time received a single Newspaper or letter, through the ordinary channel of the Collector of this Port: and that his Predecessor, Mr. Livingston, had the same reason for complaint; and requesting me to undertake...
I wrote you by the Mail of yesterday, informing you, that I was in treaty for the purchase of the Champaigne Wine refered to in your letter of the 10th. instant—The friend I employed on the occasion, called on me last evening and advised me, that it could not be had at any price under a dollar the bottle—It seems this batch of wine has passed through the hands of Jews from Meyer of Norfolk to...
By the mail of yesterday, I was honored with your letter of the 21st. instant, covering a post-note on the branch bank of the US. in this City for four hundred dollars—and in obedience to your wishes have secured four hundred bottles of the Champaigne wine, to which you refer me in your letter of the tenth, at a dollar the bottle—The wine is at present in a very good cellar, where I will...
By the Ship Thalia, Captain Silliman, last from Falmouth, Three Packets for the Secretary State, from Mr. Pinckney, our Minister at London, were yesterday received at this Office; and are forwarded by this day’s Mail Captn. Silliman informed me, that soon after he left Bourdeaux, he was taken & Carried into Falmouth, by a British Cruizer. His Letter bag was taken to the Court of Admiralty, and...
We take the liberty to recommend the following Gentlemen as suitable persons to be appointed Commissioners of Bankruptcy in and for the District of New york, pursuant to the 14. Section of the late act amending the Judicial System of the United States—vizt. Pierre C. Van Wyck, of the City of New york, and Samuel Hawkins and James Tallmadge Junior, of Poughkeepsie in the County of Dutchess.—All...
I am informed by a particular and respectable Friend, that an application is about to be prefered to the Department of State of the United States, for the appointment of Richard S. Hackley Esq, a Merchant of this City, to the Office of Commercial Agent at some Port in France or Spain. My acquaintance with this Gentleman is recent; but as far as it has extended, is much in his favor: his...