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I had the pleasure of receiving your letter of the 11th. and agreeable to your directions have put on Board the packet under the Care of Col: Le Maire 2 Casks of very good Brandy two years old, each Cask Containing 42 gallons, which Exceeds your orders a few, but there was not time to deliberate. You have had for some time in a vessell Called the Fortune 3 Cases of China. She is still in this...
I had the pleasure of receiving your letter of the 15th. with the Inclosures for America, which shall go [by] the packet Tomorrow. Be so kind to Inform Mr. Humphreys that his letter shall be taken proper Care of. I am very sorry to tell you that the Vessell with Your China on board is still here. I wou’d have sent it with the Tea, but the risk of breaking and Expence of land Carriage was too...
[ Paris, 10 Apr. 1785 . Joint entry in SJL under this date reads: “Mr. Carmichael at Havre. Mr. Barclay. l’Orient and Nantes. Mr. Bonfield. Bourdeaux. Whether any vessels going to Virga. before middle of May or when? To Mr. Barcl. I acknoleged receipt of China. Whether a gentleman with valet could get passage.” None of these has been found.]
With this you will find the Duplicate of a letter with some papers for the Governor of Virginia , the original will go by the next packet from l’Orient, and therefore you will have the goodness to send this by some other Conveyance. I am with great Sincerity Dear Sir Your Most Obed. & Most Huml Serv:, The Bearer will deliver to you the two Belts and Cartridge Box, which I Brought here by...
I take the liberty of sending you a Copy of my letter to Mr. Osgood and Mr. Livingston, with my accounts Current which you will please to forward. The Originals go by the Packet from L’Orient. You will, I hope, Excuse my having mentioned your name. My meaning was, if you had occasion to write to them, I hoped you woud freely give your opinion of such of my Transactions as have fallen within...
I had the pleasure of receiving your note addressed to me at Bordeaux and delivered your Inclosure agreeable to your directions. Tomorrow we shall set forward, and I expect in about Twelve days to get to Madrid from whence I shall write to you, as at present there is nothing better to offer than a Detail of Bad roads and Interruptions. I Received a letter yesterday from Mr. Carmichael who...
I have little of Consequence to Communicate in this letter, tho I shall give you the Trouble of a more particular one before I leave this place, and thus make my appology for the shortness of this. At present I shall only say that by appointment I am to see the Count of Florida Blanca this day week, and that I have every reason to Expect all the protection and Influence from hence that can be...
I wrote you a few lines informing you of my arrival, and Expectation of seeing the Count of Florida Blanca this day agreeable to his appointment, in Consequence of which M. Carmichael accompanied me to the Pardo, where the Count resides at present, and there we were Informed that the Minister cou’d not receive us before Wednesday next, as he had had, within a few days, the account of the Death...
I had the pleasure of addressing you twice since my Arrival here, and though I had nothing worth the attentions of you or M. Adams to Communicate, I thought you wou’d wish to know how I am employ’d and to be able to say to him that I have made some progress in my Journey. Yesterday I was Introduced to the Count of Florida Blanca at the Pardo, he received and treated me like a man of Business...
I have not any thing of Consequence to trouble you with that is not contained in the inclosed Copy of what I wrote Mr. Adams the 27th. to which I beg leave to refer you. We have not yet heard from Mr. Lamb since he sailed, but I think a few days will bring Mr. Carmichael some Letters from him; His Business here was very public, and ours is no Secret. Don Gabriel spoke of it yesterday before...
I had the pleasure of writing to you the 31st. of last Month by a gentleman going to Paris and of sending you a Copy of what I wrote Mr. Adams the 27th. I now, by the Spanish Courier, send you Copies of both those Letters. This day the Spanish dispatches arrived from Algiers by which Mr. Carmichael, who writes you by this Opportunity, received a Letter from Mr. Lamb , with another from Mr....
The Day before yesterday Mr Carmichael received Letters from Algiers from M r Lamb, dated the 29 th. of last Month, and from M r Randal the 26 th. (which I think a wrong Date) with a Postscript from onboard a Vessel in the Bay of Alicant of the 1 st. Inst. after a Passage of 26. [. . .]. He cannot come on shore without a Permission from Court to shorten his Quarantine, which Mr Carmichael has...
I hope to have the Pleasure of soon hearing from you, and of being informed whether you have a my Commands for me farther than Morocco. I have long been anxious to see the Trade of our Country to these Parts, put on a safe and respectable footing, as I am well acquainted with the Importance of the Object, and if I can, while I am in the Neighbourhood of Africa, in the smallest Degree...
Since my arrival here, the Ninth, nothing has occurr’d worth your Attention; I am waiting for a Vessel that is Bound to Magadore and expect to Sail in a few Days. You have probably as late Accounts from M r. Lamb as I Can give you, yet it may not be Improper to Inform you of his Arrival at Alicant the 24 th. of last Month, where doubtless his Quaranteen has delay’d his proceeding to...
Inclosed you have an account of the Cost of some Spanish Books which were not to be procured at Madrid and which Mr. Carmichael orderd to be purchased here for you. I have paid 127 Dollars and 18 Ryals for them and placed them in the hands of Messieurs Lyonnis & Belleu to be shipd on a vessel bound to Rouen to the Care of Mr. Anthy. Garvey of that place who will send them Forward to you at...
I arrived here after an agreeable Passage of Five days and was very well received by the Governor & by the People who seem pleased to see Persons from a Country at so great a distance come to compliment their Sovereign; As the Governor had no orders concerning our going forward, I was obliged to send a Courier to Morocco to demand that Permission, and at the same time wrote to M r. Chiappi of...
I wrote you and Mr. Adams the 10th Informing you of my Intentions to set out for Morocco this day but it is not Convenient for the Governor of that place to go before Tomorrow or perhaps the Day following. I was Obliged this day to begin the Business by making a Number of presents here, from the Governor down to the wife of a Jew who lives at Morocco including in the whole Twelve or Fifteen...
This day week we arrived here, since which I have had two audiences from His Majesty, the first a public one & the second a private one of yesterday. It is but a few minutes since I heard that a Courrier will depart this Evening for Daralbeyda, & I have not time to enter into particulars. It will be agreable however for you to know, that the last draught of the Treaty is made, & will probably...
I wrote you from Morocco under date of the 16 th. —As I do not know when that Letter is likely to reach you, I trouble you now with a Copy of it, & as I shall set out in a few days for Tangiers. I defer until my arrival in Europe being particular.— I am Gentlemen, / Your most obed t. humble Serv t
I arrived here to Day and shall Continue My Journey to Tangiers Early in the Morning,—The Plague being at Constantina occasions a Rigorous Quaranteen of 40 Days (from Barbary) in Spain—I shall therefore Endeavor to get into Ceuta, which being in the hands of the Spaniards is an Exception to the above remark, and I think the Quaranteen from thence is only twelve [...] Days— The Treaty shall be...
I am at present waiting for a fair wind to embark for Ceuta to avoid the Quaranteen in Spain, and I embrace the Delay occasion’d by the Strong Easterly Winds that have prevail’d for Sometime, to reply to the Queries with which you honour’d me at parting.—You put them respecting the Barbary States generally but as my business has been with the Emperor of Morocco only, I shall confine myself to...
Though in a letter written at this place–dated the 10 th. instant, I gave you a long answer to the questions with which you charged me, I will now add some farther particulars on the Subject of this Country, which you will possibly be inclined to know.— The Emperor is on the most cordial and friendly footing with Spain, the presents, made him from that Court, have been uncommonly great; and...
As you will probably wish to know the particulars of the Negotiations of the Treaty with the Emperor, and as the perusal will not take up a great deal of time, I shall lay them before you— After the first Audience was over M r. Taher Fennish, in whose Hands the Negotiation was placed, came from the Emperor and informed me that His Majesty had read the Translation of the Letters–That he had...
On my arrival here yesterday I had the pleasure of Receiving your letter of the 31st. of last month. My being a little indisposed I shall only say at present that on Sunday Next I propose setting out for Madrid where I will wait untill I hear from you and Mr. Adams. Mr. Franks will Immediately proceed with some letters which I wrote to you from Tangiers and Ceuta, and with several other Papers...
By the bearer Colonel Franks I do myself the honor to send you in a small Box the following articles. 1 st. A Book containing the original Treaty in Arabic between the Emperor of Morocco and the United States. 2. Three translations of the Treaty in English, to each of which is added a translation of a Declaration made by Tahar Fennish by order of His Majesty in addition & explanation of the 10...
I wrote to you from Cadiz the 2 nd. of last month, a Copy of which goes under the cover of this and the original, with the papers mentioned therein, will I hope be very soon deliver’d to you by Colonel Franks.—On my arrival here I had the pleasure of receiving M r. Jefferson’s letter of the 26 Sep r informing me that for the present any farther attempts to arrange matters with the Barbary...
I came here a few days ago to deliver a Letter from the Emperor of Moracco to the King which I put into the Hands of the Count de Florida Blanca, acknowledging the Sense I had of his Attention & thanking him with great sincerity on the Part he had taken in our business at Moracco, He seemed very much pleased with our Success, and smiling replyed “Now that we have happily finished this Treaty...
Having written to you very fully by Col. Franks, who set forward from the Escurial the 16th. of last Month, I shall not at present take up much of your Time. I Now Inclose you a Copy of the Declaration made by Tahar Fennish in addition to the 10th. Article of the Treaty with the Emperor of Morocco. It is in Arabic and signed by Himself. The Necessity of a second Copy of that Declaration Did...
The inclos’d letter to you and Mr. Adams of this date contains every thing that occurs relative to my business here, and the Day after tomorrow I shall leave it and remain at Madrid untill I can decide on the necessity of going to Coruña. The objects there are the Effects belonging to the United States left by Mr. Guillon and the proceeds of some prizes carried in by Capt. Cunyingham. It is...
Since I wrote you from hence the 6th. of last month I have been much aflicted with the Rheumatism in my Loins, which confind me to my bed with pains great beyond Description. I am now free of them, and Shall leave this place in a few Days. Upon further reflection, I thought it best not to abandon the Idea of meeting Mr. Lamb, and therefore I wrote to him, at Port Mahon, that I would go to...
I had the pleasure of receiving your obliging Letter of the 27th. of December, and if my endeavours to serve our Country well have the flattering effects you suppose, I shall think my Journey to Morocco one of the happiest Incidents of my life. I am very glad to learn that you are recovering from the Injury which your wrist receiv’d, and hope it is possible we may meet on the road, but at...
After you left this place My Fever Encreased upon me and Confined me two Days to my Bed. I am Now pretty well and I think I shall proceed home tomorrow, But I have Not given Mrs. Barclay any hopes of seeing me soon lest I shou’d Disapoint her. I Never stood so much in Need of your advice as I Do at this Moment. The House of French & Nephew have Refused Every accommodation that I have had in My...
I wrote you by this Post, and am Now to Inform you that Mess. French & Co. have Employ’d the Mare-chaussee at all the Passes out of the Jurisdiction of the Parliament of Bordeaux to stop me on the Road. A suspicion of such a proceeding made me Alter my Intention of setting out, and I have Now Certain Information that it is so. I see Nothing for Me to Do, but to Remain where I am, untill you...
I Received with the greatest pleasure your letter of the 19th. I Cannot Express my Gratitude to you for your Declaration to the Count de Montmorin, and it is with much satisfaction to my own heart that I Can assure You, You went not an Inch too far. The Breach of faith which they alude to, was occasiond by the following Circumstance. M. Moylan of Lorient when passing through this Town to the...
My last Containd a pretty long state of the affair Between the House of French & Nephew, and myself, of which I had not time to make any Copy, to put an End to your Trouble in this Disagreeable subject. I shall Conclude it, by informing you as Breifly as I Can of what has passed since the time of my Enlargement, observing that Before I applied to the Parliament I offerd by the mediation of a...
L’Orient, 6 July 1787 . Encloses a letter written since his arrival there. “It relates intirely to my affair with French & Nephew, and Do’s not Call on you for any Immediate attention. I trouble you with it to shew you that I Did all that I thought my Duty towards these Men.” Lynch, whom TJ saw at Bordeaux, called on Barclay, and they parted “on such terms as made me Expect an accommodation...
L’Orient,8 July 1787 . Encloses a sight draft in favor of TJ on Grand for 2,370 livres dated “the 31st. past” which balances his account current with the state of Virginia, also enclosed. Before this was opened, he was engaged by the Governor and Council of Virginia in other business; after its completion he was sent funds with instructions for their disbursement. “I was desired to accept of...
I Do my self the honor to Inclose you two Books of 82 pages Containing All my accounts respecting my missions to Morocco, by which you will see that the amount of the Expenses attending the Negotation Including the Presents and all the travelling Charges of M. Franks and my self amount to Livres 95179.10, which sum I shall place to the Debts of the United States. The Particulars of the...
Since writing the letter which accompanies this I found the Following Memorandums in a Book of mine. It will Enable you to fill up one of the Blanks in the little Account I sent you. Mr. Jefferson 2 Dozens Madiera wine 30 livs. ⅌ Doz. 60 1½ Doz. Frontignan 24 36 1½ of Muscat 18 27 2 Pounds of tea 16 139 Received Twenty four livres 24 livs.
Permit me to trouble you once more before my departure on the subject of two Affairs in which the Interest of the United States has been for some years engaged. In 1783 Messrs. LaVayse and Puchelberg of this Town made some Purchases at Public Auction of sundry Prize Goods brought in here by Captain John Barry of the Alliance Frigate on which a balance of 72263.15.6 Livres is still due, and...
We have had a continued set of hard blowing Westerly Winds for three Weeks, but the weather is now moderate and promises a change favorable to my Embarkation. The only excuse for the trouble I have given you lately, is the situation I have been in, and to increase it I must now mention the Error committed by me in the Sketches of the little Accounts which I sent you. The expence of the China...
I do myself the honor to inclose to your Excellency a letter from Mr. Andrew Huntington of Norwich in Connecticut, covering a Memorial to the Marechal De Castries relative to a demand which he makes for supplies furnish’d some French Prisoners in America by order of Mr. Holker, and which Letter and Memorial I did not receive untill this day though it is dated in May 1786. I do not think that...
[ L’Orient, 2 Aug. 1787. Recorded in SJL as received 7 Aug. 1787, together with a letter of Zachariah Loreilhe [ca. 3] Aug., q.v., in which Barclay’s letter was probably enclosed. Not found.]
[ New York, 30 Nov. 1787 . A letter from Barclay of this date is recorded in SJL Index, which letter was enclosed in the Commissioners of the Treasury to TJ, 5 Dec.1787 , received 26 Jan. 1788, and enclosed in TJ to William F. Ast, 9 Feb. 1788 , q.v.; see also TJ to Ast, 19 June 1788 . Not found.]
I Beleive you will be much pleased to hear that I am going to Draw a Very Troublesom family from your Neighborhood. My Stay in America must unavoidably be longer than I intended, and therefore I think it Best that Mrs. Barclay and the Children join me here. I have not settled my accounts with Congress though they have been ready for Inspection for some time. The balance due to me from the...