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6 June 1811, Philadelphia. “I find that Mr. Carrington is returned from Canton & as he may not probably go back a Vacancy in the Consulship may take place.” Requests the place for his son, George W. Biddle, who has resided there for several years and is “much respected and esteemed particularly by the Gentlemen of the British factory.” Has written to Monroe on this subject. RC ( DNA : RG 59,...
Letter not found. 4 August 1802, Philadelphia. Mentioned in Daniel Brent to Biddle, 12 Aug. 1802 (DNA: RG 59, DL, vol. 14), as a request for information about a claim for flour furnished by Thomas Truxtun to the French republic in 1794. Brent informed Biddle in JM’s absence that “a full and careful search among the Reports to this Department from our Agents at Paris” had not revealed anything...
Letter not found: from Clement Biddle, 1 Dec. 1799. GW wrote Biddle on 8 Dec. : “Your letters of the 23d Ulto and 1st instant have both been received.”
Before I had received your favor of 13th inst. I had on information from the Custom house entered the two pipes of wine & two boxes of Citron & shipped them in the Harmony Capt. Ellwood for Alexandria by which Vessel which left this Yesterday I also forwarded two boxes of spermaceti Candles and two bags of the best Java Coffee which is what they have sold as Mocoa but I beleive there is none...
I cannot find the person who made the Machines for raking Meadows—he has removed from Kensington and I can learn no more of him or his machines. The sellers of Shad & herrings tell me they are very dull sale & a worse prospect at this Market—they ask 4 Drs ⅌ bbl for Herrings but nobody to buy them & shad are merely retailed by the single barrel—Flour is 9 to 9½ Ds. for Super fine, common in...
I have received $25.82 Interest for 1 April On your funded debt which is to your credit. Mr Latimer our Collector informed me there were four packages in the Custom house directed for you Which he would deliver to me as he knew I did your business—Capt. Ellwood being ready to sail I have put them on board his Vessel and you have the bill of Loading inclosed. I am with Great respect Dr Sir Your...
Your favor inclosing the hundred Dollars came duly to hand and I should have acknowledged it but was in daily expectations of the river, which was unseasonably stopd by the ice, opening & to find an opportunity to send the Grass seed which did not Offer until Captain Hand a regular trade⟨r⟩ by whom I had shipped the 12 lb. of white Clover Seed and 12 lbs. of Lucern Grass Seed of which the bill...
I have now to answer to your several favors before me by forwarding the bill of loading of Captain Ellwood for the seven packages Containing the Book Case, a bundle with the shoes from Bedford, another with the hatts from parrish and a small Kag which I had prepared with the Grass seed & therefore thought best to send it, all which the Captain promises to have particular Care of and to land...
Letter not found: from Clement Biddle, 27 Jan. 1799. On 1 Feb. GW wrote Biddle : “Your letter of the 27th Ulto was received last Night.”
Letter not found: from Clement Biddle, 13 Jan. 1799. On 20 Jan. GW wrote Biddle : “Your letter of the 13 Inst, has been duly received.”