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It is now a considerable time since I left The United States, and although the unfortunate state of my health has prevented me from directing to You Sir, before now the expressions of my feelings and of my acknowledgment for all Your former proofs of goodness, Yet be assured, that these ever have been, and ever shall be faithfully engraved in my memory. I shall never forget Mr. & Mrs. Madison,...
6 July 1803, New Castle . Has received from the collector of Philadelphia “1 Letter and 4 pairs of papers and gazetts” for Monroe and Livingston in Paris, which “shall be duely and carefully delivered.” Repeats his thanks for JM’s support in the decision on the Danish brig Hendrick . Wishes “to recommend this cause to a continuation of the same support and protection for the next sitting of...
I take the earliest opportunity to inform You, that I this morning have engaged my passage to Europe in a Vessel for Bordeaux, belonging to this City, and which will infallibly sail on the 1st or 2d. of July next. The circumstance of the British Packets having no surgeon on board, added to the still encreasing reports of renewed troubles on the old continent, have at last prevailed on me to...
3 June 1803, Washington . Has been granted a leave of absence by the Danish king to return home and will leave in July. Will be honored by any command JM or the president “may chuse to trust him with on that occassion.” Observes that Mr. Pedersen has been appointed Danish consul for the U.S. “with a view of separating the diplomatical agency from commercial concerns.” In Blicherolsen’s absence...
2 June 1803, Washington . Requests exequaturs for [T. F.] Eckard, Green, and [George] Hammeken as Danish vice-consuls for Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and New York, respectively. RC ( DNA : RG 59, NFL , Denmark, vol. 1). 1 p.; docketed by Wagner as received “s[ame]. d[ate].”
11 April 1803, Philadelphia. Has just received two royal ordinances from Copenhagen, one detailing quarantine regulations for Americans and the other stipulating laws and rules prescribed for Danish and all other ships. Has had the former translated in full and seven articles connected with and explanatory of it extracted from the latter. Encloses translations. Believes a knowledge of them...
17 February 1803, Washington. “In presenting the inclosed to You, I feel ashamed and sorry lest You should suspect me to have been unmindfull of what You observed to me the other evening. Duty has in this case been my despot, and under such control—be it that of either duty or despot —whose indulgence can I sooner expect than Yours.… I wish You Sir uninterrupted health and happiness—wanting...
9 February 1803, Washington. Presents the claim of several Danish subjects and citizens of Hamburg, owners of the brig Hendrick of Altona, which was captured by a French cruiser, recaptured by a U.S. warship, carried into the British island of St. Kitts, “and there adjudged to pay an astonishing salvage,” as detailed in the enclosed letter from Richard Söderström, attorney for the claimants,...
Not being able to leave my room I am reduced by necessity to returning you in writing my humble thanks for Your Note of yesterday and for the letter to the Governor of Virginia. The box that has been delivered, contains 12 bottles of Hungarian Wine—three large, with a piece of white tape tied round the neck are a dry wine , From upper Hungaria of very superior quality—three other large,...
The emotion Your extraordinary goodness and offer have produced on me, is to strong to allow me, at the present moment any other expression, but that of admiration and gratitude. I respectfully accept and thank—Sir Yours very humble and obedient servant RC ( DLC ); endorsed by TJ as received 22 Dec. Peder Blicher Olsen (also Blicherolsen) arrived in the United States in July 1801 as consul...