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As you are acquainted with the embarrassing situation in which I have laboured for some years & which has now reached a point bordering on distress , I take the liberty most respectfully to mention to you that I have made an application to the President of the U States to be named to fill the Consular vacancy in London when the State of our relations with that Country may render this...
Your letter of the 2 d May covering one for the Secretary of the 1 t Class of the Royal Institute of Arts & Sciences here was duly recd this day (p r the Hornet Brig of war arrived in France —) & the Inclosure
I lately had the honor to address you on the Subject of My present painful position being deprived of any income whatever for my support by the peculiar State of the Affairs of Europe claiming the fasn. of your attention herein. Since the date of the letter alluded to, I have the one from our Minister at Paris in reply to what I had wrote him on this Subject in which he expresses himself as...
I humbly beg leave to present to a view of the Supreme Executive of the U States my truly unpleasant situation here at this time where a variety of circumstances interesting to the U States & the Citizens thereof oblige me to remain at my Post while by the present position of European Affairs I am deprived of an income whatever I indulge the confidence that the Government of our Country may be...
I have observed by a late American Gasette that in your reply to the General Assembly of Pensylvania you had absolutely declined to be considered as a Candidate for the Office of President of the U States at the ensuing Election having resolved to retire of all future Public Employ. On this occasion I beg leave to tender you the hommage of my highest respect & to convey to you my sincere...
I have the honor to transmit you herewith a letter just recd from the Minister of Foreign Affairs at the Hague accompanied by a copy of its contents to my address. With sentiments of highest respect I am yr ob Sevt. Amsterdam Octr 28h 1806. Sir . The preceeding letter is the copy of one I had the honor to address you yesterday ⅌ the Magnet Cap. Bowles for Boston by whom I sent the letter...
I have the honor to transmit you herewith a work published by Mr Stipriaan Luscius Professor of Chemistry at Delft on the subject of a new invented Bathometre—or Sonde de mer —with a modell thereof, both of which he sent to me a few days past to be forwarded on to you—On the other page you will find a copy of my reply to him herein. It appears that an Armistice has lately been agreed on...
I have the honor to send you inclosed a letter just recd from Mr. Christopher Winckelbech of Basle—I presume it refers to the desire which many of his Countrymen possess of emigrating to the U States & on which subject I have lately made several communications to the Secretary of State—Should our Govt be disposed to make any arrangements for facilitating said emigrations I think that I might...
Thirteen years residence abroad in foreign Countries having in no degree diminished the affection I bear my own, nor impaired the obligations I owe to its Govt, it is with heartfelt Satisfaction that I have heard of the late acquisition of Louisiana by the U: States, through means equally temperate as they are honorable to the Agents of this important negotiation. It affords indeed a source of...
I herewith transmit you these successive numbers to this date of the Leyden Gazette: It is difficult at this moment to add much to the contents of the public papers relative to the position of Europe which will ere long receive a more correct & decided modification by the Congress destined to meet at Amiens: we can only Collect from the tenor of many Official documents which have lately...