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M r Bowdoin’s letter of May 1. 1807 with Ch. M. Somers’ affidavit as to the negociation for 3. millions of a s of land in the Floridas between Omeely ,
Being quite unwell when your obliging letter of the 23d Ultimo & its enclosures reached me, I embrace the first moment of convalescence to thank you for them. Your letters to me while in france, with one exception, intercepted by means as I have reason to believe, as unjustifiable as dishonourable, would have afforded me much satisfaction, had I have duly recd. them; but left as I was without...
I had the honour to write to you on the 9th instant, & the last evening to receive your friendly & obliging letter of the 29th of May:—I thank you Sir, for your congratulations upon my safe return to my native country: it is truely a cause of Joy & Consolation to me after so long an absence; & so many difficulties & disappointments, as I have experienced:—I will not enter into the causes of...
I had the honour of writing to you from London on the 17th of feba. last, & to enclose you a copy of Mr. Baring’s late pamphlet; & also copies of a correspondence I then had with Davd. Williams Esqr. of Londo.: I have since acquainted the Secretary of State with my arrival here, and I should have sooner done myself the honour of writing to you, but having been quite unsettled & not in my own...
It is with pleasure I acquaint you with my safe arrival in the United States from Liverpool in England after a passage of thirty three days. Being much perplexed with the confusion incident to my arrival, I have only time to enclose you two Letters one for the President of the United States, && the other for you. Please to present my respectful Regards to the President, & acquaint him, that I...
As the present posture of our affairs in this country may require, that you shd. receive information from every source by which it may be obtained, I have thôt it my duty to state to you the result of such observations as I have made relative thereto, since my late arrival here; & perhaps I cannot do it better than by enclosing you a copy of a letter written to David Williams Esqr. at his...
Having come here to embark for England on my return to the United States, I became extremely perplexed & embarrassed from an Embargo confined to this Port, in consequence of the intended sailing of a french frigate: The Embargo being laid by the Commissary of the marine, I obtained his permission to hire a vessel to be cleared per the United States, provided she should be put under the escort...
I had the honour to write you a short letter on the 25th of July last, since which I have recd. your obliging letters of May 25th, & of the 17th of July, the first by Colo. R. Livingston, & ye. latter by Lt. Hunt of the Revenge. I have just sent copies of your Letters to Mr. Erving, & also copies of the late communications between Gen. Armstrong, & the Ministers of this govt.: altho’ I expect...
The public dispatches forwarded by the Revenge having been directed to General Armstrong and me jointly by Mr. Bullus, they were bro’t to me by Mr. Vail the consul of Lorient accompanied with Lt. Hunt; I opened them, & found your letter of the 10th of July last, enclosed in one from Mr. Madison, it gave me great pleasure, as it is the first & only one, I have had the honour to receive from...
I had the honour to write to you, & also to the President of the United States on the 1st of May l ast, since which, no alteration in the posture of our affairs, has taken place. I avail myself of ye. earliest opportunity of transmitting you, co pies of the treaties of Peace, concluded b etween the Emperors of France & Russia, and the king of Prussia, this day published by authority. I have...