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I was hond. with yr. favor of the 2nd. inst. in course of post & would have replied to it had I had any thing to inform you worthy your attention: The presents are compleated, the Cattle, plate, & Mocca Coffee excepted: I have made purchases for the Ambassador to the amount of 20,000, the whole of which is lodged in the public stores: he seems perfectly satisfied with the arrangements made for...
We arrived in this City via Annapolis on Sunday evening, & with difficulty obtain’d lodgings at the Columbian Inn, after having been rejected at Evanses & several private houses: The manner the Ambassador has been treated since, & the pains that has been taken to efface unfavorable impressions promises success equal to the expectations of government. Yesterday an officer from the seat of...
§ From James Leander Cathcart. 5 May 1806, Georgetown. “On the subject of the presents for the Bashaw of Tunis, I have the honor to Report That Mr. Foxall has six brass field pieces which are well calculated for that service, the Secretary at War is the proper person to apply to for them, he has carriages at his disposal which will suit them without making new ones, provided they are...
§ From James Leander Cathcart. 26 April 1806, Georgetown. “It occurs to me that the Bashaw of Tunis has too much good sense to declare War against the United States while they have a force in the Mediterranean able to cope with his; in opposition to this opinion it may be stated that the United States having refused to comply with the Bashaws demand, of maratime & military stores, if receded...
James Leander Cathcart prests his respectful compliments to Mr Jefferson & returns him the Arabic manuscript with a literal translation: it is not dated at any particular place, but the Tunisian Ambassador supposes it to have been wrote at Derna & refers you to Mr Eaton for a further elucidation of the facts therein contain’d. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
James Leander Cathcart prests his respts to Mr. Jefferson and begs leave to inform him that he waited upon the Tunisian Ambassador this morning who inform’d him that the letter wrote in Arabic is in the dialect of Egypt some expressions of which he does not perfectly understand: he therefore requested me to leave it with him until the morning & he would endeavor to have it explaind by one of...
A few days ago I made application to General Dearborn as a candidate for an Agency that is vacant at the post of Natchitoches; finding I had a rival in the person of Mr. Rodgers, I waited upon the general this morning who inform’d me that a number of respectable persons having applied for the said appointment he had determined to lay their pretensions before the President who would select the...
§ From James Leander Cathcart. 14 August 1805, Washington . “It is some time since I had the honor to promise you document[s] to substantiate the justice of some personal remarks dispersed through the numerous communications which I have had the honor to transmit to the Department of State, The liquidation of my Accounts prevented me from presenting them prior to their final Settlement,...
§ From James Leander Cathcart. 12 August 1805, Washington . “I have the honor to enclose Mr. Nissen⟨s⟩; receipt [not found] for security given for cloth taken from me by the Bashaw of Tripoli deposited in his hands by me in order that he might recover the amount upon account of the United States, & likewise his letter to me of the 14th. of January 1805 containing a list of the furniture left...
Vicissitude marks all human events!! born in the expectation of a genteel competency, and nursed in the lap of luxury and ease, I found myself at an early period of my life wholly disappointed by a train of unfortunate events which prudence could not evade, nor human foresight control, which joined to the liberality of a generous but too improvident father, obliged me to choose the Ocean as a...