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I am inform’d that you have some intention of disposing of part of your Negroes for a term of years I want to purchase about 10 or 12 boys from 13 to 15 years of age to put into a Nail Factory which I have lately established at this place should you be inclined to sell any of them I will if the price is sutable purchase that Number and will engage that they shall learn a trade wherby they may...
5 January 1802, Annapolis. Requests postponement of his son’s appointment as consul for Madeira until after the son’s anticipated return from London in March. Wishes to withdraw application if an appointment is required before then. RC ( DLC ). 1 p. Christie had also asked JM to appoint his son Charles consul for Canton, but after hearing that John Marsden Pintard intended to resign as consul...
I arrived hear about the 7th inst. and deliverd the letters which you intrusted to my charge the day after my arrival, your letter of introduction to Mr King secured me a very polite reception, and I have had frequent conversations with him respecting the Political situation of our Country and this. He as well as the rest of our Public agents the Consul excepted speak highly of the disposition...
I wrote you on the 20th of last mounth by way of New York. But least some axcident should happen to my letter I am enduced to send this by way of Alexandria. In my last I informd you that I wished to decline the appointment of Consul at Canton for my Son and would wish him appointed Consul at Madera. Mr Pintard has left that place and I am told the duties are performd by a Mr Charles Alder an...
Letter not found. 30 September 1802. Mentioned in Daniel Brent to Christie, 1 Oct. 1802 (DNA: RG 59, DL, vol. 14), as an inquiry about the appointment of Christie’s son to consular office. Brent replied that “your son has not been appointed to the place in question, and … that place is still vacant.” Brent also acknowledged the receipt “several days ago” of dispatches from Rufus King carried...
15 October 1802, Havre de Grace. Has received JM’s 9 Oct. letter [not found]. Wishing to write soon to his son in England respecting the appointment, gives information to better enable the president to judge his son’s merits. His son, who is twenty-two, has served as an apprentice to a Philadelphia mercantile house, has sailed to China, and has been taken into partnership by a Madeira merchant...
5 January 1803, Annapolis. Requests postponement of his son’s appointment as consul for Madeira until after the son’s anticipated return from London in March. Wishes to withdraw the application if an appointment is required before then. RC ( DLC ). 1 p. Misdated 1802 by Christie and printed under that date in PJM-SS Robert J. Brugger et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison: Secretary of...
I am sorry to inform you that the Brig Jacob Nichs. W. Easton Master from Bordeaux, on board of which sundry articles were shipped for the President & yourself as appears by the inclosed papers, has been cast away on the coast of North Carolina, where, I am inform’d by the consignee, the cargo will be sold if recovered. I have received no particular information respecting your wines &c pr the...
I have the pleasure to inform you of the safe arrival of the Schooner Three Friends at this port on Board of which is the Wines &ca which the President and yourself have long expecting. They shall be forwarded to you by the first Vessels that leaves this either for Washington or Alexandria. Be pleased Sir to forward to me the Invoices & Bills of landing which are herewith inclosed, that I may...
I have this day shipped on Board of Captn. Clements Packet the goods which arrived for you in the three friends & receipt for the same is herewith inclosed also the Duties and Charges thereon; together with all the letters and papers relative to them that have come into my possession With my best wishes for their safe arrival I have the Honour to be with respect Your Obdt. Sert. Messrs....