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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....
There is arrived at this Port to day by the Ship Catherine from Bourdeaux Via Guadelupe one Cask of wine and ten Boxes for you. If you have any invoice, or other account of these art, be pleased to furnish it, so as to enable me to ascertain the duties payable thereon. I will forward them to you by the first Packet going to Alexandria or Washington A Bill of loading shall be inclosed by Post I...
James Madison Esqr Private Accnt. 1807 To Gal. Christie Dr May 12 To Cash paid Freight of 7 Boxes from Newbern p Schr. Crispin 5.25 " 20 To Drayage do to Geo Town Packet 25 " " To Duties on Goods consigned to you P the Schr. Three Friends in feby last, from Marseilles P Statement furnished 25.76
Inclosed you will recieve a Bill of Lading, for 1 Cask, and 10 Boxes, lately arrived here, from Guadaloupe. The amount of Duties, and other charges paid thereon, together with the vouchers, are also inclosed. I hope they will get safe to hand, at last. I have the Honor to be Sir, Yr Mt. Obed Servt. DLC : Papers of James Madison.
Inclosed is a statement given to me by Capt. Brown of the Brig Fair American lately arrived from Halifax, where she had been sent for adjudication The Vessel & Cargo cleared after paying 2300 $ Costs. I believe the statement of Capt. Brown to be correct. I thought it my duty to forward it to your Office. I am &c. DNA : RG 45--Miscellaneous Letters Received by the Secretary of the Navy.
The office of Collector of the Customs for the City of Baltimore, having become vacant by the death of Mr Purviance, permitt me Sir to solicit of you the favor of that appointment, the means I now possess of bringing up a large Family, being hardly adeqate to that purpose, the Appointment wd. make me comfortable. Altho. I have little doubt of receiving the Appointment of Govr. of the state by...
In my letter of yesterday which I hope you have recieved, I made application for the appointment of Collector of the Customs of this Port, since which I am informed that there will be a great many applications for that Office, and some are very industrious to procure recommendations for the purpose.—I beliave Sir I can say with truth that I have it in my power to obtain as many respectable...
I received from the Comptroller a few days ago your Commission to act as Collector of this Port; permitt me Sir to tender you my thanks for this mark of your Confidence, be assured that my best endeavours shall be used to prevent your trust from being discredited, and I can also with truth inform you that the appointment, does meet a respectable approbation, and it will be my fault if that...
  Your letter of the 3d inst. respecting the Wine came to hand upon inquiry of Mr. Purviance’s son I found one case lodged in his Vault directed for you which I presume from its’ size is the one that containd the 32 bottles the other that had but two bottles in it cannot be found I imagine that as one of the bottles was brokin the other case may have been packed up in the large case. I have...
Your letter of the 13th inst came to hand this day since which I have seen Mr. Lewis Pauscalt the owner of the Schooner Three Friends who informed me that she was hourly expected to arrive here, He said that she was not out of time, as he was informed by a letter dated 5th octr last She would proceed to Barcellona and Malaga previous to her departure for this Port.— As Mr Pauscalt has no...
I have this day shipped on Board of Captn. Clements Packet the goods which arrived for you in the Three Friends together with a recipt for the same, also an account of the Duties and Charges thereon. you have also enclosed all the papers that has come into my possesion respecting them with my best wishes that you may not be disappointed in the receipt of them I remain with respect your obdt...
Your letter of the 7th. was duly received enclosing a draft for 60$ 94/100 which has been applyd agreably to your directions receipts for which are herewith enclosed, I hope you will not fail to give me the execution of all your Baltimore Commissions they will always be undertaken with cheerfulness and executed with fidulity I have the Honour to be with respect Your Obdt. Servt MHi : Coolidge...
Your letter of yesterday was duly received together with the inclosures, as soon as the Box arrives I will forward it by the first vessell agreably to your directions, there is a Vessell up for Bordaux expeted to sail in all next week shall send it by his if it comes to hand in time I have the Honour to be with respect your obt Sevt MHi : Coolidge Collection.
Inclosed is a letter from Mr Appelton which came to hand this day by the Ship Wm. Bingham. There is on Board this ship two cases of Cheese for you which I shall forward by the Schooner Ann an Alexandria Packet which will sail in all this week Mr Appelton has not forwarded to me any Invoice but presume it is enclosed in your letter it can be sent to me at your leasure for the assertainment of...
I have just recd a letter from mr Appelton inclosing a Bill of loading for 4 Cases of Wine on Board the Ship Jane from Leghorn. she has arrived and I will agreably to your request forward them to washington by the first alexandria Packet that leaves this place you will no doubt recieve from mr a, the invoice which when forwarded will enable me to ascertain the duties. I have the Honor to be...
I yesterday shipped on Board of the Schooner Regulator bound to washington the 4 Cases of wine, in very good order we have charged the duties on the Gallon which as near as we could assertain will be found to be about 80 Gallons I forward you the bill of loading and also return agreabley to your request. The paper you sent me for the assertainment of the duties, I hope they may get to hand...
By the ship Catherine arrived this day from Guadelipe, I have receivd a Cask of Wine which originaly was shipted from Burdaux but the Vessell put in to that Port in distress I shall be able to assertain the duties payable ther on without giving you the trouble of forwarding any Invoice. it shall be sent by the first Packet going to Washington. I hope the last that was forwarded got safe to...
My friends and relatives Mr & Mrs. Guest who have resided in England for some years past, are on their way to Vizit the City of Washington. permitt me Sir to recommend thim to your friendly attentions I have the Honor to be Sir Your Obdt Set MHi : Coolidge Collection.
Inclosed is a bill of lading for a Cask of Wine, which arrived here some time ago from Guadaloupe, together with the Amount of Duties, and other expences, paid thereon, the vouchers, are also inclosed,   I hope by the time you will receive this, it will have arrived at Washington, in good order, the amount of your debit as ⅌ acct. enclosed is $57. 49/100 . I have the Honor to be, Sir, y obed...
The enclosed came to hand this day, the Liqueurs alluded to have been in the Custom since august last. but as no letter came with them I was not able to assertain to whom they belonged. or should have forwarded them long ago; by the first Vessell going to Washington or Alexandria. they shall be sent and the Bill of Loading enclosed I have the Honor to be respectfully Your Obdt Sert MHi :...
Your letter of yesterday is before me the duties on the wine which were sent on some time ago have been adjusted and paid. the duties on the liqueurs now sent amount to 4$ 20 Cts. the sum is so small I will Keep it in acct and as its probable you may have more of these articles arriving when the acct comes to any thing worth while I will send it on; I hope the liqueurs have got safe to...