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I have the Honor to inform you of my arrival in this City last night, having been appointed by His Britannic Majesty to succeed Mr. Merry as Envoy Extraordinary & Minister Plenipotentiary to the United States. I take the liberty to request to be informed at what time I may have the Honor to present to you the Copy of my Credentials, & to have an audience of the President. With the highest...
I have the Honor to inclose to you for the Information of the Government of the United States, the Copy of a Note which was by His Majesty’s Command delivered by Lord Howick His Majesty’s Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs to the Ministers of Friendly and Neutral Powers resident at the Court of His Majesty relative to the Measures which His Majesty has found it necessary to adopt...
I have the Honor to transmit to you herewith Copies of several Papers relative to an Extraordinary Outrage committed by the Commander of the American Schooner Enterprize by ordering Thomas Grant, a British Seaman employed in His Majesty’s Transport Service in the Mediterranean, to be tied to the Gangway and to receive Twelve Lashes on the bare back; and I have it in Command from His Majesty to...
Permit me to have the Honor of introducing to you Mr W. Penn, the Bearer, who is a Descendant of the Founder, & Son to Mr. Penn His Majesty’s Governr. in former times of the State of Pennsylvania. I have had no late letters from England; but do not doubt the truth of the last news from thence. With great Respect & Re gard, I remain Dr Sir Your’s Faithfully Mrs. E. joins me in best regards to...
I have the Honor to acknowledge the Receipt of your Letter of the 20th. Inst. enclosing Copies of authentic documents concerning Frederick Porter, Jos Wixson Junr. & John Cornell, American Citizens, who are stated to have been impressed into His Britannic Majesty’s Ships, Cambrian, Indian & Bermuda, and Requesting my Interposition to procure their Discharge. I shall accordingly take the...
In Compliance with your Request contained in your Letter to me of the 11th: of March last, I wrote to Admiral Berkeley Commander in Chief of His Majesty’s Ships on the Halifax Station to inquire into the Facts stated in the inclosed Protest made by the Master and other Persons belonging to the Schooner Morning Star of Providence. I have just received an Answer from the Admiral informing me...
I have the Honor to acknowledge the Receipt of your letter of the 1st. & 9th. of June, requesting my Interposition to procure the Discharge of certain Seamen, stated to be Citizens of the United States, & to have been impressed on board His Majestys Ships, John Covel, & Phineas Le fevre on board His Majesty’s Ships, Cambrian, & Melampus Joseph West on board the Osprey, supposed to be on the...
I have the Honor to inform you that His Majesty has judged it expedient to reestablish the most rigorous Blockade at the entrances of the rivers, Ems, W eser & Elbe inclusive, in consequence of the present position of the Enemy, on the Continent which enables him to command the Navigation of those r ivers. I have also the Honor to acknowledge the Receipt of your Letter of the 23d. Inst....
Mr. Erskine presents his Complts. to Mr. Madison, and requests the Favor to be informed whether the Communications between His Majesty’s Minister & Consuls, and the Senior Officer of His Majesty’s Ships, now lying in Hampton Roads, is intended to be interdicted, by the President’s Proclamation of the 2d. of July. DNA : RG 59-NFL-Notes from Foreign Legations, Great Britain.
In the present critical Posture of Affairs which has resulted from the late unfortunate Encounter between His Majesty’s Ship Leopard and a Frigate of the United States (Chesapeak) I conceive it to be my Duty to have the Honor to make the following Representation to the Government of the United States. That I have continued to receive up to the present Time, constant Assurances, by His...