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On the 23d of September I received a despatch from the secretary of State inclosing the commission to Madrid with which you have been pleased to honor me. I am extremely sensible Sir to this new proof of your confidence, & shall use every effort to render myself worthy of it. I took the liberty of submitting to you on the 11th July some speculations respecting the then state of affairs in...
§ From George W. Erving. 21 January 1806, Madrid. No. 4. “I had the honor to receive on the 14th, Inst. your letter of November 1st., 1805, in which you are pleased to instruct me as to the line of conduct to be observed with this Court, & find with great satisfaction that the language which I have held here upon all occasions, as well to individuals as in my public communications with the...
21 February 1803, London. No. 15. “All the Consuls have not yet transmitted their Accounts for the last half-year, that of Mr. Fox for the reasons stated in a former letter cannot yet be compleated; and as we have now no Fund for settling the ballances which may be due, I have thought it best to refer them over to the next half year, and no longer to delay sending my Consular, and Seaman...
§ From George W. Erving. 21 November 1805, Madrid. “ Private No. 2.” “Having heard thro a variety of channels, (not officially) that the British still continue their depredations, & as it is to be apprehended that their late successes will neither add to the wisdom of their policy, or to their love of justice, presuming therefore that Mr. Monroe will find it necessary to continue amongst them,...
I arrived here on the evening of the 8t, & yesterday received from Mr Hamilton your letter of Feby 1st; to the five letters which it inclosed the most exact attention shall be paid. If affairs in Florida have not progressed according to the reasonable views & expectations of government, this may be owing in part or principally to the encouragement which Folch has received to deviate from his...
8 June 1805, London . No. 32. “I have just recieved a letter from Mr Monroe of May 3d. It is not very particular, but I see with concern Enough in it to convince me that he is not in the way of very speedily returning to his station here. Mr Bowdoin write[s] to me (Ap. 9th) of his intentions to Embark on the 10th May, & mentions that you had not heard from Mr Monroe since he was in Holland. I...
I have this moment received your obliging letter of Novr. 3d & hasten to return my best acknowledgements for your Early and very friendly attention to mine of Sep. 1st and at the ⟨s⟩ame time to Express to you my grateful sense of the favorable sentiments with which the President ⟨h⟩as been pleased to view my observations upon the Subjects therein mentioned. I shall pursue the course which you...
27 April 1805, London . No. 57. “I have the honor herewith to transmit Copy of a note which I received from Lord Mulgrave on the 25th: Instant notifying the Blockade of Cadiz and St. Lucar, and of my reply to the same.” RC , two copies, and enclosures ( DNA : RG 59, CD , London, vol. 9). RC 1 p.; in a clerk’s hand, signed by Erving; marked “ Duplicate ”; docketed by Wagner, with his note:...
§ From George W. Erving. 29 November 1805, Madrid, “At Night.” “Private No. 4.” “I have a moment before the post goes out to communicate to you the very important telegraphick news which has just been received here in private letters from Paris.” [Below Erving’s signature is a note:] “Blle Generale. au 16 & 17 devant Vienne les françois [ sic ] victorieux le 18 & 19 les franç⟨a⟩;is entrerent...
Soon after my arrival here (viz on the 1st. inst) I saw Mr Joy, & delivered to him the letter which you was pleased to put under my care. I find that this gentleman has done very considerable service to several cases wherein he has been employed, & has obtained the liberation of property which stood in very perilous predicaments, yet it is the general opinion amongst the americans here, by all...