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I have deferred the gratification of acknowledgeing the rect of the letter with which you honord me on the 10th of July, only till I shou’d be able to dispatch the remainder of the books for the national library ordered from Mr. Johnson;—I am concerned to find that they coud not have been sooner collected, & even now, that there are some deficiences which you may consider important;—I can...
I have been honor’d by your letter containing a catalogue of books to be procured for the use of congress, & your instructions as to the œconomy & details of the purchase; & from the Treasurer of the United States I have at the same time received a remittance for this purpose of 226£. 14s. 9d Stg in a Bill payable at 60–days sight, which has been duly accepted; I shall give all possible...
On the 5 t inst t after I had embarked at, & was on the point of departure from Cadiz , I was honord with your letter of Nov r 23 d ;— I am persuaded Sir that I need not assure you with how much readiness & zeal I shoud have acted in the affair therein referred to , sanctioned as it is by your approbation & patronage, & under the limitations which you have been pleased to admit, had the...
G W Erving Esqr. Bought of J Johnson 1 Wards History of Laws of Nations 2 V 18.— 1 Rymers Fœdera 10 Vols 15. 15.— 1 Brokes Abridgment 14.— 1 Pickerings Statutes 43 Vols 36. —— 1 Berthelson’s Danish Dicty. 2 V 3.  3.— 1 Swedish & English Dicty 3.  3.—
When I had the honor to be with you at Monticello , I mentioned the means which I had taken of forming an opinion, upon the long disputed point, viz whether the quality of the merino wool deteriorated out of spain ; which is connected with that other interesting Enquiry, viz the effect of transhumation on the quality of the wool. I requested permission to send to you the specimens which I had...
I have the honor herewith to transmit to you a letter which I have received from Sir John Sinclair.— with sentiments of the most respectful attachment Your very obt St RC ( DLC ); at foot of text: “To Thomas Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 8 Sep. and so recorded in SJL . Enclosure: Dupl of Sir John Sinclair to TJ, 1 Jan. 1804 (see Vol. 42:219n ).
I was yesterday honor’d by your letter of the 24th Ult:—I beg you to be assured that any mark of your confidence & esteem must always be received by me with the utmost sensibility; I accept therefore with gratitude the situation which you offer me at Lisbon:—Not being engaged in mercantile pursuits I have no view of making this a place of profit; but I trust it will afford me opportunities of...
one of my first duties after my return home, & my greatest pleasure is a pilgrimage to Monticello, & I had arrived thus far on my way when M r Monroe informed me that you did propose to make a distant journey, & may have actually commenced it;—he encourages me to ascertain the fact by writing to you,—if you shoud still be at Monticello & will allow of my visit I will leave this immediately DLC...
In a postscript (dated 8th. Inst.) of my dispatch No. 54, I communicated to you copy of a note dated the 7th., at the moment received from Mr. Cevallos, and containing the protest of this government against a negotiation which it apprehends to be on foot between the french Minister at Washington and our government, relative to the Floridas. I presume this to be a report excited by those who...
31 October 1801, American Consulate, London. No. 4. Dawson’s delayed departure and return to London a second time allow transmission of the enclosed statements. RC and enclosures ( DNA : RG 59, CD , London, vol. 8). RC 1 p.; docketed by Wagner as received 13 Jan. The enclosures include lists of awards made by the Board of Commissioners payable on 5 July 1798 and 1 May 1799 and received by...
I have the honor herewith to transmit copy of a note of yesterday’s date which I have just received from the President ad interim of the Supreme Central Junta, communicating the installation of the same; also my answer of this date. With the most perfect respect & consideration, Sir, Your very obt. Servant. To the above inclosures is added a Gazette Extraordinary, giving a detail of the...
24 March 1803, London. Assumes JM is anxious “at this very critical & important moment” to receive all possible information and opinions on the question of war between Great Britain and France. “The general apprehension here, & the vigorous preparations which are going on, would lead one to suppose that the British government Either considered war as inevitable, or were determined upon it; but...
My last unofficial letter was of June 22d. My last publick dispatch (of the 14th. Inst.) by original & duplicate, inclosed Copy of an Extraordinary gazette announcing the conclusion of an Armistice between Russia & France, a triplicate of which is herewith transmitted: The News of the ratification immediately followed, & to day we hear that the peace is Signed at Tilsit, & that the two...
31 March 1804, London. No. 32. “I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of January 18 . instructing me to correspond in future with the Secretary of the Treasury and to pursue his directions respecting all Monies which I have or hereafter may receive on account of the United States, & to settle my official Accounts with him.” Adds in a postscript that he encloses a copy of...
Since the commencement of the present Misunderstanding between this Country & France, our Mariners have been pressed as formerly, and upon the usual application, such of them as have regular Protections, and are not married, or settled in Great Britain, have been discharged. A considerable Portion of those who have left the United States subsequent to the late Peace, are found without American...
25 October 1804, London. No. 45. “In compliance with your circular instructions of April 9th. 1803 it is my duty to report to you the particulars which I have been able to collect respecting two vessels of the United States the ‘Merrimack’ and the ‘Louisiana’ lately arrived at this port, and having been engaged since their departure from the United States in the Slave carrying trade prohibited...
Having lately had much communication with Baron Jacobi upon the subject of the papers inclosed, who has shewn me his instructions from the king of Prussia by which it appears that he is Extremely solicitous to procure the most accurate information respecting the origin progress & treatment of the yellow fever, & of Every circumstance connected with it; I thought it might be well in a public...
7 February 1803, London. No. 13. “I have to communicate to you the very disagreeable intelligence that Messrs: Bird Savage & Bird our Bankers in this City have to-day been obliged to stop payment. I had fortunately nearly balanced the ‘Spoliations’ Account with them on the 31st: December, & had divided amongst the proctors the whole of the fund destined for their payment. My Consular & Seaman...
I had the honor to write to you on the 5t May, since then I have received a letter from Mr Smith, dated April 1st, in which he acquaints me that you have disapproved of the agreement made some months since between Mr Yznardi & Mr Hackley respecting the management of this consulate: that agreement is consequently now annulled: in the month of Jany soon after it had been formed, I found that Mr...
3 November 1802, London. Private No. 11. “This will accompany my voluminous dispatch respecting the seamen whom I have been obliged to send home by the Mary. … I hope you will Excuse its Extreme length, but have thought it necessary to shew by a detail which is otherwise tedious, the urgency of the Case; & have at the same time been desirous that you shoud see how little I have been assisted...
I have just received from our Consul at Cadiz, a Circular letter of which the enclosed is a Copy; since my last of 29th. July upon this subject no other authentic intelligence has been received here. I have the honor to be with perfect respect Sir, Your very Obed. Servant The preceding is the full transcription of a document that was previously abstracted in The Papers of James Madison ,...
23 April 1805, London . No. 54. “Mr. Purviance’s ill state of health having compelled him to retire for the present into the Country he has transmitted to me your letter of December 24. 1804 with directions to attend to the order for obtaining the Books therein mentioned. “By this conveyance I have sent Lee on Capture<s,> Wicheforts Ambassador and Heriots history of Canada; the cost of these...
I do not write to you at large unofficially by this conveyance, or officially further than seems to be absolutely necessary to the course of business; lest my letters should fall into the hands of the Enemy; not being myself of the persuasion which seems to be general here, and (as I learn) in England, that a co mplete& honorable satisfaction will be made for all is outrages & insults. Nor...
8 June 1804, London. No. 35. “The Vessel Resolution, built at Norwich Register No. 5 Richard Shipley late Master owned by Alphons Dunham & Jonathan Clark of Boston Samuel Ham of Portsmouth and Benjamin Connor of Exeter in New Hampshire arrived here on the 10th. of February from the River La Plata. One of the owners (Ham) now here, has endeavoured to sell this Vessel but on account of the late...
1 November 1801, London. Private No. 3. Hopes papers conveyed by Dawson will provide president with desired information; they show amounts received under the commission and actual government expenses, and they also provide data for an estimate of costs to prosecute remaining claims. Total expenses cannot be ascertained as many cases were handled by private agents, but Erving reckons they will...
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 Agency Account up to the 31st. of...
Since the arrival of Mr Monroe, the frequency of his dispatches to you & the view he is known to possess of all our interests; render it unnecessary for me to trouble you as formerly with frequent, & probably what were very tedious letters: Perhaps too at this crisis it woud on all other accounts be proper to leave wholly to his more matured & exercised judgement & discretion, the treatment of...
My last unofficial letter was dated from the Es curial Novr. 3., and contained a detail of all the interesting tr ansactions Relating to the arrest of the Prince of Asturias, & tho se persons implicated with him in a supposed conspiracy a gainst his father: since the release of the prince Some o thers have been imprisoned; & the dukes of Infantado and San Carlos, & the Chanoine of Toledo still...
1 September 1804, London. No. 41. “I have the honor herewith to transmit a complete report of my transactions as Agent for the relief & protection of seamen from the 11th. of March 1803 when the impressments began here previous to the declaration of the present War between Great Britain & France, up to this date; a Period of about 18 Months. I have endeavoured to make this document as exact as...
30 July 1804, London. No. 40. “I have the honor herewith to inclose a list of ships which have Entered at this port from the 1st of January to the 30th of June [not found]. “I duly received yours of June 26th inclosing a letter for Mr Harris our Consul at Petersburgh which was immediately forwarded via Hambro’.” RC ( DNA : RG 59, CD , London, vol. 9). 1 p.; docketed by Wagner as received 27...