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I took the liberty of writing you a line or two yesterday just as the Mail was closing. Since I have recd. a letter from Mr. Petre, mentioning that he had taken his passage in a Vessel for France, and expected to sail the following morng. The Capt of the French Brig at the Navy Yard, returned yesterday, from Balto., accompanied by Mr. Le Loup, who spent the Even’g with me. They say that the...
Mr. Tayloe called on me last night to enquire if the Government had engaged any one as the next Bearer of Dispatches to England; to which I told him, that I knew of several applicants; but was not certain whether a selection had been made or not: He then informed me that Governor Ogle had just arrived at his House, and begd. leave to tender his services on the usual terms, as his Physicians...
If you think me competent to make the contemplated selection for the Mediterranean presents &c., and that they can be procured at Baltimore (beyond which I should be unwilling to go in the present situation of my family) it would give me pleasure to undertake it; as the whole might be accomplished in a few days, and the commission would amount to something handsome. If there should be any...
I took the liberty of writg you on Tuesday last, and forwarding some blank Certificates, which I hope got safe to hand, as those which had been signed, have given out, and I expect that two or three will be called for on Monday to certify the Cargo of Mr. Bowie’s Ship which will sail about that time. I saw Foster last night, who had just recd. a letter from Mr. Erskine, informing him of the...
¶ From Richard Forrest. Letter not found. 19 May 1806, Baltimore. Offered for sale in Robert K. Black Catalogue 104, [1965], item 89, where it is described as a one-page autograph letter signed reading in part: “The Ship in which Mr. Pinkney has taken his passage has not yet weighed anchor. … He is very desirous to obtain the Travels of Captains Clarke & Lewis so far as they have been...