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I have just heard, that an appointment is about to be made of an Officer to Command the Revenue Cutter for the Chesapeake Bay; and having understood, that Captain Middleton, of the Flotilla, is desirous of obtaining it, May I beg leave to recommend him to your consideration, as an excellent man for that purpose? Mrs. Forrest and myself, were some time since, rendered quite unhappy, at hearing...
The nine Marble Slabs which you requested me to purchase for you, were shipped on the 3d. inst., on board the schooner Gift, Capt. Palmer bound to Fredericksburg. The size is 19 Inches square, Freight 9d. Virginia Money each. The Hail-Storm on Saturday week, did considerable damage to the corn, in many parts of Maryland; there will however, from present appearances, be a large crop made. I...
I have duly received your much respected letter of the 6th inst with its enclosure for Mr Rush, which I forward under cover to the Collector of the Customs at New York, with directions to place it with those of this Dept to go by the Packet which sails on the 16th. I am truly thankful for the kindness which you have shown in searching for the Pamphlets respecting the first settlements in...
In the letter which I had the honor to write you about a week since, I stated that Mr. McKeehan had gone to Phila., but meant to return to Geo Town in a few days, which he accordingly did on saturday last; when I stated to him the substance of what I had recd. from you on the subject of his application. He was to have proceeded on next Morn’g for Orange, which he seemed to think a necessary...
The inclosed letter, came by this day’s Mail under cover to the Secretary of State, which I take pleasure in forwarding. The late fine rain, has greatly revived vegetation, and refreshed the air; but came too late to improve the Corn, and the crop of Tobo is so short, that it scarcely deserves notice. There will not be, in Maryland, more than 1/5 of the usual crop—almost a total failure of...
We have just heard of the arrival of the Ship Neptune at New Castle. She left in England Mr. Bayard who was dangerously ill. Messrs Clay & Gallatin remained with him. Mr. Crawford came, and I presume Mr. Todd also; but I have heard no particulars. It is highly probable that you will receive letters giving a much more particular account of this arrival than I possess, but in case you should...
I have the pleasure to confirm the news of the arrival of the Blanchy from Algiers, which brought out a Horse for Doctr. Thornton, and 8 Sheep, 20 Bushls. of Wheat, a Basket of seeds and a Cask of Grape vine Cuttgs. for you. These very articles with the addition of several others including two Jack Asses, I not only requested Coln. Lear to send me; but I sent a Yellow man in the Brig with...