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I beg leave to address you upon a subject which has in some Degree involv’d my Character and reputation. I now enclose you sundry papers relative to the Transaction to which I refer. It is probable you have hitherto been unacquainted with the manner in which Mr. Campbell and myself brought forward the information relative to the public accounts and the motives and inducements which led...
I have received a letter from my friend Mr. Campbell and have to render you my Acknowledgements for the Honor you have done me in bestowing your Approbation upon my Conduct. It is almost unnecessary for me to declare, at this time, that in my political Conduct , as the Main Spring of my Actions, I have ever had the Welfare of our Country in View. I was introduced by my Friend Mr. Israel to...
18 September 1802, Demerara. Reports his arrival on 14 Sept. after a passage of forty days from Philadelphia. Met with Nicholas Rousselet, the former U.S. consul, who informed him that the British governor had refused to recognize him in his official capacity because the Jay treaty “made no provision for the Residence of American Consuls in their foreign possessions.” Rousselet “further...
Four days ago I arrived in this Colony after a passage of forty days from Philadelphia. I would have sail’d from America at an earlier period but it was not in my power to obtain a passage to this place. On my Arrival I waited upon Mr. Rousselet the late American Consul, who inform’d me that the Governor of this Colony refused to accept him in quality of Consul from the United States for...
13 January 1803 , “ Stabrock in Demerary .” Encloses a copy of his 14 Dec. letter [not found], since which he has received Brent’s 26 Aug. letter relating to expenditures for seamen. Discusses the cases of three impressed seamen. Encloses copies of papers contained in his last letter [not found] and “Copies of the Memorial of the Captains and Consignees of the American shipping here, to the...
Enclosed is a Copy of a Letter which I did myself the honor of addressing you under Date the 14 Ult. since when I am favoured with a Communication from the Department of State of the 26th. August 1802 signed by Mr. Brent during your Absence from the Seat of Government. It relates to the Expenditures of public Money for the Relief of our Seamen abroad and advises me to act in Conformity with...
22 June 1803, Philadelphia . Informs JM of his arrival in Philadelphia from the Dutch colonies on the coast of Guiana, after a quarantine of thirty days in Delaware. Waited some time in the colonies for accreditation but left after the governor refused his exequatur. As a result of “the impositions laid on the American Commerce in that Country and the Conduct of the persons at present in...
I deem it proper to inform you of my Arrival here from the Dutch Colonies on the Coast of Guiana, having perform’d a Quarantine of thirty days in the State of Delaware. I waited some time in those Colonies in Expectation that the Governor wou’d accredit me in my Official Capacity: He inform’d me that not being authoriz’d to do it, the Matter rested between the two Governments. From the...
4 July 1803, Philadelphia . Asks JM to acknowledge the receipt of his letter of 22 June , enclosing his commission as U.S. consul for Demerara and its dependencies. RC ( DNA : RG 59, CD , Paramaribo, vol. 1). 1 p. Acknowledged in Brent to Gardner, 7 July 1803 ( DNA : RG 59, DL , vol. 14). A full transcription of this document
I did myself the Honor to write to you under Date the 22nd. of last month, enclosing at same time my Commission as Consul of the United States for Demerary and its dependencies. If that letter with its Enclosure has reached your Hands I will thank you to acknowledge the Receipt thereof as early as Convenience will permit. With perfect Respect, I have the Honor to be, Sir, Your ob. he. Servt....