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I have received the Letter which you did me the honor to write to me under Date the 29 ult. I am happy to find that Mr. Delaplaine has succeeded in obtaining a good Likeness of you for his national work the Heads and Lives of illustrious Persons of America.—I hope he will meet with that encouragement which the magnitude and usefulness of the work so justly merit.—I shou’d be glad to see the...
I yesterday had the pleasure to receive the Letter which you did me the Honor to address to me under date of the 11 Instant for which you will be pleased to accept my thanks.—It is indeed highly grateful to my feelings to have the honor of a friendly Letter from one of the most illustrious founders of the American Republic.—I observe that your Hand is tremulous, the enevitable Consequence of a...
A Stranger to you, an Apology is justly due on my part for the Liberty I take in addressing this Letter. The Hand of time will, ere a period but short in it’s Duration must elapse, sweep from this sublunary stage of Existence the few remaining revolutionary Patriots who, by their wisdom in Council and their valour in the field plannd and establishd the Liberty and independence of our happy...
As the Declaration of American Independence recapitulates in a strong and masterly Manner the various Wrongs and Grievances under which we suffered as a Nation and which finally compelled the People of America , after every other means had failed, to make an Appeal to Arms as their Ultimo Ratio , I have often thought that it should occupy a conspicuous place in the Parlour of every Man who...
The St. Tamany Society, or Columbian Order of the City of Washington in full council assembled have unanimously agreed to present to you an address on your retiring from Public Life.— As Grand Sachem of that society, I am directed to request the favour of you to say at what time it will be convenient for you to receive the same.—With sentiments of the highest Respect and Esteem, I remain, Sir,...
I trust you will excuse the Liberty which I take in addressing this Letter to you at a time when your Attention is naturally occupied by Concerns important and interesting to our Nation. In the first place I would wish to convey to you my thanks for the honor which you conferred upon me in the Appointment as Consul of the United States for Demerary and Essequibo and tho’ not accepted as such...
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....
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...