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The extreme anxiety we feel on account of the approaching election must be my apology (if any is necessary) for writing to you on the important subject, can we, may we rely on the integrity of the southern States? We have lately had some reports that have alarmed us from Tennessee, will you let me know how many votes we may certainly calculate upon for Messrs. Jefferson & Burr? We depend on...
I have just returned from Albany where I had the supreme pleasure of giving my voice for 12 electors who will unequivocally give 12 Votes for our Jefferson. I am now favored with your very obliging letter of 24th Ulto. which has removed many fears and jealousies with which my mind was much agitated, it is an important moment, a solemn crisis on which our political salvation essentially if not...
Having just returned from attending our Legislature at Albany I take the earliest opportunity most sincerely to congratulate you and all good men on the late happy termination of our exertions and our struggles, and that we have happily succeeded in the Man of our choice, being scarcely if at all personally known to Mr. Jefferson, I take the liberty from former expressions of Friendship from...
2 October 1801, Collector’s Office, New York. Ragusan captain [Jercovich], “finding since I discharged him, that he cannot recover his demurrage from Mr Eaton by continuing here which I found was his plan,” has offered to sail to any of the ports previously proposed. Captain now prefers to avoid returning to Tunis at all and wishes to receive remainder of charter fee in order to spend it on...
20 October 1801, Collector’s Office, New York. Encloses protest of Captain Liddle, who “assures me he cannot be more particular than he has set forth in his affidavit, as he shipped the said Thomas Hopkins only one day before he sailed from Amsterdam.” Tr and Tr of enclosure ( CSmH ). 3 pp. Sent as enclosure in JM to Rufus King, 27 Oct. 1801 . In the enclosed affidavit, given at New York City,...
13 January 1802, Customhouse, Collector’s Office, New York. “The dispatches received from your office the 7th. Inst. two of which addressed to Mr King, and one to Mr Lenox, London, I this day delivered to Mr Christie.” RC ( DLC ). 1 p. Gabriel Christie reached London about 7 Mar. ( Christie to JM, 20 Mar. 1802 [ DNA : RG 59, LAR , 1801–9]).
12 April 1802, Collector’s Office, New York. “Your letter for Mr. King, was this morning recd., and handed to the Post-Master, half an hour before closing the mail by the British Packet.” RC ( DLC ). 1 p.
Letter not found. Ca. 1 July 1802, New York. Encloses an “Account of Impressed Seamen for the Quarter ending the 30th June 1802” (DNA: RG 59, Correspondence with Collectors of Customs regarding Impressed Seamen, box 12), which lists only one man, seaman John Dowcher, who was impressed from the schooner Atlantic into a Danish warship at St. Croix; Capt. J. Bennet’s protest was dated 5 May 1802.
14 January 1803, Collector’s Office, New York. “Herewith you will receive a list of Seamen registered in this Office, to whom Protections have been granted, from the first of October to the thirty first of December last [not found].” RC ( DNA : RG 59, Correspondence with Collectors of Customs regarding Impressed Seamen, box 12). 1 p.
15 June 1803, New York . Has been informed that the consulate at Le Havre is vacant and recommends Frederick Jenkins “as a proper person to fill the office.” Jenkins is a resident of Le Havre and the son of Thomas Jenkins, the mayor of Hudson, New York, “who is a Gentleman of the first respectability.” RC ( DNA : RG 59, LAR , 1801–9, filed under “Jenkins”). 1 p.; marked “ Private ”; docketed...
I have received your letter of the 31st ultimo, it appears by the manifest of the Adventure from Halifax, that the wine &ca. was shipped by Gov: Wentworth. I was told that the Gov: finding sundry articles captured, were for the President of the United States & the Secretary of State, interfered and ordered them for N.York. I was also informed that the Adventure was in no case to enter or...
Enclosed is Capt. Bells bill of lading for two cases, I also enclose an account of the duties and expenses I have paid. The articles have received so much damage in the several changes they have undergone & the marks being so imperfect, perhaps some of the articles shipped to the President may belong to you. I have made a statement (enclosed) of the different proportions of Messrs. Robinson &...
I received in due course your letter of the 24th. ultimo with $137.56 and supposed after you had arranged the small amount paid for duties &ca. you would remit the remaining sum. But by a letter received this day from the President, I am persuaded my accounts transmitted the 7th. ultimo were not sufficiently explicit, as he says—“for the wines from Marseilles via Halifax Mr. Madison remitted...
I have received your letter of the 24th. instant with its enclosures, which have both been presented and paid. The ballance due you 49 81/100 dollars will be handed to you by my friend John Smith. Very sincerely your friend & servant  l.s. 1 bill 404 11 in dolls. at ex: 5.8 is 74.91 1  " 100 f: " " " "  5.8 is 18.75 93.66 from which deduct 43.85 due J.M. 49.81 RC ( DLC ). Docketed by JM .
I have had the honor to receive your letter of with its enclosure, and have given it all the attention, the magnitude of the subject requires, and it is with regret, that I confess my limited knowledge of the subjects submitted, and the difficulty under existing circumstances of acquiring information, forbid in me a belief, that I can give any aid to you on subjects that have been so often...
The enclosed I this day received under cover from Mr. Lee. The invoice I will forward after entry, the bill of lading says-- JM. Two Hogsheads wine in double casks one tierce & one keg vinegar seven cases containing fruits in brandy, olives, capers & liqueurs All which I shall forward to you by first vessel. I am very truly and, sincerely yours, DLC : Papers of James Madison.
Enclosed is Capt. Hopkins bill of lading for your wine &ca. He has cleared for Alexandria, but is to deliver the articles to you. It may be proper, however, for you to request the Collector at Alexandria to take charge of and forward them. The charges attending are at foot. I wish the articles safe to hand, and am, very sincerely your’s Paid duties on wine & Sundries 50.79 Paid freight bill...
By the Lorenzo, Dill, from Bordeaux, I have received from Mr. Lee, invoice and bill of lading for sundries, P memorandum enclosed. I shall do the needful, and forward them to you, when opportunity offers, with the invoice. Very sincerely your’s DLC : Papers of James Madison.
11 May 1809, New York. Has received a bill of lading from William Jarvis in Lisbon “for two pipes and one quarter cask Wine, and two boxes Citron.” Promises to send the wine and an account of expenses to JM in Washington. RC ( DLC ). 1 p. Docketed by JM.
9 June 1809, New York. Has received JM’s letter of 15 May and has “had the wine cased.” Encloses a bill of lading of the same date, signed by the master of the schooner Eliza Ann , at New York, who will deliver to Georgetown the shipment described in Gelston to JM, 11 May 1809 . An account for duties, freight, casing, and storage, totaling $146.20, is enclosed. RC and enclosures ( DLC ). RC 1...
20 July 1809, New York. Acknowledges JM’s letter of 16 July 1809 and note for $146.20. Asks if wine shipment has arrived in Washington. RC ( DLC ). 1 p.
I received a letter some time ago from my correspondent in London, informing me, that a vessel from Bordeaux, bound to New York, had been taken and carried into Falmouth, in which he observed was a pipe of brandy marked WL consigned to me, and for which he had interposed a claim—the pipe of brandy I have since received via Boston, it is now in Store—no account has been received from any...
I have this day received your letter of the 24th. Mr Forrest called on me yesterday—his vessel has not yet arrived—understanding the pipe of brandy was cased I wrote (on its arrival in Boston) to Genl Dearborn, requesting him to ascertain the duties, without opening the case, it is apparently in perfect order. Very truly your’s RC ( DLC ).
12 December 1809, New York. Has delivered pipe of brandy to Mr. Forrest and paid the enclosed waybill for $54.11. The Phoenix Insurance Company was consignee. RC and enclosure ( DLC ). RC 1 p. Enclosure 1 p.
5 March 1810, New York. Has received JM’s letter of 1 Mar. [not found] with its enclosure. Encloses the receipt. Has directed that the paper be discontinued. RC and enclosure ( DLC ). RC 1 p. Enclosure (1 p.) is a receipt dated 4 Mar. 1810 for $10, “being the amount of the Years subscription to the American Citizen Sent to the President of the United states to the present date,” signed by...
21 May 1810, New York. Has received a letter from John Martin Baker at Cagliari by the ship Charles and Harriet . Baker has sent for JM “a cheese, a box citron, some olives &ca.,” which Gelston will ship at the first opportunity. RC ( DLC ). 1 p.
Your letter of 29th ultimo with $20. I have recieved, the box of hams I have forwarded to Chancellor Livingston. The sundry payments made are stated at foot, receipts enclosed, the bal: $2.46 will remain in your favor in Y/a. My son says he does not recollect the cost of the book it was however a mere trifle, very truly yours 30 May pd. duties on goods 5.79 6 July " Mer: Ad: 10 — 9 " " fret....
5 October 1810, New York. Encloses a copy of a bill from London for the expenses—“£2.13.2 Sterlg is $11.01”—for a pipe of brandy. Will remit the amount. RC ( DLC ). Docketed by JM. Enclosure not found.
§ From David Gelston. 24 July 1815, New York. “I wrote to you on the 22 [not found] & en[c]losed you Bill of lading of wine by the Scho Free Mason—enclosed is the bill of cha[r]ges.” FC and FC of enclosure ( CtMyMHi : David Gelston Papers). FC 1 p. The enclosed account, dated 24 July 1815, listed duties and other charges totaling $45.22. The FC of the enclosure (1 p.), written on the verso of...
The enclosed was received in due course, no proper opportunity presented until a few days since, on presenting the letter, the Gentleman observed, that Mr Gill had left Halifax, and he believed for the United States, but for what State he did not know. I have thought best to return the letter to you, if I should learn where Mr Gill is, I shall advise you. Very respectfully, I am, Sir, your...