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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.
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...
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.