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Minutes of an Interview between Colo. Monroe and Colo. Hamilton at Colo. M’s. lodgings in the presence of Mr Church & myself. Colo. Hamilton came about 10 oClk in the morning introduced Mr Church as his brother in law. Colo. H. appeared very much agitated upon his entrance into the room, and observed the cause or motives of this meeting being he presumed pretty well understood, he went into a...
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.
New York, April 14, 1802. Directs Hamilton to proceed on behalf of the United States attorney for the District of New York against the Brig Triton , which had arrived in the port of New York from Bristol, England, “with a Cargo of Porter in cases of less capacity than forty gallons beer measure contrary to the laws of the United States.” ALS , RG 21, District Court for the Southern District of...
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.
Your letter of the 12th instant with its enclosure I have had the honor to receive. Many of the circumstances related in the anonymous communication are within my knowlege—the Gentleman therein mentioned I am acquainted with, and tho’ I feel disposed to render him all the assistance in my power, I do not think it would be prudent in me to appoint him to a more important office.— I am, Sir,...
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...
The enclosed was this day received under cover from Mr Maury—your note of the 14th instant, covering a letter for Mr Lee at Bordeaux has also been received, the letter will go by the Ship Sophrona, Capt. Gillender, which will be the first American Ship for Bordeaux, and will sail in a few days— I have the honor to be, very respectfully, Sir, your obedt. Servant RC ( MHi ); at foot of text:...
The enclosed letter was this day handed to me by Capt. Blagge. I observe by the bill of lading, “no freight to be paid by desire of the captain”— I shall direct the chest to be lodged in the Custom House, and the duties, and charges to be paid—and presuming it will be your wish to receive it at the City of Washington, I shall ship it in the first Vessel bound from this Port, to Alexandria or...
I have received your letter of the 19th August, and have this day shipped on board the Scho. Friendship, John Quandrill Master, bound to Alexandria, (being the first opportunity) the box of wine and cask of Nuts , bill of lading enclosed, an account of the duties & charges attending, will be forwarded when ascertained— I have the honor to be, very respectfully, Sir, your obedt. Servt. RC ( MHi...
I had the honor to write to you the 21st. ultimo, and enclosed bill of lading of one box of wine, and one cask of nuts—I have this day received from Messrs. Perrot & Lee (Bordeaux) bill of lading & Invoice, of five cases red , and five cases white wine, ⅌ the Thetis, capt Adams—Invoice enclosed—presuming as before, it will be your wish to have it forwarded to the City of Washington, I shall...
I have received your letter of the 5th instant, and this day shipped on board the Schooner Harmony, Capt. Levering, for Alexandria (who sails immediately) the ten cases of wine, bill of lading enclosed, the account of duties, and other expenses attending, shall be forwarded. Capt. L. goes direct for Alexa. I have the honor to be, with great regard, Sir, your obedient servt. RC ( MHi ); at foot...
Enclosed is my account of duties &ca paid on wine & nuts—I shall be happy to hear of the safe arrival of the whole— I have the honor to be, with great regard, Sir, your obedient servant RC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson President U.S.”; endorsed by TJ as received 26 Oct. and so recorded in SJL . In addition to the account below, Gelston likely also enclosed an invoice for freight...
Thomas Jefferson President U.S. To David Gelston Dr 1803 Augt. 29th for cash pd. duties on one case of wine  3.75  permits carting & storing  1  carting & storing nuts    62 Oct: 8. pd. duties on 10 cases wine 23.80 permits & carting    90 pd. freight from Bordeaux 25.55 dollars— 55.62 [
I have sent to the care of the Collector at Alexandria, by Capt. Wm. Sutherland in the Schr. two friends, two books, addressed to you, which I received from Lieut Leonard on his return from France— This is the first opportunity I have had to send them by water—I was apprehensive they would be injured, if sent by land— I have the honor to be, very respectfully—Sir, your obedient servant MHi :...
Soon after the receipt of your letter of the 30th ultimo, I received the enclosed from Mr Lee—the Fabius having put into New Port— I have been in constant expectation of the arrival of the Ship in this Port, but have not since heard anything further from her—from the peculiar quality of the wine, and not knowing, but some circumstance might happen to compel the unlading of the ship at New...
By the ship Cato, capt. Snow, from Lisbon, I have received a letter from Mr Jarvis, which is herewith transmitted,—I shall pay particular attention to the wine, and when the severity of the weather abates, ship it direct to the City of Washington, if opportunity offers early, if not, to the care of the Collector of Norfolk or Richmond—subject in the mean time to any orders you shall be pleased...
Your letter of the 8th instant I have had the honor to receive, and this day I received a letter from Mr. Barnes, a copy of which is enclosed, the Mercury is not yet entered, the Fabius has arrived, but the Wine and fruit by her not yet landed—The Wine by the Cato is in store, which I shall ship by the first Vessel to Richmond—the wines by the Fabius and Mercury by the first Vessel to...
Enclosed is Capt. Lee’s bill of lading for 5 boxes, 2 cases and one small sample box of wine and 3 boxes of sweetmeats. I also shipped yesterday on board the Schooner New York, Nathaniel Thomson Master one pipe of Lisbon wine to the care of Messrs. Gibson & Jefferson at Richmond. The present are the first opportunities I have had since the arrival of the wines that appeared to me proper to...
By the Ship Independence, from Leghorn, I have received a letter from Mr. Appleton, enclosing bill of lading for two boxes tuscan wine, said to contain one hundred bottles— When opportunity offers I shall ship them to Alexandria or Georgetown, unless, you direct otherwise— I have the honor to be, with great respect, Sir, your obedient servant MHi : Coolidge Collection.
I have this day received your letters of the 4th and 5th instant, and have handed the enclosures to Capt. Shaw— I have the honor to be, with great respect, Sir, your obedient servant MHi : Coolidge Collection.
Enclosed is Capt. Grennelds bill of lading for two cases of wine, I also enclose an account of the expenses I have paid on the several parcels I have received,—and have the honor to be, with much sincerity and respect, Sir, your obedient servant MHi : Coolidge Collection.
I have this day, received from Mr. Appleton at Leghorn a bill of lading for ten cases of Tuscany wine—the needful will be done and the wine forwarded to Washington, unless in the interim orders are received from you to the contrary— I also received yesterday via Halifax a quantity of wine, fruit & oil, which appears to belong to you, to Mr. Madison and Mr Butler, I shall pay the duties on the...
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...
I have been favored with your letter of the 21st. ultimo, and now have the pleasure to inform you, that I have found an opportunity to ship the wine received from Leghorn, and the articles received from Halifax— The Brig President, Capt. Bell, belonging to Alexandria, will sail for that Port in a few days, by whom I shall ship all the articles, the accounts also will be forwarded— It has been...
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 &...
Enclosed is Capt. Bells bill of lading for sundry articles to the care of the Collector at Alexandria—I have also enclosed my account of the duties freight &ca on the 10 cases from Leghorn, I have also enclosed a statement of the articles received from Halifax to Mr Madison, to which you will please to be refered.— It was unfortunate after waiting so long that I engaged Capt. Bell, as the next...
In my letter of the 15th May last I enclosed your account, amount $111.82 (which was remitted 6th June following) you no doubt observed $8.12 charged for freight paid by Ship Fabius, and none charged ⅌ the Mercury, this was an error of mine,—the $8.12 was for freight paid by the Mercury, the account of freight by the Fabius, not being presented until this day, which I have paid, $14.42. Very...
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 this day received from Mr Jarvis a letter dated 11th Oct: last, a copy of which is enclosed, I shall take care of the wine, until your instructions are received, when they will be particularly attended to— The sample bottles will be forwarded by first water conveyance, being doubtful of the propriety of sending them by mail— With very great respect, I have the honor to be, Sir, your...
I have this day delivered to Capt. John Gilpin, of the Schr Henrietta, bound to Alexandria, a box, containing the sample bottles mentioned in my letter of the 30th ultimo, to be delivered to the collector, and have requested him to forward the box immediately to you— Mr. Russel of the house of Post and Russel of this City, has requested me to say, that he would be glad to know your...
I have been favored with your letter of the 9th instant, and now enclose bill of lading for the wine, as also a bill of the expenses paid on it— Upon examination very little difference could be discerned in the colour, but by your description, I am pretty well satisfied the one you wished is forwarded. I hope it will not prove I have been mistaken— I have requested the collector at Alexandria...
I have this day received by the Ship Heart of Oak, from Marseilles, bill of lading for two cases wine, for which, I shall pay freight, duties &c and ship to Washington, or its vicinity, by first proper opportunity, unless, I receive your directions to the contrary— with great respect, I have the honor to be, Sir, your obedient servant, MHi : Coolidge Collection.
I now inclose Capt. Roberts bill of lading for the two cases wine received from Marseilles— I have requested the Collector at Alexandria to forward them on their arrival—The amt. of duties and other expenses are also inclosed— With very great respect, I have the honor to be, Sir, your obedient servant MHi : Coolidge Collection.
I have this day received a letter from Mr Appleton (Leghorn) by the Jersey, Capt. Blasse in which he informs me he has shipped three boxes containing ninety five bottles Genoa wine and a box of medicines, I shall do all the needful with the wine—but the medicines being subject to ad: val: duty, it is necessary to have an invoice or the cost; I have received no invoice, nor bil of lading—the...
I had the honor to write to you the 1st instant. I now enclose Capt. Skinners bill of lading for the three boxes wine—the Harmony being bound direct to Alexandria, and lying very near the Jersey, I was unabled to order it directly from one vessel to the other— I have written to the collector at Alexandria to forward the wine immediately to Washington— with great respect, I am, Sir, your...
Your letter of the 9th ultimo I had the honour to recieve in due course, and agreeably to your request I opened the box , which contained a machine, it was valued at 20 dollars, upon which sum the duty has been calculated. No opportunity has offered until this day, when I have sent it (box G No. 4) by Capt. Harbel in the Sloop Astrea bound to Georgetown to the care of Mr. Gallatin—Capt Harbel...
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...
I have this day received from Mr. Cathalan at Marseille’s, a letter and bill of lading for a box said to contain 48 pots mustard and 36 bottles vinegar, by the Ship Franklin just arrived, which I shall forward to Washington, or its vicinity by the first proper opportunity. The expenses attending, when ascertained, will be transmitted to you— With great regard, I am, very sincerely yours MHi :...
In my letter of the 29th ultimo I advised you of the receipt of a case of mustard and vinegar, which I have shipped on board the Brig Celia. Capt. Mackinzie to the care of the Collector at Alexandria, and have requested him to forward it immediately to you— I also enclose a memorandum of the expenses I have paid, amount $6.95 I have not been called upon for freight— with great regard, I am,...
Immediately on the receipt of your letter of the 6th instant, I waited on the vice President and delivered to him the one enclosed— I then had the affidavits of the officers of the Revenue Cutter taken, which are herewith transmitted— I have the honour to be with great respect, Sir your obedient servant, MHi : Coolidge Collection.
Your note of the 9th instant I have had the honor to receive— The amount of duty ascertained on the stylograph is $3.67. which can be remitted when convenient— With great respect, I am, Sir, your obedient servant MHi : Coolidge Collection.
I have received your letter of the 6th instant, with $40 62/100 being in full for my advances and leaving a balance for Mr. Cheetham of $30—which I have this day paid to him and now enclose his receipt— I am with great regard, Sir, your obedient servant, MHi : Coolidge Collection.