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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...
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...
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.
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 .
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.
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...
In a tour last summer I found a remarkable species of wheat, a Gentleman gave me four Kernels, with the following account, that a Gentleman in Vermont had imported a package of goods from China, after opening it he found from the straw threw out, a single blade which he cultivated and which produced the wheat. On the 15th September last I planted the 4 grains about 6 inches from each other,...
Your letter of the 11th. instant I have had the pleasure to receive, and feel my self very much obliged for the information it contains. Agreeably to your request, I called at the Custom house, and received the Collector’s account which is herewith enclosed. Wishing you every happiness, I am, very sincerely your friend, and obedient servant. RC ( DLC ).
Since my note to you of 5th October last with a copy of the proceedings of the late convention of this State, I have discovered, that another copy has been printed at Albany far preferable to the one I sent you, it RC ( DLC ). Fragment. Docketed “Gelston, D.” by JM . The letter has not been found, but the copy of the proceedings first sent was probably [Charles Glidden Haines], Two Speeches,...