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The inclosed Letters were received this Morning. As they relate to an interesting subject and one that may require immediate attention I have thought it my Duty to forward them to you, without waiting for the return of the Secretary of State. You will of course receive by this Mail from the war office, the official Report of our having got possession of Malden which was abandoned by the Enemy....
I have the Honor of enclosing you a Duplicate of my Letter by the last Mail and a Copy of the one I wrote to Mr. Morales. The Copy of his answer cannot be got ready in time for this Mail but the Substance may be found in my Letter to him for he agrees that I was correct in my understanding of what he Said. This day week we received by a Ship in a very Short Passage from New York the Presidents...
Mr Monroe left Town this morning with an intention of spending a few days at his Plantation. Among the Papers which he left with me I found this morning the enclosed from mr onis. I know not whether mr monroe was apprised of its contents as I have been out of Town for a few days and only returned yesterday but it appears to me that they may be considered as important I have therefore...
23 June 1805, New Orleans. “I have the Honor to inclose so many of the ‘Acts passed at the first Session of the Legislative Council of the Territory of Orleans,’ as are printed; and to say that the residue shall be forwarded, so soon as they come from the Press. “I have been induced to send on these Acts, in this form, as I understand it is the usage in the other Territories to do so; if...
I send you a Letter from Mr Adams of old date which was received yesterday. Those which it covers are of some interest and I believe you have not seen them before. I have also the pleasure to send a Letter from Mr Russell, and a Memorial from certain Merchants in Phia. relative to their claims on Denmark. Mr Forrest has returned from Baltimore and tells me that we may expect the translation of...
I send you the enclosed Letters from Mr. Adams, Mr. Shaler and Mr Montgomery all of which were received by the Northern Mail today. The Secretary of State will, I think from what Mr. Coles stated, probably be here, about the time they will return from your House. I have therefore presumed that it was not necessary to have Copies made for him, and as tomorrow will be Sunday, it would not be...
I should have answered by the last Mail, the Letter you did me the Honor to write me, expressing a hope that my Health was returning; had I not been so sick on the day of its departure that I could not sit up. In consequence of a powerful dose of medicine, I am some what better, and have begun again to take Bark tho: I very much doubt whether my Stomach is properly prepared for it. The City is...
I had the pleasure to receive this Morning your Letter of the 16th. covering the Bill drawn on you by Mr Rogers. As you have accepted this Bill, it will be paid at the Treasury without an order from you. I consider it therefore as unnecessary in this case to send your Letter to the Secy of the Treasury for your Signature. I shall however send you such Letters in future when I have occasion to...
Having heared on my way to this Place from Nashville that Colo. Burr had arrived at Bayou Peirre with his Party, and having seen a Copy of Letter which he wrote from that Place to Mr Mead, then acting as Governor, I pushed on as fast as I could, and arrived at Washington on the 30th. Ulto. where I found Colo. Burr. I immediately called on him and told him of the great alarm and agitation which...
The last letter which I had the honor to address to you (on the 29th ulto.) will give a general idea of the state of our affairs, at the time when it was written. Since then, some events have taken place, with which it is proper that you should be acquainted, and as I am particularly anxious to give you every useful information in my power, I have determined to send you copies of the letters I...
The Packet for the Secretary ⟨o⟩f State containing the Letters which I supposed you would wish to read, is left open—and put under Cover to you. I have supposed that this would be the most convenient arrangment. Should you prefer any other you will be pleased to let me know. Mr Barlow left us yesterday intending to Lodge at Marlbro: and to get to Annapolis early today. We have furnished him...
I had the Honor to receive your Note directing me to desire Mr. Short to name the fund on which he would draw. I have written to him accordingly and sent a Copy of your note that he may decide whether it was intended that he should direct his answer to the Secretary of the Treasury at NewYork, or send it to me. In either case some little delay must take place probably long enough to give you...
§ From John Graham. 31 October 1805, New Orleans. “I had the Honor to forward to you by the last mail a copy of the official Journal of the Governor of this Territory from the 22d Jany to the 1st of July last, as it stands on Record in this office. Both the Governor & myself wish to know whether you consider this the proper kind of Journal to be kept in the Secretarys Office, under the...
I had the Honor of writing you a few lines by the Post Rider who left this on Tuesday last for Orange Court House, and to send you the Dispatches which had just then been received from Mr. Pinkney and Genl. Armstrong together with several Letters from other Persons of which I enclosed a List. Among the Letters which accompany this you will find two from Genl. Turreau. One of these you gave me...
I had the Honor some time since to receive a Letter from you , covering one for the Baroness de Staël-Hols t ein which you wished me to forward to Stockholm —at the time I received it I had hoped that I should be able to send it by mr Russell in a few days—and therefore delayed acknowledging the receipt of the Letter until I could have the pleasure of telling you that I had found so good a...
Finding that Mr Coburn of this State has been very strongly recommended to the President as one of the Judges for the Territory of Orleans, & that in the Recommendations given him, no notice has been taken of his Knowledge of the French Language, I venture, at his request, to state to you, that he reads that Language with great facility—at present he does not speak it; tho he tells me he...
I am much mortified that my Letter of the 13th Inst: and more particularly, that the Papers which were under cover with it did not go on by the Mail of that day. I had sent to the Post office to let them know that we were preparing Despatches for you and the Governor of the Mississippi Territory and to enquire when the Mail would close. I expected that they would of course detain the Mail if...
I had the Honor by the last Mail to acknowledge the receipt of your Letter of the 24th. Inst. and to inform you that a Commission for Mr Freeman as Surveyor of the Public Lands South of Tennessee had been sent to the Treasury. The Papers for Mr Poinset have been made out agreeably to your direction and sent to the Secy of State who is now at Baltimore for his Signature. Mr P. will get to...
Mr Graham has the Honor to present his Compliments to the President and to forward the three inclosed Letters which have recently been received at this Office—he begs leave at the same time to inform him that Commissions have been issued to Mr Porter and Mr Sullivan agreeably to his Instructions DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
The inclosed Papers from Governor Claiborne were sent to the Secretary of State who returned them yesterday, with a request that the Letter of the 29th July and its inclosures might be sent to you. I have thought that it would not be amiss to send that of the 30th also. With Sentiments of the most Respectful Attachment I have the Honor to be, Sir, Your Humble Servant RC ( DLC ). Claiborne’s 29...
I fear you will be greatly surprised when you hear that the Letter which you sent to me, some months since for General Kosciuzko , is yet in my possession. you stated it to be confidential, and directed it to be sent with our Despatches. Since it came to my hands, no Despatch vessel has been sent to France , nor have we had for our communications to General armstrong , any conveyance which...
I do myself the Honor to put under cover with this, three Letters for you which were received by the Hornet from France yesterday. The Letters which you sent to me some time since for M r Maury at Liverpool I forwarded as you desired under Cover to M r Russell
§ From John Graham. 13 February 1806, New Orleans. “A Gentleman of this City lately handed me for perusal a manuscript copy in Spanish of a little work called the Geographical & Political Tables of Baron Humbold dated in Mexico in 1805. As I know not whether this work has ever been printed I take the Liberty of sending you a Copy of the Extracts I made under an impression that every thing...
Mr. Monroe who returned last Night has seen the enclosed, and directed me to send it to you. I am sorry to say that an unexpected delay has taken place in getting the translation which we had looked for, from Baltimore It seems that the Gentleman who undertook to make it, finds an Arabic Dictionary necessary to the completion of it, and that such a thing is not to be had in Baltimore. We have...
§ From John Graham. 8 September 1805, New Orleans . “I have now the Honor to inclose a Copy of all the Acts passed at the first Session of the Legislative Council of this Territory & shall very soon forward on a copy of those passed at their last Session.” RC ( DNA : RG 59, TP , Orleans, vol. 7). 1 p. Enclosure not found, but see n. 1. Graham doubtless enclosed a copy of Acts Passed at the...
I was very much surprised this Morning when Mr Smith told me you had not received Genl. Turreau’s Letters—relating to a Vessel which is building at Baltimore, as he says “for the revolted Blacks of St Domingo”—for I was fully persuaded that I put them under Cover to you with the Laws of the last Session which you wrote for. I yet hope that this will turn out to be the case, for I cannot find...
I had the Honor to write you by the last Post to let you know that a White Man had been taken up here for endeavouring to bring about an Insurrection among the Negroes, and I have now the Honor to inclose a Copy of a Letter from the Mayor of this City, giving the best account that can be had of this Man, of his Plans, and of the Progress he had made towards their execution. The Circumstance of...
Mr Jones of the Treasury informed me yesterday that Mr Gallatin wished me to send to you or to himself, copies of the Letters written to Mr Pinkney in the beginning of Decr 1808, enclosing Mr Campbell Report on our foreign Relations, and also a copy of Mr Pinkneys Letter giving an account of his Interview with Canning between the 10th & 23d Jany 1809. In compliance with this wish, I have now...
I had the Honor to receive your Letter of the 30th. Ulto this morning, together with two Packets exclusive of the one in which it came. I have not seen Mr. Forrest since his return from Baltimore. He is kept at Home, by the Death of his youngest Child. He sent me the inclosed Note, yesterday. I have received the Passport for the Hamlet, from Genl. Turreau & forwarded it on to Mr. Hill by the...
The enclosed was received yesterday under Cover to mr Monroe with a Letter from mr Pinkney requesting him to forward it to you. As mr Monroe will not return until tomorrow I have thought that I should right in sending it by the mail of today. I hope that mrs Madison has entirely recovered her Health; and that you find the exercise and partial relaxation from Business, which you are permitted...
I have the Honor to forward to you by this Mail a copy of a Letter received yesterday from Mr Robertson, and also copies of a letter from Mr Pinkney and its inclosures. The originals have all been sent to the Secretary of State. I retained for you the Quarterly Review and Cobbets Register, which came with Mr Pinkneys Letter. You will receive them by the Mail which takes this. I was very happy...
I had the Honor to receive your Letter of the 26th Ult: and immediately called on Mr Bradley, who promised to direct that the Letter for Mr Haumont should be sent on to Savanna. Of the inclosed communications from Governor Holmes and Mr Robertson, we have taken Copies for the Secretary of State as the Mail goes to Bath on Tuesday. I beg to be presented to Mrs Madison and to assure you of the...
I had the Honor to receive your Letter of the 7th. directing me to send a Blank Commission to Mr. Dallas for the Collector at Waldsboroug. We have Blanks with your signature for such Commissions but they want the signature of the Secretary of State. As there is reason to believe that he will be here today I hope it will be in my power to forward on the Commission signed as you direct that it...
I have the Honor to forward to you some English News Papers received at this office on Saturday. They were directed to the Secretary of State by Mr. Pinkney, and forwarded from New York by Mr Erwing. We received no Letter either from Mr Pinkney or Mr Erwing. It is stated however, in the News Papers that the latter is coming on from New York with Dispatches. There are private Letters in Town...
I had the Honor to receive this Morning your Letter of the 21st. with its inclosures. I immediately went to the Treasury, to hand the Papers which related to Mr E. Livingston’s Business to Mr Gallatin, for he has not as yet set off for Phia.; but I did not find him at his Office. I therefore left the Papers. They will probably go on to NewYork by tomorrows Mail, for Mr Livingston has written...
I received this Morning the Letter which you did me the Honor to write to me on the 30th Ult. and shall before next Mail look thro: the Registers left here by Mrs Skipwith for the purpose of ascertaining whether they contain any entries or Copies corresponding to the Papers you have asked for. Our Records do not shew that any delegated Power has been given by the President under the Law of...
I had the Honor to receive this Morning your Letter of the 26 th Feb y covering two Packets—the one for General Kosciuszko —the other for M r Short . I know of no safe oppertunity now offering for France ; but I presume we shall have one ere long and I will take care to avail myself of it, to send these Packets in the way you point out. I beg you to beleive, Sir, that so far from being a...
I arrived here a few days ago, after a very tedious passage from Natchez. If I am permitted to form an Opinion, from what I hear, the Situation of this Country is indeed an unpleasant one. All danger, however, I hope has passed away, but it has left the People here split up into various Parties, I had almost said Factions, for so warm have they been, that a difference of Opinion is not...
I went into the Country last Friday Evening to bring Home Mrs. Graham on Sunday, but owing to continued wet weather I could not get back until Wednesday Morning. I understand from Mr. Brent that he forwarded to you the L etters and Papers received during my absince, and executed the directions given in your Letter ( without date) which came by the Mail of Sunday. The Mail of last Night brought...
Mr Monroe wrote me from your House on the 20th. that copies of certain Letters in the Dept. were to be sent to you. By some accident however his Letter was delayed so that I did not get it until late the day before yesterday. I now enclose Copies of all these Letters except the official Letter to Mr. Harris, that I hope to be able to send on to you tomorrow. To these Papers I add an Extract...
In corroboration of what is stated in this Letter, it may not be improper to remark to the President that a Gentleman who was recently in this City from Caracas (Mr Picornell) stated to Mr Thos Brent that Mr Scott was held in some measure as a Prisoner and not permitted to carry on any corresp[ond]ence. This if true, accounts for the circumstance of no Letter having been received from him. I...
I had the Honor by the last Mail to acknowledge the receipt of your Letter of the 16th Inst. covering a Check for $1200—and requesting that I would remit you the amount in Virginia Notes one half by the last Mail and one half by this. In compliance with this request I had the Honor to send you by the last Mail (18th Inst) $200 in notes of the B of Virginia that were not cut, and the one half...
I recieved the Night before the last a Packet from you in which I found your Letter of the 19th. Inst. As the Gentlemen in Mr. Gallatin’s Office did not feel themselves competent to issue the orders necessary & proper in the Case of Genl. Turreau’s vessels, I yesterday transmitted to Mr Gallatin, an Extract from your Letter to me on that Subject; and today I have written a Note to Genl....
As the order of the Board of Health of which I have had the honor to inclose you a Copy in my Dispatch of the 29th. Decr. has been approved of, by His Catholic Majesty—it will probably occasion a great sensation in the United States, for against them, it seems to be particularly levelled. Satisfied in my own mind that our Government ought not to pass over this measure without some...
I have been unexpectedly so taken off by repeated interruptions that I have only a Moment to acknowledge the reciept of your Letters of the 30th. Ulto and to give some explanations of the inclosed Papers. The Letter for your Signature is to meet the payment of a Bill for $12,000 drawn by Colo. Lear in favor of Degen & Purviance & Co presented at this Office on the 2d. of Augt as I find from an...
§ From John Graham. 2 September 1805, New Orleans . “A White Man by the Name of Le Grand, who is from St Domingo has lately been taken up in this City and is now confined in Jail here, for having endeavoured to bring about an Insurrection of the Negroes in this and the adjoining Territories. “The details of his Plan, and of the measures persue’d by the Mayor of the City to arrest him, & to...
I hope you recieved the Letter I did myself the Honor to write you from Marietta on the 22d. Inst. as it contained a statement of some facts which I consider of At this Place they seem to know nothing of the Plans of Colo Burr and I am rather induced to think that he has not yet for him here. If he has they have made very little progress fo r all is quiet. The Reports indeed from Kentucky...
I have the honor to inform you, that the Court left Barcelona on the 8th. Inst. for Valencia, and on the same day Mr. Pinckney resumed his Journey for Italy. I accompanied him to Barcelona for the purpose of being presented as Chargé des Affaires, during his absence, in which capacity I am at present recognized. About ten days ago I returned to Madrid, and should have written you sooner, but...
The inclosed Paper was put into my hands yesterday by a Friend who called my attention to the Letter from Genl Turreau which it contains. There were parts of this Letter which did not appear new to me. I have examined our files and do not find such a Letter upon them. I have therefore supposed that this is probably a translation of the Letter from Genl Turreau which was returned to him on...
Stimulated by those powerfull motives justice and humanity which ough to actuate the brest of every sincer freind to his country, beg leave to adress your Excellency, on behalf of Capt. Pray, officers, and Soldiers under his command, during their residence at this post And the more so when we think that some persons from sinister viws whos conduct may have cros’t the line of Capt. Pray’s duty...