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Agreeably to the advice of Friends, I made application (Jany. 6th. 1803) through the Hone. S. L. Mitchill, for an appointment to a foreign Consulate. Under date of 26th: Dr. Mitchill wrote me that he had handed the application to the proper officer of Government for presentment to the Executive, & observes, "Since which I have had some conversation with Mr. Maddison, but did not learn any...
30 July 1804, New York. “About eighteen months past I expressed my wish, through Dr. Mitchill, to obtain a foreign commercial agency from the Executive of the US—since which time I have heard nothing from the Executive on the subject. The distressing irregularities which are now practiced on the west India station, may, possibly, render it expedient to establish an Agency at Gaudaloupe or...
Possessing but little self confidence, it is with great diffidence that I address you, with an offer of my services to the Public.—Some eight or nine years ago, I was solicited to accept a Consulate Office at some important Port among our commercial relations in foreign Countries—my engagements in Commercial pursuits then were such, that self-interest forbade my acceptance—but I have since...
Having some years ago addressed you through my friend Mr Hillhouse on the Mint establishment without success, I feel a diffidence now; which nothing but the hope of serving you could surmount—I have a Ship now loading for Lisbon, which will sail on sunday next—My Brother Wm Hart will go out in her on business for me—he has a Letter of Introduction from Dr Dwight President of Yale College, to...
The establishment of a national Mint presents me an opportunity of petitioning your Excellency for the Office of Treasurer in that Department—Being disengaged from other Business, my wish will be to serve my Country, in that way, by faithfully discharging the Duties of my Station, so long as I may preserve the Confidence of the Public. My Character I submit to my friend the Hon. J. Hillhouse...