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22 August 1801, London. Expresses his veneration of Jefferson’s philosophical, moral, and political character and admiration for the quality of his appointees. Desires office of Lisbon consulate if found worthy. Believes that recent political changes in Portugal will require Bulkeley, who is connected with a British merchant house, to withdraw. Offers Dearborn as a reference. RC ( DNA : RG 59,...
1 October 1801, San Sebastian. Appends a copy of a letter he wrote to JM from London. Subsequent changes reported in consulates in Europe lead him to believe Bulkeley will be removed even if political situation in Portugal does not change. Repeats desire for Lisbon post. RC ( DNA : RG 59, LAR , 1801–9, filed under “Jarvis”). 1 p.; preceded by Jarvis’s copy of his 22 Aug. 1801 letter to JM .
8 April 1802, Boston. Encloses his bond [as U.S. consul at Lisbon]; his sureties are two respectable Boston merchants. Has seen letters that arrived on a vessel from Lisbon 6 Apr. reporting that the prince regent of Portugal had ordered a quarantine of up to forty days on vessels from the U.S. “A measure so distressing to our Mariners, so injurious to our Merchants & so unnecessary at such a...
I have the honor to inclose one of the blank forms you did me the favour to give me executed, I presume agreeable to Law. The two Gentlemen who are my sureties, are both respectable Merchants of this place & Men of considerable prop erty. Such I prefer’d getting to any of my Family, as from our long acquaintance & several Commercial Connections they have had opportunities of knowing me...
23 April 1802, Boston. Notes that he last wrote to JM on 8 Apr. , with a postscript on 9 Apr., and states that a few days later “a Gentleman acquainted me that he thought it probable he should send a Vessel to Bordeaux, in which case I could have a passage, this he has finally concluded to do & I expect she will sail in ten days.” Has given up his plan to go to New York to get passage there;...
I had the honor to address you on the 8th. Inst with a postscript of the 9th. inclosing the Bond required. Two or three days after, a Gentleman acquainted me that he thought it probable he should send a Vessel to Bordeaux, in which case I could have a passage. This he has finally concluded to do & I expect she will sail in ten days. It has induced me to relinquish my design of going to New...
3 August 1802, Lisbon. Reports that he arrived on 1 Aug. and wrote the enclosed letter to the minister of foreign affairs the next day. Acknowledges JM’s letter of 6 May , which he received on his arrival; will “pay particular attention to the several claims against this Government for the Vessels siezed in the Brazils.” Notes that the quarantine “laid last winter” has been taken off. Has just...
I embrace the earliest opportunity to inform you of my arrival here the 1st. Instant which I yesterday communicated to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, as you will see by the annex’d, to which, from the tardiness of the Public Officers I probably shall not receive an answer for several days. On my arrival I was honored with your favour of the 6th. May last, acknowledging the receipt of mine of...
10 August 1802, Lisbon. No. 2. Forwards a duplicate of his last dispatch of 3 Aug. and part of the accompanying documents. Mentions that an American ship which arrived after a twelve-day voyage from Cadiz spotted nothing suspicious. “A letter from a private House in Cadiz” informed him that the emperor of Morocco had suspended hostilities against the U.S. for six months. “Another private...
Accompanying this you will receive a duplicate of mine of the 3rd. Inst with part of the documents, which were sent by the Brig Neptune Captn. Coleman bound to Alexandria. As in all probability you must have received the Copies of the letters of an earlier date than the 30th. June I concluded it was unnecessary to Copy those previous to that time, but confined myself to such as I suppos’d that...