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26 August 1810, Lisbon. Acknowledges the receipt of JM’s two letters of 17 June. Is convinced of the great value of merino sheep for farming and for domestic manufacturing and has purchased two hundred sheep for his own use. Has also taken the opportunity to purchase more than a thousand sheep with the idea of serving his country by shipping them to the U.S. for sale there. His fears about the...
I have the honor to acquaint you that the Junta of Etremadura having lately determined on selling the several Cabannas of Merino sheep which they had confiscated; I was enabled to purchase out of them one thousand Paular & one thousand Aguirres sheep. The Paular’s were the Prince of Peace’s Cabanna , and are esteemed one of the finest Cabannas in Spain , in point of form, size, and fineness &...
I had the honor to address you the 20th. Ultimo and in that letter begged that you would do me the favour to accept of a Marino Ram & Ewe. They are warranted of the best breed in Spain & a Certificate of their being such will be inclosed to Nicholas Gilman Esqr. I shall however take the liberty to inclose you the best of all vouchers, a sample of the wool I took from their backs, which I found...
I had the pleasure to address you the 20 th Ult o and took the liberty to request your acceptance of a pair of Merino sheep & that you would give the necessary instructions about them. I now take the liberty to inform you, that I have shipped nine rams & four ewes to by the ship Diana , Captn W m W. Lewis , for Alexandria ; out of which Mr Madison
Having lately, with some pains, been able to obtain a few Merino Sheep, warranted of the best breed in Spain, I hope that you will allow me the honor of presenting you with a Ram & a Ewe. I shall also take the liberty of sending a pair to Mr Jefferson. There are now two or three large vessels bound to Alexandria, in one of which I am in hopes of being able to provide them a passage. As the...
It is so often suspected that marks of attention, in the way of trifling presents, to persons in high Official stations, have some sinister intention, that I have always hesitated to shew these marks of regard least, from these motives, they should be received with reluctance; but when presented to persons out of Office, from whom no advancement of personal interest is expected, it must...
I had the honor to address you the 25th. Ulto. by the Brig Vestal of Hull, Lennant Jones, Master, acquainting you that in consequence of your instructions, I shipped on board the Brig Hetty Captn Morehouse in Octr. 1807 a pipe of port Wine say Lisbon Wine a pipe of Bucellos & a quarter Cask of port, which vessel being captured carried into England & herself with the rest of the Cargo...
I had the honor in my last private letter to acquaint you with my having shipped on board the Brig Betty of New York Captn. Morehouse, a pipe of Bucellos Wine a pipe of Lisbon & a quarter Cask of Port agreeable to your instructions. This vessel Sailed the early part of March last, was captured off the mouth of the Tagus, sent to England & there condemned vessel & Cargo, with the sole exception...
It is a common observation that the present is a time of Political Phenomena. The extraordinary events which have occurred within the last thirty years, on both sides of the Atlantick, will without doubt amply justify the assertion: but the United States has been the only Country during this period, and unhappily for mankind almost any other where the good of the people has been the sole seed...
The inclosed of the 23rd. Decr. is a copy of the last letter I had the honor to address to you via Falmouth to the care of R. W. Fox Esqr. and I shall now take the liberty to add some remarks to the Commercial observations in it, which I perceive that I omitted. I was not sufficiently explicit as to the price of Cod-fish in Cadiz; six dollars P quintal being the price by small parcels after...
The last letters I had the honor to write to you were dated the 3rd. & 18th. Ulto:. I sent a duplicate & triplicate of the first, the dupliplicate via Liverpool & the triplicate by the way of Falmouth. The original I intended to send by the Commerce, Captn. Robbins, but he finally took a freight for the Streights. Since the date of the last, little has occurred of interest in Portugal. It is...
The foregoing is a copy of my last via Liverpool. This will be sent to the care of Mr. Fox, our Consul at Falmouth. There is no news whatever from Spain, nor military from any other quarter. The Presidents answer to the Town of Boston was elegant & wise. The Law authorising him to raise the embargo, it appears to me points out the only circumstance which will authorise its being rais ed. I saw...
My last dated 28th. June, which I have transmitted by a private conveyance by way of Spain, stated the situation of pu blic affairs to that date. The subsequent events have doubtless been so fully detailed in the Public Papers which have reached the U nited States, as to render any very minute account unnecessary in this. The success of the Spaniards encouraged the People in this Kingd om...
The foregoing is a copy of my last, which I hope will reach yo u by a vessel going from Spain. Th is I forward by a Gentleman going to the south of Spain who may have some opportunity of sending it. Here the situation daily grows more critical. The french Govmt. themselves seem to be alarmed. Within four days part of the troops have been taken from the for ts to increase the guards in the City...
The last letter which I had the honor to address to you of the date of the 18th. April went via London & inclosed a letter from Mr. Erving. This gentleman by letter & Mr. Young in person will doubtless communicate to you that the Spanish Kings Charles & Ferdinand & the royal family, in general have abdicated the Crown of Spain in favour of the Emperor Napoleon, and of all the particulars...
The inclosed letter is a copy of my last respects of the 1st. Ulto. which went by the Brig Hetty Captn Morehouse to the care of Mr He t ter. Nothing material has occurred in Portugal since that time. Flour & grain is of course daily growing more Scarce & more dear, but it is hoped that with about Sixteen thousand barrels of flour which this Govmt have bought in St. Lucar & Cadiz, that there...
Notwithstanding the advice of the very extraordinary change w hich has recently taken place i n the fortunes of the Prince of Peace will probably reach you th rough various other channels I c ould not deprive myself of the opportunity of the Brig Maria, to communicate such reports as ha ve reached here & Cadiz on the su bject. It is said that about ei
Two or three gun boats & some r ow boats attempted to enter the Tagus the last night covered by a frigate & Sloop of War, but being discovered they were fo ed by the Bougie, a Small Castle, on a spit of Sand, at the mouth of the harbour. To take off the attention of the Castle from the boats & to Secure their retreat, the Sloop of War ed on the Castle, but in go in g about got aground &...
Inclosed are copies of the two letters which I had the honor to address to you under date of 18th: & 25th: Ultimo, the former of which went by the Ship Sally & Hetty Captn. Fleming & the latter by the Brig Fame, Captn. Howe for Philadelphia & Providence. In consequence of the impressment of several Seamen out of a Kniphausen vessel, which Sailed ten days or a fortnight ago, by the Squadron...
I was honored with your letters of the 30th. Octr. & 3rd. Novr. by the same post, they having come by the way of Cadiz, the vessel by which they were transmitted being turned away by the Blockading Squadron. It gave me much pleasure to hear that we had so good a harvest. Should contrary to the opinion I have formed from the British Orders of October & November, from the Speculative pieces I...
To day the general in charge granted the passports for the four American Vessels three of which, will sail tomorrow & the other abou t days hence. Since my last of the 14th. February, there has no thing worthy of notice transferred. With perfect Respect I have the honou r to be Sir, Yr most obedie nt Servt DNA : RG 59--CD--Consular Despatches, Lisbon.
The original of the preceding of the 29 Jany. went by the Brig Orlando Captn. Baty, and the duplicate with the originals of the 1st. & 5th. Feby, by the Brig Daniel Captn. Baill; Since then nothing material has taken place but that of the disarming of the Militia, of which the decree is inclosed. Some dissatisfaction has been excited by the contribution but it has not extended to any thing...
The last letter I had the honor to address to you was dated the 30th August. The sudden & extraordinary change which has lately occurred here has been attended with the seldom failing consequence of War. Has the human species endowed with the powers of resuscitation after laying in a torpid state some months, like some of the inferior classes of animated nature, and a person had just now awoke...
Some further detention of the Brig Da Bailes affords me an opportunity of enclosing to you the fourth de cree of the first instant, the three first of which were put under cover with my Official letter by the Vessel of the 29 ulo plublished to day, levying a co ntribution of Twenty millions of Dollars on Portugal. From what I understand to day General Junot has not any new title conferred on...
Captn Baty being detained in consequence of some irregularity in the passports of one of his passengers, which I have this moment, (at 9 p. m.) arranged, affords me the opportunity to acquaint you by him, that General Junot, yesterday formally took possession of the Government, of Portugal in the name of the Emperor, that he is appointed Governor General & Commander in Chief of all Portugal,...
The last letter I had the honor to address to you was dated a copy of which, with the duplicates of such letters as copies only were before sent on will accompany it. I was the other day told that the Prince Regent, although much alarmed at the advice of the entry of the French into Portugal, did not absolutely determine to leave the Kingdom, untill a Minoteur, I think of the 3rd. Novr. was...
The inclosures of the 21st: Ulto. 4th & 9th instant are copies of my three last letters which went by the way of St: Uber in the Brig Perseverance Captn: Atkins for New York & the Ship Active Capt: King for Philadelphia. I have now the honor to inform you, that after several applications, both verbal & written, Passports have been granted for our Vessels to proceed to Sea, with the promise...
Since the date of the letter which will accompany this, ie 21st. Ulto:; which has s at in my desk waiting the daily release of our Vessels in this Port (although a Duplicate has been sen t by the way of St. Uber) nothing Material has occ urred in this Place. Out of the great numbers of Vessels I understand were about Sailing from the United States, three only have got in, so that the Scarcity...
I have the honor to embrace the earliest opportunity of commu n icating the agreeable intelligence co ntained in the foregoing letter from Co lo. Tobias Lear of the differences between the United States & the Dey of Algiers b eing amicably adjusted which I have communicated to Mr Mr Erving & Mr Montgomery. I wish it was also in my power to state, that our vess
Inclosed I have the honor to hand you a copy of my letter of the 29th Ulto. mentioning the circumstances which occurred at & immediately preceding the departure of the Prince Regent; and I shall now take the liberty to detail those which have occurred subsequent to that event. About twenty four hours after the sailing of the squadron the first division of the French Army, consisting of six...