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I wish not to be considered as the entire representative of the fishery from Dunkirk, but as an individual much interested therein, whose influence may be supposed to extend to his family connections. In order to ascertain this degree of actual and probable representation I will state the different interests in the fishery as it now exists both out of, and in the port of Dunkirk, under the...
I have now the honor of inclosing to you a copy of the letter of Sep. 16. which I had that of writing to his Excellency the Count de Monmorin, with the papers therein referred to, and of solliciting the order I have asked for. The originals were sent at the date before mentioned. Notwithstanding the refusal of the houses of Schweighauser & Dobree and of Puchelberg to settle their claim against...
I am now to acknolege the receipt of your favors of the 16th. and 23d. Ult. and to thank you for the intelligence they conveyed. That respecting the case of the Interrogatories in Pennsylvania ought to make noise. So evident a heresy in the common law ought not to be tolerated on the authority of two or three civilians who happen unfortunately to make authority in the courts of England. I hold...
Having occasion for a correspondent in your line in the city of London, I take the liberty of addressing myself to you on the recommendation of my friends Mr. Trumbull and Mr. Paradise. In the execution of my commissions, I would wish you to attend to the following general rules. When I name a particular edition of a book, send me that edition and no other. When I do not name the edition,...
I trouble you with the two letters herein inclosed. I hope you note my postages and pay them out of my funds, as the contrary would deprive me necessarily of the convenience of your cover. The letter to Payne is left open for your perusal. You will see that I have referred him to you for paiment of this bill which will be a little over 20. guineas. My reason for this is that as you will have...
I have the honor to inclose you by Mr. Parker the act of ratification by Congress of the loan of a million of florins for which Mr. Adams executed and deposited bonds with you in March last. You then supposed that if the new constitution should be adopted, these bonds might be disposed of readily and advantageously. That adoption has taken place; and I should be glad to have your present...
Your favor of the 29th. September is duly received. Monsieur Aleaume had sent me, in the month of August, the letters of procuration to be legalised and sent to America. The expression in his letter was ‘que M. le comte de Cambrai espere que vous voulez bien legaliser et faire passer en Amerique. ’ An opportunity occurring just at that time of sending them to Charlestown, I availed myself of...
Be pleased to pay to M. le C. de L. 2750 livres in full for all rent due or to become due for the house I hold of him till the determination of our lease which is to be on the 16th. of Apr. next according to our agreement of this day, of all which this order and his receipt will be witness. Dft ( DLC : Short Papers); on scrap of paper bearing this notation at bottom and upside down: “so as...
J’ai l’honneur de vous prevenir de la resiliation que je fais du bail de la maison que j’occupe de vous, dès le seizieme jour d’Avril de l’année prochaine, selon le privilege qui m’a eté donné par l’acte de bail meme de le resilier à tel moment qu’il me conviendroit, en vous en avertissant 6. mois d’avance. Pour cet effet j’ai l’honneur de vous ecrire cette lettre, double, dont vous aurez la...
Accept, my dear Kitty, this collection of the Antient Moralists. They will amuse you less now, but more hereafter. You will read them with pleasure, when the giver will no longer exist but in the memory of a very few. Be you of that number, my dear; and render some portion of your esteem to him who has a great deal of affection for you. N ( NN ); this presentation inscription, in TJ’s hand, is...
I take the liberty of troubling your Excellency on the subject of the Arrêt which has lately appeared for prohibiting the importation of Whale oils and Spermaceti, the produce of foreign fisheries. This prohibition being expressed in general terms, seems to exclude the Whaleoils of the United states of America, as well as of the nations of Europe. The uniform disposition however which his...
I thank you, my dear Madam, for the charming glass you have sent me. The beauty of the form had struck me at your house, where all is beautiful, and I meant to trouble your maitre d’hotel only, with the commission you have been so friendly as to take on yourself. Coming however from you, it is doubly precious. It shall stand by my own plate every day, and suggest the health I am to drink, and...
In 1779 his Majesty ordered a small squadron to be equipped at his expence, to perform an occasional cruize. For reasons known to the court Documents only, they chose it should sail under the American flag, and an American commander. Captain Paul Jones was named Commodore for this purpose. M. de Sartine 1784 Jan. 12 (then minister of marine) requested of Dr. Franklin that the American frigate...
I have duly received your two favors of Oct. 10. and 17. and also the books from Lackington’s. I inclose a small additional note for Mr. Payne the bookseller, which I will beg the favor of you to send him immediately, as it may possibly be in time to come with the parcel formerly desired. I inclose you also a letter from Mr. Paradise to his friend and merchant Mr. William Anderson. The first...
It is long since I have done myself the honor of acknoleging the receipt of any of your favors. In the mean time those of June 28. July 25. Aug. 9. and 20. have been received. The reason of my delay was a constant expectation of hearing that the wine of Haut brion was on it’s way, and that you would draw on me for it’s cost; which shall be paid whenever you please to draw. If the wine has been...
I have now the honor to acknowledge your favors of the 30th. Sep. 5th. 6th. 7th. and 17th. of Octob. which I should have done sooner but that there was no new occurrence well ascertained and worth communicating. I think it now pretty certain that an alliance is entered into between England, Prussia and Sweden, to which Holland is to accede so as to make it quadruple. The Prussian army is on...
I have duly received your favors of the 10th. and 23d. of Octob. and sincerely sympathize with you on your sufferings, without being able to relieve them. Nor can I even conjecture what Congress will decide as to the Brussels proposition. I should be puzzled myself to suggest any thing better at this moment. You have doubtless heard that N. Carolina has thought it best to propose amendments to...
I am honored with your letter of Octob. 16. in answer to mine of Oct. 3. by which I find we are not to count on the immediate filling up of the last loan. There are important purposes which ought not to remain unexecuted a moment after money sufficient for them shall be obtained. In order to judge of this it will be necessary for me to know from time to time the state of the funds in your...
I wrote you on the 1st. instant. A hope that the present may reach you before Mr. Payne the bookseller sends off his package of books, induces me to pray you to send me at the same time 4. ream of 4to. copying paper of the best and whitest quality from Woodmason stationer Leadenhall. This can come packed in the same box with the books. I have no news from America since early in September. The...
I should not so long have delayed answering your favor of the 6th. of Oct. but that I have been extremely engaged, and particularly by the Arret of Sep. 28. which prohibits the importation of foreign whale oil, without any exception in our favor. At length I have a prospect of obtaining an exception for American oil. Should any arrive before the matter is finally decided, the Ministers...
I have the honour to inform your Excellency that there will be an opportunity of writing to America by Monsr. Terrasson who leaves Paris on Sunday the 16th. instant. As you were pleased to inform me that the Consular convention was ready for signature, I will do myself the honour of waiting on you at Versailles tomorrow (Friday) at ten oclock in the morning to finish that matter, that I may...
In my letter of Dec. 21. 1787. I had the honour of acknoleging the receipt of your two favours of July 27. 1787. which had come to my hands Dec. 19. and brought with them my full powers for treating on the subject of the Consular convention. Being then much engaged in getting forward the Arret which came out the 29th. of Dec. and willing to leave some interval between that act, and the...
Convention entre le Roi très-Chrétien et les Etats-Unis de l’Amérique à l’effet de déterminer et fixer les fonctions et prérogatives des Consuls et Vice-Consuls respectifs. Sa Majesté le Roi très-Chrétien et les Etats-Unis de l’Amérique s’étant accordés mutuellement par l’Art. XXIX du Traité d’Amitié et de Commerce conclu entr’eux, la liberté de tenir dans leurs Etats et ports respectifs, des...
Convention between His most Christian Majesty and the United States of America, for the purpose of defining and establishing the functions and privileges of their respective Consuls and vice-Consuls. His Majesty the most Christian King and the United States of America having by the 29th article of the Treaty of amity and commerce concluded between them, mutually granted the liberty of having,...
Whale oil enters, as a raw material, into several branches of manufacture, as of wool, leather, soap: it is used also in painting, architecture and navigation. But its great consumption is in lighting houses and cities. For this last purpose however it has a powerful competitor in the vegetable oils. These do well in warm, still weather, but they fix with cold, they extinguish easily with the...
My last to you was of the 31st. of July: since which I have received yours of July 24. Aug. 10. & 23. The first part of this long silence in me was occasioned by a knoledge that you were absent from N. York; the latter part, by a want of opportunity, which has been longer than usual: mr. Shippen being just arrived here, and to set out tomorrow for London, I avail myself of that channel of...
Often sollicited by persons on this side the water to enquire for their friends in America about whose fate they are incertain, I can only hand on their requests to my friends in America. The inclosed letter from the Chevalier de Sigougne desires some enquiry after his brother whom he supposes to have settled at Todd’s bridge. As this is within your reach, I must refer the request to your...
My last to you was of the 31st. of July: since which I have received yours of July 24. Aug. 10. and 23. The first part of this long silence in me was occasioned by a knoledge that you were absent from N. York; the latter part, by a want of opportunity, which has been longer than usual: Mr. Shippen being just arrived here, and to set out tomorrow for London, I avail myself of that channel of...
Since my letter of Sep. 5. wherein I acknoleged Mr. Remsen’s favor of July 25. I have written those of Sep. 24. and of the 14th. inst. This last will accompany the present; both going by the way of London for want of a direct opportunity. But they go by a private hand . No late event worth notice has taken place between the Turks and Austrians. The former continue in the territories of the...
I send you my dear Sir my Observations on the Whale fishery. The translator and printer have been cruelly long about them. I send copies of them to M. de Montmorin, Luzerne, Neckar, and Lambert. You know there was a blank left at the end of the arret shewn us on Sunday night, as to the manner of proving our oil. I suspect Chardon so much, that I shall not be easy without knowing how it is...