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I have the honour to inform you that I have this day drawn upon you, in favor of John Gavino Esqr. at 30 days sight, for five thousand dollars, on account of the United States of America, for their Barbary Affairs. With the highest respect & consideration, I have the honor to be Sir, Your mo. ob. St. Privately owned.
I have the honor to inform you that I have this day drawn upon you, in favor of John Gavino Esqr. for ten thousand dollars, at 30 days sight, on account of the United States of America for their Barbary Affairs. With the highest respect & consideration, I have the honor to be, Sir, Your mo. Ob. St. Privately owned.
Exchange for $12,000 dollars. At thirty days Sight of this my first of Exchange (second and third of the same tenor and date not paid) please to pay to the Order of Richard OBrien Esqr. the Sum of Twelve thousand Dollars, value received on account of the United States of America for their Barbary Affairs, and place the same to account, as per Advice from, Your Most Obedt Servt. Privately owned.
I have the honour to inform you that I have this day drawn upon you, in favor of John Gavino Esqr. at 30 days sight, for ten thousand dollars, on account of the U. States of America, for their Barbary Affairs. With the highest respect & consideration I have the honor to be, Sir, your mo. ob. St. Privately owned.
I have this day drawn upon you for Twelve thousand dollars, at 30 days Sight, in favor of Richard OBrien Esqr., for value received here, on Account of the United States of America, for their Barbary Affairs, which I pray you will have the goodness to honor and pass the same to Account. With Very Great Respect I have the honor to be Sir Your Most Obedt. Servt. DNA : RG 59--CD--Consular...
§ From Tobias Lear. 4 September 1805, “On board the U.S. Ship Constitution Tunis Bay.” “The bearer of this, Sidi Soliman Mellamella, goes to the U. States, to present himself before the President, as Ambassador from His Excellency the Bey of Tunis; as his Credentials &ca. will fully shew. He has been Ambassador from this Court to Naples and Genoa, appears to be a Man of Correct observation,...
22 October 1801, Cap Français . No. 13. Encloses decree of Toussaint opening some ports to neutrals. Has been too busy to make an intended trip to Port Républicain. Has received a letter from British agent Corbet complaining that American vessels clear from Jamaica for the U.S. then come to Saint-Domingue to buy produce with Jamaican profits. Has not replied in full but only stated that the...
The Vessel in which I have engaged my passage from this place to St. Domingo, will be ready to sail on tuesday; and if she should be delay’d beyond that time, it will be at my expense. If it should be convenient for you to have my instructions prepared by Mond[a]y, I will be in the City on that day and receive them. I presume you will either hear from Mr. Thornton before that time, or that he...
27 July 1801, Cap Français. No. 4. Reports that Toussaint has just arrived from Gonaïves, where he apparently spoke with British agent who had recently returned from Jamaica. Notes that British agent has not yet communicated with him; Lear will await his initiative. Expects to hold discussions with Toussaint “this Evening.” Comments on high reputation of Stevens—“he Appears to have served the...
19 August 1801, Cap Français. No. 7. Takes advantage of Stevens’s delayed departure to relay word that two British frigates appeared off the harbor on 17 Aug. One frigate boarded, then released, American schooner Commerce as it entered port. Has not heard of their capturing any American vessels, although several left earlier. Encloses an order from Toussaint halting payments from the treasury...