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Letter not found. 30 May 1810. Acknowledged in Cathcart to JM, 13 Aug. 1810 . Orders wine.
Letter not found. 16 July 1810. Acknowledged in Monroe to JM, 25 July 1810 . Concerns the employment of Bizet, a French gardener.
Letter not found. 17 October 1810. Acknowledged in Hooe to JM, 19 Oct. 1810 . Offers to purchase the merino lamb claimed by Hooe.
Letter not found. 15 June 1810. Acknowledged in Cathcart to JM, 13 Aug. 1810 . Orders wine.
Letter not found. 10 June 1811. Acknowledged in Jay to JM, 1 July 1811 . Discusses the smuggling of British goods from Canada into the U.S.
Letter not found. 5 July 1811. Mentioned in Jay to JM, 11 July 1811 . States that it would be agreeable to him if Jay’s request for permission to travel to Europe in a U.S. vessel could be granted but the secretary of the navy has made arrangements that will not allow private passengers.
Letter not found. 13 March 1809. Acknowledged in Cathcart to JM, 12 May 1809 . Orders wines.
It will be proper to take the steps suggested by Mr. Joy for obtaining further information. My enquiry as to Nootka Sound had reference to the grounds of the Brit. claim there, and its analogy to that of the U. S. at the mouth of Columbia. See Vancouvre’s acct. of the B. proceedings at Nootka: also Capt: Morris’s communication to Mr. Graham Ocr. 24. 1816. DNA : RG 59—ML—Miscellaneous Letters.
Letter not found. Ca. 14 December 1812. Offered for sale in the American Art Association Catalogue, 2–3 Dec. 1926, item 331, where it is described as an “Autograph Letter Signed … franked, December 14, 1812,… regarding an account.”
17 August 1812. Acknowledges receipt of Dinsmore’s letter of 5 Aug. [not found]. Has remitted $407 to Mr. Warnock and has received a receipt. Hopes to be at Montpelier soon. RC (owned by Robert G. Kaufmann, Wayne Township, N.J., 1985). 1 p.
¶ To James Leander Cathcart. Letter not found. 16 August 1815. Acknowledged in Cathcart to JM , 5 Sept. 1815 , where it appears to have to do with the delivery of and payment for a shipment of wine for JM .
Letter not found. Ca. 19 March 1809. Acknowledged in Maury to JM, 3 May 1809 . Mentions a small sum owed to Maury for a shipment of cheese.
Mr. De Neuville arrived here on Saturday and sets out this morning on his return. I inclose his letter of Credence with a note of the date of its delivery. Be so good as to have an answer to the K. of the Netherlands sent to me for signature. That to the K. of Wertemburg is returned. Friendly respects The inclosed letters from J.B. may be worth attention in estimating and comparing characters...
It is presumed that Dr. Judson is sufficiently respectable to be commended for his benevolent & patriotic views; and to be informed that they will be facilitated by suitable instructions to the post officers. These will be given by the Treasury & navy Depts. on a communication of this memorandum, by the Secy. of State. If the Secy. of State does not view Dr. J. & his plan in the light here...
There is much force in the reasons given herein for an appt. of a Successor to Genl. Smith, which I had proposed to delay till our return to Washington, if not till the meeting of Congs. Unless you think some other preferable on the whole to the Depy: Marshal, direct a Commission for him, or if you please a blank one, to be made out & forwarded for our signature. Yrs NN : Papers of James Monroe.
The boundaries between the Indian tribes are very uncertain in themselves, and difficult to be understood. As the expence of extinguishing their claims is inconsiderable, humanity and policy also may prescribe to the U.S. a double purchase as preferable to the risk of doing injustice; and creating hostile dispositions. On this principle the Govt. is proceeding, and will, as fast as...
Mr. Eno, the Bearer being authorized to select and receive the two Ewes allotted for J. Madison, by Mr. Jarvis, Mr. Hooe will please to furnish him with the oppy. He will pay also the freight & other charges. RC ( NN : Lee Kohns Memorial Collection). Docketed by Hooe.
Letter not found. 8 December 1810. Acknowledged in the Right Reverend James Madison to JM, 14 Dec. 1810 . Discusses the merits of an applicant. Refers to the documents accompanying his annual message to Congress.
I have just recd. yours of the 26. and return the projected answer to Adml. Cochrane, with a few pencilled alterations, which you will perceive the Scope of; and adopt, or remodify as you may think best. The last one is intended to obviate the apparent inconsistency occurring to you. The only ground on which the B. Govt. could properly, or prudently call the attention of this to the affair in...
The views with which the U.S. entered into the war, necessarily dispose them to a just peace. The promptitude with which the mediation of H.I.M. was accepted and the purpose of sending ministers to St.P. without waiting for the determination of G.B. is proof of this disposition. An armistice as sparing an effusion of blood, & as contemplating an auspicious result to the mediation, can not...
I have received yours of the 29th. of June, with the several papers sent with it. Under the difficult circumstances of the currency, and the obligation to attempt a remedy or at least an alleviation of them, the place you have in view is entitled to a fair experiment. You do right however in reserving a discretion to judge of the sufficientcy of accessions by the State Banks. Should there be a...
Yours of the 21st. is just recd. I am sorry to learn that your health continues to fluctuate, as well as that you are detained from your intended trip, which would doubtless aid it, by the causes you mention. I hope the next information will be more favorable. The omission to sanction the appt. of Commodore Lewis ⟨pr⟩oceeded from a misapprehension of your letter. I thought, on a hasty […] my...
I recd some months ago your letter of the 29th. of March last, with the Books which accompanied it. I delayed an acknowledgmt. of these favors, in the hope that I might find time to look into works, the subjects of which are so well calculated to excite attention. In this hope I have been disappointed, by a crowd of public occupations greater than was foreseen. And as the epoch approaches,...
I ascribe to the heat of the weather my not having yet had the pleasure of your promised visit. We hope when the obstacle is removed that we shall have the gratification increased by the company of Mrs. Monroe. Among the papers now forwarded is another note from Mr. F. His late ones breathe a spirit which it is difficult to account for without the painful supposition that he believes it not...
I have received from Mr. Graham the Communications to you from Algiers, which being copies I do not return. The course before us is obvious. The ground taken in the last instructions, must be adhered to. The Dey must distinctly understand, that altho’ we prefer peace we are prepared for War; and will make no change in the late treaty, nor concession of any sort to avoid it. It appears from...
I have recd. & thank you for the letters for Hamburg & Bremen, which will be transmitted from the Dept. of State. We ended our journey last evening. With the exception of a short pelting shower on the day we set out, the weather & the roads were peculiarly favorable. I found the prospects of the farmers generally far better than I had expected; The wheat fields much better, untill I reached my...
Col: McCobb has just handed me yours of the 3d. inst. The recommendations of him for the vacant office he seeks, appear to be decisive. I have referred him however to you for a communication of the result. That there may be no unnecessary delay, I write by the present oppy. to the Dept. of State, to forward immediately a blank commission to you, if there be one on hand already signed: and if...
Still without authentic information from Abroad. The Halifax papers expect Adml. Warren with a naval force, and an offer of peace. It appears that Wellington has gained a victory over Marmont; The extent of it not ascertained. From the West the accounts are that a B & Indn. force amounting to about 600 left Malden after the surrender of Detroit, to attack F. Wayne, & in case of success, to...
On perusing your letters to Mr. De Neuville, and Mr. Gallatin, some ideas occurred which induced me to put them on paper for your consideration. Those relating to the first letter are interlined with a pencil. Those relating to the 2d. are partly so, & partly penned on a separate sheet. In the communication to Mr. G. I thought it might be not amiss to suggest the several topics which he may...
I have recd yours covering the letters to Mr. Changuion & Genl. P. My hint as to the pecuniary arrangements for tracing the cases of the Negroes carried off was not meant to limit the amt. necessary for so important an object, but to diminish as much as possible the pecuniary discretion and the vague pretensions of the agents, so much perplexity having been experienced from such sources. I am...