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28 March 1803, Le Havre. Thinking it interesting to the U.S. to be informed of European events, sends an extract of a 26 Mar. letter received from Paris which notes: “I think War inevitable, the Dutch Troops &c that went to take possession of the Cape good hope Are made Prisoners, that is, they are allowed to Land Under many restrictions and not to take the Country under their Government. A...
Thinking it interesting to the United States, to be informed of What is passing in Europe, I have taken the Liberty to send you an Extract of a Letter I have recd. from Paris of 26 inst. "I think War inevitable. The Dutch Troops &c that went to take posession of the Cape good hope Are Made Prisoners, that is, they are allowed to Land Under Many restrictions and not to take the Country under...
I take the Liberty to Mention to You that the Warren Captn. Hammond got well out the 6h.—& that I had the honor of forwarding for Mr Livingston the Copy of His former Despatches ⅌ that Vessell. It is with Sincere pleasure that I ad My Old friend Mr. Monroe Landed here the 8h. instant & set out this Morning for Paris Which he will reach the 12h. It will be agreeable to you to know on Mr....
9 May 1803, Le Havre. Wrote “some time since” soliciting JM’s recommendation of him as commercial agent at Le Havre. “I believe my friend Mr Monroe also Wrote you to same purpose. Not hearing of any Appointment being Made since Mr Dobel declind comeing here—I solicited Mr Livingston to Nominate Me that the Place should not be without an Official Agent Which after waiting to Consult Mr Monroe...
I had the honor of addressing you some time since, When I solicited you to recomend Me as a proper Person to act as Commercial Agent for this Port, And I believe my friend Mr. Monroe also wrote you to same purport. Not hearing of any Appointment being Made since Mr Dobel declind comeing here—I solicited Mr Livingston to nominate Me that the Place should not be without an Official Agent, Which...
15 May 1803, Le Havre. Reports the receipt “this Morning” of a 13 May letter from Livingston stating that Whitworth left Paris the evening of 12 May and directing Mitchell to arrange passage for “a Confidential Person” carrying Livingston’s dispatches, who “will leave Paris in a day or two after the date of His Letter.” Assures JM that “our Ministers have perfectly Accomplished the Wishes of...
I take the Liberty to inform You I received this Morning a Letter from Mr. Livingston of the 13th. saying Ld. Whitworth the British Minister Left Paris the preceeding Evening, Also directing Me to engage a Passage for a Confidential Person Bearer of His dispatches, that will leave Paris in a day or two after the date of His Letter. I believe I may venture to Assure you that our Ministers have...
21 May 1803, Le Havre . Wrote JM on 15 May via Boston that Livingston and Monroe had ordered him to arrange passage for a “Special Messenger with Dispatches.” Has engaged the brig Enterprize , Captain Wilcox, bound for New York, to carry Hughes and the dispatches. Feels “particular pleasure” that his first official act is “to transmitt a Treaty of so great importance” which “will afford so...
I had the honor of Writeing You the 15 instant via Boston informing You that by order of Our Ministers at Paris I was about to engage a Vessel to carry out a Special Messenger with Dispatches. I accordingly engaged the Brig Enterprize Bound for New York—ownd & Commanded by Captn. Wilcox—with Whom Mr. Hughes Who has charge of the Dispatches, proceeds. I feel particular pleasure that My first...
23 May 1803, Le Havre . “The Enterprize not being able to sail yesterday, I have to inform You that My letters from Paris assures Me Ld Hawksbury Mentioned in the House of Commons that Letters of Marc & reprisals had been issued against france—I think on the 17h. inst.” RC ( DNA : RG 59, CD , Havre, vol. 1). 1 p.; docketed by Wagner. On 16 May Lord Hawkesbury told the House of Commons that...