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My last of the 23d. May informed you of the Sailing of Mr. Hughes ⅌ the Experiment for N York with dispatches from our Minister at Paris. The Present will be handed you ⅌ Mr. Jay Who is Charged with Copy of the Treaty of Which Mr. Huges was Bearer of the Original and which I hope may Arrive after a short passage. The only inteligence I can Communicate is that the Entrance of this port is...
I have the Honor to transmitt You the Returns of the Vessells that Have enterd and departed from this Port, since the last return was made you; there are but few remaining in port and I much fear the War will entirely deprive this place of its Commerce with the United States which will at same be injurious to Us, This being the only port from Brest to Dunkirk Where our Vessells can lay afloat....
21 July 1804, Le Havre. “Since mine of the 5h. I have received the Returns from Dieppe of the Vessells enterd at that port [not found] & forward it ⅌ this Occasion. This Day the Embargo is raised and I hope the Vessells detaind at fecamp & Dieppe will be able to sail. I forward the last News papers from Paris.” RC ( DNA : RG 59, CD , Havre, vol. 1). 1 p.; docketed by Wagner as received in October.
June 1803, Le Havre . Informed JM in his last letter of 23 May that Hughes sailed in the Experiment for New York with the original of the treaty and dispatches from the U.S. ministers in Paris. This letter is carried by Jay, who bears a copy of the treaty. “The Entrance of this port is constantly watched by British ships of War.” Has heard of no American ship that has been “molested or...
13 March 1804, Paris. “The port of Havre continuing in State of Blockade and for some months past Without a single American Vessell—or any Business What ever doing in the Port, I have taken advantage of the moment to come here to look after some private Business (of Claims) but return in a few Days. Hearing of a Vessell sailing from Dieppe for Balto. I cover to care of Colo. Smith the last 3...
I have the Honor to forward You two packets (papers) & two Letters I received from our Minister at Paris. The one under this cover, is some what soiled, haveing at the desire of Mr. Armstrong kept it constantly about me from the Moment of my being Captured. My long detention in England upwards of 2 Months, causes thees Letters to be now of old date. But no Oportunity offerd me to return for...
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...
§ From John Mitchell. 10 April 1806, Paris. “At same time that I cover You Copy of my last of the 10th Ulto. I take the Liberty to give the substance of an article that has appeard in the journal of Commerce this day as from Hambourg —— of April 1806 ‘Yesterday the British Consul gave orders to all the Captns of Vessells of His Nation to quit the Port in 24 hours. In consequence, many saild...
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...
I now take the Liberty of addressing You, for the purpose of mentioning the rigid measure the Law passed here the first Messidor (of Which I sent you Copy) is caryed into force. July the 10th. The Ship So. Carolina Captn. Steel of NYork Arrived here from that place, with a Cargo of Cotton Coffee &c. As this vessell saild before the 1st. Messidor, there was no Certificate from the french...