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ALS : American Philosophical Society Being Established here about twelve Months and finding I have Acquired Business and Consequence in this Place Suffitient to Enable me to render your Excely. or the Honourable Cause you are Imploy’d in, any Services that May be Required on this Part of the Coast of Spain, I think it My duty to Make you A Tender of My Services and to Assure Your Excy. that...
From the Many favours and Civilitys I Received whilst I had the Honour of Paying you My Respects at Passy I am Bound in duty and Gratitude to Make you a Tender of My best Acknowledgements, which Please Accept. Since My Return to My House here about ten days Agoe I find no other Novelty than An Order from Court to the Governours of All the Sea-ports of Spain that they Shall Permit all Cruising...
I am Honourd with your Much Esteem’d Letter of the 24th, Nov. Since Which Should have had the Pleasure of Addressing you My Respects often but Was by the loss of a Vessel Unexpectedly Called to one of the Out Ports on this Coast Where I have been Kept more than two Months without being Able in that time to write to My House More than once on Account of the Very bad Convayance for Letters thro’...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I find Myself under the Necessety of Troubling your Excellency to Inform you, that Notwithstanding I have Every time that the foraigne Merchants Established here ware Called by the Governour to Declare of what Nation they ware, always declared and Subscribed Myself a Subject of the Thirteen United States of North America yet Yesterday on A proclamation of...
I had the honour of adressing your Excellency the 26th Ultimo advising that by the officious impertinence of the asesor to this Governour, I had been Arrested and my house Embargoed notwithstanding I had presented my Certifycate and Passport, given by the Plenipotenciarys of the united States Residing at Paris, and allso proved that I had always Subscribed a subject of those States, in the...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I had the Honour of Addressing your Eccelly the 26th: ulto. advising that by the officious Impertinence of the Assesor to this Governour I had been Arrested and my House Embargoed, notwithstanding I had Presented my Certificat and Pasport, Given by the Plenipotentiarys of the united States residing at Paris, and also proved that I had always Subscribed my...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I had the Honour of writing your Excely. the 29th June Advising that the Governour of Alicante had on the Declaration of the war Against England, Embargoed my house and put me under an Arrest until he Should know his Majesty’s Pleasure Concerning the Americans, and I Shortly after wrote you that the Minester of State el Conde de Florida Blanca on hearing...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I had the honour of writing Your Eccelly. from Madrid advising that I had by the Malicious asertation of a wretch in this place been ordered to return 20 Leagues inland and that I expected to have an Interview next day with the Minester of State, in which I succeeded so well on account of a letter you ware already pleased to write in my favour that he...
ALS : American Philosophical Society Presuming on the aquaintance I had the Honour of having with your good Self as well as with Mr Adams at Passy in Sept 78 I Without Invitation Addressed your Eccellancy the 26th of June last Advising that I had been Confounded amongst the English houses here and put under Arrest with them having My Effects Embargoed by the Governour on the first Notice of a...
ALS : American Philosophical Society Tho I have Not been honor’d with an Answer to any of My Respects to your Eccel: Since the begining of the War with Great Britain, yet I See with Pleasure that you have not Entirely dispised my Representations, and find you have Condecended to write Several times in my favour to the Conde de Floridablanca, Minister of State at this Court, Who by Order of his...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I Beg Lave to Refer your Eccellency to My Respects of the 2d Currt. Which Inclosed Copy of the Count de Floridablanca’s Letter to this Governour in My favour. And Since ’am Honourd by your Truly Esteemd of the 28th: Ulto. And ’am to Return you My Sincerest Thanks for the Attention you ware Pleased to Shew to my former Requests in your Interceeding with the...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I had the Honour of Paying my Respects to your Eccely: under the 18th Current and Since have your Truly Esteem’d of the 26th ulto and beg lave to Return you my best thanks for the Satisfaction you are Pleased to Express on Learning that I had been Quieted in my Establishment here by the favour of his Catholic Majesty, and Also for your good Wishes for the...
When I was Advised of your Arrival at Corunia I had the Pleasing hopes that Your Destination Was the Court of Madrid and Accordingly porposed myself the happiness of Paying you my devoirs there in the month of Aprile. I Also Presumed on taking the Liberty of Writing My Banker in that City Messr. Peter Casamayor & Co. to Make you a Tender of their Services in my Behalf, and to Supply you with...
I had the Pleasure of Addressing you the 5th Currente to Which Please be Referd and Since am Honour’d With your Truly Esteem’d Letter of the 31 ultimo and am Happy to Learn your Safe Arrival at Bordeaux on your Route to Paris. Your Thanks is Much more than an Equivilante for any Services I Wished to do you At Madrid. I onley Considred that as part of My duty, as well to Serve the united States...
After so long a Silence please permit me to address Your Excell y: with my sincere And Most Harty Congratulations on the success of Your Principal Negociations in Europe, Which has brought us to that Degree of Liberty and will I trust to that of Prosperity So Much Desired by Every Good American The War With all its Horrors and Confusion being Now At An End, You will no Doubt turn Your Views...
I had the Honour of Writing your Exc y: under the 26 ult o. Giving a Short Explaination of the Commerce of this place and its connections with the Northeren States. I also took the Liberty of Requesting a few lines of Introduction to Some of the Merchants your friends in Boston Marble Head Salem, &c, by which Means we May facillitate and Augment Very Much The fish Tread in that Quarter Being...
I have the Honour of your Esteemd Letter of the 18 June, and find it out of your Line to Give Introductions in Affairs of Commerce With which I Rest Satisfied, but more So as Not any Business of Consequence can be done with the States from hence, before the Navi n: of the Medeterranian becomes Entirely free for thier Flag I find I have Commited an Error in writing to the Moroccan Minister, as...
The inclosed for Your Excellency was deliverd me by John Lamb Esqr. who calling in here on his way from Mahon to N. York, was obliged to remain in Quarantine on Account of Some appearance of Contagion among the Spanish Slaves from Algeirs now on the Island of Minorca, and as he Could not come on shore desired I would be Very perticular in forwarding his letter, of which you will please do me...
Alicante, 26 May 1787 . Wrote by the last post and enclosed a letter from Lamb, “who is Yet in Quarantine.” A vessel arrived at Carthagena from Algiers last week brought news of the Dey’s death and the continuance of the plague. Has no other news except that he has been told that “the Cecession of hostillities with Napoles has not been Very Strictly attended to on the Side of the Pirates.” RC...
Alicante, 24 July 1787. Thanks TJ for his letter of 6 July; hopes that under the protection of TJ and John Jay the consulate of Alicante will not slip from him to another; has spent eleven years in “Close application to know the Language and Laws of this Country, the Commerce it is Capable of and disposition of the People”; asks TJ to write to Congress on his behalf; seeks no emolument at...
Alicante, 25 Aug. 1787 . Last wrote TJ on 24 July and has had no reply. Has letters from Algiers of 17 Aug. “which mention that the fury of the Plague was much Mitigated … Scarce two Persons were daily carried off by it whereas Some months ago the deaths frequently ascended to two hundred and twenty.” Deaths since 1 Jan. are estimated at 16,000 Mohammedans, 1,800 Jews, and 640 Christian...
Alicante, 15 Oct. 1787 . Acknowledges TJ’s letter of 10 Sep. and will follow his advice concerning the consulate. Has just received a letter from Algiers, dated 29 Sep., which states that the plague has subsided and that the people go about their ordinary business; has also been informed that the crew of a Russian ship, captured by the Algerines, has been ransomed through the mediation of the...
We arrived here 9th. Inst. and the Vessel for Virginia had sail’d the day before. Which we regret exceedingly, as the Character of the Vessel and Captain was good. We shall remain here Until the last of next week, to be inform’d of the determination of the French Packet. Mr. Limousin was so kind as to call upon us yesterday, his Opinion is that there will Sail a Packet, in three or four weeks....
My last to you was dated the 23d. September last. It mentioned my having received your Letters of 4th. 23d. and 30th. May. I have since been favored with four others, vizt. 29th. July and 3d. 10th. and 11th. August with the Papers mentioned to be enclosed. They have not been laid before Congress, although I transmitted them to the President for that Purpose; for a sufficient Number of Members...
The honour I had of an Acquaintance with your Excellency Shortly after your arrival at the Court of Versailles; and some friendly letters you was pleased to write me after my return to Alicante, together with my affection for the United States to which you have rendered so many Signal Services, Impel me to take the liberty of addressing you at this time with my Sincerest Congratulations on...
Alicante, 21 Aug. 1790. He has corresponded constantly with Mr. Carmichael and given him all the useful information possible about “Our Commercial and political affairs on this coast of the Mediteranean,” and did not trouble TJ since his letter of 15 Oct. 1787. Duty and inclination prompt him to congratulate TJ and the country on his appointment. “The Algerians continue to cruise on this...
Alicante, 13 Mch. 1791 . Refers to his of 21 Aug. 1790 and encloses letter from Algiers received yesterday. All is quiet in this quarter. Situation of Turks becomes daily more critical, according to best accounts from Constantinople. A very large Turkish vessel bound from Algiers to Constantinople captured lately by Russian cruiser. She was loaded with military stores and very large sum of...
Alicante, 17 July 1791 . He has been deprived of TJ’s favors since his of 13 Mch.—He encloses two letters “from one of our slaves at Algiers.” The pirates continue to cruise. A 20-gun “Xebeque” touched at Carthagena for water and provisions last Sunday after having been, he reported, 40 days in the Atlantic. Also, a 2-gun rowboat off Malaga spoke of several vessels now in quarantine here. But...
Alicante, 24 July 1791 . He has this moment received news from Algiers that at 6 a.m. on the 12th the Dey died and was immediately succeeded by Ali Hassan, who has been “in many instances our perticular friend,” about which he will write more fully by the next post to Lisbon and Cadiz. RC ( DNA : RG 59, CD ); endorsed by TJ as received 27 Oct. 1791 and so recorded in SJL . John Montgomery, by...
Alicante, 26 July 1791 . As reported in his of the 24th, Ali Hassan, “after having ordered the Aga to be strangled for an attempt to oppose him,” succeeded the late Dey of Algiers.—Ali had shown great wisdom and talents while minister of marine, an office he filled for many years until made prime minister. “He is considered as a man of uncommon Abilities and a Wise politician” who showed...