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28 May 1804, Navy Department. “We are in want of a Set of the Laws of the United States for Commodore Barron, and if you can furnish me with a Set I will be oblidged to you if you will do it.” Letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 45, Letters to the Secretary of State). 1 p.
§ From Robert Smith. 3 July 1805, Navy Department. “Will you be pleased to send me an order on the director of the mint, to permit George Harrison esquire navy agent at Philadelphia, or an artist under his direction to use the machine for striking coins in the case of the medal for commre. Preble—& to furnish the necessary aid in preparing the steel to sink the die on.” RC ( DNA : RG 59, ML );...
§ From Robert Smith. 23 January 1806, Navy Department. “I have the honor herewith to conclose [ sic ] for your information a copy of my letter to Captain S Decatur jr and Doctr Go Davis, with their answers relatively to the Tunision Zebeque and prises captured in the spring of 05 by the fregate President.” Letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 45, Letters to Secretary of State). 1 p. For enclosures, see...
§ From Robert Smith. 6 March 1806, Navy Department. “I enclose for your perusal a copy of a letter from the British Consul at New York to Captain Chauncey, & a copy of Capt Chauncey’s answer. “Capt. Chauncey commands the Brig Hornet now at New York.” Letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 45, Letters to Secretary of State). 1 p. Enclosures not found, but see n. 1. The letters presumably dealt with Thomas...
A man of fair character has this moment informed me that a Captain Cowper of Norfolk has lately been at St. Augustine and then became a Spanish Subject, that he engages to equip for the Spanish Service three privateers, that he has been equipping one at Norfolk, that a person of the name of Robinson is to be one of her Lieutenants. Under the supposition that this may be the vessel mentioned to...
By direction of the President of the United, Commre. Saml. Barron was on the 6th. Octr 1806, directed to proceed to the place where the Impeteux was destroyed for the purpose of ascertaining whether she had been destroyed within the jurisdictional limits of the United States. This Service was performed by him & I believe you are in possession of the result of his enquiries. The commre. now...
I deem it proper to intimate to you that the lowest Sum to be paid for the passage of Mr Purviance in the West is fifty Guineas. Respectfully DLC : Papers of James Madison.
The Blanks in the Commission, & in your letter to the Commercial Agent of the United S: at Batavia I have filled with the name of John W Clallan Esqr. and the following is a copy of a note by me signed and annexed to your letter. Resp DNA : RG 45—Letters to Secretary of States.
I enclose you a copy of a letter from Messrs. Carl & Allston with their Signatures for your information. DNA : RG 45—Letters to Secretary of States.
By a letter addressed to me by Col. Wharton, I perceive that the services of all the officers in the Marine Corps are now necessary. He wishes to be informed how he is to consider Mr. Coxe one of the Lieutenants of Marines, now consul at Tunis, and that I may be enabled to give to Col. Wharton the necessary information upon this subject, I ask the favor of you to inform me of your intentions...