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In behalf of myself and the gentlemen concerned in the sloop Jane and cargo, I beg leave to enclose you the Captain and people’s protest, which will fully shew you the insult done to the american flag, and they still continue to detain the property. I also return your obliging letter to Mr. Skipwith who had left Martinique before it arrived there. The purport of the present is to request the...
Your obliging favour 9th. Inst. came to hand per post, consequently we have not had the pleasure of seeing Mr. Skipwith. On a consultation with the other Gentle. concerned, We have concluded it will be best to make our first Tryal at Martinique; should we not succeed, we shall at least possess ourselves of all the material Evedence, and get our papers all properly authenticated, that we may be...
The Enclosed publication has appear’d in the Philadelphia Papers. From its Nature (If fully Insisted on) It seems to Exclude all American Exports in our Own Bottoms going to England.—You will confer a very particular favor by informing me What your Opinion is on this Subject and whether the Clause of the Navigation Act will go to the prevention of American Ships Carrying American produce to...
From the number of vacancies that have lately happened in the Army I am Induc’d to apply for an Ensigncy for Mr Benjamin Anderson a Young robust Farmer of this County of respectable connections & in my Opinion extremely worthy of a Commission[.] Permit me to hope that he will meet your Approbation & that his name will be among the new appointments. Mr Anderson thinks, that he will be able to...
Before I receivd your Letter of the 8 Inst. I had Convers’d with Mr. Randolph who had nearly Satisfied my Mind. I had his permission to mention Such points of our Conversation as tended to Allay the fears of the people relative to a War & I have taken the Liberty to use some parts of your Letter to serve the same desireable purpose. These are those parts that prove the Imprudence of a...
Yours of 17 Inst. I have recd. The late proceedings of the Executive give satisfaction to every Body. It is only Askd—why was not this done sooner to which I have answerd—that the President had promised lenient Measures & depended on the promise of Mr Genet respectg. the Vessells Commissiond in America being orderd off not to return & that he had pledgd his Honor to grant no New Commissions....
Since my last I have inquird most particularly & find that there was not the Smallest Ground for the Report of Rendezvous houses being open’d for an Expedition to Providence. The Aristocratic French said that the Intention of the Volunteers being askd from the French Mercht Ships to man the Ships of War was to go agt. Providence & People generally wishing the Destruction of that Nest of...
[ Baltimore, September 16, 1794. On September 19, 1794, Hamilton wrote to Smith : “I have had the pleasure of receiving your two letters of the 16th: instant.” Neither letter has been found. ] Smith referred to one of these letters when he wrote to William Pinkney, president of the Maryland Council, on September 21, 1794, as follows: “… In Consequence of a Letter I wrote to the Secretary of...
The Post of Marshall for the District of Maryland having become Vacant by the removal of Colonel Ramsay, I am solicited by the Friends of Mr Jacob Graybell (that Gentleman having marched against the Insurgents) to entreat your Excellency in his behalf. The Connections of Mr Graybell are very respectable & numerous—he has been employed by Coln. Ramsay as Deputy Marshall—In which Office from his...
The Inclosed was this Moment deliv⟨er⟩d me by Capt. Buchanan of the Pomona just Arrived from Hallifax —I receivd it Open. My Money on Board the Pomona was Cleared in the Court of Admiralty at Hallifax, owing I have every reason to believe to the Letters of Mr Hammond. I am sir, your Obedt servt ALS , DNA : RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters. The enclosure from Capt. Boyd Buchanan has not been...