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30 March 1802, Bristol. “As the Vessel is now on the point of Sailing I have only a moment left to enclose you the London Gazette Extraordinary, of yesterday’s date, containing an Acct. of the Signing of the Definitive Treaty of Peace, at Amiens, on the 27h. Instt.” Also encloses a few more newspapers and the last London price current. RC ( DNA : RG 59, CD , Bristol, vol. 2). 1 p. Enclosures...
Mr. Vanderhorst having some expectation that his Son may be at Washington or in its neighbourhood, about the Period the enclosed Letter to him may reach Mr. Madison, Begs, that if such circumstance Should come to Mr. M.’s knowlidge, and an opportunity should offer for conveying it to him, that Mr. M. will have the goodness to embrace it, or should this not be the case, Mr. M. will be so...
25 September 1802, Bristol. “On the other side is a Copy of my last respects of the 13t. Instt.… Our Harvest is now nearly closed and as the weather for gathering it has been very fine, there remains no doubt of its being excellent in quality as well as very abundant.” Encloses newspapers and a London price current. RC ( DNA : RG 59, CD , Bristol, vol. 2). 1 p. Enclosures not found. A full...
15 May 1802, Bristol. Reports the case of Mason Ryan, an American seaman discharged from the Bristol infirmary, for whom he booked passage on the ship Alexander , Capt. Ebenezer McIntosh. The captain refused to accept the infirm sailor, preferring to pay the $30 penalty once in the U.S. “Having no power to compel him either to receive the Man or to pay the penalty,” reports the case to JM so...
3 May 1802, Bristol. Forwards copies of his last letters, which were sent by the Bristol packet via Boston, a letter from Rufus King, and newspapers. “The Season here continues remarkably fine for Vegetation,… in consequence of which, and the late favorable Harvest, the prices of all kinds of Provisions have fallen considerably.” RC ( DNA : RG 59, CD , Bristol, vol. 2). 1 p. Vander Horst to...
I did myself the honor of writing to you yesterday by this conveyance, and have now that of ha nding you the enclosed letter to me from Marcus Lynch Junr. Esqr. to which I beg leave to refer you, & at the same time to request the favor of your Interest in obtaining for him (should it be v acant at the Period this Letter may reach you) the place he therein solicits. This Gentleman’s character...
21 April 1801, Bristol. Has received no letters from State Department since writing his of 18 Mar. Notes that papers transmitted (which include London prices current) report two great events in northern Europe. Will not conjecture on possible consequences except to say he is not sanguine of peace but fears the contrary. Reports that provisions continue to decline in price; weather has been wet...
Bristol, 3 Sep. 1793 . Contrary to his 1 Sep. letter by this conveyance, in which he reported advice from Messrs. Hellicar, the most considerable corn factors here, that British ports were to have been closed to foreign wheat, they just now inform him of an announcement in the last Gazette that they will be permitted until 30 Nov. at the second low duty of six pence per quarter. This seems to...
The Preceding is a Copy of my last of the 12h. Ulto. ⅌ the Sa lly, via New York, since which Period I have not had the pleasure of hearing from you, but have now that of handing you an Acct. of the c harges made for lights, Quarantine &Cc. at this & the other Ports within my District, on British & on foreign Vessels entering them, which I could n ot possibly procure sooner or they would have...
Since my last respects to you of the 15h. of May I have not been honored with any of your favors. For some time past the weather here has been u ncommonly cold for the season, which I am apprehensive will hav e an injurious effect on the growing crops, particularly Wheat, tho’ th e fields at Present wear a much more Promising appearance tha n could, under such circumstance, have been expected,...