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New York, March 30, 1802. Seeks Dayton’s aid for client soliciting “the interposition of our Government with the Court of Spain for obtaining restitution of a vessel & Cargo seized in South America.” ALS , Joseph Hopkinson Papers, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
Your letter of the 5th. having gone in the first instance to Washington, and the mails having been much retarded by excessive rains, I did not receive it till yesterday. Having reason to believe that the President views such an interposition as you wish, in a light which places it beyond the sphere of the Executive functions, I can only express my sympathy in the painful situation you...
Th: Jefferson with his respectful salutations & the compliments of the season to Genl. Dayton, returns him the inclosed with thanks, which had been recieved by the Secy. of State. by a letter from Genl. Wilkinson at Ft. Adams Dec. 9. the troops would leave that only the next morning at Reveille, and he calculated that using all their oars, & travelling night and day, they would arrive at N....
I recieved your letter of the 6th. inst. requesting my interference to have you admitted to bail, and I have considered it with a sincere disposition to administer every relief from unnecessary suffering, which lies within the limits of my regular authority. but when a person charged with an offence is placed in the possession of the Judiciary authority the laws commit to that solely the whole...