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Mr. Erskine and Mr. Foster present their most respectful Compts. to the President, and return Madame de Stael’s Corinne for the Permission to peruse which they beg Leave to offer their grateful Acknowledgements DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Mr. Erskine presents his most respectful Compts. to Mr. Jefferson begs Leave to offer his sincere Thanks in his own Name & in that of Mr. Foster for the Loan of Madm. de Stael’s Corinne and on the Part of his Father for the Present of a Bag of Paccan Nuts, which He can assure Mr. Jefferson will be consider’d by Lord Erskine as a very high Compliment, & a most agreeable Present— DLC : Papers of...
I will take the earliest opportunity of forwarding to the Admiral on the Halifax station the deposition concerning James Lucas, which you enclosed to me in a letter you did me the Honor to write this day; & I have no doubt that proper attention will be immediately paid to his Case. I have the Honor to be with the Highest respect Sir Your most Obedt. humble Servt. DNA : RG 59-NFL-Notes from...
I had the Honor of receiving your letter on the subject of some seamen Citizens of the U. S. stated to have been impressed by some of the ships of his Britannic Majesty’s Squadron at Halifax. I beg leave to inform you that I will immediately forward the Depositions concerning them to the Admiral of that station who I have no doubt will pay the proper attention to their Cases. With the Highest...
I am charged by His Majesty to express to the Government of the United States His Majesty’s perfect Confidence in their good Sense and Firmness in resisting the unjust Pretensions contained in the Decree issued by the French government at Berlin on the 21st: of November, which if suffered to take Effect, must prove so destructive to the Commerce of all Neutral Nations. His Majesty has learnt...
I have the Honor to acknowlidge the receipt of your letter of the th Inst. respecting John White, who is stated to be an American Citizen, now detained on board His Majesty’s Ship E lephant, & about to undergo a Trial b y Court Martial for Desertion. I will immediately fo rward an application to the admiral on the Jamaica Station, to suspend thi s trial until the facts stated can be...
I beg leave to thank you for your obliging letter of the 20th. Inst., but as the Packet of next month will sail soon from this place, I will not trouble you with any Letters to go by the Wasp I am still in the dark as to the real state of things in England; but I expect the April Packet every hour. It seems certain that Buonaparte has met with more resistance than he expected, tho’ his...
I have the Honor to acknowledge the Receipt of your Letter of the 15th: Instant relative to the Schooner Morning Star of Providence, as also a Protest made by the Master and other Persons formerly belonging to the above mentioned Schooner. I have forwarded those Documents to the Admiral commanding His Majesty’s Ships on the Halifax Station, and will have the Honor of communicating to you such...
I have the Honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letters of the 7th. & 9th. inst. in answer to mine of the 4th. respecting "Certain British Seamen who have been guilty of mutiny & piracy", and have taken shelter in the United States. I am very sorry to find that the Government of the U. S. does not conceive that it would be justified by the existing Laws in causing the British Seamen to be...
I have this day forwarded the deposition concerning Richard Dickings, which you did me the Honor to enclose to me the Day before Yesterday, to Captain Douglas commanding His Majesty’s Ship Bellona and I have requested him to discharge the Man should the Facts stated of his being an American Seaman and having been impressed prove correct. I have the Honor to enclose to you the Copy of a Letter...