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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...
Since I had the Honor of seeing you this morning, I have referred to a letter from His Majesty’s Consul at Norfolk, which I found announced the arrival of His Majesty’s Ship The Cambrian in Hampton Roads on the 29th. of last month having sprung her Bowsprit. This circumstance will I hope account satisfactorily for the Cambrian having enter’d one of the Ports of the U. S. after the Proclamation...
I have the Honor to lay before you a short Statement of the Facts respecting certain British Seamen who have been guilty of Mutiny, Piracy, and an Attempt to murder their Officers, and have taken Shelter in the United States. His Majesty’s Ship Bermuda having on the 12th. of September last, detained the American Brig Cincinnatus and put a Prize Master and some Sailors on board, with orders to...
I have the Honor to enclose a Copy of a Note addressed to the Ministers of Friendly and Neutral Powers, resident in London, by Lord Howick His Majesty’s Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, notifying the Cessation of the Blockade from the River Elbe to the River Ems, both inclusive. I avail myself of this Opportunity of informing you, that His Majesty’s Ship the Cambrian sailed on...
I have the Honor to acknowledge the Receipt of your Letter of the 29th. Inst. in Answer to mine of the 21st. upon the Subject of the Detention by the Collector at Niagara, of certain Boats belonging to the Canadian Merchants, engaged in the Indian Trade, as also a Copy of the Instructions which have been recently given by Mr. Gallatin, Secretary of the Treasury, to the Collector for the United...
I have had the Honor of receiving your Letter of the 21st. Instant with the Documents it inclosed, respecting William Cox stated to be an American Citizen, detained on board His Majesty’s Ship Caesar, or in the Hospital at Halifax. I will immediately forward to the Admiral on that Station an Application for his Discharge grounded on the Facts stated concerning him, which, I have no Doubt will...
I have the Honor to lay before the Government of the United States by His Majesty’s Commands a Copy of a Memorial which has been presented to Mr. Canning, His Majesty’s Principal Secretary of State For Foreign Affairs, by several British Subjects Proprietors of Lands in His Majesty’s late Province of West Florida. As I have already had the Honor of explaining to you the well founded Claims...
I have the Honor to acknowledge the Receipt of your Letter of the 9th. Inst. together with the Documents it enclosed respecting John Taylor stated to be an American Citizen detained on board His Majesty’s Ships on the Halifax Station. In Compliance with your Request I yesterday forwarded an Application to His Majesty’s Admiral on that Station for his Release. I have the Honor to be, with great...
From the supplement to your letter of the 4th. instant, and the papers enclosed in it, I learn that Captn. Douglas of H. B. Majestys Ship of War Bellona now in Hampton Roads, has failed to discharge an American Citizen named Richard Dickins now on board that ship; alledging that he entered voluntarily on board another British Ship of War, whence he was sent on Board the Bellona, where on the...
I have the Honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Letter of the 6th: Instant, relative to Christian Ast, who is supposed to be detained on board His Majesty’s Ship L’Observateur, on the Halifax Station. I will immediately forward to the Admiral on that Station, the Documents concerning him and I have no Doubt that prompt and due Attention will be paid to his Case. With the highest Respect...