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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 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 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...
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...
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 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 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...
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...
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.
I have the Honor to transmit to you the Copies of certain Orders of Council which His Majesty has thought proper to issue in Consequence of the hostile Conduct of France towards the Navigation and Commerce of Great Britain and of Neutral States. His Majesty has been induced hitherto to forbear recurring to Measures of this Nature by the Expectation that the Governments of the Neutral States,...