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The office of Collector of the Customs for the City of Baltimore, having become vacant by the death of Mr Purviance, permitt me Sir to solicit of you the favor of that appointment, the means I now possess of bringing up a large Family, being hardly adeqate to that purpose, the Appointment wd. make me comfortable. Altho. I have little doubt of receiving the Appointment of Govr. of the state by...
In my letter of yesterday which I hope you have recieved, I made application for the appointment of Collector of the Customs of this Port, since which I am informed that there will be a great many applications for that Office, and some are very industrious to procure recommendations for the purpose.—I beliave Sir I can say with truth that I have it in my power to obtain as many respectable...
I received from the Comptroller a few days ago your Commission to act as Collector of this Port; permitt me Sir to tender you my thanks for this mark of your Confidence, be assured that my best endeavours shall be used to prevent your trust from being discredited, and I can also with truth inform you that the appointment, does meet a respectable approbation, and it will be my fault if that...
During the last summer Mr. Purviance recieved for me a small parcel of wines from Leghorn, which being in bad condition & the season warm, he was so kind as to repack & put in a vault of his own till the weather would admit their being safely forwarded. as the season is now favorable, and I do not know to whom to address the present application, as the representative of Mr. Purviance. I have...
  Your letter of the 3d inst. respecting the Wine came to hand upon inquiry of Mr. Purviance’s son I found one case lodged in his Vault directed for you which I presume from its’ size is the one that containd the 32 bottles the other that had but two bottles in it cannot be found I imagine that as one of the bottles was brokin the other case may have been packed up in the large case. I have...
I expected some wines, fruits Etc. to a considerable amount but of still more importance from the want of them, by the American Schooner the Three friends, Capt Harvey, of Baltimore. she left Marseilles for Baltimore early in November, as I learn by duplicates of the dispatches entrusted to her. I fear she must have been either taken or lost. can you do me the favor to learn from her owners,...
Your letter of the 13th inst came to hand this day since which I have seen Mr. Lewis Pauscalt the owner of the Schooner Three Friends who informed me that she was hourly expected to arrive here, He said that she was not out of time, as he was informed by a letter dated 5th octr last She would proceed to Barcellona and Malaga previous to her departure for this Port.— As Mr Pauscalt has no...
I have this day shipped on Board of Captn. Clements Packet the goods which arrived for you in the Three Friends together with a recipt for the same, also an account of the Duties and Charges thereon. you have also enclosed all the papers that has come into my possesion respecting them with my best wishes that you may not be disappointed in the receipt of them I remain with respect your obdt...
I inclose you a draught on the bank of the US. at Baltimore for 60.94, whereof 40.94 are to pay the duties &c. on the packages from Marseilles, according to the note you were so kind as to send me. owing a little sum of 14. Dollars to messrs. W. & R. Hall sadlers in Baltimore, which being fractional as to the size of any bills we have here cannot be remitted them in that way, I have taken the...
Your letter of the 7th. was duly received enclosing a draft for 60$ 94/100 which has been applyd agreably to your directions receipts for which are herewith enclosed, I hope you will not fail to give me the execution of all your Baltimore Commissions they will always be undertaken with cheerfulness and executed with fidulity I have the Honour to be with respect Your Obdt. Servt MHi : Coolidge...
I sent lately to Alexandria, to be forwarded round to Baltimore, a box of seeds directed to Madame de Tessé in France to the care of the Commercial agent of the US. at the port where it should be landed; & I took the liberty of addressing it to you, in the hope you will be so kind as to send it by any vessel going to Nantes, of preference, or to La Rochelle or Bordeaux, with the inclosed...
Your letter of yesterday was duly received together with the inclosures, as soon as the Box arrives I will forward it by the first vessell agreably to your directions, there is a Vessell up for Bordaux expeted to sail in all next week shall send it by his if it comes to hand in time I have the Honour to be with respect your obt Sevt MHi : Coolidge Collection.
Inclosed is a letter from Mr Appelton which came to hand this day by the Ship Wm. Bingham. There is on Board this ship two cases of Cheese for you which I shall forward by the Schooner Ann an Alexandria Packet which will sail in all this week Mr Appelton has not forwarded to me any Invoice but presume it is enclosed in your letter it can be sent to me at your leasure for the assertainment of...
I recieved yesterday your favor of the 13th. covering mr Appleton’s letter, which informs me he had sent by the William Bingham a box of Maccaroni, & a Parmesan cheese in a leaden box, & that cased in wood, but he mentions neither the weight or cost of the Maccaroni or cheese. I know that those cheeses are pretty regularly made to the weight of about 60. 1b. probably by weighing the box of...
I recieved yesterday a letter from mr Cathalan informing me that mr Appleton had drawn on him for 34 D 33c amount of the 2. boxes of Maccaroni & Parmesan cheese forwarded by the Wm. Bingham to Baltimore, which will enable you to assess the duties. I salute you with esteem & respect MHi : Coolidge Collection.
I have just recd a letter from mr Appelton inclosing a Bill of loading for 4 Cases of Wine on Board the Ship Jane from Leghorn. she has arrived and I will agreably to your request forward them to washington by the first alexandria Packet that leaves this place you will no doubt recieve from mr a, the invoice which when forwarded will enable me to ascertain the duties. I have the Honor to be...
I yesterday shipped on Board of the Schooner Regulator bound to washington the 4 Cases of wine, in very good order we have charged the duties on the Gallon which as near as we could assertain will be found to be about 80 Gallons I forward you the bill of loading and also return agreabley to your request. The paper you sent me for the assertainment of the duties, I hope they may get to hand...
By the ship Catherine arrived this day from Guadelipe, I have receivd a Cask of Wine which originaly was shipted from Burdaux but the Vessell put in to that Port in distress I shall be able to assertain the duties payable ther on without giving you the trouble of forwarding any Invoice. it shall be sent by the first Packet going to Washington. I hope the last that was forwarded got safe to...
My friends and relatives Mr & Mrs. Guest who have resided in England for some years past, are on their way to Vizit the City of Washington. permitt me Sir to recommend thim to your friendly attentions I have the Honor to be Sir Your Obdt Set MHi : Coolidge Collection.
Inclosed is a bill of lading for a Cask of Wine, which arrived here some time ago from Guadaloupe, together with the Amount of Duties, and other expences, paid thereon, the vouchers, are also inclosed,   I hope by the time you will receive this, it will have arrived at Washington, in good order, the amount of your debit as ⅌ acct. enclosed is $57. 49/100 . I have the Honor to be, Sir, y obed...
The enclosed came to hand this day, the Liqueurs alluded to have been in the Custom since august last. but as no letter came with them I was not able to assertain to whom they belonged. or should have forwarded them long ago; by the first Vessell going to Washington or Alexandria. they shall be sent and the Bill of Loading enclosed I have the Honor to be respectfully Your Obdt Sert MHi :...
On my arrival here I found your favor of Sep. 30. on the subject of the wines & liqueurs arrived from Leghorn under the orders of mr Appleton; and to enable you to assess the duties I inclose his letter stating the cost of the liqueurs, & the number of bottles of wine (350) being what is sometimes called by the general name of Florence, but more particularly Montepulciano. I have no invoice or...
Your letter of yesterday is before me the duties on the wine which were sent on some time ago have been adjusted and paid. the duties on the liqueurs now sent amount to 4$ 20 Cts. the sum is so small I will Keep it in acct and as its probable you may have more of these articles arriving when the acct comes to any thing worth while I will send it on; I hope the liqueurs have got safe to...