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20 March 1801, Bordeaux. Encloses correspondence of his agent M. Pelletreau at Rochefort on sailors tried and sentenced there to twenty-four years in chains; adds copies of protests and his letter to naval minister on the subject and reply. Unlike ships of other nations, American vessels neither come to consular office on arrival, deposit ship’s papers there, nor report clearance on departure....
2 June 1801, Bordeaux. Refers JM to enclosures in his 20 Mar. letter related to sentencing of three U.S. sailors to twenty-four years in chains. Reports sentence has been upheld; encloses copy of letter from minister of marine [not found]. Suggests matter must be negotiated by future U.S. minister to France. Sentence has not been executed yet; men remain in prison. In duplicate of previous...
13 June 1801, Bordeaux. Transmits duplicate of 2 June letter. Reports that nearly all seamen mentioned therein have since obtained passages or employment, five on a vessel at Ile de Ré, nine at Le Havre. Exception is Capt. John Percevele of Barnstable, Massachusetts, because of age and infirmity, to whom Barnet’s agent at La Rochelle gave money; no American captain would give him passage. Has...
30 June 1801, Bordeaux. Transmits duplicate of last dispatch with packet from Cathalan. Decision of minister of marine on seamen at Rochefort and Saumur still unknown. Three at Rochefort deserted from the Eagle , and report of one seaman is enclosed. Has received no reply from Murray on the Lloyd family, whom he continues to support. Local commissary has referred Burley case to ministers of...
5 August 1801, Bordeaux. Transmits letters from Murray and Dawson about exchange of ratifications. Hopes enclosed copies of his correspondence on the Burley affair will justify his actions. Also sends statement “concerning a momentary difficulty with a Mr. Andrews.” Believes these details will show necessity of defining consular rank, duties, and powers. Is preparing statement of vessels in...
30 October 1801, Bordeaux. Drew fl. 410 on U.S. bankers at Amsterdam on 21 Oct., the balance of his account for supplying American seamen, for which he encloses accounts and vouchers. Also encloses statement of U.S. vessels in port from 10 Apr. to 21 Oct. [not found], after which William Lee assumed consular duties. Requests that JM lay his previous letters, requesting compensation as agent...
14 December 1801, Bordeaux. Encloses a copy of his last account with vouchers and also sends a pamphlet on the fete of 18 Brumaire in celebration of peace. Offers congratulations on the anticipated effects of peace in U.S., including the consolidation of the republican system and the reunion of Americans in one common cause. RC ( DNA : RG 59, CD , Bordeaux, vol. 1). 1 p. Filed with the RC is a...
24 December 1801, Bordeaux. Has sent by V. Dupont a duplicate of his 30 Oct. dispatch with his final account and a few lines dated 14 Dec. Expresses regret that he has not heard from State Department since 31 Mar. 1800. Refers to his past services as well as to his family and financial obligations. Public service has diverted his attention from his commercial affairs, and he is still in...
30 June 1802, Bordeaux. Addresses JM “on the subject of various claims mentioned in my former letters from 25th September 1800 to 24 December 1801 , to none of which I have yet received an answer.” Requests JM’s attention to the accompanying accounts and vouchers. “I have presumed upon the validity and justice of these claims, by drawing on the Department of State for my reimbursement in the...
10 September 1802, Bordeaux. Has received JM’s letter of 22 June [not found] enclosing his commission as commercial agent for Antwerp. “I am preparing to leave this and expect to be at my post by the beginning of October.… The post assigned me equals my highest wishes.” Will sign the necessary bonds and transmit them to his uncle, Dr. Barnet of New Jersey, for the signatures of his sureties....