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I have the honor to send you with this, a pacquet containing the “ Moniteur ” from October th. to this day—being the continuation of those formerly sent, and for which General Armstrong has desired me to renew the Subscription for account of Government. I hope the collection of that paper, sent by Doct: Dorsey, got Safe to Washington. Mr. Maclure and myself accompanied Col. Mercer & Mr....
12 March 1805, “Rue de Varenne No. 648,” Paris . “The last letters I had the honor of addressing you were relative to the settlement of the late Board’s Accompt and my own as one of the Commissioners. “The object of this is merely to accompany the succeeding Numbers of the Moniteur (which I have continued to forward since the 1st. of September last.) and to say that General Armstrong having...
24 November 1802, Antwerp. Notes that in his letter of 10 Sept. he acknowledged receipt of JM’s 22 June letter enclosing his commission. Had expected to be in Antwerp by October but had difficulties disposing of his house and moving his family. Left Bordeaux on 9 Oct. and did not reach Antwerp until 11 Nov. owing to family illness. Has been well received by the prefect, d’Herbouville, as well...
29 September 1804, Paris , “ Rue de Varenne No. 463. ” “I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt, (on the 26th. inst.,) of your favour of the 18th. of July and Send herewith the Duplicates of my letters of the 31st. Ulto. and 1st. instant with the Succeeding numbers of the Moniteur to the end of the Year 12 of the french Calender. “The Master of the Ship Active having changed his Voyage...
§ From Isaac Cox Barnet. 19 October 1805, Paris. “I have the honour to transmit to you herewith, a list of the Vessels of the United States which have entered the port of Cherbourg Since the 1st. of January last [not found] and a note furnished me by my Agent there of the State & prospect of the American Trade to that port—to this I have to add the following from his last letter dated on the...
I had the honor to write to you on the 26 March, 23 & 24 April, 29 May & 24 July last which I hope have been received. I have now that of transmitting a Report of the Vessels of the United States which have entered and cleared at the Port of Cherbourg since the 31st: December 1805 to the 1st: of July last exclusively. The account of disbursements for seamen & that with the united States at...
26 December 1803, Paris. “I received a few days ago your favor of the 30th. Septr. in which you are pleased to submit once more to my choice, the Commercial Agency of Antwerp or Havre. “The circumstances of the War—a proper view of the probable trade of the United States to both places and a due regard to my own Situation on the score of Commercial competition leave no longer any doubts on my...
I have not had an opportunity of addressing you since the Portland sailed from here in December. With reference to some of the particulars of the letter I had then the honour of addressing you—I beg leave now to Submit to your perusal the Correspondence herewith, (No. 1), of my Agent, Mr. Pelletreau, at Rochefort, on the subject of the unfortunate Sailors tried there and condemned to twenty...
I was honoured on the 5th. instant, with your letter of the 22d. June accompanying my Commission of Commercial Agent for Antwerp, and several inclosures. Their duplicates have reached me since. I am preparing to leave this and expect to be at my post by the beginning of October. Your Instructions, Sir, and our Laws shall be my only guide in the fulfillment of the important and honourable trust...
The peculiar hardship of my Situation obliges me to address you 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. The accounts and vouchers which accompany this, I beg your attention to. I have presumed upon the validity and justice of these claims, by drawing on the Department of State...
Refering to my last respects of 20th of March, by the ship Benjn. Franklin from Havre. I have the honour to adress you a statement of occurences since that time in whatever relates to the Commerce & interests of our Country. My former inclosures (No. 1), related to the situation of three American sailors condemned to twenty four Years chains. I am sorry to say that this sentence has since been...
Inclosing Copy of my last account with Vouchers—I have taken the Liberty to send you a Pamphlet on the Fête of the 18th. Brumaire, in celebration of Peace. Permit me Sir, to congratulate you upon the happy effects it may produce in our Country, among which may be anticipated that of Consolidating our republican System, and of re-uniting all our Citizens in one Common cause—and in one common...
I had the honour of writing you on the 1st. 2d. & 3d inst., by the Ship Philadelphia and Brig Betsey from Antwerp. The Ministers plenipotentiary of the United States near this Government having honoured me with the appointment of Commissioner under the late Convention with france, I left Antwerp on the 29th. Ultimo. and my Powers with my Secretary Mr. John Robertson a Native of Gravelines who,...
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....
§ From Isaac Cox Barnet. 23 April 1806, Paris. “With my respects of the 26th. Ulto. I had the honor to transmit copies of papers relative to a personal insult passed upon me by Michael O’mealy—as I was coming out of General Armstrong’s House on the 13th. of march last —and of the utter refusal of this Minister to Shew me that countenance and Support to which as an officer of the United States...
§ From Isaac Cox Barnet. 26 March 1806, Paris. “The enclosed papers will inform you of the particulars of a personal insult which has been passed upon me while in the discharge of my official duties. As a man I could have resented it without application to the aid of my Government: but believing as I did, that the independence of my office was affected, I made haste to Shelter its dignity...
§ From Isaac Cox Barnet. 24 April 1806, Havre. “I have the honor to transmit to your Department in obedience to your ‘Standing’ and Subsequent instructions to Consuls of the U:S.—a report of the Vessels of the U: States which have entered and cleared at the port of Cherbourg during the last Six months of 1805—together with the accompts relative to receipts and Expenditures for seamen at the...
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...
Referring to my respects from Havre of the 11th. of which a copy pr ecedes, I have the Satisfaction to add that the Schooner Hope pu t to Sea with a fair wind, on Monday the 12th. Inst: at 3 O’Clock. Her Safe arrival in the U. S. will, I trust, precede this in full numerical course. Confidential This morning a Gentleman who left Madrid on the 27th. July handed me the two accompanying packets...
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...
We have the honor to transmit you herewith the whole number of Claims which we have declared to be embraced by the Convention of the 30th. of April, 1803, and for the Liquidation of which we have sent Certificates to the French Offices as directed by the 8th. Article. These Claims are arranged under two denominations—the first being those which appear upon the Conjectural Note; the second,...
19 December 1804, Paris. “In conformity to the Letter from the Board of this date, I have drawn upon your Department at 30 Days Sight, the four following Bills, being for the ballance due me for Salary as Commissr. under the Convention of April 30th. 1803—agreeably to the Statement enclosed—Viz: $.1984.— Draft to the Order of Malletfreres & Co.  " 2000.   " to my Order—  " 1500.   " Ditto...
I have the honor to transmit to you, here enclosed, an authentic copy of a letter written by a Mr. Stackpole of Boston (a person in whose company I have some Cases) exhibiting the disposition to impose upon the Executive by means of bribery and calumny. The original of this Instrument came to my hands on fryday the third instant, from the post office and under the cover described in the...
Referring to my respects of the 25th. & 26th. of October which were intended to go by the Revenge, but were sent to Bordeaux (Doctr. Bullus not having offered to take charge of my packet nor notified his departure), I have now the honor of transmitting to you herewith the Copy of an Accompt furnished by me to our Minister, General Armstrong, for the advances of my Deputy at Cherbourg for the...
I had this honour on the 30th. October, duplicate of which, with vouchers accompanying my last Account against the United States, were inclosed with a few lines under date of the 14th. instant, by Mr. V. Dupont in the Benjamin Franklin, to which I beg your reference. I must express my regret at not being favoured with a line from the Department of State since the 31st. March 1800. My situation...
§ From Isaac Cox Barnet. 16 April 1806, Paris. “The enclosed Mémoire containing Some information in its nature Connected with the interest of American Claimants upon France I beg your Acceptance thereof.” RC and enclosure ( DNA : RG 59, CD , Paris, vol. 2). RC 1 p. For enclosure, see n. 1. The enclosure (46 pp.; printed in French; docketed by Wagner) is a copy of a memoir of the suit of Boston...
I profit of the first direct conveyance since our Navigation is open to transmit copy of my respects of November and forward the articles therein mentioned which I hope will be acceptable. Your kind Letter of the 12 November, which reached me on the 24 January, I had the honour of answering immediately, and forwarded several copies by the way of England, Havre and Bordeaux. I shall be anxious...
I hasten to transmit to you the inclosed Letters just received from Messrs. Murray and Dawson who give me under date of the 31. July, the pleasing information of the exchange of Ratifications. A vessel being to sail, (say the Captains going down early in the morning) for Charleston, I improve the opportunity rather than wait some days for a Vessel bound more Northerly. I have likewise the...
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...
Although I have no doubt but the Letters with the several papers accompanying them, which I had the honor of addressing to your Department on the 26th. of March and 23d. of April last, have been duly received, and have obtained that attention to which the Subject of them was found entitled; and although it is painful to me to replace under your view an occurrence in which I conceive I have...
I should forbear mentioning to you again the name of our Minister, Genl. Armstrong (having importuned you so often concerning him,) were I not impelled to it by a Sense of public duty and of private wrong, (I do not speak of myself,) which his conduct occasions. Two or three of our fellow-Citizens, ship-wrecked near Brest, are or lately were languishing in the fetters of the french Service...
Believing that a Collection of the “Moniteur” would be an acceptable addition to the Books selected for the use of Congress—I have Seized the occasion as one in which I might evince, tho’ in a small degree, my respect and attachment to my Country—and have directed to be shipped on board the Ship Active—Captain Stotesbury, at Fécamp for Philadelphia—and addressed to the Collector of that...
My last respects were of the 12 & 18th. March. I was honoured on the 18th. Ulto., with your Letter of the 3d. March with my commission as confirmed by the Senate, which, as events have turned, I hope fixes me here and may be a means of satisfying the wishes of my friend Mr. John Mitchell lately appointed by our Envoys to the Commercial agency at Havre. I forward the new Bond as required, by...
In one of my former Letters I took the liberty of suggesting the Oeconomy of addressing large packets under Cover to Some person at the ports of arrival. In the latter part of November, a Packet from your Department which I judged to be the Laws of the last Session of Congress (and have Since been confirmed in by a Similar one received & opened inadvertently by Mr. Skipwith who by doing so was...
16 March 1803, Antwerp. News was received on 13 Mar. of recent British measures indicating a renewal of war. “This news and the double levy of conscripts gives serious uneasiness to every class of people here and particularly to the foreign Merchants.” Prices of foreign goods “rose immediately, very considerably,” and will probably continue at elevated prices in Batavian ports “for some time.”...
I am just now favoured with a Letter from Mr. Skipwith dated 30 Ulto. in which he says “this instant I have yours of the 27th. I expect you will hear from our Minister by the time this reaches you, and probably you will be informed of his and Mr. Monroe’s intention of naming you one of the Commissioners that is expected to be formed here for the liquidation of Americans. If this commission is...
24 January 1803, Antwerp. Has “this instant” received a duplicate of JM’s 12 Nov. 1802 letter by the Philadelphia . Finds it impossible to express “with what lively emotions” he received “this new mark of the President’s favour.” However important Antwerp may become, does not hesitate to accept the appointment to Le Havre, where his acquaintance with the French will make him more useful to the...
I had the honour of writing you on the 8th. August enclosing from Mr. Dawson, to which and mine of 5th: Same Month I beg leave to refer. I have drawn under date of the 21st. inst. on the Bankers of the United States at Amsterdam for four hundred & ten florins Banco , ballance of my account for Supplying American Seamen, account & vouchers for which, accompany this. I also enclose a Statement...
§ From Isaac Cox Barnet. 17 January 1806, Paris. “The various reports I heard last summer relative to Vessels in the name of John Newell Junr. have induced me to make a record of Mr. O’mealy’s declarations on that Subject as related in the enclosed copys thereof. It was in consequence of his assertions that I directed the papers of the Ship Martha to be sent to me from Cherbourg, but as the...
The duplicate of your Letter of the 12 Novr. was this instant sent to me. It came by the Ship Philada. arrived at Flushing. It is impossible for me to express to you Sir, with what lively emotions I received this new mark of the Presidents favour, and my gratitude for your kind conveyance of it equals my desire to make myself ever deserving of his confidence. However important this Situation...
I had the honour of acknowledging the receipt of your Letter of the 22d. June inclosing my Commission, from Bordeaux on the 10th. September, by a Vessel to New York At that time I expected to reach this place in october, but the difficulty of disposing of my House, and the time taken up in preparing to move with my family, (a part of which, my Mother & Sister, remains at Bordeaux,) did not...
12 July 1811, Paris. “For nearly fourteen years I held the appointment of Consul for the United States in this Country.” Believes his impartiality and integrity in the discharge of his duties are beyond suspicion. Encloses a letter exhibiting the sentiments of those who can judge his conduct. Also appeals to the testimony of “Mr. Monroe and Mr. Bowdoin late Ministers plenipotentiary to France...
13 June 1803, Paris . Wrote JM on 1, 2, and 3 June by the ship Philadelphia and brig Betsey from Antwerp. Livingston appointed him “Commissioner under the late convention with france.” Left Antwerp on 29 May; appointed his secretary, John Robertson, deputy commercial agent “with the approbation” of Livingston. Encloses a copy of the commission. Robertson will, “in order to reconcile the...
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...
I was honoured yesterday with your letter of the 9th. of April accompanying my Commission for the Commercial Agency of the United States at Havre which I accept with gratitude and will endeavour to acquit myself well of its duties. During the exercise of those I am entrusted with here, I propose to delegate my powers to Mr. John Mitchell in the manner I have bestowed them on Mr. Robertson at...
31 August 1804, Paris , “ Rue de Varenne No. 463 .” “My last respects were of the 26th. December last, in answer to the Letter you honored me with on the 30th. of September. It was only on the 18th. instant that I received (from Mr. Mitchell) the Duplicate of my Commission as Commercial Agent at Havre—confirmed by the Senate and which I observe is dated on the 18th. of November. The first has...
12 March 1803, Antwerp. Takes advantage of the first direct conveyance since the opening of navigation to send a copy of his November dispatch and the articles mentioned in it. Received JM’s 12 Nov. letter on 24 Jan. and answered immediately. Is anxious to learn if his reply arrived in time. Compares the benefits and disadvantages of the consulates at Antwerp and Le Havre. Sales at Antwerp do...
§ From Isaac Cox Barnet. 6 January 1806, Paris. No. 140. “I am almost ashamed to Entreat your attention to a subject of So personal a Nature, as the one alluded to, in the enclosed Extract of a Letter from Mr Joseph Fenwick to my Clerk, but as the former person has acquired a certain estimation in this Country, and is honored with the Correspondance of a Man, (Genl. Mason) whose Character as a...