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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...