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17 February 1802, London. Gore and Pinkney enclose copy of the minutes of the 15 Feb. proceedings of the reassembled Board of Commissioners. Board wishes to have Cabot and Glennie continue their services as assessors. They believe Glennie will “act as heretofore,” but since Cabot went to America “at a time when the functions of the Board were suspended, with our consent, and with the...
9 March 1802, London. Informs JM that Rufus King “has addressed to the Board an official Notification” of the president’s appointment of George W. Erving to succeed Williams and Cabot. “The general Terms of this Notification … have been explained by an Extract of a Letter of the Secretary of State to Mr. Erving of the 27th. of July last .… Altho’ it will be manifest upon a bare perusal of our...
We have the Honor to transmit herewith enclosed a Copy of a List lately prepared by us of the American Claims depending before our Board, in which the actual State of each Claim in reference to the judicial Remedy, and of course to the extraordinary Title to Redress under the Treaty is explained. To render this List perfectly intelligible it may be proper, after so long a suspension of our...
I had the Honor to receive two Days ago, your Letter of the 3d. of May, with its Enclosures, charging me with the future Management of the Affair of the Maryland Claim; and I beg you to have the Goodness to assure the President that I entertain a just Sense of the high Value of this flattering Mark of his Confidence & of that of the Government of Maryland; and that I shall apply myself without...
We have the Honor to transmit herewith enclosed an alphabetical List of 467 Awards made in 300 Cases by the Board of Commissioners under the Seventh Article of the British Treaty, amounting in the whole to the Sum of £1,083,990.3.8 Sterling. This List comprehends all the Awards against the British Government executed since our re-assembling in February 1802. and will be found to exhibit so...
I have the Honor to acknowledge the Receipt of Your Letter of the 18th. of August with its Enclosures extending in some Degree my Powers on the Subject of the Maryland Claim in this Country. As this Letter came to Hand only on Yesterday it will not be expected that I should at this Moment be in a Situation to determine whether the additional Discretion which it confides to me can be made the...
I have delayed writing to you on the Affair of the Maryland Claim in the constant Hope that I shd. soon have it in my power to announce the Transfer of the Stock, which forms the Subject of it, to the Use of the State. Not having yet been able, however, from unforeseen Impediments to procure this Transfer (altho it may be expected very shortly to take place) I ought not perhaps any longer to...
I have the Honor to inform you, that on the 15th. of August, a few Days previous to my leaving England, I had the Satisfaction to bring to a Conclusion the Affair of the Maryland Bank Stock. The Transfers of the Stocks, & payment of the Cash, (with the Exception of the £10.000 Bank Stock given to Mr. Harford, as heretofore explained,) were made to me on that Day by the Solicitor of the...
§ From William Pinkney. 24 April 1806, Baltimore. “I have just had the Honor to receive your Letter of the 23d Instant, by which I am informed that, by a Nomination of the President, with the Concurrence of the Senate, I am united with Mr. Monroe, in a Commission plenepotentiary & extraordinary, for settling all matters of Difference between the United States & the United Kingdom of Great...
§ From William Pinkney. 9 May 1806, Baltimore. “I have the Honor to inform you that I have just engaged, for my passage to England, the Cabin of the Ship Diana, bound for Liverpool, to sail on Sunday Week; and that I hope to be able to set out for Washington tomorrow or next day at farthest.” RC ( DNA : RG 59, DD , Great Britain, vol. 15). 1 p.; docketed by Wagner.
§ From William Pinkney. 18 May 1806, Baltimore. “I have had the Honor to receive the public Dispatches sent to me under the Care of Mr Forrest. “Our Vessel is ready to sail, and waits only for a Wind. So far as I have been able to ascertain, every paper has been forwarded which can be considered as essential. “I thank you for your kind Wishes.” RC ( DLC : Rives Collection, Madison Papers). 1...
You will have been surprized at not hearing from us sooner on the business confided to us, under the Commission with which we are honored by the President. The delay proceeded from a desire to give you some satisfactory information of our progress in it which it was not in our power to do. It happened unfortunately, just about the time of Mr Pinkney’s arrival, on the 24. ulto., that Mr. Fox...
It was intimated to us by Sr. Francis Vincent, soon after the Date of our last, that, as the State of Mr. Fox’s Health was not likely soon to permit him to attend to us on the Subjects of our mission, Lord Grenville wd. be asked to communicate with us in his Stead; and Sir Francis promised that he wd. endeavour without Loss of Time to arrange with Lord Grenville to that Effect. On the first...
We have the honor to transmit herewith inclosed a Duplicate of our last under date of the 11th. instant. Some circumstances have since occurred with which it is proper that you should be made acquainted. On the 13th. we dined with Lord Grenville at his house in Downing Street, where we met the Lord Chancellor, Lord Howick, Lord Auckland, Marquis Wellesley, Lord Holland, Mr. Erskine, and...
We have the pleasure to transmit you a copy of a Note from Mr. Fox of yesterday which announces the appointment of Lords Holland and Auckland to meet us on the subjects which are embraced by our joint Commission. We flatter ourselves that we shall enter on this business in the course of a few days, and that we shall be able in a short time afterwards to speak with some confidence of the...
{ NB. The original sent by the British packet to Halifax. Sent to Sr. F. Vincent the 13th. of Sept. Packet sailed the 23d. Duplicate sent by the Eaton to Boston. Sailed from Deal the 23d. Our first meeting with Ld. Holland & Ld. Auckland took place in Downing Street on the 22d. of August. After the usual Exchange of powers we stated at their Request the Objects of our Mission & the general...
We flattered ourselves at the date of our last dispatch which was of September the 11th., that we should have been able to have concluded a Treaty with the British Commissioners and to have transmitted it to you before this, on all the interesting topicks which are embraced by our instructions, and on terms that would be approved by our government. The disposition which had been shewn by the...
We have the pleasure to acquaint you that we have this day agreed with the British Commissioners to Conclude a Treaty on all the points which have formed the object of our negotiation, and on terms which we trust our government will approve. It will require only a few days to reduce it to form. When that is done we shall transmit it to you by a special messenger. We hasten to communicate to...
We have the honor to transmit you a Treaty which we concluded with the British Commissioners on the 31st. of December. Altho’ we had entertained great confidence from the commencement of the negotiation, that such would be it’s result, it was not untill the 27th. that we were able to make any satisfactory arrangement of several of the most important points that were involved in it. On the next...
Mr. Purviance to whom we commit the treaty which we have lately concluded with the British government will have the pleasure to deliver you this with our publick dispatch. He acted as Secretary to the commission in the late negotiation, the duties of which office, which were laborious, he discharged in every respect intirely to our satisfaction. We had equal proof in the course of this...
We have the Honor to transmit enclosed a Duplicate of our letter of the 3d. Instant, in which several Errors of some importance which found their way into the first hasty copy of our draft, are corrected. Some of these errors were mentioned in our letter of the Instant, of which also a copy is enclosed. The others, of which the most material occurs in the explanations on the subject of Export...
We had the honor to receive your letter of February 3d. on the 6th. instant, and are now to give you a detail of the measures we have pursued in obedience to the instructions it communicated. To enable you to form a just idea of those measures it will be proper to state concisely what had occurred at the time of receiving your letter, after the departure of Mr. Purviance, with the treaty and...
We had the honor to inform you in our letter of the 22d. instant that, the British Commissioners having proposed to us to endeavour to ajust the terms of a supplemental convention relative to boundary, to a trade by sea between the United States and the British northern colonies, and to the subjects reserved for future explanation by the 2d. article of our treaty, we had resumed our...
We had the honor to receive on the 27th. of last month your letter of the 18th. of March, to which the detailed explanations contained in our letters of the 22d. & 25th. ulto. render any particular reply unnecessary. We transmit enclosed a statement of the American prize causes for hearing in the high court of Appeals. That which was forwarded by Mr. Purviance was very hastily prepared by...
We had the honor to receive your letter of May 20th. by Mr. Purviance on the 16th. instant. The view it takes of the treaty which we signed with the British Comrs. on the 31. of Decr. last, of which he was the bearer, engages our constant attention, and it shall be the object of our most zealous exertions to obtain the amendments which are contemplated by our present instructions. The moment...
I take the Liberty to trouble you with a personal Concern, which I ought perhaps to have mentioned sooner. I have understood it to be the Rule of the Government that an Envoy Exty. has his Expences to the Place of his Mission, and his Salary. I came here as Special Envoy, with an eventual Commission as the ordinary Minister at this Court, in which Character, it was supposed, not only when I...
Mr. Monroe will doubtless sufficiently explain the Subject of this Letter; but it seems notwithstanding to be proper that I should trouble you with a very brief Explanation of it myself. This Government having determined to send a special Envoy to the United States upon the Subject of Mr. Monroe’s late Instructions, and it being probable (altho not avowed) that this Envoy would have ulterior...
We avail ourselves of the opportunity afforded by the return of the schooner Revenge to give you a brief account of the transactions of the joint mission from the time of Mr. Purviance’s arrival in England until the receipt of intelligence here of the late outrage in the American seas upon the sovereignty of our country. Your letter of the day of May was delivered to us on the day of July and...
I have the Honor to enclose a Duplicate of my private Letter by Dr. Bullus, to which I beg leave now to add that, as it appeared on a Re-examination of Mr. Canning’s Note to which it refers, that he had probably supposed the Commission-Extraordinary to have expired, it was thought proper at a late Conference with the special Mission to suggest to him that it was still & would continue to be in...
We have the Honor to transmit inclosed a Duplicate of our joint Letter to you by Dr. Bullus, together with a Copy of the project of alterations to which it refers and which could not be prepared in Time to be sent with the original. We also enclose a printed Copy of the act of Parliament relative to an Intercourse by Sea between the United States & the British North American Colonies, of which...
I have the Honor to transmit enclosed a Communication which General Lyman has made to me relative to the recent Decisions of Sir William Scott in American Prize Causes. I have the Honor to be with the highest Respect and Consideration Sir, Your Most Obedient humble Servant DNA : RG 59--DD-Diplomatic Despatches, Great Britain.
We have the pleasure to inform you that we concluded a treaty of amity navigation and commerce with the British government on the 31st. ult, and that Mr Purviance sailed with the treaty for the United States on the 11 instant. The interval has been laboriously employed in performing certain duties incident to that event, & especially in preparing our dispatch to our government. We seize the...
I hasten to transmit to you, by an opportunity which will not allow me to do more, the Supplement (published yesterday and sent to me from Mr. Canning’s Office last night) to the London Gazette of Saturday last. It contains three most important Orders of the King in Council, by which the Commerce of the United States is assailed in a Way hitherto without Example, and all the established...
I have the Honor to transmit a Duplicate of my Letter of the 17th., enclosing a Copy of the orders of Council lately issued by this Government relative to Neutral Trade. When I was about to ask a Conference with Mr. Canning on the Subject of these Orders I received a Note from him requesting an Interview. Altho it was to be presumed that the purpose of this Interview would appear to be the...
I have the Honor to enclose an En glish Newspaper containing a Copy of the additional orders of Council, p ublished in Saturday’s Gazette, s upplementary to those already tra nsmitted. The Attempt which I suggested in my Letter of the 23d. would probably be made, by some of the Merchants tr ading to The United States, towards the Modification of the Orders of
The Othello not having yet sailed I hasten to send you enclosed a Newspaper of this Morning, announcing, what had been foreseen by many, a Rupture between Russia and England. I have the Honor to be with sincere Attachment Dear Sir, Your most Obed. Humble Serv PU .
The Case to which the enclosed papers relate may perhaps be thought to require the Interposition of the President. I have not supposed it to be proper to mention the Subject to this Government; but it appears to be certain that the Functions of the Consulate at Hull ought not to be left with Mr. Knox, and that the person employed by General Lyman is in all Respects qualified for such an...
I have the Honor to send herewith enclosed Duplicates of my Dispatches of the 23d. & 30th. of last Month, the originals of which were forwarded by the Othello for New York. I enclose also the Russian Declaration against this Country, the first & supplementary British Orders of Council relative to Neutral Trade, and the Report of the Committee of Merchants. Nothing has taken place here since...
I have the Honor to enclose a pr inted Collection of the British Notifications , Or ders & Instructions on Prize Subjects d uring the present War. The la te Orders of Council are not included; b ut with that single Exception it is, I be lieve, complete. I have the Honor to be with sincere Attachment, Dear Sir Your most Ob. Servt. DNA : RG 59--DD-Diplomatic Despatches, Great Britain.
I had yesterday a short interview with Mr. Alopeus, the Russian Minister, who is about to leave this Country by order of his Court, and only waits for a proper Passport to return through France. The Interview was of his own seeking. He told me that in Consequence of a Conversation with Mr. Monroe he had informed his Court that it would be acceptable to the President that immediate diplomatic...
I have just received your private Letter of the 21st. or 24th. (I know not which) of October. It is a press Copy and unfortunately so defectively taken that to my great Regret I can read only parts of it. The first paragraph is quite intelligible, and I feel greatly obliged to you for your kind attention to the Subject of it. It gives me sincere pleasure that the President sees nothing...
I have the Honor to enclose an Extract of a Note which I have just received fro m a Merchant in the City, together wi th an Extract of all that is material in the Protest to which it refers. The Newspapers of this Morning, whi ch are also enclosed, will be fou nd interesting. I have the Honor to be with the highest Consideration & Respect Sir, Your Most Obedient Humble Servant DNA : RG...
The Committee of Merchants trading to the U. S. have just made an ineffectual attempt to obtain such a Change in the late Orders of Council as should exempt the whole of our Native Commodities from British Duty upon their going on to the Continent. They are said to have required also that American Vessels should be allowed, after touching here in Consequence of being warned under the orders,...
I have the pleasure to send you, at the same Time with this Letter, a packet of Newspapers, a Duplicate of an Exposition lately published here of the orders of Council, the second part of a flimsy publication on the maritime Rights of G. B., and my public Dispatch of the 29t. Instant. In my Letter of the 23d. of last month (of which a Triplicate is enclosed in the Dispatch above mentioned)...
I have the Honor to enclose an English Newspaper containing the Fre nch Decree of Decr. 17. at Milan, an d this Evening’s "Political Register. The former will be found interesting. I have the Honor to be with sincere Attachment Dear Sir, Your most Obt. Humble Serv: DNA : RG 59--DD-Diplomatic Despatches, Great Britain.
A merchant in this City has sent me the enclosed Extracts from a Letter just received by him from Paris. I enclose a Duplicate of my public Letter of the 29th. & my private Letter of the 31st. of last Month, to which I am now able to add a Copy of the French Decree of the 23d. (not, as I had supposed, the 25 th.) of November. This was sent to me by a Mr. Mitchell, who was proceeding to the U....
I have the Honor to enclose a Copy of a Note from Mr. Canning, notifying th e Blockade of Carthagena, Cadiz, St. Lucar & all intermediate Po rts. I am taking Measures for communicating it in the usual ma nner to our Consuls in the Uni ted Kingdom. I have the Honor to be with the highest Respect & Consideration Sir, Your Most Obed Hble Servant DNA : RG 59--DD-Diplomatic Despatches, Great Britain.
I have it from several Quarters that the Austrian Messenger, who arrived here more than a Week ago, to Prince Stahremberg, and who undoubtedly belongs to the Austrian Legation at Paris, was the Bearer of Overtures to this Government for a Negotiation for a general Peace. It is said that the overtures propose the Mediation of Austria & Russia. Great Secrecy is affected upon the Subject; but I...
The Letters herewith enclosed, marked in red Ink No. 2. 3. 31. 32. 34. 35. & 36, were found on board the American Schooner Hope lately captured on a Voyage from Bourdeaux to New York by an English Privateer. They were brought into the high Court of A dmiralty with the other Letters & Papers found on board the captured Vessel; a nd upon my Application to Mr. Canning have just been sent to me...
I send you herewith a parcel of Newspapers to which I refer you for the Debates in Parliament and the News of the Day. The able Speech of Ld. Grenville, and the manly & eloquent Protest of Lord Erskine, will give you Pleasure. The speeches of Mr. Wyndham & Mr. Eden in the House of Commons deserve your Attention. The Anxiety which has for some Time past been rapidly increasing relative to the...