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I have an opportunity by Mr. Bethu ne, who leaves Town Tomorrow, for Falmouth, to e mbark for the United States in the British Pack et; and I cannot omit to take Advantage of it , although I have still nothing conclusive to co mmunicate. The Hope arrived off Falmouth, and land ed Mr. Atwater, on the 16th. of last Month; she immediately proceeded on her Voyage to Franc e with a fair Wind. Mr....
I am not able to judge whether my Reply to Mr. Canning’s Letter (enclosed in my public Dispatch) will be approved by the President. I need not say that I hope it will. At any Rate it can do no Harm, as it is simply my act. What will be its Reception here I know not. If ill received, as perhaps it may be although perfectly polite, it can affect only myself. This last Reflection suggests...
The enclosed sent to Mr. Pinkney by a Mr. Stephen Kingston. DNA : RG 59--DD-Diplomatic Despatches, Great Britain.
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...
I have had the Honour to receive, by the British Packet, your Letter of the 9th. & 10th. of last Month. The Assurance, contained in the first of these Letters, of the President’s Approbation of the Manner in which my late Instructions were executed, affords me the most lively Satisfaction; and I beg you to accept my sincere Thanks for the kind and flattering Terms in which you have been so...
I had a long Interview this Morning with Mr. Canning; which has given me Hopes that the object repeal of Orders mentioned in your Letter of the 30th. of April, (a Duplicate by the Packet, for the St. Michael has not yet arrived) may be accomplished, if I should authorize the Expectation repeal of Embargo which the same Letter suggests. Some Days must elapse, however, before I can speak with...
I have the Honour to transmit enclos ed a Copy of my Reply to Mr. Canning’s Letter t o me of the 23d. of last Month, accompanying his official Answer, of the same Date, to my Note of the 23d. of August. I have the Honour to be, with the highest Consideration, Sir your most Obedient Humble Servant. DNA : RG 59--DD-Diplomatic Despatches, Great Britain.
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 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...
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 received from Mr. Canning Yesterday, after Lieut. Gibbon had left Town for Plymouth, an official Communication, of which a Copy is enclosed. Mr. Canning had mentioned the Subject of it in a Conversation, to which he had invited me, on Saturday last, but had requested me to consider what he then said as extra official & intended merely for my own personal Information. When the Communication...
Judge Storey has touched, in the enclosed Letter to me, upon a Subject which I have myself often thought of—and which may soon become of primary Importance. I have not Time at this Moment to say any thing upon it, and I am sure that I could suggest nothing which has not already occurred to you; but I suppose it to be proper to submit the Judge’s Letter to your Perusal. I have the Honour to be,...
An American Citizen named William Worthington and several American Seamen were lately taken by a British Cruizer on board a French Letter of Marque bound from Martinique to Bordeaux and brought into Plymouth where they were thrown into Prison. They applied to me to endeavour to obtain their Release in order that they might return: to the United States. Upon Enquiry it seemed that Worthington...
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...
I am not able to tell you how much pleasure I have received from the kind Letter which you did me the Honor to send to me by Mr Forrest. When I have said that I consider it as a full Pledge of the Continuance of your good opinion & Regard, I have said every thing. My professional prospects here are as flattering as I could have hoped or desired; and they assure me that, if I am spared for a...
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 22d. of March, and, the packets accompanying it, which were sent to me yesterday by Mr. Rose. That of the 8th. of March has not yet reached me; but Mr. Foster has just told me, that the packet is arrived, and that her letters are in town. We are still without other intelligence of the Osage than that she was visited, (as I have,...
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 had the Honour to receive your kind Letter of the 21st. of April; and now send the last Edition of War in Disguise as you request. As we are turning our Attention to Wool, I have added a Tract lately published here on the Merino & Anglo-Merino Sheep, which may be of use. I trust that we shall continue to cultivate such Manufactures as suit our Circumstances. Cottons now, and Woollens...
I regret sincerely that my professional Engagements here are so pressing and importunate as to put out of my power to be where my Duty to you requires. I am sure, however, that you will make Allowances for me—especially when you are aware that I am not unmindful, though absent from the Seat of Government, of what I owe to the Strength and prosperity of your administration. The particular...
I enclose a Newspaper of this Morning, containing a Report of the first Debate in the House of Commons on the late orders in Council. I shall send by the same opportunity packets of newspapers & pamphlets as usual. You will perceive that Mr. Percevals Speech is studiously respectful to us, while he justifies, and avows their Determination to enforce, their new System. As a Defence of that...
Mr. Canning had just sent me a note, of which a copy is enclosed, relative to an intended alteration, upon the subject of cotton, in their bill for carrying into execution the late Orders in Council. You will perceive that he lays some stress upon the accidental observations, which (as already explained to you in my letter of the 26th: of last month) were drawn from me, some time since, upon...
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 letter herewith enclosed was found on Board a Vessel lately brought into a British Port as Prize. It was sent from the Court of Admiralty to the Foreign Office, & thence to me. You will see in the Morning Chronicle of the 13th. Instant a Copy of an Instruction to British Cruizers; which the Courier of the day before announced as likely to appear in the Gazette of Tuesday last. It has not...
Upon comparing the Copy of the order in Council of the 21st. instant, as delivered to me by Mr. Canning on Saturday last (for his Official Letter did not in Fact enclose any Copy) with the Copy published in the Courier of last Night and the Gazette of Tuesday last, it appears that the Words "until further order shall be made therein" are in my Copy omitted. I have enquired into the Practical...
I intended to have forwarded by this opportunity (via Liverpool) a Duplicate of my p rivate Letter of Yesterday, as well as of my pub lic Letter of the 24th., actually enclosed; bu t there is not Time to have it copied. The orginals go by the Jane for Philadelphia. I transmit, however, another newspaper Copy of the Instruction to B. Cruizers remarked upon in that Letter. I have the Honor to be...
I saw Mr. Canning this Morning, and, taking for granted (as the Fact was), that he was apprized of all that had happened relative to my Dispatch of the 23d. of November last, I thought it prudent to afford him an opportunity of shewing the Effect it had produced upon him, by leading to the Subject myself, as being suggested by the American Newspapers. He had evidently received an Impression...
I thought it possible that the Hornet would touch at Cowes—although I gave no order to that Effect. But I did not expect that Mr. Spence wd. come up to Town, or that the Brig wd. be detained a Moment. My Despatches were sent to Mr Auldjo —to be delivered with the least possible Delay to Mr Spence on Board in Case Circumstances should render it proper for the Brig to call. Mr Spence, however,...
I have received a Letter of which a Copy is enclosed from Mr. Thomas Goodchild, of the Island of Malta, but now in London, the object of which is to solicit through me the Appointment of American Consul and Agent for that Island which he supposes to be vacant. He is introduced and recommended to me by Benjamin Rotch (whom you know I believe) and by William Vaughan who is a respectable Merchant...
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...
I beg your permission to mention to you that Mr. William Kilty calculates upon losing his office of Chancellor of Maryland, on account of federal ascendancy in that State, and that I have reason to believe he would be much gratified by having an opportunity of accepting the Station of Comptroller, which is said to be vacant. I believe Mr. Kilty is well known to you—and consequently that it is...
As Mr. Erving leaves Town early in the Morning and it is now past Midnight I have scarcely Time to do more than acknowledge the Receipt of your kind Letter by Dr Logan. In a few Days I will trouble you with a Letter of some Length. The newspapers will apprize you of the Violence & Injustice of France towards the U. S. I hope it will be found possible (at least until England does us Justice) to...
I send you enclosed a Duplicate of my public Letter of the 2d. Instant, and by the same opportunity the interesting Correspondence between the Danish Chargé d’Affaires and Lord Howick, in March last, relative to the British orders in Council of the 7th. of Jany. 1807; together with printed Copies of some other papers laid before Parliament, and Packets of Newspapers & Pamphlets. You will find...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 acknowledge the Receipt of your Letter of the 4th. of April by Mr Bethune, tog ether with the printed and other Copies of the let ters mentioned in it. I am to have an Interview with Mr. Canning in a few Days (which he will agree to consider ex tra official) in the Course of which I intend to press, by every argument in my Power, the pro priety of their abandoning...
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...
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...
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...
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 beg you to have the goodness to co mmunicate to the President the e nclosed Copy of a Letter to me f rom Sir John Sinclair. I have the Honour to be with the highest consideration & Esteem, Dear Sir, Your Most Obedient humble Servant DNA : RG 59--DD-Diplomatic Despatches, Great Britain.
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...
Mr. John Lloyd Halsey, who is about to return to the U. S. and will be the Bearer of my Dispatches, proposes soon after his Arrival in America, to go to Washington, and has requested me to introduce him to you, and through you to the President, altho’ he is already, as I believe, known to both. I do this very readily because I have understood & believe him to be a Man of Worth & Honor. He has...
The St. Michael arrived at Falmouth on Thursday the 14th. of last Month, after a Passage of eight Days f rom L’Orient. Captain Kenyon delivered to m e on Wednesday the 20th. (upon my Arrival in Town from Brighton, where I had been for a s hort Time on Account of my Health) your L etters of the 30th. of April, and your private Le tter of the 8. of May, together with Newspapers, pr inted Copies...
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.
An Opportunity offers of sending P ackets of Newspapers to Falmouth; but I have no Time (as the Person leaves To wn this Evening) to write; and I have, indeed, nothing of Importance to communicate. Your Letters &c by Mr. Bethune we re delivered to me this Morning. Th e Packet sails very soon; and I will not fail to write by her. I have the Honor to be with sincere Esteem and Respect Dear Sir,...
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...