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Being informed that our Mediterranean Passports and papers of navigation have been recently counterfeited and used by persons not entitled to them, and being referred to you for explanations respecting it, permit me to request you to make a deposition reciting your knowledge of the subject as circumstantially as may be and especially what you know respecting the interest Mr. Willis the...
Mr. Madison requests the pleasure of Mr. Adam’s company to dinner on Tuesday next at half past 3 o’clock. MHi .
J. Madison presents his respects to Mr. Adams and incloses a letter just recd. from Mr. Randolph in answer to the letter from Mr. Adams, lately forwarded in one from Mr. M. to Mr. R. RC and enclosure ( MHi : Adams Papers). RC docketed by Adams. For enclosure, see n. 1. Edmund Randolph to Adams, 9 Jan. 1802 (1 p.; cover marked by Randolph: “To be read by the secretary of state”; docketed by...
16 December 1803. “Having transmitted to Mr. King, the inquiry contained in your letter of , I have received the answer of which a copy is inclosed. The office of State possesses no further information on the particular point in question with the Committee.” RC ( DNA : RG 46, Foreign Relations, 8B-B2). 1 p.; printed in ASP American State Papers: Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the...
In answer to your letter of the 7th. I have to state that the public character of the Marquis of Casa Yrujo is so far unchanged, as to leave, to his Domestics and Domestic Servants, the privileges, which under certain limitations, they derive from that situation, by the law of nations, to their persons & their property. I am &c. DNA : RG 59—DL—Domestic Letters.
9 May 1805, Department of State . “The recommendations, under which you were formerly engaged in this Department, not being found on the files, I regret that I have it not in my power to comply with your request [not found] to have them or copies.” Letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 59, DL , vol. 14). 1 p. Engraver James Akin (ca. 1773–1846) had been a clerk in the State Department under Timothy...
to be ? in quality ? of Minister plenipotentiary. The bearer to you of assurances of the sincere friendship of the U. S. and of their desire to maintain with your Majesty & your subjects the strictest the relations of amity and commerce. He will explain also to Your Majesty the peculiar position of these States separated by a wide Ocean from European powers, with interests & pursuits distinct...
to be illegible in quality illegible of Minister plenipotentiary. The bearer to you of assurances of the sincere friendship of the U. S. and of their desire to maintain with your Majesty & your subjects the strictest relations of amity and commerce. He will explain also to Your Majesty the peculiar position of these States separated by a wide Ocean from European powers, with interests &...
Your letter of the 1st: instant has been received. The arrangements designed by the President, relative to the Consulate at Rotterdam, do not permit me to authorize you to return to that place in your former capacity. Nor can I offer you the dispatches to our Ministers in Europe, as provision had been made for their conveyance before your letter reached me. I am &c. DNA : RG 59—DL—Domestic...
Mr. W. C. Williams of Frederickburg has proposed, that if this Department will pay him the money due on account of the Schooner Friendship & Cargo, he will give bond & security to indemnify the United States from any consequence that may arise from it. Should you have any objection to this measure be pleased to sidnify it with as little delay as possible, in order that it may meet with the...
§ To Andrew Allen Jr. 15 November 1805, Department of State. “I have this day written to the Collector of the Customs at Boston to pay what he may deem reasonable for the passage of the American Seamen from Halifax to Boston as mentioned in your letter of the 28th. ultimo to the Secretary of the Treasury.” Letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 59, DL , vol. 15). 1 p. For Allen’s letter to Albert...
Having received no official information respecting the decision in the case of the Olive Branch, I can only inform you, in consequence of your letter of the 1st. inst., that no convention exists between the two Nations af[f]ording a special remedy adapted to the circumstances under which the decree of restitution is made. I am &c. Letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 59, DL , vol. 14).
Your letter complaining of the attempt by Mr. Lewis S. Pintard, acting as Consul at Maderia, to extort illegal fees from you, whereby your vessel was detained, has been received. As comprising a violation of public duty, the case will meet with the proper attention. For the private injury you have sustained, you have your remedy against Mr. Pintard who caused it, his principal Mr. John M....
James Madison, Secretary of State of the United States of America. To all whom it may concern. Know Ye, That the American Brigantine Two Brothers, whereof is Master John Chandler, is bound from Boston to Tunis, with Sidi Suliman Mellimelli, late Ambassador from thence to the United States, who is on his return thither with his suite & various articles of Merchandise, the property of the United...
Since the commencement of the year 1802, I have received your letter of the date of June 28 and I now transmit you a copy of the laws of the session of Congress preceding the last. Of those of the last session, a copy of the ’Act supplementary to the “Act concerning Consuls and Vice-Consuls,” and for the further protection of American seamen,[’] is annexed; the remainder will be forwarded as...
On receiving information of the loss of the Philadelphia, an act of Congress was passed whereby a Million of dollars, was appropriated to enable the President to impart such vigor to the conduct of the war as might at once change the exultation of the enemy in his casual fortune into a more proper sentiment of fear and prepare the way for a speedy & lasting peace with Barbary. The five...
The proofs which have been received of the hostile purposes of the Bashaw of Tripoli having imposed upon the President the obligation of providing immediately for the safety of our Mediterranean commerce, he has judged proper to send to the coast of Barbary a squadron of three frigates and a sloop of war, under the command of Commodore Dale. The squadron will sail in a very few days from this...
I have the honor to inclose a copy of the President’s communication to the Legislature at the opening of the Session which commenced on the 17th instant. On the 21st the Senate advised the ratification of the Treaty and Conventions with France respecting the acquisition of Louisiana, and I have the pleasure to add, that yesterday those instruments received the final sanction of the President...
For a considerable time past, suspicions have prevailed, that a rupture with the United States was intended by the Bashaw of Tripoli. Of late the alarms and proofs have been such, as to impose on the President the obligation of making immediately the most effectual provision within his authority, for the defence and protection of our Mediterranean commerce, in case it should be attacked from...
By the mail of last Evening, dispatches were received from New Orleans, announcing the formal delivery of the Province of Louisiana to the Commissioners of the United States on the 20th Ulto. This day Mr Baring will receive the portion to which he is entitled by this event of the Stock created in pursuance of the Treaty. The remaining two thirds will be forwarded under arrangements of the...
22 April 1804, Department of State. “I duly received your letter [not found] enclosing a collection of documents respecting the Ship Perseverance. The late Convention with Spain having been ratified on our part, as soon as a similer [ sic ] form has been communicated to it by the King of Spain, a Board will be organized with powers to examine all unjust captures and detentions by Spanish...
I have just written to Mr Pinckney, the Minister of the United States at Spain, and have called his attention to the case represented by your letter of the 22d January last, some time since received at this Office: and it will be well for you also to write to him on the same subject. I am, Gentlemen, very respectfully, Your Obedt Servant, RC ( DNA : RG 76, Spain, Treaty of 1819, Allowed...
I Certify, That the bearer herof, James Anderson, is a citisen of the United States of America and proceeding to Havana in discharge of a public trust; these are therefore to request all whom it may concern to give him no molestation in going, staying or returning; but on the contrary to afford him security and every friendly accommodation. In Faith Whereof, I James Madison, Secretary for the...
The extensive Commerce carried on with the Island of Cuba renders the establishment of a Consul there of very considerable importance, but although different Gentlemen have, from time to time, been permitted to act in that capacity in a limited degree, yet the authorities of the Island as well as the Government of Spain have uniformly refused to give a public recognition and Character to a...
With your letter of the 27th. inst: I have received the cypher for secret correspondence, of which you were requested to make a copy for your own use. I have directed a packet addressed to Mr. Maurice Rogers to be sent to you and I beg the favor of your causing it to be forwarded to him on your arrival at Cuba. I am &c. DNA : RG 59—DL—Domestic Letters.
I have had the honor to receive your letter of the 15th. Ult. of which Mr. Farwell was the Bearer, and to hand to the President, the one addressed to him by the same conveyance. The distressful wants & apprehensions of the Inhabitants of St: Bartholomews, excite in the President all the sympathy which is due to them, and nothing could be more gratifying to his benevolence than to find himself...
The Book of Reports for Mr. Creighton was sent to the office to be put up for the Mail; but by mistake, was allotted to our own shelves. The mistake is corrected in consequence of your letter of May 30 just recd. and with this the Book is addressed to you. I am Sir very respectfully Yr. Obed. servt NNC .
I have recd. your letter and communications of the 20th. Ult: with your subsequent one of , and thank you for them. We have received from time to time much information on the subject of the abuses in the British V. Admiralty Courts; but the particulars which you have authenticated, are important corroborations of our title to redress. I ought in justice to the Agent of the U. S. at Antigua, to...
Will you be so good as to say whether the affidavits referred to in the inclosed be in your hands or recollected by you to have recd. by the Ex: and in the first case to forward them to me. Be so good also as to return the letter of Mr. W. Catalog--Batchelder.
In conformity to the request in yours of the   instant I have made the capture of the Brig Neptune the subject of a representation to the Marquis de Casa Yrujo, as a ground for his interposition with the Govr. of Porto Rico: I enclose the letter with a request that you will convey it to him. As no document proving the Citizenship of the Claimants or the ownership of the Vessel, accompanied...