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According to the instructions of the american Minister, I have the honor of transmitting to you the inclosed letter. I seize this occasion to present you my thanks for your interest in my appointment as Consul pro tempore. If the President and you, Sir, are pleased to continue me in this Office, I shall labor as much as possible to discharge its duties with faithfulness and exactitude. I...
I have the honor of informing you, that the american Ship Hibernia, Captain Oliver Appleton, was condemned, with her Cargo, by the Council of Prizes, the 22d of last month. She was the property of the Captain, and of Mr. Asa Nichols of Cambridge, Massachusetts. On her voyage from Tonningen to Alicante, she had been carried to Malta, by an English Privateer, and was, there, ransomed for the sum...
I beg leave to Communicate to you the following Circumstances whh. took place between Mr. Skipwith Concerning the papers belonging to the Consular office. On the 26th. of Augt. Genl. Armstrong informed me of my nomination as the Successor of Mr. Skipwith & at the Same time instructed me to wait on him to receive all documents relating to the Consulate & agency of prize Causes. This I did two...
I have the honor of transmitting to you a statement of all the American vessels, that have been condemned, by the Council of Prizes, at Paris, since the renewal of the present war. I also inclose, by General Armstrong’s advice, a paper containing information concerning the Documents which belong to this Consulate. I had the honor of communicating to you, by Capt Serigée, a passenger in the...
I have the honor of sending, for your acceptance, a file of the Courier de L’Europe, and one of the Argus. To give a safe conveyance to receipts for Stock, belonging to Mr. Robertson, & have taken the liberty of inclosing them to Your address. You will oblige me much by giving instructions to send me a Copy of the laws of the United States, with some Newspapers. I am, Sir, with great respect,...
17 April 1809, Paris. The acting American consul in Paris congratulates JM on his election as president. Encloses file on the Argus and mentions troop strength of French and their disposition in Spain. Reports figures for various commands and gives separate totals of troops furnished by the “confederation of the Rhine.” This information is reliable as it comes from “an officer who … has pretty...
I had the honor of lately writing to you to congratulate You on your elevation to the Presidency of the United States. I now take the liberty of addressing you concerning my situation as Consul, and of praying you to continue me in my present office. My knowledge of some of the most useful modern languages, particularly of French, and the acquaintance I have already made with the authorities...
I have the honor of offering, for your acceptance, the life of the Duke of Malborough lately published here by the Emperors’ instructions. He has intimated his intention of engaging certain literary Men to write the lives of other distinguished Generals according to the same plan. I also inclose two brochures relating to Mr Barlows’ Poem, and am, Sir, with the greatest respect Your very obedt...
I have the honor of presenting to you a memoir in the Case of the Jefferson , which was prepared and published at General Armstrongs’ request. I have transmitted, to the Secretary of State, a communication on the Subject of Prize Causes. I fondly hope, Sir, that you will be pleased to have my provisional Appointment confirmed. I shall do every thing in my power to be worthy of this trust. I...
I am almost ashamed to address you again on the subject of my continuance here as Consul and agent of Prize Causes, but my anxiety prompts me to it. With General Armstrongs’ advice, I had proposed to embark for Washington, on board the vessel which carries this, charged with his dispatches and communications, but the arrival of the Wasp has destroyed my project, and prevented me from having...