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July 12. 1793. At a meeting of the heads of the departments at the President’s on summons from him, and on consideration of various representations from the Ministers Plenipotentiary of France and Great Britain on the subject of vessels arming and arriving in our ports, and of prizes it is their opinion that letters be written to the said Ministers informing them that the Executive of the US.,...
You will proceed with all diligence in the Ship bound to Cadiz, in Spain, with the dispatches committed to you for Messrs. Carmichael and Short, Commissioners Plenipotentiary of the United States of America, at Madrid. When arrived at your port of destination, or any other to which you may by accident be forced, proceed directly to Madrid by such conveyance as will best reconcile safety,...
I take the liberty of inclosing to you the Memorial of Nicholas Cruger and others, citizens of the US. owners and underwriters of the schooner the York. They set forth that their vessel had been sent on a voyage to the Spanish coast in the bay of Mexico, with a cargo assorted to that market, and armed as usual in such cases; that on their return, being distressed for water and other...
[ July 12, 1793. On August 16, 1793, Livingston wrote to Hamilton : “I thank you for your favr. in answer to mine of the 12th. Ulto.” Letter not found. ] Peter R. Livingston was the eldest son of Robert Livingston, Jr., the second lord of Livingston Manor.
The President of the United States, being desirous of asking the advice of the Judges of the Supreme Court of the United States, on certain matters of great public concern, requests your attendance at this place on Thursday the 18th. instant. It is on his particular charge that I have the honor of informing you of this. I have that of being with sentiments of great respect and esteem, Sir,...
After the Receipt of your Communication , accompanied by the five Manuscript Volumes in folio by Mr: Hallet, I hasten to attempt that Satisfaction which is required relative to the Objections made against the Plan which I had the honor of submiting to the Commissioners. I will first endeavour to remove the most material Objection, which respects the Time requisite to the perfection of the...
Th: Jefferson has the honor to send to the President Dr. Thornton’s answer to Mr. Hallet’s objections this moment received, and which he has not had time to read. Perhaps the President may think it worth while to communicate them to Mr. Hobens and see what he thinks of them, for which reason he sends them to the President in the instant of recieving them. RC ( DNA : RG 59, MLR ); endorsed by...
At a meeting of the heads of the departments at the President’s on summons from him, and on consideration of various representations from the Ministers Plenipotentiary of France & Great Britain on the subject of vessels arming & arriving in our ports, and of prizes it is their opinion that letters be written to the said Ministers informing them that the Executive of the U.S., desirous of...
Since writing my letter of 30 ult. I have received the inclosed paper containing extracts from letters of M. de Montmorin to his court while he was their Ambassador at Madrid. Without pretending to say that they contain the genuine views of Spain towards us, it must be acknoleged that had their views been such, their proceedings would have been exactly what they have been. I have thought it...
July 12, 1793. At a meeting of the heads of the departments at the President’s on summons from him, and on consideration of various representations from the Ministers Plenipotentiary of France & Great Britain on the subject of vessels arming & arriving in our ports, and of prizes it is their opinion that letters be written to the said Ministers informing them that the Executive of the US.,...
To all to whom these presents shall come. Greeting : The Bearer hereof James Blake, a citizen of the United States of America, being sent in the character of a Courier, to carry public dispatches of the Government of the said United States to their Commissioners Plenipotentiary at Madrid, and embarking for that purpose on board the Ship at Philadelphia, bound for in Spain, These are to pray...
The President of the US. desirous of having done what shall be strictly conformeable to the treaties of the US. and the laws respecting the several representations received from yourself and the Minister Plenipotentiary of Great Britain on the subject of vessels arming or arriving within our ports, and of prizes, has determined to refer the questions arising thereon to persons learned in the...
Th: Jefferson in writing to Mr. Short forgot to mention that the present occasion by Mr. Blake will be a happy one to receive from him the Letters of Fernand Cortez published by the Archbishop of Mexico (afterwards Toledo) as mentioned in 3d. Borgoyne’s travels 303. which he so much wishes to get. If Mr. Short will send it by Mr. Blake and note the price it shall be added to the first...
His Catholic Majesty’s Commissioners present their Compliments to the Secretary of State, and have the honor to transmit herein the Passport requested from them. The Commissioners are extreamely obliged to the Secretary of State for his polite offer in haveing their dispatches conveyed by the same person, and with pleasure would embrace so favourable opportunity, had they not fixed to forward...
Th: Jefferson has the honor to send to the President Dr Thornton’s answer to mister Hallet’s objections this moment received, & which he has not had time to read. perhaps the President may think it worth while to communicate them to mister Hobens & see what he thinks of them, for which reason he sends them to the President in the instant of receiving them. AL , DNA : RG 59, Miscellaneous...