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I recieved your very kind letter late last night and hasten to answer it although I have already written by this post. You need be under no apprehension about your dear Boy as it is impossible for a child to be in better health and the terrible eruption proved to be nothing more than bug bites he has taken his weaning like a little hero and continues to grow very stout and hearty I talk to him...
This morning, My beloved Eliza, I arrived here to pay a visit to your father, in the interval of the postponement of our causes, as I mentioned in a letter which I wrote you on Friday from Claverack. Your father’s wound is much better and your mother in good health. Your sisters are both on a visit to Rensselaer; but expected back to day or tomorrow. In the morning I return to Claverack. I am...
[ Albany, October 4, 1801. Gives directions for a shipment of trees. Letter not found. ] ALS , sold by Merwin-Clayton Sales Company, January 12, 1906, Item 55. For background to this letter, see H to Elizabeth Hamilton, October 4, 1801 . Description taken from the dealer’s catalogue.
4 October 1801, Lisbon. Delay in departure of brig Neptune gives him the opportunity to announce that the peace treaty between France and Portugal was concluded on 30 Sept. at Madrid. An express brought the news to Lisbon on 3 Oct., and letters from Spain confirm it. RC ( DNA : RG 59, CD , Lisbon, vol. 1). 1 p.; docketed by Wagner. A full transcription of this document has been added to the...
4 October 1801, “ On board the Philada., road of Tunis. ” Comments that although the U.S. squadron has not had all the success it seemed to promise, it has done much good by preventing “any of our citizens falling into chains” and showing the Tripolitans “a very flattering specimen of the harvest they may reap” in a war with the U.S. Tripolitan admiral and crew would certainly have been taken...
4 October 1801, London. Reports that on 2 Oct. Great Britain and France announced signing of peace preliminaries. Believes news of French surrender at Alexandria hastened this event. Relates unconfirmed rumor that the preliminaries provide for a French guarantee of the integrity of the Turkish Empire (which must include the surrender of Egypt) and also for the security of the Kingdom of...
4 October 1801, London. No. 37. Had expected to close negotiations on article 6 of the Jay treaty in time to forward result via Dawson, who is on the point of embarkation, but they are not yet concluded. Transmits instead a report of activities since his dispatch no. 32 [24 Aug.]. Will not agree to any variations on or enlargements of the [1783] treaty of peace as this would only “lay the...
4 October 1801, Spring Garden, Hanover. Recommends Laurence Muse, customs collector at the port of Tappahannock, for the same post at Norfolk, where Muse has heard there will probably be a vacancy. RC (owned by Walter N. Eastburn, East Orange, N.J., 1961). 2 pp. Muse never received the appointment. Incumbent William Davies resigned for reasons of health in 1804 and was replaced by Wilson Cary...
The Brig Neptune being detained longer than expected (by which have already had the honor of writing you inclosing the original dispatch from this Go vernment to the United States) gives me the opportunity of informing you that Peace between Portugal & France w as concluded between Cyprianno Ribeiro Freire late Minister near the U.S. & Lucien Boanaparte at Madrid on the night of the 30 Ulto....
I wrote you some time ago by Mr. Dawson and mentioned my intention of returning to America early in the spring. I still adhere to this intention, and am happy to learn by every letter from that country that the violence of party spirit is abated & that all honest men seem cordially united in support of your administration. I am persuaded that your election was the only means of uniting them...