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I am really fearful you may suppose I have not attended to your request regarding the House which you seem’d disposed to purchase; but believe me my dear Sir I have constantly had it in mind & have made several attemps to conclude the Business with the Proprietor, but as yet without any success—The truth is, the Man does not know his own mind; one day he will sell & another he will not; He now...
11 December 1801, Amsterdam. Transmits the Leiden Gazette to date. Thinks the congresses to be held at Amiens, Ratisbon, and Lyons may materially alter political state of Europe, but the results will not be known before spring. RC ( DNA : RG 59, CD , Amsterdam, vol. 1). 1 p.; docketed by Wagner. A full transcription of this document has been added to the digital edition.
11 December 1801, Cap Français. No. 18. Reports that accounts of European peace have caused a “total suspension of business” as all anxiously await news of French plans for the island. Toussaint is at Port Républicain. Anticipates “dreadful” consequences if the French arrive in force to “subject the people to their former State,” but “should they conduct with moderation in their demands and...
11 December 1801, Havana. Takes advantage of the return of his brother George to the U.S. to inform JM of his arrival on the island. Has received the same official recognition he formerly had and assurances of protection from the governor, but there are “too many circumstances on record” that prevent good relations between the two countries. The “whole commercial community” complain of...
I transmit you in course the Leyden Gazettes to this date. Nothing can be added with propriety at this moment to the Contents of the public papers in regard to the political state of Europe, which may undergo material Changes by the Congresses which are about to meet at Amiens Ratisbon & Lyons. The Winter will however most probably pass over before their deliberations are matured & made known....
I had the honor to write to you on the 25th. ultimo by the Brig Clarissa, Capt. Crisswell, viá Phila. and a duplicate by the Schooner Eleanor, Captn. Wickham viá Baltimo. since which nothing of moment has occured here excepting the accounts of peace between France &c. and Engd. This has caused a total suspension of business—and we wait with anxiety the official account from France, and the...
I take the liberty of embracing the op portunity offered, thro the return of my Brother Mr. Geo. C. Morton to the United States, to inform you of my arrival in this Island; and of such other matters as may at this time be proper to notice. In my re-appearance before His Excell. the Governor I had the satisfaction to receive the same recognition in my official capacity, as formerly; accompanied...
According to the 46 Section of the Collection Law approved 2nd March 1799. the Wearing Apparel and other personal Baggage , and the tools or implements of a mechanecal trade only, shall be free from duty; that is to say of persons who arrive in the United States; notwithstanding which the Collector of this port obliges, such persons to pay Duty on their Books &c which they bring for their own...
We expect to commence our conference with the Choctaws tomorrow, they have met us today and informed us they would be then ready. From present appearances we shall obtain permission to open the road towards Nashville. As soon as our commission terminates here I shall go to Tookaubatche on the Creek agency about 500 miles, General Pickens will accompany me on his way home, and General Wilkinson...
Early in the last month I recieved the ratification , by the first Consul of France, of the Convention between the US. and that nation. his ratification not being pure and simple, in the ordinary form, I have thought it my duty, in order to avoid all misconception, to ask a second advice and consent of the Senate, before I give it the last sanction by proclaiming it to be a law of the land. RC...