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My last was of the 24th day of November since which date I have received your several letters as far as No 18 inclusive. The peace between France and England has been officially known here for several weeks, but the measures likely to follow this event in relation to St. Domingo have reached us no otherwise than in scattered indistinct and unauthentic reports. An early idea appeared in the...
I have not yet thanked you for the copy of your Message, which I find has attracted attention, and circulates with advantage to yourself, as well as to the public. It is much to be wished that the same manly and enlarged sentiments, and the same just and enlightened policy, might distinguish the addresses of all the Republican Governors, and co-operate with the example set by the President, in...
Referring to my letter of Novr 30, I inclose a copy of a Sketch which I have sent to Mr King, it does not indeed pretend to be any thing like a correct calculation, but which brings into one view some interesting conjectures that cannot be very wide of the truth; If it be near the truth, it shews that so far from deriving any benefit from the 7t Article, (if we take into view the loss of...
8 January 1802, Natchez. Reports that “nothing very interesting” has occurred since his letter of 20 Dec. Territorial legislature transacts business slowly, but with care and prudence. “Political disquietude is nearly exiled,” and the judiciary is the sole subject of popular discontent. Regrets that territorial Supreme Court is “so deficient in Law Knowledge.” The chief justice “was...
8 January 1802, Tangier. No. 35. Has requested that Captain Shaw of George Washington stop at Tangier for this dispatch as “we frequently experience detention, and sometimes even loss of Letters.” Has information that Emperor Mawlay Sulaiman is unhappy at not having received an embassy from the U.S. since 1795. Since the death of his prime minister Sidi Mohamet ben Ottman and other nobles in...
Understanding the George Washington Frigate will soon return home, I have desired the Consuls at Gibraltar & Malaga, to request of Captain Shaw to call here at passing for a particular dispatch I should have to forward to you; this measure appeared necessary, as we frequently experience detention, and sometimes even loss of Letters. In hopes it may not be inconvenient for Captain Shaw to do as...
A Bill is about to be offered to the House of Representatives by the Senate, in which it is proposed that the nomination of the person to take charge of the books of the Congressional Library, shall be made by the President to the Senate, as is usual in other official appointments. I have several particular friends and acquaintances in the Senate: and should my name be so fortunate as to meet...
On the 5th Inst. I was supplied with the inclosed statement in regard to the former Award between you & Mr Ross & which may now be regarded I presume as final. in regard to the compensation to the arbiters by the parties Mr Ross told me whatever I would do on your account he should offer the same & tho they have said they wishd for nothing—I am of Opinion $100. between the parties $50 each...
The concurrence of the Senate appears necessary in the appointment of John Taylor Esqr. as Commissioner in the Treaty with the St. Regis Indians. with respectfull concideration I am Sir Your Hume Sert. RC ( DLC ); at foot of text: “The President of the United States”; endorsed by TJ as received from the War Department on 8 Jan. and “John Taylor of N.Y. Commr. to hold treaty between N.Y. & the...
I yesterday inclosed you the first halves of bank bills to the amount of fifteen hundred dollars. I now inclose the remaining halves, arranged exactly in the order of those sent yesterday, so that you may have no trouble in tallying them. the 10. D. bills are sent entire. I percieved on reflection on the balance of the account rendered, that 1500. D. would not meet the paiments noted in my...
I yesterday inclosed you the first halves of bank bills amounting to 705. Dollars. I now inclose the remaining halves, arranged exactly in the order of the first so that you may have no trouble in tallying them. these are in paiment for the 4th. & 5th. pipes of wine recieved from you. it will be satisfactory to know the bills have got safe to hand. accept my respects & best wishes. P.S. Colo....