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A relapse of my complaint prevented me from sooner rendering my best thanks for the favor of your last and expressing my sensibility at the obliging expressions it contains. The habits I have contracted by a long employment in the Department of State and the additional attachment produced by the personal qualities of its head, made my retirement a painful event to myself: and could I...
22 July 1802, Boston. Has received JM’s letter of 12 July [not found] with appointment as commissioner of bankruptcy for the district of Massachusetts but declines, “as the attention to be given to my existing engagements does not admit of my devoting the portion of time which appears to be requisite.” RC ( DNA : RG 59, LRD , 1789–1827, filed under “Brown”). 1 p.; docketed by Brent as received...
22 July 1802, Salem. Acknowledges JM’s letter of 12 July [not found] enclosing a commission for him as a commissioner of bankruptcy for the district of Massachusetts. Regrets he cannot accept the office owing to pressing commercial business that would make it “ extremely inconvenient .” RC ( DNA : RG 59, LAR , 1801–9, filed under “Crowninshield”). 1 p.; docketed by Jefferson.
22 July 1802, Bordeaux. Reports that since his last dispatch he has been “obliged to leave the Consulate for six weeks owing to the failure of John Fry Junr. of London with whom the House of Perrot & Lee were closely connected.” Hopes “the necessity of the case” will excuse his absence. Calls JM’s attention again to the distressing situation of American seamen at Bordeaux. For the last three...
22 July 1802, Norfolk. Has received JM’s letter of 12 July [not found] enclosing a commission to act as a commissioner of bankruptcy for the district of Virginia. Declines the appointment “because the duties which it woud impose, I consider as incompatible with other avocations more important to myself.” RC ( DNA : RG 59, LRD , 1789–1827, filed under “Tazewell”). 1 p.; in a clerk’s hand,...
22 July 1802, Cadiz. Reports that Yznardy arrived from Philadelphia on 20 July. “The Quaranteen to which American Vessels [are] here subjected & which Mr: Yznardy is now performing, imposes on me the unwelcome Duty of informing you of the Capture of the Brig Franklin of Philadelphia by a Tripolitan Corsair: the particulars … are contained in the inclosed Copy of a Letter from Mr: J: Gavino. …...
Since my last respects I have been obliged to leave the Consulate for six weeks owing to the failure of John Fry Junr. of London with whom the House of Perrot & Lee were closely connected. Nothing but business of the most urgent nature upon which my existence as a Merchant depended, would have induced me to have deserted my family and Post and I trust the necessity of the case will be a...
I have the honor to inform you of the arrival two days ago in this Port of the Spanish Ship Principe de la Paz in 47 days from Philadelphia having on board my principal Mr. J: Yznardy. The Quaranteen to which American Vessels here are subjected & which Mr: Yznardy is now performing, imposes on me the unwelcome Duty of informing you of the Capture of the Brig Franklin of Philadelphia by a...