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New York, March 4, 1803. “The foregoing are Copies of our letters to Meeker Denman & Co on the subject of Insurance.…” AL , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. Lawrence and Dayton were partners in a mercantile firm at 94 Greenwich Street, New York City. Copies, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. This letter and its enclosures, which concern the case of Lawrence and Dayton v Columbian...
I believe the ship is almost ready to sail, but that her detention to sunday will not expose me to any expence. We are ready to embark as soon as I receive my instructions. I left in yr. office the observations of Mr. Ellicot on our southern & western territory, having no time to read them at Georgetown & prefering to take every paper from yr. department in the same packet. I hope you found &...
4 March 1803, Bordeaux. Encloses a list of entries and clearances between 1 July and 31 Dec. 1802 [not found], which would have been forwarded earlier but for William Lee’s illness. Lee has been too weak to write “for near two months” but “is now fast gathering Strength.” “The public mind is at present very much agitated with the uncertain State of Affairs between this Country and Great...
4 March 1803, Tunis. Commodore Morris in the Chesapeake , with the John Adams and the New York , anchored in the road of La Goulette “on the 22d. ult. 8 oclock A.M. ” and Eaton sent for permission to go aboard. The dragoman returned at eleven with the bey’s refusal. The bey insisted Morris first report ashore. Eaton went to La Goulette and, using his permit to visit the Enterprize , passed the...
By the desire of Mr. Lee I take the liberty to enclose you a list of the Entrances & Clearances at this Office from July the first 1802 to the thirtieth of December following. This Statement would have been forwarded before, but that we have been in daily expectation that Mr. Lee’s health would have permitted him to address you himself, but such has been his weak state that he has not been...
On the 22d. ult. 8 oclock a.m. Commodore Morris in the UStates frigate Chesapeak, with the frigates John Adams and New York, anchored in the road of the Goulette. On their appearance in the offing I sent my dragoman for the Bey’s permission to go on board. He returned at eleven with a refusal. The Bey required the commodore should previously report himself. I immediately started for the...
In my letter of yesterday , I express’d an intention of waiting on you this morning—but as you will probably be much engaged, and as I am very anxious to begin my Journey, after so long an absence from my family—I have concluded, to decline doing myself that honor—As it is of importance however to my concerns, to be inform’d, upon the Subject of my letter—I have to request the favour of an...
I have this moment recieved your favor of this morning, but as I suppose from it that you were then on the point of departure, this can only follow you. the appointment which is the subject of it will not take place till autumn, and in the mean time we shall no doubt be recieving applications. you are sensible that it will be our duty to select from the whole number of candidates, & not...
Your favor of Feb. 28. is recieved, and if the box of the wine of the quality I selected, is not reserved for your own use, I shall certainly be very glad to recieve it, and I will ask the further favor of you to import for me a gross of bottles of the same quality: for I observe that it’s price places it among those wines which are to be used pour faire bonne bouche, and not for ordinary...
I have reason to believe that you think favourably of Captain Barney —an intimate acquaintance with him convinces me that that impression is a just one, and that he is a man of merit. he does believe that he was ill treated by the late Post master general, on account of his politicks, and that he has been neglected by the present—coud he be employ’d I am convinc’d that he woud do justice and...