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Your two letters of November I have received, and am rejoiced to find that you recover strength. I have suffered a great deal of anxiety of mind upon account of your indisposition. At times I feel as if I could fly almost to see you, and be with you. When I lose you, this world will appear to me a desert. I do not complain, but my mind has suffered much; perhaps I am too prone to anticipate...
I received some days since your kind letter of the 11th: of last month, and was delighted to find you had so far recovered as to be able to write—Since then I have been informed by my brother and Mr: Shaw, that your health continued improving and I sincerely pray to the great disposer of Events that it may be entirely restored and long continued, for your own comfort and the happiness of us...
Capt. Dulton, who brought despatches for Mr. Pinkney and now returns with others for you, has a claim on the Spanish Govt. which he will explain to you; and which he wishes to receive your attention as far as will consist with the distinction between your functions & those of the Ordinary Minister. I have apprized him of this distinction, and of the danger of a precident that might load you...
3 December 1804, Boston. “At the request of the Marshall for this District, I have the honor to transmit the inclosed letter, the purpose of which has been made known to me; In performing this Office of friendship towards Colonel Bradford it wou’d be remiss in me, were I to refrain from the expression of the sincere belief which I entertain, that his Official duties have been uniformly...
3 December 1804, Paris. “The inclosed are Copies of Letters which relate to the Business in which we have been engaged. Should the money appropriated for the Commission be received while we are here, our accompts will be closed and forwarded.” RC and enclosures, two copies ( DNA : RG 76, Preliminary Inventory 177, entry 119, France, Convention of 1803 [Spoliation], Correspondence); letterbook...
3 December 1804, Philadelphia. “By the Ship Hardware Capt. Wataik [Matlock] who arrived at the 30th ulto. at New York is come a Four wheels Couch and couch Harness marked and numbered as in the margin ordred by me and shipped for my account, permit me therefore on this occasion to request of you Sir, the favor to procure a permit for the landing of said Couch and Harness at New York, that I...
3 December 1804, Philadelphia. “Being about to embark for the Port of Antwerp in Europe & thence to sail to Calcutta in the East Indies, I take the liberty. of requesting that you will have forwarded to me the necessary passport. As I expect to sail about the 7th. or 8th. Inst. it will be necessary that no Time be lost.” RC ( DNA : RG 59, Letters Requesting Passports). 1 p.; docketed by Wagner...
3 December 1804, Cádiz. Encloses a copy of his 19 Nov. dispatch. “The result of the Flag of truce sent to the Division unde⟨r⟩ the Command of Sir John Ord, was sending back the Spanis⟨h⟩ Frigate detain’d under parole not to put to Sea again.” “By accounts the English Envoy left Madrid on the 14 ult. Small Vessels with despatches for the Havana, Veracruz &ca. sailed on the 28th. ulto. “I do not...
I have now the honor to enclose you the document which you placed in my hand this morning and to inform you that the principles adopted by those who were charged with the settlement of claims for Military services rendered during the late revolutionary war, operated as a bar to the one now presented—   It appears that George Hurlbert on whose account the claim is now brought, died on the 8th....
A Bill for the adjudication of prizes in certain cases Be it enacted &c, that during the existence of war between the US. & any of the predatory powers on the coast of Barbary in Africa, it shall be lawful for the Pres. of the US. with the advice & consent of the Senate to appoint a judge of Admiralty to reside & to hold courts for so long a time as in the opinion of the President the...