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I have received a Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, in answer to mine of the 12th. of April, which was referred to him, stating, “that it is not yet ascertained, whether there are any lands in the Michigan Territory, unappropriated; and that no lands will be offered for sale, untill after the report of the Commissioners, is laid before Congress.[”] From this Statement, it does not...
Believe sir that I would not trespass on your time, knowing that it is directed to so many important objects, if I did not think your politeness would pardon the liberty I take, and that your benovolence will be concerned in granting me the information I am about to solicit. Permit me then to ask if any information has been lately received respecting the American claims on the French...
I am sorry that I am under the disagreeable Necessity of calling on you again for the Amount of My rent. Nothing would Induce me to do it but having A note in Bank which Must be protested unless you can Assist Me with One Or two Hundred Dollars. If you have Not the Money I could get your Note discounted At Bank to day for two Hundred Dollars provided it would be agreeable to you to give...
8 May 1805, Department of State . “The late owners of the Schooner Eliza, Capn Spalding, which, with her cargo, was condemned in the year 1803, at St Domingo, during the administration of Genl Rochambeau, are desirous of obtaining redress, and of availing themselves of your Agency for that purpose. I have therefore to request that you will furnish them such aid in their solicitation as is...
8 May 1805, Baltimore . “We have the misfortune of being o<w>ners of <a> Brig called the Eleanor Commanded by Benj<amin> Alden of this place, whom we employed to […] her as Captn. on a Voyage from hence to L<is>b<on> & back, in October last. She arrived out safe a<t> Lisb<on>, where our friends received her Cargo—and <return?>ed her back with a ballast of Salt conformably to our...
8 May 1805, Washington . “Two months after the Treaty with France made in October eighteen hundred, was Arrested from the Subscribers by the French without any motive whatever, the Ship Hope & Cargo. “After two years diligent persevering to recover this Property, under the fourth Article of Said Treaty, and at great Expence did obtain a Decree from the Council of Prizes at Paris against the...
8 May 1805, Baltimore . “It has been some time since I had the Honour of hearing from you respecting the unfortunate Brig Neptune the News Papers tell us that the Spanish Government disclaim Any right to pay the United States & as the Case of the Brig Neptune was in charge to the Ministers to both Courts, I am in hopes you have had satisfactory Accots. from France respecting the American...
If any hope had been entertained that, on an application to the Council of State, their approbation of a transmission to you, of the certificates respecting Logwood’s health, by our much respected and amiable Governor, could have been obtained, that channel, as most respectful to you, would have been preferred; but as such an approbation was dispaired of, I deemed it not more a duty than a...
I have obtained liberty of Mr. Clymer to communicate his project—he conceives that an enemy may be effectually prevented from firing a gun either cannon or small arms and be thrown into the utmost confusion by such a shower of either cold or hot water as could be thrown on them by a strong fire engine or a strong steam boiler such as I use with the power of 100 or 150 or 200 bls to the inch at...
I have this day received your letters of the 4th and 5th instant, and have handed the enclosures to Capt. Shaw— I have the honor to be, with great respect, Sir, your obedient servant MHi : Coolidge Collection.