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Since my letter of the 30th. ulto. some facts have come to my knowledge which it may be of advantage to you to know. I have been told that mister T—D has replied when pres[s]ed to aid the negotiation at Madrid that it could not be expected of him as a project of a very different character countenanced by our agent meaning mister L—N was before our government—this fact is unquestionable, as I...
§ From Sylvanus Bourne. 6 July 1805, Amsterdam. “I have this day been honored by your favr of the 28h May & I hasten to reply thereto that although I have not copies of my letters which Mr Damon refers to in his publication I believe them generally correct. Indeed the Confidence I placed in Mr D at that time & before was more fully evidenced by having left my consular Powers on both my visits...
§ From William C. C. Claiborne. 6 July 1805, New Orleans. “On the third Instant the Legislative Council was pror[o]gued Sine die, and I have the Honor to enclose for your perusal a Copy of a Short address which I made on the occasion. Perhaps you will perceive on my part a greater share of feeling than ought to have been manifested; but the late State of party here was Such, that I could not...
§ From Harry Toulmin. 6 July 1805, Fort St. Stephen’s, Mississippi Territory. “Some time since, previously to my leaving the state of Kentucky, I observed a statement in the National Intelligencer, of my having been appointed to the office of receiver of public monies on the east side of Pearl river. Not receiving any personal information of the kind, I regarded it only as a mistake in the...
§ From Harry Toulmin. 6 July 1805. “You are informed, no doubt, that all the Vessels to and from the Country, even though bound to Fort Stoddart and clearing out from Fort Stoddart, are obliged to come to at Mobille, and to pay twelve per centum ad valorem, on their Cargoes, according to the estimate of the Spanish Officers. “Such an exaction as this you may well conceive must be ruinous to...
My last respects were in date of the 1st. of May by a vessel bound to New York, on board of which I have shipped ten Cases of Montepulciano wine, to the care of Mr. Gelston Collector for that port.—By much accident I very lately became acquainted, that Madam Fabroni of florence had receiv’d a letter from Madam Cerrachi at Vienna, describing the deplorable condition she was in, burthen’d with...
I have this day received from on Board a Barge, Several Trunks & Boxes directed to you; one Cage with some Birds, and a Small living Animal, somewhat resembling our common gray Squirrel. They were Sent by Captain Lewis to Mr. Chauteau of St Louis, and by him transmitted to me. Finding that Some of the Trunks and Boxes contained Peltry of various kinds, I had them opened. The Skins had been...
Absence from this place at and a considerable time after the arrival of your letter of the 12th. June has prevented an earlier answer. Le Blanc’s letter to you was no doubt the last effort of a knave to screen himself from merited punishment. He was convicted upon an indictment for counterfeiting and is now in our state prison for life: I have learnt the above from the Attorney General without...
Th: Jefferson presents his friendly & respectful salutations to mrs Dearborne. thinking she appeared pleased with the taste of the Tokay wine, & wishing to avail himself of every opportunity of doing what may be agreeable to her, he sends her three bottles of which he asks the favor of her acceptance. he wishes he could have enlarged this offering to her friendship; but it is the half of what...
My servant Joseph having informed me that there was a coal vessel in Alexandria which would probably return to Richmond I now send a number of boxes &c which I must ask the favor of you to have consigned by her to messrs. Gibson & Jefferson of Richmond, freight to be paid there. I send also a small box for a different destination. it is for Commodore Preble, and contains an instrument of...