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About three weeks since I was honored with two "examinations of the doctrine which Subjects to capture a Neutral trade in time of War not allowed in Peace" endorsed department of State. A few days before Mr. Erving favoured me with a copy. I was happy to find the right so ably, so fully & so incontestibly proved. The result of litigations of this kind, I think often depend on general opinion,...
Be pleased to issue your warrant on the appropriation for the Contingent expences of the Department of State for one thousand Dollars in favor of Roger C. Weightman, Agent of William Duane: said Duane to be held accountable for the same. I am &c. DNA : RG 59—DL—Domestic Letters.
A few days since, an inhabitant of this Territory, a Spaniard by birth, was arraigned at the Bar of the Superior Court on a charge of murder; and upon his trial was acquitted. This event is only worthy of notice in consequence of a question which arose in the course of the trial, and the decision made thereon. The counsel for the prisoner demanded, in conformity to the principles of the Common...
I have not been honourd with any of your favours since my respects No. 26 under date 16th. Inst. by which you will have seen that Capn. Rodgers, the Gun Boats & other State Vessels had returnd for the U. S. Those that remain are the Hornett, now at Malaga with the Constitution, the former I am advised is going aloft, where the Enterprize is also. I then handed you Copy of a letter from Consul...
About two years since, you may recollect, I applied to you in favor of Mr. Nathaniel Fellowes jr, in Havanna, to be appointed Consul at that place. This was done at the solicitation of his Uncle Nathl. Fellowes of this place, and whose Confidence and support the younger Mr. Fellowes then enjoyed. The elder Mr. Fellowes made a visit last Fall to Havanna, & from thence wrote a Letter directed to...
Dr. James Madison for John Todd 1806 June 25 for 2 night & swimming Trowsers $ 2. 37 1/ 2 " mending summer clothes . 25 " 1 pair of shoes on the 19th instant 2. July 11 1 pair of ditto & mended Ditto 2. 12 1/ 2
an accidental concurrence of several pretty heavy demands on me at the beginning of the ensuing month, will go beyond my ordinary resources. I am very averse to going further into the banks. if you have any funds which will be unoccupied one month I should be glad of their aid, & they should be replaced by a check for the 5th. of Aug. if not I must conclude to increase my note to Columbia some...
Should the Presidents demands, not be required before the insuing Mo., the Necessary arrangemts. could then be made, for the several engagems.—at this Moment, I have not $50. in both Banks.—I expect however to be able in the course of a day or two—to advance the President from 750-1000—for the time required.—and most Ardently hope the President may not increase ( if Possible ) in Bank...
On the recommendation of Mr Latrobe, a Mr Demun has been appointed to take the Survey of the coast. Had Barnwell’s application come in time he might have been united: but all the instructions were sent during your stay at Monticello and immediately before my journey to the Westward. Even if he had been joined, I do not know how he could have been spared during the sickly season. Mr Briggs has...
Congress adopting a court, adopts all it’s officers. The Sheriff consequently is the competent officer. but as to the Attorney, we can surely employ one in each particular case, until we be authorised to do better. With respect to the revenue cutter at Norfolk, the general idea I had was that having concluded to employ smaller vessels in that service, all the large ones were to be...