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I recd. duly yours of inclosing $300. The little delay has been no wise inconvenient. I regret only that I omitted to give you notice that there was no occasion for your being in a hurry. My last letters from London are of the 9th. & from Paris the 1st. of June. Nothing had occurred at either place from which the result could be known; On the other hand nothing particularly inauspicious to our...
Mr. R. Hackley has made known to me his wish to receive a consular appointment to some of the French ports- altho a countryman of ours you may be unacquainted with Mr. Hackley; I have long & well known him, & feel a pleasure in recommending him to you as a gentleman who woud, with advantage and credit, fill any such appointment to which the President shall think proper to nominate him. With...
The Consulate of the United States for the Island of St. Thomas having become vacant We the undersigned beg leave to recommend George Taylor Esqr. now resident at that Island as a proper person to fill the said office. Mr. Taylor is a Native Citizen of the United States, a Gentleman of strict veracity, and we deem him in every respect well qualified for the situation to which we now propose...
I have not written to you since the 15. January last, nothing of any consequence having occurred to render my communications interesting. Towards the end of January our Military Commander, of the Marine Department came forward with the preposterous demand on the French, Dutch, & Danish Consuls and me that we should recur to his Tribunal for all Kinds of Averages, Protests, and other Documents,...
I arrived here yesterday and was duly hond: with your favor of the 21st: Ult. and have recd. drafts on the U. S branch bank at this place to the amount of 5000 dollars the appropriation of which shall correspond with your instructions. The Ambassador requests that the cash intended as presents to his suite may be paid into his hands at Boston, as several debts have been contracted by them...
You will receive herewith copies of authentic documents, which prove the Citizenship of Smith Musgrove , an American Seaman, who is stated to be detained on board H. B. M. Ship of War the Cambrian. Permit me therefore to ask the favor of you to interpose with the Officer commanding her to procure the discharge of this man. I am &c DNA : RG 59—Notes to Foreign Counsels and Ministers.
The President of the United States having judged it expedient to supersede your commission as Consul for Canton, by issuing another to Mr. Edward Carrington, it is proper that you should be apprized of it, that the change may have a just influence upon your concerns. I am &c. DNA : RG 59—DL—Domestic Letters.
I duly received the Commission You did me the Honor to transmit me, vesting me with the Office of Consul, for the United States at the Azores, for which I beg You to receive my grateful acknowledgements. In Your circular under date of 26th. June, where there is a question Of Bonds to be given the U.States, mention is made of two Blanks, being enclosed. These have been omitted & I will thank...
I conceive it a Duty incumbent on me, as a Citizen of the United States, to lay before our Government, the unjust, oppressive, arbitrary, tyranical and unwarrantable Conduct of Mr. Barnet towards me, whilst he filled here (during the Absence of Mr. Skipwith, and under his Power of Attorney) the Office of Commercial Agent of the United States. The Facts, set forth in the enclosed printe d...
In answer to your letter of the 27th. June, I have to state, that I have no knowledge of any claim, on your behalf, upon the Spanish Government for several hundred thousand dollars, or any other sum. I am &c. DNA : RG 59—DL—Domestic Letters.