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A letter from Capt: Reade of the 21st. states that nothing new has occurred—and that the British Squadron continues off the Capes. I have the honor to be with the highest respect Sir yr. most: Obt. St. PHi : Daniel Parker Papers.
The enclosed estimate of Drs. 686,076.59, will, according to the request of the Secy. of the Navy, be transmitted to Congress on Tuesday next. It is stated to consist of contracts, purchases, & expenses incurred by special directions of the President, who has, I presume, already seen it. It is now sent in reference to the paragraph in the President’s message, in order that they may agree. The...
The foregoing is a copy of my last which went by the Brig Betsey Captn Bradford for Philada: The British Convoy sailed the 17th: Instant, about 55 Sail of Merchantmen in all. There remain about twenty Englishmen now here & several vessels are yet loading, but all will be gone in about a week. The Minister & Consul will leave here in a few days in a Brig of War now waiting for them. Yesterday...
I inclose you the message, and pray you to suggest, on a separate paper, such alterations as you shall think for the better either in the matter or style. I must ask the return of it this evening because mr Coles has to make 4. copies, & will have only two days to do it in. it comes to you thus late, as time was necessary for it to go through the hands of the other gentlemen. Affectte....
I have the honor to transmit your Excellency the copy of a Letter from the Officers of the Artillery Company, belonging to my Regiment, tendering their own and Companies services to their Country, as part of the draft ordered, of 100,000 Men. The roll handed me comprises the names of 64 Men; this Corps is of long standing, and the high encomiums paid them by Genl. Washington when he was in...
As the practice of impressing our Seamen into the British Navy, connected as it is, or rather I should say, exemplified as it was in the late attack of His Britannick Majesty’s Ship of War the Leopard on the United States Frigate Chesapeake had become a momentous point or subject of discussion between the two countries, I deemed it would be not unacceptable to communicate not only every...
Page 1. Line 2. After “fellow citizens” add, “entirely unexpected & much to be deprecated, threatening a serious change in the enviable state of our country, imposed the duty of convening you, at an earlier period, than the day assigned by the constitution.” in lieu of the residue of the first sentence. —— 6. After “not” insert, “with all our sincere efforts to preserve tranquility.” —— 7....
I find that the frigate the U. States cannot be prepared to sail for either New York or Boston within the time mentioned yesterday. The proposed arrangement with respect to her will of course not be made. Respectfy DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Agreeable to Act of Congress, I send, for deposit in the department of State, a copy of "Ramsay’s Life of Washington", of which I am proprietor. I also take the liberty of inclosing a copy (bound) for your acceptance. At the same time, sir, permit me to request your opinion of it, as, a reading book for Schools and Academies, As, it is my intention, Should it meet the approbation of the...
I take the liberty of presenting you a copy of Ramsay’s Life of Washington and at the same time requesting your opinion of it, as, a reading Book for Schools and Academics. It being my intention, should it meet the approbation of the principal Literary characters of the Union, to publish an edition, to sell at one Dollar, solely for that purpose—Your answer, addressed to me in Baltimore, will...