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[ L’Orient, 2 Aug. 1787. Recorded in SJL as received 7 Aug. 1787, together with a letter of Zachariah Loreilhe [ca. 3] Aug., q.v., in which Barclay’s letter was probably enclosed. Not found.]
[ Paris, 10 Apr. 1785 . Joint entry in SJL under this date reads: “Mr. Carmichael at Havre. Mr. Barclay. l’Orient and Nantes. Mr. Bonfield. Bourdeaux. Whether any vessels going to Virga. before middle of May or when? To Mr. Barcl. I acknoleged receipt of China. Whether a gentleman with valet could get passage.” None of these has been found.]
[ New York, 30 Nov. 1787 . A letter from Barclay of this date is recorded in SJL Index, which letter was enclosed in the Commissioners of the Treasury to TJ, 5 Dec.1787 , received 26 Jan. 1788, and enclosed in TJ to William F. Ast, 9 Feb. 1788 , q.v.; see also TJ to Ast, 19 June 1788 . Not found.]
I do myself the honor to inclose to your Excellency a letter from Mr. Andrew Huntington of Norwich in Connecticut, covering a Memorial to the Marechal De Castries relative to a demand which he makes for supplies furnish’d some French Prisoners in America by order of Mr. Holker, and which Letter and Memorial I did not receive untill this day though it is dated in May 1786. I do not think that...
I wrote you by this Post, and am Now to Inform you that Mess. French & Co. have Employ’d the Mare-chaussee at all the Passes out of the Jurisdiction of the Parliament of Bordeaux to stop me on the Road. A suspicion of such a proceeding made me Alter my Intention of setting out, and I have Now Certain Information that it is so. I see Nothing for Me to Do, but to Remain where I am, untill you...
Since writing the letter which accompanies this I found the Following Memorandums in a Book of mine. It will Enable you to fill up one of the Blanks in the little Account I sent you. Mr. Jefferson 2 Dozens Madiera wine 30 livs. ⅌ Doz. 60 1½ Doz. Frontignan 24 36 1½ of Muscat 18 27 2 Pounds of tea 16 139 Received Twenty four livres 24 livs.
On my arrival here yesterday I had the pleasure of Receiving your letter of the 31st. of last month. My being a little indisposed I shall only say at present that on Sunday Next I propose setting out for Madrid where I will wait untill I hear from you and Mr. Adams. Mr. Franks will Immediately proceed with some letters which I wrote to you from Tangiers and Ceuta, and with several other Papers...
With this you will find the Duplicate of a letter with some papers for the Governor of Virginia , the original will go by the next packet from l’Orient, and therefore you will have the goodness to send this by some other Conveyance. I am with great Sincerity Dear Sir Your Most Obed. & Most Huml Serv:, The Bearer will deliver to you the two Belts and Cartridge Box, which I Brought here by...
I wrote you a few lines informing you of my arrival, and Expectation of seeing the Count of Florida Blanca this day agreeable to his appointment, in Consequence of which M. Carmichael accompanied me to the Pardo, where the Count resides at present, and there we were Informed that the Minister cou’d not receive us before Wednesday next, as he had had, within a few days, the account of the Death...
I had the pleasure of addressing you twice since my Arrival here, and though I had nothing worth the attentions of you or M. Adams to Communicate, I thought you wou’d wish to know how I am employ’d and to be able to say to him that I have made some progress in my Journey. Yesterday I was Introduced to the Count of Florida Blanca at the Pardo, he received and treated me like a man of Business...
I had the pleasure of receiving your letter of the 15th. with the Inclosures for America, which shall go [by] the packet Tomorrow. Be so kind to Inform Mr. Humphreys that his letter shall be taken proper Care of. I am very sorry to tell you that the Vessell with Your China on board is still here. I wou’d have sent it with the Tea, but the risk of breaking and Expence of land Carriage was too...
I had the pleasure of receiving your letter of the 11th. and agreeable to your directions have put on Board the packet under the Care of Col: Le Maire 2 Casks of very good Brandy two years old, each Cask Containing 42 gallons, which Exceeds your orders a few, but there was not time to deliberate. You have had for some time in a vessell Called the Fortune 3 Cases of China. She is still in this...
The inclos’d letter to you and Mr. Adams of this date contains every thing that occurs relative to my business here, and the Day after tomorrow I shall leave it and remain at Madrid untill I can decide on the necessity of going to Coruña. The objects there are the Effects belonging to the United States left by Mr. Guillon and the proceeds of some prizes carried in by Capt. Cunyingham. It is...
L’Orient,8 July 1787 . Encloses a sight draft in favor of TJ on Grand for 2,370 livres dated “the 31st. past” which balances his account current with the state of Virginia, also enclosed. Before this was opened, he was engaged by the Governor and Council of Virginia in other business; after its completion he was sent funds with instructions for their disbursement. “I was desired to accept of...
I have not any thing of Consequence to trouble you with that is not contained in the inclosed Copy of what I wrote Mr. Adams the 27th. to which I beg leave to refer you. We have not yet heard from Mr. Lamb since he sailed, but I think a few days will bring Mr. Carmichael some Letters from him; His Business here was very public, and ours is no Secret. Don Gabriel spoke of it yesterday before...
I had the pleasure of writing to you the 31st. of last Month by a gentleman going to Paris and of sending you a Copy of what I wrote Mr. Adams the 27th. I now, by the Spanish Courier, send you Copies of both those Letters. This day the Spanish dispatches arrived from Algiers by which Mr. Carmichael, who writes you by this Opportunity, received a Letter from Mr. Lamb , with another from Mr....
Inclosed you have an account of the Cost of some Spanish Books which were not to be procured at Madrid and which Mr. Carmichael orderd to be purchased here for you. I have paid 127 Dollars and 18 Ryals for them and placed them in the hands of Messieurs Lyonnis & Belleu to be shipd on a vessel bound to Rouen to the Care of Mr. Anthy. Garvey of that place who will send them Forward to you at...
I had the pleasure of receiving your note addressed to me at Bordeaux and delivered your Inclosure agreeable to your directions. Tomorrow we shall set forward, and I expect in about Twelve days to get to Madrid from whence I shall write to you, as at present there is nothing better to offer than a Detail of Bad roads and Interruptions. I Received a letter yesterday from Mr. Carmichael who...
L’Orient, 6 July 1787 . Encloses a letter written since his arrival there. “It relates intirely to my affair with French & Nephew, and Do’s not Call on you for any Immediate attention. I trouble you with it to shew you that I Did all that I thought my Duty towards these Men.” Lynch, whom TJ saw at Bordeaux, called on Barclay, and they parted “on such terms as made me Expect an accommodation...
I wrote you and Mr. Adams the 10th Informing you of my Intentions to set out for Morocco this day but it is not Convenient for the Governor of that place to go before Tomorrow or perhaps the Day following. I was Obliged this day to begin the Business by making a Number of presents here, from the Governor down to the wife of a Jew who lives at Morocco including in the whole Twelve or Fifteen...
I Beleive you will be much pleased to hear that I am going to Draw a Very Troublesom family from your Neighborhood. My Stay in America must unavoidably be longer than I intended, and therefore I think it Best that Mrs. Barclay and the Children join me here. I have not settled my accounts with Congress though they have been ready for Inspection for some time. The balance due to me from the...
Having written to you very fully by Col. Franks, who set forward from the Escurial the 16th. of last Month, I shall not at present take up much of your Time. I Now Inclose you a Copy of the Declaration made by Tahar Fennish in addition to the 10th. Article of the Treaty with the Emperor of Morocco. It is in Arabic and signed by Himself. The Necessity of a second Copy of that Declaration Did...
I have little of Consequence to Communicate in this letter, tho I shall give you the Trouble of a more particular one before I leave this place, and thus make my appology for the shortness of this. At present I shall only say that by appointment I am to see the Count of Florida Blanca this day week, and that I have every reason to Expect all the protection and Influence from hence that can be...
I take the liberty of sending you a Copy of my letter to Mr. Osgood and Mr. Livingston, with my accounts Current which you will please to forward. The Originals go by the Packet from L’Orient. You will, I hope, Excuse my having mentioned your name. My meaning was, if you had occasion to write to them, I hoped you woud freely give your opinion of such of my Transactions as have fallen within...
I wrote you from Morocco under date of the 16 th. —As I do not know when that Letter is likely to reach you, I trouble you now with a Copy of it, & as I shall set out in a few days for Tangiers. I defer until my arrival in Europe being particular.— I am Gentlemen, / Your most obed t. humble Serv t
Permit me to trouble you once more before my departure on the subject of two Affairs in which the Interest of the United States has been for some years engaged. In 1783 Messrs. LaVayse and Puchelberg of this Town made some Purchases at Public Auction of sundry Prize Goods brought in here by Captain John Barry of the Alliance Frigate on which a balance of 72263.15.6 Livres is still due, and...
We have had a continued set of hard blowing Westerly Winds for three Weeks, but the weather is now moderate and promises a change favorable to my Embarkation. The only excuse for the trouble I have given you lately, is the situation I have been in, and to increase it I must now mention the Error committed by me in the Sketches of the little Accounts which I sent you. The expence of the China...
My last Containd a pretty long state of the affair Between the House of French & Nephew, and myself, of which I had not time to make any Copy, to put an End to your Trouble in this Disagreeable subject. I shall Conclude it, by informing you as Breifly as I Can of what has passed since the time of my Enlargement, observing that Before I applied to the Parliament I offerd by the mediation of a...
After you left this place My Fever Encreased upon me and Confined me two Days to my Bed. I am Now pretty well and I think I shall proceed home tomorrow, But I have Not given Mrs. Barclay any hopes of seeing me soon lest I shou’d Disapoint her. I Never stood so much in Need of your advice as I Do at this Moment. The House of French & Nephew have Refused Every accommodation that I have had in My...
Letter not found: from Thomas Barclay, 9 Sept. 1788. On 18 Sept. GW wrote to Barclay : “Your favor of the 9th instant came duly to hand.”
I had the pleasure of receiving your obliging Letter of the 27th. of December, and if my endeavours to serve our Country well have the flattering effects you suppose, I shall think my Journey to Morocco one of the happiest Incidents of my life. I am very glad to learn that you are recovering from the Injury which your wrist receiv’d, and hope it is possible we may meet on the road, but at...
I Received with the greatest pleasure your letter of the 19th. I Cannot Express my Gratitude to you for your Declaration to the Count de Montmorin, and it is with much satisfaction to my own heart that I Can assure You, You went not an Inch too far. The Breach of faith which they alude to, was occasiond by the following Circumstance. M. Moylan of Lorient when passing through this Town to the...
Having finish’d my Business here very much to my satisfaction I intend to leave Madrid tomorrow. of this Date I have valued on you at Usance to the order of Mess. Etienne Druihlet & C o. for Two Hundred and Fifty Pounds sterling which please to honor and place to account of the United states. I am with great respect. / Sir / Your most obed / Humble Servant.
This day Week we arrived here, Since which I have had two audiences from His Majesty, the first a public one, and the second a private one of yesterday. It is but a few minutes since I heard that a Courrier will depart this Evening for Daralbeyda , and I have not time to enter into particulars. It will be agreable however for you to know that the last draught of the treaty is made, and will...
I came here a few days ago to deliver a Letter from the Emperor of Moracco to the King which I put into the Hands of the Count de Florida Blanca, acknowledging the Sense I had of his Attention & thanking him with great sincerity on the Part he had taken in our business at Moracco, He seemed very much pleased with our Success, and smiling replyed “Now that we have happily finished this Treaty...
I arrived here after an agreeable Passage of Five days and was very well received by the Governor & by the People who seem pleased to see Persons from a Country at so great a distance come to compliment their Sovereign; As the Governor had no orders concerning our going forward, I was obliged to send a Courier to Morocco to demand that Permission, and at the same time wrote to M r. Chiappi of...
By the bearer Colonel Franks I do myself the honor to send you in a small Box the following articles. 1 st. A Book containing the original Treaty in Arabic between the Emperor of Morocco and the United States. 2. Three translations of the Treaty in English, to each of which is added a translation of a Declaration made by Tahar Fennish by order of His Majesty in addition & explanation of the 10...
I wrote you and M r Jefferson the last by a Vessel Bound from hence to Liverpool, a Copy of which go’s by this Conveyance to Cadiz—At present I have little to add but that our Journey to Morocco has been postponed by the Governor untill Tomorrow at Sunrise, and that of this Date I have valued on you in Favor of M rs Barclay at usance for one Hundred Pounds Sterg which please to Honor and place...
The Bearer Lieu t. Col: Franks waits upon You with some Dispatches from M r. Jefferson on the subject of which I need Not say much, but as M. Jefferson wishes Me to add any thing that occurs relative to the funds Necessary to accomplish the object, I shall just remark, that My Opinion is, the Presents ought Not to be Compleatly prepared untill we have a Certainty that the Treaty may be...
I think I have a Right now to put you in mind of an old Debt which You owe me, and for which, as I do not desire You to Pay me whole, I will be Content to give you a Discharge in full, on Receipt of one Twentieth Part, and if you will write me a few lines to the Care of Mr. Carmichael, I will record it in place of all the letters I have Troubled you with since my Departure from France. The...
As I passed through Nantes in my way to Bordeaux I received a letter from M rs. Barclay wherin she mentions your Intention of going to England Next Month, and that you wish’d to see me before you set out. I have three public accounts of Consequence to settle at Bordeaux, and shall the Moment they are finish’d proceed home. you will oblige me by letting me Know by a line, addressed to the Care...
The day before yesterday Mr. Carmichael received letters from Algiers, from Mr. Lamb dated the 29th. of last month, and from Mr. Randal the 26th. which I think a wrong date with a postscript from on Board a Vessel in the Bay of Alicant of the 1st. Inst. after a Passage of 26 Hours. He Cannot Come on Shore without a permission from Court to shorten his Quarantine, which Mr. Carmichael has...
Inclosed is a letter for M. Jay Covering Copies of sundry letters to M. Lamb and of one to M. Carmichael. If you will take the Trouble of perusing them, you will see my situation and intentions as Clearly as I Do my self, and I shall, unless I am prevented by some unforeseen encident, have the pleasure of taking your Commands in person for America. Early I hope in July, I will be obliged to...
I hope to have the Pleasure of soon hearing from you, and of being informed whether you have a my Commands for me farther than Morocco. I have long been anxious to see the Trade of our Country to these Parts, put on a safe and respectable footing, as I am well acquainted with the Importance of the Object, and if I can, while I am in the Neighbourhood of Africa, in the smallest Degree...
I hope the Treaty with the Emperor of Morocco and all the Papers Mentiond in My Letter to You and M r. Jefferson of the 2 d. of october are before this time in Paris—The Day following the date of that letter a Copy of which you have Inclosed I was Confined with a Fever, But at length after several Delays some of which were Unavoidable, I sent Every thing Necessary by Col. Franks who went...
I have the honor to inform you that I have valued on you two Bills in Favor of M Grand for Two Hundred Pounds Sterling each viz of the 15 th. N o. 13 at Usance £200— of this Date 14 £——200 which please to honor and Charge to Account of the United States— I shall Probably farther value on you in a few Days from Lorient for £380 Stg. which will make the whole Amount of them (My Bills) £2500 Stg....
I arrived here after an agreeable Passage of Five days and was very well received by the Governor, & by the People who seem pleased to see Persons from a Country at so great a distance come to compliment their Sovereign; As the Governor had no orders concerning our going forward, I was obliged to send a Courier to Morocco to demand that Permission, and at the same time wrote to M r. Chiappi of...
LS : Archives du Ministère des affaires étrangères; copy: Library of Congress I return you the Papers relative to the Attachments laid on the property of the United States by Messrs. Forsters & Puchelberg & Co. and I beg leave to remark that as on the one hand I never did mean to bring up a new Mode of arranging such affairs, neither on the other, have I been willing to give up a point which I...
I arrived here today and shall Continue my Journey for Tangiers Earlie in the Morning, the Treaty will be forwarded to Paris immediately on my arrival in Europe Of this Date I have valued on you at 10 Days sight in Favor of Mess: Lynch & Bellew for Five hundred Pounds sterling, and for Two hundred and fifty Pounds sterg. making together Seven hundred and fifty Pounds, which please to honor and...
I am fav d. with your letter of the 19 th. of last Month, and am Extremely glad to find your things have at length reach’d you— The few Articles that still remain shall Continue here untill you Come, as I do not think it will be right to put you to the Expence of Carriage— Doctor Bancroft arrived from Philadelphia a few days ago. M r. Jefferson is Certainly Joined in a Commission with you and...