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Dn. Ventura Caro lately appointed Captain General of the Island of Cuba Luisiana &c. and having occasion to go to Paris before embarking for his Government, I take the Liberty of presenting him to your Acquaintance. He is of long Standing, one of mine. As his Stay I presume will be short at Paris, I wish you to profit of it as much as possible, as well on his account as your own. Any Commands...
A violent Rheumatism which has confined me to my Room for 3 days past hath prevented me from answering sooner the Letter you did me the honor to write me the 25th. Ulto. Altho I have received several Letters lately from America, from none have I had such explicit Intelligence as you were pleased to give me. I hope that as all Parties in our Country in general feel the necessity of a firm...
It is with real concern that I inform you that His Catholic Majesty died this morning at forty one minutes past twelve, after a short illness which until two days ago was represented as of little consequence. You must have known the conjectures which have been formed of a long date of the supposed consequences which would follow his decease. I have no pretentions to Prophecy, I will however...
I received the last week the inclosed letter for you from Morrocco, at the same time came to my hands the Ratification of our Treaty by the Emperor with a Letter for Congress of which I transmit you a copy of the Translation least Mr. Chiappe should not have done it. The Originals I forwarded to Congress as I was apprehensive of not having a speedy opportunity of sending the packet which was...
Your reputation or my supposed Influence with you or both, joined to my desire of contributing to the pleasure of those who entertain such an Idea, Induce me to take the Liberty of presenting to your acquaintance the Marquis de Trotti, a young Nobleman from Milan who is not less distinguished for his desire of Information and Instruction than from his birth and amiable qualities. I have had...
I should have sooner thanked you for your favor of the 12th Ulto which I received on the 24th Had I not expected that the Courier who will bring you this would have set out sooner. I have no Official Letters from America, But by a packet from NY This Court has received despatches from Mr. Gardoqui to the 28th of July which announce the acceptation of the Constitution. Mr. Gardoqui writes me on...
Madrid, 14 Aug. 1788. After examining his accounts with Congress, he has taken liberty of drawing on Willink & Van Staphorst at Amsterdam for 4614ƒ. 3s. 6d. in accordance with TJ’s advice of 3 June. “I transmit you the first setts of Exchange in favor of Messrs. Etienne Drouilhet & Cy. who have constantly supplied me with Money for my necessary expences while they have refused credit to others...
I received this day from Mr. Young Your Excellency’s letter of the 3d Ultimo. The detention of that Gentleman on the road was much longer than he expected. I am happy to find that you have succeeded in making arrangements for our future support. As soon as I have examined the State of my accounts with Congress, I shall transmit to you the Amount of the ballance due me and draw in the manner...
In a former Letter I had the honor to transmit you an ordinance published in March here, which seemed to alarm several of the Maritime Courts. I now inclose you a copy of an office presented by the Chargè Des Affaires of Holland on that Subject and the Answer given by the Ct. de F. B. I do not find that the Minister of any other court has made representations on this Subject. It is generally...
I forwarded last week by Mr. Symons the paper mentioned in my last. I have received no letters from America since, but have seen a Philadelphia paper of the 7th of April, in which there is published an extract of a letter from General Washington expressive of his opinion that the Constitution would be adopted by the State of Virginia. Here the attention of our politicians have of late been...
Agreable to what I had the honor to mention you in a late Letter I now inclose you the Cypher delivered me by Colonel Franks . Mr. Symons will put it into your Exys. hands. This young Gentleman has behaved with the greatest propriety during his short residence here and I shall always be happy to render such civilities and services to persons who like this Gentleman come to me under your...
Mr. Symond delivered me on the 3d instant your [ s ] of the 1st. of Feb . The cypher inclosed in that letter has enabled me to profit altho’ late of information: I shall in [ close ] the one left with [ me ] by Mr. Barclay and Mr. Franks , and trust [ mine
I had the honor to address you after a long silence the 14 Inst. You will receive that Letter by the same Conveyance as this. On the 18th. Inst. I received advice from the Board of Treasury that a remittance of three thousand dollars had been made me to a house at Amsterdam. This credit enabled me to take the feild. I came here the 23d. On that day the Russian Minister, who had received a...
I received on the 26th. Decr. your favor of the 13th of that month. I have endeavoured in vain to decypher by means of the cypher which Mr. Barclay left with me the three first lines of your letter of the 14th June 1787. Nor have my efforts been more successful in my attempts to decypher that of Sep. 25th altho’ I have tryed every method perscribed for that Effect. I therefore take it for...
Madrid, 29 Jan. 1788 . Introduces Francesco de Molinedo , who will pass through Paris on his way to London, where he will act as chargé d’affaires for the court of Spain. RC ( DLC ); 2 p.; endorsed.
The day after I had last the honor to write you, the Courier so impatiently expected from Versailles, arrived here with the Intelligence of the pacific arrangements which took place the 27 Ulto. This court seemed much pleased with the news and the Minister has received (as I have been told) the compliments of his Friends as having principally contributed to the Restablishment of Harmony. I...
Since my last I have found it necessary to follow the court hither, altho’ the present State of my finances can ill support the Enormous Expence of Lodgings &c. in this Little place, in which there is not a garret unnoccupied. Two or three days ago I had a conference with the Minister whom I found in the same friendly disposition with regard to the United States which he has ever professed to...
I received the Letter you did me the honor to write me the 25th Ulto. one post later than from its date it ought to have reached me. I am afraid there is some mistake with respect to the manner you imploy to express yourself confidentially to me. Please to examine whether you have made use of the same characters as those which you intrusted to Mr. Barclay. With all my endeavours your meaning...
I have, since I had the honor to address you by the last courier of the Cabinet from hence, made various Attempts to Induce the French Ambassador to explain how far he would cooperate with me to support the Claim of the State of S.C. for a recompence for the Services the Frigate of that State, commanded by Commodore Gillon, rendered to this Government, in the reduction of the Bahama Islands. I...
I inclose a copy of a Letter which I had the honor to address you the 9th of July. I hope I may be permitted to say that your correspondence gives me too much pleasure and Instruction to regard the privation of it with Indifference. This I cannot do untill convinced that my inclination to merit your confidence is not accompanied by proofs arising from public Duty which may in some degree claim...
I had the honor to receive in course of post your favors of the 26th. of May from Bourdeaux and of June the 14th. from Paris. Colonel Smith having himself expressed a desire to acquaint you with the Object of his mission from motives which you will feel, I left that task to him, and of course deferd doing myself the honor of writing to you until I might have it in my power to communicate...
I received the inclosed Letter for you under cover from the Ct. D Espilly now performing quarantine at Alicante which circumstance may probably have retarded its reaching me sooner. The Person abovementioned is accused of Misconduct & even of having attempted to embezzle a part of the presents & Cash entrusted to him by this court for the Dey & his Ministers and for the redemption of the...
I received somewhat later than I should have expected from its date the Letter you did me the honor to write me the 18th. Ulto. I have forwarded the duplicate of the recall of Mr. Lamb to that Gentleman and have also transmitted to Mr. Barclay the joint confirmation of the Morrocco treaty together with the Letter to Fennish which however is without your signature. Mr. Barclay writes me from...
I have the honor to inclose your Excellency two Letters which Mr. Barclay requested me to forward by the 1st. safe opportunity. None having offered until the present, the Return of the Duke of Vauguyon to Paris, you will find them of an old date. Mr. Barclay wrote me the 20th. from Alicant. Before his arrival Mr. Lamb had gone to Minorca. He is therefore much at a loss with respect to his...
Colonel Franks whom various circumstances have detained longer than Mr. Barclay or himself expected will have the honor to deliver you this with that Gentlemans dispatches. As these contain every thing material relative to his Mission, I will only remark on this Subject that his Conduct in this Country has been such, as hath acquired him the Esteem of all those who have known him here as well...
On the 29th Ulto. I had the honor to address you by a courier which this Court dispatched to the Marquis del Campo at London. This courier hath not set off at the time expected, so that you will receive this with the one of the date Abovementioned. [This day yours of the 22d Septr. inclosing Letters for Messrs. Lamb and Barclay reached me. The former is still at Alicant and this Night I...
I received on the 17th. Inst. your Letter of the 22d. Ulto. I shall take such measures in future that you will be advised at an early period of the bills which I may have occasion to draw for my appointments. My Banker here has been too negligent in that particular, for I have generally intrusted to his Care letters of advice at the Time I signed my bills of Exchange. I know and feel for the...
Since I had the honor to inform your Excellency of the Success of Mr. Barclays mission of which I was advised by his Excy. the Cte. de Florida Blanca, The Treaty of this Court with Algiers has been ratified by his Catholic Majesty. This ratification was signed the 27th. Ulto. The Ct. D’Expilly will set out for Algiers in a few weeks with the presents given on this occasion to the Dey and the...
I had the honor to transmit on the 15th. July to your Excellency a copy of a note to me from his Excy. The Ct. of Florida Blanca dated the 13th. Dto. inclosing Extracts of a Letter from the Spanish Consul General in Morrocco and of one from the Principal Minister of his M.M. relative to Mr. Barclay’s negociation. On the 11th. Inst. I received a note from the Ct. of F.B. with a copy of the...
Since I had the honor of conveying to you the communications made to me by the Ct. de Florida Blanca respecting the Mission of Mr. Barclay in Morrocco I have received the inclosed Letter for your Excellency from that Gentleman, the contents of which are known to me. I do not know what Congress may decide with regard to the other Barbary states, But I am persuaded that in our actual...
I have just received the inclosed Letters from Mr. Lamb which I forward by the same Courier to whom I intrusted my last for Your Excellency. Mr. Lamb writes me that his health not permitting him to journey by land he has resigned his commission and means immediately to close his public accompts. The Ct. D’Expilly and Another Agent of Spain employed at Algiers and at Tunis are now here. The...
I received a few days ago the Letter which your Excellency did me the honor to write me the 20th Ulto. inclosing Letters for Messrs. Lamb and Randall. To the Former I have transmitted your Letters. The Latter I suppose you will have seen long before this can reach you and from him you will have learnt more than I wished or chose to put on paper. I am happy to find that two of my bills have...
I had the honor to receive on the 29th. Ulto. the Letter of the 5th of that month which Your Excellency intrusted to the care of the Baron Waltersdorff, who sent it me the moment he arrived here. Your Excellencys journey to England occasioned varied conjectures and many questions have been put me here on that Subject. Some imagined that the Object of your voyage was to conclude a commercial...
The enclosed copy of a letter, which I lately received from the Count D’Espilly, contains the best information that I have in my power to afford your Excellency, with respect to the situation of our affairs at Algiers. Mr. Lamb arrived at Alicant the 24th ultimo, and undoubtedly will have advised you of his proceedings after Mr. Randall’s departure. That gentleman is now with me, and avails...
The Courier by whom I did myself the Honor to address your Excellency the 16th. inst. having been detained a Day longer than I expected, I avail myself of this Circumstance to advise you of Mr. Lamb’s Arrival at Madrid last night. This morning I received a Letter from him by one of my Servants whom he dispatched for that purpose. He therein requests me to send him “any Orders or Letters on...
The inclosed copy of a Letter which I lately received from the Ct. D’Expilly contains the best information that I have it in my power to Afford your Excellency with respect to the Situation of our Affairs at Algiers. Mr. Lamb arrived at Alicant the 24th Ulto. and undoubtedly will have advised you of his proceedings after Mr. Randalls departure. That Gentleman is now with me and avails himself...
I forward the inclosed Letter from M r. Lamb for your Excellencies Information: That Gentleman has also written to me, But as I suppose he has given M r. Jefferson a more ample & satisfactory Detail of the State of his Negotiation than I can comprehend from his Letter to me, I do not think it necessary to forward a Copy of it. M r. Barclay to whom I have communicated all the Intelligence I...
I forward the inclosed Letter from Mr. Lamb for your Excellencies information: That Gentleman has also written to me. But as I suppose he has given Mr. Jefferson a more ample and satisfactory detail of the State of his Negotiation than I can comprehend from his Letter to me, I do not think it necessary to forward a copy of it. Mr. Barclay, to whom I have communicated all the Intelligence I...
I this day rec d. from the Secretary of States Department a letter from the Count D Expilly inclosin one from M r Lamb, copies of which I have the honor to transmit for Your Excellencies Information. Mess rs. Lamb and Randall left Barcelona the 11 th. Ult o. After their Departure I procured a letter in their favor from his Exc y. the C t. de Florida Blanca to the C t. D Expilly which I...
I this day rec d. from the Secretary of States Department a letter from the Count D Expilly inclosing one from M r Lamb, copies of which I have the honor to transmit for Your Excellencies Information. Mess rs. Lamb and Randall left Barcelona the 11 th. Ult o. After their Departure I procured a letter in their favor from his Exc y. the C t. de Florida Blanca to the C t. D Expilly which I...
I this day received from the Secretary of States Department a letter from the Count D’Expilley inclosing one from Mr. Lamb, copies of which I have the honor to transmit for your Excellencies information. Messrs. Lamb and Randall left Barcelona the 11th. Ulto. After their Departure I procured a letter in their favor from his Excellency the Ct. de Florida Blanca to the Ct. D’Expilley which I...
I have the honor to inclose you an Answer to the Letter which I received from Mr. Lamb addressed me by his Excellency John Adams and yourself. I am under the necessity of availing myself of a French Courier, For on Examining his papers Mr. Lamb found that he had but one Copy of the Cypher and says that he recollects that Mr. Barclay has the one Destined for me. Your Excellency therefore until...
On the 4 th of December last M r Lamb delivered me the Letter which your Excellencies did me the honor to address me dated from London the 1 st. & from Paris the 11 th of October. At the Same time that Gentleman communicated to me his Instructions & I all the Intelligence I had been able to procure relative to the negociation between this Country & the Regency of Algiers. The C t. D Expilly...
On the 4 th. of December last M r. Lamb delivered me the Letter which your Excellencies did me the Honor to address me dated from London the 1 st, & from Paris the 11 th. of October–At the same Time that Gentleman communicated to me his Instructions, & I all the Intelligence I had been able to procure relative to the Negociation between this Country & the Regency of Algiers. The Count...
On the 4th of December last Mr. Lamb delivered me the Letter which Your Excellencies did me the honor to address me dated from London the 1st. and from Paris the 11th of October. At the same time that Gentleman communicated to me his Instructions and I all the Intelligence I had been able to procure relative to the negociation between this Country and the Regency of Algiers. The Ct. d’Expilly...
Mr. Harrison who has resided in Cadiz in the Character of Consul more than five years and executed in that time much Public Business without any recompence whatever, will have the honor to deliver this to your Excellency whose friendly notice I beg leave to Intreat for this Gentleman During his residence in Paris. His personal Conduct has acquired him the Esteem of all Ranks in the City where...
Permit me to present to your Excellencys friendly notice Richard Harrison Esq re. a Gentleman from the State of Virginia who has resided in Cadiz more than five years, during which Period he has disinterestedly served the Public, first at the request of M r Jay & since from the Necessity of having some one at that Place in the Character of Consul to aid & assist such Americans whose Interests...
I received by Mr. Lamb the Letter which your Excellency did me the honor to address me the 4th. Ulto. as also a joint Letter delivered me by the same Gentleman to which I hope to answer in a manner that will prove my earnest endeavours to correspond with the views of the writers in rendering every service in my power to the parties for whose Interests it was addressed me. Permit me to thank...
I this day received the Letter your Excellency did me the honor to write me the 25th. Ulto. and in consequence I have made an application for the passports requested. Until I see the Gentlemen in question I cannot give my opinion of the probable success of their Business. I hope that in their instructions, proper Attention has been paid to the friendly offers of this Court. If not I foresee...
I received on the 2d. Inst. from the Person to whom it was inclosed your favor of the 18th. Ulto. I have expected with impatience the arrival of the person or persons of whom you promised to write me fully and to furnish me the means of conveying safely my sentiments to your Excellency. Since my last I have received further Intelligence from Algiers. Our Affairs with that Regency demand...