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I have this day taken the liberty to draw upon you in favor of Messrs: Ca thcart Foster & Shaw for dollars Seventy Nine twenty Cents for disbursements made by my or der for the relief of distressed Seamen, which y ou please to duly honour & have charged my Account until I forward the nec essary vouchers I have the h onour to continue with great respect Sir Your Obedt: servant DNA : RG...
I have taken the liberty this day to draw upon you in favor of Saml: Brown Esqr. for One thousand five hundred dollars which draft I request you to honor upon sight: I am happy to inform you that all my business is compleated here & Mella Menni is only waiting for his people to return from New York in order to embark. I have the honor to continue very respectfully Sir Your Obnt: Servt. DNA :...
James Leander Cathcart prests his respectful compliments to Mr Jefferson & returns him the Arabic manuscript with a literal translation: it is not dated at any particular place, but the Tunisian Ambassador supposes it to have been wrote at Derna & refers you to Mr Eaton for a further elucidation of the facts therein contain’d. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I had the honor to write to you yesterday informing you that I had pitch’d upon the Ship two Brothers of Salem to carry Mella Menni out in: she is a fast sailer has a bulwark pierced with twelve ports exactly like the Franklin which might be lined in little time & at small expense & would then make a very good appearance It occurs to me that Mella Menni would agree to have her substituted in...
20 June 1803, Leghorn . No. 6. “Since the date of the enclosed communications to our Consuls in Barbary nothing has transpired either to confirm or to contradict the report” of Smith’s capture. Hopes it “may turn out to be a similar one to that of Mc:Niels engagement.” Has heard nothing “official from our squadron.” It is reported that “some powder caught fire by accident” on board the New...
The annext copy of my letter to Mr. Smith of this date will inform you of our exact position. as I presume you are absent from the seat of Government I have profer’d this mode of communication in order to insure an answer from superior authority as soon as possible. I hope you will excuse my not addressing my letters dirict to you as I ought to do as it would take up so much time that I should...
I have the honor to inform you that I proceed to Leghorn in the Syren the first westerly wind. I have given Mr. Lear every information in my power, & will dispatch the Syren from Leghorn to Algiers with the Consular present with the greatest dispatch. Peace is concluded between the United States & Morocco, for the particulars, of which I refer you to Comodore Prebble & Col. Lear & remain with...
21 May 1802, Leghorn. No. 6. Acknowledges JM’s letter enclosing the 6 Feb. act for the protection of the commerce and seamen of the U.S. Encloses a copy of his dispatch no. 8 “& cannot imagine how it miscarried.” Has received no word from Barbary or about U.S. warships since his last dispatch. “I have kept myself in readiness to embark at a moments warning ever since the arrival of Comodore...
10 August 1801, Leghorn. No. 10. Acknowledges receipt of JM’s 21 May letter accompanied by a letter from Commodore Dale. Encloses copies of Dale’s letter and his reply to inform JM of their proposed method of procedure. His dispatches forwarded direct from Tunis and by True-man on the Columbia will convince JM that the dey of Algiers will never intercede on behalf of the U.S. but rather in...
On the 24th inst I had the honor to receive your dispatches for the Tunisian Ambassador & on the 25th the Brig Franklin arrived here; elate with the hope of terminating this disagreeable business & of returning to my family, judge my regret at being under the necessity of forwarding the enclosed. I have made use of every persuasive argument in my power to induce the Ambassador to embark...