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The foregoing is a Copy of my la st which went by the Brig Betsey C aptn Copeland via Boston: Since w hen nothing new has transpired re la tive to the object of Lord St: Vincents. In addition to His Lordships com ma nd as Admiral, he has a Co mm ission of Ambassador Extraordi na ry to this Court in which is join ed the Earl of Rossilyn, on a Special mi
25 June 1803, Lisbon . Last wrote JM on 11 June, enclosing the prince regent’s declaration of Portuguese neutrality. Has since been unofficially informed that the emperor of Russia will guarantee Portuguese neutrality and that the Russian government has informed the British and French ministers of the fact. “The Sum paid for Louisianna I presume will be deemed a mere trifle compared with the...
16 November 1804, Lisbon. “The inclosed this moment receiv⟨ed⟩ will I presume inform you that a War between Spain & England is determined on, as Mr Pinckney informs me in his letter of the 8th Instant, which inclosed it. It was reported last night in a large Company where I was that a Spanish manifesto had been received here. It was said greatly to criminate the conduct of England & to make an...
The 15h. Instant I had the Honor to address you by the Schooner Betsey via Newbury Port. In less than two hours after the letter was delivered I saw a French Gentleman who is extremely intimate with General Lannes, that informed me the reports I mentioned of the intended invasion of this Country were not true; so far from it, that he had every reason to suppose the neutrality of this Kingdom,...
8 April 1805, Lisbon . “The Ship Erin in which came Mr Jerome Bonaparte got Prattic the 6th. after six days quarantine. He lodged at a public House with Mrs Bonaparte. He has been generally visited by the Officers of those Nations friendly to France, but only as a private individual of distinction. A Few Portuguese Nobility have visited him on the same foot but the Court being at Samora none...
Nothing remarkable has occured since I had the honor to address you the 12 Instant ⅌ Brig Mentor Captn. Trevott Via Boston incloseing the answer from the Minister of Foreign affairs to my Communication of the 9 Ulto. & extracts of letters from Mr. Simpson & Mr. Gavino of the 18th. & 23rd. of the same month. Herewith you will receive a Copy of a letter from Mr. Gavino & of my Note to this...
23 April 1802, Boston. Notes that he last wrote to JM on 8 Apr. , with a postscript on 9 Apr., and states that a few days later “a Gentleman acquainted me that he thought it probable he should send a Vessel to Bordeaux, in which case I could have a passage, this he has finally concluded to do & I expect she will sail in ten days.” Has given up his plan to go to New York to get passage there;...
I was honored with your favour of the 17 June, and was highly gratified at the present with which it was accompanied. It was greatly adding to obligation which the goodness of your excellent & worthy Lady had conferred on me in accepting the trifles which I had taken the liberty to send. Such small proofs of regard from those one so highly respects & esteems, affords infinite satisfaction: for...
24 July 1804, Lisbon. “I have the honor to inclose you a copy of my letter of the 3rd Instant which went by the Brig Diligent, Captn Elwell for Boston. Since which I have addressed the inclosed of the 16th Inst regarding James Everton, an American seaman as appears by a protection granted by John M. Pintard, when Consul at Madeira, but Mr Gambier being in the Country, I sent a Clerk in my...
The inclosed letter is a copy of my last respects of the 1st. Ulto. which went by the Brig Hetty Captn Morehouse to the care of Mr He t ter. Nothing material has occurred in Portugal since that time. Flour & grain is of course daily growing more Scarce & more dear, but it is hoped that with about Sixteen thousand barrels of flour which this Govmt have bought in St. Lucar & Cadiz, that there...