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22 August 1801, London. Expresses his veneration of Jefferson’s philosophical, moral, and political character and admiration for the quality of his appointees. Desires office of Lisbon consulate if found worthy. Believes that recent political changes in Portugal will require Bulkeley, who is connected with a British merchant house, to withdraw. Offers Dearborn as a reference. RC ( DNA : RG 59,...
1 October 1801, San Sebastian. Appends a copy of a letter he wrote to JM from London. Subsequent changes reported in consulates in Europe lead him to believe Bulkeley will be removed even if political situation in Portugal does not change. Repeats desire for Lisbon post. RC ( DNA : RG 59, LAR , 1801–9, filed under “Jarvis”). 1 p.; preceded by Jarvis’s copy of his 22 Aug. 1801 letter to JM .
8 April 1802, Boston. Encloses his bond [as U.S. consul at Lisbon]; his sureties are two respectable Boston merchants. Has seen letters that arrived on a vessel from Lisbon 6 Apr. reporting that the prince regent of Portugal had ordered a quarantine of up to forty days on vessels from the U.S. “A measure so distressing to our Mariners, so injurious to our Merchants & so unnecessary at such a...
I have the honor to inclose one of the blank forms you did me the favour to give me executed, I presume agreeable to Law. The two Gentlemen who are my sureties, are both respectable Merchants of this place & Men of considerable prop erty. Such I prefer’d getting to any of my Family, as from our long acquaintance & several Commercial Connections they have had opportunities of knowing me...
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 had the honor to address you on the 8th. Inst with a postscript of the 9th. inclosing the Bond required. Two or three days after, 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. It has induced me to relinquish my design of going to New...
3 August 1802, Lisbon. Reports that he arrived on 1 Aug. and wrote the enclosed letter to the minister of foreign affairs the next day. Acknowledges JM’s letter of 6 May , which he received on his arrival; will “pay particular attention to the several claims against this Government for the Vessels siezed in the Brazils.” Notes that the quarantine “laid last winter” has been taken off. Has just...
I embrace the earliest opportunity to inform you of my arrival here the 1st. Instant which I yesterday communicated to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, as you will see by the annex’d, to which, from the tardiness of the Public Officers I probably shall not receive an answer for several days. On my arrival I was honored with your favour of the 6th. May last, acknowledging the receipt of mine of...
10 August 1802, Lisbon. No. 2. Forwards a duplicate of his last dispatch of 3 Aug. and part of the accompanying documents. Mentions that an American ship which arrived after a twelve-day voyage from Cadiz spotted nothing suspicious. “A letter from a private House in Cadiz” informed him that the emperor of Morocco had suspended hostilities against the U.S. for six months. “Another private...
Accompanying this you will receive a duplicate of mine of the 3rd. Inst with part of the documents, which were sent by the Brig Neptune Captn. Coleman bound to Alexandria. As in all probability you must have received the Copies of the letters of an earlier date than the 30th. June I concluded it was unnecessary to Copy those previous to that time, but confined myself to such as I suppos’d that...
Ever attentive to your commands I have been enquireing for the Oeiras Wine , but cannot find any here to be depended on as genuine, there being several times more sold under that name than is made on the Estate . Presumeing Sir that none but the first quality would suit you, I supposd it would be more agreeable to wait a few weeks longer untill I could get the best from the Country, than to...
14 August 1802, Lisbon. Refers to his letters to JM of 10 and 13 Aug., “each incloseing Copies of letters from the several Consuls in the streights & a dispatch from Mr Simpson.” Has learned by a 10 Aug. letter from Cadiz that “the 22 gun ship from Larach had sail’d, but head winds had obliged her to put back again.” “By my last I acquainted you with the departure of Genl. Lannes from here.…...
I had the honor to address you on the 10th. & 13th. Instant. The former was sent by the Brig Neptune Captn. Coleman; the latter by the Schr. four Brothers Captn. Rich both for Alexandria. Each incloseing Copies of letters from the several Consuls in the streights & a dispatch from Mr Simpson. I learn by letter from Cadiz o f the 11th. Inst that the 22 gun ship from Larach had sail’d, but head...
22 August 1802, Lisbon. No. 4. Acknowledges JM’s letter of 12 May 1802 . “The determination of the Insurance Company to send some person here gave me much pleasure, since the importance of the object required the evidence of a person in so elevated a station as is Don Juan de Almeida & as it will prevent my being implicated by a want of success which I am apprehensive will be the case, it...
On the 16th. I was honored with your favour of the 12 May last. The determination of the Insurance Company to send some person here gave me much pleasure, since the importance of the object required the evidence of a person in so elevated a station as is Don Juan de Almeida &, as it will prevent my being implicated by a want of success which I am apprehensive will be the case, it being almost...
6 September 1802, Lisbon. Refers to his last dispatch of 22 Aug. reporting the prohibition on importing cordage and his fears of a similar order against flour, “which I am extremely sorry is so soon verified.” Encloses a copy of an order issued 4 Sept. by the inspector general of the corn market. “Not being perfectly satisfied as to the meaning of that part relateing to the Consumption, I sent...
I wrote you on the 22nd. Ulto. by the Schooner Mary Captn. Sprague Via New Port inclosieng a letter from Mr. Simpson. I also acquainted you with the Prohibition of Cordage & that I feared it was only the forerunner of a similar order against our flour, which I am extremely sorry is so soon verified. On Saturday the 4th. Instant, the inclosed order was issued by the Inspector General of the...
11 September 1802, Lisbon. No. 6. His last dispatch of 6 Sept. informed JM of the “contradictory answer of the Judge & administrator of the Corn Market” regarding the prohibition on foreign flour. Made inquiries of the inspector general and was referred to “his representatives in the Corn Market, who were as divided in sentiment as were the Judge & Administrator; from which I concluded, that...
I did myself the honor to address you on the 6th. Instant the day I recd. the information relative to the prohibition of Foreign Flour & communicated the contradictory answer of the Judge & administrator of the Corn Market. The next day I sent to the Inspector General in whose name it was issued, whom I understood was in such agonies from the gout, that he could not be spoke with. The 8th. I...
22 September 1802, Lisbon. Has had no reply to his 9 Sept. letter to the Portuguese government about the prohibition on imported flour, a copy of which was enclosed in his 11 Sept. dispatch. “Notwithstanding I have every reason to suppose that what flour is on hand the 4th Jany. will be allowed to be consumed, but am afraid the importation after that time will not be suffered upon the old...
I did myself the honor to address you on the 11th. Inst, inclosing my communication to this Government r elative to the Prohibition of flour, a Copy of the original or der & a copy of a letter from Mr. OBrien, by the Ship Dispatch Captn. Downs Via New York. If the extreme o f our Indian Custom of takeing time to consider of a proposal made them, before they give an answer, is politeness, this...
1 October 1802, Lisbon. Forwards a duplicate of his last dispatch of 22 Sept. “Not haveing received a line from his Excellency in answer to my Communication of the 9th., I yesterday address’d a Note to him of which No 5 is a Copy, which I hope will produce something.” “Mr Dunbar preferred attempting to get the Papers relative to the Aurora & Four Sisters to take Copies of them before any...
I had the honor to address you on the 22nd. Ulto. by the Brig George Captn. Taylor via Alexandria a duplicate of which goes herewith, which I have sent expecting it might reach you a few days before the original, understanding that the Vessel is a very fast sailer. Not haveing received a line from his Excellency in answer to my Communication of the 9th.; I yesterday address’d a Note to him of...
12 October 1802, Lisbon. Has sent by Mr. Codman in the Ardente for Baltimore his 1 Oct. dispatch, a duplicate of his 22 Sept. dispatch, and five enclosures. “From the answers to the Petitions given in behalf of the Philada. Vessel, which orders that she shall be released after 25 days if no sickness then appears, I am inclined to think that this will be made a general rule for Vessels comeing...
By Mr Codman who took passage in the Ship Ardente Captn. Naistwat for Baltimore, I had the honor to address you under date of the 1st. Instant, Incloseing a duplicate of mine of the 22 Ulto., No. 1 to 4 Copies of several letters & extracts concerning Barbary affairs, & No. 5 a Copy of my Note to & answer from Don João de Almeida &c. From the answers to the Petitions given in behalf of the...
15 October 1802, Lisbon. “Nothing remarkable has occured” since his dispatch of 12 Oct. with its enclosures. Encloses copies of a letter from Gavino and of his own note to the Portuguese government. RC and enclosures ( DNA : RG 59, CD , Lisbon, vol. 1). RC 1 p. Enclosures (3 pp.) are copies of Gavino’s 30 Sept. 1802 letter to Jarvis, containing an extract of Simpson to Gavino, 27 Sept. 1802,...
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...
25 October 1802, Lisbon. Last wrote on 15 Oct. enclosing a copy of a 30 Sept. letter from Gavino and his own 14 Oct. note to the Portuguese government. Encloses Portuguese reply. “I am very sorry it was not given in season to enable us generally to profit by the explanation, but I am inclined to think that the delay was intended to prevent large orders being given & large quantities being...
I had the honor to write you the 15 Instant by the Barque Columbia Captn. Day for Boston, encloseing a Copy of Mr. Gavino’s letter to me of the 30th. Ulto. & of my Note to this Government of the 14th. Instant the answer to which goes herewith. I am very sorry it was not given in season to enable us generally to profit by the explanation, but I am inclined to think that the delay was intended...
I have the honor to acquaint you that I have shipped on board the Adelaide for Baltimore, John Mun Master, two half pipes Oeiras Wine of the Vintage of 1798, which I address’d to Genl Smith. The House from which I obtained it, is the only one in this City that had any; but I am apprehensive Sir that it will not prove altogether agreeable to your taste, it appearing to me a little too sweet to...