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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...
16 November 1802, Lisbon. No. 12. Last wrote on 25 Oct. via the Adelaide covering a dispatch from Willis. Forwards another dispatch from Willis and encloses an extract of a letter from Gavino; “the latter contains all the information I have recd. since my last concerning Barbary Affairs.” Lacking any substantive news, communicates a “little Court & City Anecdote.” The custom at Lisbon is that...
My last under date of the 25th. Ultimo was by the Ship Adelaide Captn. Mun via Baltimore, covering a dispatch from Mr Willis. I have now the honor to inclose you another dispatch from the same Gentleman & an extract of a letter from Mr Gavino. The latter contains all the information I have recd. since my last concerning Barbary Affairs. There is nothing here worth communicating, without in...
26 November 1802, Lisbon. Last wrote on 16 Nov. transmitting correspondence from Willis and Gavino. Detainment of the ship by contrary winds allowed him to forward a dispatch received on 19 Nov. from Pinckney. Now forwards another from Pinckney received “by the last post.” Has had one ship from New York and one from Philadelphia arrive since he wrote about quarantined vessels on 12 Oct. The...
By the Ship Hare Captn. North for New York I had the honor to address you under date of the 16 Inst incloseing a dispatch from Mr. Willis and an abstract of a letter from Mr. Gavino. The Hare being detain’d by Contrary Winds afforded me an opportunity to forward by her a dispatch I recd. the 19th. from Mr. Pinckney. I have now the pleasure to inclose one I received by the last post from the...
29 November 1802, Lisbon. Last wrote on 26 Nov. via the brig Washington of Provincetown covering a dispatch from Pinckney. Now forwards another received at the same time. “The following is an extract of a letter from Mr Gavino dated 9 Novr. ‘You will have heard of the American Ship Prosperity of Philada. being ordered out of Cadiz on accot. of the Fever in some of the U. S. She arrived here...
My last respects of the date of the 26th. Inst. covering a dispatch from Mr. Pinckney was ⅌ the Brig Washington, Captn. Dyer via Provincetown in Massa ts. I have now the honor to inclose another from him which I recd. at the same time. The following is an extract of a letter from Mr. Gavino dated 9 Novr. “You will have heard of the American Ship Prosperity of Philada. being ordered out of...
18 December 1802, Lisbon. Last wrote on 26 Nov. via the Washington for Provincetown transmitting a dispatch from Pinckney. Forwarded two more letters from Pinckney via the Hare and the Venus for New York. Now forwards a letter from Graham and one from Captain Murray to Robert Smith transmitted by Kirkpatrick. Recommends Portugal as “one of the finest Schools in [the] World for the Study of...
My last dated 26th. November, which I had the Honor to address to You was by the Brig Washington, Captn. Dyer, via Province-town Massats. It was under Cover with a dispatch I received from Mr. Pinckney. By the Ship Hare Captn. North, via New York, I forwarded a dispatch from the same Gentleman, and another by the Venus Captn. Bunce, for the same Port. I have now the Pleasure to inclose one I...
31 January 1803, Lisbon. Last wrote on 20 Dec. enclosing a dispatch from Graham to JM and a letter to Robert Smith from Murray. Having received no instructions from JM about the prohibition of flour, and thinking it should not be passed over, he submitted new arguments. Hopes JM will not disapprove. “At present no Vessel has been refused an entry with flour under the slight pretext of a long...
I had the honor to address you under date of the 20th. Ulto. by the Brig Ann Elizabeth Captn. Launier for Norfolk inclosing a dispatch from Mr. Graham & by the same conveyance forwarded one from Captn. Murray to the Secretary of the Navy. Not having been honored with any instructions relative to the prohibition of flour & thinking that it ought not to be pass’d over without adducing the...
7 February 1803, Lisbon. “I have just time to communicate the inclosed which I this moment Rec’d.” RC and enclosure ( DNA : RG 59, CD , Lisbon, vol. 2). 1 p. Docketed by Wagner. For enclosure, see n. 1. Jarvis enclosed a copy of a 7 Feb. 1803 letter from Almeida (1 p.; in Portuguese, with translation; printed in the National Intelligencer , 21 Mar. 1803) stating that after reviewing Jarvis’s...
I have just time to communicate the inclosed which I this moment Rec’d. & to assure you Sir of my profound Respect The preceding is the full transcription of a document that was previously abstracted in The Papers of James Madison , Secretary of State series. The original abstract contains additional annotation and source information. Go to the original abstract
9 February 1803, Lisbon. Last wrote on 31 Jan. “inclosing the following Papers” and forwarding two dispatches from Willis. Acknowledges JM’s 17 Dec. letter enclosing the president’s speech. In addition to its “easy, impressing, and elegant Style,” thinks “nothing could have been better adapted … to general satisfaction” than the contents, which reflect the “highest honor” on the...
I had the pleasure to address you under date of the 31st. January ⅌ the Brig Drake, Captain Joseph Seaward, inclosing the following Papers. No. 1. Circular from Mr. O’Brien of the 15th. Octr. with a letter of the 20th. Decr. & an extract of the 29th. from Mr. Gavino. 2. Circular from Mr. Eaton of the 9th: Novr: and extract from Mr. Willis of the 29th: Decr:. 3. Congratulatory letter from His...
28 February 1803, Lisbon. Encloses a semiannual shipping report for the last half year. Hopes his method of making out port charges renders them comprehensible. Notes additional charges from Belém for a vessel under quarantine. Charges are paid by all friendly nations and by Portuguese vessels not engaged in colonial trade. Has found that American shipping is on as good a footing as that of...
Inclosed I have the Honor to hand you the list of the last half Year with explanatory rem arks and hope it will meet your approbation. The ma nner in which the Port Charges are made out I hope will render them perfectly comprehensive. By thos e from Bellem you will observe the additional expence for a Vessel under Quarantine. These charges are paid by all Friendly Nations with out...
15 March 1803, Lisbon. Notes that his previous letter was sent by the Eunice to Alexandria and enclosed copies of his correspondence with Almeida, the last semiannual list, Lisbon and Belém port charges, and his account. Since part of the charges in the account are probably not provided for by law, submits them entirely to the government’s discretion. Received “this day” a duplicate of JM’s 14...
I had the pleasure to address You by the Brig Eunice, Capn. McCobb via Alexandria inclosing a duplicate of my letter by Captn. Gardner via New York, a triplicate of His Excellency’s letter, of the 7th. Ulto. a Copy of my answer, a duplicate of His Excellency’s Note, of the 8th. and a copy of my reply, also the list of the last half Year, the Lisbon & Bellem Port Charges, and my account against...
8 April 1803, Lisbon. Last wrote on 12 [15] Mar. via the Argus to Norfolk, forwarding two letters from Pinckney and enclosing a copy of a letter from O’Brien, a duplicate of the semiannual return, and a London newspaper of 8 Mar. Has since received the original of JM’s 17 Jan. dispatch. Encloses a copy of his letter to Almeida and the reply. “What the real motive was that caused the refusal I...
On the 12th. Ulto. I had the pleasure to w rite you by the Ship Argus, Capn. Derkheim, via Norfolk and inclosed two Letters from Mr. Pinckney, a Copy of a Letter from Mr. O’Brien, a duplicate of the recapitulation semi-annual return and a London Newspaper of the 8th. March, Since which I have received the original of your favor of the 17th. January. I have now the honor to inclose you a copy...