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The threat of hostilities against the trade of the United States by the Bashaw, certified in your communications, and issuing immediately from the Bashaw himself in a translation of his letter of 25th. May last, certified by his interpreter Farfara, has determined the President to send into the Mediterranean a squadron of three frigates and a sloop of war, under Commodore Dale, by whom this is...
The United States Schooner Enterprize Captain Sterret, being on the point of Departure for Gibraltar, I avail myself of the opportunity to acknowledge the receipt of a series of your dispatches of last year, including, No. 12, with the exception however of No. 8. I also enclose you a copy of the communications made to congress respecting our Barbary affaires, and of a law which has just been...
In a letter with which Capt. Sterrett was lately charged for you and of which a duplicate has been since forwarded, it was intimated that your services might be called for, and that it would be advisable for you to be prepared to embark at a short notice. I hope that this letter will have reached you, and have had its effect. The disposition to peace expressed by the Bashaw of Tripoli, on the...
The Adams frigate, by which you will receive my last, containing instructions on the subject of peace with Tripoli, and of your appointment as successor to Mr. obrien at algiers, meeting with unexpected delay; I make use of it to inform you that I have drawn on the Secretary of the Treasury for $24,000, which he will place in Leghorn subject to your orders as soon as he can make the...
Your letter of May 21st. 1802 with a copy of that of July 2d. 1801 has been duly received. I hope that before the receipt of this you will have been successfully engaged in making peace with Tripoli. The late conduct of the Emperor of Morocco, and the effect which may be produced on the disposition of the Bey of Tunis by the rencounter reported to have happened between the Boston Frigate, and...
I have received your letter of January 25th. with the other communications under the same cover. Those before received and not acknowledged are of June 3. 11. July 4. 15. Augt. 6. 25. 26. Sepr 3. 4. 18. Octr 8 in the last year. My last to you was of Augt 22 1802. It was then hoped that you would have been successfully engaged in making peace with Tripoli; for which the crisis was peculiarly...
I duly received your communications by the Chesapeake. In order to draw the war with Tripoli to as speedy a close as possible, a Squadron of two frigates and four light Vessels are preparing to sail for the Mediterranean, in one of the former of which Mr. Lear, who is to succeed Mr. OBrien, will take his passage. From the information the President has received of the probability of impediments...
I have duly received your numbers from 11 to 14 both inclusive and a subsequent one of the 19th. October last. The President has not fixed upon a person as Consul for Tunis; but when the appointment takes place as the occasion would not invite nor circumstances justify any reference to yourself of a nature to wound your sensibility, you may dismiss every apprehension on that subject. On the...
The latest letters I have received from you are those of the 18, 21, & 27 March. I had befor⟨e⟩ received several copies of your accounts, which are now in the Treasury Department in a course of investigatio⟨n⟩ and settlement. By Commodore Barron, who is proceeding ⟨to⟩ the Mediterranean with five additional frigate⟨s on⟩e of which is armed en flute, I take occasion to mention, that if after...
The Secretary of the Navy has anticipated the answer to your letter of the 30th. Ult. by authorizing you to inform the Tunisian Minister, that the small armed Vessel is intended as a present to the Bey; that he may load her on his own account; and that, after calling at Baltimore to receive his purchases, she will take him and the residue of his property on board, at Boston. You are therefore...
In consequence of your letter of the 6th. I have requested the Secretary of the Treasury to place to your credit three thousand dollars in the Branch Bank at Boston. You shall hear in a day or two respecting the present to the Tunisian Ambassador. I am &c. DNA : RG 59—DL—Domestic Letters.
I have requested the Secretary of the Treasury to remit to you at the branch bank at Boston, two thousand dollars as a personal present to Mr. Mellimelli. It is intended to make presents in money to his suite and servants, as noted on the next page. Will you be pleased to ascertain from him, whether it would be most agreeable to have the money placed in his own hands for distribution or for us...
Mr. Charles Gosozis, the bearer has undertaken to travel to Boston with the three domestics of the Tunisian Ambassador, as their interpreter. He has been paid one hundred dollars, and if he is successful in carrying them all to Boston, he is to have seventy dollars more; Should he not succeed he is to have only fifty instead of Seventy dollars. You will be pleased to pay him the one or the...
I have received your letter of the 1st. of July, and have caused four thousand dollars to be remitted to you at Boston, for which you will apply at the Branch Bank. The whole two thousand dollars allotted for the Prime Minister may be laid out by you in purchases of presents. I hope your wishes will be speedily gratified, as the Brig has left this City some days since. I am &c. DNA : RG...
Beside the four field pieces, the Secretary, bureaux and rice, which could not, for want of room, be received on board the Franklin, it has unfortunately happened that 80 barrels of loaf sugar and ten tons of log-wood, belonging to the Ambassador have, from the same cause, been left at Baltimore. They have however been ordered round to this City and will be shipped by the first public Vessel...
Your letter of the 22d. has been received. It is expected that the exertions of the Mayor of New York will have forwarded the Tunisians to Boston. The enclosed copy of my letter to him with the certified list referred to in it may be useful to the District Attorney, to whose advice and assistance, you will have resort, if they or any of the others should prove refractory at Boston. The...
I have had the honor to receive your letter of the 26 Ult, enclosing Mellimelli’s to the President, communicating his determination not to proceed to Tunis in the Brig Franklin. You will therefore be pleased to Charter a Vessel of from one hundred to one hundred & fifty tons or thereabouts, and which may be sent to Sea without delay. Into her you will cause to be transhipped the property on...