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I have duly recd. yours of the 28 Ult: inclosing a protest of James Hopper commander of the private English ship James, against James McCall capt: of the Diana, an American armed ship. In the absence of the President, I can only offer my own opinion that the object in taking the bond of the latter to the U. States, makes it proper, that it should be put in suit in behalf of the former; on the...
12 May 1803, Department of State. “The letter of which the enclosed is a copy was transmitted to me by the American Minister at Paris, with a view that the enquiries therein solicited might be made. Not knowing to whom I might apply for this purpose with a greater probability of their being successfully made than to yourself, I beg you to obtain for me such information upon the subject, as may...
31 October 1804, Department of State. “I have duly received your letter of the 11th. Ult: respecting the claim of Baron Bastrip to a monopoly of the Indian Trade within a portion of Louisiana: but as Congress are soon to meet and as he looks ultimately to them for a decision, it seems unnecessary for the President at this late day to take any measures; and the more especially as the delay to...
Viewing the memorial of Baron Bastrop as in every light a private claim, it would not have been consistent with usage to transmit it officially to Congress. The documents, accompanying your letter of the 2nd. ult. which is just received, sh<all> however be put into the hands of any gentleman you may be pleased to designate, at the next session. I am, Sir, very respectfully Your most obed....
I have received your favor of the 22d. of Septr. and return you thanks for the document you have had the goodness to communicate in it; being With much respect, Your most obedt: Servt: Mem: Letters, making the same acknowledgment (in the same words) were written at the same time, to D. Clark & John Watkins both of New Orleans. DNA : RG 59—DL—Domestic Letters.
Having transmitted to the President your letter of the 6th: I have just received as his decision thereon, that the case of the Batture being now referred to Congress on the Official opinion of the Attorney General that the right is in the United States, it is the duty of the Executive to keep the ground clear of any adversary possession, until they shall have decided on it. The delay in...
Agreeably to the request in your letter of the 13th. instant, I enclose the copy of your petition to the Supreme Court at New Orleans. I am &c. DNA : RG 59—DL—Domestic Letters.