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Mr Wilmot has just handed me your letters of the 15 & 16 instant with the extract accompanying the latter, which I will take a very early occasion to answer, remaining in the mean time your friend & servant RC (owned by Robert F. Kennedy, McLean, Va., 1961). A postscript added to the RC in an unidentified hand reads: “N. B. The letter of the 15 February noticed above was private.” John Wilmot...
Having acknowledged by the return of the bearer the receipt of your letter of the 16th. instant, with the extract from Mr. Chase’s letter to you enclosed in it, I have now only to add that both of these documents will be forwarded to Mr. King, with an instruction to avail himself of their contents, in pressing to a just result, the negociation with the British Government, relating to the...
I have written a public acknowledgement of your public letter inclosing the observations of Mr. Chase on the Maryland Bank Stock. This answers your private letter recd at the same time. I am sorry to observe the critical attitude in which you represent the politics of your State. Of this I do not pretend to judge. Others I find indulge better hopes. Be this as it may, you may be assured that...
I recd. yesterday your favor of the 12th. inst. and lose no time in inclosing you the last information recd. from Mr. King on the subject of the Maryland Bank Stock. I make the communication a private one not with a view to withold it from Yr Legislature if you should wish them to receive it; but to prevent the extract from being published, which might not be agreeable to the British Minister...
Agreeably to your request I have the honor to enclose two documents, which contain a power and instructions to Mr. Pinkney to negotiate a transfer to the State of Maryland of the Stock, which they held in the Bank of England. Of these documents, the nature of the one marked B. requires it to be considered as confidentially communicated. The originals will be forwarded to London as soon as you...
I have had the honor to receive your letter of the 4th. inst, but having no recent information from London respecting the Maryland Bank Stock I can only assure you that when any is received I shall lose no time in communicating it to you. With great respect &ca. Letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 59, DL , vol. 14).
6 July 1803, Department of State . Encloses “copies of a letter lately received from Mr. King with sundry enclosures, which show the situation of the claim of the State of Maryland to certain funds in England, as it stood previously to his return.” RC ( MdHi ); letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 59, DL , vol. 14). RC 1 p.; in a clerk’s hand, signed by JM. Rufus King to JM, 1 May 1803 ( PJM-SS Robert...
In the last interview which I had … with you in Washington on your return to Annapolis, you requested me to state the facts on which you might liquidate the balance between us. This I did not do until my return home had brought my papers under my inspection. On looking into them there I find that the original debt is evidenced by a promissory note from you for $600.00 … dated October 11, 1783...
Your favor by your nephew was duly handed to me. His interesting appearance coincided with your recommendation, & it will give me pleasure to encourage his good qualities & to favor the success to which they shall be entitled. I can not promise however that it will be much in my power to do either, considering the disconnected Sphere in which his pursuits fix him. The $300 inclosed in your...