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    • Madison, James
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The proofs which have been given by the Bashaw of Tripoli, of hostile designs against the United States, have, as you will learn from Commodore Dale, determined the President to send into the Mediterranean a Squadron of three frigates and a sloop of war, under the command of that officer. Should war have been declared or hostilities commenced this force will be immediately employed in the...
You will receive this from Capt. John Shaw, commander of the Frigate George Washington, which carries a cargo, as per the three enclosed invoices, viz No. 1. of ship Timber, naval and military stores, in pursuance of the order transmitted by you last year, and some cables and gun-carriages, you had borrowed of the Regency for the use of the Polacre Dey. It also includes some masts not ordered,...
10 May 1802, Department of State. Has received O’Brien’s letters “down to that of . Several statements of your accounts are included in the reception, which will go for settlement to the Treasury Department.” O’Brien’s bills in favor of John Shaw were paid, and a recent bill for $200 drawn by his mother will be paid, but no other drafts should be made until the settlement is closed. Explains...
In my letter of May 21st. 1801. accompanying the remittance of 30,000 dollars as a commutation of the current annuity of stores, you were requested to use your endeavours to bring about this mode and rate of paying the annuity, as a permanent regulation. It has been some disappointment not to have learnt by any of your subsequent communications, whether such an experiment had been made, or how...
The Secretary of the Navy, to whose Department the transmission of the Articles for Algiers has lately been transferred has given orders for collecting the maritime stores and other articles, the lists of which you have transmitted, with the exception only of the powder, on which as there would be a loss of two or three ⅌ Cent it is not believed that the occasion demands such a sacrifice,...
Capt. Morris lately arrived and delivered in person the dispatches you had confided to him. The Vessel with the remainder of the ship-timber and other naval stores, demanded by the Dey of Algiers upon the annuity, will convey this letter to you. The powder is not sent for the reasons explained in my last of the 30th. March. The other articles intended as presents are added to the cargo. It is...
Mr. Lear your successor being on the point of departure, I take the occasion to enclose copies of my two last letters, and to notice some personal subjects contained in yours, respecting which you seem desirous of having answers. A small sum only appears to have been paid out of your salary at the Office, but as on your return you will of course settle all your public accounts, the balance to...