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Letter not found. 25 November 1802. Offered for sale in Bangs & Company catalog (New York, 1886), item 272, where it is described as a two-page letter in JM’s hand.
In the list of claims which have been or are to be preferred to the Commissioners have been observed the names of James Swan, Joshua Barney and Thomas Eldred. The first would appear to be disqualified by his having been engaged in foreign partnerships, the evidence of which is exhibited in the enclosed copy of an original letter from him to the Secretary of the Treasury dated 6th. May 1795,...
Having communicated to Mr Barney an extract of the letter which I wrote you some time ago, so far as it respects his claim on the French Government for 156,559 livres, he has furnished the statement a copy of which is inclosed, with a view to explain the transaction and to manifest the validity of that claim in opposition to the suggestions and inferences referred to. He also informs me that...
8 May 1805, Department of State . “The late owners of the Schooner Eliza, Capn Spalding, which, with her cargo, was condemned in the year 1803, at St Domingo, during the administration of Genl Rochambeau, are desirous of obtaining redress, and of availing themselves of your Agency for that purpose. I have therefore to request that you will furnish them such aid in their solicitation as is...
§ To Fulwar Skipwith. 18 March 1806, Department of State. “On your return to Paris, I request you to purchase for the use of the Department of State the books a list of which is enclosed [not found]: The places and dates of the editions are mentioned in the list not with any view to a preference; but on the contrary the most recent editions are the most desireable, if equally correct in the...
Captain John Mullony of Philadelphia has a claim of long standing for damages awarded for the capture of the Ship Catherine by the French Frigate Ambuscade. He has repeatedly written to me for information upon the subject, which the Department did not enable me to furnish. Be pleased therefore to give him an account of the present state of the business. Should the claim not have proved...
I request your attention to the case of certain property shipped on board the Brig Sally, Capt. Low of Baltimore, which was captured on the 30th. day of July 1805, by the French Privateer Schooner Resource, Capt. Tarnan, on her passage from Trinidad to Baltimore. The property belonged to Mr. Wm. Burn (a British subject & passenger) and consisted of Spanish, Portugal & English gold coin, weigt....
Your letters of January 17th., February 4. March 30, April 7. 13 & 24, September 25. Octr. 3, & 19th. 1807, have been duly received. It would appear that the case of the Prisoners of War to which you allude in that of the 30th. of March comes under the general instructions which have already gone from this Department to the Consuls and Vice-Consuls of the United States, in my Circular letter...
You will receive herewith evidence of the Citizenship of Alexander Mc:Donnell, who, it appears, was impressed from the American Vessel, Lydia, into the British Ship Iris, some time in 1804, and was afterwards transferred to the Gun Brig Jackall, in which he was detained on the 6th. February 1807. The documents are sent to you, at the request of the Wife of this Man, as she has learnt that the...
Your letters by Lt: Lewis were duly delivered. Others not already acknowledged are of Jany. 2d, February 13th: & March 8th: & 24th. A little before the receipt of your resignation, Genl. Turreau, by order of his Government, had signified its wish that you might be recalled. Genl: Armstrong, has been authorized by the President to make a provisional appointment for the vacancy until a regular...