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15 February 1803, Department of State. “The case of Captain Breck has been heretofore examined at this office, but as no appropriation is supposed to be applicable to it, no relief could be afforded. Several others of the mutineers on board the Ulysses are received on board American vessels and brought to the United States. Some of them were tried and convicted at Boston.… Should the...
8 December 1803, Department of State. “The enclosed letter from this Department to Ebenezer Stephens Esqr. and his answer enclosing the opinion of the late Attorney for the District of New York [Richard Harrison], exhibit the course which Mr. Coles’ claim has hitherto taken, as well as the reasons why it has not been admitted. I have only to add that those reasons are of such a nature as still...
30 December 1803, Department of State. “The Secretary of State has the honor to enclose to Mr. Smith, in consequence of his letter of the 28th. [not found]; requesting him to furnish the Committee of claims with such evidence as may exis⟨t in⟩ the Department of State in relation to the value of the Danish Brigantine Henrich and cargo, the following documents, viz. “No. 2. The invoice of the...
I have had the honor to receive your letter of the 23d. inclosing Mr. Eaton’s petition with sundry documents respecting the subject of it. The inclosed copies of two letters from this Department to the Auditor of the Treasury, and of those to which they are answers will manifest the course which the three items of his claim now in question have heretofore taken in the Executive Offices. It...
In answer to your letter of the 20th. ultimo, I have the honor to state that there is in this Department no material additional evidence illustrative of the case of Mr. Cotton. That he dispatched his Vessel to Tunis, with a cargo belonging to the United States, in fulfillment of the stipulations with its Bey, and that she was detained by the government of Tunis, without a sufficient...
§ To John Cotton Smith. 6 February 1806, Department of State. “In answer to your letter of the 11 ult. [not found] enclosing to me the Memorial of the Governor, Judges and Secretary of the Indiana Territory, claiming compensation for certain services rendered by them in relation to the territory of Louisiana, under the Act of Congress, which constituted it, I can only state, that the code of...
In answer to your letter of the 21st. inst. enclosing the application of William Eaton Esqr. and the various documents to substantiate it, I find it unnecessary to add much to the explanations they contain. The answer which I had the honor to give to your letter of the 20th. Jany. last, respecting the claim of Mr. Cotton; the developement of Mr. Eaton’s views and inducements relative to his...
§ To John Cotton Smith. 1 April 1806, Department of State. “The enclosed memorial of Messrs. Nicklin & Griffith and others respecting the intervention of Genl. Armstrong in their claim in the case of the New Jersey, the documents received with it, the extract of the Genl’s. letter of the 26 Novr. last, also enclosed, together with a copy of a letter of the 25 August to him from this...