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Letter not found. 18 October 1802. Mentioned in Maury to JM, 25 Feb. 1803 . Asks Maury to handle an enclosed letter.
Letter not found. 20 March 1805 . Described in Lovell to JM, 29 Mar. 1805 , as dealing with financial matters.
You will have seen by my letter of the 6th. inst. which went by Sundry conveyances, that the bill Suspending the non-intercourse act had passed the House of Representatives. I now enclose it in the form of a law, with an amendment providing for a further Suspension by the Executive in case the State of things between the two countries Should require it. In the Senate the vote for the Bill was...
I have the honor to recommend to your attention the case of Messrs Francis and Charles Bradbury, explained in the enclosed document, in order that you may aid them in regaining the proceeds of the sales of their property at Buenos Ayres, if the suggestion of their having passed into the hands of the British, at the capture of the place should prove to be well founded. I have the honor &c. DNA...
9 May 1805, Department of State . “The recommendations, under which you were formerly engaged in this Department, not being found on the files, I regret that I have it not in my power to comply with your request [not found] to have them or copies.” Letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 59, DL , vol. 14). 1 p. Engraver James Akin (ca. 1773–1846) had been a clerk in the State Department under Timothy...
Mr. Charles Gosozis, the bearer has undertaken to travel to Boston with the three domestics of the Tunisian Ambassador, as their interpreter. He has been paid one hundred dollars, and if he is successful in carrying them all to Boston, he is to have seventy dollars more; Should he not succeed he is to have only fifty instead of Seventy dollars. You will be pleased to pay him the one or the...
Letter not found. 22 July 1804. Acknowledged in Maury to JM, 25 Oct. 1804 (DLC). An accompanying account of JM’s tobacco sales notes that in this letter JM notified Maury of a $500 draft.
You will have seen by my letter of the 6th. which went by sundry other conveyances, that the Bill suspending the non importation act had passed the House of Representatives. I now inclose it in the form of a law, with an amendment providing for a further suspension by the Executive in case the state of things between the two Countries should require it. In the Senate the vote for the Bill was...
31 January 1802, Washington. Introduces Prince Ruspoli, who has been recommended by Mr. King and through him by Mr. West. Ruspoli “proposes to make an excursion from Richmond, by the way of Monticello, to the Natural bridge; & returning thence, to proceed thro’ Norfolk to Charl[e]stown by water.” RC ( DLC ). 1 p. Incomplete. Docketed by Monroe.
The President of the United States being desirous of availing the public of your services as Attorney of the United States for the District of East Tennessee, I have the pleasure to inclose your Commission, and am Very respectfully Sir, your most Ob Sert. Catalog--The American Museum of Historical Documents.
I enclose a Copy of the Act of Congress for suspending the prohibition to import certain British goods enacted during the last session. I have the honor to be, Sir, with great respect and consideration Your Most Obt. Servt. MBU .
7 November 1803, Department of State. Encloses “documents [not found] involving an imputation against the official acts of James Bentham Esqr. an officer of the State of South Carolina.” Letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 59, DL , vol. 14). 1 p. During the previous fifteen years, James Bentham had served as magistrate and notary public in Charleston (James W. Hagy, People and Professions of...
Mr. Clinton, the Mayor of New York, having understood that Capt. Whitby has stated that he is in possession of an affidavit tending to shew that the place where Pierce was killed last spring by a shot from the Leander was not within the jurisdiction of the United States, has furnished the inclosed documents to set the matter in a clear light. I have the honor to be &c. DNA : RG...
Mr. Madison’s complts. to Mr. Fenner and informs him, that, except what is contained in the enclosed Statements, he has no information, respecting the Sch’r Fame, of the nature desired by Mr. Child. ViU .
§ To James Monroe. 20 February 1806, Department of State. “Mr Samuel Grove represents that he has several claims upon the British Government for injuries sustained from its officers during the occupation of part of St Domingo, in the last war. If you can render him any aid, consistently with the nature of the case and of your functions, I request that you will be pleased to do it.” Letterbook...
Your letter complaining of the attempt by Mr. Lewis S. Pintard, acting as Consul at Maderia, to extort illegal fees from you, whereby your vessel was detained, has been received. As comprising a violation of public duty, the case will meet with the proper attention. For the private injury you have sustained, you have your remedy against Mr. Pintard who caused it, his principal Mr. John M....
The President having this day coplied with the recommendation in your letter of Septr. 12. by a special message to Congress on the subject of the non-importation act of the last Session, I lose not a moment in forwarding to Mr. Merry’s care the inclosed copy. Hoping that it will either find him still at Alexandria, or overtake him before the Vessel gets out of reach. I remain with great...
In consequence of your letter of the 6th. I have requested the Secretary of the Treasury to place to your credit three thousand dollars in the Branch Bank at Boston. You shall hear in a day or two respecting the present to the Tunisian Ambassador. I am &c. DNA : RG 59—DL—Domestic Letters.
The enclosed Sketch, from the pen of Mr. Crowninshield, contains such pertinent and valuable information respecting the trade to India, as to induce an attempt, though late, to convey it to you. I have the honor to be, Gentlemen, with great respect & consideration, Your most obed. Servt. DLC .
Yesterday being the appointed day for the meeting of Congress, a quorum was made in both Houses, and this day the message of the President w as communicated to them. I embrace the earliest opportunity of inclosing a copy, and remain, &c DNA : RG 59—IM—Instructions to Ministers.
§ To James Hillhouse. 24 March, Monday. “Mr. Madison requests the pleasure of Mr. Hillhouse’s company to Dinner on Saturday next at ½ past 3. oClock.” RC ( CtY ). 1 p.; in an unidentified hand. Year not indicated; conjectural year of 1806 assigned based on the fact that 24 Mar. fell on a Monday in 1806, and James Hillhouse departed the Senate in 1810. Connecticut lawyer James Hillhouse...
30 March 1805, Department of State . “Mr. Bartholomews account ought to be stated against the United States supported by your Certificate that the Seamen were actually landed in the United States, or other equivalent proof, and forwarded to the Auditor of the Treasury. It would also be useful to transmit with it a certificate of some respectable men conversant with the subject, that the rate...
I have received information that measures, imposing serious restrictions on our navigation and commerce, are taking in the North of Europe, with a view to guard against the disorder called the yellow fever. It is represented that these restrictions are likely to be generally extended in that quarter thro’ the means of a concert, promoted by one of the most influential powers and it is probable...
In answer to your letter of the 4th. inst., I have to state that a patent for 1000 acres, issued to Samuel Haws, appears to have been delivered to Anthony New Esqr., but whether it is that to which you refer is uncertain. With respect to the papers lodged for patents in the name of Fenn, the claim of assignments is imperfect, there being none from Smith to Marshall, and that from Fenn to Smith...
The enclosed papers, respecting the practices of British traders with the Indians, to instigate them against the United States, were received through General Wilkinson. They exemplify so strikingly the inconvenience of the intercourse with the Indians as it is now established by the treaty, that I have thought them a necessary supplement to my letter of the 30 May last. I have the honor to be,...
Mr. Erskine has presented, by instructions from his Government, a communication of the late British order against the trade between the ports of France and others therein described. With a copy of that, I inclose one of the answer given to the communication. It will not only put you in possession of what will be transmitted by Mr Erskine to his Government, but also of the sentiments of the...
Mr. Thom, who heretofore was authorized to draw upon you for the sums awarded under the 7th. article of the Treaty with England, which were payable here, being absent, I have to request you to pay such as, remaining unpaid, may be hereafter called for, to the order of S. Pleasonton. I have the Honor &c. DNA : RG 59—DL—Domestic Letters.
29 November 1802, Department of State, Washington. “I beg the favor of you to insert Mr. christian name, in the enclosed commission, to send it to him and inform me of the name you shall insert.” Letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 59, DL , vol. 14). 1 p. Left blank in letterbook. This was probably James Nimms. In a 2 Dec. 1802 note to JM, Jefferson wrote: “Mr. Nimms the Commr. of bkrptcy appointed for...
With your letter of the 27th. inst: I have received the cypher for secret correspondence, of which you were requested to make a copy for your own use. I have directed a packet addressed to Mr. Maurice Rogers to be sent to you and I beg the favor of your causing it to be forwarded to him on your arrival at Cuba. I am &c. DNA : RG 59—DL—Domestic Letters.
I have received your letter of the 1st. of July, and have caused four thousand dollars to be remitted to you at Boston, for which you will apply at the Branch Bank. The whole two thousand dollars allotted for the Prime Minister may be laid out by you in purchases of presents. I hope your wishes will be speedily gratified, as the Brig has left this City some days since. I am &c. DNA : RG...
I have left the inclosed open for your inspection and beg the favor of you to forward it by some safe conveyance, if you have not in the mean while been apprized of Mr. Harris’s having received a duplicate. I have the honor to be &c DNA : RG 59—IM—Instructions to Ministers.
I now return the letters to you from Mr. Purviance & Cambaceres, with an acknowledgment of those in which they were inclosed. The papers last recd. from you in relation to Mr. Skipwith will be of use in establishing one or two material points. His case has been a hard one, but it may be questioned whether he be well founded in the extent of his claims for interest & Agency for Claims. The...
17 June 1802, Department of State, Washington. “ Your letter of the 10th. April last has been duly received. According to the rule now in practice, all such accounts as yours are to be settled at the Treasury Department. It will be proper therefore that you forward them to that Department with the requisite vouchers. As soon as the balance shall be authenticated, you may receive payment either...
13 February 1804, Department of State. “Godsrey Hyer, an American Seamen, impressed some time ago at Liverpool into the British Service, has written a letter to his friends in this Country, a copy of which you will find among the enclosed documents, requesting that you might be furnished with proof of his Citizenship, to be used for effecting his discharge: and I accordingly forward to you...
I have received your letter of yesterday, respecting two cases of capture by French cruizers, falling within the provisions for restitution contained in the Convention with the French Republic. To patronize such claims, was among the instructions given to Mr. Livingston on his departure for France: and the course has been to recommend to the individuals concerned to forward their papers to him...
I have requested the Secretary of the Treasury to remit to you at the branch bank at Boston, two thousand dollars as a personal present to Mr. Mellimelli. It is intended to make presents in money to his suite and servants, as noted on the next page. Will you be pleased to ascertain from him, whether it would be most agreeable to have the money placed in his own hands for distribution or for us...
11 January 1804, Department of State. “I have received your letter of the 12th. Ult. [not found] requesting instructions respecting the repairs to be allowed to a French Vessel of War, should she as expected arrive at your port in a state to require them. In answer I refer you to the several instructions heretofore transmitted from the Treasury Department, explanitory on that subject,...
I inclose a copy of a letter from Messrs Levi Hollingsworth and Co. of Philada, in which they complain that after an unjust sentence of condemnation passed upon their property at Tortola it was so far undervalued that a reversal of the sentence will leave them very considerable losers. If you can aid them, in any advisable mode, to diminish the sacrifice I pray you to do it. But as their case...
I have your two favors of the 11 & 15. instant. The letter inclosed in the first is returned, Mr. Livingston having sailed before it could reach N. Y. and the letter for which it was to be substituted, having before gone on to him. The letter inclosed in the latter is also inclosed, with a note at the bottom of it by the President which will serve for an answer. We think the best mode of...
The United States Schooner Enterprize Captain Sterret, being on the point of Departure for Gibraltar, I avail myself of the opportunity to acknowledge the receipt of a series of your dispatches of last year, including, No. 12, with the exception however of No. 8. I also enclose you a copy of the communications made to congress respecting our Barbary affaires, and of a law which has just been...
Since my letter of the 22d of August, I wrote you one dated in October, supposed to be on the 21st but of which no copy is now found in the office: I therefore request you to return me a copy of it. I have now to acknowledge the rece[i]pt of your numbers from 47 to 52 both inclusive. All your Bills have been honored as they appeared: and on the 9th of November last Messr[s] Bird, Savage & Bird...
Inclosed herewith is the Cypher you are to carry with you. I send it apart from the despatches, because I shall put a few words in them into Cypher. The despatches will probably go off on wednesday morning, or thursday at farthest. They have been delayed by the slowness of Congs. in passing the law for which they waited. I recd. last evening yours of the 22d. & expect to hear further from you...
Having received from Mr. Merry, a communication of the notice given by his Government to the Foreign Ministers at London, on the 8th. April last, on the proposed blockade of the four German Rivers, it was thought proper without waiting for the communication through you, to give an answer containing the observations which you will find in the inclosed copy of it. They will be a guide to you in...
terms precarious, and merchants know not what articles will be admitted into the Islands from day to day. never open in war more than 6. months & then only for articles of first necessity. If goods not admitted permission to carry them away all american articles to be admit ted Flour, fish, corn, tobo. boards plank timbers, Staves, shingles, heading, beef, pork, dried & pickled fish, beans...
Since the communications by the Revenge which sailed on monday last, nothing very material has occurred. The British squadron, on receiving the Proclamation, fell down to the capes, near which (in Lynhaven Bay) several of the same or substituted ships remain. It is not known whether any orders have been recd. from the Admiral relative to their conduct under the Proclamation. They continue to...
I Certify, That the bearer herof, James Anderson, is a citisen of the United States of America and proceeding to Havana in discharge of a public trust; these are therefore to request all whom it may concern to give him no molestation in going, staying or returning; but on the contrary to afford him security and every friendly accommodation. In Faith Whereof, I James Madison, Secretary for the...
Your Favor of the 17th. is considered as a Proof of that Friendship upon which I have ever placed a perfect Reliance. It would certainly be injudicious to hesitate in the Prosecution of a well-concerted Plan of a Business, upon a Prospect of Success, so long uncertain. Indeed, I would not have made the Proposition, had I been acquainted with the Circumstances, which you mention. It is true , I...
In the month of September last, the French ship of War L’Impetueux of 74 guns, being disabled by a gale of wind, and making for an asylum, was fired upon and afterwards burnt by the British ship Melampus and two others, on the coast of North Carolina, within the limits of our jurisdiction. The inclosed communication from the Navy Department, which had instituted an enquiry through Capt....
I have had the honor to receive your letter of the 26 Ult, enclosing Mellimelli’s to the President, communicating his determination not to proceed to Tunis in the Brig Franklin. You will therefore be pleased to Charter a Vessel of from one hundred to one hundred & fifty tons or thereabouts, and which may be sent to Sea without delay. Into her you will cause to be transhipped the property on...
Hoping that a post note on Norfolk will be cash in Richmond, I enclose one for $300, instead of committing bank notes to the mail. Nothing has occurred since you left us worth detailing to you. We are still uninformed of the precise circumstances which have detained Mr. Rose on board the frigate. There is a report that he will either pass up the bay to Annapolis, or possibly engage a vessel to...