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I had the Honor of presenting you a price current on the 11th past. In this is one also for the present month. I am concerned to observe to you that the annexed vessels have lately been seized in this port for having on board parcels of tobacco with the view of smuggling. Four of them have been restored, two of which paid a fine to the seizing officers. The others remain under seizure, & I...
30 June 1801, Liverpool. Encloses list of current commodity prices. Has not received copies of all acts passed in Congress, particularly those enacted recently. Requests that they be forwarded. RC ( DNA : RG 59, CD , Liverpool, vol. 2). 1 p.; in a clerk’s hand, signed by Maury. Enclosure not found. A full transcription of this document has been added to the digital edition.
I have the Honor to enclose you a price current for this month, to which I beg leave to refer for the State of this market for imports from the U.S.A. Not having received the Acts passed between the first Session of the fourth & second session of the fifth, between the second Session of the fifth & first Session of the sixth, nor those since the last named Session, of Congress—I pray you will...
7 October 1801, Liverpool. Market stagnation following announcement of peace preliminaries has made it impossible to send a price current. Encloses newspapers. RC ( DLC ). 1 p.; in a clerk’s hand, signed by Maury.
24 October 1801, Liverpool. Acknowledges receipt of JM’s circular letter of 1 Aug. Will attend to instructions on foreign ships purchased by U.S. citizens. Has never given registers or sea letters to such vessels but has, after seeing satisfactory proof, granted certificates of American ownership. Reports that recent practice of British government when learning of yellow fever outbreaks in...
29 January 1802, Liverpool. Reports that the market has been too unsettled since his 24 Oct. letter for him to prepare a price current but expects it to stabilize soon. Wheat has continued in regular demand and is now selling at 12 s . to 12 s . 6 d . for seventy pounds. Markets are “overstocked beyond example with Virginia, Carolina, & Georgia tobacco,” leading to prices as low as 2½ d . per...
During the long interval since the letter I had the Honor to write to you on the 24h. Octr. this market has remained in so unsettled a state that I could not prepare a price current for our produce as heretofore; but I now expect it may soon become fixed. Wheat has continued in regular demand for some months & now is 12/ d 12/6 ⅌ 70 lbs All the markets of this country are overstocked beyond...
10 April 1802, Liverpool. States that he has never been reimbursed for sums he paid in support of American seamen before the arrival of David Lenox and asks JM to direct Lenox’s successor or the American minister to pay him £101 2 s . 5 d . or “such part thereof as shall appear reasonable.” Observes that little or no change in the market for imports from the U.S. has resulted from the signing...
Previous to Col: Lenox’s coming into o ffice I had, from time to time, disbursed money for American Seamen in cases which the consular Act passed 14th. April 1792 does not warrant, a nd for which I never have received payment. Seeing the power you are with by the Act of 18th. April 1798 I pray you will avail me of that by directing the Agent who May succeed Col: Lenox, or the Minister, to m...
5 May 1802, Liverpool. Encloses prices of imported American articles. “The immensely unprecedented Imports of Cotton, and particularly from Georgia, Carolina & the Mississippi, have already reduced the prices of the less valuable sorts.… Grain & flour seem daily on the decline.” RC and enclosure ( DNA : RG 59, CD , Liverpool, vol. 2). RC 1 p.; marked “(duplicate)”; in a clerk’s hand, signed by...
I had the Honor of writing to you on the 10 th. Ulto. In this I enclose the prices of the articles of the Produce of o ur Country. The immensely unprecedented Imports of Cotton, and p articularly from Georgia, Carolina & the Mississippi, have already re duced the prices of the less valuable sorts rather below a peace medium. Grain & flour seem daily on the decline. I have the Honor to be with...
18 June 1802, Liverpool. “I had the Honor of presenting you with the State of this market for American produce on the 5th ulto. In this you have the prices of the day for the same, as well as of other articles of import from the United States.” RC and enclosure ( DNA : RG 59, CD , Liverpool, vol. 2). RC 1 p.; in a clerk’s hand, signed by Maury. Enclosure (1 p.; docketed by Brent) is a printed...
I had the Honor of presenting you with the State of this market for American produce on the 5th. ulto. In this you have the prices of the day for the same, as well as of other articles of import from the United States. With Perfect Respect I have the Honor to be Sir Your most Obedient Servant. The preceding is the full transcription of a document that was previously abstracted in The Papers of...
14 September 1802, Liverpool. Has received JM’s letter of 17 June and will “make application in the manner you have been so obliging as to point out.” “Wishing much to have you furnished with the particulars of Imports & Exports as ⅌ your circular of 1st Augst 1801, I applied to the person who has the exclusive privilege of granting such information from this Custom House. He informed me …...
I have the Honor of your letter of 17th. June & will make application in the manner you have been so obliging as to point out. Wishing much to have you furnished with the particulars of Imports & Exports as ⅌ your circular of 1st. Augt. 1801, I applied to the Person who has the exclusive privilege of granting such information from this Custom House. He informed me it would so entirely occupy...
28 September 1802, Liverpool. Encloses a price current. “Since the peace the Application to me from distress’d American Seamen is greatly increased by the Numbers which have been discharged from the British Navy, and I have endeavoured to relieve the United States of the expences of their support by requesting the Masters of our vessels to take them, agreeably to the law of 14th April 1792,...
My last letter was of 14th. instant, to which praying reference, I now have the Honor to inclose you a price current for the Articles of Import from the United States. Since the Peace the Application to me from distress’d American Seamen is greatly increased by the Numbers which have been discharged from the British Navy, and I have endeavoured to relieve the United States of the expences of...
10 November 1802, Liverpool. Since writing his dispatch of 28 Sept. he has received JM’s of 26 Aug. and will conform to its instructions. “I am truly concerned to have occasion again to submit to you the propriety of making known to our ship owners & Merchants the necessity of having such of their vessels as be destined for this Country navigated by a Master & three fourths of the Crew...
Since my letter of 28th. September I have had the Honor of yours of 26th. August & shall conform to the Instructions it contains. I am truly concerned to have occasion again to submit to you the propriety of making known to our ship owners & Merchants the necessity of having such of their vessels as be destined for this Country navigated by a Master & three fourths of the Crew American...
27 January 1803, Liverpool. Last wrote on 10 Nov. Is sorry to enclose a copy of a notice received on 26 Jan. from Erving. Encloses a price current for U.S. imports [not found]. Expected to enclose returns of American imports and exports for the last six months of 1802, “but they cannot be ready for this conveyance.” RC and enclosure ( DNA : RG 59, CD , Liverpool, vol. 2). RC 1 p. In a clerk’s...
I had the honor to write to you on the 10th. Novr. In this I am sorry to inclose you a Copy of a Notice received yesterday from Mr Erving o ur Consul at London. You also have a price Current for the imports from the United States. I expected to have inclosed the returns of our Imports & Exports for the last six months of the last year, but they cannot be ready for this conveyance. They shall...
25 February 1803, Liverpool. Last wrote on 27 Jan. Encloses a price current for U.S. goods [not found] and a report of American exports and imports for the six months ending 31 Dec. 1802 [not found]. Exports heretofore have been “almost exclusively confined” to U.S. ships. The countervailing duty, which was expected to operate to American disadvantage following the peace, especially in the...
I had the Honor to write to you on the 27th. past. In this I inclose you a price current for our exports with a state of the Imports from, & exports to, the United States for the last six months ending 31 Decr. The exports as heretofore have been almost exclusively confined to our vessels, and indeed the countervailing duty, which it was generally imagined would, after peace, have operated...
24 March 1803, Liverpool. Last wrote on 25 Feb. , since which time “the alarm of war has occasioned a great press for Seamen.” Many Americans, probably confident of a continuation of the peace, do not have certificates of citizenship and are therefore in a position “which exposes them to impressment.” Writes to suggest the propriety of recommending that no American seamen leave home without...
I had the Honor to write to you on the 25th. Ultimo. since which the alarm of war has occasioned a great press for Seamen. Many of ours, confident, as I s uppose, in the Continuance of peace had not taken the pre caution before leaving home, to be furnished with regular documents of Citizenship, which exposes them to impressment. The purport of this is to submit to you the propriety of giving...
23 June 1803, Liverpool . Has received JM’s 9 Apr. circular, “to which every attention shall be paid.” “No mention being made in it relative to the masters of our Vessels furnishing the Consuls with the information” necessary for making up the required semiannual trade reports, “I request your instructions whether, in case of refusal, I shall be warranted in Compelling compliance by...
I have the honor of your letter of 9th. April w ith the supplement to the consular act, to which every attention s hall be paid. No mention being made in it relative to the m asters of our Vessels furnishing the Consuls with the information which will be necessary to enable us to make up the Semi-annual returns of trade you require of us, I request y our instructions whether, in case of...
1 July 1803, Liverpool . Wrote JM on 23 June . Has “received official notice of his Britannic Majesty having judged it expedient to establish the most rigorous Blockade at the entrance of the mouth of the Elbe & to maintain & enforce the Same in the strictest manner according to the Usages of War.” RC ( DNA : RG 59, CD , Liverpool, vol. 2). 1 p.; in a clerk’s hand, signed by Maury; docketed by...
I had the honor of writing to you on the 23d. past. I avail of the first opportunity to inform you that I have this morning received official notice of his Britannic Majesty having judged it expedient to establish the most rigorous Blockade at the entrance of the mouth of the Elbe & to maintain & enforce the Same in the strictest manner according to the Usages of War. I have the Honor to be...
5 July 1803, Liverpool . Wrote last on 1 July . “In your circular of 1st August 1800 you have given me ample instructions in respect of foreign vessels purchased here by, or for, our citizens. I now request you will be pleased to give me farther instructions for my conduct in sanctioning the sale of American registered vessels. In these three cases, I presume, I may sanction Vizt. 1st when...