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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...
I had this pleasure on the 1st. Instant. 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 purchased...
23 July 1803, Liverpool . Wrote JM on 5 July . Complains of the “most serious inconvenience & loss to the Ship Owners” due to “the unparralled desertions of our seamen from their Vessels” in Liverpool. American seamen ship aboard British privateers or foreign merchantmen because they can get higher wages than those for which they engaged in the U.S. Magistrates cannot “arrest foreign Seamen...
I had the honor of writing to you on the 5th. Instant. Since the commencement of the War the unparralled desertions of our seamen from their Vessels i n this port, with the view of entering into the Privateers & Letters of Marque of this Country or of higher wages in other of our own Vessels than those they had been engaged at in America for the Voyage, have occasioned the most serious...
5 September 1803, Liverpool . Wrote last on 23 July . At the war’s commencement U.S. commercial prospects were favorable, “but the prohibitions of France & Holland to all commercial intercourse with this country, added to the Blockades of the Elbe & Weser continue these markets in a most depressed state.” “The crops in general throughout the United Kingdom are so uncommonly abundant that...
I had the honor of writing to you on the 23d. July. At the commencement of the war the prospects were favorable to all articles of the produce of the United States, but the prohibitions of France & Holland to all commercial intercourse with this country, added to the Blockades of the Elbe & Weser continue these markets in a most depressed state. The crops in general throughout the United...
19 November 1803, Liverpool. Wrote last on 5 Sept. Encloses a dispatch from Monroe. “The dispatch … was received yesterday under cover from him, but the Seals of the inclosed & inclosing Letters, as I suppose, from not having been sufficiently cooled, had become as one & in opening my letter, yours was unavoidably torn, which accounts for the Suspicious appearance of it.” Despite the...
28 December 1803, Liverpool. “I had this honor on the 19th: past. The inclosed dispatch from Mr. Monroe has experienced the same accident in the seal as that inclosed in my last letter.” Encloses a price current for American produce in the local market. RC and enclosure ( DNA : RG 59, CD , Liverpool, vol. 2). RC 1 p.; in a clerk’s hand, signed by Maury; docketed by Wagner. Enclosure (2 pp.) is...
18 February 1804, Liverpool. “I have been confined many weeks by a most severe Rheumatism, which has rendered me incapable of writing. This is the Reason of my long silence as well on public as private account. I am beginning to recover. The Atlantic is arrived. Accept by [ sic ] best Thanks for your Consignment. Your Draft is honored. I received your letter & the pamphlets ⅌ Mr Cole, for...
4 May 1804, Liverpool. “It has been long since I have had the Honor of writing to you—owing to a most severe rheumatism, which has rendered it necessary for some months to avoid business as much as I could. “I received your letter of 28th Septr [not found], inclosing Mr G. Duvall’s answer to my request to you of 5th July last for instructions in respect of the sale of American registered...
Since my letter of 18th feby your draft of £168.15. in favor of Thos Kinkead has been honored. On all future occasions of the sort may I take the liberty to request you will be so good as accompany the draft with a letter of advice; for, without it, there always is a degree of risk in the acceptor, from forgery &C. I have nearly finished the sales of your tobaccoe & in my next hope to have the...
24 July 1804, Liverpool. “On the receipt of your circular of 9th April 1803 I endeavoured to digest a table of our ships, Crews, Cargoes &c agreeable to your former instructions: but sickness prevented my being more punctual. I now send you one [not found] comprehending the particulars as far as I could collect them of the vessels which have cleared out between the time of my receiving your...
22 August 1804, Liverpool. “My last letter was of the 24th past, since which I have had the honor to receive yours of the 2nd of the same month and shall regulate my conduct accordingly. “Herewith I send the particulars of our vessels which have cleared out from this port during the six months ending 30th June past. You also have inclosed a price current; since the date of which a continuance...
19 September 1804, Liverpool. “I had the honor to write to you on the 22d past. This is occasioned by the very frequent seizures which have lately been made at this port of our vessels for the sailors having on board certain articles, but tobacco in particular, with the intention of smuggling. “It appearing in all these cases to have been taken on board without the Knowledge of the Master and...
I have recieved the letter of 20th July with which you have had the goodness to honor me. The bills shall be accepted whenever they appear. The perusal of this letter affected me exceedingly; and indeed, how could it be otherwise, since it is so flattering a testimony of that friendship you have invariably shewn for me from so early a period & brings to my mind the most pleasing recollections....
I had the pleasure to write to you on the 21st of July relative to the Tobaccoe you had been so good as consign me, since which I have been favored with your letter of 22d of the same month. I much regret the produce of this consignment falling so considerably short of your expectations. It has had every advantage it could have in waiti[n]g the reguler call of the buyers in the market &...
9 November 1804, Liverpool. Refers to his 19 Sept. dispatch. Now transmits a price current for U.S. exports. “Wheat of fine quality has even been sold from 1/ a 1/6 ⅌ 70 lbs higher than the highest quotation in this paper, but many still are of opinion there is no fair foundation for these enormous prices. “In consequence of the disease and other inconveniences our people had been subjected to...
I had this pleasure on the 25th ulto, since which your draft of $500 in favor of John Davidson has been honored. That of $250 in favor of Mr Appleton shall be treated in like manner whenever presented. These sums added to the balance due me as ⅌ my Account current rendered 25th ulto amount to £247:10:11 for which I have this day drawn on you at sixty days sight in favor of my brother Fontaine...
14 March 1805 , Liverpool . “I had the honor of writing to you the 9th November, & now present you with the imports & exports for the six months ending the 31st December [not found]. “The evils stated in my letter of 23d July 1803, arising from the Masters of our vessels in this country having no means of taking up their seamen for desertion, have been very sensibly felt of late in this port;...
20 April 1805, Liverpool. “I had the honor of writing to you on the 14th ulto. Since the date of the inclosed price current [not found] cotton has continued declining, in consequence of the unusually great importations from the United States. You also have the copy of a bill [not found] brought into parliament by a member of Administration, which I expect will pass into a law.” RC ( DNA : RG...
7 June 1805, Liverpool . “I had the honor of writing to you on the 20th April, since which the bill I enclosed has become law. “In the price current herewith [not found] I beg leave to present you my ideas on the state of this market for the exports of the United States.” RC ( DNA : RG 59, CD , Liverpool, vol. 2). 1 p.; in a clerk’s hand, signed by Maury; docketed by Wagner.