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The President’s message in answer to the call of the House respecting Genl Wilkinson has condescended to notice me. It is expressed in such a manner as not to leave it altogether certain, whether it does not hold me accountable for a bundle of Mr. Clark’s papers, before the public. On the one hand I place a value upon a good name, and on the other am elevated above much anxiety, by the...
A counter post—to Kingston if it can be made sufficiently safe, seems to be a natural provision for the case. But ought not the State of N.Y. to turn its attention to such a call from its exposed Citizens, & to co-operate at least in arming them? Few States are probably more able to do it. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Observing that the newspapers are circulating a imperfect account of the law-case of Baring vs. Christie, I take the liberty of referring you to it entire in 5th. East’s rep. 398, and at the same time to enclose a note I made some time ago, with a view to the extent of the operation of the exception to the passport, under present circumstances. The tenuity of this exception is such, as, in my...
Views of improving my circumstances having led me to the purpose of retiring from Washington by the first of next October, it is due both to propriety and to my Sentiments towards you, to apprise you thus early of my intention. I have the honor to be, Dr. Sir, With great respect, Your most obed. Servt. DLC : Papers of James Madison.
Respecting Insurrections See Act 2 May 1792— Repealed See do. 28 Feby. 1795—  S.1. Militia may be used to repel invasions to suppress an insurrection against a state, on the application of the Legislature, or, if it cannot be convened, of the Executive of the State  S.2. They may be employed to suppress insurrections against the U.S. (the Act of 2 May above mentioned made a certificate of a...
The present vacancy in the Custom-house here, it is supposed by some friends may produce another by promotion, for which I might without impropriety apply: and their partiality has even recommended me not to consider the Collectorship as an altogether impossible object. Less insensible than they have been to the weight of several objections, and among them to my own unworthiness, I take leave...
Should this letter not be returned, J. Wagner will conclude that it has been approved and that the President has had the goodness to cause a wafer to be put in it and sent it to the Post office. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Mr. Thom proposes leaving your quarter’s salary in the Bank, if you approve it. Finding that the letter, which accompanied Genl. Armstrong’s, is more than a form, I have enclosed it today, though in course it should have gone last week. The correspondences of the Commrs. at Paris, appealed to by Mr. R. can have no bearing upon the General, since they were functi officii before his arrival at...
The three Captains, whose protests against L’Eole are herewith, came from Anapolis a few days ago to lay their complaint before you. They told me, that her commander set off for Baltimore shortly after their arrival at the former place without giving them an opportunity of demanding compensation, and that none was offered. I advised them to return to their vessels and proceed to the several...
In the Globe of the 23 July you will See that Mr. Erskine has been appointed to sSucceed Mr. Merry. As this notice is extracted from the London Gazette, no more doubt remains of Lord Selkirk having declined it. Respecting Jones’ case at New York the draft I have made proceeds upon a doctrine laid down in Jenkins in many places and repeated by Woodeson, That the Renvoy of offenders, except when...
I have forwarded to Mr. Sanford the patent he requested. I have forwarded the letter addressed to Mr. Payne under the impression that it would be opened by his family: should not this be the case, I shall be happy to send it to Tripoli. From a conversation I had with the Comptroller, I thought it necessary and not amiss to write the letter, of which I enclose a copy, to the Collector of...
Mr. W. Brent being a sufficient surety for Moses Young and Messrs. Salmon and Taylor for Bourne, I send their bonds for your approbation. I have not been able to find the papers respecting Mr. Taylor’s patents, formerly lodged here; but as soon as Mr. Thom returns, which will be in a day or two, I shall attend to his request. It will give you pleasure at length to find from Mr. Cathcart’s...
J. Wagner presents his best respects to the President of the U. States. The pardon of Joseph Barnaby, convicted before Judge Peters of smuggling, being founded on the recommendation of the Judge as well as other respectable persons, it will be issued after receiving the signature of the Secretary of State. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I have been honored with your’s by last evening’s mail. I cannot however forward the letter to Genl. Turreau until that from the Surveyor of Philada. is received from the President. You will observe in one of the National Intelligencers that Henecken, the Dutch Consul at Philada. has publickly contradicted the substance of Morales’ notification of danger from privateers of his nation. I have...
I have written to Mr. Cathcart not to pay the gratuity to the delinquent Tunisians at New York, but to pay any moderate sum they may have contracted as debts, under the Shew of a responsibility in the government, giving notice to those in the habit of crediting them that the responsibility is now withdrawn. I have doubts whether the serious farce playing off by Morales does not disclose Such a...
I shall retain the case of the crew of the Indefatigable in order that I may more fully examine it. It may not perhaps be considered improper to publish the substance of Mr. Merry’s enclosed letter; at least it seems expedient to apprize the Collector of Passamaquoddy of it. Mr. Goldsborough informs me that he has reason to believe that the Secretary of the Navy has recalled his orders to...
I am sorry that another unexpected obstacle is likely still longer to retard the departure of the Tunisians. The Secretary of the Navy has forwarded letters of the 13th, of which the enclosed copies were furnished only yesterday. An indemnity for the annulling of the debentures by shifting the cargo would be a mere form; and if no Treasury arrangement could dispense with the inconvenience...
A favourable opportunity offering for Philadelphia, I have returned Mr. Duponceau his books. I do not see what we can do to assist Murray; but I have acknowledged the receipt of his papers. Mr. Harvey has been advised to collect depositions to shew that his Son was forcibly or deceptively placed on board the Leander, which he intimates he would have it in his power to do. The two cases of...
No such convention for the mutual delivery of offenders exists; though the Spaniards have often urged us to make one. I have furnished an extract of this and a copy of Govr. Lewis letter respecting the occupation of Buck Island by the British to yr. Secy. of War DLC : Papers of James Madison.
There having been no indication against my opening the enclosed, it was impossible to avoid it. It will therefore be best that it should seem to have been opened by yourself. Your’s Sincerely DLC : Papers of James Madison.
I was to have Seen Mr. Duvall to day on the Subject of the enquiry of Mr. McLean: Though I am pretty Sure that he will not act upon the case. It would be contrary to precedent to put an Inspector on board her; and it has been Settled that prize goods may be Sold for the purpose of repairing the vessel which brought them in, if repairs are indispensible; the part Sold paying duty. After Seeing...
It is respectfully requested that this letter, if approved, may be sealed & sent to the Post Office. [Note in TJ’s hand:] Departmt. of State. recd. May 10. answer to Prevost & expressing expectn he will continue in his post till a successor appointed DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
§ From Jacob Wagner. 14 April 1806. “This treaty and copy were heretofore sent to the President, in order that he might send it to Congress for the necessary appropriation. They were however returned by the President to the Dep. State; but lest any misapprehension may have taken place about their having been before sent for the appropriation, they are now handed to Mr. Madison, that he may be...
This treaty and copy were heretofore sent to the President, in order that he might send it to Congress for the necessary appropriation. They were however returned by the President to the Dep. State; but lest any misapprehension may have taken place about their having been before sent for the appropriation, they are now handed to Mr. Madison, that he may be pleased to ascertain the point. DLC :...
The proposal I was directed to make has been promptly and handsomely accepted, as will be expressed in a letter to be delivered to me to morrow. A marriage having taken place in my family and the parties being expected here to morrow evening, if they come, I shall not return till saturday; otherwise the day after to morrow. I saw Payne this morning and delivered Mrs. M’s commands. He is very...
J. Wagner has the honr to refer the President to the memo below, explaining how far the Resol. is not strictly complied with. The letter from Mr. Cathcart to Mr. Eaton of 15th June 1801 is not in the Dep. State, but the substance of it is recited in that of the former to the Secy. State of 15 Augt. 1802. & 2 July 1801 both of which are herewith, by extracts. ======= By the letter from Mr....
Dates of Commons. Michael McClary— N. Hampshire— 3 May 1802 John Swartwout— N. York—
The Secretary of State supposes, that the within abstract in the form of a report to the President, with the decree annexed to it, and the documents and correspondence communicated to Congress between the date of the Senate’s resolution and that of the report, will be an ample compliance with the requisition of the former. The favor is requested that the packet enclosed herewith for Mr....
J. Wagner’s best respects to the President. A copy of Mr. Lear’s instructions for making peace with Tripoli, and of the only letter (dated 5 July last) in which he mentions the negotiation and its consequences, accompanied the treaty to the Senate. A letter, of a date subsequent to the above, has been received from Mr. Lear, but it does not relate to affairs with Tripoli. DLC : Papers of...
Note. The instructions of Mr. Lear were sent to the Senate with the Treaty. The cooperation of the Exile was to cost no more than 20,000 dollars at the utmost, but it was referred to as little important. In the Departt. of State , there is no information whether the Exile’s family have been restored. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.