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In the moment of sailing I take the liberty to mention to you the bearer Dr. Pendergrast formerly introduced to you by the count Andreani. The Dr. is direct from Cuba and has spent some time in The Havana, where he appears to have made himself master of the views and dispositions of the Inhabitants of the Island. Refering you to him for information which may be usefull and I conceve...
The recent explosion in Spain and the probable results, will command universal attention and surprize, but can be no where so interesting as to the people of these States; because our proximity to the Spanish Indies, and the effects which must at an early period Spring out of that Vicinity.— In all my Enterprizes, Intrigues, researches and inquiries, in relation to Spanish America for more...
Since writing you the 5th. Inst: I have received a Letter from Mr Gallatin, which enables me to make a specific disposition of the Troops destined to form a Cordon on our Canadian frontier & Support the Collectors in the execution of their Duties, which will accelerate the Service & save Governor Thompkins the trouble of interposing his Authority.— Mr. Gallatin calls for about 300 Men, two...
The remote position of General Dearborn from you, induces me to transmit directly for your information, the last advices received from the Mississippi—I think the Genl. Alviera reported by Colo. Sparks, was sent to Charleston South Carolina from Saint Domingo in 1802, as a that he was considered a man of high pretensions and great audacity—I think Colo. Sparks must be mistaken as to his...
Having not heard a Word, since you left Washington, of the account for souch service, which I had the Honor to render you, my wants must be my excuse, for again intruding the subject on Your attention, and for intreating that an order may be transmites me at this place, for one half or even a third of the sum, my necessities being extreme—necessities which have sprung out of my sufferings...
The enclosed papers will explain to you the motives of this address—I deemed it improper to say any thing of my Accounts, while the opinion of the Court of Enquiry was unknown—This was not published before the 4th July, since which I have, with exception of three or four Days, been confined to my Room, and thus it happened I could not see you before your departure The first day I was able to...
I have the honor to inclose my Account of disbursements for Secret Service, pending the Scenes in which I was engaged, in the Autumn 1806 & the Winter 1807: the Items of which I beg leave to explain in the following numerical Order viz.— No.—1. This Sum is vouched, see No. 1 under cover, & was paid to Establish the Person Employed at the River Trinity, about sixty Miles in the rear of...
Your even Judgment will best direct the expediency & policy of noticing the inclosed, it has been dictated by a recent charge brought against me, on the point to which I have referance—I propose to stand before the Court Tomorrow. & will suffuse the Cheeks of some of my accusers—with perfect respect & attachment I am Sir Yr ob hu DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
It has been imputed to me that pending the Agitations in the Western Country, occasion’d by Mr. Burr’s Projects, I did denounce many eminent Persons to You in a Letter, or Letters, which have not been published—being conscious that this like a thousand other Rumours, fabricated by my Enemies for my Injury, is void of foundation—I shall thank You Sir for such answer to this Note, as may...
By recent letters from Goverr. Claiborne, and from my Atty. H. L. Duncan Esqr. I am advised that certain responses of Govr. Folchs to the Interogatories of Govr. Claiborne would be transmitted to the office of State for my use, and therefore I will beg leave to make application for those doccuments should they have come to hand; to enable me to employ th em on my defence against the accu...
Bonaparte aims at universal Dominion to attain his views it is necessary to destroy all the present Dynastis of Europe and Establish his Own favourites on the Thrones of their present Monarchies, he will not rest so long as one of the Bourbon Family is on a Throne.— Poland is United of which he has made a Kingdom and one of his favourites placed on its throne. He has dethroned the King of...
Bonaparte vise a la domination universal, et pour parvenir a ce but il est necessaire d’etèindre las presentes dynasties de l’Europe, et de plàcer ses dependents dans la place des Monarque Actuel, il ne sera jamais tranquille tandis qu’un Bourbon reste dans le trône. Il a dèja seune la Pologne l’a èvige en royaume et placé un de ses favòris sour le Trône. Il a dètronè le Roy de Pruse; et il...
General Wilkinson has this moment received from Baltimore, where his papers generally are, a Letter from President Adams on a subject which for several Days has agitated the public Councils—He transmits the original for the Presidents perusal & hopes to find the Copy of that to which it is the Answer.—G. W. would wish a copy of this Letter to reach the House of deligates, if he knew how to...
I did intend to transmit you a Copy of Capt Pikes report by Governor Lewis, but have been too occupied to fulfil my purpose—I shall have the Honor to Hand it to you at the Seat of Government The disgraceful & dishonourable Scenes which have been passing in review here, are drawing to a close—Burr has just been acquited on the trial for Misdemeanor, and now a motion will be made for his...
I tresspassed on you some time since by Doctr. Upshaw, a crude partial Sketch of our doings here, in which I believe I anticipated the result of Burrs trial for treason: I know little of Law & less of Judicial proceedings, but Common sense suggests that He has been hastily acquited, under certain refinements & subtilties of Sentiment, opposed to the claims of Justice, & apparently calculated...
It is my purpose to advise you from time to time of our proceedings at this place, pending the passing scenes which Interest our Country in its most vital concerns; for this intrusion I shall offer you no apology, since my motive will be your Information and amusement. The trial of Burr commenced Yesterday, & his Exceptions for cause swept away forty four out of forty eight Jurors—preconceived...
General Wilkinson transmits the inclosed to the President for his perusal, & will pay his respects to Him some time this forenoon, to offer such explanations touching Adairs Letter as may be deemed necessary— DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
The late outrage by the British on the chesapeake, has produced every where, within our range of Intelligence at this place, a degree of Emotion bordering on rage—I revere the Honourable impulse but fear its Effects—Measures taken with deliberation will be best sustained, and our National dignity cannot be so well supported, as by those regular & orderly proceedings, which are sanctioned by...
The Engagements, Soul & Body, which have occupied me since my Arrival here the 13th. Inst:, must be my Apology for not giving you this assurance sooner— I dreamt, not of the importance attached to my presence before I reached Hampton, & had directed my views more to the vindication of my own Fame, than the crimination of the abandoned wretch, who had dared to implicate it; for I had...
Doctor Watkins in a Speech made in the House of Representatives of the Territory of Orleans, more replete with extravagant, barefaced falshoods than anything of the Kind ever before uttered—Tells us that General Adair, the day he reached the City of Orleans, mentioned, “He had left Nash Ville the 22nd. of December, and that Burr was then there with two Flat Boats, destined for this City.” In...
In the Hope Burr may have reached the City of Washington, I think proper to transmit you the inclosed—Every day unfolds something of the Plot & convinces me it is not abandoned—This was Burrs parting declaration to His followers, and if Adair is on his way hither, he is moved by objects of higher importance, than personal or legal reparation from me—He is more competent, to a desperate Effort...
I transmit you a duplicate of my last, in which you will perceive my ignorance of the Arrangement, you had made for the Territory of Louisiana; and also of the violent & uncharitable attacks, made on my Character & Conduct, in the publick prints & even on the floor of Congress.— Sunk by the severest domestic Calamity into a State of apathy & despondance, my Mind had fastened upon the “Luxury...
By a singular concatenation of incidents, I have ascertained that Depestre mentioned to you in a former Letter, was the accredited Agent of Burr, who visited St. Louis in October last; and that Mr. Depestre bore a Letter from Burr to a Mr. Provenchere, giving Him assurances that a revolution of the Western States would take place on the 15th. Day of November & inviting Him to join in it. This...
I tresspass this Note on your Time, to inform you that I have strong expectations I shall be able to prove, that Burr sunk his ordnance Boat in the Mississippi near the Bayou Pierre, That He actually seduced a Sergt. Jacob Dunbaugh to defect the Service, who accompanied Him to Natchez & will I hope be in my power in a few Days, and that He corrupted Lt. Jackson & His Garrison at the Chickasaw...
Milligan the Express delivered me Your Letter of the 3rd. Ultmo. the Evening of the 14th. Inst:, which lifted from my Breast a load of anxeity, and I will confess furnished a sweet Solace to my poor heart depressed with cares & sorrows—your sympathy for my difficulties, your admonition for my Conduct, & your solicitude for my welfare, impress deeply my affections, and are received as the...
You will find under cover the Report I have promised, and I flatter myself you will not condemn the manner, in which it has been obtained. I beg to refer you for Mr. Burling Character (not a common one) to General S. Smith who has long Known Him—On my own part I profess to you, I consider Him the pure Patriot, & hardly to be equaled in any Enterprize which Interests His feelings; and yet he is...
I have just received your Original Letter, of the 3d. of January, and Sincerely congratulate you on the Arrest of Burr, though I fear from the route by which he has been Sent, that you Will never find him at Washington. The popular feelings, His extreme art and desperation conspire to favor his escape. Mr. Gaines has certainly done for the best, but I should have prefered to Send him by Sea....
I transmit this by a Vessel bound to Baltimore, to cover a duplicate of my letter of the 26th. Ulto. and to trespass some further details on your patience. The enclosed Extract of a letter from S. Dinsmore, will apprize you of the State of things at Natchez, and particularly the Situation of Blennerhassett, Tyler, Ralston and Floyd. Should these men be left to the Mummery of a trial, before a...
I have the Honor to transmit you a duplicate of my last, & to inform you, that Judge Sprigg having declined his voyage, after He had taken his passage; and the conveyance both by the Mail & by the Ocean, having become too in ence for the transmittal of original documents, I shall avail myself of the return of an officer on furlough who will leave this shortly, to transmit you the Letters you...
I have the Honor to inclose you a duplicate of my Letter of the 13th. Inst., transmitted by the last Mail, and in obedience to your desire, I avail myself of the conveyance by Judge Sprigg, to forward you one of Burr’s original Letters to me, and by the next safe conveyance, I will transmit you a literal Interpretation of it duly attested, which I have not yet taken time to render to my...