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[ New York, November, 1800. The description of this letter in the dealer’s catalogue reads: “deals with legal matters.” Letter not found. ] LS , sold by Goodspeed’s Bookstore, Boston, February, 1942. For background to this letter, see H, Cooper, and Ogden to FitzSimons, Herman LeRoy, William Tilghman, and Matthew Pearce, October 17, 1800, note 1 ; November 17, 1800 . FitzSimons, Higbee, and...
I duly received and laid before the President your [ sic ] of the 6th. . His sentiments on the subject of it, are explained in an answer to two letters from a Committee of Merchants at Boston, of which as it will serve as an answer to yours, I enclose a copy: and am very respectfully &ca. Letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 59, DL , vol. 14). Left blank in letterbook. FitzSimons’s letter has not been...
Your letter of the 18th. Ulto, arrived at this place on the 24th. Being at the time absent I had no opportunity of communicating on the subject of it with the President till my return which was on the 7th. instant. I am now enabled to inform you, that agreeably to the wishes conveyed in your letter, the Minister Plenipotentiary of the U. States at Madrid will be instructed to make to the...
I have duly received your letter dated through mistake the 16 Inst. enclosing an account of Messrs. J & Wm. Perot for services relative to american claims for captures made by British cruizers previous to the Treaty of 1794, and giving notice that you will retain the Bill which has been drawn upon you for the amount of this account, ’till you shall receive directions concerning it. I have...
It is probably owing to the want of many recent arrivals from France, that the information mentioned in your letter of the 10th. has not been officially received. But it certainly is, in every view, expedient for the holders of claims on the French Government to transmit them to Paris; for should the supposed provision for their payment prove unfounded, it would nevertheless be convenient,...
I have duly received your letter of the 21st. inst. The subject of the detentions of American property in south America has been long since committed to the attention of Mr. Pinckney, and was renewed in a general shape in the instructions given to Mr. Monroe and him on their appointment to negotiate with the court of Spain. It is not distinctly perceived in which form the claims for such...
Your letter addressed to the Department of State enquiring whether Government mean to pursue any measures for the relief of the Officers and crew of the Frigate Philadelphia, and whether anything can be pointed out as proper to be done by the friends of the prisoners? has been received. I have preferred to make the answer private. The sympathy of the Executive for the condition of the captives...
I have received your letter of the 10th. instant written at the request of a number of the Merchants of Philadelphia. The late Convention with France for settling the claims of American Citizens, having provided for its own exposition & execution, any direct interference with the Board of Commissioners has been declined. In order to guard however just claims against the restricted meaning or...
§ To Thomas FitzSimons. 8 July 1805, Department of State. “In answer to your letter of the 4th. inst. [not found] I can only inform you, that it appears from a letter received from Genl. Armstrong, dated on the 6th. of May that the drawing of the bills under the Louisiana Convention commenced on the 3d. of the same month. A letter from Mr. Livingston written to me since his arrival is silent...
I have received your letter of the 10th. inst. and its enclosures respecting the capture of the Enterprize, Eugenia and other Vessels lately sent to Halifax. Though the further proof respecting the trade in which these Vessels were concerned is believed to be unwarranted by the law of Nations, both in its object & the Channell required for obtaining it, it is most proper for the aggreaved...
§ To Thomas FitzSimons. 21 March 1806, Department of State. “Your letter of the 26 Ult. was duly received, and Mr. Monroe has been instructed respecting the condemnation of the Washington at Tortola. The acquisition of Louisiana was made before the commencement of hostilities between France & Great Britain, and long before Spain became involved in them. Though these facts are unnecessary to...
§ To Thomas FitzSimons. 11 April 1806, Department of State. “The enclosed letter to Messrs. Snell, Stag & Co. will explain to you such circumstances respecting the alledged blockade of Curraçao, as may influence the measures taken for obtaining restitution of the captured property. The mode of instituting & prosecuting appeals from sentences of condemnation in the French Colonies is regulated...