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30 June 1801, Department of State. Encloses letter to Samuel Williams and refers the matter of Williams’s recall to King’s attention. RC ( CSmH ); letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 59, IC , vol. 1). RC 1 p.; in a clerk’s hand, signed by JM. Enclosed JM to Williams, 29 June 1801 .
You will have heared, before this reaches you, of the fluctuations and changes which have taken place in the measures of the reigning party, as to a candidate for Governor; and you will probably have also been informed that pursuant to the opinions professed by our friends, before I left New York, I had taken an open part in favour of Mr. Lansing. It is a fact to be regretted, though...
I have had the honor to receive your letter of the 29th. ult. enclosing one to the Auditor which was handed to him. The President having directed that your charges for presentation and Christmas presents and for stationary be admitted to your credit in the books of the Treasury, the letter of which a copy is inclosed was transmitted to the Auditor as his guide. The enclosed extract from the...
I enclose a protest by Capt. Newell of the American Schooner Sea Flower, which shews that the habits of the British Commanders in impressing our Seamen have not ended even with the State of War which was made a pretext for the outrage. The spirit lately manifested by the British Government, and which the Government here is sincerely desirous to meet and to cultivate justifies our confidence,...
§ To Rufus King. 17 January 1806, Department of State. “I request the favor of you to peruse the enclosed letters from Mr. Hargrave, and give me your opinion respecting the justice and amount of any pecuniary claim he may have for the services he States that he rendered.” RC ( NHi : Rufus King Papers); letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 59, DL , vol. 15). RC 1 p.; in Wagner’s hand, signed by JM . On...
I have rec’d. & communicated to the Committee of the Senate the information contained in your favor of the 9th. which clearly shews that the Convention of May 12, with G. B is not to be construed by any reference to that of Apl. 30. with France. I am mortified at troubling you on a subject which more than any other, is in itself unworthy the attention of either of us, but which is obtruded on...
Mr. William Gibson, Merchant of Charleston, south Carolina, has represented to me, that he has two appeals now depending in London from the sentences of the Vice Admiralty Court of the Bahamas in the cases of the American Ship Sally and Brig Isabella, the former owned and both of them laden in part with his property, and which the presiding Judge, Condemned for the sole reason, that Mr. Gibson...
I have recd. your favor of the 25th. Ulto. inclosing one to you from Mr. Vansittart; which I now return as you requested, after having submitted it to the Perusal of the President. As it is of importance to understand the way of thinking in Great Britain with respect to Spanish America, and what the Government there does not at this particular time mean to undertake, as well as what under...
In compliance with your private letter of Aug. 5. just come to hand, I lose no time in apprizing both you & your agent Mr. Low, of the necessity you will be under of trusting to his arrangements for your passage home. Altho’ the satisfaction wch. would be felt in yielding you the accommodations of a public ship, would be aided by the oppy. it might give of introducing among our breeds of sheep...
26 July 1802, Department of State. “Agreeably to a suggestion in a letter from you to Mr Elias Vanderhorst, of the 5th January last, a copy of which he has forwarded to me, you will please to pay him the sum of Twelve pounds, sixteen shillings and ten pence, and charge it to your contingent account with the United States.” Letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 59, IM , vol. 6). 1 p. RC offered for sale...