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23 May 1803, Lisbon . Wrote on 11 May enclosing a copy of a letter to Almeida regarding the Aurora and Four Sisters and a letter from O’Brien. Spoke with “a Portugueze Gentleman” who “observ’d that a considerable extent of territory” on the Río de la Plata “which had been a subject of much contention” between Spain and Portugal had been “made neutral Ground” at Spain’s insistence, in the...
By the Brig Samuel Capn. Job West via Baltimore I had the honor to address you on the 11th. inst. inclosing a copy of my Letter to the Minister for an entire copy of the Papers relative to the Aurora and Four Sisters and a letter from Mr. OBrien. In a conversation I recently had with a Portugueze Gentleman concerning to the Brazils; he observ’d that a considerable extent of territory on the...
18 June 1803, Lisbon . Between the date of his last letter and that of the enclosed state paper “a hot press was set on foot by the English Vessels of War in this Port, but in no instance did they impress American Seamen with Protection.” Those without protection were released immediately on his application. “After the declaration was issued the impress Service ceased.” The “great object” of...
Since I had the honor to address you few occurrences have taken place in Europe that I presume will not be communicated from the Scene of Action much before this will reach Washington. Between that date and the publication of the inclosed State Paper a hot press was set on foot by the English Vessels of War in this Port, but in no instance did they impress American Seamen with Protection;...
25 June 1803, Lisbon . Last wrote JM on 11 June, enclosing the prince regent’s declaration of Portuguese neutrality. Has since been unofficially informed that the emperor of Russia will guarantee Portuguese neutrality and that the Russian government has informed the British and French ministers of the fact. “The Sum paid for Louisianna I presume will be deemed a mere trifle compared with the...
By the Brig Tace Captn. Thomas via Philadelphia, I had the honor to address you the 11th. Instant, enclosing a copy of my note covering the Presidents letter to the Prince Regent & the declaration of the Prince Regent respecting the Neutrality of this Kingdom. I have since been confidently informed that Senr. De Araujo, the Portugueze Minister at the Court of St. Petersburg has obtained from...
3 August 1803, Lisbon . Wrote last on 25 July by the schooner Nancy via New York, enclosing letters from Pinckney, Graham, Simpson, and Leonard. Informs JM that “an affair of a very serious Nature lately took place here.” “Between two and three Years ago” Lisbon was plagued with street crime, including robbery and murder. “In this alarming Situation,” the comte de Novion, a French emigrant,...
The 25th. Ulto. I had the pleasure to address you by Captn. Spooner of the Schooner Nancy, via New York inclosing Letters from Messrs. Pinckney, Graham, Simpson and Leonard. Nothing worthy troubling you with till lately having since occurred, I presumed you would readily dispense with letters written merely for the Sake of writing. I have now the Honor to inform you that an affair of a very...
26 August 1803, Lisbon . Wrote JM last on 19 Aug. [not found] by the brig Mary , Captain Cooke, via Providence, which also carried a letter from O’Brien, a copy of the application in favor of Captain Seymour, and a copy of the note with Lamar’s commission, “Since which a circumstances has occurred that in peace would not have excited much attention, but in this time of uncertainty every...
On the 19th. Instant I Had the honor to address You by the Brig Mary, Captn. Cooke, via Providence covering a letter from Mr. OBrien, Copy of the application in favor of Capn. Seymour and of the note with Mr. Lemar’s Commission. Since which a circumstances has occurred that in peace would not have excited much attention, but in this time of uncertainty every Mole-hill is magnified into a...
7 September 1803, Lisbon . Encloses a copy of his letter to JM sent by Captain Cook of the ship Fox . The removal of Almeida and the rumored dismissal of Rodrigo have resulted in “no obvious political consequences.” A British sloop of war that arrived in Lisbon “five or six Days ago … this morning went to Sea” after first making “a Sweep of all the Seamen they could find on Shore, among which...
The foregoing is a copy of the letter I had the honor to address you by Captn. Cook of the Ship Fox for Boston. After ranging several times over the various changes of opinion inspired by the hopes and fears of the Mercantile world at the dismission of Don John de Almeida they are letting his Excellency sink into oblivion and have turned their attention to Dn. Rodrigo whom it is confidently...
19 September 1803, Lisbon . “The inclosed No 123 will inform you of the arrival of the 30 Gun ship which Mr. Simpson mentioned in a copy of an extract that I forwarded some time since and of the communications I have made respecting her. My object … was to have ordered her out of Port but finding she was admitted to prattic the 16th. and dropped up the next day but that nothing had yet been...
The inclosed No. 123 will inform you of the arrival of the 30 Gun ship which Mr. Simpson mentioned in a copy of an extract that I forwarded some time since and of the communications I have made respecting her, those to this Government and their following each other so soon I hope will not be disapproved of. My object if possible was to have ordered her out of Port but finding she was admitted...
2 October 1803, Lisbon . Wrote last on 27 Sept. [not found]. Later that day “the British Factory were called together by the Consul General” to discuss the sale of some stock “for the support of the Hospital and the poor widows and orphans of deceased Members of the Factory as from the decrease of the British Trade to this port, the income for several Months past had not been adequate to these...
On the evening of the date of my last letter (i.e. 27h. Septr.) the British Factory were called together by the Consul General, relative to a Sale of some of their funded Stock, for the support of the Hospital and the poor widows and orphans of deceased Members of the Factory, as from the decrease of the British Trade to this port, the income for several Months past had not been adequate to...
8 October 1803, Lisbon . Encloses circulars “to the several Consuls in the Streights,” marked nos. 1, 2, and 3, with information about “the Moorish Ship.” “This morning” heard that “her Pilot” had sailed on board an American ship “to Sallee to deliver the Cordage and Sail Cloth they got here, which is wanted to rig a new vessel.” “After affording the Moor what succours he wanted to the great...
The enclosed Nos. 1, 2, 3. are Circulars I addressed to the several Consuls in the Streights, which will give You all the information I possessed before to-day concerning the Moorish Ship. This Morning I was told her Pilot had said to Pilot on board an American Vessel, that a Moorish Seaman acquainted him she was going direct to Sallee to deliver the Cordage and Sail Cloth they got here, which...
13 October 1803, Lisbon . Encloses duplicates of letters and extracts sent by the brig Essex , Captain Webster, via Newburyport. As this vessel and another “sailed the afternoon of the 10th. with a strong North Easterly Wind,” has “no doubt they will not be in danger from the Moor.” “The Extract from the Dutch Consul at Tangier (see no 6) is the only information I have since received, worth...
My original Letters of which the accompanying are duplicates with the extracts mentioned therein, went by the Brig Essex, Captn. Webster, via Newbury Port; who sailed in Company with the Ship Eliza, Captn. Patch for the same place. They sailed the afternoon of the 10th. with a strong North Easterly Wind and I have no doubt they will not be in danger from the Moor for reasons before assigned;...
26 October 1803, Lisbon . Wrote last on 18 Oct. [not found] by the schooner Betsey . “In less than two hours after the letter was delivered I saw a French Gentleman who is extremely intimate with General Lannes, that informed me the reports I mentioned of the intended invasion of this Country were not true”; indeed he believed Portugal’s neutrality “was, without some unforeseen event, settled...
The 15h. Instant I had the Honor to address you by the Schooner Betsey via Newbury Port. In less than two hours after the letter was delivered I saw a French Gentleman who is extremely intimate with General Lannes, that informed me the reports I mentioned of the intended invasion of this Country were not true; so far from it, that he had every reason to suppose the neutrality of this Kingdom,...
2 November 1803, Lisbon. “It would seem that the British Gov⟨ern⟩ment are apprehensive for the safety of British Property in this Country and Spain, from the Notice put up at Lloyd’s Coffee house that all vessels intended for Spain & Portugal were not to be cleared out until further orders. This if a fact implies danger from a quarter altogether unexpected; however, it may only be a measure of...
By the Ship Edward, Capn. via Philadelphia I had the honor to address the fo . It would seem that the British Gov ern ment are apprehensive for the safety of British in this Country and Spain, from the Notice put up Lloyd’s Coffee house that all vessels intended for Spain & Portugal were not to be cleared out until further orders. This if a fact implies danger from a quarter altogether...
14 November 1803, Lisbon. Encloses a copy of a letter he sent by the brig Eunice , Captain Dyer, via Provincetown. By the schooner Eunice , Captain Brown, via Portsmouth, he sent letters from Leonard and Montgomery. Encloses letters from Willis and Simpson. The latter “did not reach here in season owing to a detention of the boat.” Also encloses a copy of a protest [not found] by Capt....
30 December 1803, Lisbon. “The detention of the Schooner Three Brothers by head winds affords me an opportunity of inclosing a Copy of my Note of the 22nd. Inst. to the Visconde Balsemaõ requesting a personal interview & answer.” Waiting on Balsemão at the appointed hour, Jarvis expressed his fear that the lack of reply to his latest letters “was owing to some unintentional omission of respect...
16 February 1804, Lisbon. “By the Schooner three Brothers Captain Lawrence Via New York I had the pleasure to address you under date of the 20th [not found] & 30th Decr. inclosing in the former a letter from Messrs: Pinckney Montgomery & Street & Captain Joseph Ornes Protest, & another letter from Mr Pinckney, my Note of the 22d Decr to the Visconde Balsemão & his answer, in the latter. Untill...
16 February 1804, Lisbon. “Inclosed is a Copy of a letter I had this day the honor to address you by the Brig Mercury Captain Crosby via Norfolk which was accompanied by the several letters &c therein mentioned. I embrace the opportunity of the Golden Age for Philadelphia, also clearing out to day, to forward the inclosed letter from Mr Pinckney, in compliance with his request to have it sent...
24 February 1804, Lisbon. “By the Ship Mercury Captn Crosby I had the honor to address you under date of the 16th. Instant inclosing my letter of the 11 Jany. to the Visconde Balsemão, three letters from Mr Pinckney & five forwarded to me by the Consuls in the Streights & a Copy of my letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs & the Foreign Consuls regarding the Blockade of Tripoli & of...
19 March 1804, Lisbon. “I have the honor to inclose the semi-annual List, a list of Protections granted, an account of the monies received and disbursed for Seamen and an Account Current, in which is included the money paid for the Postage of Official Letters & diplomatique presents to the couriers & servants of Office, of the several secretaries of State; but as formerly observed, not knowing...
25 April 1804, Lisbon. “By the Brig Star Captain Simmons I had the honor to forward an enclosure of the 26th. March a packet from Mr. Pinckney handed me by Mr. Graham & duplicate of my letter of the 19th. a packet received by Post from Mr. Pinckney and a letter from Mr. Graham. I have now the honor to inclose duplicates of the Recapitulation of the semi-annual List, a list of the protections...
12 May 1804, Lisbon. “By the post of yesterday I received a letter from Mr. Leonard covering a copy of a letter from Mr Cathalan under date of the 17th. Ulto. communicating the unpleasant intelligence of a declaration of War by the Bey of Tunis against the United states, a copy of which I have the honor to inclose. This information not being corroborated by any other letters, altho I have...
24 May 1804, Lisbon. “I have not heard a sentence of a declaration of War against us by the Tunisians except through the channel of Mr Cathalan’s letter, (a copy of which I did myself the honor to inclose in mine of the 12th Instant) although I have recieved several letters from the different ports in the streights as late as the 10th Instant, which induces me to believe that the report is...
24 June 1804, Lisbon. “I was honored a few days since with your favour of the 8th. of March past. The information alluded to was from a Captain, who acquainted me as a positive fact, that the Collector of the Port from which he sailed, would not allow him to take British Seamen and told him that after the first of September the Government had instructed the Collectors not to clear our Vessels...
2 July 1804, Lisbon. “My last letter of the 24th. went by the Ship Charlotte of Philadelphia, Captain Foster & inclosed the correspondence between Mr. Gambier & myself in Decr. & Jany. last. In the evening of the same day the subject of the inclosed Affidavits attempted to make his escape from that Vessel (it being expected she would sail the next day) but being discovered after having quit...
24 July 1804, Lisbon. “I have the honor to inclose you a copy of my letter of the 3rd Instant which went by the Brig Diligent, Captn Elwell for Boston. Since which I have addressed the inclosed of the 16th Inst regarding James Everton, an American seaman as appears by a protection granted by John M. Pintard, when Consul at Madeira, but Mr Gambier being in the Country, I sent a Clerk in my...
25 August 1804, Lisbon. “The last letter I had the honor to address to you was dated the 24th Ulto. & went by the schooner Sally, Captn Davis, via Gloucester Masstts. “A few days after General Lannes with his secretary left here & it is said will not return, having an appointment in the Army. “The frigate Amphion has returned to this port & James Overton whom I mentioned in my last as being...
27 September 1804, Lisbon. “I had the honor to address you on the 21st. Instant [not found] by the Brig Hiram Captn Lucas via Boston, Inclosing my Communications to this Government relative to authenticating, two Laws of this realm prohibiting foreigners trading with the Colonies & a Copy of the condemnation of the Brig Aurora, under the great seal; and concerning the quarantine; both of which...
6 October 1804, Lisbon. “A favourable opportunity offering by the Sloop Unity, Captn. Deakins, for Alexandria, I have taken the liberty to send the things mentioned at foot; which as articles of little value that may be rendered agreeable from their not being easy to be obtain’d in Washington, I must beg the favour that you will do me the honor to present to Mrs Madison.” RC ( ViU ). 2 pp.;...
6 October 1804, Lisbon. “The Original of the foregoing I had the honor to forward you by the Schr. Cabinet, Captain Martin, Via Marblehead, since which I have been twice alongside the Essex. It appears the object of her Visit (as I presume the inclosed from Captain Barron to the Secretary of the Navy will inform Government) is to watch the motions of the two Moors here. Before I went below the...
8 October 1804, Lisbon. “The Barbary Jew mentioned in the foregoing called on me yesterday & all he could learn was, that the three frigates had orders to cruise a month before they came in here, that their object is to repair the two large ones, that the two in here came in contrary to the Admirals consent, that for so doing they made an excuse of being much out of repair, particularly the...
14 October 1804, Lisbon. “By the Sloop Unity for Alexandria I had the pleasure to address the foregoing. I have now the satisfaction to inform you that the Frigate was released from quarantine the 11th. having went the preceding day to the Providor on the subject, who directly promised her release. Inclosed is the answer I received from the Minister in answer to mine of the 5th, who at the...
18 October 1804, Lisbon. Notes that his last letter [14 Oct. 1804] , “of which the foregoing is a Copy, was conveyed by the Brig Superior, Captain Wallington, via Philadelphia.” Now revisits some subjects he did not have time to treat in detail in that letter. “I am inclined to think that the Providor Mor had received some instructions from this Government regarding the frigate; the moment I...
22 October 1804, Lisbon. “Understanding that the Hope & Dolphin by which I wrote the 18th & 19th Instant are laying below wind bound, I am induced to send on board the Hope a letter this moment received from Mr Simpson & shall send this by the Dolphin as I think the following extract is of too much interest to Government from the uncertainty of what the third moor was after to be...
I had the honor to address to you a detailed letter dated the 8th. Instant, which I forwarded by the Brig Mary & Allen Captain Dodge for George Town Ptk & inclosed a Copy of a letter I wrote to the Providor Mor of Health to extend the arrangement regarding the quarantine of Vessels from the United States to Porto & Figueira & a Copy of a Note to Mr. de Araujo & his answer: under the same cover...
16 November 1804, Lisbon. “The inclosed this moment receiv⟨ed⟩ will I presume inform you that a War between Spain & England is determined on, as Mr Pinckney informs me in his letter of the 8th Instant, which inclosed it. It was reported last night in a large Company where I was that a Spanish manifesto had been received here. It was said greatly to criminate the conduct of England & to make an...
20 November 1804, Lisbon. “The last letter I had the honor to address to you under date of the 16th. by the ship Richmond, Captn Hathaway for Philada. covered a letter from Mr Pinckney. At foot is an extract of his letter to me of the 8th. Instant which inclosed it. Desirous that information of this importance shall reach Government as early as possible, I shall multiply the chances of...
26 November 1804, Lisbon. “The post of yesterday brings advice from Madrid to the 16th. A private letter of the 14th says that Mr Frere had not then left Madrid.… If he has written any letter to the Minister, Consul, or a private Gentleman whom he is in correspondence with here, nothing has been made public, and the latter denies having received any letters from him. I thought it very possible...
6 December 1804, Lisbon. “Captain Bunce of the Venus, by whom I wrote under date of the 2nd [not found] being detained by contrary winds, affords me the opportunity to inform you by this Vessel that the Spanish Consul this morning informed me, that he had received advices from Barcelona by the Post of last night, that a detachment from Lord Nelsons Fleet had captured all the Spanish Vessels...
7 December 1804, Lisbon. “Dispatches have been sent by the Spanish Government to all their Colonies announcing the probability of Hostilities between Spain & Gt. Britain & ordering every measure necessary for their defence. This information Government may rely on; altho: I cannot commit to paper the quarter from whence I had it & the same person is of opinion that the War is unavoidable. Four...