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22 August 1801, London. Expresses his veneration of Jefferson’s philosophical, moral, and political character and admiration for the quality of his appointees. Desires office of Lisbon consulate if found worthy. Believes that recent political changes in Portugal will require Bulkeley, who is connected with a British merchant house, to withdraw. Offers Dearborn as a reference. RC ( DNA : RG 59,...
1 October 1801, San Sebastian. Appends a copy of a letter he wrote to JM from London. Subsequent changes reported in consulates in Europe lead him to believe Bulkeley will be removed even if political situation in Portugal does not change. Repeats desire for Lisbon post. RC ( DNA : RG 59, LAR , 1801–9, filed under “Jarvis”). 1 p.; preceded by Jarvis’s copy of his 22 Aug. 1801 letter to JM .
8 April 1802, Boston. Encloses his bond [as U.S. consul at Lisbon]; his sureties are two respectable Boston merchants. Has seen letters that arrived on a vessel from Lisbon 6 Apr. reporting that the prince regent of Portugal had ordered a quarantine of up to forty days on vessels from the U.S. “A measure so distressing to our Mariners, so injurious to our Merchants & so unnecessary at such a...
23 April 1802, Boston. Notes that he last wrote to JM on 8 Apr. , with a postscript on 9 Apr., and states that a few days later “a Gentleman acquainted me that he thought it probable he should send a Vessel to Bordeaux, in which case I could have a passage, this he has finally concluded to do & I expect she will sail in ten days.” Has given up his plan to go to New York to get passage there;...
3 August 1802, Lisbon. Reports that he arrived on 1 Aug. and wrote the enclosed letter to the minister of foreign affairs the next day. Acknowledges JM’s letter of 6 May , which he received on his arrival; will “pay particular attention to the several claims against this Government for the Vessels siezed in the Brazils.” Notes that the quarantine “laid last winter” has been taken off. Has just...
10 August 1802, Lisbon. No. 2. Forwards a duplicate of his last dispatch of 3 Aug. and part of the accompanying documents. Mentions that an American ship which arrived after a twelve-day voyage from Cadiz spotted nothing suspicious. “A letter from a private House in Cadiz” informed him that the emperor of Morocco had suspended hostilities against the U.S. for six months. “Another private...
14 August 1802, Lisbon. Refers to his letters to JM of 10 and 13 Aug., “each incloseing Copies of letters from the several Consuls in the streights & a dispatch from Mr Simpson.” Has learned by a 10 Aug. letter from Cadiz that “the 22 gun ship from Larach had sail’d, but head winds had obliged her to put back again.” “By my last I acquainted you with the departure of Genl. Lannes from here.…...
22 August 1802, Lisbon. No. 4. Acknowledges JM’s letter of 12 May 1802 . “The determination of the Insurance Company to send some person here gave me much pleasure, since the importance of the object required the evidence of a person in so elevated a station as is Don Juan de Almeida & as it will prevent my being implicated by a want of success which I am apprehensive will be the case, it...
6 September 1802, Lisbon. Refers to his last dispatch of 22 Aug. reporting the prohibition on importing cordage and his fears of a similar order against flour, “which I am extremely sorry is so soon verified.” Encloses a copy of an order issued 4 Sept. by the inspector general of the corn market. “Not being perfectly satisfied as to the meaning of that part relateing to the Consumption, I sent...
11 September 1802, Lisbon. No. 6. His last dispatch of 6 Sept. informed JM of the “contradictory answer of the Judge & administrator of the Corn Market” regarding the prohibition on foreign flour. Made inquiries of the inspector general and was referred to “his representatives in the Corn Market, who were as divided in sentiment as were the Judge & Administrator; from which I concluded, that...
22 September 1802, Lisbon. Has had no reply to his 9 Sept. letter to the Portuguese government about the prohibition on imported flour, a copy of which was enclosed in his 11 Sept. dispatch. “Notwithstanding I have every reason to suppose that what flour is on hand the 4th Jany. will be allowed to be consumed, but am afraid the importation after that time will not be suffered upon the old...
1 October 1802, Lisbon. Forwards a duplicate of his last dispatch of 22 Sept. “Not haveing received a line from his Excellency in answer to my Communication of the 9th., I yesterday address’d a Note to him of which No 5 is a Copy, which I hope will produce something.” “Mr Dunbar preferred attempting to get the Papers relative to the Aurora & Four Sisters to take Copies of them before any...
12 October 1802, Lisbon. Has sent by Mr. Codman in the Ardente for Baltimore his 1 Oct. dispatch, a duplicate of his 22 Sept. dispatch, and five enclosures. “From the answers to the Petitions given in behalf of the Philada. Vessel, which orders that she shall be released after 25 days if no sickness then appears, I am inclined to think that this will be made a general rule for Vessels comeing...
15 October 1802, Lisbon. “Nothing remarkable has occured” since his dispatch of 12 Oct. with its enclosures. Encloses copies of a letter from Gavino and of his own note to the Portuguese government. RC and enclosures ( DNA : RG 59, CD , Lisbon, vol. 1). RC 1 p. Enclosures (3 pp.) are copies of Gavino’s 30 Sept. 1802 letter to Jarvis, containing an extract of Simpson to Gavino, 27 Sept. 1802,...
25 October 1802, Lisbon. Last wrote on 15 Oct. enclosing a copy of a 30 Sept. letter from Gavino and his own 14 Oct. note to the Portuguese government. Encloses Portuguese reply. “I am very sorry it was not given in season to enable us generally to profit by the explanation, but I am inclined to think that the delay was intended to prevent large orders being given & large quantities being...
16 November 1802, Lisbon. No. 12. Last wrote on 25 Oct. via the Adelaide covering a dispatch from Willis. Forwards another dispatch from Willis and encloses an extract of a letter from Gavino; “the latter contains all the information I have recd. since my last concerning Barbary Affairs.” Lacking any substantive news, communicates a “little Court & City Anecdote.” The custom at Lisbon is that...
26 November 1802, Lisbon. Last wrote on 16 Nov. transmitting correspondence from Willis and Gavino. Detainment of the ship by contrary winds allowed him to forward a dispatch received on 19 Nov. from Pinckney. Now forwards another from Pinckney received “by the last post.” Has had one ship from New York and one from Philadelphia arrive since he wrote about quarantined vessels on 12 Oct. The...
29 November 1802, Lisbon. Last wrote on 26 Nov. via the brig Washington of Provincetown covering a dispatch from Pinckney. Now forwards another received at the same time. “The following is an extract of a letter from Mr Gavino dated 9 Novr. ‘You will have heard of the American Ship Prosperity of Philada. being ordered out of Cadiz on accot. of the Fever in some of the U. S. She arrived here...
18 December 1802, Lisbon. Last wrote on 26 Nov. via the Washington for Provincetown transmitting a dispatch from Pinckney. Forwarded two more letters from Pinckney via the Hare and the Venus for New York. Now forwards a letter from Graham and one from Captain Murray to Robert Smith transmitted by Kirkpatrick. Recommends Portugal as “one of the finest Schools in [the] World for the Study of...
31 January 1803, Lisbon. Last wrote on 20 Dec. enclosing a dispatch from Graham to JM and a letter to Robert Smith from Murray. Having received no instructions from JM about the prohibition of flour, and thinking it should not be passed over, he submitted new arguments. Hopes JM will not disapprove. “At present no Vessel has been refused an entry with flour under the slight pretext of a long...
7 February 1803, Lisbon. “I have just time to communicate the inclosed which I this moment Rec’d.” RC and enclosure ( DNA : RG 59, CD , Lisbon, vol. 2). 1 p. Docketed by Wagner. For enclosure, see n. 1. Jarvis enclosed a copy of a 7 Feb. 1803 letter from Almeida (1 p.; in Portuguese, with translation; printed in the National Intelligencer , 21 Mar. 1803) stating that after reviewing Jarvis’s...
9 February 1803, Lisbon. Last wrote on 31 Jan. “inclosing the following Papers” and forwarding two dispatches from Willis. Acknowledges JM’s 17 Dec. letter enclosing the president’s speech. In addition to its “easy, impressing, and elegant Style,” thinks “nothing could have been better adapted … to general satisfaction” than the contents, which reflect the “highest honor” on the...
28 February 1803, Lisbon. Encloses a semiannual shipping report for the last half year. Hopes his method of making out port charges renders them comprehensible. Notes additional charges from Belém for a vessel under quarantine. Charges are paid by all friendly nations and by Portuguese vessels not engaged in colonial trade. Has found that American shipping is on as good a footing as that of...
15 March 1803, Lisbon. Notes that his previous letter was sent by the Eunice to Alexandria and enclosed copies of his correspondence with Almeida, the last semiannual list, Lisbon and Belém port charges, and his account. Since part of the charges in the account are probably not provided for by law, submits them entirely to the government’s discretion. Received “this day” a duplicate of JM’s 14...
8 April 1803, Lisbon. Last wrote on 12 [15] Mar. via the Argus to Norfolk, forwarding two letters from Pinckney and enclosing a copy of a letter from O’Brien, a duplicate of the semiannual return, and a London newspaper of 8 Mar. Has since received the original of JM’s 17 Jan. dispatch. Encloses a copy of his letter to Almeida and the reply. “What the real motive was that caused the refusal I...
10 May 1803, Lisbon. Last wrote on 8 Apr. enclosing his letter to Almeida regarding Snow’s residence on Macao and the reply. Has since forwarded a letter from Pinckney and one from Simpson. Has forwarded three government dispatches to Pinckney via the post. Encloses a copy of his letter “of Yesterday’s date” to Almeida requesting “entire copies” of the documents of the Aurora and the Four...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...