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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 .
Letter not found. 28 June 1805. Described in Jarvis to JM, 5 July 1805 (DLC: Rives Collection, Madison Papers) as an “Official letter.”
I have just time to communicate the inclosed which I this moment Rec’d. & to assure you Sir of my profound Respect The preceding is the full transcription of a document that was previously abstracted in The Papers of James Madison , Secretary of State series. The original abstract contains additional annotation and source information. Go to the original abstract
As Colo: Sparhawk with his daughter, Miss Sparhawk, will probably pass through Washing on thier journey to Alexandria, to embark for this port, and will doubtless be highly flattered by being made known to yourself & Lady, I pray you Sir to allow me the honor of introducing them, and to excuse the liberty I have taken on so small an acquaintance, which nothing but your great goodness would...
§ From William Jarvis. 6 December 1805, Lisbon. “Inclosed are 3 letters from G W Erving Esquire And by the mail two minutes since 5.” Adds in a postscript: “The capture of vienna, Tyrol & Venice given up—a Million sterling Contribution. 12 strong places given as a security for an Armistice whilst negotiating a peace. This on the authority of news from Report.” RC ( DNA : RG 59, CD , Lisbon,...
From what Mr. Erving says in the letter enclosing this, I conceived the inclosed of too much importance not to be sent immediately. Are not all these threats with a view, to oblige the English to make a Peace; and possibly with a farther view to get an additional sum of m oney in the way of contribution? Within three days there has been s o me murmur of this kind here but noth in g distinct or...
To day the general in charge granted the passports for the four American Vessels three of which, will sail tomorrow & the other abou t days hence. Since my last of the 14th. February, there has no thing worthy of notice transferred. With perfect Respect I have the honou r to be Sir, Yr most obedie nt Servt DNA : RG 59--CD--Consular Despatches, Lisbon.
11th: Novr. 1807 This day has arrived Admiral Sinamens Squadron in 42 days from Corfu consisting of 9 sail of the line & two frigates. They were bound to Russia but they put in here in consequence of Winds & tempestuous weather. Two of the Men of War are in distress. The r eport of the Spaniard having declared w ar seems to be losing ground & that of the confinement of the Prince more ge...
14 April 1805, Lisbon . “Understanding the Brig Acorn, Captain Folger did not get out yesterday I shall avail myself of this Vessel to inform you that a British transport which arrived from the Streights last evenning, brings advice that on the 9th. Instant 13 French Sail of the line and 4 Frigates appeared off Cadiz, when the British blockading Squadron, consisting of 6 sail of the line and...
The foregoing is a copy of my last, which I hope will reach yo u by a vessel going from Spain. Th is I forward by a Gentleman going to the south of Spain who may have some opportunity of sending it. Here the situation daily grows more critical. The french Govmt. themselves seem to be alarmed. Within four days part of the troops have been taken from the for ts to increase the guards in the City...
Some further detention of the Brig Da Bailes affords me an opportunity of enclosing to you the fourth de cree of the first instant, the three first of which were put under cover with my Official letter by the Vessel of the 29 ulo plublished to day, levying a co ntribution of Twenty millions of Dollars on Portugal. From what I understand to day General Junot has not any new title conferred on...
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...
The foregoing is a copy of my last via Liverpool. This will be sent to the care of Mr. Fox, our Consul at Falmouth. There is no news whatever from Spain, nor military from any other quarter. The Presidents answer to the Town of Boston was elegant & wise. The Law authorising him to raise the embargo, it appears to me points out the only circumstance which will authorise its being rais ed. I saw...
In reading over the foregoing copies, the originals of which I had the honor to address you the 20th & 24th Ultimo, I find that in my haste I have fallen into some inaccuracies of expression, which I have partly taken the liberty to rectify. I imagine that my surmise of money being the principal object of the supposed late demand was not far out of the way, or at least that it has been...
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...
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...
Not having been honored with a letter from you since the 1st. Novr. 1805 has deterred me from addressing you since the 25 June last. I have little now to communicate beside what is in my official letter of to days date. I sincerely hope that the ideas of the President relating to roads, Canals clearing of Rivers & a plan of National education may be acted on by the Legislature. The advantages...
§ From William Jarvis. 26 September 1805, Lisbon . “The first of the foregoing went by the ship Harriot, Captn Winslow Harlow, for Baltimore with the inclosures. “The press set on foot here has already subsided here to a certain extent without many Men being impressed. “A Report has been whispered about that the Emperor Napoleon has made a farther demand on this Government of Six Million of...
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...
My last was by the Schooner Ocean, Captn. Treadwell, via Norfolk, a Copy of which I have the honor to inclose with a letter from Mr. Erving & one from Mr. Simpson, copies of three letters to His Excellency Mr. de Araujo & His Excy’ answer of the 28: J une to one. This was relative to the Siezure of two hundred & forty barrels of flour on board the Brig Action of New York James Dryburgh,...
The last letter I had the honor to address to you was dated the 7th. Ultimo & went by the Schooner Woodbridge Captn. Smith for Cape Ann; of which a copy goes inclosed with duplicates of the accompanying documents. I have now the pleasure to hand you two letters from Mr Erving. A duplicate of that from him forwarded under cover of my last went by the Brig Lovely Lass, Captn. Spicer for Philada:...
By the Ship Hare Captn. North for New York I had the honor to address you under date of the 16 Inst incloseing a dispatch from Mr. Willis and an abstract of a letter from Mr. Gavino. The Hare being detain’d by Contrary Winds afforded me an opportunity to forward by her a dispatch I recd. the 19th. from Mr. Pinckney. I have now the pleasure to inclose one I received by the last post from the...
I have the honor to embrace the earliest opportunity of commu n icating the agreeable intelligence co ntained in the foregoing letter from Co lo. Tobias Lear of the differences between the United States & the Dey of Algiers b eing amicably adjusted which I have communicated to Mr Mr Erving & Mr Montgomery. I wish it was also in my power to state, that our vess
I embrace the earliest opportunity to inform you of my arrival here the 1st. Instant which I yesterday communicated to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, as you will see by the annex’d, to which, from the tardiness of the Public Officers I probably shall not receive an answer for several days. On my arrival I was honored with your favour of the 6th. May last, acknowledging the receipt of mine of...
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...
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...
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...
§ From William Jarvis. 9 October 1805, Lisbon. “I have only time to inform you that a Courier arrived here the last night from Paris in 10 days, to Genl. Junot, & proceeded to the Caldres where the General now is. It is confidently reported that he said that the 26th. Ultimo war was declared on the part of France against Austria, but this will not be Known to a certainty for two or three days,...
The foregoing is a copy of my last, since which I have received the circular from His Excellency Mr de Araujo dated the 20 Instant of which the inclosed is a copy & translation. My answer of the 26th: will also accompany it. All talk of the Prince Regents going to the Brazils is entirely done away & that of the Prince of Beira’s going is daily subsiding. I am hourly more fully persuaded that...
My last respects of the date of the 26th. Inst. covering a dispatch from Mr. Pinckney was ⅌ the Brig Washington, Captn. Dyer via Provincetown in Massa ts. I have now the honor to inclose another from him which I recd. 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...
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...
Inclosed I have the honor to hand a letter receiv ed by yesterdays post from M r Erving. As I presume it i n closes the two Spanish decr ees for blockading the Islands of Gt. Britain &c & for marchi ng a body of Spanish troops to France from my h a ving received them from him under the same cover, I sha ll
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...
29 March 1805, Lisbon . “Inclosed I have the honor to hand you a letter this day received from James Monroe Esquire. “Advices have been received here of an Algerine Frigate & Polacre being without the streights, who have captured several small Vessels of Portugal on the coast of Algarva. It is said they have put Men in two or three of those & armed them. Two frigates are preparing here as fast...
The Commercial part of this City has been kept in a high State of ferment for two days past in consequence of the return of the Brig Tiger of Boston, Wm. Bartlett, Master, owing to his papers being indorsed to prevent his entering any port of France: for the particulars I must beg leave to refer you to the inclosed copy of my letter to Captn. McKinley dated yesterday. I waited on Lord...
The foregoing is a Copy of my last respects by the Schooner Katerine , Captn. Turner. A day or two after I spoke to the Deputy Consul General relative to the boarding our Vessels. He assured me he would use his utmost endeavours to prevent Similar aggressions & would write to Mr. Gambier on the Subject. Five or six days Since arrived here the British King’s Brig of War the Richmond, bringing...
The foregoing is a Copy of my la st which went by the Brig Betsey C aptn Copeland via Boston: Since w hen nothing new has transpired re la tive to the object of Lord St: Vincents. In addition to His Lordships com ma nd as Admiral, he has a Co mm ission of Ambassador Extraordi na ry to this Court in which is join ed the Earl of Rossilyn, on a Special mi
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...
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...
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,...
8 April 1805, Lisbon . “The Ship Erin in which came Mr Jerome Bonaparte got Prattic the 6th. after six days quarantine. He lodged at a public House with Mrs Bonaparte. He has been generally visited by the Officers of those Nations friendly to France, but only as a private individual of distinction. A Few Portuguese Nobility have visited him on the same foot but the Court being at Samora none...
Nothing remarkable has occured since I had the honor to address you the 12 Instant ⅌ Brig Mentor Captn. Trevott Via Boston incloseing the answer from the Minister of Foreign affairs to my Communication of the 9 Ulto. & extracts of letters from Mr. Simpson & Mr. Gavino of the 18th. & 23rd. of the same month. Herewith you will receive a Copy of a letter from Mr. Gavino & of my Note to this...
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;...
I was honored with your favour of the 17 June, and was highly gratified at the present with which it was accompanied. It was greatly adding to obligation which the goodness of your excellent & worthy Lady had conferred on me in accepting the trifles which I had taken the liberty to send. Such small proofs of regard from those one so highly respects & esteems, affords infinite satisfaction: for...
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...
The inclosed letter is a copy of my last respects of the 1st. Ulto. which went by the Brig Hetty Captn Morehouse to the care of Mr He t ter. Nothing material has occurred in Portugal since that time. Flour & grain is of course daily growing more Scarce & more dear, but it is hoped that with about Sixteen thousand barrels of flour which this Govmt have bought in St. Lucar & Cadiz, that there...
§ From William Jarvis. 8 March 1806, Lisbon. “I had the pleasure to address you a private letter the 5 Ultimo by the Brig Maria, Captn Thomas Carew, for Alexandria, and took the liberty, by the same conveyance to send some trifles which I hope she did me the honor to receive. “I am exceedingly chagrined at the present posture of our affairs. The change of Ministry in England will no doubt be...
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...
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...
The original of the preceding of the 29 Jany. went by the Brig Orlando Captn. Baty, and the duplicate with the originals of the 1st. & 5th. Feby, by the Brig Daniel Captn. Baill; Since then nothing material has taken place but that of the disarming of the Militia, of which the decree is inclosed. Some dissatisfaction has been excited by the contribution but it has not extended to any thing...