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I had the honour of addressing No. 59 to you the ninth of this Month in duplicate, by way of Gibraltar & Lisbon. The 18th. Inst. Passports for the Frigate Mirboka of 22 Guns and 100 Men, and on the 23d. for the Maimona of thirty Guns and One hundred and fifty Men, the former to sail from Larach and the latter from Salle on a Cruise, were demanded and of consequence granted by all the Consuls...
15 October 1804, Tangier. No. 85. “I beg leave to enclose duplicate of No. 84 [6 Oct. 1804] and to advise that the Emperour has Condemned the two Prussian Vessels with their Cargoes. He has directed that the Captains & Crews shall be employed on the repairs of the Fortifications of Salle and Rhabat. This is the first instance we have seen of Muley Soliman setting Christians under such...
Original of No. 66 dated 8h. Inst. was as this sent to Mr. Gavino. By the New York to touch here in a few days I will have the honour of writing you at length. For the present I must confine myself to tell you Commodore Preble left this Bay, yesterday for Gibraltar, after happily all differences being accommodated with this Country. Monday last the Commodore and myself had a particular...
14 June 1804, Tangier. No. 78. “I have the honour to acquaint you that the three grand Festivals of the Moors happening all in this half year, together with the extra disbursements arising on the circumstances mentioned in my former Letters, has occasioned my drawing a Bill on you of this date to order of Messrs. Khun & Green for One thousand six hundred dollars, payable thirty days after...
The very great delay of the George Washington Frigate beyond the time I had been taught to expect Captain Shaw would probably be at Gibraltar, induced me to send No. 35 to Mr. Gavino, with a request that he would forward it by first good conveyance. I now avail of the Brig Mary from Mogadore for Boston, to hand herewith copy of that dispatch, and of the Extracts of Letters accompanied it. I am...
The sole purport of this is to acquaint you, that the Brig Mary of Salem William Webb Master belonging to Mr. John Derby has been taken up at Mogadore for purpose of conveying some Masts and other Naval Stores the property of His Imperial Majesty to Sallé. Every possible opposition was made on the part of Mr Gwyn & Mr Brown the Supercargo, but to no effect. Mr. Brown demanded one thousand...
The very increased danger to Navigation, induced me to seek for a more probable safe conveyance for No. 136 at Mogadore, than Ships sailing from either Gibraltar or any Port of Spain seemed to offer, but as there had not any Vessel arrived in the present year, destined for America, Mr Renshaw has sent it back. I now forward it, together with this, under the charge of Mr Hendrick Van Duym, late...
7 April 1804, Tangier. No. 76. “I avail of this opportunity of the Vessel by which Mr Thom returns to the United States, to hand you translation of His Imperial Majestys Letter in answer to that I had the honour of writing to advise the arrival of the Gun Carriages. “On the 24th last Month I had the honour to receive your Letter of the 26th December, which it is impossible for me to answer by...
I had the honour of addressing No. 66 to you 8th. Inst. and No. 67 on the 15th. by way of Gibraltar, duplicate of both with copies of their enclosures I put up with this. By those duplicates or their originals if they shall have reached sooner you will see His Imperial Majesty very early indeed I may say from the first of my correspondence with him and His Minister on subject of the Recent...
No. 133 forwarded by way of Cadiz handed a statement of the late extra Disbursements in this Consulate, on the occasion of His Majestys intended visit to Tangier. It is with concern I have to lay before you, the enclosed information of the Cruizers of Algiers having commenced hostilities on the Flag of The United States. I have not heard of any intelligence on this interesting matter having...
8 June 1803, Tangier . No. 58. Forwarded his no. 56 dated 14 May by way of Gibraltar; sent no. 57 dated 3 June by the Brig Mary of Salem; sent duplicates of both to Jarvis in Lisbon. “Yesterday” received the original and duplicate of JM’s of 26 Mar. with a postscript to JM’s 1 Apr. letter. As requested, he encloses a copy of JM’s 21 Oct. 1802 letter . The delay in sending his nos. 53 and 54...
§ From James Simpson. 26 May 1806, Tangier. No. 112. “No. 111 treated entirely on subject of the Crew of the Brig Indefatigable on which I shall be happy to receive your Commands. “Since then the Swedish Consuls Agent at Mogadore has advised him that the Arabs have the Swedes mentioned in my former Letters, now refuse to deliver them up for the three hundred dollars each they had before...
14 May 1803, Tangier. No. 56. Last wrote on 28 Mar. by way of Gibraltar and Lisbon. Has not since heard from JM. Admiral Cederström anchored at Tangier on 19 Apr. to invest Wyk with the Order of Vasa, then sailed for Sweden on 20 May, “his Squadron having all passed the Straits before him.” The emperor has returned to Meknes, where Alcayde Hashash and Wyk have been with him. Wyk returned to...
22 June 1805, Tangier . No. 95. “With this I have the honour of transmitting triplicate of No. 94. On the 13h Instant application was made to the Consuls for Passports for His Imperial Majestys Ship Maimona of 36 Guns and 130 Men Commanded by Arraiz Sebsah about to sail from Sallé on a Cruize, which were granted. The Brig came with this Ship from Lisbon was ordered to Larach and she has...
Mr. Gavino having sent me the Remainder of the Articles necessary to be provided previous to His Majestys arrival here, and transmitted an Account thereof, I have this day drawn another Bill on you payable to his Order thirty days after presentation for five hundred and fifty dollars, which with the One thousand advised under 15th. last Month you will be pleased to order to be paid and charged...
2 March 1804, Tangier. No. 74. “I have now to advise that all the Stores shipt on the Schooner Citizen for His Imperial Majesty have been landed in safety, but one Truck, which thro’ the negligence of the Moor Boatmen was lost overboard. As this was no fault of the Master of the Schooner, I gave him Certificates of the entire Delivery. The Rice was found of so very bad a quality it could not...
No. 56 dated 14th. Ulto. was forwarded to Gibraltar and No. 57 of 3d. Inst. by the Brig Mary of Salem to sail from Sallé. Duplicates of both have been sent Mr. Jarvis of Lisbon by a Portuguese Sloop of War. Yesterday I was honour’d by way of Gibraltar with original and duplicate of your 26th. March, with postscript to the latter of 1st. April. In obedience to your desire I send with this, an...
You will ’ere this can reach, Know of the French Army approaching the opposite Coast of Spain. Their Enemies have induced Mulley Soliman to believe that his Country is in danger. The Camp before Ceuta which has long been permanent, tho’ composed of but a few Troops, is about to be considerably reinforced. His Majesty arrived a few days ago at Fez from Morocco. Report says he will soon be at...
At the moment of receiving the honour of your Dispatch of 21st. May transmitted to me by Mr. Gavino, an opportunity offers for Algarve which I lay hold of to advise Commodore Gales arrival in Gibraltar Bay the first of this Month, with the three Frigates under his Orders; the Enterprise Schooner reached same anchorage on the 26th. June, and Mr. Gavino advises me the whole Squadron proceeded up...
No. 122 served purposely to advise a Bill of Sixteen hundred Dollars drawn for Contingent Expences. I have now the honour to advise that His Imperial Majesty has again removed his Court to Morocco. From thence he has made an excursion as far to the Southward as Tarzidaunt, merely to gratify curiosity, without any Political object in view; as certainly there is not a shadow of prospect of the...
§ From James Simpson. 26 December 1805, Tangier. No. 104. “I beg leave to acquaint you Mr Gwyn advises me the arrival at Mogadore on the 9th. Inst of a Portuguese Vessel from the Canaries with intelligence that a French Fleet of ten sail of the Line, two Frigates and two Brigs had been there and sailed again on a secret Expedition, after having taken on board a large supply of Water and fresh...
24 November 1804, Tangier. No. 87. Has “this day” drawn a bill on JM payable at thirty days’ sight to the order of William Jarvis for $1,000 for salary and requests that JM direct it to be paid. Encloses a “triplicate of No. 86 [26 Oct. 1804], since the date of which we have not had any occurrence in this Country worthy of your attention.” RC ( DNA : RG 59, CD , Tangier, vol. 2). 1 p.;...
§ From James Simpson. 3 August 1805, Tangier. No. 99. “The United States Frigate President having only brought to off the Bay for a moment, prevents my addressing you so fully as I could have wished by so good an opportunity. I sincerely congratulate you on the re-establishment of Peace with Tripoly. Mr Gavino advised me of it and it is now confirmed to me by Captain James Barron, which is the...
Mr. Gavino having advised that he could about this time negotiate some of my Bills, I have this day taken the liberty of drawing two on you, payable to his order thirty days after presentation for Twelve hundred and Eight hundred dollars, makeing together Two thousand; which I beg you will have the goodness to direct being paid, and that sum charged to me, as a farther imposal on Account of...
28 March 1803, Tangier. No. 55. States that he kept his dispatch no. 53 [24 Dec. 1802] , awaiting Captain Murray’s arrival, until 2 Feb., when Captain Campbell of the Adams took charge of it together with no. 54 [31 Jan. 1803]. A severe eastern gale prevented Murray from calling at Tangier, but Campbell assured Simpson the letters would be forwarded safely. The emperor is still at Morocco but...
7 June 1805, Tangier. No. 93. “I have the honour to advise that on Wednesday Evening an American Gun Vessel entered the Straits and yesterday a second—both proceeded for Gibraltar. I have not heard of the arrival of the John Adams Frigate, or of any other of those Vessels. “Captain Stewart in the Siren Brig came to this Bay on Saturday Evening last, for purpose of representing to me the advice...
13 May 1802, Tangier. No. 39. Forwards his dispatch no. 38 [19 Mar. 1802]. Reports that the emperor’s plan to send wheat to Tripoli has been suspended but has not been entirely given up, despite his and the Swedish agent’s efforts. Relays intelligence received 12 May that on 6 May the governor of Rabat had been ordered to send a schooner to Dar el Beida to load wheat for Tripoli and that a...
No. 53 dated 24th. Decemr, laid by me waiting Captain Murrays arrival untill the 2d. Febr. when Captain Campbell of the Adams took charge of it, put up with No. 54 which I had the honour of writing you on the 31st. Jany. A severe Gale at East which then raged, prevented Captain Murray calling in this Bay, but Capt. Campbell assured me the Packet would be forwarded by a safe conveyance. His...
3 June 1803, Tangier . No. 57. The brig Mary of Salem, William Webb, master, owned by John Derby, has been requisitioned for the emperor’s service at Mogador to convey masts and naval stores to Salé. “Every possible opposition was made on the part of Mr Gwyn & Mr Brown the Supercargo, but to no effect.” Brown demanded $1,000 for the service; the governor of Mogador “promised to pay whatever...
17 April 1805, Tangier . No. 90. “I had the honour of addressing you No 89 the 2d this Month in triplicate, by way of Lisbon. Since that time we have not had any occurrence in this Country worthy of troubling you with. “My send last acquainted you a ballance was comeing to me on the Contingent Accounts of this Consulate, at the end of last year of three hundred and Seventy one dollars, the...
§ From James Simpson. 8 July 1805, Tangier. No. 97. “No. 96 by way of Faro and Lisbon accompanied sundry Accounts up to the 31st December last year, sent to the care of Consul Jarvis. In attention to the very great difficulty there now is in obtaining money from Gibraltar, with a prospect of encreasing, and the apprehension it may become not less so to pass Bills in Spain, I have this day...
I have the honour to acquaint you a Messenger has this morning arrived from His Majestys Camp at Alcassar, with advice of Hashash having been deprived of all command, put in Chains and delivered to the care of the Black Troops. Sidy Muhammed Selawy succeeds him in the Governments of Tetuan and Tangier. This change removes from all influence with the Emperor an Enemy of The United States and...
I have to entreat you will pardon this intrusion, but as I consider the subject thereof more suitable to a particular Communication than a Public dispatch, I have preferred that mode. No. 126 handed some papers from Mogadore, merely for your information of facts, should any Appeal be made by Mr. Seavers or his Friends thro’ the medium of the Public prints, as I have been given to understand...
I have the honour to advise that money in hand at close of last year for defraying the Contingent Expences of this Consulate being some time expended and a farther sum disbursed, I have this day taken the liberty of drawing a Bill of Exchange on you, payable to the order of Mr. John Gavino for One thousand two hundred Dollars for that Service. This sum after paying my advance in the day, will...
§ From James Simpson. 30 August 1805, Tangier . No. 101. “By No 100 dated 11th. Inst [not found] and forwarded by the Ship Centurion for New York I had the honour of advising arrival here of a Tripoline Pinque of eight Guns from that Port, Commanded by their Admiral (Lisle) bringing a Letter for Muley Soliman and in quest of the Meshouda. So soon as His Majesty received my Letter advising...
27 July 1802, Tangier. No. 46. Acknowledges JM’s letter of 30 [20] Apr. , received from Captain Campbell of the Adams , and reports that he “landed here last Night” under a flag of truce to “more speedily and effectualy” make the communications JM charged him with for the emperor of Morocco. The governor is absent in Tetuàn, “whither I shall follow him tomorrow, and after the necessary...
An occasional opportunity offering for Portugal I seize it to hand you four enclosures, which request you will lay before the President. No. 1. is answer to the Letter I had the honour of advising by No. 62 to have written the Emperour. No. 2 contains translations of a Letter from the Secretary of State with its enclosures chiefly regarding the Meshouda. No. 3 the Ministers answer to my Letter...
26 October 1804, Tangier. No. 86. “I have the honour to enclose with this triplicate of No. 85 [15 Oct. 1804]. Lisbon is the only Channel left me now to forward my Communications in. I have satisfaction in saying I have received a Letter from Consul Gavino dated the 14h., to that time he had not been ill, but he advises ‘the Fever continued to rage with unremitted fury.’ “The Emperours Agents...
12 August 1802, Tangier. No. 48. “Original of No 47 [3 Aug. 1802] was forwarded by way of Lisbon, duplicate and triplicate under cover of Mr Gavino at Gibraltar; each accompanied by a copy of the Letter I wrote the Emperour from Tetuan. I have now the honour of encloseing with this, translation of the answer I received last night, to that Letter; by which I am concerned to find new ground...
26 September 1803, Tangier . No. 64. Encloses four documents and requests that JM lay them before the president: (1) the “answer to the Letter I had the honour of advising by No. 62 to have written the Emperour”; (2) “translations of a Letter from the Secretary of State with its enclosures chiefly regarding the Meshouda”; (3) “the Ministers answer to my Letter on subject of violent measures...
A continuance of Westerly Wind, with commonly very severe weather during all this Month, having prevented the Constellation passing the Straits, No. 53 accompanies this. I have the honour to enclose also, a general Report of the Vessels of the United States have visited the Ports of this Empire in the course of last year. You will see the Commercial intercourse between America and Mogadore in...
I had this honour on the 22d. last Month, forwarded as usual in triplicate by way of Cadiz, Lisbon and Gibraltar. On the 3d. Inst. the United States Ship Constitution stood into this Bay and Captain Campbell sent me the undermentioned dispatches from the Department of State. Original of the Letter you did me the honour to write me the 8th. October 1804, which was answered from its duplicate by...
I beg leave to acquaint you I have this day taken the liberty of drawing a Bill on you to order of Mr. Edward Humphry, payable thirty days after presentation for Two thousand dollars, on Account of Sallary; which request you will be pleased to direct being paid. Including this Bill, I have since my appointment to this Consulate, drawn for Ten thousand dollars in all, on Account of Sallary. I...
§ From James Simpson. 21 January 1806, Tangier. No. 105. “I had the honour of addressing you No 104 on the 26th. last Month with information on occurrences in this Country up to that time. I should have told you that in November Denmark paid Muley Soliman twenty five thousand dollars, corresponding with their Stipulation for 1803; thus two years are in Arrear. “Sweden has hitherto made her...
I beg leave to enclose with this triplicate of No. 143. Little interesting or worthy of troubling you with, has of late occured in this Country. His Majesty has performed a Journey to Taffitos, and in his way Chastised with great Severity a turbulent People in the Atlas. All his Ships of War still continue at Sea, as is pretended watching a Sicilian Frigate lays at Gibraltar, but the truth is,...
I have the honour of transmitting with this Duplicate of No. 44, also copy of the Letter I wrote the Governor of Tangier, in answer to that I mentioned to have received from him. On same sheet is extract of a Letter from the Danish Consul at Tangier to me, containing substance of what the Governour encharged him to communicate by way of reply to my Letter to him; all which I beg leave to...
Meeting the desirable conveyance of the United States Schooner Enterprise returning to Washington, I have transcribed a quadruplicate of No. 124 and of The Emperours order respecting the Trade of Mogadore, which I have the honour of inclosing with this. The two Gold Watches with Chains and Keys and six Metal Watches, which have been so many years on charge, being Articles in no ways suitable...
No. 125 was forwarded 22d. last Month by Captain Porter of the United States Schooner Enterprise. He sailed from this Bay in the Afternoon of that day. The Mate of the Indefatigable left Mogadore on the 13h. Ulto. in the Brig Plymouth for Salem. In No. 124 I mentioned the situation the Master was in by the latest advices I had then recieved; he has since been redeemed by Mr. Renshaws...
§ From James Simpson. 22 January 1806, Tangier. No. 106. “Agreeably to my Letter of yesterdays date on general subjects, I have now the honour to advise that I have this day drawn two Bills of Exchange on you payable thirty days after presentation, to say—One Sett to order of Mr Stephen Tillinghast for Six hundred dollars, and another to my own order (to be endorsed when I may be able to...
§ From James Simpson. 30 November 1805, Tangier. No. 103. “The approaching close of Rhamadan requiring a supply of piece Goods, as well as of Sugar, Tea and Coffee being provided for the usual Presents made on the occasion of that Festival, I have the honor (agreeably to your Instructions of the 8th. October last year) of subjoining a Schedule of the sundry Articles I have this day requested...