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31 May 1802, Gibraltar. No. 88. Reports departure for Lisbon on 24 May of an English brig—converted from a captured Tripolitan ship—commanded by Capt. Anthony Lambertus. In a letter of 25 Apr. O’Brien reported that the Algerines had captured one Genoese and two Neapolitan vessels and that “Six other large Corsairs were ready for Sea.” Has heard rumors in town of the Algerine capture of the...
June 1802, Baltimore. Reports the “unjust, insulting, and Cruel Treatment” he received at the hands of French officials in Saint-Domingue. He arrived at Cap Français in late December 1801. “The Evening preceding the night the Cape was Burnt, I lost my passage on Board, in rescuing from the flames, a number of helpless Women, and Children. As soon as I found there was no possibility of getting...
Having a private Conveyance I take the Liberty to inclose you a Pamphlet just Published. If I can on any occassion Render my services acceptable to you at this place, where I have made an establishment in the Commission business, I shall have particular therein, being with real esteem Dear Sir Your mo He RC ( DLC ). Docketed by JM. The pamphlet was probably [James Cheetham], A Narrative of the...
1 June 1802, Leghorn. Has nothing of note to report except the “great embarkation of french troops in the different ports of Italy,” which required the impressment of “twenty or more vessels of various nations indiscriminately.” Among these was the Syren , Captain Reilly, of Philadelphia. “I remonstrated against the proceedure, and should, I am persuaded have obtained her release from so...
1 June 1802, Washington, Mississippi Territory. Acknowledges receipt of JM’s letter of 9 Apr. enclosing his commission as governor of the Mississippi Territory. Letterbook copy ( Ms-Ar : Claiborne Executive Journal). 1 p. Printed in Rowland, Claiborne Letter Books Dunbar Rowland, ed., Official Letter Books of W. C. C. Claiborne, 1801–1816 (6 vols.; Jackson, Miss., 1917). , 1:116.
1 June 1802, New York. Has terminated his business and found a passage to France. Hopes to be in Barcelona in forty days. “I am inform’d (indirectly) that one of the Mr Montgomerys of Alicant were about to apply for the consulate of Barcelona, and from this I am led to conjecture the source of a great part of the Clamor rais’d against me, and such an opportunity no doubt will be very...
A few days after I had received from Mr. Lear a commission of the President of the US. dated the 26th. January 1802—appointing me Commercial Agent of the US. for the city of Sto. Domingo &c., General Kerversau, who commands the Spanish part of this Island, returned from an expedition against the blacks; he having been absent from here for several weeks past. I lost no time in waiting on him,...
3 June 1802, Leghorn. No. 7. “Yesterday” he enclosed dispatches from Eaton through 4 May. Now encloses an extract of intelligence received from Tripoli “containing the most prominent transactions of that government from the 12th. of March to the 30th. of April,” to which he adds the following extracts from Eaton’s letter to him of 21 May. On the day before yesterday the Schooner Enterprize...
4 June 1802, Georgetown. “Mr Nicholas King of the City of Washington, who will do himself the honor to hand this Letter, has requested me to make him known to you, being desirous, as he is at present out of Business, to obtain a Clerks place in your Department, should there be a Vacancy.… I have known Mr King for many years & can most safely recommend him as a Man of Abilities Integrity and...
4 June 1802, Charleston. Refers to his letter to JM of 28 Apr. enclosing a certificate and a copy of his letter to J. E. Colhoun; “Mr. Calhoun has been so polite to return the Certificate, as ‘it may be of service to me.’” Apologizes for this second request but explains that “the Uncertainty of my first having arrived safe, not having had the pleasure of hearing from you, & my anxiety to hear”...