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3 February 1802, Leghorn. Encloses copy, marked A, of his letter of 13 Dec. indicating his intention of going to Leghorn for reasons of health. Sailed on that date in the George Washington , leaving American affairs in the hands of naval doctor William Turner, a Virginian. Arrived at Naples on 21 Dec.; lists nine American ships and their masters that he found there. Sent enclosure marked B to...
By letter of 13 Decemr., triplicate (A) herewith, enclosure A, I had the honor to intimate an intention of going to Leghorn for the benefit of my health. It may occurr that in my letter of 28 June last I reported myself in a state of convalescence from a fever, but that fever left me under the influence of a cough which became very troublesome and indeed threatening as the Winter rains came...
I have in a few days past received from Virginia $2500, which will prevent the necessity of my availing myself to the utmost extent of your goodness to me. I now only want $2000, for which I have sent a note. Be pleased to return it by the bearer. I am Dear Sir your hum. Serv. RC ( DLC ). Docketed by JM. Filed with the RC is an undated promissory note, in Nicholas’s hand but with signature...
4 February 1802, Leghorn. Has drawn on JM for $453.09 in favor of John Shaw, commander of the George Washington . In postscript states that he has no news worth relating and is awaiting instructions from the president “with the same anxiety & impatience that a Mussulman awaits the prostrations of a pusillanimous christian chief, or that an Algerine Jew awaits the arrival of a Barbary Consul...
4 February 1802, New York. Acknowledges JM’s 29 Jan. letter [not found] “relative to the delay of Mr. Kingston’s Ship, the Peace & Plenty, and of your disposition to Accommodate him, in advancing a part of the freight that will be due on her arrival at Tunis.” In compliance with JM’s instructions, has made a draft on purveyor for $5,775, “being the one half of Amount of freight & primage, in...
4 February 1802, Washington. Notifies JM that Thomas Barclay, British consul general for the eastern states, is returning to England on private business. Henry Barclay will perform the consular duties during his father’s absence. Asks JM to inform the president. RC ( DNA : RG 59, NFL , Great Britain, vol. 2). 1 p.
This day I have taken the liberty to draw upon you in favor of John Shaw Esqr. Commander of the United States Ship Washington for the sum of four hundred & fifty three dollars nine cents payable upon sight, which sum you will please to pay & place it to my acct. until final settlement & by so doing you will very much oblige Sir Yr: very hble Servt. Pt. St. Nothing has taken place since my last...
Your sources of intelligence are now so numerous that I hardly Expect an opportunity of making the first communication of important Events; my reflections upon the passing scene, or the political suggestions which it may give rise to, I fear at the best can be of little consideration; & according to the Eccentric course of political Events for these last few years, may more than probably be...
I enclosed you today from the council chamber a copy of my correspondence with the bankers relative to the 120,000 dolrs. remitted by the late Secry of the Treasury to me at Paris for them, intending to write you fully this afternoon on that & some other subjects, but am prevented by compy. I have the original letters of the bankers, and other papers referr’d to in that correspondence, which I...
5 February 1802, Lisbon. Encloses petition “made in the Name of the Captains of eight American vessels arrived the 3 Inst: with its translation, done in order to aleviate the Quarantine & which you will see notwithstanding the very favorable information given has no effect.” Will renew his solicitations in a few days. RC and enclosure ( DNA : RG 59, CD , Lisbon, vol. 1). RC 1 p. Enclosure (6...
5 February 1802, Natchez. Encloses copies of his 29 Jan. letter to General Wilkinson and Wilkinson’s reply. Hopes the request he made of the general was not improper but fears the peace of the territory is precarious, “surrounded as it is, by numerous Indian Tribes, and with a Population of Negroes, nearly equal to the number of Whites, … and it seemed to me advisable, to have the Spare Arms...
5 February 1802, London. No. 51. Reports receipt of JM’s 10 Dec. instructions and the resulting conversations with Lord Hawkesbury on the state of American trade with British dominions in peacetime. Encloses copy of a paper he sent to Hawkesbury on the subject. Acknowledges receipt on 4 Feb. of duplicate of JM’s 22 Dec. letter , “which has enabled me to be more explicit than I otherwise should...
I have the honor to enclose a petition made in the Name of the Captains of eight American vessels arrived the 3 Inst: with its translation, done in order to aleveate the Quarantine & which you will see notwithstanding the very favorable information given has no effect in aleveating the oppressive detention. I shall however in a few days renew my solicitation in hopes of better success & have...
I am honored with yours of the 15th: January and shall duly attend to its contents. I understand that the printers of the Republican Ledger in this town who are republicans have received directions from you to print the Laws of the United States and that John Melcher the printer of the New Hampshire Gazette in this town a very high federalist has also received the same directions. As I think...
6 February 1802, Amsterdam. Transmits a triplicate of his 20 Jan. dispatch. Stresses that although he has asked permission to accompany Mrs. Bourne to the U.S. in the fall should her health require it, “I would by no means have the thing interfere with my Official duties as the preservation of my place trifling as its income will probably be in peace is Still an Object with me —owing to the...
You have inclosed a triplicate of my letter of the January 20h. I would just beg leave to add here that I have lately mentioned that in case absolute necessity should require Mrs. Bournes making a visit to the UStates next fall I should wish permission of Govt. to accompany her but I would by no means have the thing interfere with my Official duties here as the preservation of my place...
8 February 1802. Refers to annexed copy of his last letter reporting inadequacy of provisions made for sick seamen. Has frequent applications from invalid seamen arriving from small ports where their captains have left them with the fever; it is difficult to place them on other vessels “as it endangers the Crew.” Asks how they shall be provided for. States that unwholesome island conditions...
8 February 1802, Naples. Refers JM to his letters of “last Month [not found] in answer to your orders via England of the 31st. May and 4th. August.” Encloses statement of U.S. vessels in port from 1 July to 31 Dec. 1801. RC ( DNA : RG 59, CD , Naples, vol. 1). 1 p. Enclosure not found. Mathieu was probably referring to JM’s circular letters of 21 May ( PJM-SS Robert J. Brugger et al., eds.,...
8 February 1802, Richmond. Having heard that General Guerrant has declined appointment as Richmond postmaster, asks JM to secure “this little Place” for him. Has written to other friends in Washington on this subject. RC ( DLC ). 1 p. Richmond postmaster Augustine Davis was also the publisher of the Va. Gazette, and General Advertiser , a newspaper with Federalist inclinations. On 13 Dec. 1801...
Above is Copy of my last in which I mentioned the inadequeacy of the provision for sick Seamen. I have frequent applications from inva lid Seamen arriving here from little ports in the Isl and where they have been left by their Captains with the fever. In Such a Situation it is difficult to get them on board of Vessels as it endangers the Crew. You will therefore please to say in what manner...
I beg your reference to the letters which I had the honor to write you last Month in answer to your orders via England of the 31st. May and 4th. August, all which Confirm. Enclosed I Send you a Statement of all the vessels which came from the U: States to this port since the 1st. July, until the 31st. December last. I am with great Respect Sir Your obt. & most Hble Servt. The preceding is the...
9 February 1802, London. No. 52. States that the definitive treaty is not yet signed but preparations are being made to reduce the war establishment. Virtual annexation of Italian Republic by France will not impede peace with England, and neither Austria nor the rest of Italy has a voice at Amiens. The size of Great Britain’s peacetime establishment is unknown, but it will be larger than...
9 February 1802, Málaga. Transmits a copy of his letter of 7 Jan. and its enclosures. Is pleased to announce order from Madrid that all U.S. vessels be immediately admitted to pratique on submission of attestation from Spanish consul at port of embarkation that no contagion prevails there. Consequently, it is “absolutely necessary the Captains of Merchant Vessels coming to Spain, should be...
9 February 1802, Richmond. Knowing that the office of Richmond postmaster is vacant and that General Guerrant has declined the appointment, asks JM to intercede on his behalf with the president for the position. Governor Monroe has promised to mention him to Jefferson, and John Harvie has written to Jefferson on his behalf. Asks JM to excuse the freedom he takes since “no intimacy exists...
I have the Honor to inclose Copy of my last Respects 7 Ulto. and of the different Accounts and Letters that accompanied them; It is a Singular Satisfaction for me to have it in my Power to Announce to you that orders have at last come down from Madrid, for All Vessels from the United States to be immediately admitted to Pratic on being furnished with a Certificate or Attestation from the...
Two incidents occurr’d in the course of the last session of our Assembly which are worthy some attention. These were, the attack on the Executive respecting the disbursements of the publick money, and the meetings which took place in the Capitol towards the close of the session of some of the members from the western counties for the purpose of promoting a dismemberment of the State. The first...
10 February 1802, Lisbon. Transmits copies of his dispatches of 2 Feb. and an original letter that should have been sent that day. Has received a letter dated 4 Dec. from Capt. Daniel Savage at Pernambuco reporting the “unjust capture & detention” of the schooner Samuel . Is forwarding the letter to Boston owners so that they can send it to JM with documents in support of their claim, which...
10 February 1802, Lisbon. Encloses a copy of a letter from Charles Frederick Knise, U.S. deputy consul at Faro, reporting the “unfortunate circumstance that has happened to one of our vessels, stranded on that coast.” Has written to the customs collector at Boston, enclosing an abstract of the letter to be made public in order to discover the ship’s owners. RC and enclosures ( DNA : RG 59, CD...
Letter not found. 10 February 1802. Acknowledged in JM to Chase, 12 Feb. 1802 . Inquires about the status of Rufus King’s negotiations with Great Britain on the Maryland bank stock case.
Inclosed are copies of what I had the honor of writing you the 2nd. Inst. by the Ship Strafford bound to Philadelphia, which vessel hope has arrived, and that you are in possession of the documents. I also hand you herewith an original letter intended to have been sent by same vessel, but she sailed that day. I have since received a letter from Captn. Danl. Savage dated Pernambuco 4 Decemr....
The enclosed copy of a letter from Mr. Charles Fredk. Knise, our deputy Consul at Faro, will relate the unfortunate circumstance that has happened to one of our vessels, stranded on that coast. I have written by this conveyance to the Collector of the Customs at Boston enclosing him the abstract of said Letter requesting he will cause the same to be made public, in order to discover the...
My [ sic ] Armstrong has Sacrificed his Seat in the Senate, to his patriotism; he resigned about the 3d. Inst: afflicted with an inveterate Rheumatism, that has Tormented him all the Winter, he found himself unable to attend his Duty in Congress, and forthwith sent his Resignation to the Legislature, then in Session at Albany; this should, & I have no doubt will, have its weight with every...
11 February 1802, Washington. “In substituting this for an original letter having for its object the recommendation of Mr William Foster Junr. of Boston as a candidate for a consulate in France, stating that he is a young man of talents, integrity and amiable manners, a Republican in principle and qualified for such an office, I am governed by the consideration of that letter’s containing...
Believing that Arthur St. Clair, Governor of the Northwestern Territory, has violated that confidence and trust reposed in him by the constituted authority of the United States in presiding over the Territory as their chief magistrate, I have thought proper to exhibit to the President such parts of his conduct which appears inconsistent with the nature of his appointment, trusting that when a...
12 February 1802, Cap Français. No. 20. Acknowledges receipt of JM’s 8 Jan. letter and enclosures. French fleet of fourteen ships of the line and nine frigates arrived on 2 Feb.; whites rejoiced and blacks prepared to resist. Christophe refused to allow fleet to enter the harbor without orders from Toussaint. Lear advised Americans to get themselves and their valuables aboard vessels in the...
12 February 1802, Kingston, Jamaica. Informs JM of his 25 Jan. draft for $1,500, which he trusts will be honored. Has just received under a blank cover two documents relating to Gilbert Giberson and Martin Quin, which will be attended to. RC ( DNA : RG 59, CD , Kingston, Jamaica, vol. 1). 1 p. A full transcription of this document has been added to the digital edition.
12 February 1802, Bristol. Acknowledges receipt of JM’s 28 Nov. letter ; has forwarded the letter JM enclosed for Livingston regarding the four casks of indigo belonging to Smiths, DeSaussure, and Darrell that were seized by a French privateer. Has also forwarded JM’s letter to Saabye at Copenhagen. Encloses copy of letter received “some time since” from Latimer, customs collector at...
After acknowledging the receipt of the letter which you did me the honor to write, under date of the 8th of January, and of the duplicate & triplicate of the same with their enclosures, I must perform the painful task of relating the unfortunate events which have taken place here. On the second of this month the French fleet, consisting of 14 sail of the line and 9 frigates, appeared off this...
The preceeding are Copys of my last respects in the 25h. Ultimo. I drew on you in favor of Messr. Elliston & John Perot for the Sum of fifteen Hundred Dollars at 30 days sight which I trust will be honored. I this day under a B lank Cover recved your two Documents respecting Gilbert Gilbertson & Martin Quin which will be attended to. I have the Honour to be With respect Your Obed H Servt. The...
Since my last respects to you of the th. of Novr. with a Copy, I have been honored with your obliging favor of the 28th. of the same month with its duplicate, covering your le tter to Mr. Livingston on the subject of Messrs. Smiths, De Saussure & Darrel’s 4 Casks of Indigo, which were plundered from on board the American Ship Commerce by the Captn. & Crew of the French Pr ivateer Tiger, of St....
I have returned to Loudoun from Richmond only a few days past, where I was during the latter part of the Session, and while the back members held two meetings to consult on the propriety of attempting a division of the State, I understood there were each evening between thirty and forty convened at the Capitol—Brackenridge in the Chair —some of them were averse to, and opposed the measure. The...
13 February 1802, London. No. 53. Informs JM that Great Britain will accede to a proposal to abolish all discriminatory duties between U.S. and British territories and that Vansittart has moved for a bill in the House of Commons authorizing the king “by an order in Council, or by Proclamation, to cause the countervailing Duties … wholly to cease, or to be suspended.” Counts on the bill passing...
13 February 1802, London. Reports that no one defends the unequal operation of the discriminating duties against U.S. commerce. All prefer abolition to revision; and no one supports the proposal to transfer the countervailing duties from imports from, to exports to, the U.S., as it is against British policy to impose duties on their manufactures except in unusual circumstances and the sum of...
Letter not found. 13 February 1802. Calendared in the lists probably made by Peter Force (DLC, series 7, container 2) as a four-page letter.
Letter not found. 13 February 1802. Calendared in the lists probably made by Peter Force (DLC, series 7, container 2) as a two-page letter.
Nothing extraordinary has occurred since my last. The definitive treaty is not yet signed. It is asserted some difficulties are started on account of reinstating France in her former commercial situation with respect to Turkey, the British claiming similar advantages in consequence of their last treaty. It is also reported that Russia is not satisfied with the new order of things in the...
In an Official Letter of this date, you will find allusions which comport more with a private & confindential [ sic ] communication. The effect which the loss of the Bank Stock will have here, I can have no doubt will be fatal to the popularity of the present administration. Under the last it was offer’d the State with the deduction of 10,000£ Sterlg. as appears by the Letters of both Mr. King...
15 February 1802, Louisville. “I received this day a Circular from the Department of State direct to the Editor of the Republican Trumpet. Altho’ that is not the title of my Gazette, as there is no other printed in this Town I presume it was intended for me. I therefore take the liberty to inform you that I am willing to accept your proposals and shall publish the inclosed Law in my next paper...
This will be presented to you by my Old Friend, & Companion in the War, General Ebenezer Stevens; for particulars more explanatory relating to Him, I must refer you to my Letter to The president, which goes by the same conveyance. Read that, with attention; and you will be satisfied with the Information I wish you fully to understand. The less his political Merit, the more generosity in your...
Samuel Chase, Esquire, Agent for the recovery of the Bank Stock of Maryland, in the British Funds, has transmitted to the Executive of this State, the letter which you favoured him with of the 13 Instant; intimating that the British Ministers had discovered a design to exclude this subject from the Negotiation pending between the two Governments, with an intention of remanding it to their...