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Letter not found. 11 October 1801. Acknowledged in JM to Monroe, 24 Oct. 1801 . Encloses letter for Robert R. Livingston.
On my departure from Philada. to Balto., Colo. Paton, put into my particular care a Small Ban Box, addressed to Mrs. Maddison, which I have forwarded by my Friend Mr. Servis, and no doubt will come safe to hand. I remain Yr. Obdt. Hble. Servant DLC : Papers of James Madison.
Letter not found. 21 April 1802. Calendared as a one-page letter in the lists probably made by Peter Force (DLC, series 7, container 2).
24 July 1801, Northumberland County. Writes as “an Old Acquaintance,” recommending a Mr. Goulding for public office. RC ( DLC ). 1 p.
Letter not found. 9 April 1805 . Acknowledged in Brent to Bagley, 8 May 1805, as requesting assistance in obtaining the discharge of Bagley’s son, who was impressed by the British, and enclosing the depositions of Bagley and his wife concerning the son’s citizenship ( DNA : RG 59, DL, vol. 14).
28 October 1804, Norfolk. “I have received your favour of 20th. inst. [not found] inclosing a check for $177.13. for which please accept my thanks.” RC ( DLC ). 1 p.
From time to time I lately have had the honor of transmitting you the orders in Council relative to Neutrals. In this you have a price Current with the remark that the apprehension of a rupture with the U: S: A: appears rather increasing and has occasioned some advances in several articles of American produce, tho’ none in Cotton. I have the honor to be with perfect respect your Most Servant...
Letter not found. 26 January 1804. Acknowledged in Brent to Simons, 18 Feb. 1804 (DNA: RG 59, DL, vol. 14), as enclosing a customhouse protection for William Saunders, who was impressed onto the British ship Isis .
I have the honor to enclose you a very important decree of the Emperor of France made at Berlin on the 21st. ulto. and this day published by authority at Paris. I have not time to offer any observations upon the subject of it: But shall content myself with forwarding a number of copies to the different sea ports in hopes that by some vessel which may be found ready to sail you will receive the...
We had the honor to receive on the 27th. of last month your letter of the 18th. of March, to which the detailed explanations contained in our letters of the 22d. & 25th. ulto. render any particular reply unnecessary. We transmit enclosed a statement of the American prize causes for hearing in the high court of Appeals. That which was forwarded by Mr. Purviance was very hastily prepared by...
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.;...
I have this day taken the liberty to draw upon you in favor of Messrs: Ca thcart Foster & Shaw for dollars Seventy Nine twenty Cents for disbursements made by my or der for the relief of distressed Seamen, which y ou please to duly honour & have charged my Account until I forward the nec essary vouchers I have the h onour to continue with great respect Sir Your Obedt: servant DNA : RG...
I am requested by several of the Magistrates of this County to mention to you that the Commission of the Peace which Issued in 1801. has expired, and that there are only three Gentlemen now in Commission for the whole County, neither of whom reside in the Country part of the County which circumstance they suppose has escaped the recollection of the President I have the Honor to be wh. respt....
I had the honor of writing to you on the 25th. Ulto. By this mornings post I have information, which I consider correct that Mr. You ng e reached London the 2d instant. I present you a price current & have the honor to be with perfect respect. Your most obedient servant James Maury DNA : RG 59—CD—Consular Despatches, Liverpool.
I have this day forwarded several letters to His Excellency the President, from P. Wilson LLD, S Mitchill LLD & other Gentlemen of respectability here, recommending me, as suitable to fill the office of Consul at Tunis. The purport of this sir, is to request you respectfully, to aid me as far as is consistent, to obtain the appointment, Which will confer a lasting obligation on, Sir Your most...
Letter not found. 15 October 1801, Richmond. Calendared in the lists probably made by Peter Force (DLC, series 7, container 2) as a two-page letter “recommending sund[r]y persons” and concerning “a sword for the heir of Gen. Campbell to be presented by Virginia.” Acknowledged in JM to Monroe, 24 Oct. 1801 .
It hath lately been notified that, after the 31st of October next, Vessels, being American property, but not the built of America or condemned as prize within the United States, sailing under Sea-letters, shall not be permitted to land cargoes in this C ountry: and I am farther informed, this determination will be invariably adhered to. I have the honor to be With perfect respect Your most ob...
The best answer I can return to yours of the 22d. ulto. is the inclosed extract of our council’s Journals. One heart and one voice is here. I have the honour to remain with great respect and Attention your humble Servant DNA : RG 59—ML—Miscellaneous Letters.
September 1803 . Encloses an account for a hogshead of “Brazil Wine … shipped by order of [his] friend” Thomas Newton, Jr. “It was overlooked till this moment. I will thank you to remit” $177.13 “by a check from the cashier of the Branch Bank of Wash. on the Department here.” RC ( DLC ).
Annexed I hand you the usual annual Return, also a Statement of our Account Current. Both these Documents exhibit the Reduction of our Trade with the United States this Year. It is much to be wished that the Circumstances which have caused the present Cessation of Intercourse, may be Speedily removed. I have the Honour to be Sir Your mo: obedt. Servt. DNA : RG 59—CD—Consular Despatches, Cork.
I hasten to send you a communication which I have received from Lord Howick since the date of my last letter by which you will find that the trial of Captain Whitby is postponed to some day between the 15 & 20. of March next. I am, Sir, with great respect & esteem, Your most obedient Servant DNA : RG 59--DD-Diplomatic Despatches, Great Britain.
21 June 1804. “I was an Ireish Officer in good Circumstance who unfortunatley, Lost fifteen Hundred pounds on account of the Revolution; which has reduced me to the lowest Ebb; has a family and no Imployment, a Stranger from his owen Land & not a Sufficiency to keep soul and Body togeather; therfore Beg leave to Intrude on your Benevolence for sume assistance Mr. Smith Genl: Deabourn & Mr....
14 June 1801, Campbell Courthouse, Kentucky. Requests information on land deed that he sent to city of Washington sometime in 1800 to be patented. Recommends Dr. John Sellman of Cincinnati, “a decided republican,” to be marshal for the Northwest Territory. RC ( DLC ). 3 pp.; docketed by JM.
5 June 1803, Georgetown . Declines appointment as a commissioner of bankruptcy: “my professional duties will occupy so great a portion of my time as to render an attention to the execution of the trusts under that Commission impractacable.” RC ( DNA : RG 59, LRD ). 1 p.; docketed by Jefferson. James S. Morsell (1775–1870) was a Georgetown lawyer. JM appointed him to the circuit court of the...
Mr. Merry will have the pleasure to present you this, in whose favor an introduction from me is unnecessary. His official character will place him in such a relation with you as to honor him your polite attention.… The good disposition with which he goes out, towards our country, and the amiable character of himself & Lady, justify a belief that yourself & Mrs. Madison will find them an...
7 October 1801, Liverpool. Market stagnation following announcement of peace preliminaries has made it impossible to send a price current. Encloses newspapers. RC ( DLC ). 1 p.; in a clerk’s hand, signed by Maury.
I have taken the liberty this day to draw upon you in favor of Saml: Brown Esqr. for One thousand five hundred dollars which draft I request you to honor upon sight: I am happy to inform you that all my business is compleated here & Mella Menni is only waiting for his people to return from New York in order to embark. I have the honor to continue very respectfully Sir Your Obnt: Servt. DNA :...
20 April 1805, Liverpool. “I had the honor of writing to you on the 14th ulto. Since the date of the inclosed price current [not found] cotton has continued declining, in consequence of the unusually great importations from the United States. You also have the copy of a bill [not found] brought into parliament by a member of Administration, which I expect will pass into a law.” RC ( DNA : RG...
I have the honor to inclose you a Copy of the Protest of Charles Remington, late Master of the American Brigantine Vesta & of William Phillips & Edward Munro, Mariners, stating the capture of this Vessel by the British Privateer Lancashire Witch & the names of the Crew taken out of the Vesta & put on board the said Privateer. I have the honor to be With perfect respect Your Mo Ob Servt. DNA :...
The undersigned being acquainted with Alfred Balch esqr atty at Law and with his father and family And being informed that he is desirous of going to Europe and of being the bearer of Governmental dispatches, I take pleasure in Stating it as my opinion that he would perform that Service with honor and fidellity. DNA : RG 59—ML—Miscellaneous Letters.
I had the Honor of presenting you with the State of this market for American produce on the 5th. ulto. In this you have the prices of the day for the same, as well as of other articles of import from the United States. With Perfect Respect I have the Honor to be Sir Your most Obedient Servant. The preceding is the full transcription of a document that was previously abstracted in The Papers of...
Agreeably to what I had the honour of writing you yesterday, I have this day drawn a Bill of Exchange on you payable to the order of Mr. Richard W Meade of Cadiz, thirty days after presentation for Two thousand dollars on Account of Sallary. I beg to repeat my request of this Bill being paid and charged against me accordingly. I have the honour to be Sir Your Most Obedient and Most Humble...
I had this honor on the 28th. Ulto. By the London news papers, received this day, we learn that, on the 31st. Ulto., the St. Michaels, with two Messengers on board, from the United States, had been spoken off L’Orient by one of his B. Majestys ships of war. I have no information more authentic than this: nevertheless I rather consider it correct. I have the honor to be with great respect your...
Letter not found. 15 April 1801, Paris. Mentioned and partially quoted in JM to Rufus King, 24 July 1801 .
A Little Schooner under the name of Juliet Capt. Bowen is also arrived from New York with Cotton & Naval Stores. They say she sailed on the 14th. Ulto. I am &c DNA : RG 59—CD—Consular Despatches, Liverpool.
Letter not found. 26 January 1804. Acknowledged in Wagner to Wolfe, 28 Jan. 1804 (DNA: RG 59, DL, vol. 14), as inquiring about a spoliation case. Wagner suggested that Wolfe write again giving the names of the vessel and captain involved in his claim. Wolfe apparently did so: on 2 Feb. 1804 Wagner wrote Wolfe acknowledging his 31 Jan. 1804 letter (not found) and stating that in the case of the...
I had the honor of writing to you on the 1st. in stant. I now have great pleasure in announcing the ar rival of the Union off Penzance, where she landed Lieutenant G ibbon and then proceeded for France. I have the honor to be with perfect respect Your mo: obt. Servt. DNA : RG 59—CD—Consular Despatches, Liverpool.
I hasten to transmit you a copy of the note which I lately wrote to Lord Howick, to request a postponement of the trial of Capn. Whitby, and of his reply to it; by which you will find, that the trial is postponed to the first of May. At present, I am too much indisposed to make any remarks on the subject; though indeed, I do not know that it would be in my power, to add any thing material to...
I have been informed, that a paper addressed to the President of the United States is privately circulating in this Territory for signatures, and as it is said to contain charges derogatory to my character, I respectfully request and should esteem it as a particular favor, to be furnished with a copy (as I cannot procure a sight of it here,) as soon after its arrival at Washington City as may...
11 July 1803, Paris . “Permit me to present to yr. acquaintance & attention the bearer Mr. Helbran a naturalised citizen of the UStates. He is a young man of merit of very respectable connections, who reside principally at Bordeaux, and he returns to the UStates with commercial views where he has resided for several years, as his documents shew. Having recd. much attention from his friends...
7 June 1805, Liverpool . “I had the honor of writing to you on the 20th April, since which the bill I enclosed has become law. “In the price current herewith [not found] I beg leave to present you my ideas on the state of this market for the exports of the United States.” RC ( DNA : RG 59, CD , Liverpool, vol. 2). 1 p.; in a clerk’s hand, signed by Maury; docketed by Wagner.
We have the pleasure to acquaint you that we have this day agreed with the British Commissioners to Conclude a Treaty on all the points which have formed the object of our negotiation, and on terms which we trust our government will approve. It will require only a few days to reduce it to form. When that is done we shall transmit it to you by a special messenger. We hasten to communicate to...
The Jamaica still being here enables me to inclose a Copy of Capt. Odiorne’s Declaration with my contradiction thereof, supported by the testimony of all my Clerks, which, for my own justification, I pray you will be so good as have inserted in the National Gazette of the United States. I have the honor to be with perfect respect Your most obdt. Servt. DNA : RG 59—CD—Consular Despatches,...
Yesterday I applied to the proper authority of this, for permission to send to Commodore Douglas a letter (which was at the same time submitted to their inspection) the object of which was to obtain a copy of vice admiral Berkeley’s order respecting deserters, and under which the Leopard attacked. The result enables me to forward you an exact copy. I have the honor to be, Very respectfully,...
Jas. Monroe has the pleasure to enclose to Mr. Madison a power of attorney from Genl. La Fayette relative to whom he will shortly write him more fully. He can not omit adding here that that respectable & virtuous character merits all the regard which America has never ceased to entertain for him. RC ( DLC : Rives Collection, Madison Papers). Docketed by JM: “Monroe Js. Aug. 1. 1803. inclosing...
§ From John James Armstrong. 28 December 1805, Tenerife. “I beg leave to acknowledge, rect. of my Commission and appointment with which I have been honored, as Consul of the United States of America for this Island. It will allways be my particular Study to meritt the confidence, which the Government of the United States, hath thought propper to place in me, and shall on every occasion adher...
15 February 1804, Fredericksburg. “Expecting by every arrival to receive Sales of the few Hhds Tobo. you ship’d to London is the cause of your favor of the 23rd. Decr. [not found] being unanswer’d untill now. “Having requested Sales to be clos’d and forward’d without delay hope they will be soon here when we shall forward them to you & any balance there may be due shall be paid here or in any...
I had this Honor on the 20th. instant. The present is merely for the purpose of informing you of the arrival of Mr. Rose at the Metropolis on Friday last. I have the honor to be with perfect respect, your Most Obedt. Servt. DNA : RG 59—CD—Consular Despatches, Liverpool.
I hereby Certify and declare that every Item of the foregoing Account Amounting to One thousand four hundred and Ninty three Dollars fifty two Cents were bona fide paid to the persons and for the things and Services therein stated. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand at Tangier this 31st. day of December 1806. DNA : RG 59—CD—Consular Despatches, Tangiers.
May I pray you to communicate to the President my resignation of the office of Judge of the Superior Court of the territory of Orleans to take place on the first day of October next. I have the honor to be Sir with great respect your H Ser t DNA : RG 59--LRD—Letters of Resignation and Declination.