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I have had the honor of receiving your letter of the 28th. Ult with the several papers under the same cover. On a recurrence to mine of the 25 to which it replies you will find that you have erred in supposing me to have said that the Mayor of New York, at the time of the order concerning the Pilots, had neither notice nor knowledge of any intention in the British Commander to proceed...
I have recd. the letter in which you have done me the honor to communicate for the information of this Govt that his Britannic Majesty has directed a discontinuance of the Blockade at the entrance of the rivers Elbe & Weser. Considering communications from your Govt. on such occasions, as made with a view to relieve our merchants from the uncertainty they might otherwise be under, whether on...
It is remarked in your Letter with which I was yesterday honoured, “that since the general Law of Nations with Respect to the Case in Question (notwithstanding that the Law of the United States by which it is established, in speaking of the Servants of public Ministers, expresses no Exception in Regard to Persons of Colour) is not considered by the American Government as paramount to the local...
In Proportion to the Frequency of Outrages committed since the Commencement of the present War by British armed Vessels upon the Vessels of the United States, they have in few Instances only been presented to your Attention. The Representations which have been so repeatedly addressed to your Government with a View to a general Remedy, and the Use we have made of Agents, employed in some of the...
¶ To Anthony Merry. Letter not found. 16 July 1805. Described in the index to Notes to Foreign Ministers and Consuls as “relative to the French privateer Les Amies” ( DNA : RG 59, Notes to Foreign Ministers and Consuls, vol. 1). For Les Amies, see Merry to JM , 9 July 1805 (second letter), and nn.
You will receive herewith copies of authentic documents, which prove the Citizenship of Smith Musgrove , an American Seaman, who is stated to be detained on board H. B. M. Ship of War the Cambrian. Permit me therefore to ask the favor of you to interpose with the Officer commanding her to procure the discharge of this man. I am &c DNA : RG 59—Notes to Foreign Counsels and Ministers.
§ To Anthony Merry. 25 February 1806, Department of State. “You will receive herewith Duplicate Copies of authentic Documents in relation to Oliver Child & Ellery King, two American seamen, impressed by his Britannic Majesty’s Ship of war, the Vengeance, Cruizing off Charleston, S.C, from the Am: Ship Andromache, Jn D Wolf Master, on her passage to Havanna from Bristol in R Island. As they are...
HAVING transmitted to the President your letter of the 22d ultimo, communicating the resolution of your Government to establish a blockade of the rivers Ems, Weser, Elbe and Trave, I have the honour now, in pursuance of his sentiments, to observe, that as a blockade essentially implies a force on the spot for the purpose, and as the notification required in the case must be a warning to...
Letter not found. 14 June 1805 . Calendared in the index to the State Department notes to foreign legations as “relative to sundry impressments &c &c” ( DNA : RG 59, Notes to Foreign Ministers and Consuls, vol. 1); described in Merry’s 17 June 1805 reply as referring to the brig Happy Couple .
§ To Anthony Merry. 11 November 1805, Department of State. “I beg leave to trouble with Duplicate Copies of a Document concerning James Gunnill, who appears to have been lately impressed into the British Ship of War Cambrian, which is supposed to be at this time on the American Coast, or at Halifax, to which is added the Copy of a letter from the said Gunnell to General Mason of George Town;...