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I request you will be pleased to sell twelve of the Barrels of rice consigned to you by the Collector of Charleston, reserving the remaining ten barrels & six half barrels for further directions. It will occur to you that the barrels to be reserved should be selected for their better condition. The rice is of the first quality and no difference in it is known. I am &c. DNA : RG 59—DL—Domestic...
I enclose a copy of a letter from the British Envoy, complaining of the illegal equipment of two Schooners at Hampton with the intent to cruise upon the British trade. I therefore request you to make a careful examination into the circumstances alledged, and to prosecute every contravention of the laws, which may be disclosed. I am &c. DNA : RG 59—DL—Domestic Letters.
I request you will be pleased to deliver to the order of Capt. Wederstrandt the casks of Rice shipped to you by Mr. Theus, and which were to be reserved from the sale directed by my last. I am &c. DNA : RG 59—DL—Domestic Letters.
I have just received your letter of the 15th. Taking guns on board, connected with the public suspicions may be considered as justifying the seizure in the first instance; but should the Owners consent to land the guns and remove every other circumstance calculated to excite suspicion, you may withdraw the seizure, unless you you have reason to expect, that a disclosure of more decided...
In answer to your letter of the inst., I beg leave to refer you to the act of Congress passed on the 5th. June 1794, wherein you will find solutions of many questions, which occur from time to time respecting the neutrality of our ports. In reference to the particular enquiries which you have made it is to be observed, that the mere temporary employment, within the United States, of their...
The enclosed letter from the Collector of Chester, respecting Edward Herren, containing the most satisfactory proof of his being a Citizen, as well as ample means of confirming it further, if necessary to remove the scruples of Capt. Douglass; it is scarcely possible that he should not be discharged. You will therefore be pleased to apply for him through the British Consul at Norfolk. I am &c....
I have recd. your several letters of July 31st: August 1. & 3d. requesting instructions on several points stated in them. You are doubtless aware that with respect to armed British Ships within our jurisdiction, the intercourse is to be by Flags of Truce only. These are under the concurrent superintendance of the two Military & Naval Commanders with whom you will communicate as you may have...
I have recd. your letter of the l9th. inst. in which you request instructions for the case of British Ships of War driven by stress of weather into our harbors. As the offending Ships are regarded in the light of enemies, they must in such cases be treated as enemies in distress, and consequently be allowed no intercourse, nor supplies; unless under circumstances appealing to mere humanity,...
In answer to the request contained in your letter of the 5 inst, I have the honor to inform you, that on a review of the interdictions by foreign powers of our maritime rights, authenticated to this Department, I do not find any within the presumed contemplation of the Committee of Commerce and Manufactures, other than those communicated by the President to the 2d. Session of the 9th....
Mr. Rose proposing to set out in a day or two, in order to embark for England, in the Statira, you will please to guard against difficulties of every kind which might embarrass the departure of the Ship, or retard or restrict the laying in stores. These & all other accommodations are to be facilitated, attention will be due to this in the pilotage. As far as Mr. Rose or his Companions may be...