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24 May 1803 . JM and William Madison, executors for the estate of James Madison, Sr., deceased, are awarded a decision against James Taylor, Samuel Smith, and William Smith in the amount of £12 at 6 percent annual interest from 16 Mar. 1798 until payment. The sum of $20 already paid is to be credited against the judgment. Letterbook copy ( Vi : Orange County Courthouse Records). 1 p.
The Eastern Branch Bridge Company , incorporated by law, is now engaged in the erection of a Bridge from the intersection of Pennsylvania and Kentucky Avenues at the Branch, to the Land of Mathew Wigfield on the opposite Shore, with the best prospect of a completion of the work by the last of the Summer. Under these circumstances, we trust, Sir, you will concur with us in opinion that the...
The within being for communication to your H. of Representatives when it meets, I inclose it in this which is of a private character. the former I think had better be kept up until the meeting of the Representatives, lest it should have any effect on the present critical state of things beyond the Atlantic, altho’ I have indeavored to make it as inoffensive there as was compatible with the...
it is betwen hope and Despare that I take my Pen to Present the following plan and reasons for a Perpetual motion I almost give up all hopes of Seing it accompished when I Consider how many men of Great Education and fortunes Sufficient to try all the experiments that they thought reasonable and have not brought it to perfection and further when I think of my own Situation being brought up in...
Your several letters of March 3. 11. 18 & 24th with their inclosures have been duly received, as has been that of March 12th to the President. According to the request in this last, I now acknowledge also, or perhaps repeat the acknowledgment of the two papers inclosed, the one in your letter of Feby 26, the other in that of Augt. 10th. 1802. The assurances given by the Chief Consul on the...
25 May 1803, Department of State . “The President of the United States has received your letter of the 2nd. inst [not found], recapitulating the losses you have sustained by French captures. It would have given me pleasure to have it in my power to communicate a more favorable answer than the remarks contained in my letter to you of the 10th. November 1801 [not found], but I have nothing to...
25 May 1803, Havana . Reports that Francisco Arango, “sent some time since by this Government, to that of Santo Domingo,” has “this moment arrived from that place, after a passage of ten days, in company with a French Sloop of War.” Cannot write anything about the situation of that island but “from the silence of the Commissary and other French officers, whom have been on board,” infers “that...
By a spanish vessel Just about to depart for New York, I have only time to say that Dn. Francisco Arango, sent so me time since by this Government, to that of S anto Domingo, hath this moment arrived fr om that place, after a passage of ten days; in company with a French Sloop of War. The sudden departure of the Schooner b y which this goes, puts it out of my power, to say any thing as to the...
I take the liberty to inclose a petition addressed to my care and also a Letter I have recd. from Saml Ward Esq. I have no acquaint[ance] with mr. Ward and therefore can say nothing on that Subject. The Petition is Subscribed by some very respectable People. This day the Legislature of Massachusetts assemble from what I have heard. I believe When the House is formed The Tories will have but...
I have the honour to enclose for the perusal of the President of the United States an interesting paper just published in this City— RC ( DLC ); endorsed by TJ as received 1 Aug. and so recorded in SJL . Enclosure not found, but see below. The paper has not been identified, but may have related to recruitment of sailors to serve on privateers. Lee was soon faced with that problem as numbers of...
Your favor of the 16th. was duly recieved and I thank you for the attention of the offer you are pleased to make in it. there has been a time of life when it would have been very tempting, but I have too little of it left now to merit gratifications expensive and short lived. objects of the kind too which you mention are a century ahead of the taste of our fellow citizens who, very happily in...
The Memorial and Representation, of the Subscribers, republican Citizens, of the district of Burlington, in the State of New Jersey, respectfully Sheweth.—  That we have beheld with considerable regret for some time past, Moses Kempton Esquire, in Occupancy of the Office of Collector of the Customs, for this District; and pray that he may be succeeded by William H. Burr Esquire: for the...
26 May 1803, Havana . Omitted to mention in his 25 May letter “that three vessels sailed from hence on sunday and Tuesday for Port Republican having on board One Hundred Island Horses and Three hundred Dogs, for the use of the French Republic.” “General Noailles will follow in a few days.” He would have left sooner but was “thrown from a Wild Horse, and broke His Right arm at the Elbow,” and...
In my letter of yesterday I omitted m entioning that three vessels sailed from hence on sunday and Tuesday for Port Republican having on board One Hundred Island Horses and Three hundred Dogs, for the use of the French Republic. General Noailles will follow in a few days. He would have left this some time ago, had he not unfortunately been thrown from a Wild Horse, and broke His Right arm at...
You will receive by this conveyance the ratification of our treaties. I shall feel some anxiety considering how much we have taken upon ourselves beyond our powers to learn that this transaction meets your approbation. Here every body is loud in its commendation & we are supposed to have made a more important acquisition for our country than the purchase of Germany would be for france. Since...
A ship is nearly ready to sail from Norfolk for Algiers with Maritime stores and other articles requisite for the fulfilment of our stipulations with the Dey and Regency. As neither the name of the vessel nor that of the master is at present known at the seat of Government, I take the liberty of requesting a blank passport, for such a vessel, if you can issue it consistantly with the form of...
I am requested by my friend, Mr. Robbins, who is a Counsellor of the first reputation in this State, to inclose the within letter, which he has taken the liberty to address you in behalf of Mr. Thomas Eldred—and I embrace the opportunity to say that I have no doubt of the truth of the facts stated respecting the Citizenship of Mr. Eldred. I am most respectfully your hum. sert. RC and enclosure...
You undoubtedly recollect the case of Mr Thomas Eldred. A long time ago he applied to the department of State to aid him in reclaiming property to a large amount, depending in the Courts of Spain, upon the question whether, or no he is a citizen of the United States. He writes that he has recently been informed that you had come to entertain some doubts of his being a citizen, & had instructed...
27 May 1803, Marseilles . Wrote last on 19 Mar. enclosing his accounts with the U.S., a bill for postage from 2 July 1802 amounting to Fr 109.8, and dispatches for JM from O’Brien and Eaton. Encloses a packet from Eaton. On 15 May received a copy of Gallatin’s circular of 23 Mar. with a copy of section 9 of the law passed 28 Feb., which he has had published in the newspaper as requested. Hopes...
27 May 1803 , “ Council Chamber .” Transmits “a Letter from the Executive of Maryland to William Pinkney Esqr. together with a Duplicate for the information of the President of the United States.” Asks that JM forward the letter along with a packet directed to Pinkney. FC ( MdAA : Executive Papers, 1801–14). 1 p.; in a clerk’s hand; signed by Mercer. Letter not found, but it was probably...
27 May 1803, Philadelphia . Is informed that some Barbary consulates are vacant and, although unknown to JM, offers himself “for employment in that quarter.” Was “in nomination for the office of consul at Tunis” in 1797 and was informed by Pickering that he would be appointed. “But for reasons which at least cannot prejudice my present application Mr. Eaton’s services were considered as more...
I have the honor of Confirming you my Respects of the 19th. last March, inclosing you the Vouchers of my disbursements on the Account of the United States, With a new bill for postages from the 2d. July 1802 to that day amounting to ƒ109.8, also dispatches from our Consuls at Algiers & at Tunis directed to you. You will find herein inclosed a packett for you, Sir, from our Consul at Tunis. On...
Memdm In J Barnes’s estimates on his Monthly Balances, in Order to Ascertain a reasonable Compensation of 6 ⅌ Cent. in Conformity, to the Presidents request, JB have endeavoured, nearly as the several Accts. & Statemts. here Annexed will admit—(allowing for some few, irregularities—making—as well for—as against, the Actual—or exact, debits & Credits.)—that, comparing the total Amt charged say...
Sketch of the Apparent Monthly Balances, on the Presidents a/c with J Barnes, will Appear from the Annexed Statemts. Commencing, viz. 1801 1801 Monthly Int. a 6 ⅌ Ct. Mar 31. To Amt. of a/ rendered page 7" 1450.17. Mar 31. 1450 .17. 7" Apr 25  do    do      59" 826.51½ Apr 25.
Sketch of the Apparent, Monthly Balances—Advances in the Presidents a/c with J Barnes will Appear from the Annexed Statem. Commencing 1802 1802 Monthly Int. a 6 ⅌ Ct Jany 30. To Amt of a/- rendd. ⅌ leds. 117. 5346.55. Feby 8. By Warrt. deducted  " 2000.  Feby. 8th 3346.55. 16 50. to Mar 4
Sketch of Apparent Monthly Balances on The Presidents a/c with J Barnes, will Appear from the Annexed Statemt. Commencing Viz 1803 1803. Monthly Int. a 6 ⅌ Ct. Jany. 10. To amt. of a/c rendered (46)  $2268.70 shd be 2268.50 to 31. To additional expenditures 2668.50. 4937. Feby 7. By Warrant deducted 2000.  Feby 7th 2937.  14.—
I enclose six blank warrants which it is intended to fill up with the names of the following young Gentlemen for Midshipmen George W. Barker recommended by Mr. Gregg John Quynn Mr. Duvall & others John R. Sherwood Jacob Gibson & others— John Nevitt R. Bowie & others— John Pettigrew Docr. Bullus & others Thos.
Since my last which was of April 18th the tenor of our information from France and Great Britain renders a war between those powers in the highest degree probable. It may be inferred at the same time from the information given by Mr. Livingston and Mr. King that the importance of the United States is rising fast in the estimation both of the French and British cabinets and that Louisiana is as...
28 May 1803, Department of State . Requests that a warrant for $600 be issued “on the appropriation for the contingent expences of the Department of State … in favor of Christopher S. Thom he to be charged and held accountable for the same.” Letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 59, DL , vol. 14). 1 p. JM requested that Gallatin issue additional warrants, in amounts ranging from $190 to $43,000, for...
28 May 1803, Hamburg . Encloses George III’s “declaration of the Causes of War,” given to him “yesterday by the British Chargé d’Affaires here.” Believes “Hanover will be [the] first object of hostility on the part of France.” Hamburg’s inhabitants “are much alarmed and with great reason,” as it is rumored that Prussia “will take no part whatever, even in renewing the line of demarcation which...