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I thank the Lord for a clear sky and bright day to hear the answer of our good Father, The President of the United States— Brother, The four Angels have directed that all the lands which have been reserved for the use of your red children, should be secured to them for their comfort so long as the sun shall shine, and this they desire may be done, by giving them separate deeds for each tract...
Strongly impressed with the sentiment that the Great Spirit is displeased with his red children for the little attention which they have paid to the preservation of their lands And having received reiterated assurances from the Government of the United States, that every injury on representation should be redressed, I beg leave to state to our good father the President, that Mr Morris in...
The Great Spirit looks down on me this day, and expects that I shall take measures to secure all the reservations to which your red children are entitled. My anxiety on this subject is encreased by a knowledge I have of the will of the Great Spirit above us all. He expects if from me, and faithfulness to him and to my red brethren compel me to be importunate in urging a completion of this very...
I thank the Lord that the day has arrived when we can settle all our business, and I thank you for the friendly manner in which it has been conducted thus far— Brother, I wish to communicate to you that our whole Nation great and small were much pleased that we were willing to come forward to our father the President, and to consult measures for the greater security and comfort of the Nation....
It was with a considerable degree of pleasure that I learned lately, you were benevolently endeavouring to turn the Legislative attention towards the situation of the Citizens of the United States in the Town of New-Orleans. altho not much inclined to prefer warm, to temperate Climates, yet in case there are any regulations formed for that Port, I would be very happy to offer my services as a...
Wishing to send two copies of my book to France, I conceived it would be proper to transmit them through the hands of Mr. Pichon, the French Resident here: Yet, not having the honor of any acquaintance with that Gentleman—and it being very uncertain whether the bearer of this (Mr. Peter Shindel, my next-door Neighbour,) will have an opportunity of calling on him,—I pray, Sir, that you will do...
The Memorial of Elizabeth Chester Most humbly Sheweth That Your Memorialist’s Husband Samuel Chester formerly a Recruiting Officer last American War, during which time he had Enlisted 7,500 Men for the service of the United States and learned them their Exercise, and he has been Dead about 5 Months left me destitute of house or home, as he had nothing himself and Your Memorialist has been...
Nothing but the present disagreeable necessity, compels me to trouble you with this letter, not Knowing who so well to apply to; I have been traveling to the western Country, & the Northward, and have got this far on my way home. (Goochland Cty.) and am under the necessity of saying, I am without money or friends in this place, having the misfortune to have one hundred dollars stolen out of my...
My friend Dr. A. Alexander of the town of New Castle will deliver you this letter. He has long & faithfully served us in our State legislature & has never even during the storm veered a single point from the steady cause of Republicanism. He has also been once our candidate for Governor & twice for Representative to congress. You will receive from him satisfactory information of the State of...
Your two favours of the 10, continued on the 12th Decr., and of the 31 of the same Month, have been duly received, as were the two of preceding dates written on your arrival at Nantz and L’Orient. We are anxious to know the result of your communications with the French Government on the subject of restitutions, both as to the rules by which they are to be settled, and the prospect of their...
16 March 1802, Marseilles. Informed JM in his last dispatch on 29 Sept. that the bond required of him as U.S. commercial agent had been sent to Felix Imbert of Philadelphia; assumes Imbert will have forwarded it to JM. Has received JM’s circular of 1 Aug. 1801 and will “follow your directions accordingly.” Has given the local health office a certified copy “of the paragraph of your Said...
16 March 1802, New York. “I have now the honor to enclose, duly executed, one of the Bonds forwarded from your Department, having retained the other agreeably to your instructions.” RC ( DNA : RG 59, CD , Hamburg, vol. 1). 1 p. Enclosure not found. A full transcription of this document has been added to the digital edition.
16 March 1802, Charleston. “I take the liberty of introducing to your notice, a friend of mine, Mr. Read. He has some business at the seat of Government which I have had no opportunity of judging of, but if you should find it convenient & proper to render him any services, I can only say I shall be very grateful for them.” RC ( DLC ). 1 p.
16 March 1802, Philadelphia. Having left Baltimore because of the precarious state of his health, has received at Philadelphia JM’s letter [not found] returning his consular bond because it was not signed in the presence of witnesses; regrets the omission and will send his son to take care of it. The enclosed letter exposes the fraud perpetrated by Captain Nelson in Cadiz. Notes that Juan...
16 March 1802, Philadelphia. States that he was ready to embark but finds himself detained because his bailsman in the Israel case, Mr. Price, wants to be relieved of the commitment. Asks JM to protect him from his persecutors; believes he cannot stay in the U.S. without risk to his life. Has seen Dallas, who said that his opinion would have been different if he had seen the new documents...
By my last Respects of the 29th. September, I had the honour of advising you, I had Sent to Mr. Felix Imbert Mercht. of Philadelphia the Blank Bound, which the law required to be executed on my Entering upon the office of Commercial Agent of the United States in this place; I doubt not that he will have forwarded the same to you, filled in the Regular form, as he has acknowledged me it’s...
I have now the honor to enclose, duly executed, one of the Bonds forwarded from your Department, having retained the other agreeably to your instructions. I am, very respectfully, Sir, Your obedient Servant The preceding is the full transcription of a document that was previously abstracted in The Papers of James Madison , Secretary of State series. The original abstract contains additional...
Your’s of the 10th. is recieved, and I have desired mr Barnes to credit mr Short 130. D. as recieved from you, and to place them to my account: so I must desire you to debit mr Barnes & credit me the same sum, to save the risk of actual remittance. it will serve to cover my current calls with you.—I must get the favor of you to send a hogshead of molasses for me to Monticello before the season...
Your favor of Dec. 26. was recieved the 5th. inst. and one of a later date to the Secretary of state has been communicated to me. the present is intended as a commentary on my letter to you of Aug. 28. when I wrote that letter I did not harbour a doubt that the disposition on that side the water was as cordial, as I knew our’s to be. I thought it important that the agents between us should be...
Philadelphia, 16 Mch. 1802. Acknowledging with gratitude the $590 payment for wines, he offers to obtain more wine from Spain whenever TJ may desire. As he prepares to embark for Cadiz on the Patapsco , his bailsman in the lawsuit instigated by Joseph Israel wishes to be released from that obligation. Israel, lacking evidence to support his suit, is dragging out the case by seeking to obtain...
Le Soussigné, par Suite de la confiance entiere qu’il n’a cessé de mettre dans Ses rapports avec le Gouvernement des Etats Unis, S’est empressé hier de donner, à Monsieur le Sécrétaire d’Etat, communication des dépêches qui lui ont été adressées conjointement par les commandans des forces de terre et de mer de la République Française récemment arrivées dans la colonie de St. Domingue. Ces...
With your passion for chess, I think I shall very easily stand excused for taking the liberty of informing you that on my arrival at this place I found the proposed publication of Phillidor’s games was entirely suspended on account of the want of subscribers, the requisite number being calculated at 150 or 200, while in this city there are not more than forty or fifty names yet put down. My...
17 March 1802, Havana. Refers to his letter of 20 Jan. informing JM that the admission of U.S. vessels to Cuba “had become reduced to a System of tedious & expensive negotiation.” Since then, two groups of nearly fifty American ships each have been admitted on payment of 6 percent on the amount of the invoices of their cargoes. Losses to the ships have resulted not only from this charge but...
My last address was of the 20. Jany. in which I informed you of the precarious tenure under which the remnant of our Trade to this island was held—that the admission of our Vessels had become reduced to a System of tedious & expensive negotiation. Those which were then in waiting for a further decree were afterwards joined by others ’till they amounted to near the number of Fifty; which were...
To Conyatauyou, or Handsome Lake a Seneca Chief. Brother, Your good father the President of the United States having seen your talk of yesterday directs me to assure you, that his ears are ever open to the just complaints of his red children and his heart ever disposed to afford them releif— Brother, It is much regretted by your father the President that the Deeds securing to you the lands...
To all to whome these presents shall come , Greeting. Whereas it has been represented by some of the Chief-men of the Seneca and Onondago Nations of Indians that they are entitled to certain reserved Tracts of lands lying on the Cartaragus Creek, and on or near the Allegany, and which has been surveyed, laid off, and the lines regularly run, and distinctly understood; but that they are not in...
It is with real diffidence that I shall enter upon the duties of Atty Genl of the US should future events induce you to wish it. Highly sensible of the Honor you did me in proposing it I explained to you the true grounds of my fears upon the subject. I shall industriously endeavour to remove them, in these endeavours I indulge myself with the hope of your friendly advice and assistance With...
When your Letter of the 10th Instant reached this place I was in Richmond attending the court of Chancery. it was sent forward, but did not get to Richmond untill I had left that place: the consequence of which has been that I did not Receive it untill to Day; let this my dear Sir, be my apology for an apparent neglect. I will give entire attention to Mr Shorts Interest in the Case you mention...
I wrote to you while Mr Dawson was here that I would wait the arrival of the Frigate that was to bring Mr Livingston , and return by it to America, in preference to the Maryland which you offered me; but the frigate being ordered to the Mediterranean prevented me that opportunity. As it is now Peace, though the definitive Treaty is not yet signed, I shall sett off by the first opportunity from...
At the request of my father Mr: John Adams, I take the liberty, through you, to present the volumes, herewith Sent, to the Philosophical Society of Philadelphia. It is believed, that the first volume of this work, has already been presented, by the Author, to the Society; if so, the Sett will now be complete. I am, Sir, respectfully / Your most obed: hble Servt PPAmP .
Princeton [ New Jersey ] March 18, 1802 . Introduces his son, John Witherspoon Smith, who plans to practice law in New York City. ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. Smith, a Presbyterian clergyman, had a pastorate in western Virginia in the seventeen-seventies, taught at the College of New Jersey from 1779 to 1795, and served as president of the college from 1795 to 1812. By 1803 John...
18 March 1802, Department of State. “I have the pleasure to inclose you a Commission as Commercial Agent of the United States for the port of Dunkirk in France, issued in consequence of the Senate’s confirmation of your appointment, and request the renewal of your Official bond, for which purpose a blank is also inclosed.” RC ( SSSPL ). 1 p.; in a clerk’s hand, signed by JM. Enclosures not...
18 March 1802, Amsterdam. Transmits the latest issues of the Leiden Gazette . Although many months have passed since the signing of peace preliminaries between France and Great Britain, no final arrangement has been made and the state of suspense is prejudicial to commerce. British government has ordered a “respectable fleet” to sea; this has created alarm as to the prospects for the...
18 March 1802, Tunis. Adds to what he wrote in the enclosed letter to Rufus King that on arriving in Tunis, he found Hamet Pasha “yielding to his brother’s instances and on the point of departing for Derne a Province of Tripoli, the Government of which is promised him.” Has refused Hamet’s request for a passport and “told him very candidly that if he departed we must consider him in the light...
18 March 1802, Trieste. Notes that his last letter of 29 Dec. 1801 was sent shortly after his arrival in Trieste; since then he has received JM’s circular letter and will pay careful attention to its instructions. Observes that the information he can obtain on commerce “will seldom be accurate especially in a port like this, no duties being payable little attention is paid to entries.”...
18 March 1802, Washington. “As I am fully convinced that acting only as agent agreeable to power of Attorney for an Individual, and not in any publick Capacity I have no Claim to any determination from, or right to make any direct application to the Executive, and less in consequence of the obliging informations you have both in writing and Verbell given me; which is, that when the Court of...
I here transmit in course the last numbers of the Leyden Gazette. Altho’ many months have passed since the preliminaries of peace were signed between F. E we are yet waiting for the final arrangment of this important buisness; which leaves us in a State of suspense painfull to the mind & extremely prejudicial to the general Interests of Commerce. Some persons are of opinion that we are not yet...
In addition to what I wrote Mr. King Copy herewith, I have only to add here that on arriving at Tunis, I find Sidi Mahomet Bashaw yielding to his brother’s instances and on the point of departing for Derne a Province of Tripoli, the Government of which is promised him, for which purpose he begged my Passport. I not only refused it but told him very candidly, that if he departed we must...
My last to You was under date of the 29 Decr. 1801 a few days after my arrivall in this City, since which I have received a duplicate of Your circular to the Consuls and Agents of the United States, and duly note the contents. The instructions and recommendations therein contained will receive my most Unremitted attention To facilitate the wishe s of the Goverment and promote the intrests of...
Permit me to lay before you the enclosed Certificate. The restoration of the Judiciary System, to that state in which it stood before the Act, lately repealed, was passed, necessarily occasions the State of pennsylvania to become again, an entire judicial district, and, of consequence, that the Office of one of the present Marshalls, must be discontinued. Mr: Smith , reasonably supposes, that...
I recieved last night your friendly letter of the 12th. which shall be answered the first practicable moment. in the mean time I send you Latude which I happen to have here. affectionate salutations. RC (Swann Auction Catalogue, sale 2058, New York, 2005); address clipped: “Doctr. Benjamin [Rush]”; franked and postmarked.
I do myself the honor to send to you a speech delivered upon the subject of the Judiciary when lately under the consideration of the House of Representatives and beg you, to be assured of the very high Consideration / with which I have the honor to be / Sir / your very obt. Servt. MHi : Adams Papers.
Having received from you by the hands of your Son, the very acceptable Donation of the 2nd & 3d vol of your Defence of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America; which renders the work complete, I am directed by the Society to transmit their thanks for your assistance, in thus advancing the design of their institution. I have the honour to be, / Your obedient servant, MHi...
The President, as a politician, is in one sense particularly unfortunate. He furnishes frequent opportunities of arraying him against himself—of combating his opinions at one period by his opinions at another. Without doubt, a wise and good man may, on proper grounds relinquish an opinion which he has once entertained, and the change may even serve as a proof of candour and integrity. But with...
Mr Steele is anxious to have Mr Marshal’s accounts so far stated as to be enabled to judge whether any further appropriation will be necessary. A statement somewhat similar to that furnished by Mr Kimbal in relation to Mr Pickering’s account would be necessary. The enclosed shows the sums advanced and to whom; but for what purpose &, therefore, under what head of appropriation to be arranged?...
The Physician who attends me having advised me to ride to Baltimore, in the hope of finding an alleviation of my lingering disorder, I propose to commence the journey to morrow afternoon or the next morning. If any thing pressing should require my assistance in the mean while, a letter addressed to me at Baltimore will be certain to find me: and if Mr. Brent or Mr. Pleasonton will do me the...
I take the liberty of introducing to your acquaintance the Bearer Mr. perkins of Boston, who goes to your City in order to represent to Government the Treatment which he & Some of his friends have received from the Spaniards in so. America. His Situation & my own are so exactly alike that the Same Measures will be adopted by us jointly for the Recovery of our property. When you have heard from...
19 March 1802, Tangier. No. 38. Forwards a copy of his dispatch of 20 Feb. Reports that the Essex arrived on 24 Feb. and sailed again on 26 Feb. On 13 Mar. the Batavian sloop of war Daphne arrived “with dispatches from that Government, containing assurances that an Embassy would be sent to Muley Soliman without delay”; the ship went on to Tunis and Algiers “with similar intelligence.” Relates...
19 March 1802, Washington. “For fear I should displease you and do wrong in presenting the Petition to Congress which I had the Honor of sending you Copy of Yesterday—I have stopt same, till you will be pleased to inform me that I do right, and that same is pleasing to you.” RC ( DNA : RG 59, NFC , vol. 1). 1 p.; docketed by Brent.
I have the honour of encloseing with this, copy of my Communications of 20th. February. On the 24th. last Month the Essex Frigate Captain Bainbridge anchored in this Bay. He was supplied with some small Articles of Provision he asked for, as usual duty free, and sailed again the 26th. The 13th. Inst. the Batavian Sloop of War Daphne, arrived here with dispatches from that Government,...