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The news Cirulating in our newspapers relative to The Nefarious Capturing American Vessels. if true will be attended with great losses and Alarm. As no doubt their Corsairs 11 in number 3 of them are large frigates the rest is X decks and other well armed Corsairs. They will range along from Gibralter to Livorn. The whole of the Spanish Coast will be Their randevouse, and after That They will...
I had the honor of receiveing your note last evening, and in reply to the enquiries of Mr. Peale can only give the following notes. the Bears ware taken by an Indian in the Mountains which divide the waters of the large Western Branches of the Rio Del Norte, and some small rivers which discharge themselves into the East side of the Gulf of California; near the Dividing line between the...
Mr. Bibb was yesterday made a Judge of the court of Appeals of Kentucky. The office of district attorney [be]comes consequently vacant. I therefore take the liberty of reminding you of Mr. Isham Talbot of this place whom I recommended for the occupancy of that office last winter. If Colo. [James] Ta not have left the city before this reaches you I beg leave to refer you to him for a knowledge...
I have had the honor of receiving your note in relation to Mr. Tarlton Webb—I will accordingly have his name placed on the roll of applicants—There are no vacancies at present in the corps of midshipmen; but when vacancies shall occur, the application of Mr. Webb shall be respectfully considered. I have the honor to be with great respect sir, yr. mo: ob: st DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
With extreme diffidence good & worthy Sir I presume to approach Your hand in a Matter which perhaps may be for National benefit—the bearer of this Carter Beverley esquire of this County has the most extensive Iron works, as Furnaces Forges &c on the Navigable Waters of James River, the Ore Banks are said to be inexhaustible, and I believe the quality especially of the Bar Iron to be...
I know my long stay from home has an Impudent appearance: but Sir the extraodinary late occurriencies, has been the cause, accompanied with my anxiety to know the result, first of Burrs Trial & then of our misunderstanding or controversy with England. Friendship (more naturally attach’d to adversity than to Power & oppulence) that makes us happy, without it we are wretched. I am by my stay...
I have the honour to inform you of my arrival in the United States by the Schooner Thetis from Genoa. You will no doubt have recieved Some information from General Armstrong regarding the violation that has been Committed upon the American Consulate, and the imprisonment of my person at Genoa by the French Government, the particulars of which I shall have the honour to communicate most...
Captn Baty being detained in consequence of some irregularity in the passports of one of his passengers, which I have this moment, (at 9 p. m.) arranged, affords me the opportunity to acquaint you by him, that General Junot, yesterday formally took possession of the Government, of Portugal in the name of the Emperor, that he is appointed Governor General & Commander in Chief of all Portugal,...
By the Lorenzo, Dill, from Bordeaux, I have received from Mr. Lee, invoice and bill of lading for sundries, P memorandum enclosed. I shall do the needful, and forward them to you, when opportunity offers, with the invoice. Very sincerely your’s DLC : Papers of James Madison.
I had an interview this morning with Mr. Canning at his own request. One object of the interview related to the message of the President of the 27th. of October last, of which a newspaper copy had been received from Mr. Erskine. A call for a copy of this message was expected in parliament; and Mr. Canning wished to be in a situation to produce it. I could not assist him; and I suppose the...
Understanding that Mr Parke has been proposed for preferment to a Judgship in the Indiana Territory we beg leave to offer our testimonials in his favor. We pretend not to judge of his legal acquirements but can vouch for his strength of mind and habit of research which seldom fails of success in legal pursuits of Mr. Parkes political & Moral rectitude we could say all that a length of intimacy...
Inclosed I have the honor to forward you a memorial of a number of the Citizens of the town of Beaufort & of the County of Carteret in its vicinity praying that they may have some portion of the gunboats sent to them, & a battery erected for at the point of the Inlet for the protection of that town and harbour—The laws on the Subject of Gun boats & fortifications having already passed through...
Th Jefferson requests a Consultation with the heads of Departments tomorrow at 11. oclock. CtY .
Your favor of Jan. 21. came too late to be answered by the same post. I approve of the purchase of the property of the three youngest children of mr Henderson: but it is really not in my power to give such a sum as you mention for James Lewis’s property even were it worth it. that is to say I could not spare such a sum of money from more pressing calls. if I recollect rightly he has nothing...
The letter to mr Hackley shall go by a government vessel which sails for Cadiz the 10th. of this month. such a one will sail monthly for Falmouth, Brest, Lisbon & Cadiz during the embargo. this will furnish his friends a regular means of writing to him. Mr. Hackley has nothing to apprehend from mr Meade as the successor to mr. Yznardi. Meade’s intrigues against Yznardi, and his indecent...
Having recieved an official communication of certain orders of the British government against the Maritime rights of Neutrals, bearing date the 11th. of November 1807. I transmit them to Congress, as a further proof of the increasing dangers to our Navigation and Commerce which led to the provident measure of the act of the present session laying an embargo on our own vessels. DNA : RG...
You are a friend to the disturber of the peace, & greatest enemy of the whole world. Your Secretary, Maddison , is with you. When Britain has been so generous & condicending as to send an Envoy extraordinary to settle the case of the Chesepaeck—if you will go to war with Britain, you will be denounced, as the greatest traitor that history has exhibited. We , who live in the Seaports shall be...
In company with this I have the honor to send a copy of my letter to you of the 23d: Ulto., and at foot are annexed two informal copies of letters from his Excellency the Minister of Marine to the maritime Prefect at l’Orient for his Government in the Case of the Caliope, Capt. Taylor, mentioned in my aforesaid Duplicate. These copies were obtained by me in an un official form, & from a...
I have the honor to inclose you transcripts of the arrivals of American Vessels in this port, from the first of July last untill the 31st. day of December inclusive, also of Vessells sailing from this port for the United States with their Cargoes & estimation thereof, all of which is respectfully submitted With perfect consideration I have the Honor to remain Your very obt. Servt. DNA : RG...
Mr. Rose will not fail to do himself the honor of attending Mr. Madison at the Office of State to-morrow (Tuesday) at one o’clock. DNA : RG 59-NFL-Notes from Foreign Legations, Great Britain.
My last respects, under date of the 29th. December, contained, among other enclosures, a convention concluded in favor of Ahmet Caramanli, whereby, the Reigning Bashaw engages to allow him a pension of $3000 per annum, on condition that he shall reside in the Regency of Morocco. The original was forwarded by the way of Malta, a duplicate by that of Tunis, a triplicate via Leghorn and a...
On yesterday I was told by Mr. Desforgues the french Consul, that General Moreau had taken his passage for Charleston, and would sail on the 4th. of this month; But on this morning I have understood, that his voyage is postponed for twenty days. It seems by the Northern papers, that Moreau’s visit hence, has excited some uneasiness, and late private letters from Washington state, that even the...
Tengo la honra de poner en noticia de V.S. que el Comandante General de las Provincias ínternas Dn. Nemesio Salcedo me envía una cuenta muy detallada des los gastos que resultaron de la entrada de la Partída del teniente Píke en los Dominios del Rey mi Amo, à fin de que pida su reembolso à estos Estados. Estos gastos ascienden à 21.635, ps. 5 rs. 7. granos. Entre ellos se vé la partida de 105....
General object of interview explain causes of proclamn. continuance of attack--by seamen detain--officers recalled--ships in harbors doing illegal things Grounds of prelimy. 1. disavol--by Ld. G. due to G. B. even if war meant 2. general assurance & personal conviction Impossible persl. convtn. for means of judging for ourselves see Mr. C. printer’s fist Object of procln.--precaution--not...
The enclosed Document will prove the manner I have acted with Capt. Charles H. Hun t, who has brought me into troubles, as on the Eve of his sailing an order was issued by this Governor to de tain the Vessel & bring her Rudder ashore; not knowing the motives I officiated with his Excellency concern ing them; Capt. Hunt addressed me a petition claiming his property, on which I insisted; and the...
Genl. Allen Proposes to wait on the President on the Subject of the inclosed Confidential Project and to be advised on the Interest of an oppressed Famaly of which he is the Last Surviver at about 12 oClock Tomorrow— DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Benjamin Dearborn’s Respects attend the President, with information that he has brought from Boston a letter addressed to him, accompanied with a pattern for a Cannon-Shot of peculiar construction, devised by Mr. Jacob Welsh, formerly of the U.S. Army, and directed by him to be left with the President.   Mr. D. has also with him some mathematical, and other instruments, of new model, and will...
Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to mr Patterson: he has two watches in the possession of mr Voigt of Philadelphia which have been long waiting for a conveyance. if mr Patterson could give to one or both of them a place in his waistcoat pocket he would much oblige Th:J. they cannot come packed away in baggage, because should a single pin or screw shake out, the whole rattles to pieces in...
I do not know how to write myself but as I am very anxious to write to you I must get Sister Ellen to do it for me I hope that I shall soon be able to do it myself and not to depend upon others I am reading Sandford and Merton every day I get a peice of poetry by heart and write a copy I have not begun arithmetic yet but I hope I soon shall. Virginia and Mary send their love to you adieu my...
I have the honor as Speaker of the House of Representatives for the Territory of Orleans to inclose two resolutions on subjects of serious moment to our interest and trust they will claim your early attention. I have the honor to be Sir With high consideration & Respect Your Most obedt. Servant DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I will not delay a single hour to replie to your Letter of Jan’ry 8th just recived, and to acknowledge the receipt of that of Novbr which ought not to have lain so long unanswerd; Since Mrs Smith has been with me I have not been in the habit of writing, and when once a reluctance to the pen commences, it increases by time with time untill it becomes urksome. I know I ought to have written to...
Abby was indeed very happy to receive a letter from so worthy, beloved, & good an Aunt—& it gives me sincere pleasure to find you were able to take your pen in hand, & convey Instruction & entertainment to your Friend—The long turn of cold weather has been very unfavourable for retiring into a chamber, for any literary pursuit, even at the other end of the room the Ink would freeze The only...
James Madisson reçu pour Cte de Todd 218 63 MdBS .
Th: Jefferson asks the favor of a Consultation with the heads of Departments tomorrow, Monday, at 11. Oclock. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Yours of the 27th. was recieved last night. those of Nov. 25. & Dec. 29. had been recieved in due time. the pressure of business had prevented my acknoleging them. I shall be happy to see you here, and repeat my hope of your taking your daily soup with us when not otherwise engaged.    I have just recieved information that Russia has interdicted to her subjects all intercourse with England,...
As soon as you suppose the frost is over, put the benne seed in the ground, it will grow in almost any soil, and requires little cultivation a small furrow made with a plough or hoe at the distance of 3½ feet to 4—plant it as you would any small garden seed, and cover it about an inch deep, it has few side roots, and those short, and when the plant advances in growth the earth should be drawn...
Estimate of the Number of Gun Boats For New Orleans 16 “ Georgia, South and North Carolina 31 “ Chesapeake and its waters 65 “ Delaware Bay and River } 71 New jersey and New york “ Connecticut and Rhode Island 25 “ Old Massachusetts, New Hampshire
The following Statement exhibits First—A List of Ports and harbors, that, from their importance in a commercial view, and their exposed situation to the attacks of an Enemy require a primary attention, in the event of actual war, with a general description of the existing and contemplated works for the protection of each, together with such estimates of the necessary Expeditures for said...
Yours of the 26th. inst: was yesterday received and this morning I made enquiry into the subject and find that the sum mentioned in the notice is due at all events -- in consequence therefore of your request have paid for you the sum of fifty one dollars sixty two cents being the principal with interest, and for the notice and now inclose you the proper certificate. I took the liberty of...
At this Important Crisis, When Our all is at Stake, It affords Consolation That we have (not to mention Talents) Characters at the Helmn In Whome we may place the Utmost Confidence, men of Tried Patriotism who possess Cool heads & Warm Hearts. The Tamany Society in their excellent Address to the President Spoke the Sentiments of my heart far Better than I Could have expressed them my Self; But...
The Triumph a British ship of War left the waters of the Chesapeak yesterday. I have the honor to be Sir with great respect yr. Obt. Servant DNA : RG 59—ML—Miscellaneous Letters.
I writ to you some time ago for a gallon of Copal varnish and two Doz of brass pulleys, which have not yet come to hand: if you have not forwarded them; Mr Barrey wishes you to add another Gallon of varnish & forward them by the next Stage as he is in great want of the varnish. we have finished the Shutters & Sashes of the Hall Parlour & Dineing room, and are now engaged at the venetion work...
I duly recieved your letter of Oct. 10. covering the resolutions of the French inhabitants of Vincennes, and had hoped that their uneasiness under your supposed want of confidence in them had subsided. but a letter lately recieved from their chairman, covering another copy of the same resolutions induces me to answer them, in order to quiet all further uneasiness. I inclose you my answer,...
The Choctaws being indebted to their merchants beyond what could be discharged by the ordinary proceeds of their huntings, and pressed for paiment, proposed to the US. to cede lands to the amount of their debts, and designated them in two different portions of their country. these designations not at all suiting us were declined. still urged by their creditors, as well as by their own desire...
The posts of Detroit and Mackinac having been originally intended by the governments which established & held them, as mere Depots for commerce with the Indians, very small cessions of land around them were obtained or asked from the Native proprietors, and these posts depended for protection on the strength of their garrisons. the principles of our government leading us to the emploiment of...
I recieved some days ago your letter of Dec. 15. covering a copy of the resolutions of the French inhabitants of Vincennes of Sep. 18. in answer to the Address of Govr. Harrison, who had, in the month of October forwarded me a copy of the same. in his letter inclosing it he assured me that his address to them on the subject of our differences with England was merely monetary, putting them on...
I must beg the favor of you My Dearest Father to forward the enclosed, it is from Jane to her Sister and there is no mode of comunication at present unless through you. I suppose you have heard of the loss of your dam. Mr Randolph begs particularly that you will transmit your orders about the repairs to him he has nothing to do having two overseers to overlook his business and will do the dam...
A consultation is necessary to-day, and as notice could not be given last night, the hour must depend on mr Gallatin’s arrival at his office, he being generally the latest & most uncertain as to his hour. will you be so good as to be within reach at that time? Catalog--Gallery of History.
The Senate having advised and consented to the ratification of the treaty with the Ottoways, Chippeways, Wyandots and Pottewatamies concluded at Detroit on the 17th. day of November last: And also to the treaty concluded with the Choctaws at Pooshapukanuk on the 16th. of November 1805: I now lay them before both houses of Congress for the exercise of their constitutional powers as to the means...
Th: Jefferson returns the inclosed to mr. Tiffin with his thanks for the communication. he cannot foresee what shape Burr’s machinations will take next. if we have war with Spain, he will become a Spanish General. if with England, he will go to Canada and be employed there. internal convulsion may be attempted if no game more hopeful offers, but it will be a difficult one, and the more so as...