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I have not been honored with any Letters from you since my last of the 10 January, dispatched in Original & Duplicate. On the 28 ulto. our Governor communicated to me the decree passed by this Government on the 19 Feby. of which a copy goes enclos’d, as also of my; answer, wherein you will observe I have made a point to alone accuse it’s receit, and mention that I would make it Known to you;...
John Duffy of the County of Alexandria who now stands committed to the Jail of that County was tried and convicted at the last term in the month of December for keeping a disorderly house, for the fine then imposed he then was committed and has ever since remained in Jail. I know not the man or his situation in life, the witnesses on the trial were respectable persons, they deposed that he was...
I received in due course your letter of the 24th. ultimo with $137.56 and supposed after you had arranged the small amount paid for duties &ca. you would remit the remaining sum. But by a letter received this day from the President, I am persuaded my accounts transmitted the 7th. ultimo were not sufficiently explicit, as he says—“for the wines from Marseilles via Halifax Mr. Madison remitted...
I yesterday received your much esteemed favor of the 24th, and lost not a moment in ascertaining what could be done to relieve you from your present embarrassed situation. It is not I trust necessary for me to inform you, that I am always much averse to making professions of friendship, and of a desire to serve those I esteem—My character and disposition I hope being in some degree known to...
Mr. James M. Bradford, the Editor of the Orleans Gazette proposing to visit Washington, and having expressed a desire to pay his respects in Person to the President of the United States, I have taken the liberty to introduce him to your Acquaintance; his pursuits have led him to a knowledge of the Territory, and you will find him possessed of much local Information. Mr. Bradford’s political...
Martin Wanscher writes to me for 40. Dollars. there will then remain due to him about 90. or 100. D. which he will be drawing for from time to time. the demand of his balance having been expected to have laid over till the spring, will be an addition to my last estimate . I am to inclose the money to him in Alexandria, so that I suppose it should be in bills of that bank or the Washington. I...
6 December 1804, “Barnys Hotel District of Columbia.” “I waited several Times this day at the Office of State to know your further pleasure not less than to perform the due Homage of my Respects and to acquaint you that I leave this place tomorrow morning early for New York where I will remain untill further Notices from you which permit me to say I hope will not be many days and from whence I...
Ingraham’s case for carrying on the slave trade. 1801. Feb. action of q.t. institd. by J. W. Leonard Nov. verdict & jdmt for 14,000 D. & costs. does not appear that any term of imprismt entered into the quantum of punmt adjudged. act of 1794. c.11. §.4. inflicts 200. D. for every slave, by qui tam. 1800. c.51. respects slave trade betw. foreign ports, or in forn. vesls. the conviction then has...
I beg leave to have the honour of claiming your refference to the Copy of my last Communication herewith No. 65 under 30: Ulto: & to add on the Subject of the Schooner Philada. Packett, & that by the Register of the Vessel, the Master is called Nathaniel Noyes, & not Norris as reported at the health office. This I obtaind thro the information of a freend, but could get no other Particulars; He...
Agreeably to your desire communicated to me by Mr. Wagner, I have Sat down to collect & put together in the form of Notes, the facts which had struck me in the course of my reading as throwing light on the history & motives of the British prohibition of the Trade of neutrals with the Colonies of her Enemies. The Subject being very interesting has grown upon me, & this interest, added to an...
I nominate Daniel Symmes of Ohio to be Register of the land-office at Cincinnati Samuel Gwathney of Indiana to be Register of the land-office at Jeffersonville in Indiana. Thomas G. Gibson of Ohio to be Register of the land office at Canton in Ohio. Edmund H. Taylor heretofore (and perhaps yet) of Kentuckey to be Reciever of public monies at Jeffersonville. John Sloane of Ohio to be Reciever...
I had the honour of writing you on the 1st. 2d. & 3d inst., by the Ship Philadelphia and Brig Betsey from Antwerp. The Ministers plenipotentiary of the United States near this Government having honoured me with the appointment of Commissioner under the late Convention with france, I left Antwerp on the 29th. Ultimo. and my Powers with my Secretary Mr. John Robertson a Native of Gravelines who,...
Last Evening I was honor’d with The Presidents favor of the 6th. inst— The business therein alluded to has this morning been transacted, agreeably to direction, & perfectly consonant with former usage—In this stage of business, after the Entries have been made, the insertion of names is unnecessary—It was only requisite to Credit the U.S with $22.50—for Duties received, & to endorse the Rect....
28 March 1805, Darien . “Under date of the 20th. of Novr. last I took the liberty of addressing you, from New York. & of forwarding to you, Original Documents, together with their translations. in an important Case; on which I am Compeled to Appeal to the Supreme Council of Madrid for Justice. I suplicated you, to be pleased, to deposit in the office of your department, the Translations, and...
I hope you will pardon this Address, in which I lay open my circumstances, situation &c.; when you consider that no person, in the United States, has more power or influence than yourself, to succour depressed merit, & rise up the wretched. Many addresses have I made to relations in affluence many of whom have became so by the prop erty of my deceased Father unjustly acquired; but their hearts...
I have the Honor to acknowledge the Receipt of Your Letter of the 18th. of August with its Enclosures extending in some Degree my Powers on the Subject of the Maryland Claim in this Country. As this Letter came to Hand only on Yesterday it will not be expected that I should at this Moment be in a Situation to determine whether the additional Discretion which it confides to me can be made the...
I do myself the honor of transmitting inclosed the usual List of those American Ships, which pass’d the sound since the beginning of the Year until the end of June. It evinces that the American trade to this place has been of some importance, and the Adventurers have met with a better market here, than at any other place of the North of Europe. This circumstance is to be attributed to the want...
Instead of delivering a speech to the House of Congress, at the opening of the present session, the President has thought fit to transmit a Message . Whether this has proceeded from pride or from humility, from a temperate love of reform, or from a wild spirit of innovation, is submitted to the conjectures of the curious. A single observation shall be indulged—since all agree, that he is...
Your last letter not already acknowledged is that of August 2d continued on August 30th. The Senate having resumed at the present Session the Convention with Spain, postponed at the last, have thought proper to ratify it; and the President has completed the act on the part of the United States. The instrument is now returned to you with these sanctions, in order to be exchanged for the...
I have been solicited by several respectable gentlemen to avail myself of the very little knowledge which your Excellency can be supposed to retain of me , to recommend Mr. Mathw. L. Davis for the Office of Naval Officer of this port. The respect which I owe to these Gentlemen urges me to trouble your Excellency with this rather unwarrantable Letter— Mr. Davis is one of those active Citizens,...
Having engag’d a Mill Wright to build me a Mill on McCombs patent plan, of which I presume a Model is lodg’d in the Archives of the general Government, & being apprehensive the undertaker is not thoroughly acquainted with the principles of it obliges me to lay myself under the disagreeable necessity of making application to a friend to endeavour to procure the plan for me. I have no...
Hoping that a post note on Norfolk will be cash in Richmond, I enclose one for $300, instead of committing bank notes to the mail. Nothing has occurred since you left us worth detailing to you. We are still uninformed of the precise circumstances which have detained Mr. Rose on board the frigate. There is a report that he will either pass up the bay to Annapolis, or possibly engage a vessel to...
I have the Honor of transmitting herewith as early as possible, the five blank brevet Commissions required by your letter of the 16th inst.—and of informing you that the Secretary of War before leaving Washington, ordered that any communication from the Office to him, should be directed to the Post office at Gardiner in the District of Maine. With the highest consideration and respect I am Sir...
For Commissioners of Bankruptcy in the City of New York Mercantile Characters John Broome—Candidate for member of Congress—former President of the Chamber of Commerce—a very respectable man— William Edgar—a man of large property & fair character—late a member of our State Convention Solomon Townsend —a man of property—an invariable republican and old Citizen Law Characters Jonathan Persee...
I have the pleasure to inclose for communication to the society observations made on a lunar eclipse at the Observatory of Philadelphia on the 21st of Sep. last by messrs. Patterson & Ellicot. Also some extracts from a letter I recieved from mr Dunbar of the Natchez with Meteorological observations for the year 1800. made there by him, and remarks on the soil, climate & productions of the...
Perceiving by the detail of Public Affairs that a Bridge is contemplated by the Government, whereby the Counties of Washington & Alexandria shall be united, & other objects of National moment effected. I have done myself the honour to address your Excellency on this subject, & beg leave to propose for your consideration whether the ground immediately below the spot intended for the University...
Note of Expences attending Two cases china recd. from Nantes pr Ship Richard Cap Rogers for a/ c of James Madison Esqr. Secretary of State Washington City vizt: 1806 Novemr. 15 To freight from Nantes as pr Bill of lading $ 15: 45 " Carting from Vessel to the store " 37 1/2 " Duties on the amt: £3125.12.5 Tons cost 158. 5.8
When Doctor Dickson our Representative was on his return from Congress he gave me reason to expect that Copies of those papers or books in your office, which had respect to the titles of land in this state would be forwarded on here as soon as convenient. Permit me again to remind you that such Copies particularly those of the entries in Carter’s office will be very beneficial to many of the...
I now inclose you a warrant for 10,000 D. the post coming twice a week will enable you to apply whenever money is wanting, by letter to me, only taking care to write a week before it is wanting. if the difficulties arising in the law suits of the city can be got over till the Attorney general & myself return to the city, they shall be the subject of consultation to see what can be done. the...
The H. of R. refused approprn’s for the Convention with the Cherokees made at Washn. the Chickasaw treaty the last Piankesha treaty for the country between the Vincennes & Kaskaskia country DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
It is sometime past since I did myself the honour of addressing you in favor of Mr. Harry Toulmin , the present Secretary of State for Kentucky, soliciting his appointment to some respectable Office in one of the newly erected Territories, either in Louisiana or on the Lakes. At that time I had no expectation of troubling you again on the same subject, for I then said of Mr. Toulmin, what in...
I offer you my sincere condolances on the melancholy loss which has detained you at home: and am entirely sensible of the necessities it will have imposed on you for further delay. mr Lincoln has undertaken the duties of your office per interim, and will continue till you can come. Genl. Dearborn is in the War department. mr Gallatin, though unappointed, has staid till now to give us the...
As I thought you might probably Misunderstand one Cartain C Sentence in the other letter that I Am or I sent to you—I have thought good to send this Also and pray you to have this joind to the other by your influence I remain your Humble servant MHi : Coolidge Collection. What Goeth into the Mouth Defiles not the Man the Garden of paradice is the Earth Eastward and Westward at this Day. the...
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26 January 1805, New Orleans. “I enclose you the third number of the Public Accuser. You will see the Gall of my Enemies, and the zeal with which they embrace every occurrence to annoy my feelings. I feel as if I was trespassing upon your important duties, in Soliciting your attention for one moment to News-paper Publications. But when you perceive the malignity of my opponents, I trust you...
I now take the liberty of informing you that we have in this place but one Commissioner for Bankrupts Mr. Richd E. Lee having been elected to represent the Borough of Norfolk in the legislature is under the necessity of given up his commission or vacating his seat the former of which he prefers, and also of recommending for Commissioners Messrs Richard Henry Lee and John E Holt —Mr. Lee is a...
Having remained nearly two years, without any answer whatsoever , to proposals, which at two different periods I made, and which were transmitted to you, by your brother Coll: W. S. Smith, for the settlement of your note for $2000 and interest due me. I some time since had concluded, that my only resource would be to measures of a more decisive nature—But considering the relation in which I...
The Constitution of the State of Ohio requiring that a man to be eligible to the Legislature should not hold any office under the United States, and the election taking place on Tuesday next, Colo. Worthington who is a candidate has been obliged to resign his two offices. He wishes the resignation may be accepted on Monday . Mr Ellicot claims compensation for the service mentioned in the...
§ From Sylvanus Bourne. 18 August 1805, Amsterdam . “We are at present quite in consternation here on account of the proceedings of the British Govt towards our flag as it appears they have ordered their Cruisers to take into their ports all Amn. vessells bound to the ports of France Spain or Holland laden with Colonial produce—& (as I was led to suppose) in order only to ascertain whether...
The necessity of an early answer to the inclosed letters from Governor Harrison induced me to send him one prior to my consulting you on the subject, a copy of Which I herewith transmit, and on a further consideration of the subject I have taken measures for forwarding by a Gentleman who sets out this day for Kentucky, some Medals , and fifteen hundred dollars in silver —the money to be...
I have recieved your letter of Oct. 26. covering the accounts between us, and I see with extreme regret that mr Lilly has not settled them. I had before authorised him to settle that of 1804. and the one of 1805. which you delivered me when I was last at home. I immediately delivered him & he promised to settle the whole together. I regret he did not the more, because they come upon me here...
Je ne puis—des Ouvrages, que Vous ordonnez par votre Lettre du 15—recue hier soir—Savoir:  A) Miltons, paradise lost p. Barrois. Gibbons—decline of the Rom. Empir—edit. de Basle. Lucrece } de Lagrange Seneque  B) Oeuvres de Moliére— } in 18 format. de Racine de Corneille Anacharsis de Barthelemy. Vous fournir pour çe Moment, que les 4 derniers Sub Lit. B. Ayant de çeux Sub Lit. A—des deux pre...
To our Great and Good Friend, His Royal Highness the Prince Regent of Portugal and the two Algarves, on this side and on that of the sea, in Africa of Guinea, and of the conquest, Navigation and Commerce of Æthiopia, Arabia, Persia and of India &ca. I have received with the deepest concern the letter of your Royal Highness, dated on the 12th of June last, wherein you announce to me the decease...
Le General Wilkinson m’avoit sur ma demande accordè un ordre au Comandant militaire a Natchitoches—parcequ’il n’y a pas le moindre logement—de me fournir pour le premier pied a terre une barraque militaire—non occupeè en çe moment—jusqu’a çe, que j’aurois pû faire construire les Maisonettes definitivement necessaires pour la factorie. C’etoit au Moment ou j’allois recevoir sa lettre et partir,...
Being informed from unquestionable authority that William Savage Esquire, Agent for the United States, in the Island of Jamaica has resigned his appointment, and from the Great Mercantile intercourse between the United States and that Island, the residence of a Consul or Agent there is highly necessary. We therefore beg leave, from the Knowledge we have, of the abilities & Integrity of Hugh...
23 March 1802, Treasury Department. “Enclos’d I have the Honor to transmit for your Information, the duplicate of a Letter from Messrs. Bird, Savage & Bird, Bankers of the United States, at London, dated January 13th. 1802—as also duplicates of the Accounts therein referr’d to.” RC ( DLC : Gallatin Papers). 1 p.; in a clerk’s hand, signed by Gallatin. Enclosures not found, but for a letter to...
A counter post to Kingston if it can be made sufficiently safe, seems to be a natural provision for the case. But ought not the State of N. Y. to turn its attention to such a call from its exposed Citizens, & to co-operate at least in arming them? Few States are probably more able to do it. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Permitame V.E qe por la Ultima ves, le moleste lleno de Sentimientos; y represente mi desgracia pues no tan Solamente, he venido á este Pais, para Sufrir persecusiones de sus Naturales, sino es de mi paisanos El Cavallero de Irujo á cuyo favor tengo dicho, y hecho lo qe V.E mismo save, y lo qe el tienpo declará, despues de Aver sido Reelecto, me ha reconpensado en perseguir mis pasos, en los...
The inclosed paragraphs will manefist to you that the Marquis Yrujo has receivd from his sovereign a confirmation of his appointment, as minister of spain near the U.S.; tho no official accounts have been seen as yet: but this measure may be only a regular and natural proseeding of the spanish Court in favour of the personal honor of their minister and by his humble requests without any...
I have been informed that you have appointed or are about to appoint Pierpoint Edwards Esqre. of Connecticut, Minister from the United States to the Court of Spain.—I have Reason to beleive that it would be agreeable to him that Thomas Lloyd Halsey Junr Esq. of this Town should accompany him as Secretary of the Embassy;—and being well acquainted with Mr. Halsey, I hope not to be considered as...