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London, 27 Mch. 1791 . Before receipt of TJ’s letters of 17 and 23 Dec. Purdie had told him of Capt. Young’s mistreatment, but at the same time he found Purdie “more violent if possible against Mr. John Brown Cutting, charging him with motives that I was sensible never actuated Mr. Cutting, and making use of threats violent and dishonorable against him.” He tried to get Purdie to return to...
A Person stiling himself the King’s Solicitor, having on the 19 Instant, in company with a Tide Surveyor, and two of his Officers, gone on board the American Brigantine Rachel, Nicholas Duff, Master, now in Portsmouth Harbour, tho’ outward bound to New York, and having affixed what he called an Admiralty Paper on the Main Mast, signed by Thomas Ure, and sundry other of her Crew who had ran...
London, 19 May 1792 . He has received no letters from TJ since writing him the 13th. ulto. via the Mary , Captain Reed. The newspapers carried by Mr. Marshall will reveal the operations of the French and Hungarian armies. The defeat of the former is considered unimportant, “but the unexampled barbarous Massacre of their Commander, makes every one shudder, nay, even the well wishers to their...
Having had occasion to present a Memorial to his Grace the Duke of Leeds, your Lordships Predecessor, in the Month of March last, complaining of the treatment which the American Brigantine Rachel, Nicholas Duff, Master had met with at Portsmouth, from Persons acting under the Authority of his Majesty’s Commissioners of the Customs, and soliciting a Compensation in redress for the same: His...
Your favor of the 13 th came to hand on the 26 th. by which I find that you had not determined on the time of your departure or the Rout you should persue, tho you say you should prefer that by way of England if you are permitted & a Passage in a Neutral Vessell could be obtaind to carry you to your destination; I donot know the propriutory or Impropiutory of your comeing this way, therefore I...
London, 31 Dec. 1791 . Enclosing the quarterly accounts through today of American ships touching in this port. Also enclosed is an account of disbursements for the same quarter which total £61.3.2 when added to those formerly transmitted, “and to which I beg your attention.” RC ( DNA : RG 59, CD ); 1 p.; in clerk’s hand except for signature. Enclosures not found.
On the 14 Ultimo I had the Honor to receive the Commission of Appointment which the President of the United States had conferr’d on me together your letter of the 7 August by Coll. Humphreys; I beg you Sir, to assure the President of the gratitude and high sense I entertain of the distinguished favor conferred on me, and altho I feel myself very inadequate to the execution of the trust imposed...
The foregoing is the Copy of what I had the honor to write you on the 2 Instant, by the two Brothers Capt. Ceely, via New York, and to which I beg reference; nothing of any material consequence has since occurred; the Armaments going on as before described. The arrival of six Cherokee Indians engrosses public speculation and various are the conjectures, but the most probable is that their...
On the 19 Instant, Charles Calvil, Carpenter, of the Dolphin, Captn. Richard O’brian, belonging to Messrs. Allens of Philadelphia, who was Captured on her Passage from St. Ubes to America on the 30 July 1785, and carried into Algiers on the 16 August in the same Year, call’d on me; He tells me that he was liberated by Subscription obtained by the British Consul in July last, that when he left...
My last was on the 1st December by the British Packet; since then, I have deferred writing you for several reasons; the first, I was anxious to have the power to say, whether this Court really meant to send out Mr. Elliott or not; but I am still in the same state of suspense, the Minister, not denying, or confirming the report. The second reason, was my wish to make trial of the conduct of the...