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The Book forwarded herewith was sent to me at Cowes when on the Eve of my departure or I would have transmitted it to you by a less circuitous Route: the want of a fit opportunity to convey it hence ’till the present time has likewise occasioned the detention of the inclosed letter which was written shortly after my arrival. I beg leave again to offer my sincere wishes that your retirement may...
My absence from America at the time when the United Voice of our fellow citizens testified their gratitude for your past services, & their regret that they were about to be deprived of a Chief Magistrate so deservedly the object of their approbation & affection will I hope apologize for intruding my individual assent to these sentiments, and permit me without impropriety to indulge myself in...
I have the honor of forwarding herewith two parcels addressed to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences at Cambridge & a letter addressed to yourself as President of that Society, which were committed to my charge by Count Rumford. A duplicate of the letter and one other parcel are sent by a different conveyance.With my best wishes for the prosperity of that valuable institution & for your...
In my letter of the 7th of May I took the liberty of assigning my reasons for postponing for the present to make the overtures, authorized by your favor of the 5th of March, to the imperial Minister as I then entertained some hope that this Government might be induced to interfere in behalf of M. La Fayette. this hope was not quite extinguished till the begining of this month, and I was...
Your several favors of the 20th & 20th of February & 5th of March were delivered to me a few days ago by the Captain of the Ship Favorite; the letters which accompanied them have been forwarded in the manner you pointed out; & the printed notification shall be used in conformity to your desire. Be pleased, Sir to receive my best acknowledgements for the very friendly mode in which you...
The Chevalier de Irujo Minister Plenipotentiary from his Catholic Majesty to the United States purposing to embark for Norfolk I avail myself of the opportunity of inclosing to you a duplicate of my letter of the 16th. of the last Month, the original having been sent by a more circuitous route. Nothing new has occurred here since that date except the certainty of the war being to be continued...
Your favor of the 8th. of September last reached London when I was on my return from Spain to England by which means I did not receive it till after my arrival in this Country: the letters inclosed for Mrs. Church and Mr. Mazzei were forwarded by Mr. Deas previous to my return. You will receive herewith a letter from the hereditary Prince of Parma who married, during my residence in Spain, a...
The situation of my family and the attention necessary to my other domestic concerns requiring my return home, I take the liberty of requesting the favor that you will direct my letters of recall to be expedited so as to reach England by the middle of the month of June next, unless you should intend to recall me at an earlier period. Before that time arrives I shall have served four years in...
I arrived at this Metropolis on the 28th of the last month but finding that the Court were still at Aranjuez I proceeded to that place: their residence there however was so short after my arrival, that I could do no more than obtain an introduction to the Duke de la Alcudia. I returned to Madrid on the 2d of July where the Court remained only ten days; of course every thing was in a kind of...
An Incident has occurred which having no Connexion with my Mission does not form a part of my Letter to the Secretary of State but as I conceive you ought to be apprized of it I take the liberty of informing you that I am given to understand by a letter from Mr Monroe that he was instructed to declare to the Government of France that no power was given to Mr Jay to treat on commerce with this...