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I am sensible, Sir, in addressing to you personally my letter I am deviating from forms usually observ’d, and from which most assuredly I should not have departed in the present instance, if it were not precisely the intermediate time betwixt the retiring of mr. monroe from the department of State, and your nomination of his successor; I hope therefore, Sir, you will accept this my apology, as...
22 March 1809, Leghorn. The American consul encloses correspondence with Armstrong in Paris related to schooner John , copies of which he has also sent to U.S. consul William Lee at Bordeaux. These papers prove that the John owner violated the Embargo. His appointment must be sent to the new authorities in Leghorn, but even though his accreditation was to the old regime the local prefect has...
I had the honor of writing you on the 25th. and 26th. of November, and also on the 2nd. and 8th. instant. In that of the 2nd. I transmitted you copies of all the vouchers and documents procur’d by me, relating to the Schooner John; of, and belonging to, John Donnell of Baltimore, and which arriv’d in this Port, on the 19th. of August. I now enclose you duplicate copies of the four first...
My last respects were in date of the 2nd. instant, by the way of Bordeaux, and to the care of Mr. Lee. At the same time, I inclos’d you copies of all the testimonies and vouchers relating to the Schooner John of Baltimore, and belonging to Mr. John Donnell of that City. These documents, I trust, will Substantiate in the fullest manner, that the owner of this vessel and cargo has violated the...
On the 19th. of August last, Arriv’d in these roads the Schooner John of Baltimore, James Chayter Master, and belonging to Mr. John Donnell merchant in that city. Immediately on her coming to Anchor, a french guard was plac’d on board, and both vessel and cargo were seiz’d under a measure of general police. On examination of the Captain by two Imperial Commissaries, who well understand our...
I had the honor of addressing you on the 16th. & 22nd. of April: In the former, I stated the cause of the embargo which had been so distressing to our commerce during its continuance, and the Situation of all our vessels then in port. In the latter, I enclos’d a letter for the President which I had been requested to convey thro’ your hands. The Cases of the Ship Jersey, and Brig Violet...
By the brig Thomas Jefferson which will Convey this you will likewise receive my letter in date of the. The inclos’d having been just handed me for t he President, I avail myself of this opportunity, in accord ance with the wishes of the gentleman who has ch arged me with it. This day the Seals have been placed on all Convents and religious houses in Tuscany, and we are in dai ly expectation...
In my respects of the 23.d of March which were convey’d by Capt. Randlet of the Brig Eliza bound for NewYork, I mention’d how unavailing had been all my endeavours until the day previous, to obtain the enlargement of our vessels held under a general embargo; and that as far as I could penetrate the cause at this distance, it had arisen either from a mistake in the interpretation of the order...
On the 19th of January an embargo was laid on all Vessels i n this port, except the french. About 15 days since the spanish vessels were suffer’d to depart, and in the course of the last week the Neapolitans were free to sail. With respect to ours, notwithstanding my repeated applications and remonstrances to the french authorities, I could obtain no other satisfaction, than that such were...
My last respects were in date of the 17th of December, conveying to you at the same time Copy of a circular letter from Naples, Copy of one from C: D: Coxe Consul at Tunis, Notes made at Malta on the trial of thirty american Vessels, and the original letter of Samuel Field to me, of what occur’d on his trial by the Vice Admiralty Court of that island. My two preceding dispatches were on the...