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Letter not found. 1 January 1803. No. 12. Mentioned in Erving to JM, 30 Apr. 1803 . Discusses several points relating to U.S. claims cases and gives assurances of the successful progress and probable speedy termination of the business.
1 January 1805, London. No. 47. “I have the honor to transmit to you a List [not found] of the Vessels which have entered at this Port from the 1st. of July to 31st. December 1804 with other particulars respecting the same.” RC ( DNA : RG 59, CD , London, vol. 9). 1 p.; in a clerk’s hand, signed by Erving; marked “Duplicate”; docketed by Wagner as received in Erving’s 8 Feb. 1805 dispatch (ibid.).
I have the honor to inclose Copy of a Letter which I yesterday received from our Consul at Lisbon. I am Sir with perfect Respect Your very Obt. St. The preceding is the full transcription of a document that was previously abstracted in The Papers of James Madison , Secretary of State series. The original abstract contains additional annotation and source information. Go to the original abstract
I hasten to transmit to you copy of a Circular letter Received from our Consul General at Algiers, & dated the 16th. & 17th. Inst., which communicates the agreeable intelligence of an arrangement which he has made with that Regency. I have the honor to be, Sir, With the most perfect Respect & Consideration, Your very obt. Servant, DNA : RG 59--DD-Diplomatic Despatches, Spain.
26 July 1803, London . Forwards the enclosed letters at the request of John M. Forbes, U.S. consul at Hamburg. RC and enclosures ( DNA : RG 59, CD , London, vol. 8). RC 1 p.; docketed by Wagner as received 26 Sept. For descriptions of the enclosed letters (7 pp.; docketed by Wagner), see Forbes to JM, 13 June 1803 , and n. 1. A full transcription of this document has been added to the digital...
Lest you may not receive it by any mo re Early conveyance I lose no tim e in forwarding the inclosed Copy of a decree issued by the French government on the 20th instant & wh ich I have just received from Paris. I have the honor to be Sir with great Respect your very obt. St. The preceding is the full transcription of a document that was previously abstracted in The Papers of James Madison ,...
At the Request of J. Forbes o ur Consul at Hamburgh I forward the inclosed. With perfect Respect Your very obt. St. The preceding is the full transcription of a document that was previously abstracted in The Papers of James Madison , Secretary of State series. The original abstract contains additional annotation and source information. Go to the original abstract
In a postscript (dated 8th. Inst.) of my dispatch No. 54, I communicated to you copy of a note dated the 7th., at the moment received from Mr. Cevallos, and containing the protest of this government against a negotiation which it apprehends to be on foot between the french Minister at Washington and our government, relative to the Floridas. I presume this to be a report excited by those who...
31 October 1801, American Consulate, London. No. 4. Dawson’s delayed departure and return to London a second time allow transmission of the enclosed statements. RC and enclosures ( DNA : RG 59, CD , London, vol. 8). RC 1 p.; docketed by Wagner as received 13 Jan. The enclosures include lists of awards made by the Board of Commissioners payable on 5 July 1798 and 1 May 1799 and received by...
I have the honor herewith to transmit copy of a note of yesterday’s date which I have just received from the President ad interim of the Supreme Central Junta, communicating the installation of the same; also my answer of this date. With the most perfect respect & consideration, Sir, Your very obt. Servant. To the above inclosures is added a Gazette Extraordinary, giving a detail of the...
31 March 1804, London. No. 32. “I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of January 18 . instructing me to correspond in future with the Secretary of the Treasury and to pursue his directions respecting all Monies which I have or hereafter may receive on account of the United States, & to settle my official Accounts with him.” Adds in a postscript that he encloses a copy of...
Since the commencement of the present Misunderstanding between this Country & France, our Mariners have been pressed as formerly, and upon the usual application, such of them as have regular Protections, and are not married, or settled in Great Britain, have been discharged. A considerable Portion of those who have left the United States subsequent to the late Peace, are found without American...
7 February 1803, London. No. 13. “I have to communicate to you the very disagreeable intelligence that Messrs: Bird Savage & Bird our Bankers in this City have to-day been obliged to stop payment. I had fortunately nearly balanced the ‘Spoliations’ Account with them on the 31st: December, & had divided amongst the proctors the whole of the fund destined for their payment. My Consular & Seaman...
I have just received from our Consul at Cadiz, a Circular letter of which the enclosed is a Copy; since my last of 29th. July upon this subject no other authentic intelligence has been received here. I have the honor to be with perfect respect Sir, Your very Obed. Servant The preceding is the full transcription of a document that was previously abstracted in The Papers of James Madison ,...
23 April 1805, London . No. 54. “Mr. Purviance’s ill state of health having compelled him to retire for the present into the Country he has transmitted to me your letter of December 24. 1804 with directions to attend to the order for obtaining the Books therein mentioned. “By this conveyance I have sent Lee on Capture<s,> Wicheforts Ambassador and Heriots history of Canada; the cost of these...
I do not write to you at large unofficially by this conveyance, or officially further than seems to be absolutely necessary to the course of business; lest my letters should fall into the hands of the Enemy; not being myself of the persuasion which seems to be general here, and (as I learn) in England, that a co mplete& honorable satisfaction will be made for all is outrages & insults. Nor...
8 June 1804, London. No. 35. “The Vessel Resolution, built at Norwich Register No. 5 Richard Shipley late Master owned by Alphons Dunham & Jonathan Clark of Boston Samuel Ham of Portsmouth and Benjamin Connor of Exeter in New Hampshire arrived here on the 10th. of February from the River La Plata. One of the owners (Ham) now here, has endeavoured to sell this Vessel but on account of the late...
1 November 1801, London. Private No. 3. Hopes papers conveyed by Dawson will provide president with desired information; they show amounts received under the commission and actual government expenses, and they also provide data for an estimate of costs to prosecute remaining claims. Total expenses cannot be ascertained as many cases were handled by private agents, but Erving reckons they will...
All the Consuls have not yet transmitted their Accounts for the last half-year, that of Mr. Fox for the reasons stated in a former letter cannot yet be compleated; and as we have now no Fund for settling the ballances which may be due, I have thought it best to refer them over to the next half year, and no longer to delay sending my Consular, and Seaman Agency Account up to the 31st. of...
1 September 1804, London. No. 41. “I have the honor herewith to transmit a complete report of my transactions as Agent for the relief & protection of seamen from the 11th. of March 1803 when the impressments began here previous to the declaration of the present War between Great Britain & France, up to this date; a Period of about 18 Months. I have endeavoured to make this document as exact as...
30 July 1804, London. No. 40. “I have the honor herewith to inclose a list of ships which have Entered at this port from the 1st of January to the 30th of June [not found]. “I duly received yours of June 26th inclosing a letter for Mr Harris our Consul at Petersburgh which was immediately forwarded via Hambro’.” RC ( DNA : RG 59, CD , London, vol. 9). 1 p.; docketed by Wagner as received 27...
29 October 1803, London . Received from Lewis Le Coulteux “the papers respecting his Claim on this Government,” referred to in JM’s letter to the U.S. minister in London of 16 May. “I as the Agent of Mr: Le Couteulx, drew a memorial (of which I have the honor herewith to inclose a Copy) to the King in Council, & submitted it to the Minister for his approbation.” Believes this was “the most...
9 September 1802, American Consulate, London. Encloses a copy of a letter from the U.S. consul at Tangier “announcing the establishment of peace” between the U.S. and Morocco. Has forwarded “proper notice of this pleasing circumstance” to U.S. consuls in Great Britain, Holland, and Germany. RC and enclosure ( DNA : RG 59, CD , London, vol. 8). RC 1 p. Enclosure (1 p.) is a copy of a circular...
The disappointment of Mr. Dawson as to h is passage, & his consequent return to London a se cond time, Enables me to forward by him the en closed statements; not having expected so immediate and favorable opportunity I have been so mewhat hurried; a further & more minute ex amination may discover some small Errors or omissions. Th ere can be scarcely any such that are important. I hope these...
8 February 1805, London . No. 49. “I had the honor to receive in due course your letter of Novr. 24th. 1804 directing me to make application to the British Admiralty for the discharge of Joseph Trowbridge and inclosing regularly authenticated Documents to prove his Citizenship. “I am sorry to inform you that the ship on board of which he is detained having sailed on a foreign station, their...
I have the satisfaction of inclosing Copy of a letter just Received from our Co nsul at Tangier announcing the establishment of peace between the United Sta tes & his Highness the Emperor of Morrocco. I have forwarded a proper notice of this pleasing circumstance to our consuls in this Country Holland and Germany. I have the honor to be Sir with the most perfect respect Your Very obt. St. The...
Since the date of my Last, the only authentick intelligence which we have received, is that the Emperor is concentrating his force about Madrid; the french troops which were in La Mancha & at Truxillo in Estremadura have been withdrawn; the advanced posts of Infantados Army are at Aranjuez; it is beleived that a partial action has taken place between the french & General Romañas troops, but...
27 June 1804. “Upon the subject of the accompanying Official letter (No 38) I think it a duty to trouble you with one or two observations; I have understood that Messrs McKensie & Glennie who are merchants much connected with Baltimore have been agents for Mr Smith in what is connected with his department in this quarter; considering them in that view, one might have Expected that they woud...
By the Monsoon Captn. Nickerson I send to the care of the collector of Baltimore and directed to you, one large Chest containing West Florida papers & one deal box contents unknown. These were left in my care by Mr. King with his request that they shoud be transmitted to you; No opportunity offering for Alexandria ’till we heard of Mr Monroe’s appointment to this Court, I judged it expedient...
§ From George W. Erving. 25 July 1805, London. No. 35. “Mr Monroe arrived here yesterday, & I have this day a letter from Mr Bowdoin dated Southampton at which place it appears he has just landed from St. Andero; Mr Bowdoin has not quitted Spain on account of any political circumstances, but as I learn by his letter, the ill State of his health has made it necessary for him to come hither for...
I had the honor to write to you (No. 2.) on the 20th. Ulto. by way of Bordeaux, and to inclose copies of my notes to Dn. Pedro Cevallos on the case of the “Recovery, Adams,” the cargo of which vessel was condemned at Algesiras as being English property, and on that of the “Hudson, Bailey,” condemned at Cadiz for want of papers, which as it appears, were taken from her by the Commander of a...
I have the honor to inclose a very interesting memoir which Mr. Cevallos has ju st published, relating to the transactions at B ayonne; & which he has communicated to me wi th a view to its being transmitted to our Go vernment. This memoir avoids detail eve n on the most important transactions to which it refers, & leaves the curiosity wholly unsatisfied on other occurrences well deserving...
I hope that the papers which I have forwarded by Mr. Dawson may furnish the kind of information wh ich the President desired to have; they shew what has been received under the commission, & the actual ances of government; & afford data upon which to Estimate the remaining costs of prosecuting the cla ims: there are no documents belonging to the ag ency from which it is possible to collect an...
11 June 1804, London. No. 36. “In the Case of Lewis Le Couteulx.” “Since I had the honor to address you last on the subject of this Case I have done every thing possible to procure a satisfactory result to my Application on Mr. Le Couteulx’s behalf. Finding that the consideration of that Gentleman’s claim was delayed, I thought proper on the 23rd. of March to address the Note to the Clerk of...
I had the honor to write you last on June 20th.; since then a Mr. Hollins of Baltimore has arrived at Barcelona & writes word that he has in his charge dispatches from you; but as he is in quarantine & Mr. Cevallos has therefore refused to grant him a passport; I do not expect to receive those dispatches till five or six weeks from this time. I cannot at present add to what is said in my last...
21 February 1803, London. No. 15. “All the Consuls have not yet transmitted their Accounts for the last half-year, that of Mr. Fox for the reasons stated in a former letter cannot yet be compleated; and as we have now no Fund for settling the ballances which may be due, I have thought it best to refer them over to the next half year, and no longer to delay sending my Consular, and Seaman...
8 June 1805, London . No. 32. “I have just recieved a letter from Mr Monroe of May 3d. It is not very particular, but I see with concern Enough in it to convince me that he is not in the way of very speedily returning to his station here. Mr Bowdoin write[s] to me (Ap. 9th) of his intentions to Embark on the 10th May, & mentions that you had not heard from Mr Monroe since he was in Holland. I...
27 April 1805, London . No. 57. “I have the honor herewith to transmit Copy of a note which I received from Lord Mulgrave on the 25th: Instant notifying the Blockade of Cadiz and St. Lucar, and of my reply to the same.” RC , two copies, and enclosures ( DNA : RG 59, CD , London, vol. 9). RC 1 p.; in a clerk’s hand, signed by Erving; marked “ Duplicate ”; docketed by Wagner, with his note:...
§ From George W. Erving. 29 November 1805, Madrid, “At Night.” “Private No. 4.” “I have a moment before the post goes out to communicate to you the very important telegraphick news which has just been received here in private letters from Paris.” [Below Erving’s signature is a note:] “Blle Generale. au 16 & 17 devant Vienne les françois [ sic ] victorieux le 18 & 19 les franç⟨a⟩;is entrerent...
Mr. Young, charged with my last dispatch, dated 14th. to 23rd. Inst., left this on the morning of the th., with an order from this Government for the discharge of a ny vessel which he might select amongst those detained at Algeciras under the "blockade" decrees. That dispatch con tained a copy of my note to the Minister of State of Ma y. 5th., (No. 6.) and I mentioned that his Highness the...
All the papers of the legation have been delivered to Mr Crawford since the 30th July; Mr Barlows private correspondence, (amongst which are your letters to him,) as well as duplicates of his public correspondence, (he having kept a copy amongst his private papers,) remain in my possession; the reluctance with which as it seems the cartel was granted as well as other circumstances belonging to...
By my letter of March 17 (No. 25) I had the honor to submit to you copies of certain correspondence with the Spanish Minister of State, upon some late cases of condemnation by the inferior prize courts; and upon the general conduct of these tribunals. The notes of 4th. & 13th. March therewith transmitted, produced from Mr. Cevallos one, (dated 15 of the same) in which he has attempted to...
I have had the honor to receive the Triplicate of your letter of April 27th. Respecting the Claim of George Hunter of Philadelphia for the Capture of his Vessel the Mary Ann—Kuhn Master, and in compliance with your directions immediately proceeded to enquire into the State of it and as to the Probabilities of success from a revival of the Proceedings. It appears that the Appeal was duly...
5 September 1804, London. NO. 44. “I had the honor to receive your letter of July 3d . acknowledging the receipt of mine dated Januy: 28h: containing the result of my application on behalf of Alexander Mc:Elwee; In pursuance of your direction I again made application to the Admiralty on the 10th: Augt., Copy of which and of their Lordship’s reply of Augt. 13th., and also of their further...
9 February 1803, London. No. 14. Reports that since his 7 Feb. dispatch he has received from Bird, Savage, and Bird “a minit of the balances due upon our several accounts,” which shows that he had distributed among the proctors all moneys appropriated to claims and had nearly balanced the spoliation account on 31 Dec. Since then he has paid £261 16 s . 7 d . into that account. “Upon the...
§ From George W. Erving. 25 October 1805, “Escurial.” “I have the honor to inform you that I arrived at Madrid on the 23d Instt: finding that Mr. Pinckney had left it on the 22d with an intention of returning to the United States by way of Lisbon & that he woud stop at the Escurial to take an audience of leave, I proceeded immediately to this place: Mr Pinckney had expected to meet me here on...
20 April 1805, London . No. 52. “I have the honor herewith to transmit— “1st. An Affidavit made by George Pitman late a mariner on board the vessel ‘Harry & Jane’ belonging to Joseph Young of Portland Massachusetts relating to the engagement of said vessel in the Slave carrying trade prohibited by law. “2d my certificate that the Master of said vessel has not complied with the law in...
I have duly received your public letter of April 22d to the Contents of which I pay immediate attention, & shall prepare & forward the statements which you require without loss of time. Mr Monroe has informed you of all which relates to the visit of Mr Livingston to this country: His communications upon public affairs in this quarter are so frequent & full, that as there is no difference...
Various complaints as to the conduct of the Consular office at this place have from time to time within these 18 months past been transmitted to me; but as far as I have examined into these, I have not found sufficient matter to authorize my taking any such harsh measure against Mr. Yznardi, as Seems to have been Expected from me by those who have made them: nor did I think it necessary for me...
26 June 1803, London . No. 20. Loses no time in forwarding a copy of “a decree issued by the French government on the 20th instant,” which he has “just received from Paris.” RC and enclosure ( DNA : RG 59, CD , London, vol. 8). RC 1 p.; docketed by Wagner as received 29 Aug. The enclosure was a copy of Napoleon’s 1 Messidor an XI (20 June 1803) decree forbidding the importation of goods into...