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13 August 1813 , “ Montesano, near Baton Rouge .” “It is my belief that no Post Master in the United States, can have discharged the duties of his office, with more credit to himself & general satisfaction to the Public, than Mr. Thos. B. Johnson, our Post Master since several years at New Orleans; nor do I know another Person, in whom Government could place a better founded confidence in any...
It is at least irregular that I should presume to address you in recommendation of the merits of a young officer at this Station, when, if to be justified at all, I know that my communication ought with propriety to be directed to the Chief of the War Department; but a review of past things reminds me that I have had the misfortune, as you may remember, to be on hostile terms with Genl....
I have the honor to enclose herewith Extracts taken by me at the Council of Prizes of the motives of condemnation in eleven cases of American vessels captured and brought to trial under theDecrees of his Majesty the Emperor & King. Three others the America, Ja’s. Adams & the Mercury have also been condemned: the motives expressed in the Judgments of these, I have not yet obtained, but I shall...
I have the honor to forward herewith extracts from the judgments in the cases of two of the Vessels liberated, the Packet & the Charlstown Packet, which are mentioned in my letter to you of the 26th. Ulto. With great respect & consideration I am, Sir, Your Mo. Ob. Servt. DNA : RG 59—CD—Consular Despatches, Paris.
Four American Ships, the James Madison, the Henry & Francis, the Charleston Packet, & the Packet (the three first in ballast) that were in the ports of France previous to the decree of the 17th. of Decr., but Sequestered since, were just liberated by decisions of the Council of Prizes, in consequence of orders received last week to that effect, by the Grand juge from his Majesty the Emperor, &...
On the following Sheets are, a copy of the letter I had the honor to address to you on the 13th. Inst. on the subject of Mr. Jacob Morgan, copies of the correspondence then forwarded, a copy of the letter just written by me to Mr. Morgan, & lastly, a copy of the Counsellor of State, Real’s reply to me, which I did not receive in time to annex to the correspondence above mentioned. Though the...
Since the date of my letter to you of the 7th. Ulto. containing a paragraph on the Subject of Zedediah Snow, his Excellency the Minister of Marine has kindly given me an informal communication of the papers Seized upon him which are 1o. a Receipt of the Customs of the cape dated July 2. 1806. for the duties on the outward Cargo of Snow’s vessel. 2o. a Notarial act of Sale of the vessel called...
Among the charges against me contained in a printed production, made up some time ago in this City between Genl. Armstrong & Mr. Swan, the following partial extract from one of those charges has been just communicated to me from a source entitled to confidence. "See Dossier, No. 5, of claims admitted by the AmericanCommission & rejected by the Council General ofLiquidation. "Of having produced...
I have had the honor to receive your letter of the 19th. of Feby. acknowledging the receipt of my letters of Jany. 17: Feb. 4: Apl. 7: 13 & 24, Sep 25, Octo 3 & 19 1807; leaving consequently unacknowledged the receipt of my other letters preceding of June 5. Augt. 1 & 22d.: Sep: 25th.: Novr.: 17 & 24th. & Decr. 1 & 21: 1806. I shall in future regulate my conduct strictly in conformity to the...
I have the honor to transmit herewith a list of the vessels, as far as my information reaches, that have been either arrested or captured, under the Decree of his Majesty the Emperor & King, and are detained in the ports of France, Spain, Italy & Holland. It is to be presumed that few or none others can be likely to fall into the same predicament, as long as the present Embargo in the United...