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The Preceding is a Copy of my last of the 12h. Ulto. ⅌ the Sa lly, via New York, since which Period I have not had the pleasure of hearing from you, but have now that of handing you an Acct. of the c harges made for lights, Quarantine &Cc. at this & the other Ports within my District, on British & on foreign Vessels entering them, which I could n ot possibly procure sooner or they would have...
12 September 1803, Bristol . Has received no favors from JM since his last letters of 28 July and 5 Aug., carried by the ship Black River . Encloses “the last State of the Bristol Infirmary” through the end of 1802. Also encloses some newspapers and the latest London price current. “The Harvest in this Country is nearly closed, and is not only abundant, but of excellent Quality.” RC ( DNA : RG...
Since my last respects to you of the 28th. Ju ly & 5th. Ulto, Pr. the Ship Black River, Captn. G i llop, via New York, I have not been honored with any of yo ur Favors. The cheif Object of the present is to enclose you the last State of the Bristol Infirma ry made up to the end of the Year 1802, ’though but published. I also enclose you some of our late News Papers & the last London Price...
8 August 1803, Bristol . Has written already by “this conveyance” on 28 July . Adds a few more newspapers, “which will in some degree serve to communicate to you what has since occurred in this quarter, much of which you will find not a little Interesting.” “Public affairs look more & more serious and my apprehensions for their result is truly painful.” Harvest prospects continue “extremely...
I have already written to you by this conveyance on the 28t. Ulto. and have now Merely to add a few more News-Papers to those I then sent you, which w ill in some degree, serve to communicate to you, what has since occurred in this quarter, much of which you will find not a little Interesting. Indeed Public affairs look more & more serious and my apprehensions for their r esult is truly...
28 July 1803 . Has not heard from JM since he last wrote on 10 July . Encloses newspapers and a London price current; “the picture they draw is not the most exact resemblance of truth, yet they serve in some degree to shew the State & course of Public affairs.” “One would suppose from them that the War is popular but I must confess to you that my judgment fails me greatly if this is really the...
The Preceeding is a Copy of my last of 10th. Instt. since when I have not been honored with any of your favrs. The object of the present is chiefly to enclose you a few of the latest News-Papers & a London Price Current, which will give some idea of what is now passing on this side of the Atlantic, though I cannot but observe that the picture they draw is not the most exact resemblance of...
10 July 1803, Bristol . Since his last letter of 10 Mar. has received JM’s circular of 9 Apr. , enclosing the laws of the U.S. passed in 1802. Was charged £2 16 s . 10 d ., as the volume was sent by post from Liverpool; if it had been sent by coach, it would have cost £2 6 s . Mentions this circumstance so that “the like may be guarded against in future.” Observed by a 3 Mar. resolution of the...
Since my last respects to you of the 10th of March I have been honored with your Circular of the 9th. of Apl. and also with a Volume of Laws of the U. S p assed in 1802, which being forwarded to me by Post from Liverpool was charged £2:16:10d., whereas had it been sent by Coach (which is the Proper conveyance for such an article) it would not have cost more than 2£6. I take the Liberty of...
10 March 1803, Bristol. Transmits duplicates of his dispatches of 7 and 13 Feb., sent via New York, since which he has received nothing from JM. Has nothing to communicate beyond what is found in the enclosed newspapers and price current [not found]. Adds in a postscript that he is forwarding two letters from Rufus King for JM. RC ( DNA : RG 59, CD , Bristol, vol. 2). 1 p. Written at the foot...
The Preceding are duplicates of my las t respects of the 7h. & 13h. Ulto. ⅌ the New York Packett, v ia New–York, since when I have not had the pleasure of he aring from you. Having nothing at Present worth communicating exc ept what will be found in the inclosed News Papers & Lo ndon Pr ice Currt. I beg leave to subscribe myself with every sentiment of the most Perfect esteem & respect, Sir,...
7 February 1803, Bristol. Last wrote on 25 Sept. by the Cornelia , Captain Bliss. Has since received no letters from JM. Has been unable to obtain “the least satisfaction” for Messrs. Smiths, DeSaussure, and Darrell of Charleston for indigo plundered from the Commerce by the French privateer Tiger at St. Malo in May 1793. Quotes a 3 Feb. 1802 letter from Skipwith to Livingston stating that the...
My last respects to you were of the 25th. of Septr. ⅌ the Cornelia, Capt. Bliss, since which Period I have not been honored with any of your favors. I am very sorry to inform you that after all my endeavors, I have not as yet been able to obtain the least satisfaction for my friends Messrs. Smiths, DeSaussure & Darrell, of Charleston, for their four Casks of Indigo which were plundered from on...
25 September 1802, Bristol. “On the other side is a Copy of my last respects of the 13t. Instt.… Our Harvest is now nearly closed and as the weather for gathering it has been very fine, there remains no doubt of its being excellent in quality as well as very abundant.” Encloses newspapers and a London price current. RC ( DNA : RG 59, CD , Bristol, vol. 2). 1 p. Enclosures not found. A full...
On the other side is a Copy of my last respects of the 13t. Instt. since which Period I have not had the Honor of hearing from you. Our Harvest is now nearly closed and as the weather for gathering it has been very fine, there remains no doubt of its being excellent in quality as well as very abundant. Enclosed are a few of our latest News–Papers and also the last London Price Current, to...
13 September 1802, Bristol. Since his last letter of 1 Sept. [not found], has received JM’s of 26 July “and thank you for the order you have been so kind as to give Mr. King for payment of my small demand.” Reports that the harvest is near completion “and is undoubtedly very abundant, & which is said to be the case also on the European Continent in General.” Begs reference to the enclosed...
Since my last of the 1st. Insta. with d uplicate, I have been honored with your obliging favor of the 26h. of July and thank you for the order you have been so kind as to give Mr. King for payment of my small demand. Our Harvest here is now in Such forwardness as to leave us the fairest hope of its full completion in the cou rse of a few days, and is undoubtedly very abundant, & which is said...
7 August 1802, Bristol. Transmits a copy of his last letter of 24 July . “Warm weather has at length commenced here,” and crops are expected to be “of fine quality as well as plentiful.” Encloses newspapers and a London price current. RC ( DNA : RG 59, CD , Bristol, vol. 2). 1 p. Enclosures not found. A full transcription of this document has been added to the digital edition.
On the other side is a Copy of my last respects to you of the 24h. Ulto. since which period I have not had the pleasure of hearing from you. Warm weather has at length commenced here & the last three or four days have been very fine with every a ppearance of a continuance for some time. Accts. from the Country respecting the approaching Crops are more & more favorable, and should the Season...
24 July 1802, Bristol. Transmits a copy of his letter of 13 July . Despite cold, wet weather, reports of approaching harvest are “not unfavorable.” “You will no doubt before this can reach you have heard that the Emperor of Morocco has compelled Mr. Simpson the American Consul, to quit his dominions & declared War against the United States.” Forwards a letter from Rufus King and encloses...
The Preceding is a Copy of my last of the 13th. Instn. ⅌ the Ship Atalanta, Capt. Turner, Via New-York. The Weather here still continues Cold for the Season, an d has of late been very wet until the two last days. Reports from the Country of the approaching Harvest are however, not unfavorable. You will no doubt before this can reach you have he ard that the Emperor of Morocco has compelled...
13 July 1802, Bristol. Wrote last on 15 May . Fears uncommonly cold weather will harm crops, especially wheat. Encloses accounts of all imports and exports by American ships in his district for the six months ended 30 June, a report on the Bristol infirmary, newspapers, and a London price current. RC ( DNA : RG 59, CD , Bristol, vol. 2). 1 p. Enclosures not found. A full transcription of this...
Since my last respects to you of the 15h. of May I have not been honored with any of your favors. For some time past the weather here has been u ncommonly cold for the season, which I am apprehensive will hav e an injurious effect on the growing crops, particularly Wheat, tho’ th e fields at Present wear a much more Promising appearance tha n could, under such circumstance, have been expected,...
15 May 1802, Bristol. Reports the case of Mason Ryan, an American seaman discharged from the Bristol infirmary, for whom he booked passage on the ship Alexander , Capt. Ebenezer McIntosh. The captain refused to accept the infirm sailor, preferring to pay the $30 penalty once in the U.S. “Having no power to compel him either to receive the Man or to pay the penalty,” reports the case to JM so...
After I had closed my letter to you on the 13th. Inst. by this conveyance, Mason Ryan an American Seaman who had been for some time past in the Infirmary here was discharged from thence after having recd. every aid which that Charity could afford him, but being still in an infirm state of Health applied to me to procure for him a passage to America, in consequence of which I sent a Letter by...
13 May 1802, Bristol. Transmits a copy of his letter of 3 May. “In some of my former Letters I mentioned, that from the great extent of Sea-Coast within my Consular District, I had found it necessary to appoint five different Agents to act for me at the principal Ports.” Lists them and requests that five sets of U.S. laws be sent “to guide them in the execution of the duties of their Office.”...
The above is a Copy of my last of the 3d. Insta. ⅌ the arina, Via Philadelphia, since which I have not been honored w ith any of your favors. In some of my former Letters I mentioned, that from the great extent of Sea-Coast within my Consular District, I had found it necessary to appoint five different Agents to act for me at the Principal Ports Vizt. Saml. Bonfill Esqr. for Exeter, Stephen...
3 May 1802, Bristol. Forwards copies of his last letters, which were sent by the Bristol packet via Boston, a letter from Rufus King, and newspapers. “The Season here continues remarkably fine for Vegetation,… in consequence of which, and the late favorable Harvest, the prices of all kinds of Provisions have fallen considerably.” RC ( DNA : RG 59, CD , Bristol, vol. 2). 1 p. Vander Horst to...
The Preceding are Copies of my last ⅌ the Bristol Packet, Capt. Orr, Via Boston, since which I have not had the pleasure of hearing from you. Enclosed is a Letter I have Just recd from Mr. King fo r you, to which I have added two of our last News–Papers, begging to refer you to them for what is now passing in this quarter as to a Public Nature. The Season here continues remarkably fine for...
30 March 1802, Bristol. “As the Vessel is now on the point of Sailing I have only a moment left to enclose you the London Gazette Extraordinary, of yesterday’s date, containing an Acct. of the Signing of the Definitive Treaty of Peace, at Amiens, on the 27h. Instt.” Also encloses a few more newspapers and the last London price current. RC ( DNA : RG 59, CD , Bristol, vol. 2). 1 p. Enclosures...
I have already had the pleasure of writing to you by this conveyance, and as the Vessel is now on the point of Sailing I have only a moment left to enclose you the London Gazette Extraordinary, of yesterday’s date, containg. an Acct. of the Signing of the Definitive Treaty of Peace, at Amiens, on the 27h. Instt. I also now enclose a few News-Papers in addition to those I before sent, likewise...
20 March 1802, Bristol. Transmits a copy of his letter of 3 Mar. and four letters from Rufus King; encloses newspapers and a London price current. “The Season here for Agricultural pursuits was never more favorable than at present, nor do I recollect the fields at any former period so early in the year, wearing a more promising appearance.” RC ( DNA : RG 59, CD , Bristol, vol. 2). 1 p. Written...
Above is a Copy of my last respects to you of the 3d. Instt. ⅌ the Hope, Cap. Phelps, Via New-York, since which I ha ve not been honored with any of your favors. Enclosed are four Letters which I have recd. from Mr: K ing for you; also a few News-Papers & a late London Price Currt., to which I beg leave to refer you for what is now passing in this qu arter. The Season here for Agricultural...
2 March 1802, Bristol. Transmits copies of his letters of 12 and 13 Feb. , since which nothing worth communicating has occurred. Forwards four letters from Rufus King and encloses newspapers and the latest London price current. RC ( DNA : RG 59, CD , Bristol, vol. 2). 1 p. Written at the bottom of Vander Horst to JM, 12 and 13 Feb. 1802 . Copy (ibid.) dated 3 Mar. 1802. Enclosures not found....
The preceding are Copies of my last Letters to you of the 12th. & 13th. Ulto. since which I have not had the pleasure of he aring from you, nor has any thing worth communicating occurred in t he interval. Enclosed are four Letters which I have recd. for you fr om Mr. King, as also a few News-Papers & the latest London Price Current, to which I beg leave to refer you for what is passing in this...
12 February 1802, Bristol. Acknowledges receipt of JM’s 28 Nov. letter ; has forwarded the letter JM enclosed for Livingston regarding the four casks of indigo belonging to Smiths, DeSaussure, and Darrell that were seized by a French privateer. Has also forwarded JM’s letter to Saabye at Copenhagen. Encloses copy of letter received “some time since” from Latimer, customs collector at...
Since my last respects to you of the th. of Novr. with a Copy, I have been honored with your obliging favor of the 28th. of the same month with its duplicate, covering your le tter to Mr. Livingston on the subject of Messrs. Smiths, De Saussure & Darrel’s 4 Casks of Indigo, which were plundered from on board the American Ship Commerce by the Captn. & Crew of the French Pr ivateer Tiger, of St....
7 November 1801, Bristol. Acknowledges receipt of JM’s 1 Aug. circular letter . The irregular practices mentioned have not occurred in any port in his jurisdiction. Has transmitted accounts of imports and exports regularly but complains of difficulty in obtaining information due to “perverseness” of American captains in refusing to show manifests, a useless gesture since, for a fee, all such...
The Preceding is a Copy of my last of the 10th. Ultmo. ⅌ the Perseverance, Capt. Williamson, Via Philadelphia, since which I have been Honored with your Circular of the 1st. of Augst. with the Papers it enclosed. The Practice which you mention to have been used by some of our Consuls, in granting Certificates, & in some instances supplying with Con sular Registers, & Sea Letters, Foreign...
10 October 1801, Bristol. Reports that, contrary to the information given in his last dispatch, the Cape of Good Hope will be returned to the Dutch but Cape Town will become a free port. Trinidad will be ceded to Great Britain. Encloses newspapers with other peace terms and a London price current. Also encloses a letter from Lynch on the subject Vander Horst earlier wrote to JM about; hopes...
On the other side is a Triplicate of my last of the 3 d. Instt.; the Original of which went by the Maria, Capt. Wood end, and a Copy ⅌ the Lydia Captn. Jackson, both Via Norfolk, since which I have not had the pleasure of hearing from you. The information given in my last respecting the Cape of Good-Hope was not correct as it now appears, that Colony, will ret urn under the Dutch Governmt. but...
3 October 1801, Bristol. Transmits latest newspapers and encloses a letter from King containing word that peace preliminaries were just signed between Great Britain and France. Though terms are not yet revealed, has been informed that Great Britain will retain Cape of Good Hope and Ceylon but Egypt and Malta will be restored to their former owners. Encloses London prices current but expects...
Since my last of the 12th. Ultmo. with News Papers &c. ⅌ The Warren, Via New-York, I have been without any of your favors. I have now the pleasure of enclosing you some of o ur latest Papers, and a Letter from Mr. King, to which I beg le ave to refer you; by which you will find that Preliminaries of Peace are Just Signed between this Governt. & that of Fr ance, which I flatter myself will...
28 August 1801, Bristol. Encloses letter from Marcus Lynch, Jr., member of Lynch, Roberts, and Woodward of Cork, where he is also agent for the British East India Company, and requests JM to obtain for him the post he solicits, if vacant. Firm of Nesbitt, Stewart and Nesbitt, Lynch’s reference, ranks among the first in London. RC and enclosure ( DNA : RG 59, CD , Bristol, vol. 2). RC 1 p.;...
I did myself the honor of writing to you yesterday by this conveyance, and have now that of ha nding you the enclosed letter to me from Marcus Lynch Junr. Esqr. to which I beg leave to refer you, & at the same time to request the favor of your Interest in obtaining for him (should it be v acant at the Period this Letter may reach you) the place he therein solicits. This Gentleman’s character...
27 August 1801, Bristol. States that weather has been fine for harvest, which promises to be abundant. In consequence, grain, flour, and potatoes continue to decline in price. Reports indicate that crops on Continent are equally good, which also influences market. Encloses newspapers and copy of prices current. RC ( DNA : RG 59, CD , Bristol, vol. 2). 1 p. Duplicate copy (ibid.) bears...
The preceding is a Copy of my last re spects to you of the 6th. Inst. ⅌ the Brig Sally, Capt. Thompson Via Philadelphia, since which the weather here has been remarkably fine for the Harvest, which is now in great forwardness a nd will, from present appearances, be soon closed in the best condition possible, & will no doubt be very abundant in every respect, in consequence of which, all kinds...
6 August 1801, Bristol. Since his last dispatch, has received no letters from JM. Reports grain harvest probably will be abundant and potato crop is promising. Consequently, grain and flour prices have declined and may go lower. Encloses newspapers, London prices current, and last year’s report on Bristol infirmary. RC ( DNA : RG 59, CD , Bristol, vol. 2). 1 p. Enclosures not found. A full...
I had the Honor of addressing a Letter to you on the 10t. Ultm. with its duplicate, but have not since had the pleasure of hearing from you. The Grain Harvest here has commenced favorably and should the weather, which is now fine, continue so for a few weeks longer, its produce will in all probability be very abundant. The Crops of Potatoes & of other Kinds of Roots are also very promising and...
10 July 1801, Bristol. Since his dispatch of 12 May, has received no letters from State Department. Encloses accounts of imports and exports by U.S. vessels in his district for first half of 1801, newspapers, and London prices current. Anticipates an abundant harvest; despite this prospect, prices are now advancing after recent fall. Owing to ill health, he must travel to Bath frequently and...