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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...
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...
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...
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...
21 April 1801, Bristol. Has received no letters from State Department since writing his of 18 Mar. Notes that papers transmitted (which include London prices current) report two great events in northern Europe. Will not conjecture on possible consequences except to say he is not sanguine of peace but fears the contrary. Reports that provisions continue to decline in price; weather has been wet...
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...
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,...
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...
Understanding that the British Ship Thomas, by which I had the Honor of writing you a few lines on the 10t. Insta; is still detained in King-Road by an unfavorable Wind, I hazard the sending this Dispatch down there, in the hope it may reach her before she Sails, as you will find the News Papers, it covers, contain i nformation of much importance. I have the Honor to be with every sentiment of...
On the other side is a duplicate of my last Letter to you of the 22d. Ulto. P the British Ship Jarrett, Capt. Lund, Via Baltimore, since which I have not been honored with any of your favors, nor has any thing particularly Interesting occurred subsequently thereto, except what may be found in the enclosed News-papers, which however contain also a great deal of what has no foundation in truth,...
Above is a Copy of my last respects to you of the 19th. Ulto. pr the Ship Atlas, Capt. Moran to New York, since which period, I have not been honored with any of your favors. The weather here continues uncommonly cold for the Season, an d Vegetation has of course been much impeded in its progress hi the rto, ‘though in other respects the fields do not wear an un pr omising appearance at...
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.
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...
The preceding’s is a Copy of my last Respects to you of the 11th. u lto Pr. the Brig Alexander & Sally Captn. Swain via Philadelphia, sin ce which period I have not been favored with any of your communications. The War in Spain appears to be carried on with great Vigour on both sides, ’though of the final issue I can discover nothing at present to induce me to alter my former opinion thereon....
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.;...
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...
12 May 1801, Bristol. Wrote last on 21 Apr. , since which he has received no letters from State Department. Encloses copies of letters just received from Malta. Transmits newspapers with news from Egypt of three battles between French and British. Reports great fall in price of all grains and flour since his last letter; encloses prices current [not found]. RC and enclosures ( DNA : RG 59, CD...
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...
I had the Honor of addressing you on the 2d. of Augt. P the Brig Fortune Capt. Hare with duplicate P the Brig Joseph, Capt: Hoadley, both bound from this Port to New-York, since which period I have not been honored with a ny of your favors. The Grain Harvest in this Country has turned ou t nearly as I expected it would when I wrote you last, considerably less than the preceding year’s, nor is...
12 July 1804, Bristol. “Since my last respects of the 27h. of March ⅌ the Ship Hardware, Capt. Burger, Via New-York, I have been favd. with your Circular of the 1st. of Octr. 1803. with Copy of the Laws passed at the last Session of Congress. “Enclosed I have now the Honor of transmitting you an Acct. of Imports & Exports by American Vessels at this Port for the last half year ending the 30h...
The preceding is a Copy of my last of th e 14th. Instt. P the Ship Laura, Capt. Rossiter, Via New-Yor k. The Weather still continues dry and very cold for the Season, insomuch that I think every Kind of vegetation (a nd the young Wheat) must now be suffering considerably. Enclosed I hand you a few of our New s Papers to which I beg leave to refer you for what is passi ng here, of a Public...
Since my last of the 10t. of March down to the 23d. of that month, Pr the Ships Venus and the New-York Packet, Via New-York, I have not been honored with any of your favors. The Season hitherto has been uncommonly favorable to the growing Crops, of all kinds, in particular Wheat. The prospect of abundance is now therefore great, though of the re sult there cannot as yet be any certainty as...
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...
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 had the pleasure of writing to you on the 12h. of May last with duplicate, since which I have not been honored with any of your favors. Enclosed you will be pleased to receive Accts. of all the Imports & Exports, by American Vessels, which have taken place within my District—for the half year ending the 30th. Ultmo. I likewise enclose you a few of our latest News–Papers and also a London...
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...
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...
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.”...
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....
Since my last Respects to you of the 30th. of April Pr. the Ship M inerva Captn. Stevens (which I find arrived safe at Boston) I have not bee n honored with any of your favors. I nclosed I beg leave to hand you Accts. of Imports & Exports by American Vess els at this Port for the half Year ending the 30th. of June last, also a London Price Currt. & a few of our latest News-papers, to which...
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...
I had the Honor of addressing a few lines to you on the 25th. Ulto. covering some News Papers Pr. the Ship Maine Capt. Rossiter Via New York. The Harvest throughout this Island is now nearly o ver and the Crops in general are, as I expected, good; but, Public affairs still continue to wear a very unsettled & d oubtful aspect as you will Perceive by the enclosed papers to which I beg leave to...
27 March 1804. Encloses a duplicate of his 18 Feb. dispatch, since which he has not heard from JM. “By the News-Papers I now enclose, you will find his Britannic Majesty is ⟨(⟩tho’ contrary to former expectation) happily recovered from his late severe indisposition. We have had an uncommon Wet, mild Winter, but yet I am happy to say the face of the Country presents a very favorable appearance...
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...
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...
18 March 1801, Bristol. Transmits copy of his 17 Dec. dispatch (since which he has received no letters); encloses accounts of imports and exports by American vessels during six-month period ending 31 Dec. 1800, newspapers, and a price list of London commodities. Food costs continue to rise. Shortage is now critical, and continued war will interfere with supplies from European continent....
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...
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...
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 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,...
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 of the 1st. Ulto. Pr the Ship Robert Burns, Capt. White, Via Liverpool for New York, I have not been honored with any of your favors. The Harvest here is now nearly closed & proves, as I expected, ample in quantity & good in quality, particularly Wheat. I am sorry to say the affairs of Europe appear yet very unsettled, as notwithstanding the Peace that has lately taken...
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 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...
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...
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...
Since my last respects to you of the 18h. Ultmo. I have not been honored with any of your favors. By the enclosed Papers (among which is a London Price Current) you’ll observe that two great events have la tely occurred in the North of Europe. On their probable conse q uences however, I am unwilling even to conjecture but in a ve ry limitt’d degree, well knowing that they open to us a field to...
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...
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...