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22 April 1801, London. Sends receipt for funds supplied Oliver Ellsworth. Firm provided advances totaling £5,000 to U.S. to meet contingencies, payments on behalf of U.S. to be made in May will come to about £1,000, and other payments cannot yet be ascertained. Accounts transmitted to Secretary Marshall in June 1800 will furnish a guide for future remittances. Since the firm does not charge to...
Inclos’d we send you dupe. of our last respects of 22d. Ulto. The Arms having been shipp’d on board the Medusa frigate, by order of His Excellency Rufus King we made the following insurance on them, vizt. £5⟨810⟩. valued at the amount of the cost of the Arms by the Medusa frigate to Gibraltar & at and from thence by ⟨any⟩ American Ship of War to Tunis ⟨at 2½⟩ ⅌ Ct., duty £10. making £137.⟨0.2⟩...
I should have had the pleasure of presenting the inclosed letter to you on my way through Virginia in May, had not the circumstance of my travelling with a numerous family confined me in the direct route to Pittsburg. My motive for transmitting it to you now is the hope of interesting you in a plan for the benefit of a number of my countrymen, who, like myself, not having partaken of the...
23 May 1813, New Haven. “Judge Edwards, having requested me to express to the President my opinion of the capacity of Jesse Atwater esq. for the office of district attorney, I beg leave to say, that if Mr. Atwater should be appointed, he would do or cause to be done the duties of his office with ability & propriety. “Wm. Bristol esq, having been named to the president for the same office, I...
1 August 1811, Glasgow. Has read that there are 33,000 weavers in New York. Information from his son in Philadelphia indicates that “Manufactury in said Country is but in its Infancy.” Wishes to inform JM of the steps taken by Great Britain to improve the weaving business in Scotland. A board of trade was created “for fisheres Manufactures and Improvements in Scotland,” with trustees, which...
We received a few days since a letter from ⟨the?⟩ Hone. Judge Holmes requesting us to forward on a Corn & […] Machine for your use to Orange Court House, if practicable, of[…] apprize, to what place we could conveniently Send one. At p⟨resent?⟩ we have no orders for either Castings or Bar Iron, direct to the C⟨ourt?⟩ House, but calculate on receiving some during the ensuing month, […] we with...
3 June 1812, New Castle. Encloses “resolutions declaratory of the sentiments of the Republicans of Newcastle County.” Feels certain that “the expression of their determination to support those measures … adopted for the redress of our Country’s wrongs, will not be unacceptable.” Also adds a personal expression of his respect for JM and his “approbation of the course of policy that has...
I have this day received a letter from my correspondent in New York (a letter from whom I did myself the honor to send you about two months ago). In the letter of this day he complains of the misfortune of not having been appointed as he is really needy, but declares it as his opinion that every officer appointed (a list of which he had seen) were either federalists or Clintonians except only...
16 April 1812, Capitol. Recommends Richard B. Jones, an attorney in Philadelphia, for the vacant consulate in Tripoli. Describes Jones as “liberally educated” at Princeton and mentions his service as a midshipman in the U.S. Navy, including his capture on the Philadelphia at Tripoli. After resigning from the navy, Jones studied law, got a license, commenced practice, married, and settled in...
Captain James Taylor late Collector of the Port of Ocracock is at this time in the City of Washington with his two daughter [ sic ] & one Son, I have known him for more than twenty years, and much the greater part of the time intimately. Captain Taylor is reduced in circumstances by Causes which few men could have withstood. Had he been corruptable he might have been as wealthy as he pleased....