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As far as the public Gazettes are to be credited, we may presume that war has taken place among several of the Nations of Europe, in which, France, England, Holland and Prussia, are particularly engaged. Disposed as the U.S. are to pursue steadily the ways of Peace, and to remain in Friendship with all Nations, the President has thought it expedient, by Proclamation, of which I enclose you a...
I have laid before the President of the U.S. your letter of the 3d. inst. asking a supply of four hundred thousand dollars on account of reimbursements due from us to France, to be applied to relieve the distresses of the colony of St. Domingo. In regretting extremely the cause of this necessity, I have to assure you that the President feels every disposition which the occasion is calculated...
I have to acknolege the receipt of the several papers you were pleased to communicate to me relative to the charge against a capt: Hickman a citizen of these States, for having brought away from the Island of St. Domingo sundry slaves, the property of persons residing there, and for having sold them here. We feel real concern that such an act should have been comitted by one of our citizens,...
I have duly received your letter of yesterday, and am sensible of your favor in furnishing me with your observations on the Statement of the commerce between our two nations, of which I shall avail myself for the good of both. The omission of our participation with your vessels in the exclusive transportation of our tobacco was merely that of the copy, as it was expressed in the original...
The President of the United States in a letter addressed to the provisory executive Council of the french republic, has expressed his sense of your merit and his entire approbation of your conduct while here. He has also charged me to convey to yourself the same sentiments on his part. It is with pleasure I obey this charge, in bearing witness to the candour and integrity of your conduct with...
Th: Jefferson presents his best compliments to M. de Ternant, and incloses him the letter he was to write him on the subject of the 3. millions. He has attentively perused the report in the Newspaper which appeared to give Mr. Ternant so much uneasiness and is candidly of opinion that, in the U.S. at least, not a single person will apply it to M. de Ternant, or suppose it concerns him. He...
I have communicated to the President what passed between us the other day on the subject of the paiments made to France by the United States in the assignats of that country, since they have lost their par with gold and silver: and after conferences, by his instruction, with the Secretary of the Treasury, I am authorised to assure you that the government of the United States have no idea of...
Le Consul général au Ministre plénipotentiaire de la République française près les Etats unis. J’ai reçu et je m’empresse de vous remettre les papiers que vous avez bien voulu m’envoyer avec votre lettre du 3 de ce mois. J’en ai donné communication au Citoyen Bompard commandant l’Embuscade. Le Batiment Anglois le Grange, son equipage et Sa Cargaison resteront dans ce port, conformément à la...
It will require some few days yet to estimate the probable calls which may come on the treasury, and the means of answering them; till which is done a final answer can not be given to your application for the three millions of livres . But in the mean time that your purchases of provision may be begun, arrangements may be made with the Secretary of the Treasury for the immediate payment of one...
Louis &c. etant necessaire de pourvoir a la charge de notre Consul general aupres de etats de New York, des Jerseys, de Pens. et de la Del. vacante depuis la nomination de M. de Marbois &c.—et etant informé &c. du Sr. de la Forest &c.—nous avons cru ne pouvoir faire un meilleur choix pour la dite charge (i.e. de Consul Genl. pour N. York &c.)—nous avons le dit Sr. de la Forest etabli &c Consul...