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Th: Jefferson asks the favor of Mr. E. Thornton’s company to dinner and chess on Monday next, the 8th. Inst., at half after three. Friday Novr. 5th. 1802. The favor of an answer is requested. RC (Stanley F. Horn, Nashville, Tennessee, 1958); in Meriwether Lewis’s hand.
I have been duly honoured with your letter of the 6th instant. Mine of the 12th of June made you acquainted that orders had issued for the immediate departure of the British prize brought into the port of Philadelphia by a Spanish armed Ship; and that the circumstances of the latter would be enquired into particularly as a guide to any farther steps that might be requisite. Information has...
I have the honour to transmit herewith by direction of the President copies of certain acts of the Executive authority, bearing date in the years 1794 and 1795. These acts resulted from the circumstances which then existed, and from a just solicitude to maintain the laws and the rights of neutrality within the jurisdiction of the United States. The intervention of other circumstances rendered...
I have the honor to enclose duplicate letters from the Navy Department, requesting their Agents in London to pay for the supplies furnished to the ships of War President and Enterprize.——.——.——. It would have given me satisfaction to comply with your wish for an earlier arrangement of this business, but as it depended on another Department, it will readily be perceived that no time has been...
Letter not found. 5 November 1801. Acknowledged in Thornton to JM, 11 Nov. 1801 . Informs Thornton the president believes that the Windsor and the Harmony prize cases do not fall within the provisions of the Jay treaty.
I have received your letter of the 19th. inst. respecting the claim of Messrs. Crooks. From the enclosed statement it will appear that of £101.17.0, currency of New York, the sum which they demand they have relinquished £31.5.7, and that other £31,16,2, were admitted to be due and payable to Major Rivardi’s order ever since August last. The balance of £38.15.3 has been struck out of the...
12 May 1803, Department of State. “The Secretary of State has the honor to acknowledge the receipt of Mr. Thornton’s letter of the 3rd. inst. and to enclose him a copy of an order given by the Navy Department to its Agents in London, requiring them to pay the account for supplies furnished by His Britannic Majesty’s agent at Malta to the American frigate Boston, and also to liquidate such...
Your favor of June 30th. found me preparing to fulfill the promise of which it reminds me on the subject of the ship Windsor. The delay has proceeded from other demands which fell on the attention of the attorney General, and from the necessity of some additional enquiries within the Treasury Department. It appears that before the order for the departure of this vessel could be carried into...
Information has just been received that Capt. Douglas commanding the British Ship of War Boston, has undertaken to impress two Seamen, from an American Vessel shortly after she had proceeded to sea from the Port of Norfolk. The fact is regularly attested by a deposition of which a copy is inclosed, and from which it appears that one of the seamen is still detained on board the Boston; the...
The experience of former years, that the occasional prevalence of the yellow fever in some of the seaports of the United States has sometimes produced abroad apprehensions not justified by the local state and degree of the malady, and with them rigorous precautions of quarantine exercised against our commerce. As it may be in your power by communications to the proper authorities of...