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to William Noland, 26 February 1817
JM intended to sell slave Ralph and his wife to Colonel Mercer; JM's overseer has mistreated Ralph and he has come to Washington; sending Ralph to Noland to be delivered to Mercer; sending German indentures to Oak Hill and hopes they will work out…

to Isaac Shelby, 21 February 1817
offers appointment as secretary of war

to Luis de Onis, 20 February 1817
will delay any further negotiation until Onis receives full authority to conclude a treaty settling all points in contention between the United States and Spain

from Thomas Slaughter, 19 February 1817
problems with German indentured servants; farm in bad shape

to Daniel D Tompkins, 15 February 1817
notification of election as vice president

Jacob Deuss and family, 10 February 1817
indenture of Jacob Duess and his family to JM for two and a half years

from Luis de Onis, 10 February 1817
awaiting additional instructions from Madrid before agreeing to commence negotiations; proposition for negotiations between Spain and the United States on territorial claims on the Gulf coast and settlement of claims of both nations for maritime…

to Victor Dupot, 2 February 1817
orders black cloth for a suit

from William Pinkney, 31 January 1817
congratulations on election as president; horrible winter; magnificence of the Russian court; superficiality of Russian upper class; great expense of living in St Petersburg; wants to return home as soon as possible; importance of appointing a highly…

from William Pinkney, 28 January 1817
friendly reception by Czar Alexander

to Luis de Onis, 25 January 1817
disappointed that Onis lacks authority to negotiate a treaty in relation to the cession of Florida and the determination of boundaries between the United States and the Spanish possessions; inquires if Onis is prepared to negotiation American claims…

to William GD Worthington, 23 January 1817
instructions as agent to Buenos Aires, Chile and Peru

from Albert Gallatin, 20 January 1817
conversation and correspondence with Duc de Richelieu regarding American claim for compensation for ships seized by France; Richelieu claimed that the present government was not responsible for acts of Napoleon Bonaparte

from Luis de Onis, 16 January 1817
proposition for commencement of negotiations between Spain and the United States on territorial claims on the Gulf coast and settlement of claims of both nations for maritime depredations

to Luis de Onis, 14 January 1817
Onis's position on cession of Florida to the United States is unacceptable and makes further negotiation on the subject pointless; inquires if Onis is prepared to negotiate on American claims for compensation from Spain
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