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1817.01.12 to Unknown (106092 to).pdf
introduces Samuel Gouverneur; asks recipient to assist him in his studies

1817.01.10 to Forsyth (106074 to).pdf
privateers are secretly outfitted in American ports; purport to be merchant ships but once out of port arm themselves and sail as privateers; government officials are alert to the illegal outfitting of privateers but it is hard to detect

1817.01.06 to Forsyth (106048 to).pdf
recommendations for enforcement of laws against the arming and equipping of foreign ships in American ports

1817.01.03 to Glenn (106028 to).pdf
instructions to prosecute all persons involving in outfitting the South American privateer Mangoree at Baltimore

1817.01.01 from Hill (106019 to).pdf
decline of American trade at St Salvador; poor condition of commerce in Brazil; critical of Brazilians; praises James Madison; hopes that JM is elected president

1817.01.01 from Forsyth (106014 to).pdf
requests information relating to the arming and equipping of foreign ships in American ports

1816.12.30 to Thomson (105943 to).pdf
praises his book Historical Sketches of the Late War; thanks Thomson for favorable account of his actions

1816.12.30 to Bagot (105949 to).pdf
rejects offer of portion of coast of Labrador or portion of coast of Newfoundland for use of American fishermen

1816.12.27 from Holland (105931 to).pdf
hopes that the United States remain free of the curses of tyranny and war that have ravaged Europe; people of France are trapped between the absolute power of the Bourbons and the threat of dominance by the European powers; riots in England were bad…

1816.12.27 to Correa (105933 to).pdf
James Madison has asked Congress to extend the range of the neutrality law to prevent abuses by privateers outfitting in American ports

1816.12.20 to Tyler (105887 to).pdf
appointment and instructions as commercial agent at Cap Francois, Haiti

1816.12.16 from Wirt (105854 to).pdf
two crew members of privateer Romp have been acquitted of charges of piracy; both Wirt and John Marshall believed them guilty but jury felt that the government did nothing to prevent the ship from sailing and thereby endorsed its mission; charges…

1816.12.16 from Fisk (105853 to).pdf
has seen no evidence that ship True Blooded Yankee is a South American privateer

1816.12.14 to Jackson (105836 to).pdf
advantages of treaty with southern Indians; still does not trust Federalists; appointing Federalists to office will strengthen their party and undermine Republican policies; appointment of Simon Bernard as chief of army engineers

1816.12.10 from Yona Equa (105818 to).pdf
a certain section of Cherokee land cannot be sold without his consent and he opposes its sale
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