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France. Ministère des Relations Extérieures.
Signed, France. Ministère des Relations Extérieures.Ministre des Relations Extérieures Talleyrand to Citoyen Skipwith, Consul général des Etats unis à Paris."Paris le 26. Ventose an 9 de la République française. Le Ministre des Relations Extérieurs Au Citoyen Skipwith Consul général des Etats unis à Paris. J'ai reçu, Citoyen, la lettre que vous m'avez adressée sous la date du 21 de ce mois. cette lettre résumant différentes réclamations que vous avez été dans le cas de m'adresser...", smoothly saying nothing, signed "ch. mau. talleyrand."Talleyrand was Ministère de la Marine and des Colonies, 1797-1807.This group of eight communiqués shows the complications which arose between the date of signing the convention and its publication in the West Indies., Original digital object name: bei-m412h, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Guadeloupe, 25 Jan. 1801. Ms letter on printed form, signed
Signed, "Liberté. Égalité. Au port liberté, Jsle guadeloupe, le 9 pluviose, an 9 de la rep. fs. une et indivisible. Les agents des Consuls de la Rép. fs: aux Jsles du vent, À Monsieur John Barry, Commandant les forces navales américains aux antilles, à bord de la frégate les États-unis, à St. Christophe. Monsieur, ...Comme il paroit par votre lettre... vous n'aviez par encore reçu de votre gouvernement, la convention entre la france and l'amérique, Signé à Paris le 8 vendemiaire...", mentions ships captured and released, signed "Bresseau" "vannes", Original digital object name: bei-m412f, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Guadeloupe, 25 Jan. 1801. Ms. Letter on printed form, signed
Signed, "Liberté. Égalité. Au port liberté, Jsle guadeloupe, le 9 pluviose, an 9 de la rep. fs. une et indivisible. Les agents des Consuls de la Rép. fs: aux Jsles du vent, À Monsieur John Barry, Commandant les forces navales américains aux antilles, à bord de la frégate les États-unis, à St. Christophe. Monsieur, Il est vrai que le Navire américain Nancy and non Mary a été pris par les corsaires le Mars et les deux amis, depuis la signature du traité. il est encore vrai que ce bâtiment et sa cargaison ont été vendus. ...", quotes the convention, sends a copy of Allen's petition and the French response, signed "Bresseau" "vannes", Original digital object name: bei-m412e, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Guadeloupe, 26 Jan. 1801. Ms. Letter on printed form, signed
Signed, "...Port liberté, île Guadeloupe, le 6 pluviose, an 9... À Monsieur John Barry... Monsieur, ...Nous chargeons le Citoyen Blanchenoë notre Officier parlementaire sur le bateau L'amitié de vous remettre nos dépîches..." signed "vannes", Original digital object name: bei-m412g, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Guadeloupe, 5 May 1801. ALS to Mme. O'Reilly
Madame Mr Rouvellet voulut bien se charger à mon depart de St. martin d'un compte courant arrîté par Mr. claveau... signed "Lalaurette.", Original digital object name: bei-m406p, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Letter from the Agent of the French Consuls. (docket title)
Signed, France. Consul."Basse terre ile Guadeloupe Le 1er Pluviose an 9 de la République. Les Agens des Consuls de la République française aux isles du Vent. -- Monsieur Le Commandant. La convention passée à Paris Le 8me jour de Vendemiaire et dont la Connoissance n'etoit point encore parvenue aux Etats Unis à lépoque de votre depart pour les indes occidentales... des ordres ont été donnés desuite à tous nos Batiments de guerre de respecter and fournir au besoin protection à ceux de votre nation..." "P. S. nous vous prions de vouloir bien remettre a L'officier porteur... Les huit français, que vous avez à votre bord./.", Original digital object name: bei-m412d, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Mr. Bigard's letter to Capn. Truxtun. (docket title)
"V. S. Monsieur j'ay recu ce Matin Les dépîches, par Mr Shewed[?], pour Les agens des Consuls...", Gov. Thomson has refused passage to St. Bartholomew "pour mon parlementaire. Je suis mortifié..."Bigard is identified as "Flag officer of the cartel schooner Alliance" in a letter of Truxtun dated 6 Jan. 1801, cf. Naval Documents Related to the Quasi-War... 7:74., Original digital object name: bei-m412a, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Ms. Envelope sheet addressed to "Daniel Skilling..., ca. 1800-1801?
Original digital object name: bei-m406c, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Petit Canal, 7 May 1801. ALS to Mme. O''Reilly
Madame, Depuis ma lettre du 27 du mois de Germinal dernier par le M. Wattier, qui a été en parlementaire a St. Martin and que M. Votre frère a du vous remettre, lequelle vous accusait réception de la vôtre du 13 avril, j'ai reçu... signed "Votre ami xxxxxx pour la vie BN", Original digital object name: bei-m406q, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Philadelphia, 7 March 1801. ALS to Abraham Runnels and Son
Dear Sir Please send the inclosed to St. Kitts I wrote you fully a few days past via N. York... signed "V. Wall", Original digital object name: bei-m406d, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Point Pitre, 28 April 1801. ALS to James Prince
Dear Sir, Inclosed is a copy of what I left with Capt. Clark to forward you from Basseterre in case an opportunity offer'd -- I have now to state that I have bargain'd for a Ship &lt, British built&gt, of about 350 Tons for 3500 $ payable in my Bills on Messrs. Lawrence and Whitney at 60 days with an approved endorser... signed "Patrick Connor.", Original digital object name: bei-m406j, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Point Pitre, 4 May 1801. ALS to James Prince
Sir, Having been disappointed in receiving the money either for the Bill I had on this place or Basseterre, I am under the necessity of requesting that you will be pleased to pay the bearer Capt. Rich Two hundred Dollars on my account... signed "Patrick Connor.", Original digital object name: bei-m406l, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Point Pitre, 4 May 1801. ALS to John Claveau
Dear Sir, This is the first opportunity that has offered for St. Bartholomews since my arrival which I cheerfully imbrace to fulfill my promise in dropping you a few lines... signed "Patrick Connor.", Original digital object name: bei-m406k, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Point Pitre, 7 May 1801. ALS to James Prince Esquir
Dear Sir, Ever anxious for the success of whatever I put my hand to, and in an especial manner on the present occasion, I cannot refrain from devoting the last half hour that's left me prior to Capt. Riches departure to writing to you... signed "Patrick Connor.", Original digital object name: bei-m406m, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Port La Liberté, 27 April 1801. ALS to M. Claveau
j'ai reçu hier, Mon cher Claveau, vos Deux lettres Dont une accompagnoit une Clle que le Docteur Courbe M'envoye, C'est une peine que je vois que vous n'avez pas encore reçu le pacquet que j'ai laissé a Mr Cooper lors de mon Départ De St Martin... Soyez perçuadé que je n'oublirai jamais les Services que vous m'avez rendu a St Barthelemy... signed "V Bouvier"The second sheet, of accounts, is headed "1801 Mars... Mr. Claveau Courant avec Bouvier...", Original digital object name: bei-m406n, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
St. Martin, 13 April 1801. ALS to Mme. Noux
Ma chere Dame Je comptois rependre plustot à la lettre que vous m'aves faite l'amitié de mècrire... signed "Mary Gumby.", Original digital object name: bei-m406f, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
This is a group of letters "mainly from French civilians... writing to...
This is a group of letters "mainly from French civilians... writing to members of their families, to friends, or to business partners, in the dependent Swedish colony of St. Bartholomew... At this stage of a mainly naval war the English were gaining the advantage at sea and communication between the French islands was becoming difficult... [the letters] were going, by private arrangements, in American ships bound for New York and Philadelphia with sugar from the French islands. On arrival, letters were being transferred to outward-bound American merchantmen. The longer way round was the shortest way home... It is clear, from the dates on these letters, that nearly all were intercepted on their way to St. Bartholomew, at about the same time..." (Skrine)The letters are discussed, and some quoted in translation, by Walter Skrine in "Guadeloupe Correspondence 1800-1801," Philatelist, Dec. 1966, p. 66-69, 101-105., Original digital object name: bei-m406, This digital resource is provided by Burke Library, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Vaye, 14 Jan. 1800. ALS to Maisoncelle Vertille
Mon cher frere depis deux ans, je nes pas eus de vos nouvelles, et Selon la lettre que vous mavée Écrite vous deviée quiter St Barthellemy, pour aler à la nouvelle angleter... signed "Vertille.", Original digital object name: bei-m406a, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
With papa's return envelope, addressed "A MonSieur zaCaro...
With papa's return envelope, addressed "A MonSieur zaCarÿ Gourdent a St Bartellemÿ.", Original digital object name: bei-m406kk, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
[Guadeloupe, May 1801]
Ma cher dame Je vous écrit une Trer petis Lettre ces pour vous donner de Mes nouvelle... signed "Anne Harding.", Original digital object name: bei-m406ee, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.

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