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I have received your favor of the 30 June. I know not what answer to give to General Pinckney. There are so many considerations to be attended to in appointments in the Artillery & old regiments, that it is difficult to introduce any new officers. The old officers think they have a right to rise in succession & where their merit is known & unquestionable, they have reason & justice on their...
Inclosed is a letter from Joseph Coffin Boyd, dated Portland July 8th: You may know this Gentleman, better than I do. The papers inclosed in it, recommend Aaron Dwinel for Captain, Samuel Swett, for 1st lieutenant, John Quincy Keith for second lieut. & Zadock Dean for Cornet. If you see no objection to the acceptance of this troop of Volunteers, as I do not, you may send commissions to the...
I inclose a petition of Mr. Joseph Morgan & a letter from Mr. John Brown of Providence for your examination. I perceive Mr. Morgan has an inclination to be Superintendent at Springfield. But it is not yet certain there will be a vacancy there & if it were I know not what other candidates may be on your lists With great regard MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
I received last night and read with great pleasure, your letter of the 16 of July. I am very much pleased with your plan, for executing the existing laws for the instruction of the Artillerists and Engineers. I am very ready to appoint the whole number of cadets, provided for by law, viz two for each company or sixty four in all; as soon as proper candidates present themselves, and the whole...
I last night received by the post, an anonimous letter, together with a pretended copy of a process from John Allen, Justice of the peace against Mr. Tracy, in the name of Pearsall & Glover of N. York. As Mr Tracy is at present employed in the public service, as an agent of the War office, by the appointment of your predecessor, with my consent, I think it most proper to transmit these papers...
I received but last night your favor of the 19th. I return the warrant for the execution of the sentence of the Court marshall on Samuel Ewing signed. With great Esteem &c. MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
I recommend the inclosed letter from Mr. David Peter, for Robert Peter, recommending his son George for an appointment in the Artillery to your attention, with all other applications of a like nature, when you form a list of appointments With sincere regard &c. MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
Inclosed is a letter from Gen. Knox recommending Jonathan Williams Esqr to some appointment. Mr. McHenry once thought of appointing him a Major of Artillery. Mr. Williams has abilities for many sorts of useful service & I recommend him to be placed on your list of candidates. With sincere regard &c MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
Inclosed is a letter, recommending Lieut Moses Swett of N Hampshire, for an appointment in the artillerists & Engineers. The letter is from Major Jackson, your neigbor. Oliver Whipple Esqr of New Hampshire has recommended to me his son Sylvester Gardner Whipple for an appointment in the same corps, or in the Infantry. I believe these young gentlemen are very accomplished. With high regard &c...
Last night I received your favor of the 4th, & have read the inclosures, all which I return to you. I will not object to the appointment of Mr. Foncin as one of the three—but I will not appoint him first as long as Barron lives. If you can find another American mathematician better than Barron it is well—if not we will appoint him first teacher.—I am well satisfied, with the recommendation of...