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Knowing how constantly you must be fatigued with unavoidable correspondents, I feel a reluctance at adding to your fatigue—while at Washington the last winter I had the pleasure of hearing from you frequently and was rejoiced at hearing of the good share of health you enjoyed . Mr s Dearborn and myself are highly gratified with the prospect of having your charming Grand Daughter in our...
On the first day of the present month I was honored with your highly esteemed favour of the 31 t of October, and on the same day I wrote to the Abbe Corea, and enclosed a copy of what you said in your letter concerning him, I have not met with him since I arrived here. he has expressed his disapprobation of our Government or of the present administration of it. in strong and explisit termes on...
Knowing me so well as you do, you could not have contemplated my present situation and especially at my time of life, no one better knows my deficiencies for my present situation than your self, the very perticular and flatering manner that my nomination, and notification of it was made, opperated as the strongest inducement for my accepting the appointment. it being intirely unsought and...
Knowing the fatigue you a re subjected to by newmerous correspondents and too many of them from mere selfish motives, I have refrained from writing to you as often as I should otherwise have wished. I have frequently had the pleasure of hearing from you by persons who had visited you, and of hearing that you continued to enjoy good health, and I have had the pleasure of seing several letters...
On receiving your letter of the 5 th of Febru ry , enclosing one to Stewart, I requested my Son to call on Stewart & give him your letter and hear what he had to say, he now averres that he had been mistaken, & that he has received one hundred dollars for the portrait, which you have not received, and only wants to know whether you would prefer a caesarean portrait or one of half the length of...
After frequent promises, M r Stewart has again, forfited his ingagement to finish your Portrait, his last promise was made in Octob r last when he said he would have it done by the first of January, but on calling on him I found he had not started it, feeling a little out of patience, I observed to him that I would inform you that you must never expect to have it. I then indicated his having...
Having not yet been able to prevail on Stewart to finish your portrait, I suspect that you have paid him in part, or in full, in advance, if so, I should like to know it, as I might in that case address his pride with some chance of success.—If you have not made any advance, and will authorise me to pay him as soon as he shall complete it. I will address his poverty, which is now great, and by...
On the 4 th ins t I had the pleasure of receiving your letter of the 27 th of Octob r . Pikes expedition for exploring the Arkansa &c, was plan n ed & directed entirely by Gen l
Being persuaded that you have more letters to notice than can be perfectly convenient or agreable, I have refrained for some time from adding to the list, we may not always be sure of what the governing motive for our actions may be, but as far as I am capable of deciding in the present case, my motive for writing is principally, that of saying, that neither time or space, has in any degree...
on my arrival at Washington from Virginia I enclosed your note to your friends at Richmond concerning the pay for plaster, to my Son in Boston , with a request that he would procure the plaster & have it sent to Richmond
If no new causes of delay occur I we shall set out tomorrow morning for Monticello . I wrote to M r Rodney immediately after I was honored with your friendly letter , and expected on my arrival at Wilmington that he would have Joined me at this place & proceeded on with us, but his official, or professional, ingagements disappointed me of the pleasure of his company. I am now fear that my...
I should not have so long delay’d a reply to your very friendly & polite letter had circumstancies allowed me to mention the time when I could probably have the pleasure of seing you at Monticello . I have Just returned from a visit to my Children in the District of Maine , and I hope Mr s Dearborn & myself shall have the pleasure of seing you in Septem r probably near the end of the month.—...
It is with peculier satisfaction that I can congratulate you on the happy and honorable termination of a war, that was forced upon our Country, by the impolitic and unjust measures of the British Government. but while I rejoice at the close of the war & at the glorious events which terminated our Military conflicts, I feel the most severe mortification & depression, as a Citizan of...
My Son has enclosed to me your letter of the 20 th ult o and informs me that he had sent your letter to the man it was intended for, and requested him to send the machine to his care at Boston and he, my Son , would ship it to Richmond .—
Domestic affliction will, I hope, be admitted as an apology for my not having written to you for so long a time. I mention an apology, because I feel guilty of a negle c t, whenever I allow several months to pass without giving you some indication of my friendship & gratitude. the recollection of having enjoyed a share of your friendship will I trust never cease to Afford me peculiar...
Your friendly & instructive letter has been received and perused with peculier satisfaction & pleasure.— When people in pursuit of an important object abandon the regular & direct road, and pursue a wrong course a conciderable distance, it is with reluctence they can prevail on themselves to admit the error & tread back the erroneous steps and return to the road they had injudiciously...
your delightfull retirement does not, I presume, prevent you from casting some occasional glances at the passing events at home & abroad, or from feeling a strong interest in our general concerns, and among other political events the regeneration of four or five of the Northern States, must afford you, & all other honest friends to our Constitution & government, real pleasure; I probably feel...
I had this day the pleasure of receiving your very freindly and highly esteem’d letter of the 16 th I am very glad that the fish arrived safe and was satisfactory in quality.— The Tories in this quarter have been making great exartions to induce their subordinate, deceived, adherents, to believe that M r Madison is intitled to their confidence, and they effect to believe that he will abandon...
In your letter of the 16 th you were good enough to mention my Son ,— I was inform’d by M r Smith my former principle Clerk that an attempt would probably be made by Pickering to injure the character of my Son as an agent for fortifications, and M r Smith observed that he had mentioned the subject to you & that a postponement was thought advisable of his nomination as an officer in the Army
It was early perceived that the passions, prejudice, general disposition and character of the Accountant of the Department of War, rendered him very unsuitable for the Office he holds; and I should have applied for his removal several years ago, had I not been induced to expect, from year to year, that such an arrangement would have been made in relation to the accounting offices of the War...
I have the honor of proposing for your approbation the following promotions and appointment in the Regiment of Artillerists in the Service of the United States. viz a First Lieut. Enoch Humphry, to be promoted to the rank of Captain, vice, John Saunders appointed Major in the Regiment of Light Artillery January 9th. 1809 a Second Lieut. Samuel Maclay to be promoted to the rank of First Lieut...
I accept with gratefull feelings the recent mark of your friendship, and having taken the requisite steps for authorising my entering on the duties of my new office, I hereby resign the office of Secretary of the Department of War.—be pleased Sir to accept my most sincere thanks for the many obligations you have confered on me. and believe to be with the highest respect & esteem your sincere...
I have the honor of proposing for your approbation John W. Guion to be appointed Military Agent for the Southern Department of the United States vice Abraham D. Abrahams Accept Sir assurances of my high respect & consideration [ Note by Jefferson :] Feb. 16. 09. Approved  T h : Jefferson DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I have the honor of proposing for your approbation   Fitzhugh, John A. Chandler, William Hobart and Henry Bankstead Jnr. to be appointed Cadets in the Regiment of Artillerists in the service of the United States Accept Sir assurances of my high respect & consideration PHi .
The pay of a Cadet in the Artillery is ten dollars per month, & he receives two rations per day. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I have the honor of proposing for your approbation the following appointments in the First Legion of the Militia of the District of Columbia viz. Joseph Cassin to be appointed Captain of Light Infantry McCauley Haynes to be appointed Lieutenant ditto William Dyson to be appointed Ensign    ditto Accept, Sir, assurances of my high respect & consideration. PHi : Daniel Parker Papers.
I have the honor of proposing for your approbation the following appointments in the Troops to be raised by virtue of an act entitled “An Act to raise for a limited time an additional military force” passed the 12th April 1808 viz. Nelson Luckett Lt. of Marines to be appointed a Captain in the Regiment of Light Dragoons. Return Bryant Brown of Vermont and Henry A. S. Dearborn of Massachusetts...
I have the honor of proposing for your approbation Peter Gansevoort Junr. of the State of New York and Wade Hampton of South Carolina to be appointed Brigadier Generals in the Troops to be raised by virtue of an act entitled “An Act to raise for a limited time an additional Military force” passed on the 12th day of April 1808— Accept Sir assurances of my high respect and consideration DLC :...
I think you may say to Col. Duane, that he will not be called on duty from the vicinity of Philadelphia for several months at least, unless some unforeseen emergency occurs, and that in the course of a few months he will be better able to decide on the expediency or inexpediency of resigning. Yours with respect DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Sir in the answer to the little Bear, I have noted an alteration which may be proper to prevent him concedering the 500 Dollars &c as intended merely for himself, which was intended for the Indians Generally in that neighborhood. In the Answer to them generally, I have taken the liberty of proposing such an alteration in that part which relates to the two tracts of land, as will, I presume...
I have the honor of transmitting you herewith a list of appointments made during the recess of Congress, in the troops to be raised by virtue of an Act entitled “An Act to raise for a limited time an additional military force” Accept Sir assurances of my high respect & consideration DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
‘s prom. I have proposed allowing to the Wyandots who reside at and near Brown’s Town (who claim a promise of General Wayne and whose petition is alluded to) to retain forever (a tract of land of 18 miles in length on the water and to run back to the swamp about three miles;) (one tract of one mile in front on Detroit river including the village Muguago where the Chief, called Walk in the...
I have the honor of proposing for your Approbation Thomas H. Holland of N. Ca. to be appointed Surgeons Mate in the Army of the U. S. Accept Sir &c. DNA : RG 107--LSP--Letters Sent to the President.
I have the honor of proposing for your approbation the following appointments in the troops to be raised by virtue of an act entitled “An Act to raise for a limited time an additional military force” passed on the 12th day of April 1808. viz John Johnson of Pennsylvania and Fayette Roane of Virginia to be appointed Captains of Infantry John Stewart of Pensylvania & William R. Davis of South...
As well as I can recollect, there were no talks made by either of the Chiefs alluded to, or answers given, except such as related merely to friendly dispositions on both sides, with some explanations relative to the Treaty of Greenvill, presents were made in the usual way, with recommendations to keep at peace, to cultivate the land, and to discontinue the use of Ardent spirits, &c &c. The...
I have the honor of proposing for your approbation the following appointments in the troops to be raised by virtue of an act entitled “An Act to raise for a limited time an additional military force” passed on the 12th day of April 1808 viz Tully Robinson of Virginia to be appointed Major in the Fifth Regiment of Infantry. Isaac Coles of Virginia to be appointed Captain in the Regiment of...
Capt. Tingey received a letter the last evening from Capt. Truxton in which it was stated as a fact that the destination of the Troops from Hallifax is Battonrouch. Yours DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
The enclosed note, was recd this morning, I had desired [Mr] Smith to confer with you [on] the subject; If he can without [de]lay fit out the vessel at Charles ton , and convey the Genl. to N.O. might return & cruise off the ia Coast, or elsewher. will [yo]u please to give Mr. Smith your opinnion in such measures as to [let] the question rest with him, or otherways as you may think proper.—...
I had neglected to put Col Smith of S. Carolina, into the list which I presented to you this day, he is highly recommended as an old revolutionary Officer of great merit & sound principles with this I send his name, for appointment. yours respectfuly DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I have the honor of proposing for your approbation the following appointments in the troops to be raised by virtue of an act entitled “An Act to raise for a limited time an additional military force” passed on the 12th day of April 1808 viz. Thomas Sumpter Junr. of South Carolina to be appointed Lieut. Colonel in the Regiment of Light Artillery. Leonard Covington of Maryland to be appointed...
I have the honor of proposing for your approbation, John Smith of South Carolina, to be appointed Lieut Colonel in the third Regiment of Infantry in the service of the United States Accept Sir assurances of my high respect & consideration DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I have the honor of proposing for your approbation Ensign Milo Mason of the fourth Regiment of Infantry, Cadets Christopher Vandeventer , Solomon G Conklin , & Augustus W. Magee and/or John Erving Junr. of Massachusetts / and John Fitzgerald of Maryland , to be appointed Second Lieutenants in the Regiment of Artillerists in the service of the United States Accept Sir assurances of my high...
Having fully concidered the question relating to the allowence of extra rations to Genl. Wilkinson while commanding the Army at New Orleans and its vicinity, and having had a conversation with Mr. Rodney on the subject, I am fully satisfied that the allowence is authorised by law & practise, and Mr. Rodney appears to have no impressions contrary to my own opinnion. I have made a statement of...
Sir, the enclosed letter is from an intelligent Capt. who would not write as he does on slight suspicions. Yours, Dec. 24 . 08. I have communicated the inclosed to the Secretaries of the Treasy. & Navy, & you will see their answers. will you be so good as to give whatever orders you think equal to the case, within your department. you know the position of the place & resources better than I...
I have the honor to propose for your approbation Adam King and Joel Browne to be appointed Captains of Infantry in the first Legion of the Militia of the District of Columbia Accept Sir, assurances of my high respect and consideration PHi : Daniel Parker Papers.
Sir, there being strong grounds for suspecting the Little Turtle of double dealing between us, and the British officers in upper Canada to whom he pay’d a visit a short time before he set out on his Journey to this place, it may be a question whether some allusions to his friendly feelings towards the British Govt. or to overtures from that quarter to him, may be mentioned in your Answer.—I...
The Chipewa who was here the last winter is now here with a young man of his Nation and has through Mr. Riley who accompaines them, deliverd the enclosed talk. I have proposed their calling on you on monday next at eleven oclock, and I think it probable that the Little Turtle & his party will wait on you at the same time if you have no objection. Yours with respectfull esteem DLC : Papers of...
I have the honor of proposing for your approbation the following appointments in the Troops, to be raised by virtue of an act entitled “An Act to raise for a limited time an additional military force passed on the 12th. day of April 1808. viz. Capt Elijah Strong of the first Regt of Infantry to be appointed Major in the 7th Regiment of Infantry. Lewis Peckham of Rhode Island to be appointed...
Sir, the appointments of the Inspector, & Paymaster, should be submitted to the Senate. Yours, DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I have the honor of proposing for your approbation Major Abimael Y. Nicoll of the Regiment of Artillerists to be appointed Adjutant and Inspector of the Army; and Robert Brent of the City of Washington to be appointed Pay Master of the Army. Accept Sir assurances of my high respect and consideration Approved DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.