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being satisfied that the situation of Capn Ellis’s family is such, that his remaining longer in the service must render him & his family (which is large) very unhappy, I am induced to consent to his being discharg’d, if your Excellency should please to do it. I am with all possible respect your Excellencies most obedient & very Humble Servant DNA : RG 93—War Department.
I had the honor of receiving your Excellencies dispatches of the 31st of Janury to this State respecting the recruiting service inclosed in a letter from the Secretery of War addressed to me. The packet addressed to the Honbe President Weare I immediately sent to him. unfortunate for this State, at the last session of the Legislator no measures ware taken for compleating this States quota of...
I have the honour of inclosing to your Excellency an act of this State passd at the last Session of the general Assembly for raising the deficient cies of this States quota of Troops. the delinquent Towns are now begining to exurt them selves in procureing the men, but I have too much reason to fear they will fall far short of compleeting the whole; the State has authorised me to appoint...
Lt Hubart Carter, and Ensn Saml Wells, of the 1st New Hampshire Regt being very desireous for retireing from the service, I am induced from many circumstances to give my consent to their resignations, and beg your Excellency to be pleas’d to grant them their discharges, they having settled their accounts with the Pay Master. I have the Honr to be with highest sentiments of respect. your...
Having been informed that Mr. Isaac Parker, Marshall of the District of Maine, has lately been appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court of this State, I take the liberty of soliciting the appointment of Marshal on Mr. Parkers accepting his appointment as Judge;—if Sir you should have no objection on the score of my capacity or integrity, I should hope that my pretentions otherways will be...
1. Fortifications . The Works at Newport Rhode Island have been suspended. The proposed Plan for a Fortification on Castle Island in the Harbor of Boston has been submitted to the opinions of Major Generals Heath, Lincoln, Brooks and Hull, who having visited the Island, and conversed with Mr. Foncin, the Engineer, unanimously approve of it, and have adopted a favorable opinion of the talents...
Not being able to contemplate any usefull service to the public for any greater number of the present Marine corps than may be necessary for the six ships retained in Actual service, which number cannot exceed four hundred rank & file, I take the liberty of suggesting the propriety of retaining only four hundred rank & file of said Corps, with a due proportion of noncommissioned officers, and...
I have had the honour of receiving your note of this day accompanied with the proceedings of two Courts Marshall held for the trial of Doctr. Charles Webb, Lieut. John Latimore & Edward Atwood a Midshipman, and five seamen , I have examined the aforesaid proceedings, and take the liberty of reporting as my oppinnion that there does not appear any sufficient reason for disapproving of any one...
When I had the pleasure of conferring with you three days since, I promised to lay all that you should represent, on behalf of your Nation, before your Father, the President of the United States. This has been done, and I have it in charge, from him to tell you, that he receives your visit with welcome and cordiality, that he listens willingly to your representations, and requests you and your...
I have been honoured with your note of the twenty eighth ulto. enclosing a letter from Mr. Dupont, I have it in contemplation to authorise Mr. Dupont’s Son, to make an experiment on a small quantity, say one hundred weight, of the impure salt petre, by which he will be enabled to set his price for clarifying, pr. hundred, and we shall be better able to decide on the propriety of incuring the...