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I have this morning been honoured with your letter of the 17th. on receit of your former letter in which you mentioned the subject of the sailing of the John Adams, I had a conversation with the Secretary of the Navy relative to the propriety of the sailing of any other force to the Mediterranian, the John Adams being then almost ready for Sea, with her crew on board, it was then our mutual...
I have given the necessary direction for the discharge of Jerimiah Bettels mentioned in your note of this day . RC ( DLC ); addressed: “The President of the United States”; endorsed by TJ as received from the War Department on 7 Oct. and “Battel’s case” and so recorded in SJL . On 7 Oct., Dearborn ordered Lieutenant Colonel Thomas H. Cushing to DISCHARGE Jeremiah Battels from the army ( DNA :...
The Secretary of War has the honor of proposing to the President of the United States, that, Alexander McComb Jur. of the State of New York, now a second Lieutenant in the 1st. Regiment of Infantry be appointed first Lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers, That Joseph G. Swift of Massachusetts, and Simon Levy of the State of now serving as Cadets, be appointed second Lieutenants in said Corps of...
On further enquirey & concideration I am induced to repeat my request for the appointment of the officers I had the honour of proposing for your concideration yesterday.— McComb, Swift & Levy being in the Army and having strong claims on the score of services for promotion, on general principles it would be improper to postpone them. Irwin, Gay & Chew are said to be active republicans.—...
I should presume that it might not be amiss to enquire of Genl. Sumpter, W. Hampton, or other known respectable characters in S.C., what wieght & credit is to be given to the representations of Mr. D. and what would be proper to be done for him (if any thing) by the Exect.—he may become a mischevious man, and in the critical situation of that State, however undeserving, it may be proper to...
The Secretary of War has the honor to solicit permission from the President of the United States to appoint Joseph Gilbert Totton , a Cadet in the Corps of Engineers. FC ( Lb in DNA : RG 107, LSP ). A nephew and ward of Jared Mansfield, Joseph Gilbert Totten ( TOTTON ) enjoyed a distinguished career as a military engineer following his graduation from West Point in 1805. In 1838, he was...
The Secretary of War has the honor of proposing to the President of the United States, that Doctor Maupire of Virginia, be appointed a Surgeon’s Mate, in the Army of the United States. FC ( Lb in DNA : RG 107, LSP ). George Washington Maupin ( MAUPIRE ) was commissioned a surgeon’s mate on 5 Nov. 1802 ( Heitman, Dictionary Francis B. Heitman, comp., Historical Register and Dictionary of the...
The Secretary of War has the honor of proposing to the President of the United States, that Joseph Morgan , be appointed Superintendant of the Armoury at Springfield in the State of Massachusetts. FC ( Lb in DNA : RG 107, LSP ); in a clerk’s hand. After a brief term as master armorer at the Springfield Armory, joseph morgan was appointed superintendent of the facility on 23 Nov. 1802 and...
Will you be so obliging as to inform me whether the Journals and other papers relating to the several Indian Treaties, should accompany the respective Treaties when presented to you. with respectfull concideration I am Sir Your Huml. Servt Note by TJ : The Senate always expect a communication of all papers throwing light on the treaty, and have called for them when withheld. RC ( DLC );...
May it not be expedient to intimate that if a dry dock at this place should succeed, that others at more Northern ports may be likewise proper for such Ships as may be hereafter built. will it not be proper to make some mention of the measures taken for commencing the establishment of a Magazine & Armoury in S. Carolina.— RC ( DLC ); in Dearborn’s hand, written at foot of the preceding...
I have the honor to transmit you a list of the appointments, promotions and Transfers which have taken place in the Army, during the last recess of Congress, together with a nomination of sundry persons to supply certain vacancies now existing. Accept, Sir, assurances of my high respect and consideration. RC ( DLC ); in a clerk’s hand, signed by Dearborn; at foot of text: “The President of the...
List of appointments in the Army of the United States, made during the last recess of Congress A. William King to be Surgeons mate, 10th. June 1802. Joseph West  Ditto. Ditto. 10. June 1802. John F. Heilaman  Ditto. Ditto. 2. July 1802. G. W. Maupire  Ditto. Ditto. 5. Nov. 1802. Alexander McComb Junr. to be lst. Lieut: in the Corps of Engineers to take rank from 12. Oct. 1802. Joseph G. Swift...
The Secretary of War has the honor of proposing to the President of the United States, that, Hannibal Montisure Allen , be appointed a Cadet in the Corps of Engineers, and that John Doyle be appointed a Cadet in the Regiment of Artillerists. FC ( Lb in DNA : RG 107, LSP ). On 14 Jan., Dearborn sent letters to Hannibal M. allen and John doyle informing them that the president had approved their...
I herewith enclose a rough draught of a report on Indian affairs. will you please to make such amendments and alterations as it may require, and a form for the heading or preamble. I am Sir with sentiments of respectfull consideration your Humb Servt. RC ( DLC ); at head of text: “To the President of the United States”; endorsed by TJ as received from the War Department on 14 Jan. and “Indian...
By Treaties held with the Creek and Chocktaw nations of Indians in the course of the last year, considerable tracts of land have been obtained, and there is reason to believe that additional cessions, may be obtained on reasonable terms from the aforementioned and other Indian Nations in the course of the present year.— The boundary line between the State of North Carolina and the Cherokees...
Genl. Wilkinson, to be appointed Commissioner to treat with the Chocktaws, Creeks, Chickasaws &c— Govr. Harrison to be appointed Commissioner to treat with the Indians Northwest of the Ohio. RC ( DLC : TJ Papers, 129:22285); undated; entirely in Dearborn’s hand; endorsed by TJ as received from the War Department on 1 Feb. and “Nominations.” govr. harrison : see TJ to the Senate, 2 Feb.
The Secretary of War has the honor to propose to the President of the United States, that Joseph Doyle of the district of Columbia, and John Miller of the State of Maryland, be respectively appointed Ensigns in the 2d. Regiment of Infantry—That Pallus P. Stuart, of the North Western Territory, and William Lee of the State of Vermont, be respectively appointed Ensigns in the 1st. Regiment of...
I herewith enclose a statement of what I consider as a just, or at lest, an equitable claim on the United States. You will probably think the narative connected with this statement tedious, but I have considered it necessary exhibit a full view of the subject—when I ingaged in this unfortunate contract, I was not in debt, nor was the Gentleman who has assisted me; within a few months of the...
I take the liberty of presenting the following statement, as the grounds of what I concider a fair & equitable claim on the United States. In the year 1798 I was applied to by the Treasury Department to undertake the erection of a stone lighthouse at Cape Hatteras, and a wooden one on a stone foundation at Shell castle, with dwelling houses, &c—after making what I considered the necessary...
I take the liberty of proposing to your consideration the following promotions (viz) 2d. Lieut: Bartholomew D. Armistead, 2d. Regt. of Infantry, to be 1st. Lieut: vice, 1st. Lieut. Samuel Lane, resigned 12th. August 1802. 2d. Lieut: Benjamin Wilkinson, 2d. Regt. of Infantry, to be 1st. Lieut: vice, 1st. Lieut: G. Barde dismissed the service Ensign Josiah Taylor 2d. Regt. of Infantry, to be 2d....
Walker K. Armistead , a Cadet in the Corps of Engineers, having on examination, received honorable testimonials of his progress in science and of requisite qualifications to sustain a Commission in the Army of the United States, I take the liberty of proposing to your consideration, the appointment of said Armistead, as a second Lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers. With high consideraton &c....
I have the honor to propose the following persons for appointments in the Army of the United States (Viz) Henry B. Jackson to be 2d Lieut. of Artillerists Samuel W. Sayre Ensign of the 2d Regt of Infty Louis C. Bayly    ditto William P. Clyma    ditto Julius F. Heileman Cadet of Artillerists William McRea    Ditto
I have the honor to propose John Livingston for the appointment of 2d. Lieut. in the Corp’s of Artillerists, to take rank as such from and after the 30th. day of the present month. Accept Sir, the assurances &c. FC ( Lb in DNA : RG 107, LSP ). john livingston was among the military nominations TJ sent to the Senate in his message of 18 Nov. 1803. For his earlier appointment as a cadet, see...
I have the honor to propose Docr. R. Chew for Surgeons Mate, and Wm. P. Graham for second Lieut. of the Corps of Artillerists in the service of the United States. I have the honor to be &c. FC ( Lb in DNA : RG 107, LSP ). Richard chew was among the military nominations TJ sent to the Senate in his message of 18 Nov. 1803. William P. graham resigned his commission in October 1803 ( Heitman,
please to accept my perticular thanks for the perusal you have afforded me of your remarks on religion ,—as they will probably at some future day be laid before the public, permit me Sir, to suggest a small deviation from the mode of expression you have used in one sentance.—insted of saying the Committing to writing his life and doctrines fell on the most unlettered and ignorant of men, would...
I have the honor to propose Doctor Joseph Macrary for a Surgeons Mate in the Army of the United States. Accept Sir, the assurances &c. FC ( Lb in DNA : RG 107, LSP ). macrary : probably Joseph McCreery (Macrery) of Delaware, who had been recommended to TJ in 1802 for appointment to the marine hospital at New Orleans. Upon receiving his commission, he was ordered to Washington in the...
I enclose Govr. Claiborns letter on the subject of a Brigadier Genl. may it not be prudent to consult Govr. Claiborn on the effect which the appointment of his brother as Majr. Genl. would probably have in the Territory, previous to making any appointment of Genl. officers. RC ( DLC ); undated; endorsed by TJ as received from the War Department on 21 May 1803 and “Brigadr. Genl. for Missipi”...
I have the honor to propose for your approbation, the following persons for promotion. Lieut. Col. Thomas Hunt of the 1st. Regt. of Infty. to be promoted to the rank of Colonel (vice) Colonel John F. Hamtramck, deceased. Major Jacob Kingsbury of the 2d. Regt. of Infty. to be promoted to Lieut. Col. of the 1st. Regt. of Infty. (vice) Lieut. Col. Hunt promoted. Capt. Thomas Pasteur of the 1st....
In a late communication from Col Hawkin⟨s⟩ I received copies of a corrispondence between him & the Govr. of Florida by which it appears that the Govr. had notified Col Hawkins of his having been informed that Bowls had crossed the line into the Territories of the United States, and requested the Col to make every exaction in his power for having him apprehended. I have written to Col Hawkins...
I have the honor to propose     Rathburn , for a Cadet of Artillerist in the service of the U. States. I have the honor to be &c. FC ( Lb in DNA : RG 107, LSP ). rathburn : that is, Samuel B. Rathbone of New York ( Heitman, Dictionary Francis B. Heitman, comp., Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army
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I have the honor to propose Docr. Calvin Taylor for a Surgeons Mate in the Army of the United States. Accept Sir, the assurance &c. FC ( Lb in DNA : RG 107, LSP ). calvin taylor of Vermont would be on the list of nominations and promotions TJ sent to the Senate on 18 Nov. 1803. He died in 1806 ( JEP Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United States … to the Termination of...
I have the honor to propose William L. Brent of Maryland, and Charles M. Taylor of Pensylvania for 2d. Lieuts. of Artillerists—and Jonathan Eastman of Vermont and Neal Duffee of New York for Ensigns in the 1st. Regt. of Infantry. Accept Sir, the assurances &c.— FC ( Lb in DNA : RG 107, LSP ). William L. brent
I have the honor to propose the following persons for promotion in the Army of the U. States, Vizt., Richard S. Blackburn Capt. of Artillerists to be Major in the same Corps, vice Jackson resigned 30th. April 1803— John Saunders Lt. of Artillerist to be Captain vice Blackburn promoted. Howell Cobb Lt. of Artillerists to be Captain vice Izard resigned June the 1st. 1803. Horatio Stark 2d. Lt....
I have the honor to propose Reuben Chamberlin for an Ensign in the 2d. Regt. of Infantry in the service of the United States.— Accept Sir, the assurances &c. FC ( Lb in DNA : RG 107, LSP ). Reuben chamberlin of New Hampshire would be included on the list of nominations and promotions TJ sent to the Senate on 18 Nov. 1803 ( JEP Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United...
I take the liberty of enclosing a letter from Mrs. Stuart , daughter to Blair McClennigan of Philadelphia, whether you will think it expedient to give him the appointment his daughter requests, or not, I cannot pretend to say, but if something could be done for him, I presume it would be pleasing to our friends. with sentiments of the highest respect I am Sir Your Huml Servt RC ( DNA : RG 59,...
I have the honour of enclosing a letter from Capn. Lewis which came open to me, I have given permission to Lt. Hook to accompany Capt. Lewis. with respectfull concideration I am Sir Your Huml Servt, P.S. Your letter relative to Mr. Dupont has been duly recd. & attended to. RC ( DLC ); at foot of text: “The President of the United States”; endorsed by TJ as received from the War Department on 5...
I arrived last evening from Bath, where I had been twelve or fourteen days,—on my way home I received a packet from Mr. Wingate inclosing your two letters of the 8th. and 13 Inst.—at Hagerstown, I met with Mr. Pechon with whoom I spent a day, in the course of conversation, I observed to Mr. Pechon that I had been informed by gentlemen from Baltimore that Young Boneparte had announced himself...
The address from Kaskaskias and the petition of Aaron Goff have been duly received.—Mr. W. Clark, having consented to accompany Capt. Lewis, is highly interesting, it adds very much to the ballance of chances in favour of ultimate success.— If any considerations whatever would induce my family to make a Journey, it would be that of visiting Monticello, and especially after the friendly &...
I herewith enclose the proceedings of a Genl. Court Martial which require your approbation, as relates to the sentence respecting Lt. Van Ransselear , and the pardon of Benja. Furgason so far as relates to corporal punishment. I enclose a letter from Genl. Muhlengburg soliciting the remission of the corporal punishment which Lewis Rush is sentenced to receive—I can discover no reasonable...
I have been honoured with your letter of the 26th. inst. enclosing the letters of Judge Campbell & Mr. Jackson,—Judge Campbells opinnion on the subject of thefts, by Indians, is I concieve, in strict conformity with the General principle established by Congress, and peculiarly well calculated for redressing the evils to which it is intended to be applied. Mr. Jackson seems to have taken for...
Finding it necessary to remove my family from this place for the recovery of thier health, I have concluded to retire about twenty miles into the country, for two or three weeks, and as billious complaints are becoming prevalent in the City, & will probably increase until Octobr. permitt me to advise you not to return until the first of Octobr; your present situation being a high & healthy...
to be proposed to Congress — The several Indian Treaties. progress made in the introduction of the arts of civilization among the Indians, highly flattering. the several trading houses established in different parts of the Indian Country appear from the best Information, to have had a very usefull effect, and without any diminution of the Capital, imployed. an attempt to procure an additional...
+ they must have been sensible , that alth’o the right of deposit was of little value to the U.S. when compaired with the actual & peaceable possession of New Orleans and the adjacent country on both sides the river, the continuance of the privation must have produced an important effect on the peace & tranquility of our Country. ‡ but from the assurances of the respective Beligerant powers we...
I have the honor to transmit you a list of the promotions and appointments which have taken place in the Army of the United States, during the last recess of Congress.— Accept, Sir, assurances of my high respect and consideration RC ( DLC ); in a clerk’s hand, signed by Dearborn; at foot of text: “The President of the United States”; endorsed by TJ as received from the War Department on 17...
The Secretary of War has the honor to propose to the President of the United States, that, Robert Richie and Richard Smith both of the State of Maryland, be appointed 2d. Lieutenants respectively in the Regiment of Artillerists. That, Alpha Kingsley and Gideon Warner, both of the State of Vermont, be appointed Ensigns respectively, in the 1st. Regiment of Infantry. That, Samuel Williamson of...
I take the liberty of proposing the above named Gilbert C. Russell as an Ensign in the 2d. Regt. of Infantry and that his name be added to the list I had the honour of submitting this morning . Your Huml. Servt RC ( DLC ); undated; endorsed by TJ: “Cocke Wm. Washn. Nov. 16. 03. recd. Nov. 17. to Genl Dearborne” (see below) and “Russell Gilbert C. to be ensign.” Recorded in SJL as a letter of...
It does not appear on a strict examination of the papers in this Office, that any documents remain, which will enable me to give any information on the subject of the Arrest of Zachariah Coxe —If there ever were any documents in this Office relative to that subject, they were probably consumed with the War Office in November 1800— With respectfull Consideration I am, Sir, Your Obedt. Servt. RC...
I have the honor to propose Edmund Hayward of Maryland & James Lanier of Kentucky for Surgeons Mates, and Reuben Smith & Thomas A. Smith of Georgia for 2d. Lieutenants in the Corps of Artillerists and James Logan of Kentucky for an Ensign of the 2d. Regiment of Infantry— With respectfull consideration I am your Obedt. Servt. RC ( DLC ); in a clerk’s hand, signed by Dearborn; at foot of text:...
The proposition of Mr. Laussat to sell the United States a quantity of Artillery and other Military Stores, in his possession at New Orleans, has been duly attended to. I regret that our present arrangements relative to Military Stores generally, will not admit of accepting his offer. Measures have been taken, which are in opperation, for procuring such additional Military Stores as were...