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The good of the service as well as a due regard to my own charactor, induces me to give you a scetch of the present state of affairs in the 9th. Military District. The Act of Congress for improving the organization of the Staff of the Army, and repealing such parts of the former Laws as come within the purview of the new Act, is concidered as displacing the officers who were appointed under...
The necessity of an early answer to the inclosed letters from Governor Harrison induced me to send him one prior to my consulting you on the subject, a copy of Which I herewith transmit, and on a further consideration of the subject I have taken measures for forwarding by a Gentleman who sets out this day for Kentucky, some Medals , and fifteen hundred dollars in silver —the money to be...
I was yesterday honored with your letter of the 13th.—I have been constantly imploy’d, since my arrival here, in examining the various sites contemplated for works of defence; the Vice president the Govr. and Col. Williams have been with us, and I presume we shall ultimately agree on such arrangements in regard to the defence of this place as you will approve, on as will give general...
I should think it advisable to direct correct Muster & pay rolls to be made out of the Militia at Norfolk, in actual sums, and to direct their discharge at the expiration of the terms for which they were ingaged. whether any others should be called into service or not, may be a question for farther deliberation. at present I should doubt the expediency of calling out any of the Militia,...
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...
I have the honor of proposing for your approbation Sterling Everitt of North Carolina, Alpheus Roberts & George W. Hight of New Hampshire, Sylvanus Thayer of Massachusetts, Edward D. Russy of New York, John Reed Oliver G. Barton, Milo Mason, Minor Huntington, Heman Fay, Amariah Chandler & Joseph Hermon of Vermont as Cadets in the Regiment of Artillerists. Accept Sir assurances of my high...
I have the honor of proposing for your approbation the following promotions & appointments in the Second Legion of the Militia of the District of Columbia. Ensign James Millan of the Infantry to be promoted to the Rank of Lieutenant in the same, vice, Lt. Thomas W. Peyton, removed from the District Ensign Frederick Shuck of the Infy to be promoted to the Rank of Lieutenant vice Lieut. John...
I have the honor to transmit you herewith Returns of the Militia of the United States, made from such returns as have been received by this Department. Accept Sir, the assurances of my high respect & consideration DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
The various articles sent by Capt. Lewis by the way of New Orlians arrived yesterday at your home from Baltimore, suspecting that vermin had made their way into the packages, I took the liberty of requesting your Stuard to have the boxes opened, in which there were great numbers of vermin. I then had the cask opened in which the Buffalo Robes & other dressed skins were packed, all which were...
I have the honor herewith to transmit you a list of Promotions and appointments in the Corps of Engineers during the last recess of Congress Accept Sir, the assurances of my high respect and consideration DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.