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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...
In my answer to Sergt. Dunbau I observd that there would be an impropriety in giving him a discharge at present, but that if his fears were such as to render it painfull to to join his Company he might be transfered to an other Company, and that he might remain with the guard in this City the ensuing winter.—I think Capt. McComb would be a suitable charactor to attend any experiments that Mr...
The following gentleman are proposed to your consideration, as Candidates for military Agencies : (viz) For the Northern Department Peter Gansevoort , of Albany. For the middle Department William Linnard of Philadelphia. For the Southern Department Abraham D. Abrahams of Savannah. I have the honor to be, Sir, with high consideration, Yr. Obt. Servant RC ( DLC ); in a clerk’s hand, signed by...
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 assurances of my high respect & consideration DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Please to accept my thanks for the profile you were good enough to enclose it strikes me as the only good likeness, except Stuarts, I have ever seen of the original, which very much enhances its value. Mrs. Dearborn & myself are in good health. It appears to be the prevailing opinion among the republicans in this quarter, as well as in old Massachusetts & New Hampshire, that there is at least...
It is not necessary to nominate district paymasters to the Senate,—nor to nominate Cadets. as you have not returned the list of Cadets I presented to you, with the other list of appointments you may have sent the Cadet list with the others—if so it may not be improper to recall it. I am Sir Your Obedt. Servt. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
The claims in favour of the State of Virginia for guarding the public stores belonging the United States, at Manchester and New London, as transmited by Govr. Munro, are as follows, viz. for guarding stores at Manchester, in the months of Septr. & Octobr. 1800. $543.44 for Do. at New London prior to the 15th. of April 1801 }  410.83 for Do. at New London subsequent to the 15th. of April }...
By the last Mail I was honored with your letter of the 20th. ulto. with the communication from Govr. Lewis—by the same mail there is a letter published in one of the Newspapers dated St. Louis 12th. of July, stating the arrival of the Sacs. Foxes Iawau &c with the [mur]derers demanded by Govr. Lewis, which indicates a much more favorable termination of the dispute with those Indians than I had...
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...
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...
The amount of the propositions this day made by the Creek Chiefs, are that we pay them $200,000 in 18 annual instalments, which by an eaqual division of the whole sum, would amount to $11,111,11,1, each year—and in addition to the above sum, they require in tools & blacksmiths, what may be estimated at $22,600,—It is presumed that they may be induced to relinquish one half of the last...
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 of proposing for your approbation, Thomas H Holland of North Carolina to be appointed Surgeons Mate in the Army of the United States. Accept Sir, assurances of my high respect & consideration DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
By the letters I have received from the President, it appears that more active measures, than were contemplated when I left Washington, are now considered necessary, and of course my return to the Seat of Government considered expedient. Mrs. Dearborn & Miss Tingey left me yesterday for Boston, and as soon as I can possibly compleat the business which called me to this place, I shall set out...
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....
I have the honor of proposing, for your approbation, Robert Lucas, as a cadet in the Corps of Artillerists With high respect & consideration I am, Sir, your Obt. Servt. [ Order by TJ: ] Approved PHi : Daniel Parker Papers.
Brothers, Your Father the President of the United States having fully considered all that you communicated to him the other day respecting the objects of your long journey to this place, has authorized me to give you the following answer Brothers, In answer to your request respecting grants of land to your Nations and to your Interpretors, I must inform you that your Father the President does...
I have the honor to propose for your approbation John F. Heilaman of the State of Vermont and William C. Smith of Pennsylvania to be Surgeon’s Mates in the Army. I have the honor &ca. FC ( Lb in DNA : RG 107, LSP ). On the same date as the letter printed above, Dearborn informed John F. HEILAMAN and William C. SMITH that the president had appointed them surgeon’s mates in the army. The Senate...
I have the honor to submit the following statement, for the purpose of shewing the necessity of an Act of Congress authorising the appointment of Six Surgeons Mates, in addition to the number authorised by the Law of the 16th. of March 1802, fixing the Military Peace Establishment — The Posts recently established, in addition to the twenty five contemplated at the late organization of the...
I take the liberty of enclosing a letter from Mr. Winthrop of Boston who married a niece of Mr. Bowdoin & is his agent for transacting his business. I shall postpone an answer to Mr. Winthrop until I receive directions from you what answer to make.—a letter from Chouteau inform me that the Indians are not to come on, until autumn.—I have received an official account of the total destruction of...
The enclosed communications received by the last evenings mail, present a general view of Indian affairs on our Northwestern borders.—there appears to be but one question of any importance that requires a decision, towit, what measures, if any, ought to be pursued in relation to the profits.—they undoubtedly are under foreign influence, & the one who resides with in the actual jurisdiction of...
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...
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 honor of proposing for your approbation the following Promotions and appointments in the Army of the United States, viz Regiment of Artillerists First Lieut. Clarence Mulford to be promoted to the rank of Captain vice Josiah Dunham resigned April 30th. 1808 First Lieut. William Wilson to be promoted to the rank of Captain vice George Peter appointed Captain of Light Artillery May...
I have herewith the honor of presenting a General Return of the Militia of the United States—excepting the States of Delaware , Maryland & Tennessee , from which no returns have been received. Accept, Sir, the assurances of my high respect & consederation— RC ( DLC ); at foot of text: “The President of the United States”; endorsed by TJ as received from the War Department on 20 Mch. and “roll...
I have been duly honoured with your letter of the 15th. inst. together with the letter to Mr. Dunbar and the instructions for exploring the interior of Louisiana, concerning which, your directions will receive prompt attention. There is reason for believing that the result of New Hampshire election will be more favourable than our most sanguine friends had contemplated, that the Legislature...
I have the honor of proposing for your approbation the following appointments in the troops to be raised in virtue of an Act entitled ‘An Act to raise for a limited time, an additonal military force’ passed on the 12th. day of April 1808 Viz. John P. Boyd of Massachusetts to be Colonel of the 4th. Regiment of Infantry. Joseph Constant of New York to be Lieut: Colonel of the 6th. Regiment of...
I have the honor of proposing for your approbation the following list of appointments in the Army of the United States. Hannibal M Allen of Vermont to be appointed 2d. Lieut of Artillery vice Lieut Lamkin resigned— James S Smith of New Jersey to be appointed 2d. Lieut of Artillery vice Lieut Brent resigned Joseph Kimball of New Hampshire to be appointed 2d Lieut of Artillery vice Lieut Richard...
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. Residence Names Rank & Corps New Hampshire George W Prescott. Captain   Infantry
I have the honor of proposing for your approbation Benjamin Champney of Massachusetts to be appointed a First Lieutenant in the Regiment of Riflemen in the service of the U.S. Accept, Sir, &c. DNA : RG 107--LSP--Letters Sent to the President.
In behalf of a numerous body of Citizens of Boston, we request your consent; to set for a Bust , in Marble, to be executed by an eminent Artist, now resident in that Town, to be placed in Faneuil Hall.— In soliciting your assent, to this tribute of our high Respect & Veneration, we are particularly influenced by a desire of transmitting to our Children, the Features of the Man, whose patriotic...
he has come on the recomedn of Capt Lewis * hes come on his recommedn. quite ignorant * hes come thro’ midst of enemies but is now satisfied & glad he has come That Choteau has brot up all these young men has taught them our ways, & therefore he has chosen them to come with him. * he has seen truly that the murders were on peopl not coming by order of the govnt + come crying 5. killed 2....
Yesterday on my return from the Highlands I was honored with your favors of the 27th. and 30th. Ulto. with the enclosures accompanying them—I have written to Governor Harrison, on the subject of the several communications from him and others, A copy of which I herewith enclose you—If any thing farther is necessary to be said to him on the subject, or if any part of what I have written should...
I have the honor herewith to transmit you a list of promotions and appointments in the Army of the United States made during the last recess of Congress With sentiments of esteem & respect I am, Sir your Most Obt Servant DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate. List of Promotions and Appointments in the Army of the United States made during the last recess of Congress Regiment of Artillerists...
I have the honor of proposing for your approbation Doctor Henry Skinner as Surgeons Mate in the Army of the United States. Accept Sir assurances of my high respect & consideration PHi .
I have the honor of transmitting herewith, a general view of the subject of our purchases from the several Indian nations, in the course of the last four years. It may not be strictly correct as to the respective quantities of land. But I presume the quantity is not in any case overrated. There may also be some small inaccuracies as to the sums paid by way of presents &c. but I am satisfied...
The enclosed will shew you the proposd movements of troops, & their contemplated positions, together with our forces at the most important points. Yours, DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson. The following will be the disposition of the Troops in the interior and on the side of Louisiana, after the depending movements are carried into effect, viz. One hundred men from Niagara, Seventy six from...
I was the last evening honored with your letter of the 6th. Inst. Why Genl. Smyth has not thought it expedient to request a Court of Enquirey, I am at a loss to conjecture, the method he has prefered, towit, a newspaper defence & Justification, is unusual in such cases, and not calculated to produce a satisfactory result. I had presumed that his friends would advise him to request a regular...
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.—...
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.
Will not the late discovery of Treasonable intentions, render it expedient to be more cautious, in appointing Federal characters (especially in the Northern States) to the higher grades in the Army. A conciderable portion of Field officers are Federal, and if a still greater proportion of the Genl. officers should be of that description, would not the active supporters of the Government, and...
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...
I have informed Col Williams that it a new nomination must take place, and that I have doubts as to the propriety of his being appointed to a higher grade than a Lt. Col, but would not oppose his having a higher grade if you should think it advisable. I have such information from the Officers of the Corps as to induce a belief that the reappointment of Col Williams will give satisfaction &...
Being persuaded that impressions have been made on your mind by unfair and insidious insinuations or by gross misrepresentations of facts, unfavourable to those who have had any agency in communicating to the persons concerned the contents of a letter received by Mr. Granger from Seth Hunt respecting the gross scandal his neighbour and kinsman had been circulating in New Hampshire, I owe it to...
I have been honoured with your letter of the 3d. enclosing a letter from the Govr. of S. Carolina to Mr. Madison.—Mrs. Dearborn & my self propose waiting two or three weeks longer for Mr. & Mrs. Madison, but in tend at all events to have the pleasure of a visit to Monticello in Septr. be pleased Sir to accept the tender of my most respectfull esteem. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
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....
A list of the Assential Articles included in the returns of Military Stores on hand in different parts of the U. States.— Iron Cannon from 18 to 42 pounders 1142 do. smaller 460 Brass field ordnance peices— 372 new Iron field pieces 100 Brass Morters 10 & 13 inch 20 smaller do 40 Muskets 130,000 Carbines &c 1400 Rifles 4500 Pistols
I have the honour of enclosing a letter recently received from the Marquis Lafayett,—by the closing paragraph, it would appear that he would have no objection to an appointment in lower Louisiana,—I presume that Genl. Armstrong was authorised to sound him on the subject,—I have sent Genl Scotts commission to him, with some instructions, and requested him to set out for Louisiana as soon as he...
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 :...
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...