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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...
Under existing circumstances, I take the liberty of proposing for your concideration the propriety of suggesting to Congress the expediency of authorising the raising a body of regular troops, as stated below, and the forming and organizing of 24,000 volunteers, on the principles I have heretofore had the honor of stating to you.— Regular troops to be ingaged for five years, unless [sooner]...
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 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...
Agreably to your request I have perused the enclosed, I am not capable of discovering any imperfection in the manner or matter. Yours. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
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...
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...
On my arrival at this place yesterday, I was honored with the rect. of your letter of the 7th. inst. enclosing copies of two letters from Capt. Decatur. I also received a letter from Genl. Mathews enclosing a copy of a letter from Capt. Douglass to the Mayor of Norfolk & the Mayors answer.—This morning I have been honored with your letter of the 9th. I have had a conference with the V....
When Ensign Mead arrived in the City of Washington with the charge of S. Swartout, he observed to me that he had a desire to make a communication, which he intended to have made to General Wilkinson previous to his leaving New Orleans: no other person being present I observed that I had no objection to hear what he had to say. He then remarked that, about nine months ago, he was invited to...
I take the liberty of suggesting whether, under existing circumstances, it would not be advisable to propose to Congress an augmentation of our regular troops, as soon as practicable; and also the engaging & organizing, of twenty four thousand volunteers, on the principles I have had the honor of proposing for your consideration, the general outlines of which are contained in the Paper marked...
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.
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...
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.
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,
I have been duly honoured with your letter of the 8th. inst. and have presented a copy to each of the heads of Departments.—I think there can be no doubt of the propriety of directing the commanding Officers of the respective posts in uper Louisiana to remove any persons who have set down on lands without titles since the twentieth of Decemr. last, and to prevent by all the means they...
I have the honor of proposing for your approbation, Sylvanus Thayer, to be appointed Cadet in the Corps of Engineers and Samuel Newman a Cadet in the Regiment of Artillerists. Accept Sir, assurances of my high respect and consideration [ Note by TJ :] Approved PHi : Daniel Parker Papers.
Your very flattering answer, to my letter of the 29th. ulto., has been perused with all the sensibilities its contents are calculated to inspire. If Sir, my continuing here, until July, will afford you any satisfaction, I certainly shall not decline it; and if after retireing, my opinnion, in relation to fortifications, should be concidered by yourself, of any use, I shall esteem your commands...
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...
I have the honor of proposing for your approbation the following promotions in the Army of the United States. Viz Regiment of Artillerists 1st. Lieut. Lewis Howard to be Capt., vice, William Yates resigned 1st. November 1806 1st. Lieut. William Cocks to be Captain, vice, George Waterhouse deceased 11th April 1807. 2d Lieut Porter Hanks to be 1st Lieut, vice, Stephen Worsell resigned 31...
I have the honor of proposing for your approbation George Washington of Virginia to be appointed a Second Lieutenant in the 5th: Regiment of Infantry in the service of the U.S. Accept, Sir, &c. DNA : RG 107--LSP--Letters Sent to the President.
Alth’o the sentences of the Court Martials upon Lt. Harper is an unusual one, I presume it will be safe, & not improper for you to approve it. Yours, DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I have the honor of proposing—for your approbation Wade Hampton to be appointed Colonel of the Regiment of Light Dragoons in the service of the U.S. Accept, Sir &c. DNA : RG 107--LSP--Letters Sent to the President.
Location of the Regular Troops— Companies New Hampshire 1 Massahusetts 1 Rhode Island & Connecticut 1 Newyork 1 Pennsylvania 1 Virginia 1 North & S. Carolina 1 Georgia 2 Tennessee 1
Suppose we agree to pay $20,000 towards the expences of the canal say $2,000 per month while the is actually going on, on condition that the Company will Engage to compleat the canal within one year, and that there shall at all times be at least 5 ½ feet of water in all parts of it, so that boats & vessels decend ing five feet of water may pass through and that all vessels or boats that may...
On the subject of the memorial from sundry persons in the second Legion of Militia in the District of Columbia, on which you have been pleased to request my Opinion I take the liberty of submiting the following observations. The Laws of the United States providing for the Organization & government of the Militia of the District of Columbia having provided suitable tribunals for the trial of...
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Not having been very conversant with the detailed forms of Bills, it will be with diffidence that I shall sugjest any alterations in the draught of the proposed Bill you have been pleased to submit to my perusal,—As people on board of unarmed vessels may be guilty of offences and may resist the execution of the laws, I will take the liberty of sugjesting the propriety of leaving out the word,...
I have the honor to propose Doctr. John Sibley for your approbation as Surgeon Mate in the Army of the United States Accept Sir the assurances of my high respect &c FC ( Lb in DNA : RG 107, LSP ). TJ and Dearborn intended john sibley to be surgeon’s mate for the army garrison at Natchitoches, but he declined the appointment (Dearborn to Sibley, 2 Apr. 1804, FC in DNA : RG 107, LSMA
I have this morning been honored with your letter of the 30th. ulto. enclosing five blank commissions for Commandants for uper Louisiana. It not having been usual heretofore to make out commissions to Officers of the Army until their appointments had been sanctioned by the Senate, it may be doubtfull whether a similar practice would not be adviseable in the present case. I presume that no...
By the list of promotions in the office, it appears that Ensign Williamson is promoted to 2d. Let. in the place of either Hopkins or Piatt, to take rank the 16th. of June, and that Ensn. Russell will take rank as 2d. Let. the 12th. of October, the date of Bowers promotion and that Engn. Sebastian is promoted to 2d Let. vice Let. Dail, who died the 3d. of Septr., and will take rank accordingly....
I have the honor to propose for your approbation Moses H Elliott of Massachusetts, Justus Post, Gustavus V. Willard, Samuel Champlain, Luther Leonard and John Anderson of Vermont as Cadets in the Regiment of Artillerists in the service of the United States. I am Sir, with high respect Your Most Obedt Servant PHi : Daniel Parker Papers.
I have the honor of proposing, for your approbation Samuel Babcock, Daniel A. A. Buck and Edward D. Russy, at present Cadets in the Regiment of Artillerists, to be appointed Cadets in the Corps of Engineers, and John Regis Alexander to be a Cadet in the Regiment of Artillerists. 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 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...
On the complaints stated by David Campbell in his letter to you of the 1st. of Octobr. I take the liberty of submiting the following observations—It has been considerd expedient to restrict the medical Gentlemen of the Army from private practice as much as circumstancies will permit—expensive assortments of medicine, hospital stores and Instruments are confided to them respectively and for...
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...
Having by accident omited Capt. Pikes name in the list of officers for Jersey, I take the liberty of sending his name seperately, for your approval. Yours with respect 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 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...
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 Lieutenant William A. Murray to be promoted to the rank of Captain vice, John Fergus deceased May 21st. 1808. First Lieut. Joseph Cross to be promoted to the rank of Captain, vice, William L Cooper dismissed Novemr. 17th. 1808....
I have the honor of proposing for your approbation the following appointments in the Militia of the District of Columbia (viz) James Calder to be Lieutenant of light Infantry in the first Legion, vice, Charles McLaughlin promoted— James Stevens to be Ensign of light Infantry in the first Legion, vice, James Harrison resigned Accept, Sir, the assurances of my high respect and consideration....