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I have the honor of proposing for your approbation, Erastus Granger of Suffield (Connecticut) as Agent for the Six Nations of Indians—vice Capt: Callender Irvine resigned— I am with Sentiments of respect &ca. FC ( Lb in DNA : RG 107, LSP ); in a clerk’s hand. Dearborn wrote erastus granger on 30 Jan., informing him of his appointment as agent to the Six Nations and enclosing copies of his...
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...
orders were early given for the necessary supply’s of provisions for the volunteers from Tennessee. on their arrival at Natchez, it was a general opinion that they could take provisions with them sufficient for their Journey through the woods and they made no objection that I have heard of to that part of the arrangement. they certainly had sufficient time before they marched, for furnishing...
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 the honour of enclosing as correct a list of the officers (above the grade Lieut.,) who served in the Army of the United States in our revolutionery war, as I have been able to collect. with respectfull consideration I am Sir Your Obedt Servt RC ( DLC ); at head of text: “The President of the United States”; endorsed by TJ as received from the War Department on 23 Mch. and “list of...
I have the honor to propose for your approbation the following list of Promotions & appointments in the Army of the United States— Promotions— Capt. James Bruff to be promoted to the rank of Major in the Corps of Artillerists, vice, Majr. Richard S. Blackburn—deceased— First Lieut. Richard Whiley to be promoted to the rank of Capt., vice, Capt. James Bruff promoted— Second Lieut. Simon Owens...
In the rules & Articles of War accompanying this note, I have turned down the leaves where you will find the articles refered to in the sentence of the Court Martial on the trial of Capn. Muhlingburg. RC ( DLC ); undated; addressed: “The President of the United States”; endorsed by TJ as received from the War Department on 28 Mch. 1803 and “Muhlenberg’s sentence”; so noted in SJL , but under...
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
In conformity to your note of the 1st. inst. I have made such an apportionment of the three thousand dollars appropriated for exploring Louisiana as appeared to me most expedient, which I herewith enclose. the scantiness of the fund renders it necessary to calculate on a future appropriation for the pay of the two Gentlemen to be imployed, after the end of the present year.—I had written to...
two thirds of one years pay to the two Gentlemen to be imployed at 3 dol pr. day each $1460 for Instruments & tools 500 for outfit 300 for presents to Indians 600 money to take with them. 140 $3000 MS ( DLC : TJ Papers, 137:23731); undated, entirely in Dearborn’s hand. Dft ( PHi ); written on
The enclosed is a copy of a letter from the President of the United States, which he requested me to communicate to you and the other gentlemen. I am Sir with the highest esteem your Huml. Servt. RC and enclosure ( DNA : RG 59, ML ). RC undated; date assigned on the basis of replies to Jefferson’s letter from Dearborn, Gallatin, and Smith dating from 14 to 16 Apr. ( DLC : Jefferson Papers);...
The Agent of the Chocktaw factory has requested instructions on a subject of so delicate a nature as to require your opinnion, as to what steps ought to be taken. I have stated the subject fully to Mr. Madison and he advises me to write to you.—it appears that the Commandant of Mobile has introduced a practice of demanding a duty of 12½ persent on all exports from the Territory of the United...
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 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...
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...
Your letter with which I was yesterday honoured, has by the unreserved explicit and friendly manner in which you have been good enough to express your sentiments concerning myself, is not only highly grattifying & satisfactory, but lays me under additional obligations, and will excite the greater exertions for securing the continuence of your friendship & confidence,—and I shall feel less...
I have the honor to propose Doctor Abraham Edwards for your approbation as Surgeon’s Mate in the Army of the United States Accept Sir the assurances of my high respect &cc— FC ( Lb in DNA : RG 107, LSP ). abraham edwards wrote to TJ from Baltimore on 7 May (not found, but recorded in SJL as received 14 May with notation “to be Surgeon’s mate”). That letter was forwarded to the War Department,...
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...
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....
I was this morning honoured with your letter of the 3d. Inst. enclosing a letter from Mr. Boudinot &c,—without having recourse to the files in the office I cannot state the amount of the aid we agreed to afford Mr. Blackburn in the establishment of a School in the Cherokee Nation, or the annual advances which were then contemplated, but I well remember that he appeared to be satisfied at the...
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...
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...
I have the honor to propose Doctor Oliver H Spencer for your approbation as Surgeon in the Army of the United States Accept Sir the Assurances of my high respect and Consideration DNA : RG 107--LSP--Letters Sent to the President.
The ordinance in the enclosed Gazette is one passed by the Senate of Hamburg on the 10th. Octr. reviving and extending former prohibitions of residents of Hamburg being concerned in aiding or procuring passengers to embark for distant foreign countries in vessels wholly or principally engaged in carrying them, either from Hamburg or foreign ports. The penalties are pecuniary, viz. 25 Rix...
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 George Bumford for approbation as a Cadet in the Corps of Engineers. Accept Sir the assurances of my high respect & Consideration DNA : RG 107--LSP--Letters Sent to the President.
Having attentively perused the remarks you honourd me with on the subject of Indian lands, I take the liberty of submitting the following observations. We ought undoubtedly to imbrace the earliest opportunity for meeting the present overtures of the Chocktaws, and of securing an additional session as contemplated in your remarks, if practicable on reasonable terms. The establishment of houses...
I have the honor to request, that you will be pleased to appoint Capt Callender Irvine, Superintendent of the military Stores of the United States in the room of Genl William Irvine deceased. Accept Sir the assurances of high respect & consideration DNA : RG 107--LSP--Letters Sent to the President.
I have carefully concidered the enclosed Bill, and take the liberty of suggesting for concideration two very unimportant alterations, and the addition of a section or two, to be placed at the head of the bill or reather to form the first or first & second sections; I am not confident as to the propriety of anexing to the Bill the principle contained in the section I have proposed, but I am...
1t. par. instead of war } of that scurge to the human race, which has so frequently laid waste many of the best parts of the world, Treaty Piankashaws, & Delawares, may it not be advisable to suggest some improvement in the present sistem of government in uper Louisiana. may it not be expedient to say something in relation to the advantages which result from our trading houses with the...
I have the honor to propose for your approbation Matthew Whyte and John J. Kelly as Cadets in the Corps of Artillerists With Sentiments of esteem & respect I am yours &c DNA : RG 107--LSP--Letters Sent to the President.
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...
I have the honor herewith to transmit you a list of Appointments in the Army of the United States, during the last recess of Congress Accept Sir, the assurances of my high respect and consideration DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson. List of Appointments in the Army of the United States during the last recess of Congress. Hannibal M Allen of Vermont 2d Lieut. of Artillery to take rank from the...
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 have now the honor to enclose you the document which you placed in my hand this morning and to inform you that the principles adopted by those who were charged with the settlement of claims for Military services rendered during the late revolutionary war, operated as a bar to the one now presented—   It appears that George Hurlbert on whose account the claim is now brought, died on the 8th....
The laws of Congress which provide for the organization & discipline of the Militia within the District of Columbia, having provided suitable tribunals for the trial of any number of said Militia for misconduct, it is inexpedient for the Executive to interfere in the manner contemplated by the address refered to in your letter of the 6th. Inst. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
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...
I have the honor to propose for your approbation Peter Ogilvie Jnr. of New York and Ethan Allen of Vermont as Cadets in the Corps of Artillerists. Accept, Sir, the assurances of my high respect & consideration [ Order by TJ ] Dec. 10. 04. Approved PHi : Daniel Parker Papers.
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.
In conformity with the intimations you were pleased to make to me yesterday, I herewith enclose a list of such Gentlemen as have occured to my mind as candidates for the office of Attorney Genl. with respectfull concideration I am Sir Your Obedt. Servt. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson. A list of such charactors as have occured to me as candidates for the appointment of Attorney Genl.— J...
I have the honor to propose for your approbation the following list of Promotions in the Militia of the District of Columbia— Major John P. Van Ness to be promoted to the rank of Colonel in the 1st. Legion, vice Colonel Brent resigned. Captain William O. Sprigg to be promoted to the rank of Major in the 1st. Legion, vice Major Van Ness promoted. 1st Lieut Charles McLaughlin to be promoted to...
All claims for services performed, in our revolutionery war except for lands or pentions, are bar’d by the Act of limitation, and no officer was intitled to lands unless he served to the close of the war or was deranged by certain resolutions of Congress. It appears by the journals of Congress that Genl. Conway resigned on the 22d. day of April 1778 and Congress accepted his resignation on the...
I do not consider any Territorial Govr. as having any direction of the factories or trading houses unless by perticular and special directions from the Presidt. of the U.S. I think that Govr. Harrison has incorrect ideas as to the command of the regular Troops in Louisiana, for although the law gives the respective Commandants the command of the regular Troops in their respective Districts, it...
I have the honor to propose for your approbation Louis Valle of Louisiana and Jesse F. Heard of Georgia as Cadets in the Regiment of Artillerists With Sentiments of Esteem & respect I am your Most Obedt. Servant PHi : Daniel Parker Papers.
I have the honor to propose for your approbation the following list of Promotions and Appointments in the Army of the United States. Promotions Capt Abimael Y. Nicoll to be promoted to the rank of Major in the Corps of Artillerists, vice, Major George Ingersol resigned December 1st 1804. 1st Lieut Samuel T Dyson, to be promoted to the rank of Captain in the Corps of Artillerists vice, Captain...
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...
I have the honor of proposing for your approbation William Dent Bealle, Adjutant, to be promoted to Brigade Major and Inspector of the Militia of the District of Columbia vice Major Joshua Wingate resigned. With sentiments of esteem & respect I am, Sir, Your Obedient Servant PHi : Daniel Parker Papers.
I have the honor to transmit herewith, for your signature; sundry Commissions of the Militia of the District of Columbia With sentiments of respect & esteem I am, Sir, Your Obedt. Servant DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Having examined the proposed project for fortifying the harbour of N. York which you received from the Mayor of this City and enclosed to me, I take the liberty of offering the following observations on the subject.—In the first place the project contemplates an expence far beyond our present abilities to meet, and if carried into effect would not in my opinnion answer the purpose...
Having been honoured with your note enclosing a letter to the Mayor of N. York, I can only observe, that as far as I am capable of Judging, every idea is convey’d in the letter which the nature of the subject requires. Yours. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.