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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
may it not be advisable to place such obstructions either opposite Craney Island, or Fort Norfolk, as would effectually prevent any Ship of War, larger than a small Frigate, from passing to Norfolk.— Yours. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I have carefully perused your proposed Bill, for classing the Militia, and can concive of no conciderable objection that any one, even Varnum , can offer to the principles proposed as far as it goes, I think it probable that some members will be desireous of making some further provisions for the discipline of the Junier & Minor Classes, more especially for learning them Camp duty. I have...
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.
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,...
Since I had the honor of speaking to you on the subject of the satisfaction demanded from Great Britain, I find that subsiquent to the final agrement, as to the extent of the demand we ought to make for satisfaction, it was agreed that the demand should not only be for security against simmilar insults in future, but against all impressments, as well from our Merchantmen, as Ships of War.  the...
Sir, in the sheet received & returned yesterday, I took the liberty of noting with a pencel one word in the sentence relative to all the powers on the Atlantic or Mediterranean,—and a mark applying to the satisfaction demanded from England. would it not be better to say, to ensure some means of prompt defence,—than to say to ensure us the benifit of early exertions, in the last line of the...
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...
I shall leave this place to morrow morning for the Seat of Government where I shall arrive, baring accidents, on the 7th. unexpected detentions have kept me back two days later than I had contemplated.—by the last arrivals at Boston & this place from England, no accounts of any importance are received, except that of the arrival of the revenge with the dispatches to our Ministers, and the...
By the last evenings mail I was honor’d with your letter of the 12th. and the papers accompanying it; having compleeted the contemplated arrangements, or put all things in a train for completion as soon as practicable, and having received no intimation of any hostile movements of the British squadron, I shall avail myself of the consent express’d in your letter, and shall set out to morrow for...
I have received no direct accounts from Norfolk or its vicinity since you left this place, and as I wrote early to Mr. Newton, requesting him to be good enough to communicate all occurrences of any importance, I presume nothing has taken place deserving of notice. If Adml. Berkley was a favourite of the Fox party, as stated by some who pretend to know, and was sent on the Halifax station by...
I was the last evening honored with your letter of the 11th. enclosing a letter from Govr. Cabell, and your answer, and a copy of a letter from yourself to the Govr. in relation to intercourse by Flags of Truce.—I have sealed, and put into the post office your letter to the Govr. and herewith enclose his letter to you, together with one from St. Louis with an affidavit from Timothy Kibby.—I...
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 been honor’d with your letter of the 9th. inst.—I had understood that it was intended to confide the business of Flags to Capt. Decatur until I saw Mr. Madisons letter on the subject, I still think that would have been the best arrangement, but the mode you have proposed, will I presume, answer every purpose—I have received a letter from Mr. Barlow, in which he informs me, that Mr....
I have been honored with your letter of no – date, enclosing letters in relation to Purcells plans, and a letter from Marentille. On the subject of the additional Company ordered by the Govr. & Counsell of Virginia, I beg leave to observe, that unless said Company was to be concidered as under the exclusive direction of Executivs of the State, and to be paid and supplied with provisions by the...
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...
From the nature of the war we now contemplate, as well as, with a view to the most economical use of our pecuniary resources, I have been induced to submit for your consideration a crude scetch of a sistem, intended as a substitute for one half of the Army of 30,000 men, heretofore proposed.— After placing 3500 regular troops in Orlians & its vicinity, and suitable garrisons at all the...
I have the honor of proposing for your approbation the following promotions & appointments in the first & Second Legions of the Militia of the District of Columbia First Legion William Smith Senr. to be appointed Captain of Riflemen David Dobbins to be do
I have the honor of proposing for your approbation George S. Gaines as Agent to the Chacktaw trading house (vice) Joseph Chambers resigned— Accept assurances of my high respect & consideration [in TJ’s hand] July 31. 07. Approved. PHi : Daniel Parker Papers.
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 .
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 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...
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....
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
On the 30th. of March I wrote to Mr. Dunbar & on the lt. of Aprill to Mr. Freeman, informing them of the want of funds for prosicuting the exploring voyage up the Arkansas, and of your determination for suspending the expedition for the present years, and I requested Freeman to undertake the survey of the lands, and the reusing the lines, according to treaties with the Cherokees & Chickasaws;...
Outlines of a system for organizing the Militia in three Classes—. 1st. Class to include all free, white, male citizens between the ages of 19. & 26. to be formed into companies of from 50. to 72. privates, in Battalions of 4. or 5. companies. Regiments of from 2. to 4. Battalions, Brigades of from 3 to 4. Regiments, & Divisions of two Brigades—in suitable proportions of Infantry, Cavalry &...
I have the honor of proposing for your approbation Asa Aikin & James Smith of Vermont as Cadets in the Regiment of Artillerists in the service of the United States Accept Sir assurances of my high respect and consideration PHi .
I have the honor of proposing for your approbation the following appointments in the Army of the United States, Viz. Page Lomax of Virginia to be appointed Second Lieutenant in the Regiment of Artillerist. Samuel Harper & John. Brownlow of Virginia, Jesse White and John Wetzel of Tennessee, Michael Immell of Pensylvania, Seth Thompson of Ohio to be appointed Ensigns of Infantry Accept Sir,...
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 Samuel Noah as Cadet in the Regiment of Artillerists in the service of the United States. Accept Sir assurances of my high respect & consideration PHi : Daniel Parker Papers.
I have the honor of proposing for your approbation Doct. Samuel D. Forsythe as Surgeons Mate in the Army of the United States. Accept Sir assurances of my high respect and consideration PHi : Daniel Parker Papers.
I have the honor of proposing for your approbation Major Abimael Y. Nicoll of the Regiment of Artillerists to be appointed Adjutant & Inspector of the Army Accept Sir, assurances of my high respect and consideration PHi : Daniel Parker Papers.
I have the honor of proposing for your approbation Charles Slocum and — Farrar to be appointed Surgeons Mates in the Army of the United States. Accept Sir, assurances of my high respect and consideration PHi : Daniel Parker Papers.
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 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 William Clark to be appointed Brigadier General of the Militia of the Territory of Louisiana. Accept Sir, assurances of my high respect & consideration PHi : Daniel Parker Papers.
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 the following Promotions and appointments in the Army of the United States. 2d. Lieut Michael Walsh of the Regiment of Artillerist to be promoted to the rank of 1st Lieutenant vice Robert W. Osborne resigned Oct. 31. 1806. 2d Lieut. James Reed of the Regt. of Artillerists to be promoted to the rank of 1st Lieutenant, vice, Stephen Worrell...
the name & proposed promotion of Capt. Clark has been left out of the list by a misunderstanding of my directions. Yours, DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson. I have the honor of proposing for your approbation first Lieutenant William Clark of the regiment of Artillerists to be promoted to the Rank of Lieut Colonel in the second Regiment of Infantry, vice Thomas H Cushing promoted to the rank of...
Van horn who writes the enclosed letter is our assistant Agent to the trading house at that place, his father gave it to me this morning. Lt. Jackson is a brother to Mr. Jackson a Member of Congress from Virginia. Lt. Jackson has sent on his resignation, dated in Decemr. under circumstancies that gave me some uneasiness. your Huml. Servt. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Lt. Pikes Journal has been printed & ready for delivery for some time, and I have been in daily expectation of receiving the maps from Philadelphia. I have this day written again for them.—one dozn. copies of the Journal accompany this. from, Sir your Obedt. Servt. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
for the consideration of the Secretary at War. [ Reply by Dearborn ]: Sir Mr. Hill has been considered as a wild adventurer, unfit for any public employment, In his enclosed list of surveys there are very few, not already in possession of this Department which are of any considerable value. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
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.
Genl. Clarks Treaty with sundry Tribes of Northwestern Indians in Janry 1785 in 2d. Vol. of the laws page 303— Genl. Clarks Treaty with the Shawanas in Janry 1786, 2d. Vol. page 363— Genl. St. Clairs Treaty with the North Western Indians in Janry 1789—2d. Vol. page 415— Genl. Waynes Treaty in August 1795 2d Vol., page 449— has Congress been notified in the usual way, of the ratification of the...
I have the honor of enclosing herewith a statement showing the amount of monies expended by this Department within the City of washington, in persuance of a Resolution of the House of Representatives of the 15th. Instant. Accept, Sir, the Assurances of my high respect and consideration. DNA : RG 233—LRHR—Legislative Records of the House of Representatives.
Samuel Waterman, the present Agent for the Indian Trading House, at Sandusky, being desirous that an other person should be appointed in his place,—I have the honor of enclosing herewith sundry recommendations of Samuel Tupper, and of accordingly proposing him for your approbation, as a suitable person to succeed Mr. Waterman in this Agency. Accept, Sir, the assurances of my high consideration...
Is it not almost certain that the fate of our negociations with Spain will be known here before the close of the ensuing Session of Congress, and if the results should be favourable will it probably be necessary or expedient to increase our Military establishment, if unfavourable, it will probably be thought necessary to augment our force by an addition to the Infantry and a Corps say of 500...
I have the honor of proposing, for your approbation the following promotions and appointments in the Army of the United States, viz. 1st. Lieut Addison B. Armistead of the Regt of Artillerists to be promoted to the Rank of Captain in the same, vice, Capt Leml. Gates decd. Oct 1. 1806 1st Lieut George Armistead of the same Regt. to be promoted to the Rank of Captain in the same, vice, Capt John...
I have the honor of proposing for your approbation the following promotions & appointments in the Corps of Engineers viz. First Lieut. Joseph G Swift to be promoted to the Rank of Captain "   " Walker K Armisted to be promoted to the Rank of Captain Second Lieut George Bomford to be promoted to the Rank of First Lieutenant, "   " William McKee to be promoted to the Rank of First Lieutenant...
I have the honor of proposing for your approbation James Gibson of Delaware as Cadet in the Regiment of Artillerists in the service of the United States Accept Sir assurances of my high respect & consideration [ Order by TJ :] Approved PHi : Daniel Parker Papers.