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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.
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 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
By the request of Genl. Boyd I take the liberty of stating to you my opinion of his conduct at the landing of our Troops in uper Canada near Fort George. On that occasion I had an opportunity of observing the conduct of Genl. Boyd while landing at the head of his Brigade, under a very heavy and galling fire from a large body of British Troops, his conduct & that of Col Scott on that occasion...
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...
Republican. Fedl. Heads of Departments— } 6. 0 including the Post M. G. secondery officers in the above Departments— } 2  5 Clerks in said departmts. 19  77 Foreign Ministers 3  0 Judges 8 
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 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...
The Bearer Mr. Eakin late Pay-Master for this District having requested me to say what I know of his character as a Public Officer—I feel no objection to stating that as far as my acquaintance with Mr. Eakin’s Character extends, he has been attentive to the duties of his Office and has been considered as a capable & correct Officer. Such appears to be the genl. Opinion of the principal...