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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....
As the ultimate question in relation to war must soon be decided, and it may be concidered expedient to appoint a Collector for this place, I take the liberty of observing that as you were pleased to mention to me, the propriety, (if practicable,) of placing the Collectorship in such hands as would render it convenient to restore me to that place, in the event of a short war, I have prevailed...
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....
A rumor had been in circulation in this neighborhood for several days, that you were so sick as to have five or six physicions constantly about you, I had not been able to trace the report any further than to Mr. Stoddard, the reciet of your last letters has relieved our anxiety. Your letters of the 9th. & 13th. with their enclosiers have been duly received.—The Secretary of the Navy has this...
From a conference with a Committee of the Senate , it is proposed to make the following alterations in the list of Officers by you nominated, for the Military establishment, which is submitted for your consideration, Captain Richard H. Greaton of the 2nd. rgt. to be withdrawn Captain John Whistler of the 1st to be introduced— Captain Campbell Smith of the 4th. to be withdrawn Captain Aaron...
I think you may say to Col. Duane, that he will not be called on duty from the vicinity of Philadelphia for several months at least, unless some unforeseen emergency occurs, and that in the course of a few months he will be better able to decide on the expediency or inexpediency of resigning. Yours with respect DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
As well as I can recollect, there were no talks made by either of the Chiefs alluded to, or answers given, except such as related merely to friendly dispositions on both sides, with some explanations relative to the Treaty of Greenvill, presents were made in the usual way, with recommendations to keep at peace, to cultivate the land, and to discontinue the use of Ardent spirits, &c &c. The...
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...
In answer to your note of this morning I will take the liberty of suggesting the propriety of requesting Mr. Sailly to hold such friendly intercourse with the St. Regis Indians as his situation & their inclination may occasionally afford opportunities for, and to make some of the Chiefs some small presents— may it not be well to consult the Vice Prest. on the expediency of having a post near...
On further enquirey & concideration I am induced to repeat my request for the appointment of the officers I had the honour of proposing for your concideration yesterday.— McComb, Swift & Levy being in the Army and having strong claims on the score of services for promotion, on general principles it would be improper to postpone them. Irwin, Gay & Chew are said to be active republicans.—...
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 John W. Guion to be appointed Military Agent for the Southern Department of the United States vice Abraham D. Abrahams Accept Sir assurances of my high respect & consideration [ Note by Jefferson :] Feb. 16. 09. Approved  T h : Jefferson DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I have the honor to propose     Rathburn , for a Cadet of Artillerist in the service of the U. States. I have the honor to be &c. FC ( Lb in DNA : RG 107, LSP ). rathburn : that is, Samuel B. Rathbone of New York ( Heitman, Dictionary Francis B. Heitman, comp., Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army
I have the honor to transmit you a list of the appointments, promotions and Transfers which have taken place in the Army, during the last recess of Congress, together with a nomination of sundry persons to supply certain vacancies now existing. 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...
please to accept my perticular thanks for the perusal you have afforded me of your remarks on religion ,—as they will probably at some future day be laid before the public, permit me Sir, to suggest a small deviation from the mode of expression you have used in one sentance.—insted of saying the Committing to writing his life and doctrines fell on the most unlettered and ignorant of men, would...
I herewith enclose a letter from Mr. Crowninshield of Salem Massachusetts, by which it appears that a mistake has been made in the appointment of Isaac Storey, if the Son could be appointed, it would cure the evil, and in addition to Dane & Burley, would be sufficient for all the business in that quarter, I have shewn this letter to Mr. Madison, & he advised me to write to you on the subject...
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 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 and Organizing of 24000 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 No. 1 The number...
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.— Names Rank Corps New Hampshire Benjamin Hill Second Lieutenant Infantry
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...
It does not appear on a strict examination of the papers in this Office, that any documents remain, which will enable me to give any information on the subject of the Arrest of Zachariah Coxe —If there ever were any documents in this Office relative to that subject, they were probably consumed with the War Office in November 1800— With respectfull Consideration I am, Sir, Your Obedt. Servt. RC...
I was this day honored with your letter of the 9th. inst. having been placed in a very unpleasant situation I have endeavored to make the best arrangements for the ultimate success of our Army, that circumstancies permit, the perticular circumstancies which have occasioned the most unfortunate imbarrasments, were my having no orders or directions in relation to uper Canada, (which I had...
may we not say to Mr. Gilliam and his friend Logan, what has lately been said to Mr. Debuk concerning his extraordinary proposition; viz, If he will so explain his proposed sistem as that the principles may be well understood, the subject would be duly concidered, and no advantage taken of the communications, and if the sistem should appear to be of sufficient importance to demand the...
To Conyatauyou, or Handsome Lake a Seneca Chief. Brother, Your good father the President of the United States having seen your talk of yesterday directs me to assure you, that his ears are ever open to the just complaints of his red children and his heart ever disposed to afford them releif— Brother, It is much regretted by your father the President that the Deeds securing to you the lands...
On a full examination of the records of this Department, no evidence appears that any of the States indebted to the United States, have taken any measures to discharge the balances due, either under the provisions of the Act passed on the 23d. of June 1797, or under those of the 3d. of May 1798 or 15th. of February 1799. Accept Sir the assurances of my high respect and consideration DLC :...
I have the honour of enclosing a letter from Capn. Lewis which came open to me, I have given permission to Lt. Hook to accompany Capt. Lewis. with respectfull concideration I am Sir Your Huml Servt, P.S. Your letter relative to Mr. Dupont has been duly recd. & attended to. RC ( DLC ); at foot of text: “The President of the United States”; endorsed by TJ as received from the War Department on 5...
I have been honoured with your letter of the 21st. ulto. enclosing Mr. Stilmans long story concerning small armes. He discovers a disposition to give you a specimen of Connecticut Ingenuity. I am not sufficiently aquainted with the perticular circumstancies relative to his contract, to be able to write to him until I arrive at the Seat of Government. I presume there will be no difficulty in...
As the number of additional Majr. Genels. recently appointed will enable the Executive to select such as may be best qualified for the most important commands, I hope the power will be exercised freely, and in such maner as the public good may require, regarding no other concideration than that of the qualities of the respective officers, and be assured Sir that no one will more readily &...
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. Accept Sir, assurances of my high respect & consideration 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 First...
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...
In obedience to your directions I herewith enclose two copies of the several documents in this office relating to the improper conduct of the officers and other subjects of the King of Spain in Louisiana. with the most respectfull concideration I am Sir Your Obedt. Servt. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
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);...
In your letter of the 16 th you were good enough to mention my Son ,— I was inform’d by M r Smith my former principle Clerk that an attempt would probably be made by Pickering to injure the character of my Son as an agent for fortifications, and M r Smith observed that he had mentioned the subject to you & that a postponement was thought advisable of his nomination as an officer in the Army
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.
On the 4 th ins t I had the pleasure of receiving your letter of the 27 th of Octob r . Pikes expedition for exploring the Arkansa &c, was plan n ed & directed entirely by Gen l
I have the honor to propose, for your approbation the following list of Promotions and Appointments in the Army of the United States. Promotions " Lieut Colonel Thomas H. Cushing of the 2d Regt of Infantry, to be promoted to the Rank of Colonel, in the same, vice, Colo. Thomas Butler, deceased Sept. 7. 1805. " First Lieut. Charles Wollstonecraft of the Regt. of Artillerists, to be promoted to...
I have the honor of proposing for your approbation the following promotions and appointments in the Corps of Engineers in the service of the United States. Lieut. Colonel Jonathan William to be promoted to the Rank of Colonel. Major Jared Mansfield to be promoted to the Rank of Lieut Colonel vice Colo. Jonathan Williams promoted. Captain Alexander Macomb to be promoted to the Rank of Major...
I have the honor of proposing for your approbation the following promotions and appointment in the Regiment of Artillerists in the Service of the United States. viz a First Lieut. Enoch Humphry, to be promoted to the rank of Captain, vice, John Saunders appointed Major in the Regiment of Light Artillery January 9th. 1809 a Second Lieut. Samuel Maclay to be promoted to the rank of First Lieut...
The Secretary of War has the honor of proposing to the President of the United States, that Joseph Morgan , be appointed Superintendant of the Armoury at Springfield in the State of Massachusetts. FC ( Lb in DNA : RG 107, LSP ); in a clerk’s hand. After a brief term as master armorer at the Springfield Armory, joseph morgan was appointed superintendent of the facility on 23 Nov. 1802 and...
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
My Son has enclosed to me your letter of the 20 th ult o and informs me that he had sent your letter to the man it was intended for, and requested him to send the machine to his care at Boston and he, my Son , would ship it to Richmond .—
I have the honor of proposing for your approbation the following appointments in the First Legion of the Militia of the District of Columbia viz. Joseph Cassin to be appointed Captain of Light Infantry McCauley Haynes to be appointed Lieutenant ditto William Dyson to be appointed Ensign    ditto Accept, Sir, assurances of my high respect & consideration. PHi : Daniel Parker Papers.
I have the honor of proposing for your approbation James McGuire to be appointed Captain of Riflemen in the 2d. Legion of the militia of the District of Columbia. Accept, &c. DNA : RG 107--LSP--Letters Sent to the President.
The Secretary of War has the honor to propose to the President of the United States, that Joseph Doyle of the district of Columbia, and John Miller of the State of Maryland, be respectively appointed Ensigns in the 2d. Regiment of Infantry—That Pallus P. Stuart, of the North Western Territory, and William Lee of the State of Vermont, be respectively appointed Ensigns in the 1st. Regiment of...
The address from Kaskaskias and the petition of Aaron Goff have been duly received.—Mr. W. Clark, having consented to accompany Capt. Lewis, is highly interesting, it adds very much to the ballance of chances in favour of ultimate success.— If any considerations whatever would induce my family to make a Journey, it would be that of visiting Monticello, and especially after the friendly &...
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...
I herewith enclose a rough scetch of the outlines of a new organization of the Militia, for your consideration.—I am at a loss how to organize the Seamen—we cannot with propriety form them into corps under officers who should command them in actual services. perhaps it may be advisable to have them enrolled with the respective Corps of Militia & designated on the rolls as Seamen, and excused...
I have the honor of proposing for your approbation the following promotions and appointments in the Militia of the District of Columbia, viz. First Legion. Lieut Michael Nourse to be promoted to the rank of Captain vice Capt Queen resigned. Richard D. Briscoe to be appointed Lieut of Infantry. William Worthington to be appointed Ensign of Infantry. Second Legion. Lieut John Jameson to be...
Sir, the appointments of the Inspector, & Paymaster, should be submitted to the Senate. Yours, DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
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...