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I have had the pleasure to receive your favor of the 13th instant and I have the honor to enclose you a letter from the spanish Residents. Your Steward himself has recovered and also his children, but his Wife is dangerously ill Your house is not what it ought to be, either for your dignity or the rent. But it is the best to be obtained. With respectful Compliments / I am my dear Sir / With...
I have the honor to submit to the honorable the Senate, by order of the President of the United States, an extract of a letter from James Seagrove Esq, temporary agent to the Creek Nation, dated the 28th ultimo, containing further information relative to Indian affairs in the Southern department. I have the honor to be, sir, with perfect respect, your most obedient servant, Printed...
Encourag’d by your kindly mentioning my name in your Letters to several Gentlemen this way I now take the liberty of writing to you. A number of the Generals desir’d me to act as engineer and said that when the delegates from the Continental Congress came here the matter should be settl’d—myself as cheif engineer with the rank and pay of Colonel and a Lt. Col. Putnam as second also with the...
I have the honor to submit to the Senate of the United States, a report on the petition of Robert Connelly, praying to be placed on the Pension list. I have the honor to be / Sir, / with great respect, / Your most obedt: Servt: DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
In obedience to the order of the President of the United States, I have the honor to submit to the Senate, a Return of the Ordnance, Arms, and Military stores, in possession of the United States. At the same time I am directed respectfuly to suggest to the consideration of the Senate, whether it would be proper at the present time to make this document public. I have also the honor to submit a...
In obedience to the orders of the President of the United States, I have the honor to submit to the Senate, the copy of a letter from his Excellency the Governor of Georgia, dated the 20th of November last, with certain enclosures, relative to indian affairs.— I have the honor to be, / Sir, / with great respect, / Your most obedt: Servt: DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
The President of the United States has directed me to submit to the Senate, the copy of a letter from his Excellency the Governor of Georgia, dated Augusta, December 5th, 1792, with an enclosure, relatively to Indian Affairs in the southern department. I have the honor to be, sir, with perfect respect, your most obedient servant,.” Printed Source--American State Papers. 38 vols. (Washington,...
I flatter myself with the hope that the subject of this note, will not be deemed by you as unreasonable importunity. My son my only son has been a midshipman in the Navy upwards of a year. Before that period he performed a long voyage to India. He is reputed to be well skilled as a navigator, active as a seaman, in addition to which the experience of three years, appears in the opinion of Capt...
I embrace the occasion of enclosing some letters, to thank you and Mrs Adams for the comfortable accommodation of your house at Bush Hill. While the inhabitants of this City are panting for breath, like a hunted hare, we experience a in the Hall at Bush Hill a delightful and animating breeze The paragraphs in the Connecticut and New York papers relative to your journey indicate envy and...
The Secretary for the Department of War to whom were referred the petitions hereinafter enumerated, with instructions to examine the same, and report his opinion thereon. Respectfully reports, That from the evidence produced, it appears that Thomas Faulkner, Edward Faulkner and Simeon Chester, are refuges from the province of British Nova Scotia; & that Joseph Grein, Prisque Trepagine,...
It is a long time since I have had the pleasure of a Line from you. I was in hopes to have seen you when I went to Boston but you had previously set out for Congress and I miss’d you on the road. Since my return from thence the duties of my department have taken up the whole of my time, which together with the fear of trespassing on your more important engagements has prevented my writing to...
The Secy for the Dept of War, to whom was referred the resolution of the legislature of Massachusetts, on the Petition of Chas Knowles & others, late regimental pay masters & agents of the State’s quota of the Continental army Respectfully Reports, That the report hereunto annexed, was made the 25 day of May 1790, upon the application of some of the petitioners. But it now appears that it is...
To the numerous congratulations which you have received on your safe arrival in America, permit me to add my tribute, and to felicitate you on your safe return to your Family, friends and Country, and event which I am certain gives you true pleasure and happiness, whatever motives produc’d it, Whether Faction, Ambition, or—as I am a very bad Statesman—true policy in order to procure proper...
I have this moment received the within paper containing the extraordinary correspondence between the Minister of foreign relations of the french Republic and Mr. Gerry. It seems important that you should see it early in order to take measures to counteract the effects I am most respectfully / Your MHi : Adams Papers.
I am obliged to you for your two favors, one of the 25 Ultimo and the other of the 6 instant both of which I have received. I know not in what condition the Furnace at Salisbury is, but, from the reports which I have had of the Ore, I should suppose they must be bungling workmen indeed if they do not succeed. Shall I enquire into the management of it, and, if practicable, endeavor to get some...
I received your obliging favor of the 19th last month by Mr. Lowell, for which I thank you. Mr. Gerard has been to Camp, and has return’d to Philadelphia, to embark on board of the Confederacy for France, on board of the same Ship Mr. Jay and his Family embark. Mr. Gerard made us happy, politically so I mean, by informing us of your appointment as sole Minister plenipotentiary for the purpose...
I have the honor to enclose the copy of the resolves respecting rank passed the 24 November 1778 which are the basis of all the rules which are in operation. I have written to the Secretary of War this day upon the subject of officers, and enclosed him the list of the field officers for three regiments of the augmented army which might be raised in this State. I am under the necessity of...
I wrote you last Week informing you of the sickness of your steward and his Children. I have now the pleasure to say they are on the recovery. He is much better and the children are in a fair train—Their disorder appears to have been the worm fever, and he participated of the same sort of fever, although evidently mixed with the bilious fever— The sick part of our family consisting of myself...
In obedience to the directions of the President of the United States, I have the honor to submit to the Senate & House of Representatives, the following papers on the subject of Indian affairs—To wit: 1st: A statement of the measures taken and the overtures made, to procure a Peace with the Indians North west of the Ohio— 2ndly. Information received relatively to the pacific adventures, and...
This letter will be delivered to you by Capt. Roberts of New-Hampshire. He is a Candidate for the vacancy in the Navy occasioned by the death of Capt. Barry Every information respecting the Gentlemen indicates his entire suitableness for the Office he requests. Upon this ground I have the honor of introducing him to your acquaintance with the assurance that you will be pleased to give that...
I have the honor respectfully to submit to the Senate, a Report on the petition of Samuel B. Turner, late an Ensign of the Maryland battalion of Levies, on the expedition under Major General St Clair— With the highest Respect / I have the honor to be / Sir / Your most obedient / huml servant DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
Thro’ the hurry and confusion of one retreat after another I have omitted to answer your last favor. You are pleas’d to desire a list of the Officers from Massachusetts Bay noting such as bid fair to rise superior to the commonality. I have endevor’d to procure the whole list but in vain. The General sometime since order’d a list to be given in of the Officers of evry Regiment in Order to go...
I flatter myself with the hope that, the subject of this letter it will not be considered by you as unreasonable importunity—My son my only son has been a mids Midshipman th in the navy for upwards of a year. Before that period he was a year as he performed along voyage to india. The His expenence he has , and his know skill as a navigator, to add to his experience
In obedience to the direction of the President of the United States, I have the honor to submit to the Senate, the instructions to the Commissioners appointed to treat with the hostile Indians North of the Ohio, and their report in the form of a journal of their proceedings. And also, a statement of the troops in the Legion of the United States, and certain intelligence from major general...
In obedience to the order of the honorable the Senate of the United States, of yesterday, I respectfully submit a statement of the troops of the United States according to the last returns. I have the honor to be / with great respect / Sir / Your most obedt. servant, DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I did myself the honor to address you sometime ago and soon after it I sat out upon a Journey to New York Ticonderoga &c: whilst I was upon my Journey your kind Letter came to Cambridge but by some mischance it was not till lately I had the pleasure to receive it. I blush at what you must have thought of my negligence. I am much oblig’d to you for the favorable opinion you are pleas’d to...
Mr. Paine has done me the honor to write to me on the subject of casting cannon, in consequence of which Mr. Byers a Cannon founder from this place has proceeded to Philadelphia. I take the liberty to beg he may be set to work immediately and if upon a large scale the advantages must be proportionate. As every hint to a Gentleman in Acting in your important Station may be attended with good...
I have the honor to submit to the Senate of the United States, a report on the petitions of Theodore Chartier , Jean Bapt: Laperty Labrientoy—Joseph Page—Augustin Gingrass—and Peter Deton. I have the honor to be / Sir, / with great respect, / Your most obedt: Servt: DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
In pursuance of directions from the President of the United States, I have the honor to submit to the Senate, further information relatively to the Southwestern frontiers. I have the honor to be, with great respect, your obedient servant, Printed Source--American State Papers. 38 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Gales and Seaton, 1831-61)..
I received your favor by the post for which please to accept my thanks. I hope the Copper you mentioned will be purchas’d as speedily as possible, as it appears to me to be matter of the utmost consequence. I have purchas’d about two tons but this is nothing equal to what I wish was collected. We ought at least to have enough to cast an hundred Mortars, Howitzers, and feild peices. A numerous...
The President of the United States has directed me to submit to the Senate, the extract of a letter from Brigadier General Wilkinson, dated at fort Hamilton, the 6th of November last, with an enclosure from Major Adair, the copy of a letter from John Belli, deputy quartermaster general, dated Lexington, November 17, 1792; and the copy of a letter from James Seagrove, Esq. relatively to the...
Mr Wetmore who has been long a barrister at the bar of this state, but who meeting with pecuniary embarrasments has removed into the district of Maine, is very desirous of some employment in the judicial Line. His age about fifty, and his legal knowledge, qualify him in the opinion of those who are intimately acquainted with him, for almost any office in the department of the law I have the...
I experience a reluctance in addressing you lest I should absorb a certain portion of your time which ought to be used for more important purposes. I doubt whether I ought to congratulate you on being elevated to the Cheif Magistracy of the United States; for it is questionable wheth very questionable, whether there are not more thorns than roses in the situation. But I religiously felicitate...
The unalterable respect and affection I entertain for your talents and character dissipates all apprehension of offence in addressing you on the present occasion. My feelings as a father whose fortitude is assailed and wounded by the conduct of a thoughtless and extravagant son will I well know excite your sympathy. A son acting under the delusions of Youthful passions which hurry him headlong...
Communications relative to the Southwestern frontiers having been laid before Congress, the President of the United States has directed me to submit to the Senate, further information just received from James Seagrove, of his having restored peace between the United States and the Creek nation of Indians. I have the honor to be, with great respect, your obedient servant,. Printed...
I have received your letter, enclosing a commission, and giving me to understand, that, A Hamilton is ranked as the first, C C Pinckney the second, and myself as the third, Major General, and that this arrangement is considered as definitive. In so plain a case, it is unnecessary to multiply words. The impossibility of my serving under Officers so much my juniors, must have been known, to...
I have the honor respectfully to submit to the Senate, a Report on the petitions of the widows, or the Children, or the Representatives of the Children of the following commissioned officers, who were killed or who died in the service of the United States during the late war—to wit; Bernard Elliot, Samuel Wise, Benjamin Huger, John Bush, Charles Motte, and Richard Shutnick— With the greatest...
In obedience to the order of the President of the United States, I have the honor to submit to the Senate, a message of the Cornplanter, and New Arrow, to Major General Wayne of the 8th ultimo—The Subject of indian affairs being under the consideration of Congres, the President has conceived it proper, that they should be possessed of the message now submitted. I have the honor to be, / Sir, /...
Although I have often entertained the intention of writing to you, yet as I had nothing more to communicate, than assurances of my sincere attatchment, and the warm approbation which appeared to possess the best mind of the great majority of the People, I could not bring myself to intrude on your time, so precious to your Country. But when your recent nomination for France seem for a moment to...
I am instructed by the President of the United States, to submit to the Senate, the Communications from Governor Blount of the Territory of the United States South West of the Ohio which accompany this Letter.— I have the honor to be / sir / with great respect / Your mo: obedt: servt. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I am sorry to inform you that Your faithful Steward Braidsly has been and still is very sick with an intermitting fever. This is not the worse of it for both his children have the same disorder and his wife has indications of the same nature. We shall with great pleasure afford them every aid which they may require. I have been confined for some time past with the same vile disorder, as have...
I have the honor respectfully to submit to the Senate, a report on the petition of Lewis Garanger I am Sir, / with great respect, / Your most obedt: Servt: DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
Mr Braidsly and his family are recovering fast. But Mrs. Knox and myself have received a blow which demands all our fortitude On tuesday last our lovely son Marcus in his ninth year was blooming with health, and on Wednesday night he was a lifeless corps. In the afternoon of tuesday he began to droop which continued through the night. And on Wednesday but which the Doctor and we conceived to...
I have had the honor of receiving several Letters from your Excellency, since your departure from america, which I have duly answerd, and hope you have received them. Your ideas of the necessity of some important blow to the british power in the southern states were extremely just. The reasons are too obvious to be mentioned. I am happy my dear Sir, in having it in my power to announce to you...
General and Mrs Knox have the honor to accept with great respect the invitation of the Vice President and his Lady for Thursday the 1st of October MHi : Adams-Hull Collection.