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Among the papers accompanying the list of military appointments was the resignation of an Officer by the name of Bullet, if I mistake not. It was sent for your acceptance. He is waiting, & would be obliged by your decision as soon as convenient. I have the honor to be / with perfect respect / Your faithful servt. MHi : Adams Papers.
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor to transmit to the President of the United States, Triplicates of a Statement of Expenditures upon the funds heretofore appropriated for defraying the contingent Expenses of Government up to the 31st of December last All which is respectfully submitted / by. MHi : Adams Papers.
Having this moment received a Commission by which I am appointed Secretary of the Department of the Treasury, I have the honor to inform you that I accept the Office, & shall immediately proceed to execute its duties. I have the honor to be / with profound respect, Sir, / Your obedt. & faithful servt. MHi : Adams Papers.
Finding neither you nor Mr. Shaw, I take the liberty of enclosing for your consideration a letter from Gen. Wilkinson & another from the united brethren. Perhaps the legislature ought to originate the business referred to by the General; I mean it would be better policy perhaps, tho’ existing laws are I think already sufficient. I see no objection to the charitable views of the united...
In obedience to the order of the President of the United States, the Secretary of War respectfully represents to him That the only matters relating to his department which appear deserving of notice in the speech of the President at the opening of the next Session of Congress are that the Country is now amply supplied with military stores of every description, except that more Cannon and Small...
I am, this moment honored with your favor of the 23d. instt. The matters of Business therein mentioned shall be duly attended to. Ill health has taken me off from business some weeks, and prevented the List of Officers being forwarded. I presume it is now too late and shall present it to you here. Enclosed is a Letter, which came to this Office under cover from a Mr. Murray. I have the Honor...
I am honored with your favor of the 30th: ult: enclosing the Warrant for the Execution of Samuel Ewing signed. Lieut. Col. Hamtramck writes to me under date of the 16th ulto.— “The Crime of Samuel Ewing is no doubt of the most heinous nature, but the extraordinary conduct of the Prisoner, having deserted on one day returning on the next, and declaring War against a whole Garrison, appears to...
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your favor of the 24th ulto. I have enquired of General Pinckney and a variety of other military Gentlemen for an American capable of superintending a school for Engineers; but do not see much prospect of success. Our Countrymen have had no regular education of this sort, and but little experience. You mention appointing Teachers only for the...
I was honored this morning with your Letter of the 10th: inst. the enclosed recommendations Shall be duly attended to. The List of proper characters to fill the existing military vacancies is maturing, and shall soon be submitted to you. I transmit for your signature a Warrant for the Execution of the Sentence of the Court Martial on Samuel Ewing. I have the honor to be / with profound respect...
I have the Honor of submitting to your consideration a sketch of a plan for executing the existing Laws for the instruction of the Artillerists and Engineers. It already is very evident to me that they need all the means that the Law has provided for that purpose. The Law has provided for two Cadets to each Company of Artillery, making in all Sixty four Cadets. It is provided by Law that four...
I received your favour from Philadelphia enclosing Letter from Capt Boyd, and have written to him as you directed. The Volunteer Corps are in no way affected by the late Law for disbanding the twelve new Regiments. The Heads of Departments were of opinion that Officers might be nominated in the recess of Senate, though the vacancy did not happen in the recess. I have according to your Letter...
On as mature deliberation as the time would permit I have concluded that it is proper for me to decline the honor intended for me in your nomination of yesterday. At present I am certainly unqualified for the duties of the Office; & such have been my pursuits & such are my habits, that my mind would not be devoted to it, & consequently I never should acquire the ability of conducting the...
To have the best government in the world, and that government administered in the best manner, is the distinguished lot of our happy nation. Ever since the adoption of the constitution we have felt its benign effects; but in an increased, and increasing degree of late; since all have now learned the important lesson, to respect themselves, and despise foreign influence. This we owe, in a high...