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1. Fortifications . The Works at Newport Rhode Island have been suspended. The proposed Plan for a Fortification on Castle Island in the Harbor of Boston has been submitted to the opinions of Major Generals Heath, Lincoln, Brooks and Hull, who having visited the Island, and conversed with Mr. Foncin, the Engineer, unanimously approve of it, and have adopted a favorable opinion of the talents...
Not being able to contemplate any usefull service to the public for any greater number of the present Marine corps than may be necessary for the six ships retained in Actual service, which number cannot exceed four hundred rank & file, I take the liberty of suggesting the propriety of retaining only four hundred rank & file of said Corps, with a due proportion of noncommissioned officers, and...
I have had the honour of receiving your note of this day accompanied with the proceedings of two Courts Marshall held for the trial of Doctr. Charles Webb, Lieut. John Latimore & Edward Atwood a Midshipman, and five seamen , I have examined the aforesaid proceedings, and take the liberty of reporting as my oppinnion that there does not appear any sufficient reason for disapproving of any one...
When I had the pleasure of conferring with you three days since, I promised to lay all that you should represent, on behalf of your Nation, before your Father, the President of the United States. This has been done, and I have it in charge, from him to tell you, that he receives your visit with welcome and cordiality, that he listens willingly to your representations, and requests you and your...
I have been honoured with your note of the twenty eighth ulto. enclosing a letter from Mr. Dupont, I have it in contemplation to authorise Mr. Dupont’s Son, to make an experiment on a small quantity, say one hundred weight, of the impure salt petre, by which he will be enabled to set his price for clarifying, pr. hundred, and we shall be better able to decide on the propriety of incuring the...
I was last evening honour’d with your letter of the 14th. ulto. with the enclosed papers relative to Mr. Quarrier, &c. There has undoubtedly been very improper management at Newport . on my way home I visited & examined the public works at that place & shall call there on my return, and make some further enquiries. In a former letter I took the liberty of mentioning the unhappy situation of...
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...
I take the liberty of suggesting, for your consideration, the propriety of proposing to Congress that provision be made for designating the boundary line between the United States, and the adjacent British possessions, in such manner as may prevent any disputes in future, from the out-let of Lake Ontario to Lake Superior, if not further. There are many valuable islands in the lakes and rivers,...
Will it not be necessary to intimate to Congress the necessaty of some provision for making the proposed establishment of a Magazine & Armoury in South Carolina, and also for making some improvements at Harpers ferry. I am Sir with the highest respect Your Huml. Servt. RC ( DLC ); at head of text: “To the President of the United States”; endorsed by TJ as received 17 Dec. from the War...
I am authorised by your father the President of the United States, to assure you that it gives him great pleasure to see you at the great Council fire of the sixteen States, and to have an opportunity of taking by the hand the great and wise men of so many of the Nations of his red Children. Brothers, Your Father the President is happy to find that the great Spirit who made all the white and...