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Permit me to submit to your consideration a subject of peculiar delicacy. It is to suggest a doubt of the propriety of your making a visit at this time to this neighbourhood. You will be satisfied that I do suggest it from an attachment to your fame & that of your administration. If you come up, it being just before the meeting of Congress, it will be concluded, & probably so represented in...
§ From James Monroe. 3 February 1815, War Department. “I have the honor respectfully to propose for your approbation, the appointment of Simeon Knight, Captain in the 1st. Regiment of Infantry, as a Quarter Master General in the Army of the United States.” Letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 107, LSP ). 1 p. JM forwarded the nomination to the Senate on 7 Feb. 1815, and it was approved the same day (...
Mr Baker inform’d me in the interview which I lately had with him, that the British Commanders would deliver up the posts with the exception of Michilimackinac without delay, & just as soon as barracks could be rebuilt for the troops to be removd thence to St Joseph’s, at the latter place, Michalk. would also be restord. He has written me to this effect I have answerd his note & pressd an...
Your letter with Mr Harris’s respecting Mr Kosloff has been receivd, and will be duly attended to. I have written to Mr Ingersol to obtain a correct copy of every measure which was taken in the affair then, & Mr Rush has given him hints in a private letter, which will aid him in the details. I find that the evidence, in the proceeding, will operate more against the consul than I had supposed,...
The enclosed was handed to me by Mr. Swift, who informd me that he had recd. it from Mr. Daschkoff, without being instructed to presentit here. He read me an extract from Mr. Ds letter stating that the passage in the message, giving information to Congress that the Russian mediation had been declind in the first instance, gave him the first intelligence of the fact. DLC : Papers of James...
The Secretary of State, to whom was referred the resolution of the Senate of the 20th. instant, requesting “the President to lay before the Senate a copy of the correspondence between the government of the United States and the government of Spain, relative to the subjects of controversy between the two nations, except such part as he may deem improper to disclose,” has the honor to submit to...
I have this moment arrivd here from Nottingham, which I left, as the enemy enterd it. Not knowing that there had been a correspondent movment, of troops, by land, with those in the barges, with any degree of certainty, when I wrote you last, and se[e]ing nothing of such a force, as I went on to Nottingham, I had almost discredited the report. Nevertheless we plac’d a guard at some distance in...
I return’d on thursday, and on the next morning recd. the enclosed from Genl. Winder, who had arrived on that, or the day before. You will I think find the result by no means satisfactory. He has it is true preserved the principle, but at a vast expence, leaving in the hands of the enemy the first 23., with an addl. security of 46. commissd. & non commissd. officers, against 23. privates in...
The enclosed papers will shew you, the state of the business, on the north[e]rn frontier; that is, how I found it, & what I have since done. It occurs that it will be proper to order Izard to repair to Sackets harbour, or to send Brown there, by this night mail, as he thinks most adviseable. RC ( DLC : Rives Collection, Madison Papers). Undated; unsigned. In Monroe’s hand; docketed by JM :...
The Revd. John H. Rice called on me to day, with a view that I might present him to you. He is on his way to New York, to attend a general meeting of the bible societies of the UStates, and the object of his call was, to solicit such countenance to them, as yourself & the others, in the principal offices of the govt., might be disposd to give, not as members of the govt., but individuals...
Nothing new is recd. from England; or France. Mr Baker will remain at Fredericktown or some other interior town between this & Phila. Mr Serurier was with me yesterday. He stated many reasons for delay in his govt. to arrange our affairs, but dwelt most on changes in the treaty in discussion between it & Mr. Barlow, proposed by the latter. He mention’d several, all of a commercial nature. He...
By the enclosed communication from General Dearborn, it appears, that Genl Prevost declines the proposed exchange of Genl Hull, & the officers designated here, for a reason, which is not warranted by any fact known to us. I suspect, it is a sequel, of the ⟨arbritary?⟩ exchanges made at Halifax without our consent. The letter to Genl Dearborn, written in haste, wh. I leave open for your...
I have just received yours of the 21st. Smiths pretention is entirely unfounded. A major genl. in the militia takes rank of a Brigr. in the regular service, whether within or without the UStates, indeed the circumstance of being within or without our limits, can make no difference. The relation between the troops, and the officers commanding them is the same, in each case. I will write him on...
You reach home I presume to day, and I hope with improv’ment in your health, by the journey. Mr. Wyer left this place, this morning, with the despatches for our ministers in Russia. He takes two sets, one under the seal of Mr Daschkoff, another, that of the Dept of State. He promises to make the greatest effort, to reach his destination, as soon as possible. He will call on Mrs Gallatin for...
I have stated fully the enemy force from what I have seen, & collected, to the Secry at war, & proposed to him a project for your consideration, that is an attempt to take by surprise the force on the Island. It does not consist of more than 3 or 400, at the highest estimate, and none of their armed ships are nearer it, than 8 or 10 miles at this moment. Boats may be collected secretly, & if...
I set out this morning for Washington in the hope of being with you on Monday next, as I shall stay only one day in Loudoun. My family remain here, in the expectation of my return. My health is much improvd, but my exterior does not correspond with its former state. I shall probably derive advantage from the journey. From Mr Condit I hear that our ministers are daily expected; and it is said...
We have had no rain since my arrival here, nor had there been any for some time before. The most discouraging prospect for corn exists, which added to a defective crop of small grain, menaces us with almost a famine. I am glad to hear that the Neptune has enterd the Delaware. Of the Passengers we shall be better informd tomorrow. I send every paper back to the depts. lately receivd except that...
8 January 1813, War Department. Forwards “copies of the several letters which have passed between the Secretary of War and his Excellency the Governor of Tennessee and Colonel Benjamin Hawkins, Agent near the Creek Nation, relative to murders committed by the Indians in the State of Tennessee and its vicinity.” RC and enclosures ( DNA : RG 46, President’s Messages, 12A-E6); letterbook copy (...
I have yours of the 8th. Having been engaged the whole day in communication with Col. Huntington & Cass, I have only a moment to drop you a line. Cass says that he came here as the representative of all the officers, and indeed as the organ of the army to explain the conduct of Genl. Hull in the sacrifice of the army. He is engaged in making a statment which he wishes to go before the public...
In compliance with the resolution of the Senate of the 2d inst, I have the honor to transmit lists of the Ministers and Consuls of the United States who have been appointed, since the adoption of the Constitution, by the respective President’s of the United States, in the recess of the Senate; distinguishing the cases in which the respective appointments had not been before filled, from those...
I have the honor respectfully to Propose for your approbation the appointment of Bernard Pratte, of the Mississippi Territory, as a Brigadier General of the upper or northern Brigade of the Militia of said Territory. DNA : RG 107--LSP--Letters Sent to the President.
I have received your letter of the 26th instant. Its contents are very satisfactory to me. The just principles on which you have invited me into the department of State, have removed every difficulty which had occurr’d to me, to the measure. They afford also a strong ground for hope, that the joint counsels & labours of those who are thus associated in the government, will promote the best...
I hope that you & Mrs Madison derive all the satisfaction & comfort which the country can afford, after the fatigue of the last winter here. My daughter continues to be very weak, but as Mr Hay has arrived, they with Mrs M. will probably set out on their intended journey sometime next week. After their departure, I shall leave this for Albemarle by Loudoun, calling on you as I pass, of which...
The enclosed were receivd by the northern mail, by which I also recd. a letter from mr Crawford, of the 4th of Sepr. in cypher. As the communications are from France as well as Engld., I conclude they are brought, by Mrs Barlow, which is made more probable by a letter addressd to mr Serurier from the French consul at Boston sent by him to me open, which states, that intelligence is recd. by...
Nothing new has occurr’d, except the arrival of General Bloomfield, with whom I have had much conversation, & whom find well disposed to forward, all in his power, the measures necessary to the defense of the district confided to him. I enclose you a letter to genl Mason from Mr Skinner, which you will be so good as to return, after perusing. Respectfully yr friend RC ( DLC : Rives Collection,...
Mr Shaler intimates that the commanders of the squadrons about to sail for the mediteranean, expect some additional allowance to their pay in the navy, on account of their new office as commissioners to treat for peace, and that it may be made by a sum in gross for the expences of their table. I have conferrd with Com: Rodgers on the subject, who thinks that the claim is reasonable, and is...
I now enclose you a project of a letter to Ct. Nesselrode, on the subject of Mr Kosloff, with a short one to Mr Daschkoff, putting it under his last. You seemd to think that it wod. be best, to answer Daschkoff s letter, by one to his superior, in which, I entirely concur. In that case, the more concise the letter to Daschkoff the better. It will of course go sealed, I mean that to Ct....
The Bearer, Mr. Wm. Taylor is the Gentleman who was appointed by Mr. Skipwith to reside at St. Domingo, as the Agent of the United States. As he proposes to pass thro’ Orange County, on his way to New Orleans, and is desirous of seeing you, I take the liberty of giving him this letter, to make him known to you, especially as he may be able to make some interesting details to you in relation to...
Mrs Monroe’s indisposition prevents my seeing you so early this morning as I had intended. For reasons which I will explain, I wish you not to suggest to general armstrong the idea of a military appointment of any kind to me. Respectfully your friend RC ( DLC : Rives Collection, Madison Papers). Docketed by JM, probably at a later date, “July 25. 1813.” Filed in the James Monroe Papers ( DLC )...
Mr Eppes & Genl Ringgold called last night to inquire into the truth of the report respecting the armistice. They stated that the unfavorable impression it had made among our friends was the cause, and promised to see you on it either in the course of the evening or this morning. The repeal of the nonimportation act, is connected with it; it is suspected that that step was taken to remove the...