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D. Parker, of the War office, has the honor to enclose to the President of the United States the first report of the commandant of the fortress at Lower Sandusky, stating the result of the enemy’s attack on that place, on the 2d instant. The details, as reported by Genl. Harrison, will be published in the paper of tomorrow. No other communication of moment has been received at the War office...
The following extract contains all the information of moment which has been rec’d at the War Office since Mr. Parker had the honor to report to the President of the UStates—“Fort George Aug. 10h. 1813. Nothing has transpired between the fleets. The Americans constantly seeking & the English as constantly avoiding an engagement which they are able to do being to the windard & their vessels...
17 August 1813 , “ War Office .” “D. Parker has the honor to inform the President of the United States that nothing of moment has been received at the War Office since his report of the situation of the fleets on lake Ontario.” RC ( DNA : RG 59, ML ). 1 p.
D. Parker of the War Office has the honor to enclose to the President of the United States an extract of a letter this moment received from Genl. Harrison. Nothing of moment has been received at the War Office from any other quarter. RC and enclosure ( DNA : RG 59, ML ). For enclosure, see n. 1. The enclosed extract was from William Henry Harrison’s letter to John Armstrong of 11 Aug. 1813 (3...
Part of the information required by the President has been communicated in the extracts from General Harrison’s letter to the Secretary of War. Mr. Parker now has the honor to make an extract from the letter of the Secretary to the Genl. of July 14h. “Of the militia you are authorized to take what in your judgment will be necessary—Such of the Kentuckey militia as are in readin[es]s, would be...
D. Parker has the honor to inform the President of the U.States that the enclosed copies embrace all the information of moment recently received at the War Office. Genl. Bloomfield has arived in the City—his command extends to Baltimore & Annapolis. Mr. Parker hopes the President will do him the honor to accept the assurances of his most perfect respect & regard. RC ( DNA : RG 59, ML ). Filed...
D. Parker has the honor to inform the President of the UStates that the report of the Commanding General at Fort George, received at the War Office this morning, details a successful skirmish with the enemy by a party of the Six Nations and a detachment from the army. The report will be published in the paper of tomorrow. The fleets have done nothing yet. The extract of a letter, in the paper...
Copy of letter from Genl. Armstrong to Governor Shelby— The Secretary did not understand the memdm. sent with Govr. Shelby’s letter & from the enclosed it appears that he expects the President will direct relative to the Ky. Militia. An extract from Genl. Harrison’s authority has been sent to the President & the Govs. letter is now enclosed for his further information. RC ( DNA : RG 59, ML )....
D. Parker has the honor to enclose to the President of the U.States several letters relative to the hostile Indians & to inform that the Secretary of State has received a full explanation of all material circumstances connected with the southern expedition against the Indians. RC ( DNA : RG 59, ML ). Parker probably enclosed Georgia governor David B. Mitchell’s letter to John Armstrong of 9...
D. Parker has the honor to report to the President of the U.States, that on receiving from the Secretary of State the letters of Governors Shelby, Mitchell & Blount with the endorsed memda. of the President he presented to the Secretary of State an order of Genl. Harrison which is published in the newspapers, & has not been received at the War office in any other shape, dated August 10h. in...
7 September 1813 , “ War Office .” “The Treasury Department does not consider the enclosed letter, directing a transfer, sufficiently explicit as to the particular approp[r]iations from which the money is to be taken. “The letter has been returned to the War Office for an alteration, which is provided for in the form herewith very respectfully transmitted for the signature of the President of...
Communications of which the enclosed are copies have been transmitted to the Secretary of War. On examining the memoranda of September 6th. which was sent the same day, it is presumed the Secretary will ask the President to direct the Secretary of the Treasury to make an additional advance for the use of the War Dept. for the month of September. Fearing the letter of the Secy. of War may not...
I have the honor to enclose to the President of the U.States a copy of a letter this moment rec’d from Genl. Harrison. A copy has been given to the printer for the paper of tomorrow. In a P.S. The Genl. says the aggregate force with me is about 5000 of which 2000 are regulars & the rest Ky. militia. The Penna. Regt. with the exception of about 100 refused to cross the line. The Southern mail...
As Genl. Harrison cannot take a back rout & cut off the retreat of Proctor at the eastern point of Lake St. Claire, or on the river Franhe (called Thames on the map) he probably will reestablish Detroit, Mackinac & St. Joseph’s and debark for the lower part of lake Erie. There does not appear to be any necessity for a fort at Amherstburg, now the enemy have no shiping on the upper lakes, as...
§ From Daniel Parker. 27 October 1813, “War Office.” “The enclosed letter from Genl. Harrison is this moment received. “Among the memoranda from the Secretary of War is the following. “‘Genl Harrison’s ulterior movement will be to the Niagara river. This order is forwarded to him by express.’ “It is presumed this was the order which has been lost with the messenger refered to.” RC ( DNA : RG...
§ From Daniel Parker. Ca. 10 December 1813. “I sent a copy of my letter of Oct. 30th. to the Secy. of War with extracts from the Govr. of Oct. 19th. & stated my belief that the Govr. would expect a further answer. The Secy. directed that Col. Armistead of the Engineers should examine the forts & report. No report has been rec’d from the Col.” Adds in a postscript: “The money was offered to be...
The within may be considered fair data from which to estimate the term of service of the other regular troops except the fourteen Regts. of Infy. from the 26th. to 39th. inclusive which amount to about 7000 and are twelve months men. The whole number of regular troops now in service is estimated at 32000. Strength of the Army at French Mills & Chateaugy viz Non Commd. Officers Musicians,...
I came to this city near four years since at the particular request of Mr. Eustis & without application on my part to be Chief Clerk in the War Dept. I then left the practice of law in which I had been several years established with good reputation & declined delivering any letters of introduction which my friends had pressed on me or sent to this place for that purpose—determining to have no...
The whole number of non Commissioned officers } and privates in the several Districts and Armies 31: Decr. 1814 were 30,763 } Since which period, there have been enlisted 929 31,692 Add to this the Recruits enlisted in October } 3234 November and December, not reported in the District Returns, and not included in the above 34,926 The above is as Correct an estimate of the Troops in service on...
When Genl. Smith was here a few days since expressing his anxiety relative to his future situation—I suggested to him the idea of applying for the apt. of agent to the Creek Indians, knowing that Hawkins had been anxious to resign. If he does not get a Regt. & retain his rank of Genl. as a brevet I am sure he would like to be chief Agent for the Creeks. I think him just the man wanted for that...
Mr. Graham has just stated that the names of all applicants for vacancies in the army were a few days since transmitted to the President & I now enclose a Register corrected up to this time. The names written in the margin are transfers & appointments by subsequent orders. Something like unofficial assurances of being assigned to vacancies, was given by Mr Dallas to Major G. Humphrys of the...
The enclosed copies which Mr. Graham states have been sent to the Commanding officers of the several Military Departments will not be considered authority for the Government of the army. A General order on the subject will be required. The question has excited considerable interest in the army & the form of an order is herewith submitted for the further instructions of the President. RC and...
Conformably to the memoranda furnished by Mr. Graham the enclosed form of a Genl. order is submitted for the further instructions of the President of the U S. RC ( DLC ). In a clerk’s hand, signed by Parker. The enclosure has not been found, but see George Graham to JM , 12 Sept. 1815 (first letter), and n. 1.
I have received your letter of the 18h. inst. & have not been able to furnish the evidence you wish relative to the Soldiers Snow & Leavenworth. If it can be ascertained to what Companies they were attached when they died the necessary facts in relation to pay & Land may be furnished from the muster & pay rolls in the Pay office. I have the honour to be Yrs. Etc. DNA : RG 94--Letters Sent by...
I have the honour to lay before you a list of the officer s who have been retained on the peace establishment with reduced rank, showing as well their standing before the reduction as their present rank in the army--together with the appointments which have been made in the Ordnance Department. I have the honour to be Yrs Ect. DNA : RG 94--Letters Sent by the Office of the Adjutant General.
Your letter of the 1st. inst. addressed to the Secretary of War has been referred to me and I have the honour to inform you that all the papers in the case of Sheates have been sent to Major Churchill late asst. adjt. Genl. at Plattsburg who has charge of the records of that Department which have not yet been sent to this office. As soon as his report is received I shall DNA : RG 94--Letters...
Lieut Colonel Croghan arrived here yesterday on furlough from New Orleans by General Jackson, when I gave him a copy of the Division order, making him a member of the Court for the trial of General Bissell & Colonel Nicholas. If the Lieut Colonel, is obliged to go to Nashville under this order, he states, he shall not have time to settle his accounts or visit his friends. He also states, that...
I have just received the within communication from Major Genl. Gaines. A list of the citizens named has been sent to the Judge Advocate who has orders to summon all such as may be deemed material as well for the prosecution as for the accused. Such of the officers as had not previously been ordered have been written to except Brigr. Genl. Smith & Captain Shipp who are at St. Louis and Colonel...
I have this morning received the enclosed from General Gaines. I had before requested of Mjr. Winder Judge Advocate that Genl. Ripley may be examined as early as possible that he may take the command which Genl. Smith will leave to repair to New York as a witness. Genl. Smith & Captn. Shipp have been ordered and Genl. Jackson is advised of the measure by a copy of the letter to Genl. Smith....
I am of the opinion that the within protest should be made to the court martial and that the subject is properly within its jurisdiction. I have therefore sent a copy to Major Genl. Scott the President of the Court & as Major Genl. Gaines will probably be at New York before a letter could reach him elsewhere. I have not answered his letter. All the papers relative to the charges & trial were...