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Th: Jefferson incloses to Genl. Dearborne the draught of his message to Congress, of which he asks his careful examination & to be favored with the alterations which may occur to him on a separate paper. H. Dearborn has looked over & considered the enclosed, without observing any thing that he can consider as a difect, or requiring alteration. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Your’s of the 14th. came to hand yesterday. I do not see that we can avoid agreeing to estimates made by worthy men of our own choice for the sites of fortifications, or that we could leave an important place undefended because too much is asked for the site. and therefore we must pay what the sites at Boston have been valued at. at the same time I do not know on what principles of reasoning...
Having had time since writing to you this day, to write the letter to mr Nicholas, & to have it copied, I inclose you the copy. PHi : Daniel Parker Papers.
There seems to be a disposition to take up the classification bill. I have substituted a division of the classes into sections according to their ages instead of the Nos. from 1. to 10. which I think will have a happier effect, & produce several advantages. it is in fact Bonaparte’s plan. I inclose it for your examination & correction. It is exactly the same as the former one, except as to the...
Th: Jefferson incloses to Genl. Dearborne a letter to be noticed or not as he thinks proper, with his affectionate salutations. PHi : Daniel Parker Papers.
Th: Jefferson requests the favor of Genl: & Mrs. Dearborn & Mr. Wingate to dine with him on Monday the 17th: at half after three, The favor of an answer is asked. Privately owned.
I think the cases both of Caston and Hibbs are within the spirit of our promise, altho’ they both happen to be out of the letter of it. they have substantially fulfilled the object of the government; and could such cases have been stated to us before hand we should have offered the reward. should you be of this opinion I should approve of giving them the reward as if they were within the...
Th: Jefferson asks a consultation with the heads of Departments tomorrow at one Oclock & that they will do him the favor to dine with him— Privately owned.
The inclosed is the first intimation I have recieved of the intention of the paymaster to resign. if it be within rule to appoint to that office a person not in the military line, there is certainly no better man than Robert Brent. but of this also there is no better judge than yourself, to whom accordingly it is submitted with affectionate salutations & assurances of respect. PHi : Daniel...
Has Genl. Dearborne recieved any information from Genl. Clinton which will enable Th:J. to answer the inclosed letter [ Reply by Dearborn :] Govr. Clinton speaks well of Astor, as a man of large property & fair charactor, and well acquainted with the fur & peltry business. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Mr. Stoddart, Secretary of the Navy having early in this month informed me by letter of his desire to resign that office, and having continued in it ever since, on my request only, I hereby authorize & appoint you to recieve the charge of the department from him, and to perform the duties of it until a Secretary of the Navy shall be formally appointed. Accept assurances of my high...
Th: Jefferson incloses to Genl. Dearborne some papers from Lt. Osborne, a part of which he believes he before delivered to him, & sends him now the sequel, recieved yesterday to do in the case what he finds just. he had the pleasure of finding his family all restored to health. they accompanied him to Monticello where they hope in due season to recieve Genl. & Mrs Dearborne. he salutes them...
A candidate for the office of Genl. Irvine is now presented of a higher order than we have before had. I do not know how far Colo. Miles may possess that mercantile fitness which the duties of the office call for, but on all other points he stands on so high ground as to overrule the charitable inclinations we might have felt for other candidates. The respectability of his character, and his...
Th: Jefferson with his friendly salutations to Genl. Dearborne incloses him a letter from an Ensign Johnson of Maryland, of whom he knows nothing. he does it not to make mischief as to him, nor even that he should know it has been communicated, but because it is useful the Secretary at war should know the measure of discretion possessed by those who may be candidates for trusts from him. DLC :...
I propose tomorrow morning to send to both houses the act of S.C. with the inclosed message. is there sufficient reason to be satisfied that the positions ceded are the best? or ought we not to examine & say what positions we think worth taking & will take & fortify, & consequently to require a suitable modification of their act? the condition of fortifying them all in 3. years, or to lose...
I inclose you the letters of mr Granger & mr J. Nicholas, by the latter of which you will see that an Indian rupture in the neighborhood of Detroit becomes more probable if it has not already taken place. I see in it no cause for changing the opinion given in mine of Aug. 28. but on the contrary strong reason for hastening the measures therein recommended. we must make ever memorable examples...
Will you be so good as to consider the inclosed answer to the Little Turtle, & suggest any necessary alterations, & return it to me.—I believe you have not returned me the rough draught for the Beaver. if the copies can be made out tomorrow, we may meet the Indians the next day. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
The answer to M. de la Croix is obviously that it is premature to say any thing about appoint[ment] to an army as yet. but I have thought it not amiss to comm[unic]ate to you his letter, as it may be worth while to enquire in what way he can be used, if in any way. perhaps he may be an engineer. but how I shall return his certificate I know not, as he has given no date of time or place to his...
The inclosed papers were recd. at Monticello, a little before I left it & were put by to be communicated to you here; but were in fact left there by mistake. I have just recieved & now communicate them. Affectte. salutns. PHi : Daniel Parker Papers.
Should we take any notice of these declarations of the St. Regis Indians? St. Regis or the head of the lake St. Francis seems to be the point where, if a site could be found favorable we should place our extreme post. [ Reply by Dearborn :] Sir, may it not be advisable to request Mr. Sailly to hold friendly intercourse with such of the St. Regis Chiefs as may be inclined to [visit] him...
Will you write to Govr. Cabell or the proper officer & give the orders for the discharge of the militia & measures to be taken thereon. will you also give orders to Capt. McComb at Charleston to attend mr Doyley’s experiment, & indeed to try the experiment at the public expence. I have written to Doyley that you would give such orders. as his plan is to set fire to sails & rigging, I presume...
I forgot to mention at our last conversation that I think we should concur heartily in both of Governor Hull’s propositions. 1. to enlarge the extinguishment of Indian titles in that quarter, & 2. to introduce agricultural improvements among the Indians of the same quarter. any specific measures therefore which he and judge Woodward have to recommend might be recieved without detaining them...
Could you, through any friend at Boston or elsewhere have a kental of good-dumbfish forwarded for me to Messrs. Gibson & Jefferson of Richmond, with as little delay as possible, as it is for use on my return to Monticello? it would oblige me much. mr Crownenshield used to do me that kindness. affectionate salutations [ Reply by Dearborn :] Sir, I have written to a gentleman in Boston, who will...
Th: Jefferson, with his affectionate salutations to Genl. Dearborne, incloses him the application of a mr Blount for military appointment, to take it’s stand among competitors in cases of resignation. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Yours of the 12th. was recieved last night. I presume we must employ Herbaugh at N. Orleans, on the recommendation of others, not knowing him ourselves. the sooner he goes the better. You will be so good as to use your own discretion as to the sending a vessel to Passamaquoddy. the special license is not signed by me: and as I do not know the particular course pursued, I have requested mr...
I am sincerely sorry that I am obliged to ask your attendance here without a moments avoidable delay. the capture of the Chesapeake by a British ship of war renders it necessary to have all our council together. I do not suppose it will detain you long from rejoining mrs Dearborne. the mail is closing. Affectte. salutations. Privately owned.
Genl. Dearborne be so good as to read the inclosed and decide on what is best, returning the papers to mr Gallatin with whom it may be useful perhaps for him to confer PHi : Daniel Parker Papers.
I shall be ready to recieve any of the Indians tomorrow. I send you a sketch of the answer I propose to the Chippoway, for correction. I suppose he will deliver his speech in his own tongue, and that I may give the answer at the same time, if he introduces no new matter. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Th: Jefferson [presents] his friendly the Secretary at War and sends him the Governors Page in his office. PrC ( DLC ); faint. Recorded in SJL with notation “lres from Govr Page & Saquiricia.” Enclosures: (1) John Page to TJ, 2 Mch. 1803 . (2) “Saquiricia” to TJ, 15 Feb. 1803 (recorded in SJL as received from Windsor, North Carolina, on 16 Mch. with notation “W,” but not found). (3) probably...
Will you be so good as to peruse the inclosed and have some conversation with me on it to-day? PHi : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.