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15 April 1812, War Department. Lists proposed alterations and appointments in the U.S. Army for JM’s approval. RC ( DNA : RG 46, Executive Proceedings, 12B-A1); letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 107, LSP ). RC 2 pp. Forwarded by JM to the Senate in his 15 Apr. 1812 message ( Senate Exec. Proceedings Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United States of America (3 vols.;...
I cannot bear to see the recruiting season which expires in the month of March, passing away without the success which I am confident would result from proper measures & exertions. By a late arrangement Colo. Ripley stationed in Portland has charge of a district in Maine Lt Colo. Darrington in N. Hampshire, Colo. Tuttle in Boston, Colo. Larned in Pittsfield Masstts., with a view it is presumed...
18 March 1812, War Department. Proposes additions and alterations to the lists of appointments that have been laid before the Senate under the 11 Jan. 1812 act to raise an additional military force. RC ( DNA : RG 46, Executive Proceedings, 12B-A1); letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 107, LSP ). RC 2 pp. JM forwarded the RC , making additions and alterations to the nominations from Tennessee, Kentucky,...
25 May 1812, War Department. Lists proposed promotions in the U.S. Army for JM’s approval. RC ( DNA : RG 46, Executive Proceedings, 12B-A1); letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 107, LSP ). RC 3 pp. JM forwarded the RC , listing promotions in the peace establishment and the additional military force of 1808, to the Senate in his message of the same day ( Senate Exec. Proceedings Journal of the Executive...
5 March 1812, War Department. Lists proposed appointments in the troops to be raised under the 11 Jan. 1812 act to raise an additional military force. RC ( DNA : RG 46, Executive Proceedings, 12B-A1); letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 107, LSP ). RC 16 pp. Forwarded by JM to the Senate in a message of 6 Mar. 1812 ( Senate Exec. Proceedings Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the...
I take the liberty of making personally known to you my nephew Colo. Eustis of the Lt Artillery, whose service on the nothern Frontier, first under the ever to be lamented Pike & subsequently under General Izard will enable him to give any detailed information which may be required of him. His conduct at the capture of little York gained him the applause of the General and of the army. When...
I am honored with your Letter of the 7th instant enclosing a communication from Judge Tolmin, as also a Letter from Cadet Burchsted, to which proper attention will be paid. The instructions to Genl. Hampton & Colo. Cushing, being predicated on a representation from Colo. Sparks the commanding officer at Fort Stoddert, expressive of his apprehension for the safety of the public stores at the...
30 April 1812, War Department. Lists proposed appointments in the U.S. Army for JM’s approval. RC ( DNA : RG 46, Executive Proceedings, 12B-A1); letterbook copies ( DNA : RG 107, LSP ). RC 3 pp. Forwarded by JM to the Senate in a message of 1 May 1812 ( Senate Exec. Proceedings Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United States of America (3 vols.; Washington, 1828). ,...
3 April 1812, War Department. Proposes William Hull of the Michigan Territory to be a brigadier general in the U.S. Army. RC ( InU : War of 1812 Collection); letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 107, LSP ). RC 1 p. Docketed by JM. Signature clipped from RC . JM nominated Hull to the Senate in a 3 Apr. 1812 message. The Senate referred the nomination to a select committee and confirmed Hull’s appointment...
16 February 1811, War Department. Forwards a general return of the militia of the U.S., made from the latest returns from the several states and territories. Letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 107, LSP ); enclosure, two copies ( DNA : RG 233, President’s Messages, 11A-D1; and DNA : RG 46, Legislative Proceedings, 11A-E6). Letterbook copy 1 p. Enclosure (one large folio sheet) is a “Return of the...
Having left the post road on a visit to West Point with Governor Tompkins who persuaded me, as in the event I really found, that it facilitated my journey I have not found a convenient opportunity to acknowlege your Letter of the 17th instant. The order for the march of the 6th Regt from Carlisle to Pittsburg has not been countermanded, a delay in their movement has arisen from the difficulty...
30 January 1812, War Department. Lists proposed promotions and appointments in the U.S. Army for JM’s approval. RC ( DNA : RG 46, Executive Proceedings, 12B-A1); letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 107, LSP ). RC 4 pp. JM forwarded the RC , listing promotions in the Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Infantry Regiments and appointments in the Fifth and Seventh Infantry Regiments as well as in the...
20 April 1812, War Department. Lists proposed appointments in the U.S. Army for JM’s approval. RC ( DNA : RG 46, Executive Proceedings, 12B-A1); letterbook copies ( DNA : RG 107, LSP ). RC 1 p. Forwarded by JM to the Senate in a message of 20 Apr. 1812 ( Senate Exec. Proceedings Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United States of America (3 vols.; Washington, 1828). ,...
Agreeably to the request of Colo. Simonds, I have the honor to enclose his Letter on the subject of his double rations. Altho’ it does not appear that General Wilkinson was authorised to assure the Colo. that he would be entitled to the allowance, reliance was undoubtedly had on the promise, and to be obliged to refund what has been received under such circumstances is considered by the...
After war had been declared, it was deemed necessary, for the security of the maratime frontier, to order the recruits to the posts on the seaboard, which had a tendency to check the recruiting service, and has retarded our military operations on the no[r]thern frontier. The surrender of the army & post of Detroit opened the N. Western frontier to the incursions of the Savages and rendered it...
7 March 1812, War Department. Lists proposed “alterations and corrections in the several lists of Candidates for appointments in the Army of the United States now before the Senate.” RC ( DNA : RG 46, Executive Proceedings, 12B-A1); letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 107, LSP ). RC 2 pp. Forwarded by JM in a message to the Senate of 10 Mar. 1812 ( Senate Exec. Proceedings Journal of the Executive...
30 June 1812, War Department. Lists proposed appointments in the U.S. Army for JM’s approval. RC ( DNA : RG 46, Executive Proceedings, 12B-A1); letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 107, LSP ). RC 6 pp. JM forwarded the RC , listing appointments from South Carolina, Georgia, Ohio, Connecticut, Massachusetts, North Carolina, the Louisiana Territory, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Maryland,...
The mail of this day brings your Letter enclosing that of Mr. Everett whose appointment is universally well received. There is in this case an adaptation of character which commands approbation & is peculiarly gratifying to friends. Perceiving the objections to asking a passport from the enemy it remains for us to embrace the first opportunity which affords a probability of avoiding him. The...
6 April 1812, War Department. Lists proposed “alterations and appointments in the Army of the United States” for JM’s approval. RC ( DNA : RG 46, Executive Proceedings, 12B-A1); letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 107, LSP ). RC 7 pp. Forwarded by JM to the Senate in a message of 8 Apr. 1812 ( Senate Exec. Proceedings Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United States of America (3...
I have the honor to acknowledge your Letter of the 30th of August. Instructions are forwarded by this mail to Genl. Wilkinson to repair to the seat of Govt. By the last letters received from the General (dated Aug. 10th) it is expected he will have reached the vicinity of Fort Adams or Natches with the troops, or at least the greater part of them, by the time Genl. Hampton who will take the...
22 June 1812, War Department. “I have the honor to lay before you Extracts of Letters from the Governors of Territories and other Agents, ‘respecting the hostile and friendly movements and intentions of the Indians towards the United States,’ in conformity to a Resolution of … the Senate, passed June 19th. 1812.” RC and enclosures ( DNA : RG 46, TP , Indiana); FC ( PHi : Daniel Parker Papers);...
9 March 1812, War Department. Lists proposed appointments in the troops to be raised under the 11 Jan. 1812 act to raise an additional military force. RC ( DNA : RG 46, Executive Proceedings, 12B-A1); letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 107, LSP ). RC 8 pp. Forwarded by JM in his message to the Senate of 10 Mar. 1812 ( Senate Exec. Proceedings Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the...
13 October 1812, War Department. By an act of 3 Mar. 1809, “it is provided that all warrants drawn by the Secretary of war, or the Secretary of the Navy, on the Treasurer shall specify the particular appropriation to which the same should be charged; and that on application of the Secretary of the proper department the President is authorized to direct that a portion of the monies appropriated...
1 June 1812, War Department. Lists proposed appointments in the U.S. Army for JM’s approval. RC ( DNA : RG 46, Executive Proceedings, 12B-A1); letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 107, LSP ). RC 2 pp. JM forwarded the RC , listing appointments from South Carolina, Maryland, Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio, New York, Vermont, and New Hampshire, in a message to the Senate of 3 June 1812 ( Senate...
22 April 1812, War Department. Lists proposed appointments and alterations in the U.S. Army for JM’s approval. RC ( DNA : RG 46, Executive Proceedings, 12B-A1); letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 107, LSP ). RC 2 pp. Forwarded by JM to the Senate in a message of 22 Apr. 1812 ( Senate Exec. Proceedings Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United States of America (3 vols.;...
The fortifications which had been commenced on the seaboard, as will appear by a statement from the war department, are in many parts compleated, furnished with cannon and capable of affording a respectable defence. But another season will be required to finish the works in the harbour of New York, those at N. Orleans and in some other places where they have been delayed by unavoidable causes....
In obedience to a resolution of the House of Representatives of the 22 Instant, I have the honor to transmit you the following returns, marked A. B & C. A. Exhibits a General return of the troops of the United states composing the Military peace establishment and the Additional military force, specifying the particular force of each Regiment and Corps, taken from the latest returns received by...
I beg leave to represent, that the additional duties which have devolved on this Department by the late acts of congress, render it indispensably necessary, that the business of the Indian department, together with that of issuing military land warrants, should be transfered from this to some other Department or Officer of Government. I would also invite your attention to an alteration or...
John Wait (with his son) a gloomy federalist from Boston a plain man travelling thro’ the city in a single horse waggon is very desirous to see the President—and will call on the Secy War at 12 Oclock for that purpose. “Then Mr Wait they will seperate from the Union” “O no Sir they cling to the Union”—“but they have said it and will do it”—“No. unless they see commerce entirely destroyed &...
6 July 1812, War Department. Lists proposed appointments in the U.S. Army for JM’s approval. RC ( DNA : RG 46, Executive Proceedings, 12B-A1); letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 107, LSP ). RC 2 pp. JM forwarded the RC , listing nominations from Vermont, Massachusetts, New York, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Connecticut, in a message to the...
11 March 1812, War Department. Lists proposed appointments in the companies of rangers to be raised for the protection of the frontiers according to the act of 2 Jan. 1812. RC ( DNA : RG 46, Executive Proceedings, 12B-A1); letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 107, LSP ). RC 1 p. Forwarded by JM to the Senate in a message of 11 Mar. 1812 ( Senate Exec. Proceedings Journal of the Executive Proceedings of...
Since the receipt of your Letter of the 24th of August enclosing the papers from Govr. Harrison &c nothing very remarkable has occurred. The alternation of alarm and of quiescence observable in the public papers, particularly in those of New York, is the natural consequence of the variegated intelligence from Europe and of the movements of the British Marine on the coast. By a letter from...
I have had the honor to receive your Letter of the 10th instant. A copy of Colo. Spark’s Letter has been forwarded to Genl. Hampton with general instructions to reinforce the post of Fort Stoddert (or Fort St. Stephens to which the garrison of F. Stoddert removes during the hot months) from such points as his judgment shall determine. The assemblage of the troops near the muscle shoals, for...
Your favor of the 10th. enclosing a Letter from Lt. Voorhis was received this morning. That officer was with me yesterday—he appears to be a good man and bears his sentence like a good christian: he has merit and in case of war may still be useful. At the time of leaving the city for Harper’s ferry the business & state of the office did not admit of my absence for so long a time as a visit to...
11 April 1812, War Department. Lists proposed appointments in the U.S. Army for JM’s approval. RC ( DNA : RG 46, Executive Proceedings, 12B-A1); letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 107, LSP ). RC 1 p. Forwarded by JM to the Senate in a message of 13 Apr. 1812 ( Senate Exec. Proceedings Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United States of America (3 vols.; Washington, 1828). , 2:250).
I enclose herewith a Letter from Colo McArthur by Mr Huntington who arrived the day before yesterday & who has this morning taken a carriage to bring in Colo. Cass left about 70 miles from the city in consequence of indisposition, and who may be expected in the course of the day. It appears to be an universal sentiment of the Officers who have come in that the surrender of the post & troops...
Your favor of the first instant with i[t]s enclosure was received yesterday. The regard discovered for my personal accommodation, which would be essentially served, is highly gratifying to me, nor could any thing be more agreeable to my wishes as most consonant to my inclination than to be able to surmount the objections which present themselves. If I state them in reliance on the confidence...
Your Letter of the 21st instant was received yesterday. By the mail of the same day an order issued to General Hampton directing the attendance of all the officers named in the request of the Court Martial. A duplicate of the order was also confided to Lt Colo. Backus, a member of the court objected to by Genl. Wilkinson and discharged, who is ordered to the Southward to supply the place of...
23 April 1812, War Department. Lists proposed appointments and alterations in the U.S. Army for JM’s approval. RC ( DNA : RG 46, Executive Proceedings, 12B-A1); letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 107, LSP ). RC 2 pp. Forwarded by JM to the Senate in a message of 23 Apr. 1812 ( Senate Exec. Proceedings Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United States of America
11 February 1802, Washington. “In substituting this for an original letter having for its object the recommendation of Mr William Foster Junr. of Boston as a candidate for a consulate in France, stating that he is a young man of talents, integrity and amiable manners, a Republican in principle and qualified for such an office, I am governed by the consideration of that letter’s containing...
6 November 1812. Lists proposed promotions and appointments in the U.S. Army for JM’s approval. Letterbook copy and partial letterbook copy of enclosure ( DNA : RG 107, LSP ); printed copy and printed copy of enclosures ( Senate Exec. Proceedings Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United States of America (3 vols.; Washington, 1828). , 2:296–302). Letterbook copy 1 p. On...
I take the liberty of making known to you Mr. William Porter a merchant of this place (whose commercial pursuits have caused his residence in Europe for several years past) as a gentleman of respectable character and connections, & in principle an American. With the greatest respect your obedient servant, RC ( DNA : RG 59, LAR , 1809–17, filed under “Porter”). JM nominated Porter to be U.S....
13 March 1812, War Department. Proposes, for JM’s approval, alterations and corrections in the lists of candidates submitted to the Senate. RC ( DNA : RG 46, Executive Proceedings, 12B-A1); letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 107, LSP ). RC 2 pp. Forwarded by JM to the Senate in a message of 16 Mar. 1812 ( Senate Exec. Proceedings Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United States...
2 July 1812, War Department. Lists proposed appointments for JM’s approval. RC ( DNA : RG 46, Executive Proceedings, 12B-A1). 1 p. JM forwarded the RC , listing appointments in the Ohio rangers, in a message to the Senate of 2 July 1812 ( Senate Exec. Proceedings Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United States of America (3 vols.; Washington, 1828). , 2:283–84).
13 April 1812, War Department. Proposes for approval three appointments to the rangers and two appointments as surgeon’s mate.
I should be wanting in justice to those feelings of respect and friendship which your invariable kindness and friendship have inspired if I neglected any longer to acknowlege your Letter of March last borne as I presume by Mr Preston to England and transmitted to me at Brussels a short time before my leaving that city for the Hague. A long time on its route it was the more welcome as an...
8 February 1812, War Department. Recommends four persons from the Indiana Territory for appointment to a company of rangers. RC ( DLC ); letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 107, LSP ). RC 1 p. JM nominated the candidates to the Senate on 11 Feb. 1812 ( Senate Exec. Proceedings Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United States of America (3 vols.; Washington, 1828). , 2:211).
31 December 1811, Department of War. Lists proposed promotions in the U.S. Army for JM’s approval. RC ( DNA : RG 46, Executive Proceedings, 12B-A1); letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 107, LSP ). RC 3 pp. Forwarded by JM to the Senate in a message of 31 Dec. 1811 ( Senate Exec. Proceedings Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United States of America (3 vols.; Washington, 1828). ,...
12 March 1812, War Department. Proposes two alterations in the lists before the Senate of candidates for appointment, one in the infantry from New York, the other in the rangers from Kentucky. RC ( DNA : RG 46, Executive Proceedings, 12B-A1); letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 107, LSP ). RC 1 p. Forwarded by JM to the Senate in a message of 13 Mar. 1812 ( Senate Exec. Proceedings Journal of the...
Being absent from town I did not ⟨rec⟩eive untill the evening of the 15th. your Letter of the 7th instant accompanied with a Commission of Secretary to the war department. Impressed with a just sense of the honor conferred on me by this distinguished mark of your confidence, and by the very obliging manner in which it was communicated, I have delayed an answer no longer than was necessary to...