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Let me entreat you to attend early this morning to a fit character as a Comr to attend the proposed Treaty with the Indians, by Mr Morris; and on this head, and on the message proper to accompany the nomination, I wish you would advise with Colo. Pickering; who has had more to do in Indian Affairs than any other Officer now in the Government, and perhaps may more readily think of a proper...
I shall have occasion to write to Mr Lear by tomorrow’s Post, and would thank you to let me know (in a summary way) what money he has drawn on acct of the Arsenal on the Potomack, and what report he has made to the War Office of his proceedings in that business, for I shall take an occasion (as from myself) to ask him what has been done therein. Yours always DLC .
I have read all the letters of General Wayne, and their enclosures; as I have also done those of Captn Bruff and others, which you have laid before me. Note such matters (in all of them) as require particular directions, which I shall be ready to give whenever they are laid before me. The other parts, which call only for Office attention, will, I am persuaded, meet with prompt & ready...
Your letter of the 14th came duly to hand. On the contents of the enclosure, I shall make no comments ’till I see you; which, probably, will be on, or about, the first of next month. Let me remind you of what I have before requested—namely, to have noted against my arrival, all those things which will be fit and proper subjects for my communication to Congress (in the Speech) at the opening of...
By the last Mail I received three letters from you (with their several numerous enclosures) the first dated the 8th and the other two the 10th of this instant. The enclosures are all returned under cover with this letter; and as I expect to be at the Seat of Government by the first of next Month (if the health of those who are to accompany me will permit it) I shall express no Sentiments...
The enclosed conditions appear proper but either case contain principles & practice that govern in such cases—it would be too hazardous to issue an opinion without consulting them—and it is impossible for me to go into such detail. DLC : James McHenry Papers.
The principles of the Enclosed Instructions, & I approve; and since they are drawn, I shall not object to the Phraseology; tho’ considering that it is Addressed to our Agent, for his government part of them, I think is too much in the stile of a talk to the Indians. And I think too, as he is intended for the general Superintendent his attentions seems to be too much confined to the Creek...
If it is not too late for Fenno’s Paper of this Afternoon, an extract from Chapins letter, respecting the removal of the Artillery, Stores &ca from Niagara, to the other side of the River (British side) might afford pleasing information. I presume there can be no doubt of its authenticity. Yrs always PHi : Dreer Collection.
As I propose to enter upon my journey to Philadelphia tomorrow; this letter only serves to cover the Papers which I received from you by the last Post; and to inform you that the draught of the Letter to the Governor of Georgia meets my approbation, under the general lights I have of the subject; but before you part with it, I again desire that you would learn the Sentiments of Colo. Hawkins &...
The originals and drafts of letters, enclosed in yours of the 8th instt are herewith returned. The publication of the letters to and from Lieutt Colo. England was certainly improper; and the reprehension of Genl Wilkinson for doing it , or suffering it to be done , is just; and the manner in which it has been conveyed to him is delicate. The draught of the letter to Colo. Gaither, predicated...