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In behalf of a numerous body of Citizens of Boston, we request your consent; to set for a Bust , in Marble, to be executed by an eminent Artist, now resident in that Town, to be placed in Faneuil Hall.— In soliciting your assent, to this tribute of our high Respect & Veneration, we are particularly influenced by a desire of transmitting to our Children, the Features of the Man, whose patriotic...
This will be presented to you by Mr. Binon the sculptor who waits on you, as proposed, to form a model, from which he will sculpture your Bust in marble.— with the highest respect / I am Sir your / Humbe.Servant MHi : Adams Papers.
I have had the honor of receiving your several communications in relation to Manufactories, including your note of the 20th. inst. enclosing a letter from John Webb. Having sent about one hundred & fifty letters to different Gentlemen in various parts of this State in the month of August last, I had presumed that before this time I should have received so much information on the interesting...
Having been informed that Mr. Isaac Parker, Marshall of the District of Maine, has lately been appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court of this State, I take the liberty of soliciting the appointment of Marshal on Mr. Parkers accepting his appointment as Judge;—if Sir you should have no objection on the score of my capacity or integrity, I should hope that my pretentions otherways will be...
Brothers, Your Father the President of the United States having fully considered all that you communicated to him the other day respecting the objects of your long journey to this place, has authorized me to give you the following answer Brothers, In answer to your request respecting grants of land to your Nations and to your Interpretors, I must inform you that your Father the President does...
To Conyatauyou, or Handsome Lake a Seneca Chief. Brother, Your good father the President of the United States having seen your talk of yesterday directs me to assure you, that his ears are ever open to the just complaints of his red children and his heart ever disposed to afford them releif— Brother, It is much regretted by your father the President that the Deeds securing to you the lands...
To all to whome these presents shall come , Greeting. Whereas it has been represented by some of the Chief-men of the Seneca and Onondago Nations of Indians that they are entitled to certain reserved Tracts of lands lying on the Cartaragus Creek, and on or near the Allegany, and which has been surveyed, laid off, and the lines regularly run, and distinctly understood; but that they are not in...
When I had the pleasure of conferring with you three days since, I promised to lay all that you should represent, on behalf of your Nation, before your Father, the President of the United States. This has been done, and I have it in charge, from him to tell you, that he receives your visit with welcome and cordiality, that he listens willingly to your representations, and requests you and your...
Friends and Brothers, The deputation appointed by you to visit the Seat of Government have arrived and been welcomed by your father the President of the United States with cordiality; they have spoken and he has heard all the representations that they were instructed by you on behalf of their Nations to make to him, in his name I have answered them in sincerity and truth, and when they shall...
Your Father and good Friend the President of the United States has taken into consideration all that you communicated to him when you took him by the hand three days agoe, and he has authorised me to give you the following answer Brothers, The President is pleased with seeing you all in so good health after so long a journey and he rejoices in his heart to find that one of your own people has...
having examined the proceedings of a Genl. Court Martial, of which Majr. Thos. Hunt was President, holden at Detroit on the eighteenth day of July last, for the trial of John Spence a private soldier in Captain John Whistlers Company, of the first Regiment of Infantry in the service of the United States, charged with seditious conduct at Fort Wayne on the third day of May 1801, by assailing...
Having examined the proceedings of the Genl. Court Martial of which Majr. Thos. Hunt was President, holden at Detroit in the Month of July last past, in the trial of John Spence a private soldier in Capt. John Whislers Company of the first Regiment of Infantry in the service of the United States, charged with seditious conduct at Fort Wayne on the third day of May in the year 1801, by...
In my answer to Sergt. Dunbau I observd that there would be an impropriety in giving him a discharge at present, but that if his fears were such as to render it painfull to to join his Company he might be transfered to an other Company, and that he might remain with the guard in this City the ensuing winter.—I think Capt. McComb would be a suitable charactor to attend any experiments that Mr...
The following gentleman are proposed to your consideration, as Candidates for military Agencies : (viz) For the Northern Department Peter Gansevoort , of Albany. For the middle Department William Linnard of Philadelphia. For the Southern Department Abraham D. Abrahams of Savannah. I have the honor to be, Sir, with high consideration, Yr. Obt. Servant RC ( DLC ); in a clerk’s hand, signed by...
I have the honor to transmit you herewith Returns of the Militia of the United States, made from such Returns as have been received by this Department Accept Sir assurances of my high respect & consideration DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Please to accept my thanks for the profile you were good enough to enclose it strikes me as the only good likeness, except Stuarts, I have ever seen of the original, which very much enhances its value. Mrs. Dearborn & myself are in good health. It appears to be the prevailing opinion among the republicans in this quarter, as well as in old Massachusetts & New Hampshire, that there is at least...
It is not necessary to nominate district paymasters to the Senate,—nor to nominate Cadets. as you have not returned the list of Cadets I presented to you, with the other list of appointments you may have sent the Cadet list with the others—if so it may not be improper to recall it. I am Sir Your Obedt. Servt. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
The claims in favour of the State of Virginia for guarding the public stores belonging the United States, at Manchester and New London, as transmited by Govr. Munro, are as follows, viz. for guarding stores at Manchester, in the months of Septr. & Octobr. 1800. $543.44 for Do. at New London prior to the 15th. of April 1801 }  410.83 for Do. at New London subsequent to the 15th. of April }...
By the last Mail I was honored with your letter of the 20th. ulto. with the communication from Govr. Lewis—by the same mail there is a letter published in one of the Newspapers dated St. Louis 12th. of July, stating the arrival of the Sacs. Foxes Iawau &c with the [mur]derers demanded by Govr. Lewis, which indicates a much more favorable termination of the dispute with those Indians than I had...
I have been honoured with your letter of the 26th. inst. enclosing the letters of Judge Campbell & Mr. Jackson,—Judge Campbells opinnion on the subject of thefts, by Indians, is I concieve, in strict conformity with the General principle established by Congress, and peculiarly well calculated for redressing the evils to which it is intended to be applied. Mr. Jackson seems to have taken for...
The amount of the propositions this day made by the Creek Chiefs, are that we pay them $200,000 in 18 annual instalments, which by an eaqual division of the whole sum, would amount to $11,111,11,1, each year—and in addition to the above sum, they require in tools & blacksmiths, what may be estimated at $22,600,—It is presumed that they may be induced to relinquish one half of the last...
I have the honor to propose the following persons for appointments in the Army of the United States (Viz) Henry B. Jackson to be 2d Lieut. of Artillerists Samuel W. Sayre Ensign of the 2d Regt of Infty Louis C. Bayly    ditto William P. Clyma    ditto Julius F. Heileman Cadet of Artillerists William McRea    Ditto
I have the honor of proposing for your approbation, Thomas H Holland of North Carolina to be appointed Surgeons Mate in the Army of the United States. Accept Sir, assurances of my high respect & consideration DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I take the liberty of proposing to your consideration the following promotions (viz) 2d. Lieut: Bartholomew D. Armistead, 2d. Regt. of Infantry, to be 1st. Lieut: vice, 1st. Lieut. Samuel Lane, resigned 12th. August 1802. 2d. Lieut: Benjamin Wilkinson, 2d. Regt. of Infantry, to be 1st. Lieut: vice, 1st. Lieut: G. Barde dismissed the service Ensign Josiah Taylor 2d. Regt. of Infantry, to be 2d....
I have the honor of proposing, for your approbation, Robert Lucas, as a cadet in the Corps of Artillerists With high respect & consideration I am, Sir, your Obt. Servt. [ Order by TJ: ] Approved PHi : Daniel Parker Papers.
I have the honor to propose for your approbation John F. Heilaman of the State of Vermont and William C. Smith of Pennsylvania to be Surgeon’s Mates in the Army. I have the honor &ca. FC ( Lb in DNA : RG 107, LSP ). On the same date as the letter printed above, Dearborn informed John F. HEILAMAN and William C. SMITH that the president had appointed them surgeon’s mates in the army. The Senate...
I have the honor to submit the following statement, for the purpose of shewing the necessity of an Act of Congress authorising the appointment of Six Surgeons Mates, in addition to the number authorised by the Law of the 16th. of March 1802, fixing the Military Peace Establishment — The Posts recently established, in addition to the twenty five contemplated at the late organization of the...
I take the liberty of enclosing a letter from Mr. Winthrop of Boston who married a niece of Mr. Bowdoin & is his agent for transacting his business. I shall postpone an answer to Mr. Winthrop until I receive directions from you what answer to make.—a letter from Chouteau inform me that the Indians are not to come on, until autumn.—I have received an official account of the total destruction of...
The enclosed communications received by the last evenings mail, present a general view of Indian affairs on our Northwestern borders.—there appears to be but one question of any importance that requires a decision, towit, what measures, if any, ought to be pursued in relation to the profits.—they undoubtedly are under foreign influence, & the one who resides with in the actual jurisdiction of...
I have the honor to transmit you a list of the promotions and appointments which have taken place in the Army of the United States, during the last recess of Congress.— Accept, Sir, assurances of my high respect and consideration RC ( DLC ); in a clerk’s hand, signed by Dearborn; at foot of text: “The President of the United States”; endorsed by TJ as received from the War Department on 17...
I have the honor of proposing for your approbation the following Promotions and appointments in the Army of the United States, viz Regiment of Artillerists First Lieut. Clarence Mulford to be promoted to the rank of Captain vice Josiah Dunham resigned April 30th. 1808 First Lieut. William Wilson to be promoted to the rank of Captain vice George Peter appointed Captain of Light Artillery May...
I have herewith the honor of presenting a General Return of the Militia of the United States—excepting the States of Delaware , Maryland & Tennessee , from which no returns have been received. Accept, Sir, the assurances of my high respect & consederation— RC ( DLC ); at foot of text: “The President of the United States”; endorsed by TJ as received from the War Department on 20 Mch. and “roll...
I have been duly honoured with your letter of the 15th. inst. together with the letter to Mr. Dunbar and the instructions for exploring the interior of Louisiana, concerning which, your directions will receive prompt attention. There is reason for believing that the result of New Hampshire election will be more favourable than our most sanguine friends had contemplated, that the Legislature...
I have the honor of proposing for your approbation the following appointments in the troops to be raised in virtue of an Act entitled ‘An Act to raise for a limited time, an additonal military force’ passed on the 12th. day of April 1808 Viz. John P. Boyd of Massachusetts to be Colonel of the 4th. Regiment of Infantry. Joseph Constant of New York to be Lieut: Colonel of the 6th. Regiment of...
I have the honor of proposing for your approbation the following list of appointments in the Army of the United States. Hannibal M Allen of Vermont to be appointed 2d. Lieut of Artillery vice Lieut Lamkin resigned— James S Smith of New Jersey to be appointed 2d. Lieut of Artillery vice Lieut Brent resigned Joseph Kimball of New Hampshire to be appointed 2d Lieut of Artillery vice Lieut Richard...
I have the honor of proposing for your approbation the following appointments in the troops to be raised by virtue of an Act entitled “An Act to raise for a limited time an additional military force” passed on the 12th. day of April 1808. Residence Names Rank & Corps New Hampshire George W Prescott. Captain   Infantry
I have the honor of proposing for your approbation Benjamin Champney of Massachusetts to be appointed a First Lieutenant in the Regiment of Riflemen in the service of the U.S. Accept, Sir, &c. DNA : RG 107--LSP--Letters Sent to the President.
he has come on the recomedn of Capt Lewis * hes come on his recommedn. quite ignorant * hes come thro’ midst of enemies but is now satisfied & glad he has come That Choteau has brot up all these young men has taught them our ways, & therefore he has chosen them to come with him. * he has seen truly that the murders were on peopl not coming by order of the govnt + come crying 5. killed 2....
Yesterday on my return from the Highlands I was honored with your favors of the 27th. and 30th. Ulto. with the enclosures accompanying them—I have written to Governor Harrison, on the subject of the several communications from him and others, A copy of which I herewith enclose you—If any thing farther is necessary to be said to him on the subject, or if any part of what I have written should...
I have the honor herewith to transmit you a list of promotions and appointments in the Army of the United States made during the last recess of Congress With sentiments of esteem & respect I am, Sir your Most Obt Servant DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate. List of Promotions and Appointments in the Army of the United States made during the last recess of Congress Regiment of Artillerists...
I have the honor of proposing for your approbation Doctor Henry Skinner as Surgeons Mate in the Army of the United States. Accept Sir assurances of my high respect & consideration PHi .
I have the honor of transmitting herewith, a general view of the subject of our purchases from the several Indian nations, in the course of the last four years. It may not be strictly correct as to the respective quantities of land. But I presume the quantity is not in any case overrated. There may also be some small inaccuracies as to the sums paid by way of presents &c. but I am satisfied...
The enclosed will shew you the proposd movements of troops, & their contemplated positions, together with our forces at the most important points. Yours, DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson. The following will be the disposition of the Troops in the interior and on the side of Louisiana, after the depending movements are carried into effect, viz. One hundred men from Niagara, Seventy six from...
I should not have so long delay’d a reply to your very friendly & polite letter had circumstancies allowed me to mention the time when I could probably have the pleasure of seing you at Monticello . I have Just returned from a visit to my Children in the District of Maine , and I hope Mr s Dearborn & myself shall have the pleasure of seing you in Septem r probably near the end of the month.—...
I had neglected to put Col Smith of S. Carolina, into the list which I presented to you this day, he is highly recommended as an old revolutionary Officer of great merit & sound principles with this I send his name, for appointment. yours respectfuly DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Having fully concidered the question relating to the allowence of extra rations to Genl. Wilkinson while commanding the Army at New Orleans and its vicinity, and having had a conversation with Mr. Rodney on the subject, I am fully satisfied that the allowence is authorised by law & practise, and Mr. Rodney appears to have no impressions contrary to my own opinnion. I have made a statement of...
I have informed Col Williams that it a new nomination must take place, and that I have doubts as to the propriety of his being appointed to a higher grade than a Lt. Col, but would not oppose his having a higher grade if you should think it advisable. I have such information from the Officers of the Corps as to induce a belief that the reappointment of Col Williams will give satisfaction &...
Being persuaded that impressions have been made on your mind by unfair and insidious insinuations or by gross misrepresentations of facts, unfavourable to those who have had any agency in communicating to the persons concerned the contents of a letter received by Mr. Granger from Seth Hunt respecting the gross scandal his neighbour and kinsman had been circulating in New Hampshire, I owe it to...
I have been honoured with your letter of the 3d. enclosing a letter from the Govr. of S. Carolina to Mr. Madison.—Mrs. Dearborn & my self propose waiting two or three weeks longer for Mr. & Mrs. Madison, but in tend at all events to have the pleasure of a visit to Monticello in Septr. be pleased Sir to accept the tender of my most respectfull esteem. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I have the honor to propose the following persons for promotion in the Army of the U. States, Vizt., Richard S. Blackburn Capt. of Artillerists to be Major in the same Corps, vice Jackson resigned 30th. April 1803— John Saunders Lt. of Artillerist to be Captain vice Blackburn promoted. Howell Cobb Lt. of Artillerists to be Captain vice Izard resigned June the 1st. 1803. Horatio Stark 2d. Lt....