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You will receive, with this, a tin case inclosing a Geometric Exemplification of Temperature , Winds , and Weather , in this City for 1820. The graphic part is by Robert King, Draughtsman in this Office. Anderson—Humboldt &c. have given us specimens of Geometric pictures. To you, no Explanation is necessary. I pray you to accept my gift as a proof, however trifling, of the sincerity of my...
I hope you will excuse the trouble I may perhaps occasion by this Letter. A worthy friend of mine from Connecticutt. wishes to be informed what is the proper mode of application for a Professorship in the University of Virginia. With the great body of the People of the United States I am grateful to the Author of all good that he continues your life and health & usefulness— I have frequently...
I have the honour to present, with this, two Copies of Abstracts of Calculations to ascertain the Longitude of the Capitol .—and I take the liberty to express a wish that further efforts may be made to effect this object— A private Citizen, of the illustrious character of M r Jefferson , can give to every useful object an impulse which multitudes could not effect. RC ( DLC ); at foot of text:...
In consequence of your enquiries, relative to the claim of the Marquis de la Fayette, I have the honor to enclose a copy of a letter from the Register of the Land Office at New Orleans dated 15 July 1816, & a copy of a letter which I addressd to the Secretary of the War Department (dated 20th. August 1816) on the receipt of the Register’s communication. I have the honor to be most respectfully...
I have the honour to transmit with this, a letter from Mr. Creighton, of Ohio. The Law of May 20th. 1812 (Laws of the U States Vol 11--page 191) defines the northern boundary of the State of Ohio, by a line running from the " Southerly extreme of Lake Michigan to Lake Erie." The length of that line, if the mouth of Calumet River be considered as the southerly extreme of Lake Michigan, is about...
I do not know whether it is proper for me to request you to read the letter which accompanies this. Mr. Wolcott was my Classmate in College, and the Friend of my youth. We have, through life, been like minded on the most interesting subjects. In his native state he has sustained a long and painful ordeal on account of his political opinions; and I have the pleasure of beleiving that he will...
I have the honour to inclose, with this, a Sketch copied from a Vignette which it is proposed to cause to be impressid on the Patents for Bounty Lands to the Soldiers of the late army. I do not think myself authorised to annex this ornament to the Patent without your approbation. The Vignette is engraved by the celebrated Anderson of New York--it will not increase at all the expence of the...
I have the honour to inclose in this a Letter from Mr. Speaker Clay. I returned home yesterday after an excursion of 18 days to the Northward during which time I visited all that was interesting. I spent several days at New haven. I found Doctr Dwight & the Professors of Yale College, exceedingly polite and obliging. At Stratford I visited my venerable friend Doctor S.W. Johnson, who at the...
I have the honor to inclose with this a letter from William Morrison of Kaskaskia, requesting a lease of the Lead Mines of the United States lying East of the Mississippi, and between Rock river and the Ouisconsin—and at Prairie de Chien. Those Mines are of great value, and, from the best information I have been able to obtain, are of great extent. Mr. Morrison is a man of large property, and...
Doctor Daniel Drake of Cincinnati, Ohio, has requested me to present to you a Copy of his Book entitled “Picture of Cincinnati.” I have the honour to be very respectfully Yours. RC ( DLC ). Docketed by JM . Daniel Drake, Natural and Statistical View, or Picture of Cincinnati and the Miami Country (Cincinnati, 1815; Shaw and Shoemaker R. R. Shaw and R. H. Shoemaker, comps., American...
My friend, Doctor Daniel Drake of Cincinnati, Ohio , has requested me to transmit to you a Copy of his work, entitled “ Picture of Cincinnati ”—I presume it will gratify you, as an elegant and valuable work— The Author is a native of New Jersey , from which state his Father, after having served in the Revolutionary War, emigrated to Kentucky —he has acquired a valuable fund of Literature &...
Permit me to present, with this, a letter from James Turner, Esquire, of North Carolina, Senator in Congress, recommending Israel Pickens, Esquire, as receiver of public monies in The Land-office about to be opened in the Mississippi territory for the sale of Lands lately acquired by a treaty with the Indians of the Creek Nation. I have the honor &c. Letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 49, Division C,...
I have the honour to transmit, with this Note, a Letter received this day, recommending (as Receiver of Public Monies in the Land-Office about to be opened for the Sale of the Public Lands ceded by the late Treaty with General Jackson) Israel Pickens, Esq; now a Member of Congress from the State of North-Carolina. It is, I presume, not improper to say, that I have no doubt of the capacity and...
I have the honor to return herewith Mr. Clays letter to you, relative to the Marquis De la Fayettes Lands, & to state that the act of 3d March 1803 granted to him 11,520 Acres, that patents have issued for 11,015 41/100 ,   remains unpatented Acres    504 59/100 Where the location (of less than 500 Acres) mentioned in the letter has been made, the records of this office do not shew, but if it...
The late Proclamation relative to Intruders on the Public Lands having apparently caused a considerable excitement, I presume it not improper to communicate the inclosed Extract from a Private Letter received this day from Colonel Nicholas Gray, Register of the Land-Office at Washington. Mip.p.i. Territory, West of Pearl River. I have the honour to be very respectfully Yours. P.S. The...
I have the honor to present with this in obedience to your directions, a map of the United states, on which are exhibited the various Cessions of Lands by treaties with Indian tribes. The areas of the different Cessions are estimated only—and consequently until actually surveyed, must be considered as imperfect. I am &c Letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 49, Division C, Misc. Letters Sent). Map not...
I have read, and with this return the Papers I had the honour to receive yesterday, “for perusal, and to be returned.” I have reason to believe that the Illinois and Wabash companies will resume their efforts to obtain from the United States a confirmation of their Claims. The following Extract from the Correspondence of Albert Gallatin, Esquire with Judge Thruston, while it is very honourable...
I have the honor to transmit, herewith, for your approbation, a lease of a Salt Spring upon section 34 of township 11 in range 3, of the district of Steubenville: This lease was made by the Register of that district in August 1814 under directions from this office, but he omitted to send the lease till now. I have &C Letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 49, Division C, Misc. Letters Sent). Enclosure not...
By the Act of May 20, 1812, the Surveyor General, under the direction of the President of the United States, is authorised & required to designate &c the Western & Northern Boundaries of the State of Ohio. As this act contemplates the decision of the ultimate boundaries, on two sides, of an independent State, it is desirable that it should be done in such a solemn and scientific manner as to...
The register of the land office at St. Stephens M. Territory states, that persons who purchased lands at public sales several years ago, and bid high prices for them, but paid only 1/20 th part of the purchase money, cultivate the lands, and in some cases have rented them for considerable rents (thereby preventing those lands from being purchased by other persons) although the lands became...
§ From Josiah Meigs. 8 August 1815, “General Land-Office Washington City.” “The inclosed was received this morning from Edward Tiffin Surveyor General, with a request that it might be transmitted to the President of the United States.” RC ( DLC ); letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 49, Division C, Misc. Letters Sent). RC 1 p.; docketed by JM . Meigs enclosed Tiffin’s 31 July 1815 letter to him, which...
Captain Thomas Ramsay, late of the First Rifle Regiment has requested my friendly aid. He was my near Neighbour during my residence in Cincinnati for about two years. As a recruiting Officer his talents were obviously of no common order. At the sortie from Fort Erie he, at the head of his company received a wound through the hip, which has rendered him less capable of labour in his occupation...
I have the honor to enclose an extract from a confidential letter received this day from the Register of the Land Office at Canton, (Mr Reasin Beall) perhaps the substance of the letter may be usefull to the Commissioners appointed to treat with the Indians at Detroit. Most respectfully I am Sir your obedt. Servt RC and enclosure ( DNA : RG 107, LRRS , M-298:8). Cover sheet bears a note in an...
The lands in the district West of pearl river, in the Mississippi Territory, and west of the basis meridian, being prepared for sale, and the receiver of public monies for that district having informed me that applications are daily made by persons to purchase, I have the honor to transmit herewith for your signature a proclamation authorising a public sale of those lands on the second Tuesday...
The rent of the Saline on section 1-9-3 W. in the district of Kaskaskia is merely the interest of the legal price of the section. Should the spring prove abundant, the U. States will, at the expiration of the lease, be able to rent it at its full value either to the present or other lessees; if other lessees than the present take the lease, the future lessees must pay the present ones for...
The commissioner of the General Land office respectfully represents to the President of the United States, That 1. By the treaty of Brownstown of Nov. 25. 1808—the Wyandot, Chippewa, &c. chiefs, ceded “a tract of land for a road of 120 feet in width, from the foot of the rapids of the river Miami of Lake Erie to the Western Line of the Connecticut reserve and all the land within one Mile of...
The documents enclosed with this relative to the opposition of the Indians to the survey of the Military Bounty lands in the territory of Michigan, and of the road from the Rapids of the Miami of Lake Erie to the connecticut reserve are respectfully presented. Surveyors have been frequently interrupted in the prosecution of their work; but I do not know that any compensation has ever been...
§ From Josiah Meigs. 20 May 1815. “I enclose you a Patent for Signature, which is called for by Mr. Graham of the War Department, and is requested by him for special reasons, with as little delay as possible.” Letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 49, Division C, Misc. Letters Sent). 1 p.
§ From Josiah Meigs. 19 May 1815. “I herewith enclose forty blank Patents for your signature.” Letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 49, Division C, Misc. Letters Sent). 1 p.
§ From Josiah Meigs. 6 May 1815, General Land Office. “The original of the enclosed patent was damaged in the mail and returned for renewal.” Letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 49, Division C, Misc. Letters Sent). 1 p.