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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 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...
§ 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.
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...
§ 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.
§ 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.
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 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...
The letters from the Land officers at Canton, which you did me the honor to refer to me, I duly received. I do not perceive any objection to a removal of the Land office from Canton to Wooster; on the contrary, I think such removal will be an accommodation to purchasers of Land in that district, and particularly as an act has passed this session, attaching to that district a tract of Land two...
I have the honor to enclose a letter from the Register of the Land office at St. Stephens, from which it appears adviseable that the lands which have been prepared for sale in the district east of Pearl river & have not yet been offered for sale, should be exposed at public Sale this year; I have therefore prepared a proclamation for your signature should the measure meet your approbation. I...
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...
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...
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...
I have no right to occupy a moment of your time, but I cannot resist the desire which I feel to express to you for myself & my Children our gratitude for your virtuous conduct of the great family of the United States. It is a pleasing circumstance to me that I live in the midst of a people who are sincerely attached to the principles of the Constitution of the United States, and to your...
I have the honor to transmit herewith a number of letters recommending persons who are desirous of being appointed register of the Land office West of pearl river in the place of Henry Dangerfield Esqr; deceased, vizt. Samuel L Winston recommended by the Hon. William Lattimore (who also names Saml. Brooks and Mr. Thruston) by Maxwell Ludlow, & by Joseph Gales jun. Edmund Thruston recommended...
Annexed I have the honor to communicate an extract of a letter dated 11th. inst. from Thomas Sloo Regisr. of the Land office at Shawnee Town. What measures shall be adopted to remove the intruders, you will be pleased to determine. Should the Marshall be directed to remove them, and the Governor directed to aid the Marshall with a military force if necessary? I have the honor to be &c....
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 &...
The act of Congress of 6th May 1812, entitled “an Act to provide for designating, surveying and granting the military bounty Lands,” authorizes the President of the U States to cause to be surveyed a quantity of the public Lands fit for cultivation, not otherwise appropriated, and to which the Indian title is extinguished, not exceeding Six millions of Acres, vizt In Michigan Territory...
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...
I had the honour to receive your letter of Sept. 18 at the usual interval— If this people could but appreciate the real character of Britain , I think she would yield to our claims of Justice.—I have, ever since the year 1794 been satisfied that war or submission to the insolence of our old master made the only alternative. The evil Genius of M r Hamilton came nearly to paralyse the nation—But...
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 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:...
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,...
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...
I have the honor to enclose a letter from Mr Kerr, relative to the road from the foot of the rapids of the Miami of Lake Erie to the western line of the Connecticut reserve. By the treaty of Brownstown the sd road, 120 feet wide, & all the land within one mile of it, on each side thereof, was acquired from the Indians; By the act of 12 decr. 1811 (page 8 Vol 11) the President was authoriz’d to...
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 Commissioner of the General Land Office respectfully represents to the President of the U States that by letters from the Governor of the Indiana Territory it appears that applications have been made to him for the purpose of obtaining leases of some reserved sections in that territory which exhibit appearances of salt springs—for the purpose of making experiments. By the 2d sect. of the...
§ 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...
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...