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I have the honor to request your signature to the enclosed Commissions which are required for the Officers mentioned in the list accompanying my letter to you of the 7t ultimo & whose appointments have since been confirmed by the Senate.— I am very respectfully Sir, Your most ob Serv. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Letter not found. Ca. 12 July 1810. Mentioned in JM to Smith, 17 July 1810 . Forwards letters from Gov. David Holmes and Robert K. Lowry and a copy of his reply to Lowry.
I will have the honor of calling upon you tomorrow for the purpose of obtaining your instructions in relation to the points suggested in your note of this morning. Respectfy. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I have to request your signature to the commissions herewith sent for Lieuts. Haraden and Magrath. One of these officers is required for the J. Adams, the other for one of the gunboats now fitting for service. I am very respectfully, Sir, yr. ob st. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
The enclosed papers do not suggest one new idea. These are old plans upon which we have made important improvements as the British Officers at Gibralter and Malta have admitted. The writer of the letter must be as unprincipled as he is imprudent and is utterly unworthy of your notice. I trust I do not go too far in advising you not to answer such a letter at all—Respectfully DLC : Papers of...
I find that the frigate the U. States cannot be prepared to sail for either New York or Boston within the time mentioned yesterday. The proposed arrangement with respect to her will of course not be made. Respectfy DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
The subsistence of the seamen was not inserted in the last statement sent to you because we have provisions enough without any additional appropriation— Y H S DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
8th. Sect— The Blank to be filled up with 103 —of which three are for the lakes—The State as set forth in the enclosed paper— The words—“having the materials in readiness”—to be struck out—There were no instructions to have such materials in readiness. The materials that had been provided before the last session of Congress, have been noted in the building of the Gun Boats above mentioned. DLC...
From an Officer of the Navy residing at Charleston S.C. who had my permission to make a voyage in a Merchant Vessel, I have just received a letter dated Charleston Nov. 29. 1806 which states that “the only situations to be had here at present are in the African Trade”— I give you this intimation as an indication of the present dispositions of S. Carolina— Respecty. DLC : Papers of Thomas...
I am extremely sorry that the Tunisian Minister should have given us additional difficulties. Not knowing what course in this delicate case would be to you the most agreeable I have deemed it adviseable to postpone issuing any orders until your determination be known— Respecty. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
In consequence of the resignation of George Cox, a vacancy has arisen in the corps of Masters Commandant—Mr. Tarbell is senior to all the Lieutenants excepting Lieut. Blake, who, it is thought, is not entitled to promotion. I have the honor to be with great respect Sir, yr mo: ob: Servt DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I have marked one Section that I think ought to be struck out thus}— Respecty. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
As I could not consistently apply to Capt Hull by letter either official or private for explanations in relation to the suggestions of the letter of Mr Taber of Rhode Island, I caused my chief Clerk to write, as of his own accord, a proper letter and the enclosed is the reply of Capt Hull. Respecty. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I find that the Gunboats cannot be sent to New-orleans at this time consistently with the appropriations of the law of the last session of Congress— Respectfy DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I request your signature to the enclosed commissions. I am with great respect sir, yr mo ob s DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Upon finding that Capt Tingey had not, as was his duty, reported to the Dept the timber and the tr used in the building and equipping of the gun Boats of this place I without delay called upon him by an Official letter for the requisite information and I have this moment with a view to hasten the report to me sent to him your note. Capt Tingey having been under Orders to keep an exact account...
I have the honor to transmit herewith, for your signature a number of Commissions which are wanted to commission the Lieutenants authorized by the Act of the 21 April 1806. I am with high respect Sir, yr ob st: DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I send you the enclosed in order that you may perceive the movements of the Spanish troops from Pensacola to Baton Rouge in the extract marked X — DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I enclose herewith 15 Commissions and 15 Warrants to which I have the honor to request your Signature. They are required for Officers hertofore appointed but not yet Commissioned, and for some few Appointments which it may be necessary to make for the Expedition now preparing for the Mediterranean. I am with respect Sir, yr. mo ob St. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
The proceedings of the Court not having been yet transmitted to me by Mr Jones the Judge Advocate no notice can at present be taken of the Note of Mr. Hanson—Respecty DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
The enclosed is a private letter in answer to one of the same kind from me. In calling it private I mean that it is not to be filed among the publick letters. It is submitted to your Consideration. If it should hereafter be deemed expedient to send to Europe Com. Preble, it would not be proper to accede to any proposition so vague and indefinite as that made by him in relation to his expences....
I some weeks since received the enclosed—I deem it proper to submit it to your eye altho it is not an Official letter—At your leisure you can look at it—Respecty. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
The enclosed are the only papers that have been sent to me in the Case of Neale. If there had been others, they would of course have been filed with the letter of the 30h. Sep. Respecty DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I have had the honor of receiving your note in relation to Mr. Tarlton Webb—I will accordingly have his name placed on the roll of applicants—There are no vacancies at present in the corps of midshipmen; but when vacancies shall occur, the application of Mr. Webb shall be respectfully considered. I have the honor to be with great respect sir, yr. mo: ob: st DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Mr Cuttings note accords with all the information I have received respecting Capt. Ingraham as Navy Agent. Beleiving him to be in all respects well qualified for the duties of the appointment I have given him the Office. Respectfully DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
The Enclosed is submitted to your Consideration—I will have some Conversation with you upon the Subject in the Course of a few days— Your Humbl Ser RC ( DLC ); undated; endorsed by TJ as received from the Navy Department on 4 Mch. 1803 and so recorded in SJL with notation “Tingey”; also endorsed by TJ: “Tingey’s applicn for advancd allowance.” Enclosure: probably Thomas Tingey to Smith, 1 Mch....
The enclosed I have just received from Capt Tingey. In my answer to Com. Truxtun I have meerly informed him that it would be submitted to you. Respectfy DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I have the honor to request your signature to the enclosed blank warrants required for the purpose of filling up the vacancies which are frequently taking place in the different Corps of Warrant Officers. I am respectfully Sir, yr mo ob st. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Your favor of the 16h. I have had the honor of receiving. I had the satisfaction of seeing Mr Gallatin but for a moment. From New York he is to inform me of the several points at which gun Boats will be necessary. On my part every attention will be given to those calls, but I fear my limited means will not enable me to go far. An order has already been issued to Decatur to look well to the...
Will you be pleased to give your signature to the enclosed blank commissions?—they are wanted for surgeon’s mates & other officers of the Adams & of the Hornet. I am with great respect sir, yr mo ob st. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.