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Yesterday I was furnished with the copy of an acct. by Mr. Abram Bradley D.P.M. Generl. made agreable to the order of the Head of that Department. Mr. Granger has been informed what was the Sense of the Arbitrators on the undefined part of their report, from 16 Feby. to March 31—both by verbal communication with Colonel John P. Van Ness, & a Certificate of Caleb Swan before he left this City...
I trust in your goodness to excuse me for the liberty I take in my communication, if I err it is for want of better judgment; my zeal prompts me to every source which can benefit the public in the rout I am ordered to arange for the post road—I have returned thus far, and was hastening to Washington with all the Speed in the power of horses, to State to the President & to the P.M.G. the...
The bearer Mr. Kimball, from Hanover New Hampshire, is very desirous to See the President, to have an oppertunity of a few moments—to State Some business of considerable importance to himself, (and as he Say’s beneficial to the country) his native defidence is Such as Seems to require Some Sort of introduction—he has no acquaintance in this place—if the President can offer him a few minutes it...
Will you have the goodness to examine & Present the inclosed to the President. I cannot persuade myself that he will consider me a banished Man in my native land, or that Justice which is So clearly my due, Shall be withheld from Me, when one Simple line advisory to the Dupety Post Master General will releive me from extreme embarrassment. I am So clearly & fully Persuaded of his correctness,...
Your favor with which I have been so highly gratified, & which so deeply impresses me with a Sense of your goodness & consideration, came to hand the fiftenth instt, the long detention by the way adds to the Idea which had formed, that the spoilers hand might have been laid on some of the papers directed to your address—I hope my f e ars are groundless—I will deem myself permitted Suitable to...
The inclosed is the result of the defences in the cases between Gideon Granger Esqr. Post Master General, & myself in relation to the conveyance of the mail from this City to Coweta & from thence to Fort Stoddert, also from Nashville in Tennessee to New Orleans—and I trust Satisfactory to the government also when it is Considered it was an experiment to be made through a wilderness country 600...
My feelings compell me however (However reluctantly,) to ask for a moment of your important time, to make an appeal to your good sence, to your correct mind, and also to your Sencibility—I have forwarded to you Sir the result of the refereese in the cases between the Post Master General & myself. I laid before them proof of near twenty persons of unquestionable character, admitted by the...
On my return from Georgia where I have been to assist Doctr. Bradley, the agent of the Post Office, in this new arrangment of the New Orleans mail—I found my friend Mr. Beckley was no more —may I therefore be permitted to renew my application for the Office of Librarian to Congress—your Excellency had the goodness when I made my first application, through Capt. Lewis to inform me, that the...
Permit me Sir to add to the documents forwarded to Mr. Shaw the National Intelligencer; Since the doors of the Senate are opened, to Stenographers, the editor of this paper attends in Senate, and as the Subject of repeating, that part of the Judiciary System which passed last Session of Congress is now taken up in Senate, the Speaches of the Senators will I presume be interesting to you, if I...
Mr. Shaw has written to me to procure, and forward to him the President message, the reports of departments and generally Such State papers as Shall be laid before the house of representatives, and has requested me to direct them under cover to your address—. but Sir however warrantable I might feel myself in so doing from the Suggestions of my friend whom I wish much to Serve, I dare not...