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I cannot refrain again to make communication to you, and in which I will thank you to take into consideration—you will please to recollect the various Statements I made to you respecting the road from Athen in Georgia to Fort Stoddert , I believed, I knew you wanted correct information, I therefore took proper means to obtain, & communicate it and set up truth against design, and Interest,...
1 March 1810, Washington. Seeks appointment as storekeeper of the Washington Navy Yard. RC ( DNA : RG 59, LAR , 1809–17, filed under “Wheaton”). 1 p. Wheaton had been sergeant at arms of the House of Representatives from 1789 to 1809, when he lost his position to Thomas Dunn of Maryland. He was to correspond frequently with JM between 1811 and 1824, and in October 1814 JM nominated him for the...
I am informed by Mr. Seaver member of Congress from Roxbury, that near your residence there is a respectable Manufactory of coach Lace & triming, and that they consign to various parts their articles of Manufactory for Sale—I am here in the Mercantile dry good line and am endeavouring to introduce all the articles of American Manufactory in my power—Coach Lace, & Coach triming I trust would be...
I am honord with your 2d. letter of the 15th. instt. covering a letter from Messr. Wilson Marsh & Son in Answer to my Letter Addressed to their factory—for which Sir Please to accept my thanks—While I feel diffident on this Subject; the riseing State of this City, and the increased and increasing business done here I flatter Myself by taking this early advantage of introducing the Articles of...
I cannot—I will not attempt to discribe to you the Satisfaction—the gratification my feelings have experienced this day— Yesterday the President nominated to Senate His excellency John Quincy Adams now Minister Plenipotentiary at the Court of St Petersburg—to be associate Jud g e of the Supreme Court of the United States this Second appointment passed the Senate, aproved by that Body...
At the war office on Monday the Secretary observed to me that I must get myself placed on Some State List of applicants for the present Army or I Should be Left out. New York is the State of my Nativity, I Served in the Rhode Island line of the continental Army in the revolution—and if now residing in this City is to deprive me of all claim to imploy in the Army—is it not Singular? Born a...
So great is my desire to Serve my country in the army now raising—that my feelings on that Subject compell me to address you again to obtain the end I am most anxious for. To effect which I have applied to both the Senators of the State of New York (the State to which I owe my birth). They the Senators inform me if my Name can be placed on the List of appointments, they will vote for me, and...
St. Johns a City in the British Province of New Brunswick is Situated at the mouth of the river St. Johns—Lat 45—Lon 65—as the city contains about Eight thousand inhabitants, is a compact City Something larger than Alexandria—about 10 miles from the sea. The river emptys into the Bay of Fundy, and runs into the country about 350 miles in a Meandering N. W. Course. On its Banks are very large...
10 December 1812, Canton, Ohio. Explains that he received an assistant deputy quartermaster’s appointment on 10 Aug. 1812 and was directed by the secretary of war on 14 Aug. to proceed to Pennsylvania to deliver commissions to three captains and the officers of three infantry companies who had tendered their services to JM “and to furnish those companies with funds instead of rations &...
Since I wrote: has fallen into my hands the Pittsburg paper, the commonwelth, in which I with great pain read the disasterous affair at Black rock or opposite Queenstown—but indeed Sir My daily discoveries of desertion and insubordination evinces to Moral certainty that nothing effectual can be done by Such troops—and that no alternative is left but to resort to an efficient regular Army—a...