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I am informed by Mr. Graham, that the accountant of the War Department, has reported a ballance due to me, on my accounts in the Quarter Master Generals Department, (exclusive of pay due me for personal Services) Seven thousand, Six hundred dollars, in consequence of which a Mr. Cook is ordered to Richmond, to pay of my due bills. This course leaves it possible to Subject me to Serious...
I have been requested to State to you, what has been the deportment of Joseph Jones Monroe Since he has been attached to the Q M Genl. Department at this place. Mr. Monroe arrived in this City about the tenth of Augst. last a volunteer in Col Yancy’s Regmt. of Genl. Porterfields Brigade at a time when this part of the State of Virginia, was under Considerable Alarm expecting to be assailed by...
Pardon me for being troublesome. I enclosed you a paper yesterday in which my hopes were greatly flattered—unfortunately I now forward the contradiction. The enclosed contains a list of troops which I have fed & transported to Norfolk in all the Last month. I have recd. and am now receiving and Settling for about five hundred more men, drafted for Six months which will embark to morrow also...
I regret the news from Bordeaux contained in the enclosed paper—every Success of the allies in Europe will Militate against us. I hope our preparations will be equal to any pressure. The enclosed order of the Adjt. Genl. is the 3d. detachment of troops average about the Same no. Since I came to this post. It is with pleasure I can anounce to you Sir—the most essential benefits have been...
I had once the honor of rendering to the United States Some Service in the Creek nation of Indians—( Missippie Territory ) in the establishing the mail rout to New Orleans —and in Some measure under your directions—. It was The only motive I had then, was to evince to you my zeal for the public interest, I Should have fully obtained that object—of intigrity and a proper treatment of the Indian...
I understand from M r William Johnson —that he is one of your overseers—and that he has been impressed into the Service of the united States by a M r Nicholas Nathan l Childers of Manchester Forage Master—Under Col W m Swan —Qu tr
Ca. 20 June 1813. “Permit me to hand you another Specimen of the zeal & exertion, of that Excellent Governor whose name is above.” RC ( DLC ). 1 p. Docketed by JM, “Meigs R. J June 20. 1813.” Written at the bottom of a printed circular dated 20 June 1813 and signed by Ohio governor Return Jonathan Meigs, reiterating William Henry Harrison’s call for Ohio citizens to organize themselves into...
I arrived here on My way to upper and lower Sandusky ordered there by Major J.C. Bartlett D.Q. Master General who entered on the duties of his office in the place of Col Morrison this day —at 6. p.m. on reaching this met the post Rider, direct from upper Sandusky who presented Governor Meigs (who is also here with two hundred Men going on to Sandusky) with a letter from General Harrison—that...
I took the liberty to write you from this place on the 20. and to detail Such information relating to opperations in this quarter as occured at the time, also as to my own destination. Governor Meigs arrived at this place on the evening of the Same day—he has been exerting all his powers to bring forward Such portions of his Militia as have been required of him—but the weather has been most...
It being a Severe Snow Storm after a remarkable rain which continued all night no fatigue party being ordered out My calls and duties are lessened by the inclemency of the weather and haveing a more leisure hour I am disposed to devote that hour to you with Such observations as occur in a hasty moment. Our garrison is Situated at the foot of the Rapids on this river 18 miles from the entrance...