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Whatever information you may receive from the Generals, and commanders at the various posts I trust that which comes from other quarters or persons will not always be uninteresting, believing therefore that as I am careful as time and circumstances will admit to State truth only, you may think My letters worth reading I indulge the disposition in the Silent hour of night, to make Such...
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...
As I Stated in my last I Sent of[f] two hundred horses to the Mohecan Settlement where I had made arrangemts for forage—on the 27—they returned yesterday and this day—though Eighteen Miles from this—and packed and brought me 600 Bushels of corn—in the mean time all my hands left that could handle a tool was imployed in Shoeing horses, and repairing wagons—Making axletrees—&ca—this afternoon...
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...
I wrote you from Mansfield Decr. 31. and detailed to you the measures taken to insure a Speady March to Head Quarters. The ordinance & Stores moved about two Miles on that day in hopes of making considerable distance the next. Unfortunately the thawy weather had much more broken up the road than was immagined, and the next day 1st. Jany it raind incessantly very hard & wa[r]m all day. Capt...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 &...