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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,...
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...
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...
We arrived at this post 27. at noon after a march of 36 days—the most difficult of any I ever experienced in any period of Service I have Seen—the Season of the year most of all unfavorable, and it was So rainy and damp that the Sun has not appeared to us five days of the time—that we have been plunging through mud mire and frost cotinually [ sic ]. The whole country through which we have...
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...
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...