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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...
It hath pleased Almighty God in his Goodness and Mercy to give to this great & favored people yesterday, about half past four oclock P.M., your Son John Quincy Adams, as the President elect, to rule over this nation four years from the 4th. day of March next; I rejoice with you & with those dear to you on this happy event, I rejoice the more because it must be a balm to your heretofore wounded...
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...
Having been honord by you with a request to State Some circumstances which took place in the eastern part of the State of Massachusetts in the early part of our revolution, I have taken the liberty now to inclose that Statement to you, and permit me to add, that thus did I commence engage in the arduous Struggle in the commencement of that revolution with a zeal commensurate With the object,...
Language fails me in attempting to express to you my Gratitude for your kind and favourable expressions towards me, and your Sense of my Character and merits as stated in your letter 7th: october 1818, but when I contemplate your early and long continued exertion to an unusual advanced period, I the more admire & adore that beneficence which Still preserves your invaluable life a blessing to...
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...
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...
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 can no longer restrain an inclination which has for Some month urged me to write to you, and to give you a Short narritive of myself and the part I have taken in the late contest with our ancient enemy the English Nation—rather government—After the war was declared in June 1812, a peice was published in the National intelligencer dated 5.th. June—respecting the affair at Machias in taking...
Soon after the memorable afair which took place at Lexington and Concord in Massachusetts on the 19th: of April 1775, the news of it reached the Town of Machias, then most eastern port in the province of Maine, and early in the month of May came to that place two coasting Sloops owned by a Mr. Ichobad Jones, and convoyed by the armed Schooner called the Margarite a British tender, commanded by...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
There being an office in your gift connected with the Legislature where I am placed, the compensation to which, aded to the small pittance I receive from the government, would enable me to support my little family in this city, and thereby prevent a painful seperation which necessity enforces. I therefore beg leave to offer myself to your consideration for the appointment of librarian to...
I approach your exalted character with great diffidence; but contemplating as I often do your labours, and how much good those labours have bestowed on the present & will on future generations, (our descendants). I the more admire and adore that Providence which continues your invaluable life to so long a period; an example and blessing to the present age—that I may be permitted to evince to...
I am from severe indisposition under the necessity of geting the aid of Colo. Hawkins to write to you.—I passed Chattahoche on the 21st. Septr. and progressed with the road to Mr. Cornells where I was attacked with a fever, accompanyed with great pain and debility, I however continued for six miles beyond Colo. Hawkins’s former residence, where I found myself totally incapable of proceeding...
From a Sincere & affectionate regard for your person, family & good fame, and a desire that I may not loose any Share of your opinion which from consious rectitude I feel myself in Some degree intitled, I request permission to put into your hands some papers which, I hope will Satisfy your mind, that the representation made by Mr. Granger in his report, respecting the delay of your express to...
At 4 oclock last evening I arrived at this place after cuting the road & Clearing it of obstructions—I first explored the big creek South fork of the Ockmulgee Several miles from its mouth, and assertained to my intire Satisfaction that no place could be found to pass it without going intirely too high up for any thing like a Straight line—then returned to the place at its mouth where I have...
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
General Harrison leaves this tomorrow the expidition marched as I mentioned in my last, a small reinforcement marches as a covering party commanded by Major Alexander—with the Pittsburg & Greensburg Voluntiers Captn. Butler, we have not yet heard from the detachment. They took the Lake and followed the chain of little islands—for Malden. I wish them Success but doubt: too much a forlorn hope...
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...
The enclosed copy of a Statement (correctly made,) is some evidence of the truth of the memorial presented to the House of Representatives United States in N. York when you was a member of it, and which with your aid gave me the appointment of Sergeant at Arms to that Honorable Body, with that memorial and the enclosed Statement, and your personal knowledge of me for thirty years past, with...
On the 6th. after Six days the most Severe labor and fatigue I Succeeded in getting together all our wagons without the loss of a flints worth of the public Stores, and yesterday I ordered the principle wagon Master Mr. James Anderson, whose zeal activity and exposure had been very great with the men, to have all the 18 pd. Gun Carriages to be made ready, with the remaining 12vs. & Six’s—with...
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...