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A few days ago I received the petition herewith enclosed from Kaskaskias with a request from the Subscribers that I would forward it to you with such remarks as I thought necessary to make. Altho’ the present alarm of these citizens is not without foundation—I can hardly suppose it probable that the Delaware Nation generally have any disposition to make war upon us—I have been at great pains...
When I had the honour to see you in Philadelphia in the Spring of the year 1800 you were pleased to recommend to me a plan for a Town which you supposed would exempt its inhabitants in a great degree from those dreadful pestilences which have become so common in the large cities of the United States. As the laws of this Territory have given to the Governor the power to designate the seats of...
The undersigned beg leave to recommend to the President of the United States John Rice Jones Esquire the present Attorney General as a proper person to fill the appointment of a Judge of the Territory. Mr Jones has been regularly bred to the Bar and has resided as a practising Attorney in the said Territory for many years which has given him an opportunity of being acquainted with the Local...
While at Monticello in August last I recieved your favor of Aug. 6. and meant to have acknoleged it on my return to the seat of government at the close of the ensuing month. but on my return I found that you were expected to be on here in person, & this expectation continued till winter. I have since recieved your favor of Dec. 30. In the former you mentioned the plan of the town which you had...
Your letter of Dec. 28. written as President of the Convention at Vincennes, was recieved on the 23d. inst. by the hands of mr Parke : and I derive great satisfaction from it’s expressions of confidence in my attention to the interests of the territory of Indiana; attentions which my duties call for, and which certainly never will be intermitted on my part. Instructions which were sent you...
In the month of May last I received the letter you did me the honour to write by Mr. Parke and at that time I also received from the Department of State a renewal of my Commission as Governor of the Indiana Territory For this mark of your Confidence permit me to make you my most grateful acknowledgements—It has indeed ever been & shall Continue to be my Chief Aim to Conduct the Administration...
The Governor of the Indiana Territory presents his respectful Compliments to the President of the United States and requests his acceptance of the enclosed map which is a Copy of the manuscript map of Mr. Evans who ascended the Missouri River by order of the Spanish Government much further than any other person— RC ( DLC ); in Harrison’s hand; endorsed by TJ as received 20 Dec. and so recorded...
I recieved in due time your letter on the division of the Louisiana territory into districts, and since that I have been able to collect very satisfactory information on the same subject as well from persons from that country as from good maps. on the [whole I find] than to adopt the existing divisions, which are five in number and will require 5. Commandants of different grade. I would...
Mr. Augustus Choteau will have the Honor to deliver you this. A gentleman who is justly considered not only from his large fortune & superior information but from the Amiableness of his character as the first Citizen of Upper Louisiana—You will I am sure derive great pleasure from his conversation as his knowledge of this country is certainly superior to what is possessed by any other person &...
I recieved some time ago from mr Jesse B. Thomas, Speaker of the H. of Representatives of Indiana, a certificate of the election of ten persons out of whom I am to name five for the legislative council. the names being new to me, and utterly uninformed of every character, it would be to substitute chance for choice were I to designate the five. I therefore send you an instrument designating...