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The Undersigned beg leave to represent to the President of the United States, the case of Lieut. Brown of the Marine Corps--who has been sentenced by a Court Martial, to be dismissed the service of the United States. He will have learned by this incident of his Life, a lesson of Prudence, & The service may acquire in him a useful officer--this we are the more encouraged to hope; as he is a...
In recommending the appeal to arms, the reluctant duty was prescribed by the honor, and sanctioned by the voice of the nation; and in concurring in a place which provided for its interests, and elevated its character, I consulted not less the obligations of my public trust, than the principles which I have ever cherished. Catalog--Anderson Catalogue.
Permit me to claim your attention for a moment to a subject, to which equity, impartiality and honour, cannot fail to give a candid hearing. Your Exelency and Congress have been duly impressed with a sense of the important acquisition which the honour of our Country has derived from the heroic acheivements, and the glorious victories, affected by the valour of our intrepid Navy, and have...
I have served my Country for Seventeen years as a soldier, fourteen of That time has been passed on the Water s of Missouri and Mississippi, all commands in The interior west of Those Waters I was ordered on & executed Them with Zeal and fidellity. The late organization of The Peace Establishment has left me to chalk out a new life and I must assure your Excellency it is truely a New one to...
Gaetano Caruso has the honor to state to the President of the United States that in the year 1805 at the time that the American Squadron blockaded Tripoli, Captain John Hall of the United States Marine Corps engaged G Caruso in the Capaity of Director and leader of a military Band for said Corps under the conditions specified in the inclosed Document which were not fulfilled. A few months...
The Talk of Tissua Mingo delivered to the Agent of US at the agency house the 2, day of January 1816 Brother, I have now come to see you to Complain of the wrongs my nation is Suffering You know we took you by the hand when the pathes all round us was bloody and you then promised us that we might look to the United States for Justice that the President Our father & the Secretary of war was...
I have the honor, at this time, of laying before you, a report of the operations of the Mint during the last year. From the statement of the Treasurer herewith transmitted it will appear, that during that period, there have been struck at the Mint, In Gold Coins--635 pieces amounting to $3,175. In Silver Coins, 69,232 pieces amounting to 17,308 making in the whole--69,867 pieces amounting to...
Whereas, by the first article of the terms and conditions declared by the President of the United States, on the 17th day of October, 1791, for regulating the materials and the manner of buildings and improvements on the lots in the City of Washington, it is provided, "That the outer and party walls of all the houses in the said city shall be built of brick or stone;" and by the third article...
Benjamin Wells Esqr and his Lady are very ambitious of paying their respects to President Madison and his Lady. The Gentleman’s Grandfathers were two as respectable Characters as any in Boston. One of them, Chief Justice Pratt of New York was one of my Patrons at the Barr in 1758; and his Memory will forever be held in veneration by me. The Lady is a Daughter of our late Governor Sumner and a...
Mr Gallatin’s Commission to treat of Peace with Great Britain, under the mediation of Russia, bears date the 7th. April 1813. This appointment was made in the Recess of the Senate, and on their meeting, was not approved by them. The letter notifying Mr. Gallatin of this circumstance is dated 5th. August 1813. When it was received by him is not known, but it seems proper that his salary should...
The mail of this day brings your Letter enclosing that of Mr. Everett whose appointment is universally well received. There is in this case an adaptation of character which commands approbation & is peculiarly gratifying to friends. Perceiving the objections to asking a passport from the enemy it remains for us to embrace the first opportunity which affords a probability of avoiding him. The...
The undersigned inhabitants of the Circuit composed of the Counties of Gallatin & Edwards in the Illinois Territory: Most respectfully beg leave to represent: That in pursuance of the Act of Congress "Regulateing & defining the duties of the United States Judges for the Territory of Illinois" approved 3d. March 1815, the Judges in & over the said Territory divided the same into three Circuits,...
We have just heard of the arrival of the Ship Neptune at New Castle. She left in England Mr. Bayard who was dangerously ill. Messrs Clay & Gallatin remained with him. Mr. Crawford came, and I presume Mr. Todd also; but I have heard no particulars. It is highly probable that you will receive letters giving a much more particular account of this arrival than I possess, but in case you should...
My eldest son Charles William Dabney will I hope, have the honor to present you this letter. The object of his voyage to America is, to solicit the office of Vice-Consul to the Azores. Certain family reasons, make me extremely desirous to visit the U. S. for two or three years; although I might perhaps in consideration of my services, presume upon the indulgence of my Govt. to grant me leave...
Mr. Crawford will be so good as to put convenient dates into the Blanks. If there be any thing in the Proclamation which can be made better, he will retain it, till an interview be had. See the *Proclamation in the Mississippi Territory now sent & Govr. Williams’ complaint of neglect in removing Squatters within S. C--orders to thro’ the Military Commanders of Divisions, will be necessary to...
Are not British vessels, with articles of British European products, coming from Any foreign port other than British Colonial ports, within the equalizing stipulatn.? Does not the equalization of drawbacks extend to re-exportations to a foreign nation, untill a change or diminution by the Competent authy. (Congress) be made? Is it clear that B. Vessels arriving on the 22d. of Decr. are not...
I have presumed to present you a small volume too trifling to be considered in the view of a present or to claim obligation, and Sir if at any time when perusing it you shall be convinced it is a misaplication or waste of time my earnest request is that you will not consider yourself under the least obligation to read it through But Sir having published many new Ideas and novelty being...
General Love seeing the way we were impos on by our white neighbours advised us to apply to you to appoint some person who might see us done justice and settle any disputes that might arise betwine us and our white neighbors As Colo. Meigs lived at too great a distance, in consequence of this we Wrote a petition from Cowee signed by the headmen of twenty towns and sent it by mail from...
I have been engaged in assisting to furnish the Troops of the U States with rations in the State of Louisiana and the Mississippi Territory for several years. Of this I had the honor of informing you last summer when we were so very hard run for funds &c. Proposals is received untill 12 OClock this day for furnishing that and other districts in the U States. I have made proposals again and I...
Mr. Frederic Pursh a naturalized citizen of the United States & author of a Flora of North America lately published being upon his return to that Country with the object of contributing further to the improvement of Agriculture & the advancement of science by means which will require the assistance and encouragement of persons of influence in different parts of our country I have taken the...
Your letter of the 1st. inst. addressed to the Secretary of War has been referred to me and I have the honour to inform you that all the papers in the case of Sheates have been sent to Major Churchill late asst. adjt. Genl. at Plattsburg who has charge of the records of that Department which have not yet been sent to this office. As soon as his report is received I shall DNA : RG 94--Letters...
J’ai à vous remercier avec la plus vive reconnaissance de la bonté, pleine de graces, avec laquelle Votre Excellence a bien voulu admettre mon Petit-Fils dans le Corps des Midshipmen. J’ose vous répondre qu’il portera dans Son Service un noble Zêle et une grand application. J’ai appris à ces Jeunes Gens là qu’il fallait compter le travail, la fatigue, le péril et la vie pour rien; l’utilité...
I have the honour to lay before you a list of the officer s who have been retained on the peace establishment with reduced rank, showing as well their standing before the reduction as their present rank in the army--together with the appointments which have been made in the Ordnance Department. I have the honour to be Yrs Ect. DNA : RG 94--Letters Sent by the Office of the Adjutant General.
At a recent council which I held with the Seneca nation of Indians they begged me to address you in their behalf, relative to the nonpayment of their annuity, and of the interest of the stock which they held in the late United States Bank. They stated that these payments had been witheld from them at a time when the war between Great Britain and America rendered the receipt of their regular...
Encoraged by the benevolent dispositions of your Excellency, I beg to be permitted to State a few facts which are not generally Known in this part of the union, and in the mean time Sollicit the recommendation of your Excellency near the honnourable Secretary of the treasury of the U. S. whose decision could but be in my favour, if he only was well acquainted with my disinterested conduct...
The Attorney Genl. will be so good as to give his attention to the inclosed case, and to receive the verbal explanations which the Bearer has to make. NjP : Papers of Richard Rush.
Mr. Sanford, has the honor to present his respects to the President; and begs leave to say, that he has been requested by James Fairlie Esquire of New York, to suggest his name, for the place of Commissioner to determine the line between the United States and the Canadas. The suggestion, is accordingly offered, with all delicacy and respect. It is one, concerning which, there will be no...
I have received by the mail of this day a letter inclosing a Petition to the President of the United States in behalf of Aaron West a sergeant in the 6th: Regiment of United States infantry stationed upon Governors Island near NewYork, stating that they Petitioners are apprehensive that as he has been lately tried by a Court martial for desertion, he may be under sentence of death, & praying...
Will you allow me to ask the favour of you to enquire into the proceedings at law against me and my Securities by the United States on account of some Bills of Exchange which I furnished the Treasury Department last year in connection with the Contract I made for the loan of five Millions of Dollars. After you become acquainted with the facts of the case I shall be particularly obliged if you...
I have this day forwarded, by Mail, to the late President Jefferson, for his examination, a long Essay on the propriety of establishing a National School of Science & the Mechanic Arts , at the seat of the National Government; & on a Reform of the Patent System, of the United States. It was my intention to offer this first for thy perusal, but reflecting that thy time could probably be more...
I would hereby take the liberty of introducing to your notice the bearer of this, Mr. Hassler, who has recently returned from Europe, with the apparatus of instruments, which, in execution of his mission for that purpose, he had there procured for the Government of the United States. A description list of these instruments (which are at present in my custody) has lately been transmitted to the...
The Pamphlet which I do myself the honour of transmitting to you with this Letter was some time since sent me by its author, with the request that I would forward it to you. This Gentleman who resides at Berlin and is Librarian to the King of Prussia is by birth a Spaniard. His Father was formerly in high diplomatic Office as Minister of Spain successively at several European Courts. Nearly...
J. Madison requests the favor of Mr. Gelston have the enclosed letter delivered according to its address. Catalog--Christie’s, American and European Manuscripts and Printed Books.
Brothers of us is Comming to See You and to you as our father and Brothers for your and our Brothers and friends and we look to you for our Portection, for our Brothers The white peopel is Coming in and taken our Land By fors our homes and Stock and Driving in Stock and we Look to you as our and frend for you to let us to go on and rais for our Support for our hunting is goen and fauther...
To the Senate & House of Representatives of the United States. I lay before Congress copies of a Proclamation notifying the Convention concluded with Great Britain on the third day of July last; and that the same has been duly ratified: And I recommend to Congress such legislative provisions as the Convention may call for on the part of the United States. DNA : RG 233—LRHR—Legislative Records...
I have received your letter of the 18h. inst. & have not been able to furnish the evidence you wish relative to the Soldiers Snow & Leavenworth. If it can be ascertained to what Companies they were attached when they died the necessary facts in relation to pay & Land may be furnished from the muster & pay rolls in the Pay office. I have the honour to be Yrs. Etc. DNA : RG 94--Letters Sent by...
The inclosed extract from the proceedings of the Legislature of this State, explain fully the cause of my addressing you. The veneration I feel for the source from whence they proceed qualifies the discharge of the duty enjoined on me & to which I am equally quickened by a sense of the correctness of the course taken & the vital importance of the object in view. The adversity which, has...
Declining in every possible case to harrass you with sollicitations for office, I yet venture to do it in cases of science and of great merit, because in so doing I am sure I consult your partialities as well as my own. Mr. Hassler furnishes an occasion of doing this. You will find his character, his situation and claims stated in the inclosed letter from Rob. Patterson, whose integrity &...
On my way to Nashville on the 2nd. of October last, I met in the road leading through the woods Monsieur Correa De Serra in a Carriage with Mr. Wilmer; after passing the Carriage, a lad passed, who informed them of my name they stopped and called to me: when by the hands of Monsieur De Serra I had the honor to receive your letter. As I had appointed to meet the Cherokees within a few days I...
At the early age of fifteen I dedicated myself to the service of my Country by intering the Navy as a midshipman; ten years have now elapsed since I have been engaged in the various duties of my chosen profession, during which time, I have served under the command of several of the most distinguished Naval Officers our country can boast of; among whom I with pleasure mention the names of Hull...
Declining in every possible case to harrass you with sollicitations for office, I yet venture to do it in cases of science and of great merit, because in so doing I am sure I consult your partialities as well as my own. mr Hassler furnishes an occasion of doing this. you will find his character, his situation and claims stated in the inclosed letter from Rob. Patterson , whose integrity &...
Relying on the candor & liberality of your mind & reposing myself on the Sentiments of Justice which influence your conduct publick & private, I am encouraged once more to address you in regard to my situation here. I recollect to have seen in some address or letter of your venerable predecessor the following sentiment "That a thing to be right ought to reasonable". I have unceasingly &...
J’ai l’honneur d’envoyer à votre Excellence la Table dont j’ai eu celui de lui parler hier, et que je croyais bien avoir offert aux bontés que vous m’avez témoignées dès mon premier Voyage. Votre Excellence rend justice à mon profond respect. Permettez moi de présenter aussi mes respects à Madame M. DLC : Papers of James Madison.
Nothing but the duty which I owe to my Country would have induced me to have intended these Remarks, conceiving it for the interest of the United States to all to the Strength of its Government, that again upon some other trying occation it may not be in the power of one or two States to Hamper the opperations of the General Government, or of individuals in, or out of Congress, from having it...
Benjamin Wells Esqr. and his Lady are very ambitious of paying their respects to President Madison and his Lady. The Gentleman’s Grandfathers were two as respectable Characters as any in Boston. One of them, Chief Justice Pratt of New York was one of my Patrons at the Barr in 1758; and his Memory will forever be held in Veneration by me. The Lady is a Daughter of our late Governor Sumner and a...
Believing the remarks on the second page of the enclosed News Papers, by the erudite & Reverend Mr. Bentley of Salem, to be just, useful & important "& in consent" with the universal opinion of all Parties in this part of the Country, & supposing you might not otherways see them, I have taken the liberty of enclosing the Paper for your perusal. With sentiments most truly grateful & respectful...
By the invitation of Professor Patterson Presnt. of the mint I was few days since highly gratified with a view of the fine collection of mathematical and Astronomical instruments procured in Europe for the U States by Mr. F. R Hassler under the direction of the Secy. of the Treasury. The number description and quality of the instruments do honor to the liberality of the government and to the...
I take the liberty to inclose for your perusal a short memorial, and beg of you not to have it filed, but to throw it in the fire immediatly after. It is always disagreable to speak or to write in ones favor. But as you are probably unacquainted with some of those circumstances that might militate in favor of my application, and as we are very serious to obtain & merit your approbation I...
I have recd. your letter of the 13th. inst: with the two letters inclosed in it. Those would of themselves be sufficient vouchers for the distinguished qualities which had previously made you known here. I hope Sir you will find some alleviations of your separation from your own Country, in the hospitality of this, which is in the habit of shewing it to strangers, and especially to such whose...
I had the honour Several days ago, to forward to the Hon Post master Genl. recommendations in my favour from the first characters in our State. I hope you will please to notice them, and also to recollect I have been very instrumental in the republican Cause- -viz a leader under Genl. Leib in Philada. from 1798 to 1804--& under Mr. Blackledge of N. C. from 1805 to 1811, and from 1811 to this...