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I recd. the enclosed letter a few days since. You know the writer, & can properly appreciate the value of the information it contains. It was evidently written with an expectation that its contents should be communicated to you. On this account, and on this alone, I have submitted it your consideration. I have been informed that the professorships of natural & experimental philosophy, & of...
30 June 1812, Senate Chamber. Recommends “Mr Charles Sterrett Ridgely of Maryland for an appointment in the army of the United States.” “It is due to candor, to state, that he is a federalist, but it is equally due to him to state, that he is an American in feeling and principle.” RC ( DLC ). 2 pp.
The very Kind and flattering manner in which you offered me a seat in the Cabinet, yesterday, has made a very deep impression upon my mind. Under the influence of this impression, and with a sincere desire to act in conformity with your wishes, I have reviewed the reasons which then induced me to decline that honorable distinction. This review has terminated in the conviction, that I am not...
Before I leave this place, I beg leave to suggest the necessity of removing Genl Wilkinson from the New Orleans Station. The importance of that place, should induce a selection of a military commander, whose character is above suspicion. That Genl Wilkinson is not an officer of that description, will I believe be universally admitted. Those who adhere to him are constrained to admit, that...
Your letter of August last, enclosed in one from Mrs Custis, has been recd. Colo. De Greffe, the Gentleman referred to, has not called upon me, nor do I know whether he has been in Paris. If he is here, it is very probable, that he has been prevented from calling, by the representations of Mr Warden, thro’ whom, Mrs Custis conveyed her letter. The conduct of Mr Warden since he has been removed...
On the 26th inst I recd. a note from the Duke of Wellington informing me that peace was signed on the 26th. and Congratulating me on the event. Yesterday evening he called upon me, as well as the Secy of legation Lord Fitzroy Somerset. I am informed he despatched a messenger immediately for Vienna. It is generally believed that nothing has been satisfactorily arranged at that place. The...
The letter of the 18th. ult. which you have had the Kindness to address to me, communicating my appointment as Secretary of the department of war, was handed to me Yesterday morning by Mr. Forrest. The evidence which this appointment affords that the Confidence heretofore deposed on my integrity and capacity, has not been diminished by the complete failure of the negociation committed to my...
It has become important to settle with the least possible delay, the effects of brevet commissions on the Staff, on the peace establishment. Under the act of 1813, certain Staff appointments were Created, and brevet commissions were decided to issue to the Persons selected to fill them, Whether taken from the line or otherwise. The law, fixing the military peace establishment, has repealed the...
I have the honor respectfully to propose for your approbation the following appointments made during the recess of the Senate: Thomas Hinds, Brigadier General of the Militia of the Mississippi Territory. Darby Noon, Deputy Commissary of Purchases. DLC : Papers of James Madison.
I would suggest that the blanks be filled so that the execution of the proclamation by the proper officer shall be 3. months from its date. Orders will be immediately given to the Commanders of Military posts to furnish the force necessary to carry the proclamation in to effect. Orders will likewise issue for the Removal of the intruders mentioned by governor Williams. agst. Squatters on lands...