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Being absent from town I did not ⟨rec⟩eive untill the evening of the 15th. your Letter of the 7th instant accompanied with a Commission of Secretary to the war department. Impressed with a just sense of the honor conferred on me by this distinguished mark of your confidence, and by the very obliging manner in which it was communicated, I have delayed an answer no longer than was necessary to...
I have the honor of proposing for your approbation, Asa Payne and Joel Johnson, of Kentucky, to be appointed Cadets in the Regiment of Artillerists, in the service of the United States. Accept Sir assurances of my high respect and consideration RC ( PHi ); letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 107, Letters Sent to the President). On the recto of the RC , JM wrote “Approved” and his initials. This appears...
In obedience to a resolution of the House of Representatives of the 27th. of May requesting the President of the United States to cause the Secretary of War to lay before the house an estimate of the sums necessary to compleat the fortifications commenced or contemplated, and also the amount of any deficiency of former appropriations for this object, I have the honor to state That of the...
I have the honor to inform you of my arrival in this city on the last evening. The very extraordinary and unexpected turn which the negociation with Mr Erskine has taken and the entire uncertainty of the measures which are to ensue render it doubtful in my own mind whether to proceed or to await your commands at this place. In the course of the few days which may be usefully employed in...
I have the honor to acknowledge your Letter of the 30th of August. Instructions are forwarded by this mail to Genl. Wilkinson to repair to the seat of Govt. By the last letters received from the General (dated Aug. 10th) it is expected he will have reached the vicinity of Fort Adams or Natches with the troops, or at least the greater part of them, by the time Genl. Hampton who will take the...
The fortifications which had been commenced on the seaboard, as will appear by a statement from the war department, are in many parts compleated, furnished with cannon and capable of affording a respectable defence. But another season will be required to finish the works in the harbour of New York, those at N. Orleans and in some other places where they have been delayed by unavoidable causes....
In obedience to a resolution of the House of Representatives of the 22 Instant, I have the honor to transmit you the following returns, marked A. B & C. A. Exhibits a General return of the troops of the United states composing the Military peace establishment and the Additional military force, specifying the particular force of each Regiment and Corps, taken from the latest returns received by...
9 April 1810, War Department. Through a spelling error the president appointed Henry M. Gilman, instead of Henry M. Gilham, as an ensign in the Seventh Infantry in May 1808. Since Gilham’s acceptance was not received until 5 Jan. 1809, his name was never sent to the Senate, but he has done service and drawn pay. Asks JM to nominate Gilham to correct the error. RC ( DLC ); FC ( PHi : Daniel...
I have the honor to enclose a return exhibiting the several posts & stations occupied by the troops with their numbers & commanding officers. No further information has been received from Governor Harrison. In a conversation with a gentleman well acquainted with the country & with the state disposition & power of the Indians I have been encouraged to believe they will not commence hostilities:...
I have the honor to enclose a copy of a Letter received from Governor Harrison by which it will appear that we are relieved from any apprehension of hostilities on the part of the Indians. With the highest respect I am Sir, your obedt. servt. 26 June 1810, Vincennes. Reports information he has received from a deputation of Potawatomi Indians about a council held at St. Joseph where the...