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The Subscriber has the honour, respectfully to represent to the President of the United States, that an intimation has been made to him, on the part of the present Commissioner of the General Land-Office, of his wish to exchange offices. If, in the opinion of the President and Senate, this would advance the public interest, it would be acceptable to the Subscriber. The System of Surveying the...
The Commissioner of the General Land Office respectfully represents to the President of the U States that by letters from the Governor of the Indiana Territory it appears that applications have been made to him for the purpose of obtaining leases of some reserved sections in that territory which exhibit appearances of salt springs—for the purpose of making experiments. By the 2d sect. of the...
I have the honor to enclose herein, for your approbation, leases of two lead mines in the Territory of Missouri, executed by the Recorder of Land titles at St. Louis, to Saml. Hammond and to Hammond & Connor. I have the honor &c. Letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 49, Division C, Misc. Letters Sent). On 13 Dec. 1814 Meigs informed Frederick Bates, recorder of land titles at St. Louis, that JM had...
The act of Congress of 6th May 1812, entitled "an Act to provide for designating, surveying and granting the military bounty Lands," authorizes the President of the U States to cause to be surveyed a quantity of the public Lands fit for cultivation, not otherwise appropriated, and to which the Indian title is extinguished, not exceeding Six millions of Acres, vizt. In Michigan Territory...
Annexed I have the honor to communicate an extract of a letter dated 11th. inst. from Thomas Sloo Regisr. of the Land office at Shawnee Town. What measures shall be adopted to remove the intruders, you will be pleased to determine. Should the Marshall be directed to remove them, and the Governor directed to aid the Marshall with a military force if necessary? I have the honor to be &c. Printed...
I have the honor to enclose a letter from Mr Kerr, relative to the road from the foot of the rapids of the Miami of Lake Erie to the western line of the Connecticut reserve. By the treaty of Brownstown the sd road, 120 feet wide, & all the land within one mile of it, on each side thereof, was acquired from the Indians; By the act of 12 decr. 1811 (page 8 Vol 11) the President was authoriz’d to...
I have the honor to enclose a letter from the Register of the Land office at St. Stephens, from which it appears adviseable that the lands which have been prepared for sale in the district east of Pearl river & have not yet been offered for sale, should be exposed at public Sale this year; I have therefore prepared a proclamation for your signature should the measure meet your approbation. I...
The documents enclosed with this relative to the opposition of the Indians to the survey of the Military Bounty lands in the territory of Michigan, and of the road from the Rapids of the Miami of Lake Erie to the connecticut reserve are respectfully presented. Surveyors have been frequently interrupted in the prosecution of their work; but I do not know that any compensation has ever been...
I have the honor to enclose an extract from a confidential letter received this day from the Register of the Land Office at Canton, (Mr Reasin Beall) Perhaps the substance of the letter may be usefull to the Commissioners appointed to treat with the Indians at Detroit. Most respectfully I am Sir your obedt. Servt DNA : RG 59—LRRS—Letters Received by the Secretary of War, Registered Series.
Captain Thomas Ramsay, late of the First Rifle Regiment has requested my friendly aid. He was my near Neighbour during my residence in Cincinnati for about two years. As a recruiting Officer his talents were obviously of no common order. At the sortie from Fort Erie he, at the head of his company received a wound through the hip, which has rendered him less capable of labour in his occupation...