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The death of Col Innes which happened on the 2d instant has made a vacancy in the commission for carrying into effect the sixth article of the treaty of amity with Great Britain, that should be filled as soon as you can with satisfaction to yourself fix on his Successor. The difference of opinion that prevails on the most important points relative to the construction of the article between the...
The more I contemplate the detail of organizing the twelve regiments of Infantry, to be raised; the more I percieve the difficulty of effecting it, with a dispatch proportioned to the emergency, and to the Public expectation. If the course is to be, first to concenter information in this department, from all quarters of the United States; then to digest an arrangment, to communicate it to you...
I had yesterday the honor of sending the copy of Mr. Gerry’s letter of May 13th: I now inclose a copy of his letter of May 12th referred to in the former; but have not been able yet to decypher his letter of April 20th. to M. Talleyrand: it shall be done and forwarded in the next mail. I also inclose a commission for the person you shall be pleased to appoint a Commissioner under the 6th...
I recollect you proposed to appoint Samuel Sitgreaves Esqr. to fill the place of Colo. Innes; and perhaps this has proceeded so far as to be unalterable; for I think I heard that it had been proposed to him, & that it would be gratefully accepted. I do not know that a fitter person, who would accept the office, could be appointed. I am convinced it will require a person of equal boldness and...