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Walker K. Armistead , a Cadet in the Corps of Engineers, having on examination, received honorable testimonials of his progress in science and of requisite qualifications to sustain a Commission in the Army of the United States, I take the liberty of proposing to your consideration, the appointment of said Armistead, as a second Lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers. With high consideraton &c....
On the reciept of your favor of Feb. 26 . I had enquiry made at the clerk’s office of the Supreme court, & recieved information that no such suit as that of Ld. Granville v. Davie or any others is on their docquet, nor any papers relating to it in their possession. Accept assurances of my esteem & best wishes. PrC ( DLC ); at foot of text: “Mr. Eldridge”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso. your...
The Act disposing of the lands of the United States South of Tenessee, having required the appointment of two Commissioners, besides the land register for each of the districts, of Adams and Washington; and Georgia being as much interested in their duties, as any State—We take the liberty to state, that we hope it will be deemed proper to take one Commissioner of each board, from the Citizens...
Your favor of Feb. 16. is recieved, and according to the permission therein given me, I will ask that two pipes of Madeira of the Brazil best quality may be imported for me annually while here. the two lately sent me by mr Taylor were recieved yesterday. I set out in a day or two on a very short visit to Monticello. if you will be so good as to address the bill for the cyder to mr Barnes of...
In addition to the enclosed I can only repeat that tis my wish to continue Secretary of the Senate so long as that honble body, who yesterday gave me an additional & flattering mark of their approbation , shall permit my continuance The Senate have uniformly allowed me, after arrangeing their business, to retire during vacation. In the present, it would be agreeable could I be permitted to...
Mr. Pichon with his respects incloses herewith the Passport which the President of the United States did him the honor to ask and returns The Passport of Mr Thornton which had been communicated as a model. RC ( DLC ); endorsed by TJ as received 4 Mch. and “passport” and so recorded in SJL . Enclosures: (1) Safe conduct pass, 1 Mch., in French, signed by Pichon, asking civil officials, military...
Your favor of Feb. 7. is recieved. you mention having enclosed in it one of your proposals for publishing the print of the Declaration of Independence, but none came. I sent to the door keepers of Congress to know if they could inform me of the terms of subscription , but they could not. I shall be glad to become a subscriber, & will comply with the terms whenever made known to me. Accept my...
The Enclosed is submitted to your Consideration—I will have some Conversation with you upon the Subject in the Course of a few days— Your Humbl Ser RC ( DLC ); undated; endorsed by TJ as received from the Navy Department on 4 Mch. 1803 and so recorded in SJL with notation “Tingey”; also endorsed by TJ: “Tingey’s applicn for advancd allowance.” Enclosure: probably Thomas Tingey to Smith, 1 Mch....
I have the honor to enclose Eight blank Commissions, & Twelve Warrants—to which I request your signature. The Commissions are wanted for the Lieutenants lately appointed —& the Warrants will, it is presumed, be wanted during your absence—for Midshipmen & other Warrant Officers. I have the honor to be, with the greatest respect & esteem, Sir, yr mo ob Sr RC ( DLC ); in a clerk’s hand, signed by...
Doctr. Carmichael , the Collector at Fort Adams, having absented himself from his post great part of a year, and never yet returned a single account, which calls for an immediate removal under a general rule, he is accordingly removed. this place is at present believed to be worth more than the Secretaryship of the territory , but from it’s singular position must in a very short time become...