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I have been much to blame for neglecting to acknowledge your obliging favour of Sept 12th. I am very much obliged for your civilities to my wife; my Son, Colonel Smith and my Grandaughters. My Girls have long expressed an earnest desire to see Madam Warren, and have been highly gratified by their visit and very grateful for the kind hospitality; the social enjoyments, and instructive...
I wish you to procure me a morsel of white marble eighteen or twenty inches square, and two or three inches thick and to engrave upon it the enclosed words and figures. It is to be inserted in a little monument of Quincy Granite that I have erected to my Father and Mother. If you will send it to me, Mr Trask will insert it in its proper place. I will pay your account on demand. Your humble...
I hasten to forward to you Wilkinson’s dispatch received late last night. I have forwarded supplies of provision, amunition, & hospital stores &c. Instructions adapted to his new situation are also given. Without the limits of my Dept. but closely connected with it, are several thing’s deserving immediate attention. Your fleet must be increased on Ontario. One ought to be created on Lake...
Having observed that complaints were made against the Contractor for this State, I imparted to him the information contained in the Letter of the Department of the 7th of this Month, that, “there has been no deficiency of Funds in the hands of the Contractors since the Expedition was first authorised” —and called upon him for an explanation in consequence whereof he wrote to me the Statement...
I have employed this morning in researches with a view to the arrangement of our financial concerns in this quarter, the want whereof appears to have kept inactive three thousand of the Militia of this State, more than two months while provided and to be paid by the United States, & if not remedied may defeat the views of Government in this Expedition. The result of my enquiries has been a...
At a time when our enemy has avowed his intention to prosecute the war with the utmost rigor against our towns, villages, and citizens , it becomes the duty of every American to aid his Government in repelling them. I shall not be deterred by one disaster from respectfully submitting a plan, which I shall, I trust, demonstrate would completely banish them from our waters. Indeed, I am about...
MS ( DLC : TJ Papers , 200:35536); entirely in Cooper’s hand; undated.