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Upon looking over my papers I find the enclosed account, which should have been transmitted at an earlier day for the consideration of the War Department. It is now enclosed to you that you may give such directions as shall appear to you proper. Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
I received but last night your favor of the 19th. I return the warrant for the execution of the sentence of the Court marshall on Samuel Ewing signed. With great Esteem &c. MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
Enclosed is a letter or memorial from Mr I Lewis late consul at the Isle of Enclosed is a letter from General Peleg Wadsworth. A memorial of the select men of Livermore—another of the Select men of Turner—a petition of a committee & an association of about 60 men. All those are amply sufficient to justify me in the appointment of the Turner & Livermore federal volunteer company of Cavalry & I...
Enclosed is a letter from General L. R. Morris, recommending John Cook Esqr to be a Capt in the second regiment of Artillery. Mr. Cook had his education to the law under Mr Chipman the Senator. It is possible he may make one the instructors in your military academy With sincere regard &c MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
I have the honor to inclose for your information the copy of a letter from Captn: Stille Commanding Officer at West point with a copy of my answer to it. Inclosed also is a letter from mr Wheeler formerly 1st. Lieutt: in the 12 Regt: U S. to mr P Church, soliciting his interest, for my recommendation to procure him an appointment in the Artillery which I shall with pleasure give, since the...
Inclosed is a letter from Joseph Coffin Boyd, dated Portland July 8th: You may know this Gentleman, better than I do. The papers inclosed in it, recommend Aaron Dwinel for Captain, Samuel Swett, for 1st lieutenant, John Quincy Keith for second lieut. & Zadock Dean for Cornet. If you see no objection to the acceptance of this troop of Volunteers, as I do not, you may send commissions to the...
I return inclosed the three letters of Mr Miller approved, in which he recommends John Shackleford, David Allen & Isam Clay to be keepers of light houses With great esteem MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
I recommend the inclosed letter from Mr. David Peter, for Robert Peter, recommending his son George for an appointment in the Artillery to your attention, with all other applications of a like nature, when you form a list of appointments With sincere regard &c. MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
I pray you to have my account of compensation setled in all the necessary offices, & that you would give me an order on General Lincoln Collector of Boston for the ballance which will be due on the third of March MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
The letter of Mr. King to me of Aug the 11 with Bells weekly advertiser messenger of Aug 10. I enclose to you because Gen Marshall I suppose will be absent. I pray you to communicate it to the other Gentlemen. If the negotiation is terminated upon the stated points, the object is no doubt our U.S. election; but time will shew that they are directed by superficial advisers. Instead of operating...
I hereby authorize & request you to execute the office of Secretary of State so far as to affix the seal of the U.S. to the inclosed commission to the present Secretary of State John Marshall of Virginia to be chief Justice of the U.S. & to certify, in your own name on the commission as executing the office of Secretary of State pro hac vice MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
I received last night and read with great pleasure, your letter of the 16 of July. I am very much pleased with your plan, for executing the existing laws for the instruction of the Artillerists and Engineers. I am very ready to appoint the whole number of cadets, provided for by law, viz two for each company or sixty four in all; as soon as proper candidates present themselves, and the whole...
I last night received by the post, an anonimous letter, together with a pretended copy of a process from John Allen, Justice of the peace against Mr. Tracy, in the name of Pearsall & Glover of N. York. As Mr Tracy is at present employed in the public service, as an agent of the War office, by the appointment of your predecessor, with my consent, I think it most proper to transmit these papers...
I have received your favor of the 30 June. I know not what answer to give to General Pinckney. There are so many considerations to be attended to in appointments in the Artillery & old regiments, that it is difficult to introduce any new officers. The old officers think they have a right to rise in succession & where their merit is known & unquestionable, they have reason & justice on their...
From the terms of the act disbanding the additional army, and correspondence with the Department of War I consider my Military agency as having ceased. When therefore any remnants of the business formerly under my superintendence present themselves I can only lay them before you for your consideration and decision. In pursuance of this idea I send you the enclosed account. Df , in the...
Major Rensselaer, who was the eldest captain of dragoons before the late augmentation of the army, was under that augmentation promoted to a major. He has some time since devoted himself to military affairs, as a profession for life, and is unwilling to quit. For my part I have conceived there was a discretion in the president on this subject, which may be exercised in favour of the major. A...
I have read the enclosed tedious proceedings but cannot reconcile myself to the severity of the sentences. One of the officers certainly ought to be dismissed & compelled to do justice to the men. But the circumstances of degradation & infamy might work upon the compassion of his neigbors powerfully enough to make him a great man in the militia or some state goverment. The other perhaps ought...
I did request or direct Mr McHenry to give a Lieutenants commissions to the Cadets Landais & Wilson, but as he was so great a lawyer & statesman, to have determined that I had no constitutional authority, he declined to do it. I believe it may be as well to insert them in the list you are preparing to be nominated to the Senate. With great regard MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
I have the honor to inclose you three letters from Major Hoops, and take the liberty to suggest the propriety of convening a General Court Martial for the trial of the Offenders on the charges exhibited against them. With great respect   I am Sir   Your obed serv: Df , in the handwriting of Philip Church, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. For background to this letter, see James Stille to...
Applications like those enclosed from Mr Francis More, recommended by the select men of Cambridge, Dr Tappan & Mr Holmes, I never know how to receive. No particular employment is specified & I am left to study what can be done for the man. The consequence generally, if not universally has been, that nothing has ever been done for him. In such cases I know not which of the heads of department...
Last night I received your favor of the 4th, & have read the inclosures, all which I return to you. I will not object to the appointment of Mr. Foncin as one of the three—but I will not appoint him first as long as Barron lives. If you can find another American mathematician better than Barron it is well—if not we will appoint him first teacher.—I am well satisfied, with the recommendation of...
Inclosed is a resolution of the house of Representatives of the 17 of this month relative to arms foundaries &c which I request you to take immediate measures to execute. With great esteem I am Sir your most obedient servant MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
From a letter (not however couched in very explicit terms) which I have received from Mr Bureau De Puissy, I am induced to think, that this Gentleman would be willing to accept an appointment in the service of the United States. He was under the Royal Government an Engineer of distinction in the service of France. You are I daresay informed of his political history. He was a member and once...
Last night I received your favor of the 7 & it has given me much concern The Court Martial or some of them should have given a hint, if they suspected insanity. Lt Colo. Hamtramcks opinion has so much weight, that I am very glad you resolved to postpone acting upon the warrant, untill you could hear father. I now not only pray you to suspend the execution, but to cancel the warrant. Let the...
Inclosed is a letter from Gen. Knox recommending Jonathan Williams Esqr to some appointment. Mr. McHenry once thought of appointing him a Major of Artillery. Mr. Williams has abilities for many sorts of useful service & I recommend him to be placed on your list of candidates. With sincere regard &c MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
I inclose a letter from Mr. Baldwin the Senator of this days date & a printed report with some manuscript notes on it of Mr. Baldwin, I pray you to give immediate attention to this whole subject & make a report upon it. I should be glad also to converse with you on the same thing as soon as possible. With great esteem MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
Having just received your letter, accepting the office of Secretary of the Treasury, it is necessary that I should authorize & request you, as I do by this letter, to continue to execute all the functions of Secretary of War, untill further arrangements are made in that office. MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
An extraordinary pressure of business since the receipt of your letter of the 10th. instant has delayed a reply to that part of it which respects the rule of promotion. This rule was not adopted on my recommendation singly but on the Recommendation of the Commander in Chief supported by the Opinion of General Pinckney and myself. Of its expediency with regard to the Corps of Artillerists &...
I inclose a petition of Mr. Joseph Morgan & a letter from Mr. John Brown of Providence for your examination. I perceive Mr. Morgan has an inclination to be Superintendent at Springfield. But it is not yet certain there will be a vacancy there & if it were I know not what other candidates may be on your lists With great regard MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
The liberality of the conversation you honored me with yesterday evening has given me great satisfaction, & demands my sincere thanks. it is certain that those of the cabinet council of the President should be of his bosom-confidence. our geographical position has been an impediment to that, while I can with candor declare that the imperfect opportunities I have had of acquaintance with you...
Enclosed is a letter from an officer of good character & I believe superior endowments accomplishments William Cocks. I take the liberty to recommend him to your candid attention, and careful enquiry. If a place can be spared for him, it will be very agreeable. Enclosed is the association of the Durham fœderal volunteers with recommendations of Isaac Davis as Captain, William Hoyt as 1st Lt. &...
Inclosed is a letter, recommending Lieut Moses Swett of N Hampshire, for an appointment in the artillerists & Engineers. The letter is from Major Jackson, your neigbor. Oliver Whipple Esqr of New Hampshire has recommended to me his son Sylvester Gardner Whipple for an appointment in the same corps, or in the Infantry. I believe these young gentlemen are very accomplished. With high regard &c...