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I received two days ago your Letter of the 24th of Sept: with Inclosures— I am Very Sorry to learn your health has been interrupted, and heartily hope it is fully restored— I return with this all the papers I have received from you to this time—I have read them, but find nothing which requires any particular observations from me—My Sentiments are in concord with yours, and I pray you to...
I received on Saturday your favor of the 13th have read the papers inclosed voluminous as they are & return the commission for Col. Butler & the talk to the Indians signed. The Indians have been taught to misunderstand The advice against selling their lands to individuals, for advice against selling to the United States. I am Sir / your most obedient MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
The recommendations of Laurance Butler to be Major in case Mr. Morgan should ultimately refuse his appointment received in your favor of the 16th which I received last night from Gen. Washington. Gen Morgan and Mr. Mede are quite sufficient to authorize me to consent to Mr Butlers appointment. I return the recommendations & inclose a letter of the 20th from John Lillie which I recommend to...
Inclosed is a letter of Mr. Thatcher recommending George Barrell to be a midshipman & I know of no reason why a warrant should not be given him. MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
I recd yesterday your favour of the 8th. If there is no room for Mr Hastings as a Major, which I believe there is not, you may consider whether there is Place for him as a Captain. If there are not candidates of Superiour Claims he may be offered a Captaincy, and if he declines that, another may be appointed. It is not upon the Act of the 3d of March Ult. that I ground the Claim of an...
I received last night your favor of the 15th with its inclosures, & perceive nothing to alter. Inclosed is a letter from Samuel Treat who has been a lieutenant at the castle a long time. His claims to a continuance in service I hope will be considered, but I know nothing of him, but his appearance on a late visit to me & the inclosed letter MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
I return you have recieved your favor of the 18 with the copies of your letters to the Govenours of Maryland & Georgia. I return you the address of the Gen & field officers of the 11th brigade & the 3d brigade in Maryland as you desire. That from Warren county I sent sometime ago I am &c MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
Inclosed are the Commissions for the three Generals Signed and all dated on the Same Day. I am sir / your most obedient &c DLC : James McHenry Papers.
I have ruminated so long, upon the case of Andrew Anderson, that I am under some apprehensions that my feelings have grown too strong, & produced a result, that will not appear to you perfectly right. I consider Cox & his associates, as very artful men & being probably considered as men of great consequence in that country, they had the influence to seduce a poor soldier to a crime, for which...
Inclosed is a Letter from His Excellency John Henry, Govonor of Maryland, dated in Council Annapolis Aug. 19th. I transmit it to you, with my request that you would Answer it, with all the respect that is due to the subject and the Authority by which the Application is made, according to that Arrangement for national Defence, which has been or may be adopted in your Office, in the faithful and...
I have recd your Letter of the fourth and return You the blank Commissions signed and all the Papers inclosed in yours. As to Major Brooks, I know not how a Man can talk of fighting “French Bloodhounds” who has been capable of saying Since his appointment, “that Things were going very well before the Arrival of the Dispatches of the Envoys: but the publication of those Dispatches had ruined...
I return you the duplicate talk signed & congratulate you on your recovery. I am Sir your most humble servant MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
I agree with you, in your opinion expressed in your favour of the 12th, that both an Army and Navy Establishment is essential to the present and future Interests & Greatness of the United States and that We must run the Risks which other Nations have run. It appeared to me that Offices were created and salaries made necessary in the Plan for supplying the Army, which would require the...
I have received your Letter of the 7th May and since there appears a difference of opinion concerning the Construction of the Constitution and the Law, and as I see no necessity for an immediate appointment, I am content to suspend it for the present, perhaps till the meeting of the Senate— I think well of Mr. Williams as a gentleman of Science & Literature, as a good Citizen & brave man But...
I have read all the papers inclosed in yours of the 14th & now return them as I received them. The conduct of Col. Hawkins appears in an agreeable point of light & you may express to him if you please, my satisfaction in the conduct & issue of the business. Inclosed is a duplicate from Mr. De Grasse. MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
Inclosed are applications for appointments &c. from George McDonald, Gen. Whiting a very respectable officer, James Cunningham, James Campbell, Zenas Meign Bradley George Walton, Gen. Morgan, Elijah Paine, which I recommend to your consideration & am your humble servant MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
Inclosed is a letter from Mr. Wingate recommending the Rev. Seth Noble to be a chaplain in the army. I pray you to record & file this application with all others of a similar nature & to inform me what you propose to do respecting the appointment of chaplains. I am well disposed to give credit to Mr. Wingates recommendations & to give the appointment to Mr. Noble, if there is room & occasion....
The President requests the candid opinion of the Secretary of War, upon the project in the inclosed letter of Col Smith. Whether his request can be granted in whole or in part consistent, with military & political justice & propriety without favor or affection. The P. prays Mr. McHenry to return Smith’s letter. MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
I return Mr. Tracy’s letter as you desire in yours of the 27th Both Badger and Tracy recommended as subaltern officers are wholly unknown to me I am disposed to give great attention to the recommendation of Mr Tracy the Senator and Col Taylor, but if there is any considerable difference of sentiment about the appointment, among the gentlemen of Connecticut, perhaps it might be wise to write to...
I have the honor received your favour of the 10th. and have read the Letter of Brigadier General Macpherson to you of the 3d. and the letters of Mr. Chapman and Mr. Eyerly to him, with great pleasure— I pray you to present to General Macpherson and the Officers & troops under his Command in the late expedition my thanks for the prudence, Caution, Fortitude & perseverance with which they have...
The inclosed resolution of the Senate of the 9th of this month is referred by the President of the United States to the Secretary of War, who is requested to report to the President, to be laid before the Senate, conformably to their request as early as possible. MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
I return you all the recommendations in your letter of 29 of April & as I am perfectly satisfied with them I concur in your opinion that they may be appointed as soon as you think fit I am Sir your servant MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
The inclosed letter from Daniel Morrow I pray you to consider & if possible gratify the parents by accepting a substitute. MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
Inclosed are is a letter from Judge Bourne of Rhode Island recommending Dr Benjamin Mason to be a surgeon & physician. MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
I have received your letter of Aug 20th I believe tho the 0 is obscure. Gen. Knox is gone to the eastward as I understand, to return in ten or fifteen days. But if he were in Boston, I could not send him either your official or private letter, as neither contain sentiments that I can approve. My opinion is & always has been clear, that as the law now stands, the order of nomination or of...
I have received the letter of Gen. Hamilton, inclosed in yours of 22 July, which I return as you desire. I see no material or reasonable objection against the appointment of Mr Thomas Y How to be a second lieutenant in the eleventh regiment. MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
I have no objection to the promotions or appointments proposed in your list, inclosed in your favor of 31st August. I return you all the papers. MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
Inclosed is a letter from Gen Wadsworth & an address of a company of Volunteers at Portland. I pray you would answer this without loss of time & send the officers their comissions as I have accepted of their offer. Inclosed also is a recommendation of the Rev Jacob Emerson of Masss. to be chaplain at Castle Island. If the law enables us to appoint chaplains to the Artillerists or any other...
Inclosed is a letter from Miles Carey inclosing a certificate from Capt Samuel Eddens. Mr. Cary I suppose wishes to be promoted from a cadet to a lietenant. yours MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
I return you Col. Hawkins’s Letter of 23 of May inclosed in yours of 29. July and am happy to find that all Accounts Agree in holding out Expectations of a continuance of Peace with the Indians. Inclosed is a Letter to me from Gen. S. Smith of Baltimore, dated 24 July with an Address to the Citizens of Baltimore from the Marine Committee in a Slip of a Newspaper. I wish that Justice may be...
Inclosed are letters from Mr. Otis and Mr. Parkman, recommending Mr. William Williams to be a Capt. which I pray you to file and record for consideration. MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
I have read with attention, and duly considered, your letter of the 1st. of this month, and all the papers inclosed with it, and am of opinion that the public interest, and service requires that the proposed site and Ore be purchased at the best terms, which can be obtained, and a National Foundry for casting Cannon, shot and shells established, and I authorize you, in conjunction with the...
Inclosed are letters from Gen Lincoln Col Rice & Mr. Noble I am &c MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
The inclosed letter is from a very respectable Senator of our State, to a gentleman, whom you know to be as respectable as any of our best federalists. Application has been made to me by Dr. Hunt, another of our Senators and a man of the most worthy & independent character. Our North Hampton is the very reverse of its namesake in Pensylvania. It has produced some of our very best characters &...
The inclosed Letters from Fisher Ames, John Allen and Nathaniel Smith and John Allen, recommending Characters for Commissions in the Army, deserve our particular attention. I accordingly recommend them to yours. You know the Writers and their great Worth and Merit. I have the Honor to be / Sir your most humble Servant DLC : James McHenry Papers.
I return the inclosures in your letter of 29th May. I know of no reason why Lt. James Sterit should not succeed to the vancy created by the death of Capt Demlar. The other papers, which I have read with pleasure require no comment from me. With great regard MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
I transmit you, an address from a Corps of Horse in Warren, North Carolina,—I have some difficulty about accepting for a Company so small a Number as forty and also about lending the Arms, I pray you to detirmine These Points in this Case as you have done and mean to do in others and transmit them an answer.—I am, Sir, / Your Most obedient MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
The inclosed address and offer of service as a volunteer corps of a troop of horse in the county of Warren N Carolina has been by me unaccountably overlooked. I pray to you answer it without loss of time & send the officers their commissions. I am &c MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
I have read and considered your report of yesterday & concur with you & the other gentlemen at the heads of department in the propriety of appointing a qualified person to visit & examine into the actual state of the garrisons—Indian trading houses or factories & other public property in the North Western territory on the Missisippi & on the frontiers of Tennesee & Georgia. It has been...
The talk of Methlogee & the answer of Mr Seagrove, copies of which were inclosed in your favors of the 22d had been before transmitted to me by the Secretary of State, & returned to him with some of my sentiments upon them. Mr. Seagrove’s answer is so unanswerable, that the Indians unless determined on War at all events, must be satisfied with it. The French officer in the Spanish service, who...
The inclosed address and petition from the Hudson independent rangers should have been transmitted to you sometime ago; but in my distress it has been omitted. You will please to give them such an answer as our rules and circumstances will admit of. I am &c MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
I have received your favor of 27 May & have read the inclosures. The discipline of the army will require no doubt the punishment of death for desertion in many cases, & none perhaps will deserve it more, than that of Richard Hunter, & I should not hesitate to sign the warrant for his execution serious as is the act of depriving a fellow of his life—But I wish to know, whether the officers who...
Inclosed is a letter from Augustus de Grasse. I know not why his pay is withheld I pray you to make some inquiry into this gentlemans affair, & let me know the result. MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
The President of the United States, requests the Secretary at War to take into his consideration the following Questions and make report of his opinion in Writing. 1. Whether the Refusal to receive Mr. Pinckney and the rude orders to quit Paris, and the Territory of the Republick, with such Circumstances of Indignity, Insult and Hostility as We have been inform’d of, are bar’s to all further...
I have received your letter of 23 of this month relative to Col. Smith’s Letter: your letter of this 26th relative to appointments for Major Tousard: Your letter of this date. I shall omit appointing any officer in the Artillery at present excepting Mr: Robins Chamberlain. Your Letter also of this date inclosing a Petition from Robert Gilmore, Esqr: Chairman of the Committee, &ca. All these...
Last night I recd your favour of the 5th. The Proceedings detailed in it, appear to have been well considered and prudently pursued: But the Sordid Spirit, which produced this as well as the former Insurrection in Pennsylvania, and which have given So much trouble to the Government, Anxiety to the Nation and burden on the Treasury, ought to excite more general Indignation than they have done....
I request you to transmit copies of the law for reducing the twelve regiments which passed yesterday to Major Generals Hamilton & Pinckney & also to the commandant of brigades with orders to the Major Generals to make immediate arrangements, for reducing those regiments on the fourteenth day of June I pray you also in concert with the Secretary of the Treasury to make seasonable preparations...
I have received, in your favour of the 16th. Major General Pinckneys List, arranged in concert with Governor Davie. This List has my Approbation and you may announce as soon as possible, to the Persons their Appointments. I expect that all the vacancies in the Army be first communicated to me and the Candidates with their recommendations be transmitted to me, before Commissions are sent them...
The President of the United States requests of the Secretary of War, immediate information, whether the commissions have been sent to all the officers of the army or not, and if not, how many remain to be sent. MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
I have received your favor of the 22d with their inclosures. In addition to the approbation expressed in your letter to Gen Macpherson of the 20th, you may if you please, present the thanks of the president to the Gen. & to the gentlemen composing the volunteer & militia detachments, for their patriotism and good conduct during the whole expedition. I have also received your favor of the 19th...