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It is only from a desire to reserve from the public files of the war department an application, which might wear the appearance of complaint, where none is intended, that I have ventured to do my self the honor to address the requests in this letter to you. In the week preceding the cessation of my operations as Purveyor, I made applications to the war department for the name of an officer...
As it is possible, that the bill to create a quartermasters department may become a law, and its operation upon my situation will be the most unexpected & inconvenient, I do myself the honor to submit myself to your consideration as a candidate for the office of Deputy Quarter Master at this place. I shall be willing, to obtain subsistence for myself & family, to perform any or all of the...
In proportion as new, solemn and unlooked for duties and trials come upon you, I find myself supported by my confidence in your heart and mind and public & personal exertions. Three of my sons are gone to the field in the Philada. volunteer corps which marched last week, one remains assistant Secy to the general committee of defence, and is enrolled in a company which forms part of stationary...
Ca. 26 May 1810. Discusses the need to encourage American manufactures and encloses some observations on a treasury report on the same subject. Lists merchandise now imported that might be produced in America (linen, iron, hemp, liquors), since European sources are likely to be cut off by war. Also stresses the need to encourage manufactures that will supply the means of national defense....
During the last twelve or fifteen months two of my sons have pressed upon me an application to the government, in their behalf, for Warrants in the Navy. I have devoted myself to the Collegiate & professional education of my seven sons (one of whom I have lost) and hoped, that they would be able to establish themselves in civil life, subject to a volunteer exertion in the military service of...
It would be a matter of surprize to you, if you were to learn that any person, who ever felt a solicitude for the public happiness & safety, were easy in the recent state of our foreign affairs. The provision in the treaty dismembring the Dutch Country on the avowed ground of a rule drawn from the French constitution . between France & Holland, the complicated but consolidated power of France...
I really am unable to excuse myself, in my own mind, for the troublesome applications I have so repeatedly made to you. I have presumed far, in offering objects for my own benefit to your consideration. But the close of the busy and anxious session of congress, and the tranquil commencement of your new term, seem to make the present time a season of less pressing engagement, and I yield once...
It has been my lot to be a trespasser upon your goodness, which has been very great and to my whole family most important. An opportunity this day presents of avoiding the possible chance of objections that do not arise in your circle of authority. The post office in this city is vacated by the death of Capt. Robert Patton. It is a permanent office. It is I believe a valuable one. It is in the...
I respectfully request permission to submit to your perusal the enclosed papers, merely for information. You will appreciate the injury to the service & myself from the unprecedented exclusion of a late officer from his books and papers. Mr. Mifflin, late deputy commissary, who first made the obstructions appears on the books a debtor in $444. & never returned an answer to my request that he...
I had the honor to receive your commission, of the 8th. instant for the office of Collector of the direct tax & internal revenues, thro the hands of the commissioner, to whom, in compliance with his printed circular, I made known my acceptance of that office instantly, by the return of the mail. I also proceeded to prepare & perform such other things, as the laws and instructions pointed out,...