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In compliance with your request by letter of the 30 th January last, I now have the pleasure to inform you I have transmitted a Midshipman’s Warrant to M r Thomas M. Randolph , being one of the first issued since that date. I should be happy at the same time to order M r Randolph into service, but the present state of our Navy affords employment to a few only of our numerous Officers of this...
I am honoured by your letter of the 30 th ultimo , in behalf of M r Thomas M. Randolph , who is desirous of engaging in the Naval Service of the United States. The application is filed and recorded, and his Appointment will be attended to, with deference to your request in his favour, so soon as a Resignation, or what may be considered a vacancy, shall permit. I appreciate, with grateful...
By yesterdays mail, I sent you copies of a corrispondence, which had taken place between the Coms of the Navy Board, & myself, which I thought extraordinary, because, I did not perceive what was the object of it, unless it was, to control the Dept., for I had consulted some one of them, upon every measure that was necessary, in my opinion, to ask their advise, & we was harmonising very...
I have the honour to enclose, herewith, the nominations, of Constant Freeman and Miles King, both of Virginia; the former to be Accountant of the Navy, and the latter to be Navy Agent at Norfolk. I have the honour to be, &c. DNA : RG 45--LSP--Letters Sent to the President.
I have the honour to transmit, herewith, Nominations to the Senate of the United States, on behalf of Shubael Butterfield, Thomas G. Chase, Robert Lyman, William Brown, Edwin B. Newton, John H. Duncan, Elijah I. Weed, and Augustus de Rumford, to be second Lieutenants in the Marin e Corps. Very respectfully, I have the honour to be, &c. DNA : RG 45--LSP--Letters Sent to the President.
A visit to Dartmouth university to meet the Trustees, has prevented me from answering your favour of Augt. the 20th. The Frigate Congress is undergoing repairs. Her state was worse than it was apprehended, but having commenced it was necessary to proceed with her repairs: she will be ready, in all probability, in 5 weeks. The instructions, with Mr. Monroe, dispatches to Come. Chauncey have...
Your esteemed favour has been rec’d, dated 18 Inst. I wrote you, Capt Stewart had declined the honor of a seat at the Navy Board, & requested that you would instruct me farther on that subject. 1st. As to the “precautionary force that ought to be continued in the medin.?” you observe it would be best to leave it with the Coms. there, they were instructed as to that point; but when we hear from...
§ From Benjamin W. Crowninshield. 25 February 1815, Navy Department. “The promotions and appointments designated on the papers herewith, marked A B & C, are required for the Naval Service and Marine Corps of the UStates.” Letterbook copy and letterbook copy of enclosures ( DNA : RG 45, LSP ); enclosures ( DNA : RG 46, Executive Proceedings, Nominations, 13B–A3). Letterbook copy 1 p. The...
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note, with the proceedings of the Court martial on Dr: Roberts. I have this day issued an order to convene a new Court to try him upon the former charges and such additional ones, as may be exhibited against him, which according to Capt. Sinclairs letter will tend to produce a different result. I have the honor to be with great respect Your...
§ From Benjamin W. Crowninshield. 4 April 1815, Navy Department. “Permit me to request that you will annex your signature to the blank Commissions herewith, and cause them to be returned to this Department.” Letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 45, LSP ). 1 p. Crowninshield sent similar requests for signatures of blank commissions or warrants to JM on 10 Apr., 25 Apr., 11 Nov., and 17 Nov. 1815 (ibid.).
I have the honour to transmit, for your consideration, a Copy of the orders to Commodore Decatur, for the government of his operations in the Squadron under his Command; and I have to request, that you will be pleased to suggest such alterations and additions as you may judge expedient. I have the honour to be, With great regard and respect, Sir, Your most Ob: Servant, RC and enclosure ( DLC...
§ From Benjamin W. Crowninshield. 22 January 1815, Navy Department. “I have the honour to enclose for your Signature, the blank Warrants herewith.” Letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 45, LSP ). 1 p.
§ From Benjamin W. Crowninshield. 9 March 1815, Navy Department. “I have the honor to enclose for your signature the Commissions herewith.” Letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 45, LSP ). 1 p. The enclosed commissions were probably for appointments that JM submitted to the Senate in a message dated 14 Dec. 1815 ( Senate Exec. Proceedings Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United...
The within letter, is from Capt Charles Stewart of the navy, & contains his answer, to your offer to him, of a seat at the navy Board; he declines accepting it. To whom will you be pleased to offer it now? Decatur may be home soon from the medn.; I doubt some, if it would suit his activity; there is Capts Evans & Sinclair, the first is at NY, the latter gentleman has been ordered to the...
I have the honour to enclose, herewith nominations for the promotions required by the Naval Service of the United States; as also a nomination of the Revd. Cheever Fitch, for confirmation as Chaplain in the Navy, in which station he performed duty during the whole of the late War. I have the honour to be, &c: DNA : RG 45--LSP--Letters Sent to the President.
§ From Benjamin W. Crowninshield. 1 March 1815, Navy Department. “I have the honor to request that you will please to nominate William Lewis, now a Lieutenant, to be a master commandant in the Navy of the U States. ” Letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 45, LSP ); enclosure ( DNA : RG 46, Executive Proceedings, Nominations, 13B–A3). Letterbook copy 1 p. The enclosure (1 p.), prepared in the Navy...
I have duly considered the subject of a letter from the Governor of Virginia, enclosing the Resolutions of the Legislature of that Commonwealth, which you were pleased to refer to the Navy Department. Availing myself of the experience and professional knowledge of the Commissioners of the Navy Board, I have requested their opinion upon the subject, which so fully accords with my own, that I...
¶ From Benjamin W. Crowninshield. Letter not found. 25 March 1815, Navy Department. Abstracted in John Heise Autographs Catalogue no. 2460 (n.d.), item 102.
I have the honour to transmit to you the Copy of a map drawn by Capt. Arthur Sinclair, the original of which is filed with the archives of this Department. I am very respectfully your ob. Servt Letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 45, LSP ). The enclosed copy may have been of a map of Presque Isle Bay that Sinclair enclosed in his 6 May 1814 letter to William Jones ( DNA : RG 45, Captains’ Letters),...
I submit to your consideration the enclosed letter from Com: Decatur. The anxiety he expresses to proceed on the expedition against the algerines, appears to be very general, through the commercial Community. It is evident that the change of affairs in Europe, has induced the British Government, to withdraw their troops from Canada, from Castine, & Nova-Scotia. The operations against Algiers...
I have this day rece’d the enclosed letter from Come. Chauncey, declining the offer of a seat at the Navy Board, this I regret, as a better man could not be procured from among the officers of the navy, who shall now have the offer? shall it be Sinclair, or Angus? your opinion was, if my memory serves right, for reasons you then gave, that Come Sinclair was to be preffered, especially as he...
I have the honor to enclose herewith a nomination to the Senate in behalf of John L. Storer of Portland, Maine, to be Navy Agent vice Samuel Storer deceased. I have the honor to be &c. To the Senate of the United States I Nominate, John Langdon Storer of Portland Maine to be Navy agent vice Samuel Storer, deceased. DNA : RG 59—LSP—Letters Sent to the President.
At the special request of my political friends, & the permission of my family, I have prevail’d on myself to accept your very honorable appointment of Secretary of the Navy of the U States; if you have not named any other person for that office to the Honl. Senate, in consequence of my letter of 26th. Inst. I will come on to washington in a week at farthest; this reconsideration I hope you...
I would respectfully submit to your consideration the Enclosed papers, with a view to have your sanction to dismiss the man from the U.S. Naval Service. His character & qualifications are unfavourably spoken of by Captain Porter & others. I am very respectfully Sir Your Obedt Servt. RC ( DLC ); letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 45, LSP ). RC in a clerk’s hand, signed by Crowninshield; docketed by JM...
The within dispatches were recd from the Medn. yesterday by the John Adams, and as Mr. Monroe is to be absent until Tuesday , I have taken the liberty to enclose his also. The Dey seems disposed to quarrel, but with the force there & to be there, I think he would be prevented from doing us any mischief. The part the Spaniards have pursued as relates to the Brig, is very reprehensible. A fast...
I have the honour to submit for your consideration the enclosed letters, the importance of which requires some decision as to the payments & expenditures for the Lake Service. I am Very respectfully Sir Your Ob: Servt. Letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 45, LSP ). The enclosures may have included a 15 Jan. 1815 letter to Crowninshield from Lake Ontario shipbuilding contractors Adam and Noah Brown,...
§ From Benjamin W. Crowninshield. 31 January 1815, Navy Department. “I have the honour to submit, for your approbation & correction, a system of Regulations for the Flotilla Service of the U S. “It is desirable that the Flotilla Command should be decided in order to avoid the collision which may arise between the officers of the Navy & the Captains in the Flotilla Service.” Letterbook copy (...
I have the honour to enclose, for your consideration, sundry Copies of letters which have passed between this Department and the Commissioners of the Navy Board. These pretensions will produce unpleasant consequences to the Service; and I request you will be pleased to say, if the Board, which was created to assist the Department, shall control the Secretary, or the Secretary shall control the...
I have the honour to enclose to you, herewith, the Kingston Gazette of the 4th. instant; also an Extract from a letter received by to-day’s mail, from Captain Woolsey, the Commanding Naval Officer at Sackett’s Harbour. I have the honour to be, with the highest respect, Sir, Your most obedt. Servt. DNA : RG 45--LSP--Letters Sent to the President.
I have the honor to enclose herewith a letter from Commodore Decatur, and a nomination to the Senate in his behalf to be a Commissioner of the Navy Board. I have the honor to be &c. To the Senate of the United States I Nominate Stephen Decatur a Captain in the Navy of the United States to be a Commissioner of the Navy Board. DNA : RG 59—LSP—Letters Sent to the President.