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§ From William Jones. 14 October 1814, Navy Department. “I have the honor to enclose, herewith, a list of the Promotions and appointments, in the Navy, marine Corps, and Flotilla Service, of the United States, during the late Recess of Congress.” Letterbook copy and letterbook copy of enclosures ( DNA : RG 45, LSP ); enclosures ( DNA : RG 46, Executive Proceedings, Nominations, 13B–A3)....
With respect to money the Department is truly in the most untoward Situation. I have now laying over the requisitions of the agents for the months of July august & Septr that is the balance due on those requisitions to the amt $800,000. and my requisitions on the Sec of the Treasury for more than a million are yet unsatisfied. I am distitute of money in all quarters. Seamen remain unpaid and...
I respectfully submit the enclosed in order to suggest the expediency of instructing Mr Crawford to encourage and facilitate the emig[r]ation of a few Parisian or German medallists. It appears to be a fact that but one artist is to be found in the U States capable of executing in a decent style the medals voted by Congress to the Navy officers and that person has been exclusively engaged on...
The Secretary of the Navy respectfully submits the accompanying proceedings to the President and asks his decision on the sentence against Joseph Wallace. He also refers the President particularly to that part of the proceedings and testimony which develope the nefarious robbery committed upon the public magazine on the eastern Branch and the perpetrators of that act. The Secy intends to...
In obedience to your instructions to take the preparatory steps for increasing our Naval force on Lake Ontario to an extent which shall command the superiority on that Lake at the opening of the spring campaign of 1815, I wrote to Commodore Chauncey and to Samuel T Anderson Esqr agent for the transportation of stores, the letters of which the annexed are copies; the originals went by the mail...
The promotions designated in the paper herewith are required for the Naval Service of the United States. I have the honor to be with very great respect your Ob. Servt. Letterbook copy and partial letterbook copy of enclosure ( DNA : RG 45, LSP ); enclosure ( DNA : RG 46, Executive Proceedings, Nominations, 13B–A3). The enclosure (1 p.; printed in Senate Exec. Proceedings, Journal of the...
In exhibiting to you the list of proposed promotions from Masters Commandant to Captains I omitted to explain the circumstances of the Case of Master Commdt. Leonard who stands first upon the list and is omitted in the list I submitted to you for promotion. The Enclosed Naval General orders will exhibit his case. He has not been since employed and you will determine whether the public interest...
The President will perceive that Com Chauncey is of opinion that two Ships of the line and one frigate can be built at Sacketts Harbour in due time and that the enemy Cannot prepare an equal force. It will also be observed that he agrees with me in the expediency of seizing a port, on the St Laurence near Hamilton in order to intercept supplies going to Kingston and I still question the policy...
§ From William Jones. 29 November 1814, Navy Department. “I have the honor to enclose, for your Signature the Brevet Commission herewith.” Letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 45, LSP ). 1 p.
§ From William Jones. 30 November 1814, Navy Department. “The promotions and appointments designated on the enclosed paper are required for the naval service of the United States.” RC ( DLC ); enclosure ( DNA : RG 46, Executive Proceedings, Nominations, 13B–A3); letterbook copy and letterbook copy of enclosure ( DNA : RG 45, LSP ). RC 1 p.; draft of JM