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Be so good as to make my best respects to Mrs. Madison & inform her I have recd. her very friendly letter of the 10h inst and will answer it shortly. I am much pleased to understand that our differences may probably be adjusted with all the Billigerents. I was at my brothers lately himself & family were well, and our fri[e]nds generally are so in this state. If Mrs. Washington is with you be...
I think it my duty to inform you that a man by the name of Benja. W. Lad from Virginia and Genl. Duncan McArthur of this state has lately made a number of entrys & surveys on lands that have been sold out by the U:States West of the line run by Ludlow from what he supposed the head branch of the Little Miami to the head of the Sciota. It is beleived and I have no doubt but that Ludlow struck...
I promised to drop you a line on the subject of the petition &c. I did my self the pleasure to address to you some time since. I am happy to inform you that I am of opin[i]on there is nothing to be apprehended from this association. Indeed I am informed it is very unpopular among the land holders in that quarter of the state where it has met with the most countenance. The Legislature of this...
Judge Coburn informs me his commission as Judge of Louisiana expires in November next during the recess of Congress; that under similar circumstances a Commission was renued (before it had expired) so as to prevent a failure of an important term of that Court. I expect the Judge will write to you on this subject and state to you the reason why it would be proper to renew his commission during...
Inclosed I send you a letter I lately recieved from my friend Judge Coburn. It was intended for my sight alone; but as it explains the cause why he did not attend his Court in Louisiana last Spring, I had a wish that you should see it from under his own hand. This letter contains some expressions which so well comports with my own sentiments & feelings, as to our political & foreign relations,...
I am informed that application will be made to you in favor of a Mr. Sloo for an appointment as Indian Agent. He informs me that he was in the revolutionary army from nearly the beginning to the close in the quarter Master department, & that his father was an officer during I think the whole War. I have known Mr. Sloo for a number of years slightly but not well enough to speak of my own...
I have taken the liberty of troubleing you very frequenly lately on the subject of my freinds, I must now say a word or two as to my self. You Know that I have for many years done the duty of U:States agent in this State, and I trust I have discharged the trust with punctuality and fidelity. I suppose from the present appearances of our Affairs that there will be some purchases to be made in...
I have the honor to inform you that having been honored by the Hon Secy. of War with the charge of furnishing the transportation & supplies for the Ohio Troops to Detroit & the Pay Master having requested me to advance the Troops their pay as it may be due, and in consequence of the Warm solicitations I have recd. from Gov Miegs & Genl Hull I have concluded to accompany the Ohio Troops to...
I have just recd a line from my friend H. Clay esqr. informing me of my rejection by the Senate. I have just written to the Secretary of War & enclosed him Mr Clays letter and requested him to hand it you afterwards. Mr C. informs me that Major Morison is to be nominated. If he appl[i]ed for the appointment or his friends urged his nomination before I was rejected I should suspect that he had...
I have the honor to inform you that we reachd this place on the 6th. inst in good Spirits & health generally. We have been so unfortunate as to have all our public stores taken by the British with I think four officers & Twenty three non commissioned officers & Privates and a great lot of our private baggage. The Genl. was so desirous that we should arrive at this place that he did not...