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I see that Col Simons late of the U S Army & who was appointed a Commissary of Purchases for the district of St. Louis is dead. Majr. Taylor Berry of St. Louis late of the Army and who was a D. Q. M. Genl. and at the head of that dept for all that Country, would gladly accept that appointment. He was continued in Office till he closed all the business in his dept which he has done honorably to...
A letter was shewn me a day or two ago from the adjutant Genl of the Southern Department to the following purport dircted to Cap R D Richardson Comdr. of this place "The opinion of the Hon the Secy of War has been asked as to the propriety of continuing New Port as a Military Post & Depot" as soon as his wishes are known you shall be advised. Now Sir all those who have heard the thing...
This will be handed by Luet Jos: P. Taylor son of our worthy connection Col. Richard. I take gr e at pleasure in assureing you that he is a fine young man & one who did great credit to the service in the late war. Should both himself & Major Zachary be induced to accept the appointments recently offered to him, I assure you I think they will be an acquisition to the service. I have the...
I do my self the honor to enclose to you the charges Specifications & proceedings of a Court Martial, which was had on Lt. John Taylor, also a letter I recd. from Brig: Genl. D. Mc.Arthur relative there to. Lt. Taylor is the Son of the worthy Majr Wm. Taylor who is extremely distressed at this affair which I am sure he considers a greater misfortune than if his son had been slain in Battle or...
I did my self the honor some weeks since to forward to you at Washington the riding horse which I promised to procure for you; he was sent by a Doct Canby, who I am sure will take particular care of him & deliver him to some one of your domestics who may have remained there. I hope that he may get in safe, and may please you. The War having terminated I find that my freind Genl Mc.arthur...
This will be handed you by Doct Canby who has been good enough to take in to you the horse I have done my self the honor to purchase for you; I beg leave to introduce to you the Doctor who is an amiable young man. He is a Connection of Miss Sprigg who lately moved from Prince Georges County to this part of the Count[r]y. I wrote you the price of the horse to wit $180. I have given the Doctor...
I have the honor to inform you that I have not been unmindful of my promise to procure you a good riding horse. I have been on the lookout ever since my return but have never met with one until a few days ago which I would venture to recommend. On my way from Lexington a few days ago I met with one which I trust will please you; He is a fine bay about 15½ hands high, lengthy with a lofty...
Your well Known disposition renders any apology useless for the application I have now the Honor to make; It is too well Known and understood by every American; And precludes the possibility of doubt, of your willingness, and Goodness, to sanction views, so far as may be compatible with the public Welfare. I have a Son at Sacketts Harbor, a leiutt, on board the US: F, General Pike, who altho’...
Immediately on hearing of the unpleasant inteligence that the City of Washington was in the possession of the enemy, a number of gentlemen on this & the Cincinnati side of the ohio, assembled & agreed, that in the events of the service of any Troops from this quarter being acceptable to you, exertions would be made to raise several Regts of mounted men and repair to the sceine of action...
I have had several conversations with Genl Harrison since his return from the Treaty, relative to the necessity of breaking up the party of Indians collected at Chicago & its vicinity and distroying their crops of corn. The General informs me he has recommended an expedition to effectuate that object. I assure you Sir it is the opinion of the best judges I have conversed with that such an...