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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...
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 recommending to the Hon. Secry of War among other persons to be appointed officers from Kentucky. Hubbard Taylor Jr son of my brother for the appointment of Captain and Nathl. Pendleton Taylor for the same appointment should there be vacancies, I believe you saw Hubbard on his return from Litchfield, He has for several years devoted himself to the Study of the Law...
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 am informed by The Honble John Coburn that he has lately rec[e]ived a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury informing him that he must not draw on him for his Sallery until he explanes the Circumstance of his bills being uniformly dated from this state. From the intimacy between us & the connection between our families I think I have a pretty correct Idea of his veiws & intentions and I...
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...
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...
I reached home on the 12th ulto & had the pleasure to find Mrs. Taylor & my dear little ones in good health. I have made a trip to the upper Counties since I came out, one of the objects was to make arrangements to forward your mules by the time you expressed to me you would wish them to arrive, towit early in Feby. As I am compeled to be absent my brother Hubbard has obligingly promised to...
Some time last fall Lt. Hezekiah Johnson of the United States Army was here and expected to procure a furlough soon after, to go to Maryland, the place of his birth. I took the Liberty to give Mr Johnson a line to you, this I the more chearfully did, as I conceived him to be a Warm friend both of your self & my own. I conceive him to be a sound republican an excellent Officer and very much the...
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,...