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Having determined to send Mr. Andrei in the Corvette John Adams to the Mediterranean for the purpose of being landed at Barcelona in Spain, to be thence conveyed to Leghorn & for which the necessary orders, pursuant to your instructions have been given by the Secretary of the Navy, it has occurred to us that it might be found practicable consistent with the public service, to send one of the...
Permit me to introduce Col. Searle Adjutant General who presents himself to you charged by this State with business peculiarly interesting to its welfare. I understand he is instructed to represent our defenceless and distressed situation, to request of the General Government efficient assistance and to offer the prompt and constitutional co-operation of this State in all necessary measures...
There is a great dearth of news at this time from the U.S. and little doing here that has any relation to them. I am sorry that I never received any reply from you directly or indirectly on the subject of my proposition for an informal negociation with the King of France. The least encouragement of the measure from you, would, I have no doubt, have been seconded by Mr. Adams, who has known me...
On the subject of the Claim of Mr Mix for the cost of Torpedos said to have been prepared and placed in the channel leading to Norfolk by order of General Taylor, having referred to the act of the 16 July 1813 I cannot perceive that the execution of the duties enjoined by that law falls within the province of this Department, as every thing of the kind hitherto has been under the direction of...
I have the honour to inclose in this a Letter from Mr. Speaker Clay. I returned home yesterday after an excursion of 18 days to the Northward during which time I visited all that was interesting. I spent several days at New haven. I found Doctr Dwight & the Professors of Yale College, exceedingly polite and obliging. At Stratford I visited my venerable friend Doctor S.W. Johnson, who at the...
Yours of the 19 th came to hand by the last post; but that allows us so little time that I could not answer by it’s return. I had not before heard of mr Latrobe’s claim of Lenthall’s salary in addition to his own. that some of Lenthall’s duties must have fallen on him I have no doubt; but that he could have performed them all in addition to his own so as to entitle himself to his whole salary,...
3 March 1813, Department of State. “The Secretary of State to whom was referred the Resolution of the House of Representatives of 1st. Instant, has the honor to submit to the President the enclosed papers marked A & B.” RC and enclosures ( DNA : RG 233, President’s Messages, 12A-D1). RC 1 p. In a clerk’s hand, signed by Monroe. For enclosures, see n. 1. The House resolution of 1 Mar. 1813,...
1 January 1812, Mint of the United States. Forwards a report on the operations of the Mint during the past year. “With the exception of a few weeks, after the expiration of the charter of the Bank of the United States, the supply of bullion, now furnished chiefly by the other Banks in this city, has never been more abundant.” The enclosed statement from the treasurer shows the amount of...
Having been for the last four days in Baltimore I did not receive the enclosed letters till my return. In answer I have written to Mr. Harvie, that, you certainly could not now take the Chariot , but that I should more fully explain myself to him in a few days. Mr. Patton’s letter I have merely acknowledged, and supposed that he would hear from yourself in a short time. In my last letter to...
I fear when you see a second letter so soon that you will think yourself illy requited for your attention to the first, but like most zealots I attach so much consequence to the subject which presses upon my mind that I am not to be deterred by any common apprehension. I have seen with much anxiety the backwardness and unwillingness of Congress to enter upon the subject of taxation and my...
Measures are taken to forward the Embargo Act with a p[r]int circular to the collectors and it will go off tomorrow in order to notify the parties concerned of the passing of the Act. I have also directed Mr Sheldon so to modify the instructions as to provide for the exception of vessels licensed for the fisheries or whaling voyages and it will be printed with the utmost possible dispatch. The...
I have the honor of submitting to your consideration the paper herewith marked A—which exhibits a view of the navy appropriations up to the 23rd ins. inclusively. By this paper it will appear that the aggregate balance of the appropriations unexpended, is $1,316,577:61; but that two of the appropriations viz for “Repairs of vessels,” & for “Qrmaster & Barrack master’s Dept of the Marine corps”...
2 April 1812, Newcastle. Informs JM of the death of the district court judge, Gunning Bedford, on Monday last. Alludes to Bedford’s lengthy illness and its adverse effect on the performance of his duties. Advises that the post be filled speedily and states that he is ready to serve in any public capacity as he has turned over much of his business to his son, George Read, Jr. RC ( DNA : RG 59,...
I had the honour to address to you a letter on the 15th of february last, to which I have not hitherto had the satisfaction of receiving a reply. I have this day requested the Secretary of State to obtain your consent to the suspension or termination of my mission to Sweden. Independent of the reasons stated to him, in favour of this procedure and which, it is believed, have already, at my...
At the request of Col. Owings the inclosed letter is s[e]nt to you. His case has been well considered, and well decided. Major Taylor has been placed on the list. I am, Dr Sir, Yr. mo. obdt. RC ( CSmH ). Dallas enclosed a i May 1815 letter to him from Col. Thomas Deye Owings, Maj. Zachary Taylor, and Maj. William Bradford ( DNA : RG 107, LRRS , O-12:8; 5 pp.), protesting what they understood...
Should Mr Nelsons bill appropriating 30,000$ to encourage the destruction of enemys Vessels pass, and that Sum or part of it, be used for proper preperation and an organized system—of submarine attack, there is every reason to hope for succh success as will give you real pleasure, and animate the nation, an individual from his private purse cannot carry new improvements in war into effect...
Sometime past I received instructions from you to take measures for foreclosing the Mortgage given you by Mr Strode. The tardiness of the County Courts in Chancery Suits induced me to institute the Suit in the Fredericksbg Chancery Court. The Situation of the Country last fall influenced the Chancellor in common with the entire Judicial body of this State, to transact no business, pending the...
I have received by the last Post the letters enclosed from Mr Carlton a member of the Council of this State whilst I was in the Chair, & from Mr Wood, a member of the House of Representatives of the UStates, recommending for Office Samuel Parker Esqr. Altho I have no recollection of this Gentleman, the opinions of those first mentioned would confirm my own in regard to him, they being...
I had visited the principal ports of Italy, & resided two months at Naples, when (on 26 Jany) I received the distressing intelligence of Mr Barlows decease; duty to my excellent friend induced me to abandon my further plans with regard to Italy, & immediately to return hither, for the purpose of giving comfort & assistance as far as in my power to his disconsolate widow. I left Naples on the...
Your letter of the 20th. instant reached me yesterday morning. The subject which it presents to my view is highly interesting, and has received all the consideration which so short a time has enabled me to bestow on it. My wish to give you an early answer, in complyance with your request, has induc’d me to use all the dispatch which the delicacy & importance of the subject would permit. The...
The interest of the subject itself must excuse this communication, if you should think it requires an apology. I am prevailed upon to make it by motives altogether of a public nature. Congress having supported your recommendation by passing an act authorising hostilities against Algiers a squadron is to be sent to the Medittarranean. The naval renown of this country stands now so very high...
The solicitude I feel for the safety of Baltimore induces me to Claim your attention for a moment on that subject. Heavy guns have been procured by the City, and Considerable preparations made by the Citizens for its deffence, and with the aid of the drafted militia ordered into service, I have little doubt in a few days we will be able to meet and repell the Enemies present force, provided we...
I have the mortification to inform you, that this morning, about 2 o’clock, a fire broke out in the Mill-house, a wooden building, belonging to the Mint; which is consumed, together with an adjoining building containing the rolling & drawing machines; & also the melting house. The front part of the building, containing the coining presses, the office, & assayers department is uninjured. The...
Ca. 6 January 1810. Urges appointment of William Henry Harrison to a second term as territorial governor. Printed broadside ( DNA : RG 46, Territorial Papers of the Senate). Addressed “To the Honorable the President and Senate of the United States.” Signed by Nathan Deen and thirty others. Undated. Cover dated Jeffersonville, 6 Jan. Reprinted in Carter, Territorial Papers, Indiana , 7:710–11.
Although I am very sensible that any request of mine will have but little weight with the President I think it my duty to request you to inform him that I am in possession of property to a large amount belonging to Citizens of the U. States & that, as it is impossible to realize its value at the present moment, I fear it will be difficult to remit it in safety without some naval force to...
Your esteemed favor of the 20th of Oct. was duly recieved. Such a gratifying & valuable testimonial of your confidence, & of the esteem of my other political friends, could not fail to beget a wish that it were in my power to accept of the honorable office, rendered vacant by the death of the late Judge Cushing. But my encreasing years & difficulty of sight admonish me, in a tone, which can...
I arrived here on My way to upper and lower Sandusky ordered there by Major J.C. Bartlett D.Q. Master General who entered on the duties of his office in the place of Col Morrison this day —at 6. p.m. on reaching this met the post Rider, direct from upper Sandusky who presented Governor Meigs (who is also here with two hundred Men going on to Sandusky) with a letter from General Harrison—that...