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25 May 1812, War Department. Lists proposed promotions in the U.S. Army for JM’s approval. RC ( DNA : RG 46, Executive Proceedings, 12B-A1); letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 107, LSP ). RC 3 pp. JM forwarded the RC , listing promotions in the peace establishment and the additional military force of 1808, to the Senate in his message of the same day ( Senate Exec. Proceedings Journal of the Executive...
25 May 1812, War Department. Lists proposed appointments in the U.S. Army for JM’s approval. RC ( DNA : RG 46, Executive Proceedings, 12B-A1); letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 107, LSP ). RC 2 pp. JM forwarded the RC , listing appointments from Pennsylvania, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia, South Carolina, Vermont, Maryland, Massachusetts, Tennessee, New York, and Kentucky, in a message to...
I communicate to Congress, for their information, copies and extracts from the correspondence of the Secretary of State, and the Minister Plenipotentiary of the United States at Paris. These Documents will place before Congress the actual posture of our relations with France. RC and enclosures, two copies ( DNA : RG 233, President’s Messages, 12A-D1; and DNA : RG 46, Legislative Proceedings,...
27 May 1812, War Department. Proposes for JM’s approval the appointment of Benjamin Mifflin as a deputy commissary in the U.S. Army. Letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 107, LSP ). 1 p. JM nominated Mifflin in a message to the Senate of 27 May 1812 that also included the nominations of Orleans territorial officials Dominick A. Hall, John R. Grymes, and Peter L. B. Duplisses to judicial and legal...
The 11.000.000 Loan not being fully Subscribed, I apprehend (at 6 Pr Cent) is owing to its not being Protected by Law from State & City Taxation, which we calculate as a deduction of one Pr Ct, consiquently would Subscribe as soon to a 6 Pr Cent Loan protected from Taxation, as to 7 Pr Cent not protected, so that its the United States that pays the Tax to the individual States, & Cities, and...
So great is my desire to Serve my country in the army now raising—that my feelings on that Subject compell me to address you again to obtain the end I am most anxious for. To effect which I have applied to both the Senators of the State of New York (the State to which I owe my birth). They the Senators inform me if my Name can be placed on the List of appointments, they will vote for me, and...
29 May 1812, Baltimore. Encloses a letter received from the supercargo of his ship, the Ploughboy , “which, being one month later in date than the one from Mr: Barlow to Mr: Munroe announcing that her case was ordered for revision, has destroyed the hopes that this annunciation would otherwise have encouraged me to cherish.” “My object in … troubling you with this enclosure, is to shew the...
I have just received, from an authentic Source, a piece of Information, in regard to the military State of Canada, which I deem it my duty to lay before you. My Correspendent states that “there are several Regiments on their way to Canada, and two new Regts. of Riflemen have been raised in the Province, of about 500. each—one called the Glengary Light Infantry , the other the Canadian...
Another communication is inclosed, and the letter of the applicant is the only information I have of his qualifications. I barely remember such a person as the Secretary of mr. Adams & messenger to the Senate while I was of that body. It enlarges the sphere of choice by adding to it a strong federalist. The triangular war must be the idea of the Anglomen, and malcontents, in other words the...
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...
30 May 1812, Richmond. “Whereas the present critical situation of our affairs is calculated to seize the attention of every one who loves his Country; and it may be important that the voice of the People should be heard on those measures which may affect the future prosperity and honor of the United States; “Therefore, Resolved, 1st., That we have long viewed with the keenest sensibility the...
Ever since the peace of Independence the B. G. instead of regarding the U. S. with the friendly eye which was required by justice magnaminity [ sic ] & true policy, has yielded to an embarassing mortification at their success & an unworthy jealousy of their commerce. Her delay to send an Ambass. Her monopolizing regulations of navigation, among the proofs. It was not however, untill the war in...
I communicate to Congress certain Documents, being a continuation of those heretofore laid before them, on the subject of our Affairs with Great Britain. Without going back beyond the renewal in 1803, of the war in which Great Britain is eng[a]ged, and omitting unrepaired wrongs of inferior magnitude; the conduct of her Government presents a series of acts, hostile to the United States, as an...
About ten Years ago an establishement has been formed in the State of Delaware which by its extent, its nature and its perfection may be considered as of some importance to the country. The said establishement being now put on the le[d]ge of destruction by the shamefull undertaking of an individual who has succeded in drawing upon himself the attention and the favors of the governement the...
Since my last of the first of april I have forbore to intrude, expecting, that time would bring facts to prove the correctness, of what I stated to you as the causes of the unexampled interference, and persecution of me for my inflexibility of principle. The time has now arrived, and I am confident that you will see clearly the interference of the man who prevented my appointment was of the...
Permit an American born Citizen of Philada. to suggest his own, as well as the Ideas of many others, of a sudden war and also of a contrary course. A Declaration of war against England at the present time, would expose to the danger of capture 5 or 600 vessels of all descriptions, together with their sailors and cargoes, would involve in ruin and difficulty a majority of Your Merchants and at...
1 June 1812, War Department. Lists proposed appointments in the U.S. Army for JM’s approval. RC ( DNA : RG 46, Executive Proceedings, 12B-A1); letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 107, LSP ). RC 2 pp. JM forwarded the RC , listing appointments from South Carolina, Maryland, Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio, New York, Vermont, and New Hampshire, in a message to the Senate of 3 June 1812 ( Senate...
1 June 1812, Cobleskill, Schoharie County. Encloses returns of the number and equipment of a volunteer company from the Fifth Regiment commanded by Lieut. Col. Henry R. Teller in Brigadier General Kirtland’s New York Artillery Brigade, whose members are not “so unmindful of the causes that combined them, as in times of emergence to permit themselves to be severed by legal provision, nor...
1 June 1812, Washington. Has accepted his appointment in the army and will discharge his duties “with zeal and fidelity.” Is informed that he will be called to “the waters of the Missisippi, where the troops of the old army and those of the army raised under the law of 1808, are stationed.” Is willing to be attached to one of these forces and to devote the remainder of his life to the service...
1 June 1812, Washington. “I have invented a new method of constructing and throwing a Bomb Shell upon which the resistance of the atmosphere will be so small as that the shell may be sent three times the distance, which the same quantity of Powder, would send a common one; & with much the greater accuracy as it flies thro’ the air on the principle of a rifle Ball. I am fully convinced that I...
1 June 1812. Lists charges for three months’ tuition, supplies, and books for John Payne Todd and for advances made to him, totaling $26.50. Ms ( MdBS : Day Book, 1810–13). 1 p.
We your humble Children of the Oneida Nation of Indians in Council Convend having heard great talk of war and knowing that the Indians in Canada have their Commitions to fight against us and there is talk of some of our indians going to Canada (we therefore as Children of our forefathers who fought and Bled in the Cause of freedom and had Commitions under our former Congress) do present our...
2 June 1812, Annapolis. Transmits the proceedings of a meeting of Republican citizens held here “on Saturday last—as directed by the last of the resolutions.” RC and enclosure ( DNA : RG 59, ML ). RC 1 p. For enclosure (3 pp.), signed as a true copy by J. S. Skinner as secretary, see n. 2. William Kilty (1757–1821) had been a surgeon during the Revolutionary War and later took up the law. He...
2 June 1812, Drummondtown. “Beleiving that in a short time we shall be engaged in a War, with the most potent maritime nation on the Earth, we have presumed to trespass on the time of your excellency by addressing to you a few remarks relative to the peculiar situation in which we stand. It might seem superfluous in us to trouble you on a subject which comes within the province of your duty...
I duly received your letter of the 21st. Ulto. inclosing one to yourself from Mr. Malcom. I return the latter as desired. Mr. Malcom was not in time to be taken into consideration along with others having the same object with him. I need not say that if it had been otherwise, and his comparative qualifications had entitled him to the appointment, I should have felt a pleasure in knowing that...
I have been so intensely occupied since I was favored with your two letters of the 19th. & 20th. May, that I could not snatch an earlier moment to acknowledge them. It gives me much pleasure to learn that you retain so much confidence in the soundness & firmness of the great body of the friends to republican principles, with respect to an assertion of the national rights, in the only mode now...
I have just returned from determining the long disputed boundary between the states of Georgia, and N. Carolina. The position of that part of the U. S. is laid down very erroniously in our maps, and the strip of country ceded by the state of S. Carolina, to the U. S. and by the U. S. to the state of Georgia, never had any existence but on paper, because, the most northern source of the...
3 June 1812, New Castle. Encloses “resolutions declaratory of the sentiments of the Republicans of Newcastle County.” Feels certain that “the expression of their determination to support those measures … adopted for the redress of our Country’s wrongs, will not be unacceptable.” Also adds a personal expression of his respect for JM and his “approbation of the course of policy that has...
4 June 1812. “I transmit, for the information of Congress, copies of a correspondence of the Minister Plenipotentiary of Great Britain, with the Secretary of State.” RC and enclosures, two copies ( DNA : RG 233, President’s Messages, 12A-D1; and DNA : RG 46, Legislative Proceedings, 12A-E2). Each RC 1 p.; in the hand of Edward Coles, signed by JM. For enclosures, see n. 1. JM forwarded copies...
4 June 1812, Savannah. “The enclosed Resolutions have been adopted at a general and very numerous Meeting of the Citizens of Savannah and agreeably to the request therein contained I have the honor to transmit them to you.” RC and enclosure ( DNA : RG 59, ML ). RC 1 p. Enclosure signed by Bullock as chairman of the meeting and by Thomas Mendenhall as secretary. For enclosure (3 pp.; printed in...