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I have been looking into the case which is the subject of Majr. Foreman’s letter from St. Mary’s , stating that the Govr. of E. Florida proposes to enlist souldiers within our territory for an expedition against the Creeks . the statute of June 14. 1797. is only against naval enterprizes. but that of Mar. 3. 1799 regulating intercourse with the Indians, comes perfectly up to this case in...
This is meant merely as a private suggestion to hasten the proceedings of the committee on Indian affairs of which you are chairman. the act regulating intercourse with the Indians expired the day before yesterday. in the mean time we are told the Govr. of E. Florida is preparing to enlist men in Georgia for an expedition against the Creeks. should the interval between the expiration & renewal...
I recieved my watch by Doctr. Logan, sealed up as you had delivered her. but on winding up the striking part in his presence, it clattered away until it run down, and so does as often as it is tried. I have therefore got the favor of mr Duane to take her back to you. he will be in Philadelphia some days, so that if you put her to rights immediately you may have time to see that she continues...
I am very happy to find that two of you can write . I shall now expect that whenever it is inconvenient for your papa & mama to write, one of you will write on a piece of paper these words ‘all is well’ and send it for me to the post office. I am happy too that miss Ellen can now read so readily. if she will make haste and read through all the books I have given her, and will let me know when...
I ask the favor of you to deliver the inclosed letters to the President of the Council & Speaker of the H. of Representatives of the Missisipi territory. they contain answers to the resolutions they were pleased to forward to me. I am gratified by their testimony to the world that I have done right in refusing to continue Governor Sargeant. as to his statement of the conversation between him...
The Governor of New York has desired that in addition to the negociations with certain Indians already authorised under the superintendance of John Taylor, further negociations should be held with the Oneidas and other members of the confederacy of the 6. nations for the purchase of lands in, & for, the state of New York, which they are willing to sell, as explained in the letter from the...
Mr. Short being incidentally interested in the suit of the US. v. mr Edmund Randolph , I had written the inclosed letter to mr Wickham, which with the documents accompanying the same, sufficiently explain the nature & extent of mr Short’s interest. mr Wickham being engaged for mr Randolph, returned me the papers, and I now take the liberty of forwarding them to you with a request that you will...
I now submit for the ratification of the Senate a treaty entered into by the Commissioners of the US. with the Choctaw nation of Indians: and I transmit therewith so much of the instructions to the Commissioners as related to the Choctaws; with the minutes of their proceedings, and the letter accompanying them. RC ( DNA : RG 46 , EPIR , 7th Cong., 1st sess.); endorsed by Senate clerks. PrC (...
I nominate Benjamin Forsyth , 1st Lieutt. of the late St. Mary’s galley, to be Master of the same as now fitted out for a Revenue cutter; Capt Howell of the galley having resigned. Thomas Allen, late 2d. Lieutt. to be Mate of the same revenue cutter. David Brydie Mitchell of Georgia to be attorney of the district of Georgia in the place of Woodruff . Benjamin Wall of Georgia to be Marshal of...
The pipe of dry Pacharetti, pipe & two half pipes of Sherry, which you were so kind as to send me last, arrived here safe, and I now inclose you for the same a check of the branch bank of the US. of this place for 590.72 D amount thereof as stated in your letter , payable at the bank of the US. at Philadelphia. the wines are not yet sufficiently settled to be bottled. after their qualities...