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19 October 1809, Department of State. Answers Jackson’s letter of 11 Oct. by explaining the purpose for requesting that communications be in written form. Jackson’s interpretation of the request has “converted an intimation of the expediency [of written exchanges] into a general prohibition of all verbal communications whatever.” The point was to avoid misunderstandings. Requests Jackson to...
Your favor of the 14th. was recieved on the same day, and will be duly attended to in the course of our affairs with the Creeks. in keeping Agents among the Indians two objects are principally kept in view. 1. the preservation of peace. 2. the obtaining lands. towards effecting the latter object we consider the leading the Indians to agriculture as the principal means from which we can expect...
Mr. Clay having declined his appointment as a Circuit judge, it becomes necessary to supply his place by another appointment. unacquainted as we are here with the different characters who might be considered as proper to fill the place, it becomes necessary to ask information from those who know the characters. your opinion on the subject would be peculiarly satisfactory to me. permit me...
I recieved yesterday your favor of the 1st. inst. it is so essential to the public good, to the credit of the administration and of republicanism itself that the transaction of the public affairs be committed to the best men only, that when a charge is brought openly before the public against one by name whom I have appointed, I think it my duty to look into the fact and correct it if true, or...
You will probably have seen in the Washington federalist of April 30. mr Mitchell appointed Atty of Georgia on your recommendation , denoted a man of most infamous character. this is merely calling of hard names which I never notice. but the editors pretend that they are possessed of a fact which is too bad for publication . whether the fact be of such a nature as to make it the duty of the...