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The enclosed will shew you the proposd movements of troops, & their contemplated positions, together with our forces at the most important points. Yours, DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson. The following will be the disposition of the Troops in the interior and on the side of Louisiana, after the depending movements are carried into effect, viz. One hundred men from Niagara, Seventy six from...
I should not have so long delay’d a reply to your very friendly & polite letter had circumstancies allowed me to mention the time when I could probably have the pleasure of seing you at Monticello . I have Just returned from a visit to my Children in the District of Maine , and I hope Mr s Dearborn & myself shall have the pleasure of seing you in Septem r probably near the end of the month.—...
I had neglected to put Col Smith of S. Carolina, into the list which I presented to you this day, he is highly recommended as an old revolutionary Officer of great merit & sound principles with this I send his name, for appointment. yours respectfuly DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Having fully concidered the question relating to the allowence of extra rations to Genl. Wilkinson while commanding the Army at New Orleans and its vicinity, and having had a conversation with Mr. Rodney on the subject, I am fully satisfied that the allowence is authorised by law & practise, and Mr. Rodney appears to have no impressions contrary to my own opinnion. I have made a statement of...
I have informed Col Williams that it a new nomination must take place, and that I have doubts as to the propriety of his being appointed to a higher grade than a Lt. Col, but would not oppose his having a higher grade if you should think it advisable. I have such information from the Officers of the Corps as to induce a belief that the reappointment of Col Williams will give satisfaction &...
Being persuaded that impressions have been made on your mind by unfair and insidious insinuations or by gross misrepresentations of facts, unfavourable to those who have had any agency in communicating to the persons concerned the contents of a letter received by Mr. Granger from Seth Hunt respecting the gross scandal his neighbour and kinsman had been circulating in New Hampshire, I owe it to...
I have been honoured with your letter of the 3d. enclosing a letter from the Govr. of S. Carolina to Mr. Madison.—Mrs. Dearborn & my self propose waiting two or three weeks longer for Mr. & Mrs. Madison, but in tend at all events to have the pleasure of a visit to Monticello in Septr. be pleased Sir to accept the tender of my most respectfull esteem. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I have the honor to propose the following persons for promotion in the Army of the U. States, Vizt., Richard S. Blackburn Capt. of Artillerists to be Major in the same Corps, vice Jackson resigned 30th. April 1803— John Saunders Lt. of Artillerist to be Captain vice Blackburn promoted. Howell Cobb Lt. of Artillerists to be Captain vice Izard resigned June the 1st. 1803. Horatio Stark 2d. Lt....
A list of the Assential Articles included in the returns of Military Stores on hand in different parts of the U. States.— Iron Cannon from 18 to 42 pounders 1142 do. smaller 460 Brass field ordnance peices— 372 new Iron field pieces 100 Brass Morters 10 & 13 inch 20 smaller do 40 Muskets 130,000 Carbines &c 1400 Rifles 4500 Pistols
I have the honour of enclosing a letter recently received from the Marquis Lafayett,—by the closing paragraph, it would appear that he would have no objection to an appointment in lower Louisiana,—I presume that Genl. Armstrong was authorised to sound him on the subject,—I have sent Genl Scotts commission to him, with some instructions, and requested him to set out for Louisiana as soon as he...
I have given the necessary direction for the discharge of Jerimiah Bettels mentioned in your note of this day . RC ( DLC ); addressed: “The President of the United States”; endorsed by TJ as received from the War Department on 7 Oct. and “Battel’s case” and so recorded in SJL . On 7 Oct., Dearborn ordered Lieutenant Colonel Thomas H. Cushing to DISCHARGE Jeremiah Battels from the army ( DNA :...
On the first day of the present month I was honored with your highly esteemed favour of the 31 t of October, and on the same day I wrote to the Abbe Corea, and enclosed a copy of what you said in your letter concerning him, I have not met with him since I arrived here. he has expressed his disapprobation of our Government or of the present administration of it. in strong and explisit termes on...
Under existing circumstances, I take the liberty of proposing for your concideration the propriety of suggesting to Congress the expediency of authorising the raising a body of regular troops, as stated below, and the forming and organizing of 24,000 volunteers, on the principles I have heretofore had the honor of stating to you.— Regular troops to be ingaged for five years, unless [sooner]...
I herewith enclose a statement of what I consider as a just, or at lest, an equitable claim on the United States. You will probably think the narative connected with this statement tedious, but I have considered it necessary exhibit a full view of the subject—when I ingaged in this unfortunate contract, I was not in debt, nor was the Gentleman who has assisted me; within a few months of the...
I herewith enclose a rough draught of a report on Indian affairs. will you please to make such amendments and alterations as it may require, and a form for the heading or preamble. I am Sir with sentiments of respectfull consideration your Humb Servt. RC ( DLC ); at head of text: “To the President of the United States”; endorsed by TJ as received from the War Department on 14 Jan. and “Indian...
Agreably to your request I have perused the enclosed, I am not capable of discovering any imperfection in the manner or matter. Yours. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
After frequent promises, M r Stewart has again, forfited his ingagement to finish your Portrait, his last promise was made in Octob r last when he said he would have it done by the first of January, but on calling on him I found he had not started it, feeling a little out of patience, I observed to him that I would inform you that you must never expect to have it. I then indicated his having...
The Secretary of War has the honor to solicit permission from the President of the United States to appoint Joseph Gilbert Totton , a Cadet in the Corps of Engineers. FC ( Lb in DNA : RG 107, LSP ). A nephew and ward of Jared Mansfield, Joseph Gilbert Totten ( TOTTON ) enjoyed a distinguished career as a military engineer following his graduation from West Point in 1805. In 1838, he was...
On my arrival at this place yesterday, I was honored with the rect. of your letter of the 7th. inst. enclosing copies of two letters from Capt. Decatur. I also received a letter from Genl. Mathews enclosing a copy of a letter from Capt. Douglass to the Mayor of Norfolk & the Mayors answer.—This morning I have been honored with your letter of the 9th. I have had a conference with the V....
When Ensign Mead arrived in the City of Washington with the charge of S. Swartout, he observed to me that he had a desire to make a communication, which he intended to have made to General Wilkinson previous to his leaving New Orleans: no other person being present I observed that I had no objection to hear what he had to say. He then remarked that, about nine months ago, he was invited to...
I take the liberty of suggesting whether, under existing circumstances, it would not be advisable to propose to Congress an augmentation of our regular troops, as soon as practicable; and also the engaging & organizing, of twenty four thousand volunteers, on the principles I have had the honor of proposing for your consideration, the general outlines of which are contained in the Paper marked...
I have the honor of proposing for your approbation, John Smith of South Carolina, to be appointed Lieut Colonel in the third Regiment of Infantry in the service of the United States Accept Sir assurances of my high respect & consideration DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
The Secretary of War has the honor to propose to the President of the United States, that, Robert Richie and Richard Smith both of the State of Maryland, be appointed 2d. Lieutenants respectively in the Regiment of Artillerists. That, Alpha Kingsley and Gideon Warner, both of the State of Vermont, be appointed Ensigns respectively, in the 1st. Regiment of Infantry. That, Samuel Williamson of...
The necessity of an early answer to the inclosed letters from Governor Harrison induced me to send him one prior to my consulting you on the subject, a copy of Which I herewith transmit, and on a further consideration of the subject I have taken measures for forwarding by a Gentleman who sets out this day for Kentucky, some Medals , and fifteen hundred dollars in silver —the money to be...
I was yesterday honored with your letter of the 13th.—I have been constantly imploy’d, since my arrival here, in examining the various sites contemplated for works of defence; the Vice president the Govr. and Col. Williams have been with us, and I presume we shall ultimately agree on such arrangements in regard to the defence of this place as you will approve, on as will give general...
I should think it advisable to direct correct Muster & pay rolls to be made out of the Militia at Norfolk, in actual sums, and to direct their discharge at the expiration of the terms for which they were ingaged. whether any others should be called into service or not, may be a question for farther deliberation. at present I should doubt the expediency of calling out any of the Militia,...
Finding it necessary to remove my family from this place for the recovery of thier health, I have concluded to retire about twenty miles into the country, for two or three weeks, and as billious complaints are becoming prevalent in the City, & will probably increase until Octobr. permitt me to advise you not to return until the first of Octobr; your present situation being a high & healthy...
I have the honor of proposing for your approbation Sterling Everitt of North Carolina, Alpheus Roberts & George W. Hight of New Hampshire, Sylvanus Thayer of Massachusetts, Edward D. Russy of New York, John Reed Oliver G. Barton, Milo Mason, Minor Huntington, Heman Fay, Amariah Chandler & Joseph Hermon of Vermont as Cadets in the Regiment of Artillerists. Accept Sir assurances of my high...
I have the honor of proposing for your approbation the following promotions & appointments in the Second Legion of the Militia of the District of Columbia. Ensign James Millan of the Infantry to be promoted to the Rank of Lieutenant in the same, vice, Lt. Thomas W. Peyton, removed from the District Ensign Frederick Shuck of the Infy to be promoted to the Rank of Lieutenant vice Lieut. John...
I have the honor to transmit you herewith Returns of the Militia of the United States, made from such returns as have been received by this Department. Accept Sir, the assurances of my high respect & consideration DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.