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In conformity with the intimations you were pleased to make to me yesterday, I herewith enclose a list of such Gentlemen as have occured to my mind as candidates for the office of Attorney Genl. with respectfull concideration I am Sir Your Obedt. Servt. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson. A list of such charactors as have occured to me as candidates for the appointment of Attorney Genl.— J...
I have the honor to propose for your approbation the following list of Promotions in the Militia of the District of Columbia— Major John P. Van Ness to be promoted to the rank of Colonel in the 1st. Legion, vice Colonel Brent resigned. Captain William O. Sprigg to be promoted to the rank of Major in the 1st. Legion, vice Major Van Ness promoted. 1st Lieut Charles McLaughlin to be promoted to...
All claims for services performed, in our revolutionery war except for lands or pentions, are bar’d by the Act of limitation, and no officer was intitled to lands unless he served to the close of the war or was deranged by certain resolutions of Congress. It appears by the journals of Congress that Genl. Conway resigned on the 22d. day of April 1778 and Congress accepted his resignation on the...
I do not consider any Territorial Govr. as having any direction of the factories or trading houses unless by perticular and special directions from the Presidt. of the U.S. I think that Govr. Harrison has incorrect ideas as to the command of the regular Troops in Louisiana, for although the law gives the respective Commandants the command of the regular Troops in their respective Districts, it...
I have the honor to propose for your approbation Louis Valle of Louisiana and Jesse F. Heard of Georgia as Cadets in the Regiment of Artillerists With Sentiments of Esteem & respect I am your Most Obedt. Servant PHi : Daniel Parker Papers.
I have the honor to propose for your approbation the following list of Promotions and Appointments in the Army of the United States. Promotions Capt Abimael Y. Nicoll to be promoted to the rank of Major in the Corps of Artillerists, vice, Major George Ingersol resigned December 1st 1804. 1st Lieut Samuel T Dyson, to be promoted to the rank of Captain in the Corps of Artillerists vice, Captain...
I have the honor of transmitting herewith, a general view of the subject of our purchases from the several Indian nations, in the course of the last four years. It may not be strictly correct as to the respective quantities of land. But I presume the quantity is not in any case overrated. There may also be some small inaccuracies as to the sums paid by way of presents &c. but I am satisfied...
I have the honor of proposing for your approbation William Dent Bealle, Adjutant, to be promoted to Brigade Major and Inspector of the Militia of the District of Columbia vice Major Joshua Wingate resigned. With sentiments of esteem & respect I am, Sir, Your Obedient Servant PHi : Daniel Parker Papers.
I have the honor to transmit herewith, for your signature; sundry Commissions of the Militia of the District of Columbia With sentiments of respect & esteem I am, Sir, Your Obedt. Servant DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Having examined the proposed project for fortifying the harbour of N. York which you received from the Mayor of this City and enclosed to me, I take the liberty of offering the following observations on the subject.—In the first place the project contemplates an expence far beyond our present abilities to meet, and if carried into effect would not in my opinnion answer the purpose...
Having been honoured with your note enclosing a letter to the Mayor of N. York, I can only observe, that as far as I am capable of Judging, every idea is convey’d in the letter which the nature of the subject requires. Yours. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I have the honor of transmitting you an Extract from the duplicate of Col. Hammond’s letter of June 30th. 1804 and a copy of his of the 20th. of October last; and of stating that the dates of my letters to him are the same as mentioned in the extract and the Copy. His commission is dated October 1st. 1804, and was transmitted to him from this Office, at St. Louis, on the 2d. of last...
If Mulhalon’s story is correct; he may by applying to the District Judge, & substantiating the facts he has stated, obtain a pention for the wounds he complains of,—and if he had applied in reason he probably would have been intitled to 100 acres of land, but all claims for land, not supported by proper evidence, before the 1st. day of April next, are barred by law, and I will write to him...
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.
I have the honour of returning the memom received for copying, with as correct a copy as I have been able to procure; there are two words with a X over them not copied. one in the 8th. and the other in the 13th. page. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I have the honor herewith to transmit you a Return of the Militia of the United States, from such returns as have been received since the 20th March 1804 date of the last Return With sentiments of esteem and respect I am, Sir Your Obedient Servant PHi : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I have the honor of proposing for your approbation the following appointments in the Militia of the District of Columbia (viz) James Calder to be Lieutenant of light Infantry in the first Legion, vice, Charles McLaughlin promoted— James Stevens to be Ensign of light Infantry in the first Legion, vice, James Harrison resigned Accept, Sir, the assurances of my high respect and consideration....
In the late list of promotions which I had the honor to submit to your approbation and which was advised and consented to by the Senate, it will appear, that 2d. Lieut. Henry Hopkins was promoted to the rank of 1st Lieut. in the 2d. Regt. of Infantry, vice, Lieut. William Wooldridge resigned. But Lieut Hopkins having been transferred by General Williams from the 2d to the 1st Regiment, and of...
I have the honor of proposing the following promotions and appointment in the Army of the United States. 2d Lieut. William Pratt to be promoted to the Rank of first Lieut. in the 2d Regiment of Infantry, vice, Lieut. William Wooldridge resigned June 16th. 1804 2d Lieut. William Lawrence to be promoted to the rank of first Lieutt. in the 2d Regiment of Infantry, vice, Lieutenant Joseph Bowmar...
By the list of promotions in the office, it appears that Ensign Williamson is promoted to 2d. Let. in the place of either Hopkins or Piatt, to take rank the 16th. of June, and that Ensn. Russell will take rank as 2d. Let. the 12th. of October, the date of Bowers promotion and that Engn. Sebastian is promoted to 2d Let. vice Let. Dail, who died the 3d. of Septr., and will take rank accordingly....
The celebrated preacher, Dow, who has returned from a long tour southward & westward, and which extended into Lower Louisiana: was requested to deliver the articles accompanying this, to you, he gave them to me this morning and desired me send them to you. Yours, DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
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 the honor of proposing, for your approbation, the appointment of Jonathan Williams, as a Lieut. Colonel in the Corps of Engineers. Accept, Sir, the assurances of my high respect, and consideration PHi : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
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 &...
Genl. Mason has not yet received an Answer from Col Peyton, but he expects one immediately, and as soon as he receives it, he will await on you. Yours, DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I have the honor of proposing for your approbation Satterlee Clark & Eleazer D Wood as Cadets in the Corps of Artillerists. With high respect and consideration I am Sir, Your Obedt. Servt. [ in TJ’s hand: ] May 15. 1805. Approved PHi : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Alth’o the sentences of the Court Martials upon Lt. Harper is an unusual one, I presume it will be safe, & not improper for you to approve it. Yours, DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I have the honor of proposing for your approbation Nicholas Biddle as a Cadet in the Corps of Artillerists. With high respect & consideration I am, Sir your Obedt. Servt. May 25. 05. Approved Th : Jefferson PHi : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I have the honor of proposing for your approbation the following Promotions and appointments in the Militia of the District of Columbia Major John McKinney to be promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel Commandant of the 2d. Legion, vice, Colo. Peyton resigned. John Cohagan to be appointed Captain of a Rifle Company, vice Turner resigned. Frederick Way to be appointed Lieutenant of Ditto,...
I have the honor of proposing for your approbation Robert J. McKenny as a Cadet in the Regiment of Artillerists Accept Sir, the assurances of my high respect and Consideration June 29. 05. Approved PHi : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.