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1. Fortifications . The Works at Newport Rhode Island have been suspended. The proposed Plan for a Fortification on Castle Island in the Harbor of Boston has been submitted to the opinions of Major Generals Heath, Lincoln, Brooks and Hull, who having visited the Island, and conversed with Mr. Foncin, the Engineer, unanimously approve of it, and have adopted a favorable opinion of the talents...
Not being able to contemplate any usefull service to the public for any greater number of the present Marine corps than may be necessary for the six ships retained in Actual service, which number cannot exceed four hundred rank & file, I take the liberty of suggesting the propriety of retaining only four hundred rank & file of said Corps, with a due proportion of noncommissioned officers, and...
I have had the honour of receiving your note of this day accompanied with the proceedings of two Courts Marshall held for the trial of Doctr. Charles Webb, Lieut. John Latimore & Edward Atwood a Midshipman, and five seamen , I have examined the aforesaid proceedings, and take the liberty of reporting as my oppinnion that there does not appear any sufficient reason for disapproving of any one...
I have been honoured with your note of the twenty eighth ulto. enclosing a letter from Mr. Dupont, I have it in contemplation to authorise Mr. Dupont’s Son, to make an experiment on a small quantity, say one hundred weight, of the impure salt petre, by which he will be enabled to set his price for clarifying, pr. hundred, and we shall be better able to decide on the propriety of incuring the...
I was last evening honour’d with your letter of the 14th. ulto. with the enclosed papers relative to Mr. Quarrier, &c. There has undoubtedly been very improper management at Newport . on my way home I visited & examined the public works at that place & shall call there on my return, and make some further enquiries. In a former letter I took the liberty of mentioning the unhappy situation of...
I have been honoured with your letter of the 21st. ulto. enclosing Mr. Stilmans long story concerning small armes. He discovers a disposition to give you a specimen of Connecticut Ingenuity. I am not sufficiently aquainted with the perticular circumstancies relative to his contract, to be able to write to him until I arrive at the Seat of Government. I presume there will be no difficulty in...
I take the liberty of suggesting, for your consideration, the propriety of proposing to Congress that provision be made for designating the boundary line between the United States, and the adjacent British possessions, in such manner as may prevent any disputes in future, from the out-let of Lake Ontario to Lake Superior, if not further. There are many valuable islands in the lakes and rivers,...
Will it not be necessary to intimate to Congress the necessaty of some provision for making the proposed establishment of a Magazine & Armoury in South Carolina, and also for making some improvements at Harpers ferry. I am Sir with the highest respect Your Huml. Servt. RC ( DLC ); at head of text: “To the President of the United States”; endorsed by TJ as received 17 Dec. from the War...
The concurrence of the Senate appears necessary in the appointment of John Taylor Esqr. as Commissioner in the Treaty with the St. Regis Indians. with respectfull concideration I am Sir Your Hume Sert. RC ( DLC ); at foot of text: “The President of the United States”; endorsed by TJ as received from the War Department on 8 Jan. and “John Taylor of N.Y. Commr. to hold treaty between N.Y. & the...
Governor Clinton by his letter of the 20th. ultimo, requests that a Commissioner on the part of the United States might be appointed to attend a Treaty with the Oneida Indians for the purchase of about ten thousand acres of land, which that Nation is desireous of selling, and which has heretofore been leased out to white people. The six Nations have also expressed a wish to dispose of a narrow...
I have the honor to enclose you an estimate of expenditures for the Army of the United States, for the year 1802, conformably to the Act of the 16th inst: The several items which compose the aggregate sums in this estimate, where they are not specified, will be found on a recurrence to an annual estimate made by this department, under date of the 28. of Oct. 1801. I have also subjoined a...
From a conference with a Committee of the Senate , it is proposed to make the following alterations in the list of Officers by you nominated, for the Military establishment, which is submitted for your consideration, Captain Richard H. Greaton of the 2nd. rgt. to be withdrawn Captain John Whistler of the 1st to be introduced— Captain Campbell Smith of the 4th. to be withdrawn Captain Aaron...
Lieut: Jesse Lull having been rejected by the Senate, I take the liberty of proposing Peter Talman Capt: in the 1st. Regiment of Artillerists & Engineers, to be the first Lieut: in the Regiment of Artillery. I also take the liberty of proposing Henry Irwin of Pennsylvania, to be an Ensign in the 1st. Regt. of Infantry. Accept, Sir, the assurances of my high respect RC ( DLC ); in a clerk’s...
The following gentleman are proposed to your consideration, as Candidates for military Agencies : (viz) For the Northern Department Peter Gansevoort , of Albany. For the middle Department William Linnard of Philadelphia. For the Southern Department Abraham D. Abrahams of Savannah. I have the honor to be, Sir, with high consideration, Yr. Obt. Servant RC ( DLC ); in a clerk’s hand, signed by...
I take the liberty of proposing the following gentlemen as Ensigns in the Regiments of Infantry, in the service of the United States: (viz) Simeon Knight Vermont 1st. Regiment Joseph Dorr ditto. 1st. ditto. George T. Ross Pennsyla. 2d. ditto. Accept, Sir, the assurances of my high respect RC ( DLC ); in a clerk’s hand, signed by Dearborn; at foot of text: “The President of the United States”;...
I have the honor to propose to your consideration, Jared Mansfield of Connecticut, as a Captain in the Corps of Engineers. With sentiments of sincere respect, and high consideration, I am, Sir, Yr. Obt. Servant RC ( DLC ); in a clerk’s hand, signed by Dearborn; at foot of text: “The President of the United States”; endorsed by TJ as received from the War Department on 17 Apr. and “Nominations...
The claims in favour of the State of Virginia for guarding the public stores belonging the United States, at Manchester and New London, as transmited by Govr. Munro, are as follows, viz. for guarding stores at Manchester, in the months of Septr. & Octobr. 1800. $543.44 for Do. at New London prior to the 15th. of April 1801 }  410.83 for Do. at New London subsequent to the 15th. of April }...
Will it be proper for me to apply to the chairman of the Committee of ways & means for an appropriation of five or six thousand dollars for defraying the expences of compleeting the line between the Cherokees and North Carolina, and for runing and marking the Chocktaw line, and also for ascertaining and runing the lines of the reserved tracts in the Northwestern & Indiana Territories, or...
I this day recd. a letter from Mr. Holt storekeeper at New London, informing me there is reason to believe the Negroes in that quarter have it in contemplation to possess themselves of the Arms at that place, notwithstanding the small guard which is station’d there—considering the expence of a larger guard and a Storekeeper, and the impropriety of having our public arms kept at a place not...
I take the liberty of proposing for your approbation, Henry B. Brevoort , for an Ensign in the 2d. Regiment of Infantry. I have the Honor to be with great consideration Sir, Your Mo. Ob. Servt RC ( DLC ); in a clerk’s hand, signed by Dearborn; at foot of text: “The President of the United States”; endorsed by TJ as received from the War Department on 31 May and “Henry B. Brevoort to be ensign”...
I take the liberty of proposing for your approbation John Livingston for a Cadet in the Artillery. I am &ca. FC ( Lb in DNA : RG 107 , LSP ). Following his appointment as cadet, JOHN LIVINGSTON reported to the military academy at West Point, New York. In April 1803, he was made a second lieutenant in the Regiment of Artillerists and sent to Fort Nelson, near Norfolk, Virginia ( Heitman,...
I have the honor to propose for your approbation William King of the State of Pennsylvania and Joseph West of New Jersey to be Surgeons Mates, in the Army. I have the honor &ca. FC ( Lb in DNA : RG 107 , LSP ). After being notified of their appointments, WILLIAM KING was assigned to Fort Massac, near the mouth of the Ohio River, while JOSEPH WEST
I have the honor to propose for your approbation John F. Heilaman of the State of Vermont and William C. Smith of Pennsylvania to be Surgeon’s Mates in the Army. I have the honor &ca. FC ( Lb in DNA : RG 107, LSP ). On the same date as the letter printed above, Dearborn informed John F. HEILAMAN and William C. SMITH that the president had appointed them surgeon’s mates in the army. The Senate...
Will you be pleased to note such of the books & Instruments in Majr. Williams,s list herewith enclosed, as may with propriety be purchased for the School at West point. with respectfull considerations I am Sir Your Obedt Servt RC ( DLC ); at foot of text: “The President of the United States”; endorsed by TJ as received from the War Department on 8 July and “books for the school at West point”...
The Secretary of War has the honor to submit to the President of the U States (for his approbation) the following list of promotions Regiment of Artillerists Captain George Ingersoll to be Major Vice Wadsworth transferred 1st. Lieutt. Peter Tallman to be Captain Vice Ingersoll promoted 2nd. Regiment of Infantry 1st. Lieut. Thomas Swaine to be Captain Vice Vance Resigned 2nd. Lieut. Edward P....
Mr. Dalton having declined the office of Collector for Newburyport, it may be somewhat difficult to deside on a successor to Mr. Ting. I am at a loss in determining which of the following Gentlemen to recommend, each of them deserve notic & are I presume capable of performing the duties of the Office, Genl. Ralph Cross } of Newbury  Port— Joseph Marquan Genl. William Lyman Henry Warren Warren...
I have the honour of enclosing a letter from Govr. Harrison , and one which accompanied it, by which it appears that measures have been taken by the british traders or others, for the purpose of inducing the Indians generally, to suspect the sincerity and good faith of Our Government, and for encouraging a hostile disposition towards this country, but in general, there is but little confidence...
I herewith enclose a letter from Mr. Crowninshield of Salem Massachusetts, by which it appears that a mistake has been made in the appointment of Isaac Storey, if the Son could be appointed, it would cure the evil, and in addition to Dane & Burley, would be sufficient for all the business in that quarter, I have shewn this letter to Mr. Madison, & he advised me to write to you on the subject...
I herewith enclose Genl. Sumter and Col Senfs. letters on the subject of the proposed establishment of an Arsenal & Armoury .—it may be adviseable to make the purchase of a suitable quantity of land as soon as may be,—as a considerable quantity of wood will be necessary for the annual consumption of the works & workmen, and the having a command of timber and other materials for building, would...
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...
Genl. Lyman having sailed for Europe & it being uncertain when he will return, I know of no character who I could recommend to fill the place now held by Ting who would probably be more deserving and would give better satisfaction than Genl. Ralf Cross of Newbury port—I inclose part of a letter from Mr. Crowninshield, for the purpose of shewing his opinion on the propriety of removing Mr....
A rumor had been in circulation in this neighborhood for several days, that you were so sick as to have five or six physicions constantly about you, I had not been able to trace the report any further than to Mr. Stoddard, the reciet of your last letters has relieved our anxiety. Your letters of the 9th. & 13th. with their enclosiers have been duly received.—The Secretary of the Navy has this...
I have been honoured with your letters of the 14th, & 16th, an ill state of health for a few days, prevented an earlier answer, in a letter lately received from Mr. Crowninshield he mentions a Mr. William Cleveland of Salem who he conciders as well qualified in all respects for a Commissioner of Bankruptcies, and who is a sound Republican I have therefore taken the liberty of having a...
Yesterday on my return from the Highlands I was honored with your favors of the 27th. and 30th. Ulto. with the enclosures accompanying them—I have written to Governor Harrison, on the subject of the several communications from him and others, A copy of which I herewith enclose you—If any thing farther is necessary to be said to him on the subject, or if any part of what I have written should...
I herewith enclose a letter from Mr. Livingston, Mayor of the City of New York, an extract from which has been transmitted to the Secretary of State, conceiving that the subject generally came more immediately under the direction of his Department—I have doubts whether we can with propriety interfere any farther in guarding those people than affording protection to the Hospital and I am not...
I have this morning been honoured with your letter of the 17th. on receit of your former letter in which you mentioned the subject of the sailing of the John Adams, I had a conversation with the Secretary of the Navy relative to the propriety of the sailing of any other force to the Mediterranian, the John Adams being then almost ready for Sea, with her crew on board, it was then our mutual...
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 :...
The Secretary of War has the honor of proposing to the President of the United States, that, Alexander McComb Jur. of the State of New York, now a second Lieutenant in the 1st. Regiment of Infantry be appointed first Lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers, That Joseph G. Swift of Massachusetts, and Simon Levy of the State of now serving as Cadets, be appointed second Lieutenants in said Corps of...
On further enquirey & concideration I am induced to repeat my request for the appointment of the officers I had the honour of proposing for your concideration yesterday.— McComb, Swift & Levy being in the Army and having strong claims on the score of services for promotion, on general principles it would be improper to postpone them. Irwin, Gay & Chew are said to be active republicans.—...
I should presume that it might not be amiss to enquire of Genl. Sumpter, W. Hampton, or other known respectable characters in S.C., what wieght & credit is to be given to the representations of Mr. D. and what would be proper to be done for him (if any thing) by the Exect.—he may become a mischevious man, and in the critical situation of that State, however undeserving, it may be proper to...
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...
The Secretary of War has the honor of proposing to the President of the United States, that Doctor Maupire of Virginia, be appointed a Surgeon’s Mate, in the Army of the United States. FC ( Lb in DNA : RG 107, LSP ). George Washington Maupin ( MAUPIRE ) was commissioned a surgeon’s mate on 5 Nov. 1802 ( Heitman, Dictionary Francis B. Heitman, comp., Historical Register and Dictionary of the...
May it not be expedient to intimate that if a dry dock at this place should succeed, that others at more Northern ports may be likewise proper for such Ships as may be hereafter built. will it not be proper to make some mention of the measures taken for commencing the establishment of a Magazine & Armoury in S. Carolina.— RC ( DLC ); in Dearborn’s hand, written at foot of the preceding...
The Secretary of War has the honor of proposing to the President of the United States, that Joseph Morgan , be appointed Superintendant of the Armoury at Springfield in the State of Massachusetts. FC ( Lb in DNA : RG 107, LSP ); in a clerk’s hand. After a brief term as master armorer at the Springfield Armory, joseph morgan was appointed superintendent of the facility on 23 Nov. 1802 and...
Will you be so obliging as to inform me whether the Journals and other papers relating to the several Indian Treaties, should accompany the respective Treaties when presented to you. with respectfull concideration I am Sir Your Huml. Servt Note by TJ : The Senate always expect a communication of all papers throwing light on the treaty, and have called for them when withheld. RC ( DLC );...
I have the honor to transmit you a list of the appointments, promotions and Transfers which have taken place in the Army, during the last recess of Congress, together with a nomination of sundry persons to supply certain vacancies now existing. Accept, Sir, assurances of my high respect and consideration. RC ( DLC ); in a clerk’s hand, signed by Dearborn; at foot of text: “The President of the...
The Secretary of War has the honor of proposing to the President of the United States, that, Hannibal Montisure Allen , be appointed a Cadet in the Corps of Engineers, and that John Doyle be appointed a Cadet in the Regiment of Artillerists. FC ( Lb in DNA : RG 107, LSP ). On 14 Jan., Dearborn sent letters to Hannibal M. allen and John doyle informing them that the president had approved their...
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...
By Treaties held with the Creek and Chocktaw nations of Indians in the course of the last year, considerable tracts of land have been obtained, and there is reason to believe that additional cessions, may be obtained on reasonable terms from the aforementioned and other Indian Nations in the course of the present year.— The boundary line between the State of North Carolina and the Cherokees...
Genl. Wilkinson, to be appointed Commissioner to treat with the Chocktaws, Creeks, Chickasaws &c— Govr. Harrison to be appointed Commissioner to treat with the Indians Northwest of the Ohio. RC ( DLC : TJ Papers, 129:22285); undated; entirely in Dearborn’s hand; endorsed by TJ as received from the War Department on 1 Feb. and “Nominations.” govr. harrison : see TJ to the Senate, 2 Feb.