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In the War department a copy of a letter to Col. Meigs appears, dated Oct. 29th. 1808. in which Col. Meigs is requested to give notice to the Cherokees and Chickasaws that the white people settled on their land would be removed this Spring—and to the settlers also he is requested to give notice that they ought to remove from the said land voluntarily, or the military would remove them this...
I regret that the two copies of the General return of the Militia of the United States, requested in your note of yesterday, are so incorrect that they cannot probably be furnished in less than two days. They were made out by an inexperienced hand, and it will take that time to give them a complete examination and correction. I am with perfect respect and esteem Sir your Ob: Servt. DLC :...
As the order mentioned in the enclosed letter may eventually produce a state of War between the U. States and G. Britain, I have to request from you a special instruction as to the answer proper to be sent to Captain Porter— Respectfully DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
At a convention of one hundred and sixty deligates, from all the towns in the County of Essex (being the most numerous & respectable delegation ever assembled on any accaision in said county) at Topsfield assembled on the twentieth of this month the inclosed address was unanimously adopted & order to be signed by the President & Secretary & enclosed to your Excellency— In compliance with the...
At a Meeting of sixty Democratic Republican Delegates, from twenty one Townships of Washington County convened by public notice, at the house of Mr. Thomas Officer on Tuesday the 21st. day of February 1809. James Kerr Esqr. was called to the chair and Jesse Morris appointed Secretary.—When the following preamble, resolutions, and address, were laid before the meeting and unanimously adopted.—...
A portion of the people of Allegany County having met together, to enter into Resolutions, approbatory of the measures of the General Government, and to express their readiness to support it, would be unwilling to let slip so favorable an opportunity as it presents, of testifying to you sir, their attachment, respect and esteem—We yield our willing praise in favor of your efforts for the...
A good administration of a republican government is allways to be estimated by a free people, a blessing doubly valuable, as it secures to them their dearest rights & bestows upon them the practical enjoyment of all their liberties. Such, we believe, has been your administration, & such has been its result to the American people;—felt & acknowledged by every true Republican & although felt by...
My nephew Jno Fitzgerald about to depart for his military station at Norfolk, & meaning to pay his farewell respects to You, gives me an appertunity of handing You this.   I never left Washington with more regret, worse health and depressd spirits (after a confinement of sickness for three days in a dirty Tavern) than on sunday last, or I would have made my departing congee to You.   I got so...
The deligates from the various Towns in the County of Essex, & Commonwealth of Massachusetts in Convention assembled at Topsfield on Monday February 20th AD 1809, actuated by a deep sense of the extraordinary situation of our common Country and the loss it is about to sustain by the privation of your Councils, that we may hereafter enjoy the cheering consolation of having paid the last tribute...
In transmitting to you, the accompanying resolutions, to be laid before both houses of congress, we feel a high gratification, in this last opportunity of tendering our Sincere wishes, that in your retirement from public life you may enjoy the felicity, flowing from an undeviating rectitude of conduct, to which is Superadded the gratitude and approbation of the American people. That this is...
During this Session of Congress a law hath been made authorising the payment of certain pensions by the Secretary of War at the City of Washington. On enquiry I understand that no person hath, by the Secretary, at War, been appointed to perform the duties assigned by that Law, there may be an impropriety in making application to You in this case—however as there are some poor old men who...
Please to accept the inclosed copy of a letter to my friends in Tennessee—as an evidence of the sincere respect and unchanging esteem which I entertain for You—and may You be blessed with that happiness which irradiates the mind with perpetual Splendor. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I have the honor of proposing for your approbation Lieut Nelson Luckett of the Marines to be appointed a Captain in the Regiment of Light Dragoons raised by virtue of an act entitled “An Act to raise for a limited time an additional military force”— Accept Sir assurances of my high respect and consideration DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
intended to have proceeded from hence to Was[hington] the place ere your departure, but I find I cannot with convenience fulfil my wishes and intentions. In all probability therefore I shall have no opportunity of paying you my personal respects: accept therefore of my sincere good wishes for your health and happiness in your retirement. I send you the inclosed pamphlet drawn up by Mr Dallas,...
Mr Latrobe presents his most respectful Compliments to the President U.S.—& thanks him for the Inventory sent him. Mr. Latrobe’s object in going to Philadelphia is to take some measures necessary for the supply of sundry materials for the Pblic Bldgs, & articles of furniture for the Presids. house. He intends to return without fail on the 2d. of March. Before the President’s journey to...
We take the liberty to enclose to you a copy of a catalogue of our books and to assure you, that we will take pleasure in executing, with promptitude, any order with which you may honour us We have the honour to be Respectfully Yr. Obt. Servts MHi : Coolidge Collection.
To the President, the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled. The memorial of the subscribers, inhabitants of Frederick County in the State of Maryland, respectfully represents: That your memorialists have viewed with anxious solicitude, but with entire approbation, the unceasing and impartial efforts of the present administration to preserve...
It is a common observation that the present is a time of Political Phenomena. The extraordinary events which have occurred within the last thirty years, on both sides of the Atlantick, will without doubt amply justify the assertion: but the United States has been the only Country during this period, and unhappily for mankind almost any other where the good of the people has been the sole seed...
I do myself the honor to Enclose a Postcript of a letter received last night from One from your friends.—Is it not easy to Counter Order this intention—I have the honor to be/ your Obedt. Servt DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson. P.S. The Cotten Seed is the present federal Theme, however proper it might be for Mr Jefferson as Mr. Jefferson to comply with a Request from an Agricultural Society,...
You will please to excuse the crude state of the inclosed, it having been executed by my son, a small boy, and whole time being occupied, I have not had leisure to put it in form—I flatter myself Sir, you will pay such attention to my note of last evening, as you may deem me worthy of—I presume you had not receivd it when Joseph came away— In addition to this inventory, Mr. Lamare sent me a...
Thomas Jefferson Esqr. To Jos. Dougherty Dr. D— cts To 30 bushels oats @ 40 cts per bushel 12— 00 To a Stable broom 00— 14 Mar. 1st To paid the Stage office for freight of a box containing bust 00— 75 To a roap 00— 20 To 6 trunks @ 4 Dollars each
I Recieved thy favor of 13th. with the Inclosed Specimen of Spanish Merinos wool. I have compared it with those in my neighbourhood—I have likewise had the Opinion of our principal Hatters, without having any knowledge of breed before giving their Judgment, the result has generally been unfavorable they uniformly make use of our best lambs wool of the first years growth being short and more...
The name of the young gentleman for whom the application was made is Moultrie. The Christian name I do not remember but it is probably mentioned in his Father’s letter to Mr Randolph which you told me had been filed with the papers of the Office. if it is not to be found there, Mr Randolph’s thinks it probable that David R. Williams may know it. he is the eldest son of Doctor James Moultrie of...
I want to see you very much I am reading a little book called Rosamond I have read seven books since december. The little geranium has grown a great deal I had a good deal to say to you the other morning but I have forgotten it Ben sends you a kiss. Cornelia is learning french. Sister Ellen sends her love to you and says she will write next post I am spelling two syllables and to be in four Ad...
I have had the honor of receiving your commission to perform the duties of Secretary at War until a successor be appointed to General Dearborn late Secretary.—Permit me to express to you my gratitude for this evidence of your confidence, and to assure you that, while I regret that some one more competent had not received the commission, as far as I am capable its duties shall be faithfully...
I yesterday forwarded to the Treasury my accounts in relation to furniture for the President’s House, and at the same time reported a Balance unexpended of 281:35 cents Before your departure from office Sir, I have one favor to ask, which is, to give to your successor your opinion of me—This favor I should not have thought of asking, had not Mr. Latrobe call’d on me this morning and inform’d...
It was early perceived that the passions, prejudice, general disposition and character of the Accountant of the Department of War, rendered him very unsuitable for the Office he holds; and I should have applied for his removal several years ago, had I not been induced to expect, from year to year, that such an arrangement would have been made in relation to the accounting offices of the War...
I have the honor of proposing for your approbation the following promotions and appointment in the Regiment of Artillerists in the Service of the United States. viz a First Lieut. Enoch Humphry, to be promoted to the rank of Captain, vice, John Saunders appointed Major in the Regiment of Light Artillery January 9th. 1809 a Second Lieut. Samuel Maclay to be promoted to the rank of First Lieut...
I accept with gratefull feelings the recent mark of your friendship, and having taken the requisite steps for authorising my entering on the duties of my new office, I hereby resign the office of Secretary of the Department of War.—be pleased Sir to accept my most sincere thanks for the many obligations you have confered on me. and believe to be with the highest respect & esteem your sincere...
I have the honor of proposing for your approbation John W. Guion to be appointed Military Agent for the Southern Department of the United States vice Abraham D. Abrahams Accept Sir assurances of my high respect & consideration [ Note by Jefferson :] Feb. 16. 09. Approved  T h : Jefferson DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.