From Henry Dearborn
10th. January 1803
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 appointments (FC in Lb in DNA: RG 107, LSMA). Allen was a son of Ethan Allen (John J. Duffy and others, eds., Ethan Allen and His Kin: Correspondence, 1772–1819, 2 vols. [Hanover, N.H., 1998], 1:253; 2:727).