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I now lay before you the treaty mentioned in my general message at the opening of the session, as having been concluded with the Kaskaskia Indians, for the transfer of their country to us, under certain reservations & conditions. Progress having been made in the demarcation of Indian boundaries, I am now able to communicate to you a Treaty with the Delawares, Shawanese, Poutewatamies, Miamis,...
During the last recess of the Senate the following commissions have issued in the naval service. as these will expire at the end of the present session, the same persons are now nominated for re-appointment; to wit. × Stephen Decatur jr. of Pensylva. to be a Captain in the Navy. × Charles Stewart of Pensylva. } to be Masters Commandant in the Navy. × Isaac Hull of Massachusets × Andrew...
During the last recess of the Senate I have granted commissions for the offices, and to the persons following, which commissions will expire at the end of the present session of the Senate. I therefore nominate the same persons to the same offices for reappointment, viz. John Armstrong of New York Minister Plenipotentiary to France. James Monroe, our present Minister Plenipotentiary at the...
✓ I nominate James Bowdoin of Massachusets Minister Plenipotentiary for the US. at the court of Madrid ✓ George W. Irving of Massachusets to be Secretary of legation for the US. at the court of Madrid ✓ William Brown, late of Columbia, now of Orleans, to be Collector of New Orleans. ✓ William Lyman of Massachusets to be Surveyor & Inspector for New Orleans. ✓ Thomas Tingey of Columbia to be a...
I now lay before you a treaty entered into on the 18th. day of August of the present year, between the US. on the one part and the Delaware Indians on the other, for the extinguishment of their title to a tract of country between the Ohio and Wabash rivers: and another of the 27th. day of the same month between the US. and the Piankeshaws for a confirmation of the same by the latter, together...
During the last recess of the Senate I granted commissions for the offices and to the persons following, which commissions will expire at the end of the present session of the Senate. I therefore nominate the same persons to the same offices for reappointment, to wit William C.C. Claiborne late Governor of the Missisipi territory to be Governor of the territory of Orleans. John B. Prevost of...
√ I nominate John Graham of Kentucky, late Secretary of legation to Madrid, to be Secretary for the territory of Orleans. √ William Bellinger Bullock of Georgia to be Attorney for the United States in the district of Georgia. √ William Creighton of Ohio, to be Attorney for the United States in the district of Ohio. √ William Lyman of Massachusets to be Consul for the United States at London. √...
I present for your advice a treaty entered into on behalf of the US. with the Creek Indians, for the extinguishment of their right in certain lands in the forks of Oconee & Okmulgee rivers, within the state of Georgia. for the purpose of enabling you to form a satisfactory judgment on the subject it is accompanied with the instructions of 1802. Apr. 12. to James Wilkinson, Benjamin Hawkins and...
Most of the Indians residing within our Northern boundary on this side the Missisipi recieving from us annual aids in money & necessaries, it was a subject of complaint with the Sacs that they recieved nothing and were connected with us by no treaty. as they owned the country in the neighborhood of our settlements of Kaskaskia & St. Louis it was thought expedient to engage their friendship; &...
I nominate the several persons named in the inclosed letter from the Secretary at War for the promotions and appointments in the army of the United States therein proposed for them respectively. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I nominate Charles Tenant Porter of East Tenissee to be Marshal of East Tenissee for four years from the expiration of his present commission of Marshal. Edward Scott of East Tenissee to be Attorney for the US. in the district of East Tenissee. Algernon Sidney Stanford of Maryland to be Collector & Inspector of the revenue for the port and district of Vienna in Maryland. Ormond Tuley of North...
According to the desire expressed in your resolution of the 28th. instant, I now communicate a report of the Secretary of State with documents relative to complaints against arming the merchant ships & vessels of the US. & the conduct of the captains and crews of such as have been armed. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I nominate William Hull of Massachusetts to be Governor of the territory of Michigan. Stanley Griswold of Connecticut to be Secretary of the territory of Michigan Samuel Huntington of Ohio to be a judge of the court in the territory of Michigan Frederick Bates of Michigan to be a judge of the court of the same territory Augustus B. Woodward of the territory of Columbia to be a judge of the...
In a message of the 14th. of January I transmitted a letter from the Secretary at war proposing certain military promotions & appointments, & nominating the persons accordinly by reference to the letter: which nominations the Senate afterwards advised & consented to. among these was the nomination of 2d. Lieutt. Henry Hopkins to be promoted to the rank of 1st. Lieutt. in the 2d regiment of...
I nominate Robert Williams of North Carolina to be Governor of the Missisipi territory. Daniel T. Tomkins of New York to be judge of the court of the District of New York. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I nominate Robert Smith, now Secretary of the Navy, to be Attorney General of the United States— Jacob Crownenshield of Massachusets to be Secretary of the Navy— Obadiah Jones of Georgia to be one of the judges of the court of the Missisipi territory. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I nominate Thomas Hill Williams of the Missisipi territory to be Register of the land office West of Pearl river. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I now lay before the Senate the several treaties & conventions following which have been entered into on the part of the US. since their last Session. 1. A treaty of peace & amity between the US. of America & the Basha-Bey & subjects of Tripoli in Barbary. 2. A treaty between the US. & the Wiandot, Ottawa, Chippawa, Munsee & Delaware, Shawanee & Putawatamy nations of Indians. 3. A treaty...
I nominate Joseph Willcox, whose commission as Marshall of the district of Connecticut will expire on the 20th. inst. to be Marshall of the same district for four years next ensuing that date. Benjamin Wall, whose commission as Marshall of the district of Georgia will expire on the 26th. of January next, to be marshall of the same district for four years next ensuing that date. Joseph...
Vacancies having happened during the last recess of the Senate in the following offices, I granted commissions to the persons herein respectively named, which commissions will expire at the end of the present session of the Senate. I now therefore nominate the same persons to the same offices respectively for appointment. John Breckenridge of Kentucky to be Attorney General of the US. Robert...
I nominate Peter Walsh, a citizen of the US. resident at Cette in France, to be Commercial Agent for the US. at Cette. John Lyle of New York to be Consul of the US. at Curraçoa. Hezekiah Huntington of Connecticut to be Attorney for the US. in the district of Connecticut. Joseph Deville Bellechasse, John W. Gurley, John Baptist Mc.Carty, Jean Noel Detrehan, & Pierre Sauvé, to be members of the...
I nominate James Holmes of Georgia to be Collector & Inspector of the revenue for the district & port of Sunbury in Georgia. Joseph Bromley and Thomas Hewitt of the county of Washington in Columbia, to be justices of the peace for the said county DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
In compliance with the request of the Senate expressed in their resolution of Dec. 27. I now lay before them such documents and papers (there being no other information in my possession) as relate to complaints by the government of France against the commerce carried on by the citizens of the United States to the French islands of St. Domingo. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
According to the request of the Senate of Dec. 30. I now lay before them the correspondence of the Naval commanders Barron and Rogers, & of mr Eaton, late Consul at Tunis, respecting the progress of the war with Tripoli antecedent to the treaty with the Bey & regency of Tripoli, & respecting the negociations for the same; & the commission and instructions of mr. Eaton; with such other...
I nominate Nathaniel Smith of Rhode island to be Naval officer for the district of Providence. Simeon Theus of South Carolina to be Collector for the District of Charleston in South Carolina. Cowles Mead of Georgia to be Secretary of the Missisipy territory William Sprigg of Ohio to be one of the judges of the territory of Orleans I revoke the nomination of George Matthews junr. as judge of...
According to the request of your Resolution of yesterday I again communicate the letter of the Minister Plenipotentiary of the US. at London to the Secretary of that government for foreign affairs dated Oct. 18. 1805. with a postscript of Oct. 25. but still in confidence that the matter of it shall not be made public. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
A Convention has been entered into between the United States and the Cherokee nation for the extinguishment of the rights of the latter & of some unsettled claims in the country North of the river Tennessee therein described. this Convention is now laid before the Senate for their advice & consent as to it’s ratification. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
According to the desire of the Senate, expressed in their resolution of the 10th. inst. I now communicate to them a Report of the Secretary of state, with it’s documents, stating certain new principles attempted to be introduced on the subject of neutral rights, injurious to the rights and interests of the US.    these, with my message to both houses of the 17th. inst. and the documents...
I nominate Joel Lewis of Delaware whose commission as Marshal of the District of Delaware expired yesterday, to be Marshal for the same district. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I nominate George Hoffman of Michigan territory to be Collector of the district & Inspector of revenue for the port of Michillimackinac. Phineas Manning of New Jersey to be Collector of Perth Amboy Joshua Wingate of Massachusetts to be Collector of the district and Inspector of revenue for the port of Bath in Massachusets DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.