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I have received information that measures, imposing serious restrictions on our navigation and commerce, are taking in the North of Europe, with a view to guard against the disorder called the yellow fever. It is represented that these restrictions are likely to be generally extended in that quarter thro’ the means of a concert, promoted by one of the most influential powers and it is probable...
16 December 1801, Washington. Transmits the secretary of the treasury’s 14 Dec. report and the proceedings of the treasury officers, in which are described the measures authorized by the board and completed since the commissioners’ report of 28 Nov. 1800. RC and enclosures ( DNA : RG 46, Reports from the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, 7A-F7). RC 1 p.; signed by JM and the other...
(Copy) At a meeting of the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund on the 28th. day of April 1806. Present— James Madison, Secretary of State Albert Gallatin, Secretary of the Treasury John Breckenridge, Attorney General The Secretary of the Treasury laid before the Board a Report dated the 26th. of April 1806 which was read, and is as follows— “That the current payments to be made by the...
The Secretary of the Treasury reported to the Board, that provision has already been made to meet nearly all the demands which will become due in Holland, during the course of the present year, but, that it is necessary to make immediate provision for the payments on account of principal & Interest which fall due there, during the first five months of the year 1803, and amounting to Four...
4 February 1804, Washington. The measures authorized by the board subsequent to the report of 5 Feb. 1803 , “so far as the same have been completed,” are detailed in Gallatin’s 3 Feb. 1804 report to the board and in the statements referred to therein, “which are herewith transmitted.” RC and enclosures ( DNA : RG 46, Reports and Communications Submitted to the Senate, 8A-F5); RC and enclosures...
5 February 1803, Washington. Measures authorized by the board subsequent to the report of 16 Dec. 1801, “as far as the same have been completed,” are detailed in Gallatin’s enclosed 3 Feb. report to the board and in the proceedings of the treasury officers referred to therein. RC and enclosure ( DNA : RG 46, Reports from the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, 7A-F7). RC 1 p.; in a clerk’s...
Present: James Madison, Secretary of State. Albert Gallatin, Secretary of the Treasury. Cæsar A. Rodney, Attorney General. The Secretary of the Treasury laid before the Board a report, dated the 21st of March, 1807, which was read, and is as follows: "That the payments to be made during the year 1807, on account of the public debt, are estimated as followeth, viz: Annual interest and...
Represent to Genl. Wilkerson That the great probability of an amicable & early settlement of our differences with Spain at Paris had rendered the Executive extremely desirous of avoiding actual hostilities, because it would be a mere destruction of human life without affecting in the smallest degree the settlement, or it’s conditions, that therefore they had determined to assume the Sabine as...
Thomas Jefferson, President of the United States of America, To all who shall see these presents, Greeting:— Whereas Richard Quince Haskins, Scriviner, of the Town of Boston in the District of Massachusetts was convicted before the Circuit Court of the United States, for the said District, at its last June term, of certain misdemeanors in relation to the Post Office establishment of the United...
By the President of the United States of America, A Proclamation. Whereas information has been received that a number of individuals who have deserted from the Army of the United States, and sought shelter without the jurisdiction thereof, have become sensible of their offence, and are desirous of returning to their duty, a full pardon is hereby proclaimed to each and all of such individuals...
By the President of the United States, A Proclamation whereas information has been recieved that sundry persons are combined or combining & confederating together on lake Champlain & the country thereto adjacent for the purposes of forming insurrections against the authority of the laws of the US. for opposing the same & obstructing their execution, and that such combinations are too powerful...
I communicate to Congs. certain letters which passed between the B. Secy. of State Mr. Canning, and Mr. P. our Minister Plenipoty. at London. When the Documents concerning the relations between the U. S. & G. B. were laid before Congs. at the Commencement of the Session, the answer of Mr. P: to the letter of Mr. Canning, had not been received; and a communication of the latter alone, would...
By virtue of the act, entitled, “an act making Provision for defraying any extraordinary expences attending between the U States and foreign nations,” passed on the 13th. February 1806., and of which the annexed is an official exemplification, I Thomas Jefferson, President of the U States of America, Do hereby authorize and empower Albert Gallatin, Secretary of the Treasury of the U States, to...
The President of the United States of America To all who shall see these presents Greeting: Whereas at a General Court Martial held at New Orleans on the 20th day of August 1806 of which Lieut Colonel Constant Freeman was President, Corporal John Mills, of Captain Fergus Company, Regiment of Artillerists, was charged with repeated desertion, particularly on or about the 28th July 1806,...
By Th. J. President of the US: It is hereby declared that by the representation of the Secy. of the department of State, it appears to my satisfaction that 1196 dollars have been disbursed for objects in relation to the contingent expences of intercourse between the US. & foreign nations the specification of wch disbursments at this time is deemed inexpedient; This certificate is therefore...
WASHINGTON CITY. • FRIDAY, JULY 31 . • By the PRESIDENT of the UNITED STATES of AMERICA, A PROCLAMATION. Whereas great and weighty matters claiming the consideration of the Congress of the United States form an extraordinary occasion for convening them, I do by these presents appoint Monday the twenty-sixth day of October next, for their meeting at the city of Washington; hereby requiring the...
Thomas Jefferson , President of the United States of America, To all who shall see these presents, Greeting: Know ye, That reposing special Trust and Confidence in the Patriotism, Integrity and Abilities of William Henry Harrison, of the Indiana Territory, I have nominated, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate do appoint him Governor in and over the said Indiana Territory; and...
The President of the United States of America To all who shall see these presents Greeting Whereas at a General Court Martial held at New Orleans on the 20th. day of August 1806 of which Lieut Colonel Constant Freeman was President, Corporal John Mills, of Captain Fergus’ Company, Regiment of Artillerists, was charged with repeated disertion, particularly on or about the 28th. July 1806,...
By the President of the United States. A Proclamation. Whereas information has been received that sundry persons are combined or combining and confederating together on lake Champlain and the Country thereto adjacent for the purposes of forming insurrections against the authority of the laws of the United States, for opposing the same and obstructing their execution, and that such combinations...
21 September 1803 . “This Indenture made this twenty first day of September one thousand eight hundred and three between James Madison and Dolly P. his wife of the one part and Nelly Conway Madison of the other part. Whereas James Madison now deceased in his life time was seized & possessed of sundry lands which in his Will he had devised to his son Ambrose and which by his death in the life...
21 August 1803 . “This Indenture made this twenty first day of August one thousand eight hundred and three between James Madison and Dolly P. his wife of the one part and Robert H Rose and Frances T his wife of the other part. Whereas James Madison now deceased in his life was seized of sundry lands which in his will he devised to his sons Francis and Ambrose and which by their deaths in the...
This Indenture made this twelfth day of November one thousand eight hundred and four between Nelly Conway Madison of the county Orange of the one part and James Madison of the said county, now secretary of State, of the other part—Whereas Ambrose Madison late of the said county Orange to whom the said Nelly Conway Madison is only child, in his life time and the said James Madison acquired...
I have the honor to forward to you a letter, covering a certificate of the election of Nicholas Vandyke Esqr., as a Representative in Congress for the State of Delaware, transmitted to this Department by order of the Governor of that State. I am &c. DNA : RG 59—DL—Domestic Letters.
Before I left Washington I was called upon by Col. Tousard, who had been charged by Fayette with explanations &c. to his friends. These confirm the need he is in of relief both permanent & present, with respect to his pecuniary affairs. The idea has been entertained by him and is strongly pressed by Toussard, that money can be got on loan from the Banks & that his friends here can greatly...
Is the fact certain that the amt. of the internal taxes not objectionable in their nature would not have paid the Collectors? What is the amendment alluded to as necessary to a repartition of liberated revenues amg. the States in time of peace? page 3—“in any view” may be better than “in any event” that phrase having but just preceeded. Instead of “acts of religious exercise suited to it...
I have received the letter which you wrote me on the 11th. inst. by direction of the Committee appointed by a general meeting of the Merchants of New York. The solicitude of those engaged in foreign commerce at the present crisis which led to the application, could not fail to awaken the regret that the course of mercantile operations could not in all cases be regulated by a more precise...
The inclosed letters from Cathcart & Mellimelli explain the unexpected & perplexing determination of the latter with respect to the Franklin. The least evil left to our choice has been thought to be that of chartering a vessel at Boston. Cathcart has accordingly been instructed to do so. It has been thought proper also to take advantage of a vessel going from Alexa. to Boston, for sending the...
Having transmitted to the President your letter of the 6th: I have just received as his decision thereon, that the case of the Batture being now referred to Congress on the Official opinion of the Attorney General that the right is in the United States, it is the duty of the Executive to keep the ground clear of any adversary possession, until they shall have decided on it. The delay in...
I have been just honored with your letter of the 11th. instt. Having already made you acquainted that on the first notice of the expedition from New-York under the apparent superintendance of Mr. Miranda, orders were issued by the President for the immediate & legal steps which the case demanded. I must now repeat the sam⟨e⟩ communication, with the same frankness, adding only that the orders...
The letter, of which a copy is inclosed, from Mr. George G Lee, an Officer in the Navy of the U States, discloses a species of forgery, which may be followed by consequences highly injurious to our Mediterranean trade. Capt. Dulton, the bearer, affording a safe and direct conveyance, I have also inclosed the forged passport and Register, alluded to in the letter, and a copy of the genuine...