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Fellow Citizens of the Senate and of the House of Representatives. I have the satisfaction, on our present meeting, of being able to communicate to you, the successful termination of the war, which had been commenced against the United States by the Regency of Algiers. The Squadron in advance, on that service, under Commodore Decatur, lost not a moment after its arrival in the mediterranean,...
To the Senate & House of Representatives of the United States. I lay before Congress copies of a Proclamation notifying the Convention concluded with Great Britain on the third day of July last; and that the same has been duly ratified: And I recommend to Congress such legislative provisions as the Convention may call for on the part of the United States. DNA : RG 233—LRHR—Legislative Records...
I Communicate for the information of Congress the report of the Director of the Mint, of the operation of that establishment during the last year. DNA : RG 233—LRHR—Legislative Records of the House of Representatives.
To the Senate and House of Representatives of the United State s The accompanying extract from the occurrences at Fort Jackson, in August 1814 during the negociation of a Treaty with the Indians, shews that the friendly Creeks wishing to give to General Jackson, Benjamin Hawkins and others a national mark of their gratitude and regard, conveyed to them respectively a donation of land, with a...
To the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States. It is represented that the lands in the Michigan Territory designated by law towards satisfying the land bounties promised to the Soldiers of the late army, are so covered with swamps and lakes or otherwise unfit for cultivation, that a very inconsiderable proportion can be applied to the intended grants. I recommend therefore...
I lay before Congress a statement of the Militia of the United States, according to the latest returns received by the Department of War. DNA : RG 233—LRHR—Legislative Records of the House of Representatives.
I transmit to the House of Representatives a report from the Secretary of the Treasury in compliance with their resolution of the 10th of February. DNA : RG 233—LRHR—Legislative Records of the House of Representatives.
I lay before Congress a report of the Secretary of the Treasury, containing a statement of proceedings under the act to regulate the laying out and making a road from Cumberland, in the State of Maryland, to the State of Ohio; with a statement of past appropriations, and an estimate of required appropriations. Printed Source--Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States. 42...
I transmit to the Senate a report from the Secretary of the Treasury, complying with their resolutions of the 26th March last. DNA : RG 233—LRHR—Legislative Records of the House of Representatives.
With a view to the more convenient management of the important and growing business connected with the grant of exclusive rights to Inventors & Authors; I recommend the establishment of a distinct Office, within the Department of State, to be charged therewith, under a director with a Salary adequate to his services, and with the privelege of franking communications by mail from and to the...
I lay before Congress copies of a convention concluded between the United States and the Cherokee Indians on the second day of March last, as the same has been duly ratified and Proclaimedand I recommend that Such provision be made by Congress as the Stipulations therein contained may require. DNA : RG 233—LRHR—Legislative Records of the House of Representatives.
In reviewing the present state of our country, our attention cannot be withheld from the effect produced by peculiar seasons; which have very generally impaired the annual gifts of the Earth, and threaten scarcity in particular districts. Such, however, is the variety of soils, of climates, and of products, within our extensive limits, that the aggregate resources for subsistance, are more...
To the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States. The 9th. section of the act passed at the last session of Congress "to authorise the payment for property, lost captured or destroyed by the Enemy, while in the military service of the United States, and for other purposes" having received a construction giving to it a scope of great and uncertain extent, I thought it proper that...
It is found that the existing laws have not the efficacy necessary to prevent violations of the obligations of the United States, as a nation at peace towards belligerent parties, and other unlawful acts on the high Seas, by armed vessels equipped within the waters of the United States. With a view to maintain more effectually the respect due to the laws, to the character, and to the neutral...
I communicate, for the information of Congress, the report of the director of the Mint, of the operation of that establishment during the last year. DNA : RG 233—LRHR—Legislative Records of the House of Representatives.
I transmit to Congress an account of the contingent expences of the Government for the year one thousand eight hundred and sixteen. DNA : RG 233—LRHR—Legislative Records of the House of Representatives.
I transmit to the Senate a report of the Acting Secretary of War, in compliance with their resolution of the 8th instant. NjP .
I lay before Congress, copies of ratified Treaties between the United States and the following Indian Tribes. First. The Wex and Kickapoo. Second. The united Tribes of Ottawas, Chipawas, & Potowotomies, residing on the Illinois and Melwakee rivers and their waters, and on the Southwestern parts of lake Michigan Third. That portion of the Winnebago tribe residing on the Ouisconsin river Fourth....
The government of Great Britain, induced by the posture of the relations with the United States which succeeded the conclusion of the recent commercial convention, issued an order on the 17th day of August, 1815, discontinuing the discriminating duties payable in British ports on American vessels and their cargoes. It was not until the 22d of December, following, that a corresponding...
On comparing the fourth section of the Act of Congress passed March 31st. 1814 providing for the indemnification of certain claimants of public lands in the Missippi Territory, with the articles of agreement and cession between the United States and State of Georgia, bearing date April 30th. 1802, it appears that the engagements entered into with the claimants interfere with the rights and...
The subscriber, in behalf of himself and the patentees in the United States , begs leave to represent to the members of Congress : That when any man discovers a piece of unlocated land, he is allowed by law to patent it, and on paying the public for their right to the soil, it is secured to him, and his heirs and assigns forever.—He can sell any part of it to others, to induce them to join...
Projet de Petition et Memoire Sur l’utilité de la culture de la vigne. Par J. D—— ———— Les avantages que les Etats Unis d’Amerique retireroient de la culture de la vigne Sont immenses: il n’est aucunne personne un peu versée dans les principes de l’economie politique et du commerce, qui ne comprenne combien il Seroit precieux pour ce pays, de pouvoir, non seulement Se passer des vins et des...
The following plan, for emancipating the whole Race of the people of Colour, from United America : Is respectfully submitted, to the honorable the House of Representatives , of the United States ; for their Consideration: Of all the extraordinary, and Rare phenomenon, exibited by any nation on the theatre of existence; that of the southern parts of the United States of America , is most...