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§ From Thomas Jefferson. 11 April 1806. “As the letter proposed to the Emperor of Russia may lead to something of importance, I wish to communicate it to the other gentlemen of the admn. Will you therefore be so good as to correct it severely , and return it to me as you would approve it?” RC ( DLC : Rives Collection, Madison Papers). 1 p. For Jefferson’s 19 Apr. 1806 letter to Alexander I...
Amendment to the Constitution to be added to Art. IV. section III. The Province of Louisiana is incorporated with the US. and made part thereof. the rights of occupancy in the soil, & of self-government, are confirmed to the Indian inhabitants, as they now exist. Preemption only of the portions rightfully occupied by them, and a succession to the occupancy of such as they may abandon, with the...
Th: Jefferson submits to the heads of departments the papers in the case of the Louisiana Commrs. with the Attorney General’s opinion. He prays them to give him their separate opinions on the subject, & to hand on the papers with this note, from the one to the other, to be finally returned to Th:J. RC ( DLC : Jefferson Papers). On 16 Mar. 1806 JM replied: “The reasons given by the Attorney...
Yours of the 17th is recieved. I concur in your ideas that the request from the Bey of Tunis of a frigate of 36. guns should be complaisantly refused. I think the greatest dispatch should be used in sending either the guncarriages or money to Simpson for the emperor of Marocco, and the stores to Algiers; &, if you approve it, the powder on account : or perhaps it would be better to authorise...
Will you be so good as to consult with the other members of the administration on the allowance to be made to Govr. Claiborne? There are several elements of consideration to be attended to, towit, as to his character 1. as Governor of Missisipi. 2. Commissioner for the receipt of Louisiana. 3. as Governor of Louisiana: as to the funds from which his compensation is to be taken, to wit 1. the...
The President of the United States of America, To James Madison Esqr. of Orange County, in the State of Virginia, Greeting. You are hereby commanded to appear before the Judges of the Court of the United States for the 2nd. Circuit at the City of Hartford in the District of Connecticut, within Said circuit on the Seventeenth day of September, next to testify, and the truth, to Say on behalf of...
I inclose you the S. Carolina ratification of the amendment to the constitution, & presume it possible that in a week more you may recieve that of Tennisee, after which I suppose no time should be lost in publishing officially the final ratification. Prevost accepts the office of judge of the Orleans territory, & Dickerson that of Attorney. but as J.T.M. declines the place of A.G. US. can we...
Commissions to be made out. Thomas Rodney of Delaware to be judge of Missipi. vice S. Lewis Thomas Rodney of Delaware. } to be Commrs. &c West of Pearl river. Robert Williams of N. Carolina Ephraim Kerby of Connecticut } to be Commrs. &c East of Pearl river. Robert Carter Nicholas of Kentucky A blank commission for the Register East of Pearl river. Tenche Coxe of Pensylvania to be Purveyor....
25 September 1804, Monticello. “I intended to have been with you tomorrow evening, but it is rendered now improbable, partly by the weather, but more by the arrival of M. & Made. Yrujo last night. They are now here, and go back from hence to Washington. If they leave us tomorrow I shall be with you the next day. He has opened his budget which we have smoothed off. It must be the subject of...
Doctr. Rose delivered me last night the letter with which you charged him, and I have thought it better to attend to it’s contents at once before the arrival of the load of other business which this morning’s post will bring. Pinckney’s, Orr’s, Livermore’s, Howell’s, Webster’s, Murray’s, Otis’s, Graham’s & Thornton’s letters, with Wagner’s sketch of an answer to the latter are all returned...