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Invited to this respectable situation by the suffrages of our fellow citizens, according to the Constitution, I have thought it my duty cheerfully and readily to accept it. Unaccustomed to refuse any public service, however dangerous to my reputation, or disproportioned to my talents, it would have been inconsistent to have adopted an other maxim of conduct at this time, when the prosperity of...
The Commissioners of the Sinking Fund Respectfully Report to Congress as follow. That the purchases of the Debt of the United States as stated in their Report of the eighteenth of December 1795, amount to Two Millions, three hundred, seven thousand, six hundred, sixty one dollars, and Seventy one cents, for which there have been paid in specie, One Million, six hundred, Eighteen thousand, Nine...
In consequence of the declaration made yesterday in the Chamber of the House of Representatives, of the election of a President and Vice President of the United States, the record of which has just now been read from your Journal, by your Secretary, I have judged it proper to give notice, that on the fourth of March next, at twelve O clock, I propose to attend again in the Chamber of the House...
In Consequence of the Declaration made yesterday in the Chamber of the H of Representatives of the Election of a President & V. P. of U.S. the Record of which has just now been read from your Journal by your Secretary I think have judged it proper to give Notice, that on the fourth of March next at twelve O Clock, I propose to attend again in the Chamber of the H. of R. in order to take the...
An Address so respectful and affectionate as this from Gentlemen of such Experience and established Character in public Affairs, high Stations in the Government of their Country, and great Consideration in their Several States, as the Senators of The United States, will do me great honour and afford me a firm Support, wherever it Shall be known, both at home and abroad. Their generous...
If, in the general Apprehension of an intention to retire in that most eminent Citizen, to whom all Eyes had been directed and all hearts attended, as the Center of our Union for So long a period; the public opinion had exhibited any clear Indications, of another, in whom our fellow Citizens could have generally united; as Soon as I read that excellent Address which announced the Necessity of...
I nominate Joshua Sands of New york to be Collector of the District of New york, Vice. John Lamb dismissed. MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
I nominate John Quincy Adams of Massachusetts, to be Minister Plenipotentiary from the United States to the King of Prussia DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
It would be an affectation in me, to dissemble the pleasure I feel, on receiving this kind address. My long experience of the Wisdom, Fortitude, and Patriotism, of the Senate of the United States, enhances in my estimation, the Value of those obliging expressions of your approbation of my conduct, which are a generous reward for the past, and an affecting encouragement to constancy and...
I lay before you, for your consideration and advice, a treaty of perpetual peace and friendship between the United States of America and the Bey and subjects of Tripoli, of Barbary, concluded at Tripoli on the 4th day of November, 1796. Printed Source--A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, 1789-1897. 10 vols. (Washington, 1896-1899)..
The critical situation of the affairs of the United States in relation to the Republic of France has long engaged my attention; and after the most mature consideration, I have concluded to constitute our Extraordinary Commission to negociate with that Republic and adjust by treaty all the differences between the two nations, and all other matters which concern the se mutual interests of the...
I by the President of the United States, to inform the Senate that he yesterday, approved & Signed, two Acts, which originated in this House, the one An Act preventing Citizens of the U. States from privateering against Nations in Amity with, or against Citizens of the United States—the other an Act prohibiting for a limited time the Exportation of Arms & Ammunition for a limited time and for...
I nominate the Honourable Elbridge Gerry Esqr of Massachusetts to be Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, to the French Republic jointly and Severally with Charles Cotesworth Pinckney and John Marshall; in the Place of Francis Dana, who has declined his appointment, on account of the precarious State of his Health DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I nominate Edward White of Georgia to be Surveyor and Inspector of the Revenue for the Port of Savannah, Thomas Swepson, to be Surveyor and Inspector of the Revenue for the Port of Suffolk in Virginia vice John Driver deceased. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
Having Sent the Report and Documents which accompany this Message, to the House of Representatives in Compliance with their desire expressed in their Resolution of the tenth of this Month, I think it proper to Send Duplicates to the Senate for their Information. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I nominate Robert Hamilton to be Marshall of the District of Delaware in the room of Allan McLane resigned. Sylvanus Bourne, of Massachusetts to be Consul General of the United States, in the Batavian Republic. John Beeldemaker to be Consul of the United States for Rotterdam John Baptiste Sartori to be Consul of the United States at Rome. Job Wall of Rhode Island to be Consul of the United...
I nominate George Truet to be Supervisor of the Revenue for the District of Delaware in the Place of Andrew Barrat Esqr who has resigned. James Morrison of Kentucky to be Supervisor of the Revenue for the District of Kentucky in the Place of Thomas Marshall Esqr resigned DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I nominate James Simons of South Carolina to be Collector of the District of Charleston in the place of Isaac Holmes Superceeded DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I nominate William Smith of Charleston South Carolina to be Minister Plenipotentiary of the United States at the Court of Portugal vice John Quincy Adams removed to the Court of Berlin Thomas Bulkely to be Consul General in Portugal vice Edward Church Superseded. Richard O’brian to be Consul of the United States, to the Dey and Regency of Algiers Charles Hall of Pensilvania to be an Agent for...
I nominate Jeremiah Smith of New Hampshire to be Attorney of the United States for that district, in the room of Edward St. Loe Livermore resigned William Willis a Native Citizen of the United States, to be their Consul for the Republic of Venice Frederick H. Wallaston of a mercantile House established at Genoa to be Consul of the United States for that Republic James Leander Cathcart a...
I nominate the following persons for promotions and appointments in the Army of the United States. Dragoons. Stephen G. Simmons Lieutenant vice Slough resigned Charles Warfield Cornet vice Ball promoted William Tharp ditto vice McDermot promoted. First Regiment of Infantry. William H. Harrison Captain vice Kingsbury promoted 15. May 1797 Nicholas Rosencrantz Lieutenant vice Harrison ditto
I nominate Otway Bird of Virginia to be Collector of the District of Norfolk in that State, in the Place of William Lindsay deceased Ebenezer Storer of Massachusetts to be Inspector of Survey Number three in that State in the Place of Leonard Jarvis dismissed Benjamin Rush of Pensilvania to be Treasurer of the Mint of the United States in the Place of Nicholas Way deceased DNA : RG 46—Records...
I thank you for this Address. When, after the most laborious investigation, and serious reflection, without partial considerations, or personal motives, measures have been adopted or recommended, I can receive no higher testimony of their rectitude, than the Approbation of an Assembly, so independent, patriotic and enlightened, as the Senate of the United States. Nothing has afforded me more...
I nominate David Leonard Barns of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations to be the Attorney for the United States in that District, in the Place of the Honourable Ray Green resigned. John Read of Delaware now Resident in Philadelphia to be Agent of the United States in relation to Such Claims as may be made against them before the Commissioners appointed to carry into Effect the Sixth Article...
I nominate Chauncey Whittlesey to be Collector of the Customs for the District of Middletown in Connecticut, in the Place of George Phillips, Superceeded DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I nominate Samuel Williams our Consul at Hamburgh to be Consul of the United States at London in the Place of Joshua Johnson resigned. Thomas Crafts of Massachusetts to be Consul of the United States at Bourdeaux in the Republic of France in the place of Joseph Fenwick, dismissed. Richard Yates of Maryland, to be Consul of the United States at Aux Cayes in the Island of St. Domingo in the...
I nominate Joseph Pitcairn of New York, to be Consul of the United States, at Hamburgh in the Place of Samuel Williams removed to London. John Church to be Consul of the United States at Cork in the Kingdom of Ireland DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
Isaac Smith Esqr, who was appointed with the Advice and consent of the Senate to hold a Treaty with the Seneka nation of Indians, to superintend the purchase of a parcel of their Land, under a Right of pre-emption, derived from the State of Massachusetts and situated within the State of New York, having declined that service, Jeremiah Wadsworth Esqr was appointed during your recess, to hold a...
I nominate William Linton of Virginia, to be Collector and Inspector of the Customs for the District of Dumfries and Newport, in the place of David Wilson Scott resigned DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I nominate Daniel Hawley of New York to be Consul of the United States at the Havannah in the Island of Cuba DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I nominate Thomas Waring of South Carolina to be Naval Officer for the District of Charleston, in the place of William Hort who has declined his Appointment. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I nominate William Willis our Consul at Venice to be Consul of the United States at Barcelona in Spain DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I nominate Arthur Sinclair to be Governor of the Territory of the United States North West of the River Ohio for another Period established by Law DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
The Situation of Affairs between Some of the Citizens of the United States and the Cherokee Indians, has evinced the Propriety of holding a Treaty with that Nation, for the purpose of extinguishing by Purchase, their Right to certain parcells of Land, and for adjusting and Settling other Points relative to the Safety and Conveniency of our Citizens. With this View and for these Ends I nominate...
The Situation of Affairs, between Some of the Citizens of the United States, and the Cherokee Indians, has evinced the Propriety of holding a Treaty with that Nation, to extinguish by purchase, their Right to certain parcells of Land, and to adjust and Settle other points relative to the Safety and Conveniency of our Citizens. With this view, I nominate Fisher Ames of Dedham in the State of...
I nominate the following Persons to be Marshals of the United States. John Hobby for the District of Maine. Phillip B. Bradley, for the District of Connecticut. Thomas Lowry for the District of New Jersey Samuel McDowell Junr for the District of Kentuckey, each for the term of four years to commence, on the twenty eighth of January current, when their present terms will expire. DNA : RG...
I nominate William Miller of Pennsilvania to be Commissioner of the Revenue of the United States. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
The William Miller, whom I nominated some days ago, to be Commissioner of the Revenue is, William Miller, the second of that name of Philadelphia, in the State of Pennsylvania DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I nominate Lucius Horatio Stockton of New Jersey to be the Attorney of the United States for the District of New Jersey, in the place of Abraham Ogden Esqr. deceased. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I nominate Thomas Appleton of Massachusetts, to be Consul of the United States at Leghorn, in the Place of Phillip Felicchy, Superseeded DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I nominate Return Jonathan Meigs Junior, of Mariettta Esqr to be one of the Judges of the Territory of the United States, Northwest of the River Ohio, in the place of George Turner Esqr resigned. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I nominate William Hazard Wigg Esqr of South Carolina, to be Collector of the District of Beaufort in that State, and Inspector of the Revenue for that Port, in the place of John Grayson Esqr deceased. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I nominate Robert Rowan Esquire, of Fayetteville in North Carolina, to be Commissioner of Loans for that State in the Place of William Skinner Esqr deceased. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I nominate Nathaniel Rogers Esquire of New Hampshire to be Supervisor of the Revenue for that District in the Place of Joshua Wentworth dismissed DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
Having received the original treaty concluded between the United States and the Government of Tunis, I lay it before the Senate of the United States, whether they advise and consent to its ratification. Printed Source--American State Papers. 38 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Gales and Seaton, 1831-61)..
I nominate William Maubray Esqr. of Georgia to be Collector for the Port and district of St: Marys, in the place of James Seagrove Esqr. who has resigned DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I nominate the following Gentlemen to be Officers in the navy of the United States Viz For the Frigate, United States David Ross of Pennsylvania first Lieutenant John Mullowny of Pensylvania Second Do. James Barron of Virginia third Do. Charles Stewart of Pennsylva: fourth Do William McRea of Virginia first Lieutenant of Marines George Gillaspie of New York
Insinuations having been repeatedly made, in the name of the Court of Sweden, of an inclination to renew the connection, between the United States, and that power, I sent in the recess of the Senate to our Minister at Berlin, a full power, to negotiate that business with such alterations, as might be agreeable to both parties; but as that Commission, if not renewed with the Advice and consent...
I nominate Samuel Winslow Esquire of Massachusetts to be Surveyor and Inspector of the Revenue for the port of Thomaston in the district of Waldoborough, in that State, in the place of Thomas Vose Esqr: resigned DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I nominate William Empson Hulings of Pennsylvania to be Vice Consul for the United States at New Orleans DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.