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I beg leave to inform the Senate that I shall take the oath which the Constitution prescribes to the President of the United States before he enters on the execution of his office, on Monday the 4th. instant, at twelve aclock in the Senate chamber. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
At a moment when the nations of Europe are in commotion & arming against each other, when those with whom we have principal intercourse are engaged in the general contest, & when the countenance of some of them towards our peaceable country, threatens that even that may not be unaffected by what is passing on the general theatre, a meeting of the representatives of the Nation in both houses of...
In order to give to Congress the details necessary for their full information of the state of things between Spain & the US. I send them the communication & documents now inclosed.   although stated to be confidential, that term is not meant to be extended to all the documents; the greater part of which are proper for the public eye. it is applied only to the message itself, & to the letters...
The depredations which had been committed on the commerce of the US during a preceding war, by persons under the authority of Spain, are sufficiently known to all. these made it a duty to require from that government indemnifications for our injured citizens. a Convention was accordingly entered into between the minister of the US. at at Madrid, & the Minister of that government for foreign...
Documents to shew that the settlement of Bayou Pierre on the Red river, at which a principal aggression took place, was originally made by France while possessing Louisiana, and came to the possession of Spain only by the general delivery of Louisiana to her, and as a part of it. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
The inclosed documents relating to my message of the 6th. inst. not being ready at that date I thought it better not to detain the message, but to communicate these papers afterwards as supplementory to those then sent. they are not of a nature to be deemed confidential. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
The Governor and presiding judge of the territory of Michigan have made a report to me of the state of that territory. several matters in which being within the reach of the legislative authority only, I lay the report before Congress. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I lay before Congress a Report of the Surveyor of the public buildings, stating the progress made on them during the last season, and what may be expected to be accomplished in the ensuing one. DNA : RG 233—LRHR—Legislative Records of the House of Representatives.
I lay before Congress the application of Hamet Caramelli, elder brother of the reigning Bashaw of Tripoli, solliciting from the US. attention to his services & sufferings in the late war against that state. and in order to possess them of the ground on which that application stands the facts shall be stated according to the views & information of the Executive. During the war with Tripoli, it...
I now render to Congress the account of the grant of twenty thousand dollars for the Contingent charges of government, by an Act making appropriations for the support of government for the year 1805. of that sum, nineteen hundred & eighty seven dollars, fifty cents have been necessarily applied to the support of the territorial governments of Michigan & Louisiana, until an opportunity could...