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I now lay before Congress a statement of the Militia of the United States, according to the returns last recieved from the several states.    it will be percieved that some of these are not of recent dates, and that from the states of Maryland, Delaware & Tennissee no returns are stated. as far as appears from our records none were ever rendered from either of these states. DNA : RG 46—Records...
I now render to Congress the account of the fund established by the act of May 1. 1802. for defraying the contingent charges of government. No occasion having arisen for making use of any part of the balance of 18,560. Dollars unexpended on the 31st. day of December 1803. when the last account was rendered by message, that balance has been carried to the credit of the Surplus fund. DNA : RG...
I communicate for the information of Congress a letter of Sep. 18. from Commodore Preble giving a detailed account of the transactions of the vessels under his command from July the 9th. to the 10th. of Sep. last past. The energy & judgment displayed by this excellent officer thro’ the whole course of the service lately confided to him, and the zeal and bravery of his officers & men in the...
In the message to Congress at the opening of the present session I informed them that treaties had been entered into with the Delaware & Piankeshaw Indians for the purchase of their right to certain lands on the Ohio. I have since recieved another entered into with the Sacs & Foxes for a portion of country on both sides of the river Missisipi. these treaties having been advised & consented to...
The Secretary of State has lately recieved a note from the Danish Chargé des affaires, claiming, in the name of his government restitution, in the case of the brig Henrich, communicated to Congress at a former session; in which note were transmitted sundry documents, chiefly relating to the value and neutral character of the vessel, and to the question Whether the judicial proceedings were...
I communicate for the information of Congress the Report of the Director of the Mint of the operations of that Institution during the last year. DNA : RG 233—LRHR—Legislative Records of the House of Representatives.
The inclosed letter written from Malta by Richard Obrien our late consul at Algiers, giving some details of transactions before Tripoli, is communicated for the information of Congress. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I communicate for the information of Congress a report of the Surveyor of the public buildings at Washington on the subject of those buildings, and the application of the monies appropriated for them. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I now lay before you copies of the treaties concluded with the Delaware and Piankeshaw Indians, for the extinguishment of their title to the lands therein described, and I recommend to the consideration of Congress the making provision by law for carrying them into execution. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
To a people, fellow citizens, who sincerely desire the happiness and prosperity of other nations, to those who justly calculate that their own well being is advanced by that of the nations with which they have intercourse, it will be a satisfaction to observe that the war which was lighted up in Europe a little before our last meeting, has not yet extended it’s flames to other nations, nor...