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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...
Agreeably to the request of the House of Representatives, communicated in their resolution of the 16th. instant, I proceed to state, under the reserve therein expressed, information recieved touching an illegal combination of private individuals against the peace & safety of the Union, and a military expedition planned by them against the territories of a power in amity with the US. with the...
It would have been a source, fellow Citizens, of much gratification if our last communications from Europe had enabled me to inform you, that the belligerent nations, whose disregard of neutral rights has been so destructive to our commerce, had become awakened to the duty and true policy of revoking their unrighteous edicts. that no means might be omitted to produce this salutary effect, I...
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...
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...
To the Senate & House of Representatives of the US. of America, in Congress assembled. Foreign Relations. It would have given me, fellow citizens, great satisfaction to announce, in the moment of your meeting, that the difficulties in our foreign relations existing at the time of your last separation, had been amicably & justly, terminated. I lost no time in taking those measures which were...
Circumstances, fellow Citizens, which seriously threatened the peace of our Country have made it a duty to convene you at an earlier period than usual. the love of peace so much cherished in the bosom of our Citizens, which has so long guided the proceedings of their public Councils, & induced forbearance under so many wrongs, may not ensure our continuance in the quiet pursuits of industry....
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...
To the Senate & House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress Assembled.— It would have given me, fellow Citizens, great satisfaction to announce, in the moment of your meeting, that the difficulties in our foreign relations, existing at the time of your last separation, had been amicably & justly terminated. I lost no time in taking those measures which were most likely...
In compliance with the request of the House of Representatives, expressed in their resolution of the 5th. inst., I proceed to give such information, as is possessed, of the effect of Gunboats in the protection & defence of harbours, of the numbers thought necessary, & of the proposed distribution of them among the Ports & Harbours of the United States. Under present circumstances, & governed...