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Peace having, happily, taken place, between the United States and Great Britain, it is desirable to guard against incidents, which, during periods of war in Europe, might tend to interrupt it: and, it is believed, in particular, that the navigation of American vessels exclusively by American Seamen, either natives, or such as are already naturalized, would not only conduce to the attainment of...
Congress will have seen, by the communication from the Consul General of the United States at Algiers, laid before them on the 17th of November 1812, the hostile proceedings of the Dey against that Functionary. These have been followed by acts of more overt and direct warfare against the Citizens of the United States trading in the Mediterranean, some of whom are still detained in captivity,...
I lay before Congress copies of two ratified Treaties which were entered into on the part of the United States, one on the 22d day of July 1814 with the several Tribes of Indians called the Wyandots, Delawares, Shawanees, senakas and Miamis; the other on the 9th day of August 1814 with the Creek Nation of Indians. It is referred to the Consideration of Congress how far Legislative provisions...
I lay before Congress, copies of the Treaty of Peace and Amity, between the United States and His Britannic Majesty, which was signed by the commissioners of both parties, at Ghent, on the 24th of December 1814, and the ratifications of which have been duly exchanged. While performing this act, I congratulate you, and our constituents, upon an event which is highly honorable to the nation, and...
§ To Congress. 10 January 1815. “I transmit to Congress an account of the Contingent Expenses of the Government for the year one thousand eight hundred and fourteen.” RC and enclosure, two copies ( DNA : RG 233, President’s Messages, 13A–E1; and DNA : RG 46, Legislative Proceedings, President’s Messages, 13A–E2). Each RC 1 p.; in Edward Coles’s hand, signed by JM . The enclosed account (1 p.),...
§ To Congress. 2 January 1815. “I lay before Congress a Report of the Secretary of the Treasury, containing a statement of proceedings under the ‘Act to regulate the laying out and making a road from Cumberland in the State of Maryland to the State of Ohio.’” RC and enclosures, two copies ( DNA : RG 233, President’s Messages, 13A–E1; and DNA : RG 46, Legislative Proceedings, President’s...
I transmit for the information of Congress the communications last received from the Ministers Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States at Ghent, explaining the course and actual state of their negociations with the Plenipotentiarys of Great Britain. RC and enclosures, two copies ( DNA : RG 233, President’s Messages, 13A–E1; and DNA : RG 46, Legislative Proceedings, President’s...
I now transmit to Congress copies of the Instructions to the Plenipotentiaries of the United States charged with negociating a peace with Great Britain as referred to in my message of the 10th instant. RC and enclosures, two copies ( DNA : RG 233, President’s Messages, 13A–E1; and DNA : RG 46, Legislative Proceedings, President’s Messages, 13A–E2). Each RC in Edward Coles’s hand, signed by JM...
I lay before Congress communications just received from the Plenipotentiaries of the United States charged with negotiating peace with Great Britain; shewing the conditions on which alone that Government is willing to put an end to the war. The Instructions to those Plenipotentiaries disclosing the grounds on which they were authorized to negotiate and conclude a Treaty of peace will be the...
I transmit to Congress for their information copies of a letter from Admiral Cockrane, commanding His Britannic Majesty’s Naval forces on the American station to the Secretary of State with his answer and of a reply from Admiral Cockrane. RC and enclosures, two copies ( DNA : RG 233, President’s Messages, 13A–E1; and DNA : RG 46, Legislative Proceedings, President’s Messages, 13A–E2). Each RC...