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On 29 June 1776, immediately after adopting the “form of government,” or state constitution, which it had framed, the Virginia Convention heeded the eleventh and twenty-second articles by electing a governor (Patrick Henry) and eight members of the Council of State. JM acted as one of the four tellers for each of these elections ( Proceedings of the Convention , May 1776, pp. 78–79; Hening,...
The Committee to whom was referred that part of the speech of the President of the U.S. at the opening of the session which relates to the commerce of the Mediterranean, and also the letter from the Secretary of state dated 20th. Jany. 1791. with the papers accompanying the same reported, Whereupon Resolved that the Senate do advise and consent that the President of the U.S. take such measures...
The Senate bill to incorporate subscribers to the Bank of the United States was read in the House on 21 January. It came before the Committee of the Whole on 31 January, was read by paragraphs, and reported to the House without amendment. After a third reading, the House on 1 February proceeded to the question on the passage of the bill. Smith (South Carolina), protesting that the bill had...
Resolved by the Senate of the U.S. that if the President of the U.S. shall think proper to enter into any treaty or convention for the purpose of ransoming the citizens of the U.S. now in captivity at Algiers at an expence not exceeding [40,000] dollars, or for the preservation of peace in future with that power, and with Tunis or Tripoli or both, at an expence not exceeding [40,000] dollars...
It is with peculiar satisfaction that we are informed by your Speech to the two Houses of Congress, that the long, and expensive war in which we have been engaged with the Indians North west of the Ohio, is in a situation to be finally terminated; and though we view with concern the danger of an interruption of the peace so recently confirmed with the Creeks, we indulge the hope, that the...
Ordered, that the Letter received from the President, elect, of the United States be referred to Mr. Morris, Mr. Dayton and Mr. Ross, to report thereon Ordered, that the Committee who were appointed to take into consideration the Letter from the President, elect, of the United States, of this day, be discharged. A motion was made as follows. The President, elect, of the United States having...
10 January 1803. Having taken into consideration the treaty concluded on 30 June 1802 between the Seneca Nation and Wilhem Willink and others of the Batavian Republic, “the Senate do advise and consent to the ratification.” Ms ( DNA : RG 59, ML ). 1 p. Signed by Samuel A. Otis, secretary. Docketed by Wagner. For the background of this treaty, see PJM-SS Robert J. Brugger et al., eds., The...
§ From the Senate. 18 February 1814. “Resolved, that the President of the United States be requested to cause to be laid before the senate, a list of all the commissioned officers in the navy of the United States; and also, of the midshipmen in the same, showing their respective rank; and also the dates of the commissions of the officers, and appointments of the midshipmen.” RC ( DNA : RG 45,...
§ From the Senate. 14 April 1814. “Resolved, That the President of the United States be requested to lay before Congress a statement of the several sums of money paid out of the treasury of the United States, since the commenc[e]ment of the present war, for the services of the militia of the respective states or territories, previously ordered out by the governors of the same, or by any other...