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Inclosd is the answer of the secretary of the Senate to a request that he woud furnish the department of state with the names of the Senators. There being no official certainty of the Senators newly elected to serve after the 3d. of March may produce some doubt respecting the propriety of a summons addressd to them individually. There is not to be found on the files of this department any copy...
March 8 drew an order, Warrant issued & I signed it the 9th for 2000: 0: 0 Dollars April 4. Recd on a Warrant of my Salary 2000: 0: 0 May 18. Signed a Warrant for 2250: 0: 0
Le Colonel fleury mon mari que vous avés honoré de votre estime & de Votre bienveillance a cessé de Vivre. le Délabrement de Sa Santé, la mélancolie, & les souffrances qui étoient la Suite de Son état lui rendoient depuis quelque tems la vie insupportable; & le même Courage qui lui fit si Souvent braver la mort dans les Combats l’a malheureusement porté a abréger ses jours. il me laisse dans...
I nominate Thomas Duncan Esqr. of Pensylvania to be Attorney and Hugh Barclay—do. to be Marshall of the Western district of of said state. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I nominate Enoch S. Lane of Virginia to be a Lieutenant of Marines DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
Commonwealth of Massachusetts— In Senate March 3d 1801. Ordered that the President of the Senate, & Speaker of the House of Representatives, present the following Address. Sent down for concurrence Saml. Phillips Prsdt— In the House of Representatives March 3d 1801 Read and concurred— Edwd W Robbins Spkr. To John Adams Esquire— At the moment, Sir, that you are descending from the exalted...
Know ye, That reposing special Trust and Confidence in the Wisdom, Uprightness and Learning of William Cranch of the District of Columbia, I have nominated, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate do appoint him one of the assistant Judges of the Circuit Court of the United States for the District of Columbia; and do authorize and empower him to execute and fulfil the duties of...
Having had the honour of receiving a Commission, appointing me one of the associate Justices of the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia, I beg leave to resign the Commission which I have heretofore held, by which I was appointed one of the Commissioners under the act of Congress, for establishing the temporary and permanent seat of the Government of the United States; and while, with...
I nominate Jonathan Russell Esqr of Bristol in Rhode Island to be a collector of the port of Bristol in that State Nathaniel Phillips Esqr of Warren to be Surveyor of the Port of Warren and Barrington. Samuel Bosworth Esqr to be Surveyor of the port of Bristol. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I nominate the Hon. Frederick Frelinghausen Es. of N. Jersey to be Attorney of the U.S. for that district in the place of Lucius Horatio Stockton who has resigned that office DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I nominate William Hammond Dorsey Esqr to be judge of the Orphans court in the County of Washington in the District of Columbia. John Peter to be register of Wills for the same County. John Herbert Esqr. to be Judge of the Orphans Court for the County of Alexandria. Clion Moore Esqr of Alexandria to be Register of wills for that County. The Hon. Thomas Sim Lee The Hon Tristram Dalton The Hon...
I nominate the following List of Promotions and Appointments in the Army First Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers. Lieutenant Peter Talman Captain vice Elliott resigned. Prescott Barron of Rhode Island, Surgeon’s Mate Second Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers. Lieutenant John Hancock Captain vice Eddins resigned Moses Swett of Vermont, Lieutenant vice Hancock promoted. Stephen Thomas...
I have considered the advice and consent of the Senate to the ratification of the Convention with France, under certain Conditions. Altho. it would have been more conformable to my own judgment & inclination, to have agreed to that instrument unconditionally, yet in this point, I found I had the misfortune to differ in opinion from so high a consitutional authority as the Senate. I judged it...
I pray you to have my account of compensation setled in all the necessary offices, & that you would give me an order on General Lincoln Collector of Boston for the ballance which will be due on the third of March MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
I have this day had the honour to signify to the proper Officer, my Acceptance of a Commission, under the hand of your Excellency, constituting me Collector of the Customs, in the District of New Haven, in the State of Connecticut. I feel it due to those sensations I feel, to express to your Excellency, personally, my grateful Acknowledgements, for so honorable a testimonial of your...
You are hereby requested to convey a certain Square, parcel or lot of Ground in the City of Washington, bounded as follows—Beginning in the line of the east side of eleventh Street east, at the distance of ninety feet south of the south-west corner of Square numbered nine hundred and eighty eight—thence east eight hundred and twenty six feet, six Inches—thence south four hundred and forty...
Colo. Charles Semmes, of Alexandria. This gentleman I have never seen, to my knowledge. General report speaks of him as a man of talents in his profession, of a good moral Character, and friendly to the government. His practice is very extensive. Thomas Swann Esquire.—of Alexandria. I have seen this Gentleman. He appears to be about 36 years old—is very much esteem’d as a lawyer, and a man. He...
I nominate The Hon Thomas Johnson Esqr of Frederick in Maryland to be Chief Judge James Marshall Esqr of Alexandria and William Cranch Esqr of the city of Washington to be Assistant Judges of the territory of Columbia Thomas Swan Esqr of Alexandria to be Attorney for the district. I also nominate the three judges and Attorney to be justices of the peace in both Counties of the district James M...
The President asks Leave to insert William instead of Edward Tilghman in the nomination. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I take the liberty to mention Mr James M Lingan, a very respectable Inhabitant of George Town – of long standing; of great integrity of Character – & great firmness—and in every way qualified to do credit to the Appointment of Marshal for the District of Columbia—He will accept, if appointed. I have the honor to be / with great Respect sir / Yr. most obed. Serv. MHi : Adams Papers.
I transmit you a report of the Secretary of State, with sundry documents, relative to the subject of your resolution of the 24th instant. Printed Source--A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, 1789-1897. 10 vols. (Washington, 1896-1899)..
I transmit to you, in conformity with your request of the I7th instant, two reports, one from the Acting Secretary of War, the other from the Secretary of the Treasury, of the 26th, with details of the expenditure of the moneys appropriated by the acts of the 20th (4th) of May and 6th of July, 1798, and of the 10th of May, 1800. Printed Source--A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the...
The order of the House of Representatives of the 24th of this month, requesting an account of the depredations committed on the commerce of the United States by vessels of Great Britain, of which complaint has been made to the Government, having been referred to this department, I have the honor to transmit herewith an abstract of such cases as have been complained of since the commencement of...
I nominate Edward William Tilghman Esqr of Pensylvania to be Chief Judge of the third circuit of the United States in the place of Jared Ingersoll Esqr., who for satisfactory reasons has declined his appointment DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I nominate Louis C Baily of Maryland, now acting as Lieutenant on board of the eagle, to be promoted from the rank of midshipman to be a Lieutenant in the navy. Jacob Jones of Deleware a midshipman to be promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in the Navy. Robert Greenleaf of Rhode Island to be a second Lieutenant in the marine corps vice Lieutenant Bell resigned Robert Hamilton Nicholls of Mary...
I nominate the Hon. Philip Barton Key of Maryland to be chief Judge of the fourth Circuit in the place of the Hon Charles Lee who has declined his appointment Charles Magill Esqr of the West district of Virginia to be a judge of the fourth circuit DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
We take the liberty to recommend Mr. John Rousby Plater as a proper Character to fill the appointment of one of the assistant Judges of the Territory of Columbia. We have the honor to be with great Respect and Esteem / Sir, / Your obedt. Serts MHi : Adams Papers.
I take the liberty of Recommending to you John Rousby Plater Esqr. as one of the Judges for the Territory of Columbia. He is a Man of Understanding and of Honor. He Read Law about five years, with the present Chancellor of Maryland, and practiced about three years, in the lower Counties of this state, where He then Resided; and for some time acted as the Attorney of the State in two of the...
On the day when you will receive this letter, a formal resignation of the office of attorney of the United States for the New-Jersey district will be filed on my behalf in the office of Secretary of State—The commission which I received from Your Excellency bears date on the 6th. of February AD 1798 and purports that the office was to be held during the pleasure of the President of the United...
I have been acquaint’d with Major Thomas A Dyson Ever since I was a Boy—I believe him to be a Man of intellegence, Deligence, and the Firmest Integrity, I have been Lawyer and Judge, And had an oppertunity of observeing his Conduct During Six years in which he Was Sheriff of Charles County—He has behaved through Life and in Office as a deligent, active, Dignified, faithfull, good Man and...