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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...
The documents communicated with my public message of this day contain such portions of the correspondences therein referred to, of the ministers of the US. at Paris & London, as relate to the present state of affairs between those governments & the US. and as may be made public. I now communicate confidentially such supplementory portions of the same correspondences as I deem improper for...
I transmit to both houses of Congress a Report from the Surveyor of the public buildings, of the progress made on them, during the last season, of their present state, of the expenditures incurred, and of those which may be requisite for their further prosecution. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I now transmit to both houses of Congress a report of the Commissioners appointed under the act of Mar. 29. 1806. concerning a road from Cumberland to Ohio, being a statement of the proceedings under the said act, since their last report communicated to Congress, in order that Congress may be enabled to adopt such further measures as may be proper under existing circumstances. DNA : RG...
I lay before the legislature a letter from Governour Claiborne, on the subject of a small tribe of Alibama Indians, on the Western side of the Missisipi, consisting of about a dozen families. like other erratic tribes in that country, it is understood that they have hitherto moved from place to place according to their convenience, without appropriating to themselves exclusively any particular...
At the request of the Governor, the Senate & House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pensylvania, I communicate certain resolutions entered into by the said Senate & House of Representatives, & approved by the Governor on the 23d. instant. It cannot but be encouraging to those whom the nation has placed in the direction of their affairs, to see that their fellow citizens will press...
I communicate for the information of Congress the report of the Director of the mint, of the operations of that establishment during the last year. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I now lay before Congress a statement of the works of defence which it has been thought necessary to provide in the first instance for the security of our seaport towns & harbours, & of the progress towards their completion. their extent has been adapted to the scale of the appropriation, & to the circumstances of the several places. The works undertaken at New York are calculated to annoy and...
I now render to Congress the account of the fund established for defraying the contingent expences of government for the year 1808. of the 20,000. D. appropriated for that purpose, 2000. D. were deposited in the hands of the Attorney General of the US. to pay expences incident to the prosecution of Aaron Burr & his accomplices, for treasons & misdemeanors alledged to have been committed by...
I communicate to Congs. certain letters which passed between the B. Secy. of State Mr. Canning, and Mr. P. our Minister Plenipoty. at London. When the Documents concerning the relations between the U. S. & G. B. were laid before Congs. at the Commencement of the Session, the answer of Mr. P: to the letter of Mr. Canning, had not been received; and a communication of the latter alone, would...