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16 December 1801, Washington. Transmits the secretary of the treasury’s 14 Dec. report and the proceedings of the treasury officers, in which are described the measures authorized by the board and completed since the commissioners’ report of 28 Nov. 1800. RC and enclosures ( DNA : RG 46, Reports from the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, 7A-F7). RC 1 p.; signed by JM and the other...
4 February 1804, Washington. The measures authorized by the board subsequent to the report of 5 Feb. 1803 , “so far as the same have been completed,” are detailed in Gallatin’s 3 Feb. 1804 report to the board and in the statements referred to therein, “which are herewith transmitted.” RC and enclosures ( DNA : RG 46, Reports and Communications Submitted to the Senate, 8A-F5); RC and enclosures...
Fellow Citizens of the Senate and of the House of Representatives. On this first occasion of meeting you, it affords me much satisfaction to be able to communicate the commencement of a favorable change, in our foreign relations; the critical state of which induced a Session of Congress at this early period. In consequence of the provisions of the act, interdicting commercial intercourse with...
I now lay before Congress the Report of the Secretary of War, shewing the progress made in carrying into effect the act of April 1808, for raising an additional Military force, and the disposition of the Troops. RC and enclosures, two copies ( DNA : RG 233, Legislative Proceedings, and DNA : RG 46, Legislative Proceedings); FC of first enclosure ( PHi : Daniel Parker Papers, William Eustis...
In compliance with the request of the Legislature of Pennsylvania, I transmit to Congress a copy of certain of its proceedings, communicated for the purpose, by the Governor of that State. RC , two copies ( DNA : RG 233, Legislative Proceedings, and DNA : RG 46, Legislative Proceedings); enclosure ( DNA : RG 46, Legislative Proceedings). House copy headed: “To the House of Representatives of...
Taking into view the unpresedented dangers, incident to neutral navigation on the high seas: that captures continue to be made of American vessels engaged in commerce guaranteed by the acknowledged law of nations; and that in many cases, the evil might be obviated by defensive equipments to be made by the parties interested I recommend to the consideration of Congs. the expediency of...
Fellow Citizens of the Senate & of the House of Representatives. At the period of our last meeting, I had the satisfaction of communicating an adjustment with one of the principal belligerent Nations, highly important in itself, & still more so, as presaging a more extended Accommodation. It is with deep concern, I am now to inform you, that the favorable prospect has been overclouded, by a...
4 December 1809. Transmits report of the secretary of the navy referred to in the annual message of 29 Nov. RC and enclosures, two copies ( DNA : RG 233, President’s Messages; and DNA : RG 46, Legislative Proceedings, 11A-E7). Each RC 1 p., in a clerk’s hand, signed by JM. House copy dated by JM; Senate copy undated. Received by both houses on 5 Dec. Senate copy read and tabled; House copy...
16 December 1809. Transmits report of the surveyor of public buildings. RC and enclosure, two copies ( DNA : RG 233, President’s Messages; and DNA : RG 46, Legislative Proceedings, 11A-E2). Each RC 1 p., in a clerk’s hand, signed and dated by JM. Received, read, and tabled by the House on 21 Dec. and by the Senate on 22 Dec. ( Annals of Congress Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the...
The Act Authorizing a Detachment of one hundred thousand men from the Militia, will expire on the 30th. of Mar: next. It’s early revival is recommended, in order that timely steps may be taken for arrangements, such as the act contemplated. Without interfering with the modifications rendered necessary by the defects, or the inefficacy of the laws restrictive of commerce and navigation, or with...
5 January 1810. Transmits the director of the Mint’s annual report for 1809. RC and enclosures, two copies ( DNA : RG 233, President’s Messages; and DNA : RG 46, Legislative Proceedings, 11A-E5). Each RC 1 p., in a clerk’s hand, signed by JM. Received by both houses on 10 Jan. Read and tabled by the Senate on 10 Jan. and by the House on 11 Jan. ( Annals of Congress Debates and Proceedings in...
22 January 1810. Transmits “an account of the Contingent expenditures of the Government for the year 1809.” RC and enclosure, two copies ( DNA : RG 233, President’s Messages; and DNA : RG 46, Legislative Proceedings, 11A-E4). Each RC 1 p. Enclosure (1 p.) is an account signed by Joseph Nourse, register of the treasury, 16 Jan. 1810, showing $2,900 spent for chartering a schooner to return six...
28 February 1810. Transmits copies of the treaties concluded with the Delaware, Potawatomi, Miami, Eel River, and Wea Indians “for the extinguishment of their title to the lands therein described.” Recommends implementing legislation. RC and enclosures, two copies ( DNA : RG 233, President’s Messages; and DNA : RG 46, Executive Proceedings, 11B-C1). Each RC 1 p., in a clerk’s hand, signed by...
15 March 1810. Submits for consideration copies of the ratified treaty with the Kickapoo Indians “for the extinguishment of their title to certain lands within the Indiana Territory, involving conditions which require Legislative provision.” RC and enclosure ( DNA : RG 233, President’s Messages); RC ( DNA : RG 46, Legislative Proceedings, 11A-E2). Each RC 1 p., in a clerk’s hand, signed by JM....
20 March 1810. Submits a return of the militia, “as received by the Department of War from the several States and Territories.” RC and enclosure ( DNA : RG 46, Legislative Proceedings, 11A-E6); RC ( DNA : RG 233, President’s Messages). Each RC 1 p., in a clerk’s hand, signed by JM. Enclosure (1 p., 16″ × 52″) is Eustis’s 16 Mar. report of returns, by states and territories, of numbers of...
Fellow Citizens of the Senate, and of the House of Representatives. The embarassments which have prevailed in our foreign relations, and so much employed the deliberations of Congress, make it a primary duty, in meeting you, to communicate whatever may have occurred, in that branch of our national affairs. The Act of the last Session of Congress “concerning the commercial intercourse between...
12 December 1810. Communicates a report from the secretary of state on expenditures from the fund for the relief of distressed seamen. RC and enclosures ( DNA : RG 233, President’s Messages, 11A-D1). RC 1 p. In a clerk’s hand, signed by JM. Printed in ASP American State Papers: Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States … (38 vols.; Washington, 1832–61). ,...
I communicate to Congress, in confidence, a letter of the 2d of December, from Governor Folch of West Florida, to the Secretary of State; and another of the same date, from the same, to John McKee. I communicate, in like manner, a letter from the British Chargè d’affaires, to the Secretary of State, with the answer of the latter. Altho’ the letter can not have been written in consequence of...
7 January 1811, Washington. Transmits the director of the Mint’s annual report for 1810. RC and enclosures, two copies ( DNA : RG 233, President’s Messages, 11A-D1; and DNA : RG 46, Legislative Proceedings, 11A-E5). Each RC 1 p.; in a clerk’s hand, signed by JM. Read and tabled by the Senate on 7 Jan. and by the House on 9 Jan. ( Annals of Congress Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of...
I communicate to Congress, in confidence, the translation of a letter from Louis de Onis, to the Captain General of the Province of the Caraccas. The tendency of misrepresentations and suggestions, which, it may be inferred from this specimen, enter into more important correspondences of the writer, to promote in foreign Councils, at a critical period, views adverse to the peace and to the...
12 January 1811. Transmits a copy of a letter from the U.S. minister in London to the secretary of state and a copy of a letter from the same to the British secretary of state for foreign affairs. RC and enclosures ( DNA : RG 233, President’s Messages, 11A-D1); RC ( DNA : RG 46, Legislative Proceedings, 11A-E3). Each RC 1 p.; in a clerk’s hand, signed by JM. For enclosures, see nn. JM...
14 January 1811. Transmits an account of the contingent expenses of government for 1810. RC and enclosure, two copies ( DNA : RG 233, President’s Messages, 11A-D1; and DNA : RG 46, Legislative Proceedings, 11A-E4). Each RC 1 p.; in a clerk’s hand, signed by JM. Enclosure (1 p.) is an account signed by Joseph Nourse, 4 Jan. 1811, showing a balance carried forward of $14,110, “there not having...
14 January 1811. Transmits a report from the surveyor of the public buildings “relative to the progress and present State of them.” RC and enclosure, two copies ( DNA : RG 233, President’s Messages, 11A-D1; and DNA : RG 46, Legislative Proceedings, 11A-E2). Each RC 1 p.; in a clerk’s hand, signed by JM. Enclosure (9 pp.) is Latrobe’s “Report on the public buildings,” dated 28 Dec. 1810...
30 January 1811. “I transmit to Congress Copies of a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury accompanied by copies of the ‘Laws, Treaties and other documents relative to the public lands’ as collected and arranged pursuant to the Act passed April 27th 1810.” RC and enclosure, two copies ( DNA : RG 233, President’s Messages, 11A-D1; and DNA : RG 46, Legislative Proceedings, 11A-E2). Each RC 1...
31 January 1811. Transmits letters written by the U.S. chargé d’affaires at Paris to the secretary of state and to the French minister of foreign relations; also transmits two letters from the agent of the American consul at Bordeaux to the secretary of state. RC and enclosures, two copies ( DNA : RG 233, President’s Messages, 11A-D1; and DNA : RG 46, Legislative Proceedings, 11A-E3). Each RC...
16 February 1811. Transmits “the Treaty concluded on the 10th of November 1808 on the part of the United States with the Great and Little Osage Tribes of Indians; with a view to such legal provisions as may be deemed proper for fulfilling its stipulations.” RC and enclosure ( DNA : RG 46, Legislative Proceedings, 11A-E2). RC 1 p. In a clerk’s hand, signed by JM. Enclosure (13 pp.) is a printed...
19 February 1811. Transmits a return of the militia of the U.S. as received by the War Department. RC and enclosure, two copies ( DNA : RG 233, President’s Messages, 11A-D1; and DNA : RG 46, Legislative Proceedings, 11A-E6). Each RC 1 p.; in a clerk’s hand, signed by JM. Printed in ASP American State Papers: Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States … (38...
28 February 1811. Transmits a report of the secretary of state relative to deficiencies in the returns of the census. RC and enclosure, two copies ( DNA : RG 233, President’s Messages, 11A-D1; and DNA : RG 46, Legislative Proceedings, 11A-E3). Each RC 1 p.; in a clerk’s hand, signed by JM. Enclosure is Robert Smith to JM, 27 Feb. 1811 .
Fellow Citizens of the Senate, and of the House of Representatives. In calling you together sooner than, a separation from your homes, would otherwise have been required; I yielded to considerations, drawn from the posture of our foreign affairs; and in fixing the present, for the time of your meeting; regard was had to the probability of further developements of the policy of the Belligerent...
I now lay before Congress, two letters to the Department of State, one from the present Plenipotentiary of France, the other from his predecessor; which were not included among the documents accompanying my Message of the fifth instant; the translation of them being not then compleated. RC and enclosures, two copies ( DNA : RG 233, President’s Messages, 12A-D1; and DNA : RG 46, Legislative...