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4 May 1810, Washington. Encloses a copy of his circular letter to his constituents. RC ( DLC ); enclosure ( DLC : Madison Collection, Rare Book Division). RC 1 p. Enclosure (3 pp.) is Rhea’s 20 Apr. 1810 printed letter to his constituents (reprinted in Cunningham, Circular Letters of Congressmen , 2:687–93), which quoted extensively from JM’s 29 Nov. 1809 annual message to Congress . Rhea was...
Please to accept the inclosed. I have the honor to be with sincere Esteem Your obt sert. RC ( DLC ). The enclosure, a printed document of which the RC retains an illegible impression, was a pamphlet edition of Rhea’s 28 July 1813 circular letter to his constituents ( DLC : Madison Collection, Rare Book and Special Collections Division; printed in Cunningham, Circular Letters of Congressmen ,...
The Election in the State of Tennessee, for Representatives to congress is over, I am not elected—a majority of my late constituents have thought proper to Change their Representative—a number of my fellow citizens, have requested me to permit my name to be offered, to the next General assembly of this state, for a senator of the United States—to this I have consented, but the Event is...
An Event by me anticipated in a conversation when I had the pleasure of being with You has taken place, and I no longer have a seat in the Legislature of the United States. This is regreted by me, not as it respects me particularly, but because to contribute my little aid in the adoption of measures which may be deemed necessary to promote the public good and welfare of our beloved country is...
The twentieth day of next month by a Joint Resolution of both Houses is a ppointed for Congress to adjourn. Since the begining of this Session I have frequently enquired respecting You, and this Session approaching to its end I can not avoid troubling You with this letter, the only object of Which is to request You to write to me and let me know how You and Your lady are. The recollection of...
By the National Intelligencer of the Elevinth instant I have observed that You have been pleased to appoint Jenkins Whitsides, John Rhea and James Trimble commissioners to Superintend at Nashville, Subscriptions towards constituting the capital of the Bank of the United States. Being about to proceed to Nashville in pursuance of the appointment You have honored me with, I request You to...
I have here had the honor receiving Your letter of the first of last month, it having been sent on pursuant to Your direction. Previous to setting out from Blountville for Nashville, I addressed a letter to You stating that having seen a publication in the nati Intel. in which my name as a commissioner to superintend subscriptions for the Bank of the United States was mentioned, I was about to...
This morning I received a letter from Mr. McKee Esqr. agent &c, informing me that he had Received a letter from the United States Factor of that agency, informing him that he, (the Factor) will not be able to furnish goods necessary for the treaty untill he sends to New Orleans to purchase them and that Bread stuffs cannot be procured until the new crops are fit for use. From information...
Understanding that a number of the principal Chiefs of the Choctaw Nation were to be present at the negotiation about to be held at this place between commissioners of the United States, and chiefs of the Chickasaw nation of Indians, and induced to beleive that my presence here might be usefull towards the objects You have in view in the intended negotiation with the choctaw nation, I left...
I have the pleasure to write to You that a treaty has been made, by the Commissioners on behalf of the United States and chiefs, of the Cherokee tribe of Indians, attending the Council in the Chickasaw nation. By that treaty is ceded to the United States the right and claim of the Cherokees to lands laying within the lines mentioned in the treaty of Fort Jackson, excepting a very small part...
I have the pleasure to inform You that Yesterday a treaty was made and concluded with the Choctaw nation of Indians; by it that nation has ceded to the United States all their claim to lands laying east of a boundary, beginning at the mouth of Oshtibbuha (a large Creek runing into the Tombigby River on the West) the Chickasaw boundary, and runing thence down the Tombigby River untill it...
I had the pleasure of addressing to You a Letter dated at the United States Factory in the Choctaw Nation, informing that a treaty was concluded by the Commissioners of the U. S. with the Chiefs of that Indian tribe. I hope that letter was received. The treaty was forwarded to the War office from Nashville by mail, and I am very much Gratifyed to know, by a letter from that office, that the...
I had the honor of writing to You some days past, and at that time did expect that this day I would have been a considerable distance from this place on the way to the City of Washington, but the stage disappointed me, hindered, probably, by bad Weather, and since then the days and nights have been very cold here. I am very anxious to have the pleasure of Seeing You before the third of next...
I may be prevented by bad weather or some thing Else from Seeing You previous to Your retiring from office. under this apprehension, I cannot avoid, and it affords me great pleasure, again to Express to You my high Sense of Gratitude, for the two appointments You honored me with in the time of last Summer. my fellow Citizens of the District of Washington had thought it proper not to Elect me a...