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I receive with great satisfaction your candid approbation of the convention of Congress; and thank you for your assurances that the interesting subjects recommended to your consideration shall receive the attention which their importance demands; and that your co-operation may be expected in those measures which may appear necessary for our security or peace. The declaration of the...
Immediately after I had received your resolution of the 10th of June, requesting a report respecting the depredations committed on the commerce of the United States, since the 1st of October, 1796, specifying the name of the vessel taken, where bound to or from, species of lading, the value (when it can be ascertained) of the vessels and cargo taken, and by what Power captured, particularizing...
I receive this address from the House of Representatives of the United States with peculiar pleasure. Your approbation of the meeting of Congress in this city, and of those other measures of the Executive authority of Government, communicated in my address to both Houses at the opening of the session, afford me great satisfaction; as the strongest desire of my heart is to give satisfaction to...
In the report of the Secretary of State, and the documents herewith transmitted, will be found such information as is in our possession, of the losses recovered by the citizens of the United States, under the treaty made with Great Britain, which are now presented to the House of Representatives in compliance with their request, in their resolution of the first of this month. Printed...
My Sincere Acknowledgments are due to the House of Representatives of the United States for this excellent Address, so consonant to the Character of Representatives of a great and free People. The Judgment and Feelings of a Nation I believe were never more truly represented expressed by their Representatives, than those of our Constituents by your decided declaration, that with our means of...
In Obedience to the Law I now lay before you, my annual account of the application of the Grants made by Congress for the contingent Charges of Government from the 1 of January to the 31 of December 1798 DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
In compliance with your desire, expressed in your resolution of the 2d of this month, I lay before you an extract of a letter from George C. Morton, acting consul of the United States at the Havana, dated the 18th of November, 1798, to the Secretary of State, with a copy of a letter from him to L. Trezevant and William Timmons, Esquires, with their answer. Although your request extends no...
This very respectful address from the Representatives of the people of the United States, at their first assembly after a fresh election, under the strong impression of the public opinion and national sense, at this interesting and singular crisis of our public affairs, has excited my sensibility and receives my sincere and grateful acknowledgments. As long as we can maintain with harmony and...
The letter herewith transmitted will inform you that it has pleased Divine Providence to remove from this life our excellent fellow-citizen George Washington, by the purity of his character, and a long series of services to his country, rendered illustrious through the world. It remains for an affectionate and grateful people, in whose hearts he can never die, to pay suitable honors to his...
I receive with great respect and affection the condolence of the House of Representatives on the melancholy and affecting event in the death of the most illustrious and beloved personage which this country ever produced. I sympathize with you, with the nation, and with good men through the world in this irreparable loss sustained by us all. Printed Source--A Compilation of the Messages and...
In consequence of your request to me, conveyed in your resolution of the 4th of this month, I directed the Secretary of State to lay before me copies of the papers intended. These copies, together with his report, I now transmit to the House of Representatives, for the consideration of the members. Printed Source--American State Papers. 38 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Gales and Seaton, 1831-61)..
I transmit herewith a copy of the laws enacted by the governor and judges of the Mississippi Territory, for the inspection of Congress. There being but this one copy, I must request the House, when they have made the requisite examination, to send it to the Senate. Printed Source--A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, 1789-1897. 10 vols. (Washington, 1896-1899)..
In compliance with your resolution of the instant I lay before you a copy of the requisition made by the Minister plenipotentiary of his Britannic majesty that Thomas Nash committed to gaol at Charlestown in South Carolina under a charge of being guilty of pyracy and murder on board the British frigate Hermione sailing on the high sea should be delivered up to Justice in pursuance of the 27th....
Compelled, by the habits of a long Life, and as well as by all the Principles of Society and Government which I could ever understand and believe, to consider the great Body of the People, as the Source of all legitimate Authority no less than of all efficient Power: it is impossible for me to receive this Address, from the immediate Representatives of the American People, at this time and in...
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...