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In Bache’s Aurora of the 9th inst. which came here by the last post a paper appears which, having been confided, as I presume, to but few hands, makes it truly wonderful how it should have got there. I cannot be satisfied as to my own part till I relieve my mind by declaring, and I attest every thing sacred & honorable to the declaration, that it has got there neither thro me nor the paper...
In Bache’s Aurora of the 9th. inst. which came here by the last post, a paper appears which, having been confided , as I presume, to but few hands, makes it truly wonderful how it should have got there. I cannot be satisfied as to my own part till I relieve my mind by declaring, and I attest every thing sacred and honorable to the declaration, that it has got there neither thro’ me nor the...
The last post brought me a letter from Madame de Chastellux, covering the enclosed, which she informs me is on the same subject with hers to me, and that she refers you to me for particulars. I had very little acquaintance with her personally in Paris. I understood she was the daughter of an English general Plunket in the Austrian service, entirely without fortune. Chastellux is said to have...
The last post brought me a letter from Madame de Chastellux, covering the inclosed, which she informs me is on the same subject with hers to me, and that she refers you to me for particulars. I had very little acquaintance with her personally in Paris. I understood she was the daughter of an English general Plunket in the Austrian service, entirely without fortune. Chastellux is said to have...
You were formerly deliberating on the purpose to which you should apply the shares in the Patowmack & James river companies presented you by our assembly; and you did me the honor of asking me to think on the subject. as well as I remember, some academical institution was thought to offer the best application of the money. should you have finally decided in favor of this, a circumstance has...
You were formerly deliberating on the purpose to which you should apply the shares in the Patowmack and James river companies presented you by our assembly; and you did me the honor of asking me to think on the subject. As well as I remember, some academical institution was thought to offer the best application of the money. Should you have finally decided in favor of this, a circumstance has...
I am honored with your favor of Apr. 24. and received at the same time mister Bertrand’s agricultural Prospectus. tho’ he mentions my having seen him at a particular place yet I remember nothing of it. and observing that he intimates an application for lands in America, I conceive his letter meant for me as Secretary of state, & therefore I now send it to the Secretary of state. he has given...
I am honored with your favor of Apr. 24. and received at the same time Mr. Bertrand’s agricultural Prospectus. Tho’ he mentions my having seen him at a particular place yet I remember nothing of it, and observing that he intimates an application for lands in America, I conceive his letter meant for me as Secretary of state, and therefore I now send it to the Secretary of state. He has given...
I have the honor to enclose you a statement of the expenditure of the monies appropriated to our intercourse with foreign nations to be laid before the legislature according to the requisitions of the law. The account of the Secretary of State commences July 1. 1792, where that rendered at the last session, ended; and is brought down to this time. In the two preceding Years of this...
Having had the honor of communicating to you in my letter of the last of July, my purpose of retiring from the office of Secretary of state at the end of the month of September, you were pleased, for particular reasons, to wish it’s postponement to the close of the year. that term being now arrived, & my propensities to retirement daily more & more irresistible, I now take the liberty of...
I have the honor to enclose you a statement of the expenditure of the monies appropriated to our intercourse with foreign nations to be laid before the legislature according to the requisitions of the law . The account of the Secretary of state commences July 1. 1792. where that rendered at the last session ended; and is brought down to this time. In the two preceding years of this...
1793. Dollars 1793. Dollars Apr. 11. To the Treasurer’s order on the Bank By orders on the bank as follows, to wit,   of the US. for 39,500. Apr. 11. in favor of Mordecai Lewis for Gilmore’s bills of exchange payable to Thos. Pinckney for £600. sterl. (as per the bank acct., and by our bankers letter of July 1. 1793).  2,600. in favor of Willing, Morris & Swanwick for their Exchange payable to...
I now lay before you a letter from the Secretary of State, with his account of the expenditure of the monies appropriated for our intercourse with foreign nations, from the 1st. of July 1792 to the 1st. of July 1793. and other papers relating thereto. PrC ( DLC ); in the hand of George Taylor, Jr., unsigned. Tr ( MHi ); 19th-century copy. Enclosures: TJ to Washington, 31 Dec. 1793 (first...
Having had the honor of communicating to you in my letter of the last of July, my purpose of retiring from the office of Secretary of state at the end of the month of September, you were pleased, for particular reasons, to wish it’s postponement to the close of the year. That term being now arrived, and my propensities to retirement daily more and more irresistible, I now take the liberty of...
I am informed, by the Director of the Mint, that an impediment has arisen to the coinage of the precious Metals, which it is my Duty to lay before you. It will be recollected, that, in pursuance of the Authority, vested in the President, by Congress, to procure Artists from abroad, if necessary, Mr Drotz, at Paris, so well known by the superior style of his coinage, was engaged for our mint;...
Certain proceedings of the ministers of the United States abroad, on Behalf of M. de la Fayette rendering it necessary that I should do myself the honor of addressing you on that subject in order that the proper sanction may be obtained for what is done, I shall be justified by the interest which yourself and our fellow citizens generally feel in the fortunes and sufferings of that Gentleman...
The Secretary of State, to whom the President of the United States referred the Resolution of the House of Representatives, of December 24th, 1793, desiring the substance of all such Laws, Decrees, or Ordinances, respecting Commerce in any of the Countries with which the United States have Commercial Intercourse, as have been received by the Secretary of State, and not already stated to the...
Certain proceedings of the Ministers of the United States abroad, on behalf of M. de la Fayette rendering it necessary that I should do myself the honor of addressing you on that subject in order that the proper sanction may be obtained for what is done, I shall be justified by the interest which yourself and our fellow citizens generally feel in the fortunes and sufferings of that Gentleman...
I am informed , by the Director of the Mint , that an impediment has arisen to the coinage of the precious Metals, which it is my Duty to lay before you. It will be recollected, that, in pursuance of the Authority, vested in the President, by Congress, to procure Artists from abroad, if necessary, Mr. Drotz, at Paris, so well known by the superior style of his coinage, was engaged for our...
I lay before you for your consideration a letter from the Secretary of State, informing me of certain impediments, which have arisen to the coinage of the precious Metals at the Mint. As also a letter from the same Officer relative to certain advances of money, which have been made on public account. Should you think proper to sanction what has been done, or be of opinion that any thing more...
I communicate to you the translation of a letter received from the Representatives of Spain here in reply to that of the Secretary of state to them of the 21st. inst. which had before been communicated to you. Dft ( DLC ); in TJ’s hand, unsigned and undated; with dateline and part of salutation completed by George Taylor, Jr. (see notes below); endorsed by Taylor. Enclosure: Josef de Jaudenes...
Th: Jefferson has the honor to inclose to the President a copy of mister Genet’s instructions which he has just recieved from him with a desire that they may be communicated to the legislature. AL , DNA : RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters; LB , DNA : RG 59, George Washington’s Correspondence with His Secretaries of State. In a letter to Jefferson of 20 Dec., Genet enclosed the printed translations...
Th: Jefferson has the honor to inclose to the President a copy of Mr. Genet’s instructions which he has just recieved from him with a desire that they may be communicated to the legislature. RC ( DNA : RG 59, MLR ); addressed: “The Presid[…]”; endorsed by Washington. Tr ( Lb in same, SDC ). Not recorded in SJL . Enclosure: see enclosure listed at Edmond Charles Genet to TJ, 20 Dec. 1793 (third...
Th: Jefferson has the honor to inclose to the President the translation of a letter he received last night from Messrs Viar & Jaudenes and which he supposes should be communicated to the legislature as being in answer to one communicated to them. AL , DNA : RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters; LB , DNA : RG 59, George Washington’s Correspondence with His Secretaries of State. The enclosed letter of...
Th: Jefferson has the honor to inclose to the President the translation of a letter he received last night from Messrs. Viar and Jaudenes and which he supposes should be communicated to the legislature as being in answer to one communicated to them. RC ( DNA : RG 59, MLR ); addressed: “The Preside[…]” endorsed by Bartholomew Dandridge, Jr. Tr ( Lb in same, SDC ). Not recorded in SJL ....
Since the communications which were made to you on the affairs of the United States with Spain and on the Truce between Portugal and Algiers, some other papers have been received which making a part of the same subjects are now communicated for your information. RC ( DNA : RG 46, Senate Records, 3d Cong., 1st sess.); in Benjamin Bankson’s hand, signed by Washington. Enclosures: (1) Josef de...
Th: Jefferson has the honor to return to the President Govr Clinton’s letter. also to send him a statement of mister Genet’s conversation with him in which he mentioned Gouvernr Morris. this paper Th: J. prepared several days ago, but it got mislaid which prevented it’s being sent to the President. AL , DNA : RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters; LB , DNA : RG 59, George Washington’s Correspondence...
Th: Jefferson has the honor to return to the President Govr. Clinton’s letter. Also to send him a statement of Mr. Genet’s conversation with him in which he mentioned Gouvernr. Morris. This paper Th:J. prepared several days ago, but it got mislaid which prevented it’s being sent to the President. RC ( DNA : RG 59, MLR ); addressed: “The President of the US.”; endorsed by Bartholomew Dandridge,...
Th: Jefferson with his respects to the President incloses a letter from the Governor of Pensylvania in answer to one from mister Genet praying him to deliver the French sailors (whom he calls deserters ) on board a vessel to be transported to New York, there to be put on board a man of war. The Convention having directed the proceeding to be observed in this case, and the laws having directed...
Th: Jefferson with his respects to the President incloses a letter from the Governor of Pensylvania in answer to one from Mr. Genet praying him to deliver the French sailors (whom he calls deserters ) on board a vessel to be transported to New York, there to be put on board a man of war. The Convention having directed the proceeding to be observed in this case, and the laws having directed the...
Th: Jefferson has the honor to inclose to the President translations of papers received from Mr Jaudenes. he submits whether it will not be proper to communicate them to Congress, as being nearly similar to those which closed the great communication on Spanish affairs. if the President thinks they should be sent in, Th: J. will have copies prepared. AL , DNA : RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters; AL...
Th: Jefferson has the honor to inclose to the President translations of papers received from Mr. Jaudenes. He submits whether it will not be proper to communicate them to Congress, as being nearly similar to those which closed the great communication on Spanish affairs. If the President thinks they should be sent in, Th:J. will have copies prepared. RC ( DNA : RG 59, MLR ); addressed: “The...
Th: Jefferson has the honor to submit to the President’s approbation the draught of letters to mister Genet and the Attorney Genl on the subject of the prosecution desired by the former to be instituted against Messrs Jay & King. He also incloses the form of a warrant for D=2544.37 for the Director of the Mint for the purchase of copper. AL , DNA : RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters; AL (letterpress...
Th: Jefferson has the honor to submit to the President’s approbation the draught of letters to Mr. Genet and the Atty. Genl. on the subject of the prosecution desired by the former to be instituted against Messrs. Jay and King. He also incloses the form of a warrant for Đ 2544.37 for the Director of the Mint for the purchase of copper. RC ( DNA : RG 59, MLR ); addressed: “The Pres[…]”;...
Gentlemen of the { Senate House of Repr. I lay before you a Report of the Secretary of state on the measures which have been taken on behalf of the US. for the purpose of obtaining a recognition of our treaty with Marocco, and for the ransom of our citizens and establishment of peace with Algiers. While it is proper our citizens should know that subjects which so much concern their interests...
Th: Jefferson has the honor to return to the President the letter of mister Rumaine praying to be relieved from duties on the wrecks of fortune with which he escaped from St Domingo. Th: J. has put the letter of the same person to himself, with those of mister Genet into the hands of mister Murray, to make them the foundation of a bill of relief. AL , DNA : RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters; LB ,...
Th: Jefferson has the honor to return to the President the letter of Mr. Rumaine praying to be relieved from duties on the wrecks of fortune with which he escaped from St. Domingo. Th:J. has put the letter of the same person to himself, with those of Mr. Genet into the hands of Mr. Murray, to make them the foundation of a bill of relief . RC ( DNA : RG 59, MLR ); addressed: “The President of...
Th: Jefferson has the honor to inform the President that the Spanish papers are now all ready. he sends him a set for his examination & will send two others Monday morning. he also sends the draught of the message he would propose, with the blank filled up which had been left in it whenever the President is satisfied about it, either with or without amendments, Th: J. will have copies made...
The Secretary of State having duly examined into the Papers and documents of his Office relative to the negotiations proposed to be undertaken with the Governments of Morocco and Algiers, makes thereupon to the President of the United States, the following Report. The Reports which he made on the 28th of Decemr 1790, on the trade of the United States in the Mediterranean to the House of...
The Secretary of State having duly examined into the Papers and documents of his Office relative to the Negotiations proposed to be undertaken with the Governments of Morocco and Algiers, makes thereupon to the President of the United States, the following Report. The Reports which he made on the 28th. of Decemr. 1790, on the trade of the United States in the Mediterranean to the House of...
Th: Jefferson has the honor to inform the President that the Spanish papers are now all ready. He sends him a set for his examination and will send two others Monday morning. He also sends the draught of the message he would propose, with the blank filled up which had been left in it. Whenever the President is satisfied about it, either with or without amendments, Th:J. will have copies made...
The situation of affairs in Europe, in the course of the year 1790. having rendered it possible that a moment might arrive favorable for the arrangement of our unsettled matters with Spain, it was thought proper to prepare our representative at that court to avail us of it. A confidential person was therefore dispatched to be the bearer of instructions to him, and to supply by verbal...
The President doubtless recollects the communications of Mr. Ternant expressing the dissatisfaction of the Executive council of France with Mr. Morris our minister there, which however Mr. Ternant desired might be considered as informal: that Colo. Smith also mentioned that dissatisfaction , and that Mr. LeBrun told him he would charge Mr. Genet expressly with their representations on this...
At a meeting of the heads of departments and Atty. Genl. at the President’s on the 7th. of Dec. 1793. Mr. Genet’s letter of Dec. 3. questioning the right of requiring the address of Consular commissions to the President was read. It is the opinion that the address may be either to the US. or to the President of the US. but that one of these shoud be insisted on. A letter from James King was...
Th: Jefferson with his respects to the President has the honor to send him the letters & orders referred to in Mr Morris’s letter, except that of the 8th of April, which must be a mistake for some other date, as the records of the office perfectly establish that no letters were written to him in the months of March & April but those of Mar. 12. & 15. & Apr. 20. & 26. now inclosed. the enigma...
Th: Jefferson with his respects to the President has the honor to send him the letters and orders referred to in Mr. Morris’s letter, except that of the 8th. of April, which must be a mistake for some other date, as the records of the office perfectly establish that no letters were written to him in the months of March and April but those of Mar. 12. and 15. and Apr. 20. and 26. now inclosed....
I am very well satisfied with the train things are in. You will recollect that the Proclamation, Rules and other things are referred to in the Speech . I shall depend upon there being got ready at your Office. Yours &ca [ Note by TJ :] Answer to note of this day respecting publication of proceedings with Gr. Britn. RC ( DLC ); in Washington’s hand, with note by TJ at foot of text; addressed:...
Th: Jefferson with his respects to the President has the honor to inclose him three copies of the Proclamation and of the Rules. Having only heard the speech read, he cannot recollect it perfectly enough to decide by memory what documents it requires from his office, and therefore is obliged to ask of the President if any more be requisite? RC ( DNA : RG 59, MLR ); addressed: “The Presid[…]”;...
As the present situation of the several nations of Europe, and especially of those with which the US. have important relations, cannot but render the state of things between them and us matter of interesting enquiry to the legislature, and may indeed give rise to deliberations to which they alone are competent, I have thought it my duty to communicate to them certain correspondences which have...
Th: Jefferson presents his respects to the President & incloses him some letters just received. Mr Pinkney’s & mister Morris’s information relative to the doing & undoing the decrees of the National assembly, in the case of the ship Lawrence and some other expressions in mister Morris’s letter seem to render it proper to lower the expression in the message purporting the just & ready redress...