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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 compliannce with their request, in their resolution of the first of this month. DNA : RG...
In obedience to the Law of the United States of the third of March 1797, entitled “an Act authorizing an expenditure, and making an appropriation, for the prosecution of the Claims of certain Citizens of the United States for property captured by the Belligerent Powers,” I submit to Congress the account exhibited to me, by the Secretary of State, with his report of the seventeenth of this...
Having received the original treaty concluded between the United States and the Government of Tunis, I lay it before the Senate of the United States, whether they advise and consent to its ratification. Printed Source--American State Papers. 38 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Gales and Seaton, 1831-61)..
The inclosed memorial from the commissioners appointed under an act of the United States entitled “An act for establishing the temporary and permanent seat of the Government of the United States,” representing the situation and circumstances of the city of Washington, I take this opportunity to present to both Houses of the Legislature and recommend to their consideration. Alexander White,...
Know ye, that in pursuance of an act of the Congress of the United States, passed on the 1st day of June, 1796 entitled “An act regulating the grants of land appropriated for military services, and for the Society of United Brethren for propagating the Gospel among the Heathen,” there is granted to the said society a tract or parcel of land lying on both sides of the Muskingum, containing four...
I nominate William Maubray Esqr. of Georgia to be Collector for the Port and district of St: Marys, in the place of James Seagrove Esqr. who has resigned DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I have received your Kind Letter of the 9th of this Month, with its elegant Companions, the first Volume of your Continuation of the History of the Province of Massachusetts Bay from the year 1748—for this Valuable present, the printing and binding of which the rapid improvement of the Arts in this Country, I pray you to Accept my thanks— I have read the Work with great pleasure. The Style of...
I have so often been tardy and negligent, in answering your obliging Letters, that my Date will not surprize you, though I tell you it is intended to Answer your favour of May 24. 1797. I rejoice to see in every Part of your Letter, the Style, the matter and even the hand Writing such evident Marks of perfect health and joyous Spirits. Your Congratulations on my Advancement are very friendly....
I have received your obliging Letter of the 12th of January, and have read the Essay inclosed in it It is an ingenious thing, but in its fundamental principles resembles so much a number of Experiments, which have been made both in Europe and America and not only failed, but involved a train of public and private Evils, that it Cannot be adopted—I return it to you, Sir, with my thanks for the...
The first dispaches from our Envoys Extraordinary, since their arrival at Paris, were received at the secretary of states office at a late hour the last evening—They are all in a character, which will require some days to be decyphered, except the last, which is dated the 8th of January 1798—The contents of this Letter, are of so much importance to be immediately made known to Congress, and to...
I have received the Letter, you did me the honour to write me, on the 6th of February last. It is very certain, I have never given any orders, that will warrant or justify any proceedure, despotic or inimical to the Liberties of our Citizens but on the Contrary was entirely uninformed, untill I received your Letter, that any transaction of the kind you describe, had been practised or...
I nominate the following Gentlemen to be Officers in the navy of the United States Viz For the Frigate, United States David Ross of Pennsylvania first Lieutenant John Mullowny of Pensylvania Second Do. James Barron of Virginia third Do. Charles Stewart of Pennsylva: fourth Do William McRea of Virginia first Lieutenant of Marines George Gillaspie of New York
Insinuations having been repeatedly made, in the name of the Court of Sweden, of an inclination to renew the connection, between the United States, and that power, I sent in the recess of the Senate to our Minister at Berlin, a full power, to negotiate that business with such alterations, as might be agreeable to both parties; but as that Commission, if not renewed with the Advice and consent...
I nominate Samuel Winslow Esquire of Massachusetts to be Surveyor and Inspector of the Revenue for the port of Thomaston in the district of Waldoborough, in that State, in the place of Thomas Vose Esqr: resigned DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
The inclosed Letter from Dr Tufts I received, to day. In my former Letter to you I was mistaken in the month.—Instead of July it was may 1761 that the Cold and Fever prevailed of which my Father died. NN .
Will it be advisable to present immediately to Congress the whole of the communications from our minister in France, with the exception of the names of the persons employed by the minister Talleyrand to exhibit and enforce his requisitions for a bribe, under an injunction of secrecy as to that particular? Ought the President, then, to recommend, in his message, an immediate declaration of war?...
I nominate William Empson Hulings of Pennsylvania to be Vice Consul for the United States at New Orleans DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I nominate Bradbury Cilley Esquire of Nottingham, in the State of New Hampshire, to be Marshal of that district, in the place of Nathaniel Rogers Esqr. appointed Supervisor— DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
The Dispatches, from the Envoys Extraordinary of the United States to the French Republic which were mentioned in my Message to both Houses of Congress of the fifth instant, have been examined and maturely considered. While I feel a Satisfaction in informing you, that their Exertions for the Adjustment of the Differences, between the two Nations have been sincere and unremitted, it is...
As the safety and prosperity of nations ultimately and essentially depend on the protection and the blessing of Almighty God; and the national acknowledgment of this truth is not only an indispensable duty which the People owe to Him, but a duty whose natural influence is favorable to the promotion of that Morality and Piety, without which social Happiness cannot exist nor the Blessings of a...
I nominate The Honourable George Walton Esqr of Georgia, and The Honourable John Steel Esqr of Virginia, to be Commissioners for treating with the Indians in the places of Fisher Ames and Bushrod Washington Esquires who have declined their Appointments DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I nominate Griffith John McRee Esqr. of North Carolina to be Collector for the District of Wilmington in that State, in the Place of James Read Esqr DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I am as much in debt in the Litterary and Epistolary way, as our princes of modern speculation are in their pursuits; and I suppose for similar reasons, vz: want a Method in accuracy of account, no œconomy, and undertaking more than I am able of managing; to you I am indebted for three late Letters at least— The character drawn in the first and alluded to in the second, has always been civil...
In compliance with the request of the House of Representatives, expressed in their resolution of the second of this Month, I transmit to both Houses, those instructions to and dispatches from, the Envoys Extraordinary of the United States to the French Republic which were mentioned in my message of the nineteenth of March last, omitting only some names, and a few expressions descriptive of the...
I nominate Edward Prebble of Massachusetts to be first Lieutenant of the Frigate The Constitution in the Place of Benjamin Lee who has declined his appointment and John B. Cordis of Massachusetts to be second Lieutenant of the same Frigate in the Place of William H Wattles, who is Said to be deceased. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I nominate Moses Young Esqr of Pennsylvania to be Consul of the United States at Madrid DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I nominate The Honourable John Sloss Hobart Esqr to be Judge of the District of New York in the Place of Robert Troup Esqr resigned. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
A Treaty with the Mohawk Nation of Indians, has by Accident, lain long neglected. It was executed under the Authority of the Honourable Isaac Smith, a Commissioner of the United States. I now Submit it to the Senate for their Consideration. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I nominate George Mathews Esqr of Georgia to be Governor Ashur Miller Esqr of Connecticutt to be Secretary and William Wetmore of Massachusetts Daniel Clark of the Mississippi Territory And Daniel Tilton of New Hampshire to be Judges of the Mississippi Territory DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I nominate Hugh West of Virginia to be Surveyor and Inspector of the Revenue for the Port of Alexandria in the Place of Vincent Gray dismissed DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.