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Inclosd is the answer of the secretary of the Senate to a request that he woud furnish the department of state with the names of the Senators. There being no official certainty of the Senators newly elected to serve after the 3d. of March may produce some doubt respecting the propriety of a summons addressd to them individually. There is not to be found on the files of this department any copy...
I am this instant honord with yours of to day. Not being the Secretary of State, & only performing the duties of that office at the request of the President, the request becomes indispensably necessary to give validity to any act which purports to be done on the 4th. of March. In the confidence that it will be receivd I shall immediately proceed to sign the sea letters. No form is prescribd....
The order of the House of Representatives of the 24th of this month, requesting an account of the depredations committed on the commerce of the United States by vessels of Great Britain, of which complaint has been made to the Government, having been referred to this department, I have the honor to transmit herewith an abstract of such cases as have been complained of since the commencement of...
I pray you to accept my grateful acknowledgements for the honor conferd on me in appointing me chief Justice of the United States. This additional and flattering mark of your good opinion has made an impression on my mind which time will not efface. I shall enter immediately on the duties of the office & hope never to give you occasion to regret having made this appointment With the most...
I receivd this morning your letter of the 26th of Decr. It is I believe certain that Jefferson & Burr will come to the house of representatives with equal votes. The returns have been all receivd & this is the general opinion. Being no longer in the house of representatives & consequently compeld by no duty to decide between them, my own mind had scarcely determind to which of these gentlemen...
Inclosd are two copies of the laws of the Mississipi territory enacted subsequent to the 30th. of June 1799. They have not yet been laid before Congress. With the highest respect / I remain your obedt. Servt MHi : Adams Papers.
I have been requested to make to you the application of Mr. DAmbrugeac to provide for him a passage to France. He says that he has not been furnishd with money by Genl. Toussaint for that object. I set out to wait on you but have been stopt til it is too late. As he wishes to set out tomorrow I communicate his request in writing. I do not pretend to express any opinion on the subject but think...
The Secretary of State respectfully submits to the President, the draft of the Speech to Congress as digested finally by the heads of departments. The necessity of placing it immediately under your consideration will, he trusts, apologize for his not detaining it for the purpose of making a fair copy— MHi : Adams Papers.
I have receivd you three letters of the 17th. & your letter of the 18th. of Septr., & am very happy that the dispatches to Mr. King & Mr. Humphries have your approbation. If without increasing the sum, the payments can be made as you suggest, I think it woud be a desirable stipulation. There can, as it appears to me at present, be no objection to stating the proposition to Mr. King, &...
I inclose you a permit which as been solicited for the brig Amazon to carry several passengers to France. I am Sir with the highest respect &c / Your obedt. Servt. MHi : Adams Papers.