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After having given you a short account of the civil, political, & military Constitution of Silesia, it will be proper to say something of its administration in ecclesiastical concerns; an object somewhat complicated in a province the inhabitants of which are divided with so near an equality of numbers into Roman catholics and protestants. I have in my former letters already given you a...
Having had the honour of receiving a Commission, appointing me one of the associate Justices of the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia, I beg leave to resign the Commission which I have heretofore held, by which I was appointed one of the Commissioners under the act of Congress, for establishing the temporary and permanent seat of the Government of the United States; and while, with...
I recd your favour of the 14th ultimo and have noted the contents thereoff. I have no Doubt but you have been well informed how the House of Represintatives have acted on all occasions as will [ sic ] as the presendent of the U S. I will take the liberty to inclose you a Circular letter that I have wrote to my Constituents in which you will see the most prominent faters [ sic ] of the feds. I...
As the subject of this letter is delicate, I rely on your knowledge of the hand writing. In this moment when so many personal and official vexations are brought to bear on persons in every grade of public station I consider it as a duty to inform you that casual circumstances have given me reason to expect, that will make an application to you at sometime after the 3d. of March. I presume it...
As I know a multitude of business will necessarily croud on, it is with reluctance, I would now call your attention to several Subjects, some of which are of importance to the publick. The first, I wish to mention is the Salt springs. within our present Purchase in the N.w. Territory, I am well acquainted with their Situations, and hope I can perform the Duty as well as any other person. I...
Both the last times I had the pleasure of speaking with you on the Subject of appointments in Vermont it sliped my mind to Mention the US Attorney in that District, the present Attorney is Charles Marsh a Violent Federalist. I have no particular cause of complaint against him, but several friends have wrote me wishing him to be displaced. we have but two Respectable Republican Lawyers in the...
Yours of the 15th. (last) was left here by Mr. Tyler while I was on a trip to Albemarle. The necessity I was under of remaining here while the affr. at Georgetown was depending had delayed some arrangements on my plantation of importance to me. as soon as that affr. was settled I went up for a few days and was sorry to find on my return that Mr. Tyler had passed in my absence. I lose the...
I do myself the honor to enclose a copy of the Order of Senate on the Letter you was yesterday pleased to lay before them, and Have the honor to be, Sir, Your most humble servant I notified to Spanish Minister & to Mr Thornton that seats would be provided for them. RC ( DLC ); in clerk’s hand, except for signature and postscript in Otis’s hand; at foot of text: “To The President Elect of the...
Encouraged by a Number of respectable Citizens of the United States and particularly by Some of the Members of Congress, I take the liberty to lay before You a short but true and Sincere Statement of my Situation and the relations I stand in with the American Merchants; if the merits of it may be deemed worth Your Attention, I beg leave to produce the unquestionable Vouchers in Support of my...
Permit me to Express the feelings of My heart in Congratulating you on your Election to the important office of President of the United States be assured Sir that it gives me (and I trust every true Republican) great Joy and Satisfaction not merely on your account but a more important one the happiness of the people over whom you may have the Honor to Preside. I have no doubt they ever had...
I recieve with due sensibility the congratulations of the Senate on being called to the first Executive office of our government, and I accept with great satisfaction their assurances of support in whatever regards the honor & interest of our country. knowing no other object in the discharge of my public duties, their confidence in my future conduct derived from past events, shall not be...
I have the honor, by permission of the President, to enclose for your information & consideration, letters Just recd. from the West Indies .—Also a copy of the Instructions given to Capt Barry , the Commanding officer on the Windward Station—at a time when it was not known whether the Treaty with France would, or would not be ratified. All our other Public Vessels have recd. similar...
I beg you to excuse the liberty I take in addressing You—It is not an account of myself further than as a member of the Republican community, but in behalf of an old acquaintance Col Lyon, and this without his or any other persons knowledge, and be Assured that whether my solicitations are of avail or no, (and I do not expect an answer) secrecy, will be most inviolably observed by me— Col...
I nominate Jonathan Russell Esqr of Bristol in Rhode Island to be a collector of the port of Bristol in that State Nathaniel Phillips Esqr of Warren to be Surveyor of the Port of Warren and Barrington. Samuel Bosworth Esqr to be Surveyor of the port of Bristol. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I nominate the Hon. Frederick Frelinghausen Es. of N. Jersey to be Attorney of the U.S. for that district in the place of Lucius Horatio Stockton who has resigned that office DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I nominate William Hammond Dorsey Esqr to be judge of the Orphans court in the County of Washington in the District of Columbia. John Peter to be register of Wills for the same County. John Herbert Esqr. to be Judge of the Orphans Court for the County of Alexandria. Clion Moore Esqr of Alexandria to be Register of wills for that County. The Hon. Thomas Sim Lee The Hon Tristram Dalton The Hon...
I nominate the following List of Promotions and Appointments in the Army First Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers. Lieutenant Peter Talman Captain vice Elliott resigned. Prescott Barron of Rhode Island, Surgeon’s Mate Second Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers. Lieutenant John Hancock Captain vice Eddins resigned Moses Swett of Vermont, Lieutenant vice Hancock promoted. Stephen Thomas...
I have considered the advice and consent of the Senate to the ratification of the Convention with France, under certain Conditions. Altho. it would have been more conformable to my own judgment & inclination, to have agreed to that instrument unconditionally, yet in this point, I found I had the misfortune to differ in opinion from so high a consitutional authority as the Senate. I judged it...
I pray you to have my account of compensation setled in all the necessary offices, & that you would give me an order on General Lincoln Collector of Boston for the ballance which will be due on the third of March MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
I have this day had the honour to signify to the proper Officer, my Acceptance of a Commission, under the hand of your Excellency, constituting me Collector of the Customs, in the District of New Haven, in the State of Connecticut. I feel it due to those sensations I feel, to express to your Excellency, personally, my grateful Acknowledgements, for so honorable a testimonial of your...
For a few days past, every moment of my time has been so compleatly occupied in official duties, that I have had hardly a moments time to write or even to think for myself—We have not heard from or , since your last letter to the President from Philadelphia. The President has nominated all the officers for this district Mr F. Johnson of Frederick—Mr Marshall of Alexandria, brother to ex Sec of...
As a tribute of respect to your merits as a Friend of the People, & a promoter of the useful arts, I beg your acceptance of a Patent Saddle the construction of which I hope you will be pleased with, it is sent on by the stage this day directed to the care of Mr. Barnes. I am Sir Respectfully yours. RC ( DLC ); addressed: “Thomas Jefferson vice President of the United States Washington”;...
From the conversation you were pleased to hold with me last evening on the subject of the possible vacancy of the Office of Marsshall for the State of Virginia, I am induced to give you the trouble of reading the following remarks respecting Major Joseph Scott a resident of the County of Amelia. This gentleman served as an Officer in the revolutionary war with a reputation equal to that of any...
I beg leave through you to inform the honorable the Senate of the US. that I propose to take the oath which the Constitution prescribes to the President of the US. before he enters on the execution of his office, on Wednesday the 4th. inst. at twelve aclock in the Senate chamber. I have the honor to be with the greatest respect Sir Your most obedient and most humble servant RC (Charles N....
While we congratulate you on those expressions of the public will which called you to the first Office in the United States, we cannot but lament the loss of that intelligence, attention and impartiality with which you have presided over our deliberations. The Senate feel themselves much gratified by the sense you have been pleased to express of their support in the performance of your late...
I was desired two or three days ago to sign some sea letters to be dated on or after the 4th. of Mar. but in the mean time to be forwarded to the different ports; and I understood you would countersign them as the person appointed to perform the duties of Secretary of state , but that you thought a reappointment to be dated the 4th. of March would be necessary. I shall with pleasure sign such...
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....
I was this day honoured with the receipt of your letter of the 26th. ulto. and immediately sent in quest of James Tate the person of whose Character You enquire, he came, and I communicated to him your intentions, he told me that he is now employed in the Custom House & that he thought it a duty he owed to the Collector Mr Latimer to consult him previous to any determination on his own part,...
Ordered, that the Letter received from the President, elect, of the United States be referred to Mr. Morris, Mr. Dayton and Mr. Ross, to report thereon Ordered, that the Committee who were appointed to take into consideration the Letter from the President, elect, of the United States, of this day, be discharged. A motion was made as follows. The President, elect, of the United States having...
Knowing the Pleasure which evry improvement in the Arts and Sciences afford you, and especially those mechanical Arts which promise to become useful to Society; I have taken the liberty of communicating to you one, made by Mr. Hawkins upon Saddles, which appears to answer the purpose design’d exceedingly well. It is the application of spiral brass wire Springs to the Seat and Stirrups of...