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Agreeably to your resolution of the 9th. instant I now lay before you a statement of the circumstances attending the destruction of the frigate Philadelphia, with the names of the officers and the number of men employed on the occasion: to which I have to add that Lieutenant Decatur was thereupon advanced to be a Captain in the Navy of the US. DNA : RG 233—LRHR—Legislative Records of the House...
In compliance with the desire of the House of representatives expressed in their resolution of yesterday, I have to inform them that by a letter of the 30th. of May last from the Secretary at War to Samuel Hammond a member of the house, it was proposed to him to accept a commission of Colonel Commandant for the District of Louisiana when the new government there should commence. by a letter of...
For some weeks past I have had reason to expect, by every mail from New Orleans, information which would have fully met the views of the House of Representatives expressed in their resolution of Dec. 31. on the subject of a post-road from the city of Washington to New Orleans. but this being not yet recieved, I think it my duty, without further delay, to communicate to the House the...
In further compliance with the desire of the House of Representatives, expressed in their resolution of Dec. 31. I now transmit the Report and map of Isaac Briggs, referred to in my message of the 1st. instant, and recieved by the last post from New Orleans. DNA : RG 233—LRHR—Legislative Records of the House of Representatives.
I now communicate to the House of Representatives all the information which the Executive offices furnish on the subject of their resolution of the 23d. instant respecting the States indebted to the United States. DNA : RG 233—LRHR—Legislative Records of the House of Representatives.
Sundry letters relative to Hamet Caramalli, in addition to the Documents which accompanied my message of Jan. 13. having been sent to the Senate on their particular request, the same are now transmitted to the House of Representatives also, as the same subject is before them. DNA : RG 233—LRHR—Legislative Records of the House of Representatives.
I now communicate to the House of Representatives the information desired by their resolutions of January 24, relative to the fortifications erected at the several ports and harbors of the United States, & their territories, and to the Navy and Navy-yards of the United States. DNA : RG 233—LRHR—Legislative Records of the House of Representatives.
On the 13th. instant I approved and signed the Act intituled “An Act making provision for defraying any extraordinary expences attending the intercourse between the United States & foreign nations,” which originated in the House of Representatives, and I shall in due season deposit it among the rolls in the office of the Secretary of State. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I lay before Congress a Report of the Surveyor of the public buildings, stating the progress made on them during the last season, & what is proposed for the ensuing one. I took every measure within my power for carrying into effect the request of the House of Representatives of the 17th. of April last, to cause the South wing of the Capitol to be prepared for their accomodation by the...
I now lay before you Accounts of the sums which have been expended by the United States on the Capitol, the President’s house, the public offices, the Navy yard, and the Marine barracks respectively, & the amount expended on other objects of public expence within the city of Washington as requested by your resolution of the 15th. instant. DNA : RG 233—LRHR—Legislative Records of the House of...
In compliance with the request of the house of Representatives communicated in their resolution of the 26th. of December I now lay before them a report of the Secretary of the Navy on the state of the Frigates, supplimentary to his former report of January 28. of the last year communicated to the House of Representatives. DNA : RG 233—LRHR—Legislative Records of the House of Representatives.
At the request of mr. Briggs I proceed to state what I know of the facts mentioned in this petition & others connected with them. In July 1804. mr. Briggs being here, and about to set out for Natches, as Surveyor Genl., I happened to say in conversation how anxious I was to get a direct road from Washington to N. Orleans, which should not cross the mountains at all, to express a hope that the...
It is with satisfaction I inform you that the treasons & misdemeanors meditated & prepared by Aaron Burr & his accomplices were finally supprressed, & chiefly by the exertions of our faithful fellow citizens, who when apprised that enterprises were meditated against their country & it’s lawful authorities, stepped forward with promptitude in the several places where these designs were in...
According to the request expressed in your Resolution of the 18th. instant I now transmit a copy of my Proclamation interdicting our harbors & waters to British armed vessels, & forbidding intercourse with them, referred to in my message of the 27th. of October last. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Some days previous to your resolutions of the 13th. inst. a court of Enquiry had been instituted, at the request of Genl. Wilkinson, charged to make the enquiry into his conduct which the first resolution desires, and had commenced their proceedings. to the judge Advocate of that court the papers & information on that subject, transmitted to me by the House of Representatives, have been...
The Choctaws being indebted to their merchants beyond what could be discharged by the ordinary proceeds of their huntings, and pressed for paiment, proposed to the US. to cede lands to the amount of their debts, and designated them in two different portions of their country. these designations not at all suiting us were declined. still urged by their creditors, as well as by their own desire...
The posts of Detroit and Mackinac having been originally intended by the governments which established & held them, as mere Depots for commerce with the Indians, very small cessions of land around them were obtained or asked from the Native proprietors, and these posts depended for protection on the strength of their garrisons. the principles of our government leading us to the emploiment of...
In my message of January 20. I stated that some papers forwarded by mr Daniel Clark of New Orleans to the Secretary of State in 1803. had not then been found in the office of State: and that a letter had been addressed to the former Chief Clerk, in the hope that he might advise where they should be sought for. by indications recieved from him they are now found. among them are two letters from...
In answer to the enquiries of the Resolution of the House of Representatives of the 30th. of March relative to certain dates, I transmit a report of the Secretary of State made to me on that subject— DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
According to the request of the House of Representatives, expressed in their resolution of the 25th. instant, I now lay before them a copy of my proclamation of the 19th. of April last. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
According to the request of the House of Representatives in their resolution of November 11. that copies should be laid before them of all acts, decrees, orders & proclamations affecting the commercial rights of Neutral nations, issued or enacted by Great Britain & France, or any other belligerent power, since the year 1791 & also of an act placing the commerce of America, in English ports,...