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We are ready according to the terms of our Commission to enquire into the claims which may be made to any part of the lands containd within the conditional cession of Georgia & for that purpose we invite you to communicate to us with precision the nature & extent of the claims made by yourselves & other persons whose agents you are. Transcripts of the several deeds company Articles & other...
22 March 1805, Department of State . “The President of the United States being desirous of availing the public of your Services as Governor of the Territory of Michigan, I have the pleasure to inclose your Commission.” RC ( MH ); letterbook copy of enclosure ( DNA : RG 59, Miscellaneous Permanent and Temporary Presidential Commissions). RC 1 p.; in a clerk’s hand, signed by JM; docketed by...
I have had the honor to receive your letter of the 8th. instant. The qualification of a freehold in land being required of the Governor by law, no power exists in the hands of the Executive to dispense with it: and an allowance for travelling expences in proceeding to the Territory, being also unauthorized by any existing law is equally beyound the purview of the Executive; whatever may be the...
11 June 1805, Department of State. “As no specific appropriation was made by Congress for the support of the Government of Michegan, it has been arranged, that the Salaries are to be paid out of the Contingent fund of Government; and the Governor Judges and Secretary may receive a quarters advance at the Treasury, reimbursable by the first salary which accrues to them respectively. It will be...
I enclose an extract of a letter from the Postmaster General to the President containing information that trespasses are committing on a certain species of timber, growing on the public lands near lake Erie. It is the President’s direction that you warn by proclamation all persons from committing such trespass, and that you be afterwards watchful to cause the trespassers to suffer proper legal...
§ To William Hull. 17 January 1806, Department of State. “As the seals & seal-presses necessary for the Territory of Michegan may be more conveniently procured under your immediate direction, I shall be obliged by your taking it upon yourself. It is believed that hitherto a seal & seal-press, of a suitable nature for the territories, have not cost together more than 30 dollars. The expense...
§ To William Hull. 17 March 1806, Department of State. “I have received your letter of the 26th. ult. [not found] and to observe, in answer, that the President foreseeing no inconvenience from the delay, which will be occasioned by your returning to Detroit, by the way of Lake Erie, instead of a journey through the woods, does not object to the mode you propose.” RC ( MH-H ); letterbook copy (...
I inclose herewith a number of printed copies of a proclamation issued yesterday by the President, in order to arrest an enterprize represented to be in preparation against the possessions of Spain. You will be pleased to make the disposition of them which you may judge the most suitable for the occasion. I have the honor to be with very great respect Sir, your most obt Sert. MH .
I enclose a pardon of the homicide committed by Mechosee, mentioned in your letter of the 18th. ult: and some of the documents printed by order of Congress. Having occasion to use the laws of the Michigan Territory, passed since the reassembling of the Governor and Judges this Summer, and particularly the law respecting the creation of a bank, I request you to be pleased to cause copies to be...
Having asked and obtained the opinion of the Attorney General on certain points stated by the Secretary of the Michigan Territory, and as the opinion may be of use to you as well as to him, I enclose a copy of it, and am, Sir, with great respect, Your Very Obt. Servt. DNA : RG 59—DL—Domestic Letters.
The President having thought proper to revoke the Commission of Stanley Griswold Esqr. as Secretary of the Michigan Territory, you will receive from that Gentleman the Records and other articles belonging to the Secretarys Office. I have written a Letter to Mr. Griswold by this Mail desiring that he would deliver these things to you and I presume of course that there will be neither difficulty...