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misjudged the interest of our own Country in refusing to sanction a principle that might be productive of more extensive evils than those it was our aim to prevent. Neutral flag. As it is possible that another attempt will be made during the present war to establish the rule that free bottoms make free goods I ought not to omit the communication of the following anecdote. Soon after the...
I beg leave through you to inform the honorable Senate of the U, States, that I propose to take the Oath which the Constitution prescribes to the President of the U, States, before he enters on the execution of his office, on Saturday the 4h. Inst. at 12 O’Clock, in the chamber of the He. of Representatives. I have the honor to be, with the greatest respect Sir, yr. most Obed. & most humble...
I beg leave through you to inform the honorable Senate of the U. States, that I propose to take the Oath which the Constitution prescribes to the President of the U. States, before he enters on the execution of his Office, on Saturday the 4th. Inst. at 12 O’Clock, in the chamber of the H se . of Representatives. I have the honor to be, with the greatest Respect Sir, Yr. Most Obed. & Most...
The Emperor of Russia having at different periods indicated sentiments particularly friendly to the U. S. with a wish that a diplomatic intercourse shd. be established between the two Countries; and it being considered that in the relations of Russia to the predominant Powers of Europe must not only give her weight with them according to the vicicitudes of the war, but that her influence in...
The Emperor of Russia having at different periods indicated sentiments particularly friendly to the U.St. with a wish that a diplomatic intercourse shd. be established between the two Countries; and it being considered that in the relations of Russia to the predominant Powers of Europe must not only give her weight with them according to the visicitudes of war, but that her influence in...
Agreeably to a request of Tobias Lear Esqr., contained in a letter of the 22d. of July last, received by this Department, I have the honor to request that the Bill now enclosed from his Mother Mary Lear, drawn upon me on the 11th. instant, for Five hundred dollars may be paid out of the appropriations for Barbary Intercourse, to Clement Storer Esqr., in whose favor it is drawn; charging Mr....
That the President ought to be authorized, in case either of the France or G. Britain shall so revoke or modify her Edicts as that they shall cease to violate the neutral Commerce of the U. S. to declare, by Proclamation a reasonable day, after which the trade of the U. S. suspended by the several Embargo laws, shall be resumed with the said nation: so doing and to cause to be issued, under...
Copies of the proceedings of the American government during the present session of Congress, which have been transmitted by his Majesty’s minister at Washington, respecting the intercourse and commerce of the U. S. with other nations. Printed Source--Charles O. Paullin and Frederic L. Paxson. Guide to the Materials in London Archives for the History of the United States Since 1783 (Washington,...
My official letter by this conveyance leaves little of importance to be added to its contents. You will see with regret the difficulty experienced in collecting the mind of Congress to some proper focus. On no occasion were the ideas so mutable and so scattered. The most to be hoped for at present is that a respectable majority will finally concur in taking a course not essentially dishonoring...
Mr. Madison requests the pleasure of Mr. Adam’s company to dinner on Tuesday next at half past 3 o’clock. MHi .
I forward by the British Packet about to sail from New York, the printed proceedings of Congress continued from my last communications which bore date on the 3d. January. From these and the antecedent indications, you will deduce the general spirit which actuates the Legislative Councils, under the perplexities incident to the unexampled state of things forced on the United States by the...
By direction of the President, I do myself the honor of transmitting to You the enclosed Certificate of your Election as Vice President of the United States. I am &c: DNA : RG 59—DL—Domestic Letters.
I congratulate you & our common Country, most sincerely, on the Issue of the late presidential Election; nor have I a Doubt of the succeeding Administration being as distinguished for Patriotism & Wisdom, as the preceding. You will indeed, I fear, have a stormy Time to encounter; but that is the Season in which the Pilot discovers his superior Skill. Mr. Crittenden, who is from Kentucky, & has...
The Secretary of state presents his compliments to Mr. Thomas, and has the Honor by direction of the President, to send him inclosed, a copy of a Letter written to Governor Williams, from which it will appear that the President is of opinion that a dissolution of the General assembly of a Territory, puts an end to the Council, as well as to the Representative Branch of that Body. IHi .
I have recd. your letter of the 23. Ult: and in obedience to its request, committed to the flames the paper delivered to my Custody, in Orange. The seal of it had never been broken. With my thanks for the Obliging sentiments you have been pleased to express, I remain, very respectfully Yr. Obedt. Servt. Catalog--Superior Galleries Auction.
I have the honor to request you to issue your Warrant on the appropriation for Foreign Intercourse, for 328, 37/100 Dols: in favor of James Davidson Esqr., the holder of the enclosed Bill, drawn upon me on the 10th. Novr. last by Henry Hill Esqr. Consul of the United States at St. Salvador, who is to be charged with the amount thereof. I am &c: DNA : RG 59—DL—Domestic Letters.
I have recd your favor of and valuing as I do the friendly & favorable expressions it contains, I can not but be truly gratified by them. I perceive that I did not impress Mr. Fulton as distinctly as I meant to do with the circumstance, that previous to the receipt of his letter, I had, as far as might lie with me, not only fixed, in my thoughts, on a person for the approaching vacancy in the...
The idea I meant to express yesterday was "to repeal the embargo no matter how soon, as to all countries except G. B. & France, and to add a Non-intercourse at as short a day as may be consistent with notice &c as to them only," and to arm or not in defence of the trade so to be authorized, as the sense of Congs. might be found to require; preferring however, under present impressions, the not...
I have the honor to transmit herewith a Report, made in compliance with a Resolution of the House of Representatives of the 9th. Ultimo, and am with great respect & consideration, Sir, Your most obedt. Servt. The Secretary of State, in compliance with the Resolution of the House of Representatives of the 9th: Ultimo, directing him "to lay before the House a statement of the whole number of...
Be pleased to issue your Warrant on the appropriations for the Contingent Expenses of this Office for one thousand Dollars in favor of Stephen Pleasonton, who is to be charged and held accountable for the same. I am &c. DNA : RG 59—DL—Domestic Letters.
Resolved as the opinion of this House that the U. S. ought not to delay beyond the day of to repeal the embargo and to resume maintain & defend the navigation of the High seas, against any nation or nations having in force Edicts orders or decrees violating the lawful Commerce and neutral rights of the U States. NHi : Papers of Albert Gallatin.
In compliance with the Resolution of the Senate, so far as the same is not complied with by the Secretary of the Treasury, of the 20th. instant, The Secretary of State, respectfully reports, that neither the whole nor any portion of the two Millions of Dollars, appropriated by the Act of Congress of 21st: February 1806, "for defraying any extraordinary expenses attending the intercourse...
I communicate to Congs. certain letters which passed between the B. Secy. of State Mr. Canning, and Mr. P. our Minister Plenipoty. at London. When the Documents concerning the relations between the U. S. & G. B. were laid before Congs. at the Commencement of the Session, the answer of Mr. P: to the letter of Mr. Canning, had not been received; and a communication of the latter alone, would...
I have the honor to inform you, in answer to your enquiries, that a statement of the case of the Brig Matilda, was sent by this Department, some time ago to the Minister Plenipotentiary of the United States at London, with a request to him to have it submitted to the Government of Sweden, thro’ its Representative in London. This was accordingly done. From information, since received, it...
(1) placed us under that national Govt. which constitutes the safety of every part, by uniting for its protection the strength of the whole (2) with indifference (3) & to enervate a resistance to their oppressions (4) propagated (5) into any course that would eventually make them subservient to foreign views equally adverse to the political strength and commercial importance of their own...
(1) placed us under that national Govt. which constitutes the safety of every part by uniting for its protection the strength of the whole (2) with indifference (3) & to enervate a resistance to their oppressions) (4) propagated (5) into any course that would eventually make them subservient to foreign views equally adverse to the political strength and commercial importance of their own...
I recd. from the hand of Col. Livingston your favor of Novr. 23. His return having been unexpectedly sudden, I could not conveniently then acknowledge it, and in the hope that I might be enabled by procrastination to communicate some thing or other sufficiently interesting on our public affairs, I have arrived at a very late date, and without the advantage of making any amends for it. We have...
I have received your Letter of the 29th. Ult:, accompanying one from B. T. Reed, and other papers relating to the capture of the Schooner Lively, and the condemnation of her Cargo by the British Vice Admiralty Court at Antigua. This is one of many cases, in which the proceedings of that and other British Admiralty Courts have shamefully violated the rules of justice & the rights of Neutrals....
By Th. J. President of the US: It is hereby declared that by the representation of the Secy. of the department of State, it appears to my satisfaction that 1196 dollars have been disbursed for objects in relation to the contingent expences of intercourse between the US. & foreign nations the specification of wch disbursments at this time is deemed inexpedient; This certificate is therefore...
I do myself the honor of returning to you the Memorial of John Mullowny, and the papers which were received with it. They are accompanied by an entire copy of a Letter from Mr. Jefferson, to Mr. Hammond, which is referred to by the Memorialist. The Record of this Letter, if it shall be deemed applicable, contains every thing which the Department of State is possessed of in relation to the...
I wrote you lately by way of N. Brunswick, under Mr. Erskines Cover. Inclosed is a duplicate of it. You will see by my Official letter & the proceedings of Congress, that if no change takes place on your side the Atlantic, the last resort of injured Nations will probably not be a great while longer delayed by this. Submission being disclaimed by all, and a protracted abandonment of our rights...
Be pleased to issue your warrant on the appropriations for the Contingent & Incidental expenses of this Office for one thousand Dollars in favor of Stephen Pleasonton, who is to be charged with the same on the Books of the Treasury. I am &c, DNA : RG 59—DL—Domestic Letters.
I have just received a Letter from the Wife of William Bassett, whose case was committed to this Department in yours of the 12th. of August last, requesting that an application might be made to the proper authority at Cayenne, for the person of her Husband, the said William Bassett, in order to his being sent to the United States, to be tried for the offence with which he stands charged, by a...
I recd. from Mr. Amies your very kind letter of the 13th. inst: with the two vols. the fruit of your learned & pious labours in the cause of revealed Religion. I accept them as I shall the remaining volumes, with peculiar pleasure, not only on account of their intrinsic value, but as the token of a friendship which I have always been proud to possess. I will not now obtrude any political...
The Secretary of State, in pursuance of the Resolution of the House of Representatives of the 11th. of Novr. respectfully reports to the President of the United States, a copy of an Act of the British Parliament regulating the trade between the United States and Great Britain, and also copies of such belligerent Acts, Decrees, Orders, and Proclamations as affect neutral rights of commerce, and...
The Secretary of State, in pursuance of the Resolution of the Senate of the 14th of November, respectfully reports to the President of the United States, copies of such belligerent Acts, decrees, orders and Proclamations as affect neutral rights of Commerce; and as have been attainable in the Department of State, with the exception however, of sundry acts, particularly blockades, of doubtful...
Report to the President. The Secretary of State, in pursuance of the Resolution of the House of Representatives of the 11th. of November, respectfully reports to the President, a copy of an Act of the British Parliament regulating the trade between the United States, & Great Britain; and also copies of such Belligerent Acts, Decrees, orders and Proclamations, as affect Neutral rights of...
Understanding from Mr. Erskine, that he is about to forward despatches to New Brunswick in Nova Scotia, whence a conveyance offers for England, I avail myself of the opportunity to inclose you the final proceedings of the House of Representatives on the Resolutions reported by the committee on foreign relations. You will observe that the resolution on the subject of non-intercourse does not...
I have received a letter from Mr. Foronda the Spanish Chargè des Affaires complaining that a certain Archibald Clarke, of the Town of Newton, in Camden County Georgia, had passed over into the Province of East Florida with armed Men, and taken by force a Negro Woman from the House of David Garvin, an Inhabitant of that Province; and that notwithstanding the immediate application of Governor...
As the publications of the laws of the present Session of Congress should now commence, and be continued as they pass, I have thought it proper to inclose a letter authorizing their publication at New Orleans, with a blank for the name of such Editor as you may decide on, which blank you will please to fill and have the letter handed to him with the National Intelligencer from time to time as...
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 7th. instant and the papers it inclosed, on the subject of Augustine Serrys claim, and in reply, to observe, that from the great length of time suffered by the claimant to elapse before he presented his claim, for settlement, to this Department, which for the first time was in the beginning of the present year, no appropriation...
The October Packet having arrived before the sailing of the one bound from New York, Mr. Erskine has detained the latter a few days on that account. It enables me to add the gazettes containing a report of the debates &c. in Congs. subsequent to the dates already forwarded to N. York. Questions have not yet been taken in the House on the Resolutions which were agreed to in the Committee. It...
I have the honor to inclose a copy of a letter just received at this office from Messrs. Mathew Cobb & Asa Clerp, Merchants of Portland, and to request that you will take such steps in the case as may be best adapted to it. I have the honor to be &c DNA : RG 59—IM—Instructions to Ministers.
My two last letters were of Novr. 9. & 25. The first went by a British Packet from New York; the second by a vessel which has sailed or is about sailing from Boston. This will be forwarded to New York to be conveyed by a Packet which is to sail on the 8th. It is accompanied by a continuation of the debates and proceedings of Congress as far as they have yet appeared in print. You will find...
I have little to add to the printed information accompanying my official letter of this date. Congs. seemed to be sufficiently determined, as you will observe, to resist the unjust and insulting Edicts of the Belligerents; and differ only as to the mode best suited to the case. The disposition to prefer war to the course hitherto pursued, is rather gaining than losing ground, and is even...
In pursuance of the 5th. Sect. of the Act of March 2d. respecting the lands claimed in the Mississippi Territory, I have Sent your letter of the 11th. inst. and the copies of the patents it enclosed, in the names of George Teal and Rebecca Blackwell, to the Register of the Land Office West of Pearl River. The tract described in one of the patents appears to lie in that territory, but it is not...
I forwarded to you by the British Packet which sailed from New York on the 17th. instant, the message of the President, with such of the documents communicated to congress as had then been printed. I now add, by a vessel which is to sail from Boston to Liverpool, such of the debates and proceedings of Congress as have since taken place. Among these will be found a very interesting report made...
I wrote two short private letters by the British Packet, which sailed from N. York on the 17th. They were accompanied by sundry printed documents and newspapers. You will now receive a continuation of them with a few additional copies of the Documents. Among the papers now forwarded are a number of copies of a Report on our foreign Relations made to the H. of Reps. by a Committee on that...
I have lately shipped to your care in the Sloop John Hand Junr. Master, Twenty six Boxes, containing Volumes of the Laws of the United States, 1st. Session, 10th. Congress, addressed to many of the Governors of the States & Territories, which you will be pleased to forward to their respective places of destination, as opportunities may occur, paying the expenses from Philadelphia, which will...
Your letter of the 14th: did not come to hand till Saturday, and could not therefore be answered till today. I have caused the files to be searched without success for a communication from Dr. Davis, on the subject of what passed between the Marquis de Yrujo and Mellimelli. It is not probable that any written report to this Department, was made by Dr. Davis, nor is any verbal one sufficiently...