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Governor Hull wishes to enquire of the Secretary of State, whether he received his Letter inclosing a Copy of the proclamation, he was directed to issue, and whether for the reasons stated in his Letter the President, thought it expedient, to authorize the Governor, or any other officer, to grant permission to cut such quantities of pine timber as was absolutely necessary, under the peculiar...
Questions propounded by James Madison Esqr 1. Where lands are brought into Hotchpot, is the value of them to be taken at the time of the advancement or of the dividend? 2. Does the bequest of negroes and other personal estate in the will “to his children” exclude the representatives of those deceased between the date of the will and the death of the testator. This question may perhaps be...
Whether prizes & the proceeds of them taken after the date of the treaty with France can be restored by the Executive, or need an act of the legislature? The constitution has authorised the ordinary legislature alone to declare war against any foreign nation. If they may enact a perfect, they may a qualified war, as was done against France. In this state of things they may modify the acts of...
When the war broke out which is now raging in Europe, our treaties with France, and Holland required that we should furnish to the vessels ‘belonging to the citizens of the US.’ passports in the forms prescribed by the treaties. it was very early made a question whether they should be granted to all vessels belonging to citizens of the US. or only to those built as well as belonging here. the...
James Wilkinson of Maryland Governor of the territory of Louisiana from & after the 3d. of July next for the term of 3. years then next ensuing, unless sooner &c Joseph Browne of N. York, Secretary of do. from & after &c *Return Jonathan Meigs of Louisiana to be judges of the * John B. C. Lucas of Pensylvania court of the territory Rufus Easton of New York of Louisiana from & after &c. George...