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The offices of Secretary of state, Secretary of war, Attorney general of the United States, and Minister plenipotentiary to the republic of France being vacant, I nominate the following persons to them James Madison junr. of Virginia, to be Secretary of State: Henry Dearborn of Massachusets to be Secretary of War: Levi Lincoln of Massachusets to be Attorney General of the United States: Robert...
By a resoln of the Senate of the 14th. of May. 1800. the President was requested to instruct the proper law officer to prosecute William Duane editor of the newspaper called the Aurora for certain publications in that newspaper of the 19th. of Feb. 1800. learning on my accession to the administration that the prosecution had been so instituted as to rest principally, if not solely, on the act...
I now inclose sundry documents supplementary to those communicated to you with my message at the commencement of the session. two others , of considerable importance, the one relating to our transactions with the Barbary powers , the other presenting a view of the offices of the government , shall be communicated as soon as they can be compleated. RC ( DNA : RG 233 , PM , 7th Cong., 1st...
During the late recess of the Senate, I have issued commissions for the following persons and offices, which commissions will expire at the end of this present session of the Senate. I therefore nominate the same persons to the same offices for re-appointment. to wit Albert Gallatin of Pensylvania, Secretary of the Treasury, vice Samuel Dexter resigned. Robert Smith of Maryland, Secretary of...
I now communicate to you, a memorial of the Commissioners for the City of Washington together with a letter of later date, which, with their memorial of Jan: 28: 1801 . will possess the legislature fully of the state of the public interests, & of those of the city of Washington, confided to them. The monies now due, & soon to become due to the State of Maryland, on the loan guarantied by the...
I now communicate to you a letter from the Secretary of State inclosing an estimate of the expences which appear at present necessary for carrying into effect the Convention between the U.S. of America and the French Republic, which has been prepared at the request of the House of Representatives. RC ( DNA : RG 46 , LPPM , 7th Cong., 1st sess.); in Meriwether Lewis’s hand, signed and dated by...
I lay before you the accounts of our Indian trading houses , as rendered up to the 1st. day of January 1801. with a report of the Secretary at War thereon, explaining the effects and the situation of that commerce, and the reasons in favor of it’s further extension. but it is believed that the act authorising this trade expired so long ago as the 3d of March 1799. it’s revival therefore as...
I nominate the following persons to office, as respectively stated. David Latimore of the Missisipi territory to be a member of the legislative council thereof, in the place of Adam Bingaman who declined qualifying; the said David Latimer being one of two persons nominated by the House of Representatives of the sd territory for appointment in the place of the said Adam Bingaman. John Taylor of...
I now lay before you 1. a return of Ordnance , arms, & military stores the property of the US. 2. returns of muskets & bayonets fabricated at the armouries of the US. at Springfield & Harper’s ferry, and of the expenditures at those places: and 3. an estimate of expenditures which may be necessary for fortifications and barracks for the present year. Besides the permanent magazines established...
I now transmit a statement of the expences incurred by the US. in their transactions with the the Barbary powers , and a Roll of the persons having office or employment under the US. as was proposed in my messages of December the 7th. and 22d. neither is as perfect as could have been wished; and the latter not so much so as further time & enquiry may enable us to make it. The great volume of...
I lay before both houses of Congress, for their information, the report from the Director of the Mint now inclosed. RC ( DNA : RG 46 , LPPM , 7th Cong., 1st sess.); entirely in TJ’s hand; date reworked by TJ from 16 to 17 Feb.; endorsed by a Senate clerk. PrC ( DLC ). RC ( DNA : RG 233 , PM
I nominate the reverend Alexander McFarlan of Virginia to be a chaplain in the Navy. RC ( DNA : RG 46 , EPEN , 7th Cong., 1st sess.); addressed: “The honourable The President of the Senate”; endorsed by a Senate clerk. PrC ( DLC ). Alexander McFarlan of Virginia was recommended to Robert Smith by former Virginia congressman John Nicholas, whose letter to Smith of 7 Feb. 1802 stated that...
In a message of the 2d. instant, I inclosed a letter from the Secretary at War on the subject of certain lands in the neighborhood of our military posts, on which it might be expedient for the legislature to make some provisions. a letter recently recieved from the Governor of Indiana presents some further views of the extent to which such provision may be needed. I therefore now transmit it...
I communicate to both houses of Congress a Report of the Secretary of the Treasury on the subject of our Marine hospitals , which appear to require legislative attention . As connected with the same subject, I also inclose information respecting the situation of our seamen and boatmen frequenting the port of New Orleans, and suffering there from sickness & the want of accomodation. there is...
No occasion having arisen, since the last account rendered by my predecessor, of making use of any part of the monies heretofore granted to defray the contingent charges of the government, I now transmit to Congress an official statement thereof to the 31st. day of December last, when the whole unexpended balance, amounting to 20,911. D 80 c was carried to the credit of the Surplus fund, as...
Some statements have been lately recieved of the causes decided or depending in the courts of the Union, in certain states, supplementary, or corrective of those, from which was formed the general statement accompanying my message at the opening of the session. I, therefore, communicate them to Congress, with a report of the Secretary of State, noting their effect on the former statement, and...
I transmit for the information of Congress letters recently recieved from our Consuls at Gibraltar and Algiers , presenting the latest view of the state of our affairs with the Barbary powers. The sums due to the government of Algiers are now fully paid up: and, of the gratuity which had been promised to that of Tunis , and was in course of preparation, a small portion only remains still to be...
I communicate for information a copy of the speech of Arthur St. Clair , governor of the territory N.W. of the Ohio, delivered to the Convention assembled under the act of Congress for enabling that territory to form a constitution & for it’s admission into the union, which copy has been transmitted to me through authentic channels.   This outrage on the justice and wisdom of the National...
I nominate Gabriel Duval of Maryland to be Comptroller of the treasury of the US. vice John Steele resigned. William Peck of Rhodeisland whose office of Marshal of Rhode island expired on the 13th. instant to be reappointed Marshal of that district. RC ( DNA : RG 46, EPEN , 7th Cong., 2d sess.); endorsed by a Senate clerk; also endorsed at foot of text: “The Senate advise & Consent to Wm. Peck...
I nominate John Spence West , whose term as Marshal of North Carolina expired on the 10th. inst. to be reappointed Marshal of North Carolina. RC ( DNA : RG 46, EPEN , 7th Cong., 2d sess.); endorsed by a Senate clerk. PrC ( DLC ). Recorded in SJL with notation “nomn of West marshl N.C.” Meriwether Lewis brought TJ’s nomination of john spence west to the Senate on Monday, 20 Dec. The Senate...
I lay before you a treaty which has been concluded between the state of New York and the Oneida Indians , for the purchase of lands within that state: One other between the same state and the Seneca Indians, for the purchase of other lands, within the same state: One other between certain individuals, stiled the Holland company with the Senecas for the exchange of certain lands in the same...
I lay before you a treaty which has been agreed to by Commissioners duly authorised on the part of the US. and the Creek nation of Indians, for the extinguishment of the native title to lands in the Talassee county, and others between the forks of Oconee and Oakmulgee rivers in Georgia, in pursuance of the convention with that state; together with the documents explanatory thereof; and it is...
I submit for your approbation and consent a Convention entered into with the Choctaw nation of Indians, for ascertaining and marking the limits of the territory ceded to our nation, while under it’s former government, and lying between the Tombigby and Mobile rivers on the East, and the Chickasawhay river on the West. We are now engaged in ascertaining and marking in like manner the limits of...
The cession of the Spanish province of Louisiana to France, and perhaps of the Floridas, and the late suspension of our right of deposit at New Orleans, are events of primary interest to the United States. on both occasions, such measures were promptly taken as were thought most likely amicably to remove the present, & to prevent future causes of inquietude. the objects of these measures were...
During the late recess of the Senate, I have granted commissions for the following persons and offices, which commissions will expire at the end of the present session of the Senate. I therefore nominate the same persons to the same offices for reappointment: to wit Rufus King who is Minister Plenipotentiary of the US. at London, to be a Commissioner for the settlement of boundaries between...
During the late recess of the Senate I granted commissions for the Promotions, transfers, and appointments in the army of the US. which are under the mark A. in the inclosed Schedule signed by the Secretary at war, which will expire at the end of the present session of the Senate. I therefore nominate the same persons for the same commissions for reappointment. I also nominate the persons...
The Spoliations and irregularities committed on our commerce during the late war by subjects of Spain, or by others deemed within her responsibility, having called for attention, instructions were accordingly given to our minister at Madrid to urge our right to just indemnifications, and to propose a convention for adjusting them. the Spanish government listened to our proposition with an...
I nominate John Martin Baker of New York to be Consul for the islands of Minorca, Majorca, and Yvica. Marien Lemar of Maryland to be Consul for Madeira . William Patterson of New York to Commercial Agent of the US. at Nantes in the place of Francis L. Taney deceased. < Vale of New York to be Commercial Agent at Lorient instead of William Patterson transferred to Nantes .> William Henry...
I nominate Aaron Vale of New York to be commercial agent of the United States at L’orient in France. RC ( DNA : RG 46, EPEN ; 7th Cong., 2d sess.); endorsed by Senate clerks. PrC ( DLC ). Recorded in SJL with notation “nomination of Vale.” Meriwether Lewis delivered this nomination to the Senate on 14 Feb. and the next day it was read and ordered to lie for consideration. A week later it was...
The Tuscarora Indians , having an interest in some lands within the state of North Carolina, asked the superintendence of the Government of the US. over a treaty to be held between them & the state of North Carolina respecting these lands. William Richardson Davie was appointed a Commissioner for this purpose, and a treaty was concluded under his superintendance. this, with his letter on the...
I nominate Bartholomew D. Armistead now a 2d. Lieutent of Infantry in the 2d. regiment to be 1st. Lieutenant vice Saml. Lane resigned Aug. 12. 1802. Benjamin Wilkinson, a 2d. Lieutt. in the 2d. regiment of infantry to be 1st. Lieutt. vice G. Barde dismissed the service. Josiah Taylor now an ensign in the 2d. regimt of infantry to be 2d. Lieutt. vice B. D. Armistead promoted. William L. Chew...
The Secretary of State to whom was referred by a Resolution of the Senate of the 25th. of January last, the petition of Moses Young, to consider the merits of the same, has the honor to make the following report. It appears that Mr. Young was appointed Consul of the United States at Madrid on the 11th. of April 1798, having been previously, (Viz, about the month of October preceding) by Mr....
The Secretary of State, in compliance with the resolution of the Senate of the 2d. March last, directing him to lay before the Senate at their present meeting, “such laws of Great Britain as impose any higher or greater duties on the exportation of goods, wares and Merchandise to the United States, than are imposed on similar goods, wares, and Merchandise, when exported to the nations of...
§ To the Senate. 17 April 1806, Department of State. “The Secretary of State, to whom was referred on the 11th inst, the Memorial of Ira Allen, has the honor to make the following report to the Senate: “That the Executive of the United States, with a view to promote the justice claimed by the memorialist, has heretofore interposed in his behalf with the British Government; but that a decree of...