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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...
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 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 nominate William Johnson of South Carolina to be an associate justice of the supreme court of the US. in the place of Alfred Moore resigned. John Samuel Sherburne of New Hampshire to be District judge of the district of New Hampshire. Jonathan Steele of New Hampshire to be Attorney for the US. in the district of New Hampshire. Joseph McIlvaine of New Jersey to be Attorney for the US. in the...
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...
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 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 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 nominate Dennis Claude of Maryland Cornelius Baldwin of Virginia Hugh M. Hull of Georgia to be Surgeons mates in the army of the US. RC ( DNA : RG 46, EPEN , 8th Cong., 1st sess.); signature and date clipped, supplied from PoC ; endorsed by a Senate clerk. PoC ( DLC ). Notation in SJL : “Medical nominns.” Lewis Harvie presented TJ’s message to the Senate on 27 Mch., and the nominations 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...