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To the President of the United States, and the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States in Congress assembled, The Memorial of the Chamber of Commerce in New Haven, Respectfully Represents:— That your Memorialists have observed with no common degree of surprise and solicitude, the numerous embarrassments which the Commerce of the United States has suffered, during the present...
J’ai l’honneur de vous presenter un exemplaire de mes deux inventions “le nouvel art de plonger au fond de la mer’ et l’assurance de mer.” Faites les examiner s’il vous plait. Etant à present pour quelque moment à Rotterdam et trouvant justement un vaisseau americain, je me hate de vous dire que je souhaite tout le bonheur possible aux etats libres Americains, et que je suis avec vénération,...
The Memorial of the Legislature of Mississippi Territory, to the President, the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled:— The Legislative Council and House of Represetatives of the Mississippi Territory in General Assembly convened, beg leave respectfully to state to your honorable body, that such has been the situation of our Country, previous...
I have heretofore communicated to Congress the decrees of the government of France of November 21. 1806. and of Spain of Feb. 19. 1807. with the orders of the British government of January & November 1807. I now transmit a decree of the emperor of France of Dec. 17. 1807. and a Similar decree of the 3d. of January last of his Catholic majesty: with the letter of our Charge des affaires at...
In pursuance of the act of Congress entitled "An act to regulate and fix the compensation of Clerks &c. " the Secretary of State has the honor to report to Congress the annexed list of the persons employed in his office, and to state that the business of the Department generally is in a state of progressive increase; that particularly the business, relating to patents issued for useful arts,...
I recieved from Genl. Wilkinson, on the 23d. inst. his affidavit charging Samuel Swartwout, Peter V. Ogden, and James Alexander with the crimes described in the affidavit, a copy of which is now communicated to both houses of Congress. It was announced to me at the same time that Swartwout & Bollman, two of the persons apprehended by him, were arrived in this city, in custody each of a...
I communicate to Congress a letter recently recieved from the Minister Plenipotentiary of the US. at London stating some circumstances which bear relation to the subject of my messages of January 17. this paper being original, and to be communicated to both houses, the return of it is requested. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
At the request of the Governor, the Senate & House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pensylvania, I communicate certain resolutions entered into by the said Senate & House of Representatives, & approved by the Governor on the 23d. instant. It cannot but be encouraging to those whom the nation has placed in the direction of their affairs, to see that their fellow citizens will press...
In the message to Congress at the opening of the present session I informed them that treaties had been entered into with the Delaware & Piankeshaw Indians for the purchase of their right to certain lands on the Ohio. I have since recieved another entered into with the Sacs & Foxes for a portion of country on both sides of the river Missisipi. these treaties having been advised & consented to...
At the opening of the present session I informed the legislature that the measures which had been taken with the government of Great Britain for the settlement of our Neutral and National rights and of the conditions of commercial intercourse with that nation, had resulted in articles of a treaty which could not be acceded to on our part; that instructions had been consequently sent to our...
I lay before Congress the application of Hamet Caramelli, elder brother of the reigning Bashaw of Tripoli, solliciting from the US. attention to his services & sufferings in the late war against that state. and in order to possess them of the ground on which that application stands the facts shall be stated according to the views & information of the Executive. During the war with Tripoli, it...
Since the date of my message of January 17th. a letter of the 26th. of November has been recieved from the Minister Plenipotentiary of the US. at London, covering one from the Secretary for foreign affairs of that government, which, being on the subject of that message, is now transmitted for the information of Congress although nothing forbids the substance of these letters from being...
I communicate for the information of Congress a report of the Surveyor of the public buildings at Washington on the subject of those buildings, and the application of the monies appropriated for them. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
In order to give to Congress the details necessary for their full information of the state of things between Spain & the US. I send them the communication & documents now inclosed.   although stated to be confidential, that term is not meant to be extended to all the documents; the greater part of which are proper for the public eye. it is applied only to the message itself, & to the letters...
I communicate for the information of Congress the Report of the Director of the mint of the operations of that establishment during the last year. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
Agreeably to the request of the House of Representatives, communicated in their resolution of the 16th. instant, I proceed to state, under the reserve therein expressed, information recieved touching an illegal combination of private individuals against the peace & safety of the Union, and a military expedition planned by them against the territories of a power in amity with the US. with the...
It would have been a source, fellow Citizens, of much gratification if our last communications from Europe had enabled me to inform you, that the belligerent nations, whose disregard of neutral rights has been so destructive to our commerce, had become awakened to the duty and true policy of revoking their unrighteous edicts. that no means might be omitted to produce this salutary effect, I...
By the letters of Capt Bissel who commands at Fort Massac, and of mr Murrell, to General Jackson of Tennissee, copies of which are now communicated to Congress, it will be seen that Aaron Burr past Fort Massac on the 31st. of December, with about ten boats navigated by about six hands each, without any military appearance; and that three boats with ammunition were said to have been arrested by...
The communications now made, shewing the great & increasing dangers with which our vessels, our seamen and merchandize are threatened, on the high seas & elsewhere, from the belligerent powers of Europe, and it being of the greatest importance to keep in safety these essential resources, I deem it my duty to recommend the subject to the consideration of Congress, who will doubtless percieve...
At a moment when the nations of Europe are in commotion & arming against each other, when those with whom we have principal intercourse are engaged in the general contest, & when the countenance of some of them towards our peaceable country, threatens that even that may not be unaffected by what is passing on the general theatre, a meeting of the representatives of the Nation in both houses of...
Having recently recieved from our late Minister Plenipotentiary at the court of London a duplicate of dispatches, the original of which has been sent by the Revenge schooner not yet arrived, I hasten to lay them before both houses of Congress. they contain the whole of what has passed between the two governments on the subject of the outrage committed by the British ship Leopard on the frigate...
I have the satisfaction to inform you that the negociation on foot between the U. States & the Govt. of G. B. is proceeding in a spirit of friendship & accommodation which promises a result of mutual advantage. The delays which have taken place are to be regretted; but as they were occasioned by the long illness which ended in the death of the British Minister, charged with that duty, they...
The documents communicated with my public message of this day contain such portions of the correspondences therein referred to, of the ministers of the US. at Paris & London, as relate to the present state of affairs between those governments & the US. and as may be made public. I now communicate confidentially such supplementory portions of the same correspondences as I deem improper for...
The Senate having advised & consented to the ratification of a Convention between the US. & the Cherokee Indians concluded at Washington on the 7th. day of January last for the cession of their right to the tract of country therein described. it is now laid before both houses of Congress for the exercise of their constitutional powers towards the fulfilment thereof. DNA : RG 46—Records of the...
I now transmit to both houses of Congress a report of the Commissioners appointed under the act of Mar. 29. 1806. concerning a road from Cumberland to Ohio, being a statement of the proceedings under the said act, since their last report communicated to Congress, in order that Congress may be enabled to adopt such further measures as may be proper under existing circumstances. DNA : RG...
I beg leave to inform the Senate that I shall take the oath which the Constitution prescribes to the President of the United States before he enters on the execution of his office, on Monday the 4th. instant, at twelve aclock in the Senate chamber. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I communicate, for the information of Congress, the report of the Director of the mint of the operations of that institution during the last year. DNA : RG 233—LRHR—Legislative Records of the House of Representatives.
I communicate for the information of Congress the Report of the Director of the Mint of the operations of that establishment during the last year. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I communicate to Congress, for their information, a letter from the person acting in the absence of our Consul at Naples, giving reason to believe, on the affidavit of a Capt. Sheffield of the American schooner Mary Ann, that the Dey of Algiers has commenced war against the United States. for this no just cause has been given on our part, within my knolege. we may daily expect more authentic &...
To a people, fellow citizens, who sincerely desire the happiness and prosperity of other nations, to those who justly calculate that their own well being is advanced by that of the nations with which they have intercourse, it will be a satisfaction to observe that the war which was lighted up in Europe a little before our last meeting, has not yet extended it’s flames to other nations, nor...
To the Senate & House of Representatives of the US. of America, in Congress assembled. Foreign Relations. It would have given me, fellow citizens, great satisfaction to announce, in the moment of your meeting, that the difficulties in our foreign relations existing at the time of your last separation, had been amicably & justly, terminated. I lost no time in taking those measures which were...
I transmit to both houses of Congress a report from the Surveyor of the public buildings of the progress made on them during the past season, of their present state, and of that of the funds appropriated to them. these have been much exceeded by the cost of the work done, a fact not known to me till the close of the season. the circumstances from which it arose are stated in the report of the...
I transmit to Congress a letter recently recieved from our Minister at the court of St. James’s, covering one to him from the British Secretary of State, with his reply. these are communicated, as forming a sequel to the correspondence which accompanied my message to both houses of the 17th. instant. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
Documents to shew that the settlement of Bayou Pierre on the Red river, at which a principal aggression took place, was originally made by France while possessing Louisiana, and came to the possession of Spain only by the general delivery of Louisiana to her, and as a part of it. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I transmit to both houses of Congress a letter from the Envoy of his Britannic Majesty at this place to the Secretary of state on the subject of certain British claims to lands in the territory of Missisipi, relative to which several acts have been heretofore passed by the legislature. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
In my message to both houses of Congress at the opening of their present session, I submitted to their attention, among other subjects, the oppression of our commerce & navigation by the irregular practices of armed vessels public & private, & by the introduction of new principles, derogatory of the rights of Neutrals, & unacknoleged by the usage of nations. The memorials of several bodies of...
I have the satisfaction to inform you that the negociation depending between the US. and the government of Great Britain is proceeding in a spirit of friendship & accomodation which promises a result of mutual advantage. delays indeed have taken place occasioned by the long illness, and subsequent death of the British minister charged with that duty. but the Commissioners appointed by that...
In proceeding to carry into exn the act &c. it is found that the sites most advantageous for the defence of our harbours & rivers, and sometimes the only sites competent to that defence, are in some cases the property of minors (incapable of giving a valid consent to their alienation), in others belong to persons who on no terms will alienate, and in others the proprietors demand such...
I inclose for the information of Congress, letters recently recieved from our ministers at Paris & London, communicating their representations against the late decrees & orders of France and Great Britain, heretofore transmitted to Congress. these documents will contribute to the information of Congress as to the dispositions of those powers, & the probable course of their proceedings towards...
Agreeably to the assurance given in my message at the opening of the present session of Congress, I now lay before you a copy of the proceedings & of the evidence exhibited on the arraignment of Aaron Burr & others before the Circuit Court of the United States held in Virginia in the course of the present year, in as authentic form as their several parts have admitted. NNFoM .
The inclosed letter from the Minister Plenipotentiary of the US. at the court of London, contains interesting information on the subjects of my other message of this date. it is sent separately & confidentially, because it’s publication may discourage frank communications between our ministers generally, & the governments with which they reside, & especially between the same ministers. DNA :...
The government of France having examined into the claim of M. de Beaumarchais against the United States, and considering it as just & legal, has instructed it’s minister here to make representations on the subject to the government of the US. I now lay his Memoir thereon before the legislature the only authority competent to a final decision on the same. Privately owned.
In the course of the last year the following treaties and conventions for the extinguishment of Indian title to lands within our limits, were entered into on behalf of the United states. A treaty between the US. & the Wyandot, Ottawa, Chippawa, Munsee & Delaware, Shawanee and Poutewatamy nations of Indians. A treaty between the US. & the Agents of the Connecticut land companies on one part &...
I now lay before Congress a statement of the Militia of the United States, according to the returns last recieved from the several states.    it will be percieved that some of these are not of recent dates, and that from the states of Maryland, Delaware & Tennissee no returns are stated. as far as appears from our records none were ever rendered from either of these states. DNA : RG 46—Records...
I communicate for the information of Congress a letter from Cowles Meade, Secretary of the Missisipi territory, to the Secretary at War, by which it will be seen that mr Burr had reached that neighborhood on the 13th. of January. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
Since my messages of the 22d. instant letters have been recieved from our Ministers at Paris & London, extracts from which, with a letter to Genl. Armstrong from the french minister of foreign relations, & a letter from the British Envoy residing here, to the Secretary of State, I now communicate to Congress. They add to the materials for estimating the dispositions of those Governments...
Having recieved from sundry merchants at Baltimore a Memorial on the same subject with those which I communicated to Congress with my message of the 17th. inst. I now communicate this also as a proper sequel to the former, and as making part of the mass of evidence of the violations of our rights on the Ocean. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I now lay before Congress a statement of the Militia of the United States, according to the latest returns recieved by the department of war. from two of the states no returns have ever been recieved. DNA : RG 233—LRHR—Legislative Records of the House of Representatives.
Circumstances, fellow Citizens, which seriously threatened the peace of our Country have made it a duty to convene you at an earlier period than usual. the love of peace so much cherished in the bosom of our Citizens, which has so long guided the proceedings of their public Councils, & induced forbearance under so many wrongs, may not ensure our continuance in the quiet pursuits of industry....
I now lay before Congress a statement of the militia of the United States, according to the latest returns recieved by the Department of War DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.