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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Documents to shew that the settlement of Bayou Pierre on the Red river, at which a principal aggression took place, was originally made by France while possessing Louisiana, and came to the possession of Spain only by the general delivery of Louisiana to her, and as a part of it.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.
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.
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.
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.