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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
The Senate having advised & consented to the ratification of a treaty concluded with the Piankeshaw Indians for extinguishing their claim to the country between the Wabash and Kaskaskia cessions, it is now laid before both houses for the exercise of their constitutional powers as to the means of fulfilling it on our part. DNA : RG 233—LRHR—Legislative Records of the House of Representatives.
The inclosed letter written from Malta by Richard Obrien our late consul at Algiers, giving some details of transactions before Tripoli, is communicated for the information of Congress. 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 transmit to each house of Congress a Copy of the laws of the territory of Michigan, passed by the Governor & Judges of the territory during the year one thousand eight hundred and five. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
Having recieved an official communication of certain orders of the British government against the Maritime rights of Neutrals, bearing date the 11th. of November 1807. I transmit them to Congress, as a further proof of the increasing dangers to our Navigation and Commerce which led to the provident measure of the act of the present session laying an embargo on our own vessels. DNA : RG...
I now render to Congress the Account of the fund established for defraying the Contingent expences of government for the year 1806.    No occasion having arisen for making use of any part of the balance of 18,012. Dollars 50. cents unexpended on the 31st. day of December 1805. that balance remains in the treasury. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I now lay before you copies of the treaties concluded with the Delaware and Piankeshaw Indians, for the extinguishment of their title to the lands therein described, and I recommend to the consideration of Congress the making provision by law for carrying them into execution. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I communicate to Congress the inclosed letters from Governor Hull respecting the Indians in the vicinity of Detroit residing within our lines. they contain information of the state of things in that quarter which will properly enter into their view in estimating the means to be provided for the defence of our country generally. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I transmit to both houses of Congress a Report from the Surveyor of the public buildings, of the progress made on them, during the last season, of their present state, of the expenditures incurred, and of those which may be requisite for their further prosecution. 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 the State of Delaware alone no return has been ever made. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I communicate for the information of Congress a letter from the Consul of the United States at Malaga to the Secretary of State, covering one from mr Lear our Consul at Algiers, which gives information that the rupture threatened on the part of the Dey of Algiers has been amicably settled and the vessels siezed by him are liberated. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
The inclosed documents relating to my message of the 6th. inst. not being ready at that date I thought it better not to detain the message, but to communicate these papers afterwards as supplementory to those then sent. they are not of a nature to be deemed confidential. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I lay before Congress a Report of the Surveyor of the public buildings, stating the progress made on them during the last season, and what may be expected to be accomplished in the ensuing one. DNA : RG 233—LRHR—Legislative Records of the House of Representatives.
The Governor and presiding judge of the territory of Michigan have made a report to me of the state of that territory. several matters in which being within the reach of the legislative authority only, I lay the report before Congress. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I lay before Congress the laws for the government of Louisiana passed by the Governor & judges of the Indiana territory at their session at Vincennes begun on the 1st. of October 1804. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I now render to Congress the account of the fund established by the act of May 1. 1802. for defraying the contingent charges of government. No occasion having arisen for making use of any part of the balance of 18,560. Dollars unexpended on the 31st. day of December 1803. when the last account was rendered by message, that balance has been carried to the credit of the Surplus fund. DNA : RG...
I transmit to both houses of Congress the laws adapted by the government and judges of the territory of Michigan from the 1st. day of July 1806. to the 1st. day of January of the present year. DNA : RG 233—LRHR—Legislative Records of the House of Representatives.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...