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I have the honour to enclose the copy of a letter written this day to the Secretaries for the War and Navy department, which gives a general view of our fiscal situation for this year, and regulates the sums which in conformity therewith may be monthly drawn during the residue of the year 1813, for the service of each of those departments respectively. I have the honour to be with the highest...
Page 2 d Strike out Ohio —No board was established there, because there were not any previous Spanish or French claims, in the State of Ohio Yet the Governor of the North West Territory which included both that State & Indiana had at an early earlier period been appointed sole Commiss r for that purpose (by act of
1. Organise regularly the encampment at Albany by marching there all the recruits, those intended for Niagara excepted 2. Invite offers of volunteers every where, but not giving orders to march (those intended for Niagara excepted) until the number in most places be ascertained, and it be known whether the changes in England will produce immediate peace The inviting offers as aforesaid through...
I received yours, of 7th only by yesterday’s mail. What I can do at this time here with respect to money is nearly completed. But I had intended before my return to Washington, to go to Albany in order to see Gen. Dearborn & Govr. Tompkins together and to be able to give you a better account of the situation & prospect of our affairs there. It is also necessary that I should spend one week...
I have received your’s of the 28th. Your return here still appears to me necessary. On the effect of the refusal of the B. Govt. to ratify Mr E.’s agreement, on the revival of the non intercourse, you can alone decide, as there may be a difference of opinion on the Subject. Mr Erskine announces this day officially to the Secy. of State that refusal; & if according to law the non intercourse is...
The enclosed memorandum contains the substance of all the information I possess respecting the lands in Tenessee, which is connected with the late proceedings on the part of North Carolina. Respectfully Your obedt. Servt. Memorandum—Lands in Tenessee By act of cession of N. Carolina to U. States of year 1790; reservation is made of land sufficient to satisfy military land bounties, & all...
At Mr Astor’s request I enclose a letter which he read to me. I gave him no opinion on the contents. But he desired me to request that if it was not thought proper to give to the person he means to send a recommendatory letter for Mr Adams, the enclosed might be considered as private and not be sent to the Department of State. I have not yet received the papers for Mr Poinsett; but there...
Notes on President’s message sheet page 1. 1. Do the words “considerations drawn from the posture of our foreign affairs” afford a satisfactory reason for the earlier meeting of Congress? 4. The additional proofs of the repeal of French decrees are mentioned only incidentally & not as a distinct subject; and the mention of the Naples cases (subqt. to 2 Nover apparently under those decrees & at...
On my return from Washington , I found your welcome letter of Oct er 16 th which my friends here, daily expecting my return, had kept instead of forwarding it. Our opinions opinion of Bonaparte is precisely the same. In that, La Fayette ’s and every friend’s of rational liberty in France did coincide. The return of that man was generally considered by them as a curse. Notwithstanding the...
I enclose the recommendations &a. for sundry offices either vacant or where removals should take place. The pressure of more important business had prevented an earlier attention to those minor subjects, all of which have been delayed too long & most of which are earnestly urged by the respective members of the vicinities. The designations of offices and names of candidates are as followeth....
I never have, from personal considerations, interfered with appointments, but for once feel compelled to do it. It appears to me that Mr Eustis has a rooted aversion for my friend Chrystie. He is one of the very few for whom all unite: the New York delegation was in common with others requested to recommend jointly. However discordant on other points, all the members present, with the...
The Acts for adjusting claims to lands in the Territories of Orleans and Louisiana have, where the parties had not obtained complete titles, recognised only three species of claims as valid vizt. 1t. Orders of survey. 2d. permission to settle. 3d. possession for Ten consecutive years, prior to the 20th Decr. 1803. 1: Orders of survey must have been dated prior to the 1st. day of October 1800....
I enclose a proclamation for the sale of the public lands in the Bend of Tenessee river Miss. tery., together with the recommendations for the two offices therewith connected. The memorandum will explain all I can say on the subject. P. Manning collector of Perth Amboy continues to act in a manner which renders his removal necessary. He had after improperly clearing the cotton vessels, refused...
President’s message Might not the introduction, including the statement of French proceedings have a stronger colour of congratulation if not exultation of the change since last session 1. by marking more pointedly the effect produced by the last law —2. by hinting that the embarrassment heretofore experienced in deciding on proper measures was principally owing to the pressure from both...
Since, from this morning’s conversation, it appears that the choice of a Secy. of War must fall on Govr. Tompkins or on Gen. Armstrong, permit me to state the reasons which, after fixing my thoughts on those two gentlemen alone, incline me in favour of the last. Personally acquaintted with both, I feel no hesitation in saying that as respects talents & military knowledge, Gen. Armstrong is...
I return the memoir on the batture , which to me appears complete and decisive. The legal parts of the argument being less within my competence I would probably have abridged; and my arrangement would have been somewhat different. But your’s may be better in itself, and I really cannot even suggest any important alteration or omission. I have in the enclosed paper , noted, as I read for the...
I return the message with some general observations, but can offer nothing more precise, having an incipient intermittent [fever] very unpropitious to sound criticism & to correctness of expression. Respectfully Your obedt. Servt. The conciliatory dispositions of the U. S.—spirit of accommodation always felt by this Govt.—promptitude & cordiality shewn by us &ca. This treble repetition of the...
The instructions for the person to be sent to Buenos Ayres, having been filled with the name of Gelston instead of being left blank, and he having refused to go, they are now returned in order that you may direct other copies to be made and to be returned to me as early as possible, as I have found a gentleman who appears to me peculiarly fitted in every respect for the undertaking. It is Mr...
On my return from an excursion to my farm on the Monongahela , I found your letter of 30 th May , applying for such papers relative to the Batture as might be in the office. It appears on enquiry & search that there were none, some printed documents excepted, which during my absence had been given to M r Graham , to be transmitted to you with other papers from the department of State , through...
I perused your affectionate letter of the 11 th ult o with lively sensations of pleasure excited by that additional evidence of your continued kindness and partiality. To have acquired and preserved your friendship and confidence is more than sufficient to console me for some late personal mortifications; tho’ I will not affect to conceal that these coming from an unexpected quarter, and...
I have long & seriously reflected on the present state of things, and on my personal situation. This has for some time been sufficiently unpleasant; and nothing but a sense of public duty and attachment to yourself could have induced me to retain it to this day. But I am convinced that in neither respect can I be any longer useful under existing circumstances. In a government organised like...
It has been suggested that the provisions of the non-intercourse Act which forbid the importation of articles of British growth, produce or manufacture are violated by certain coasting vessels, in the following manner. Masters of vessels bound from a port of the United States, to another port of the United States enter on their manifest, certified by the Collector of the port of departure, a...
I had intended to leave this for Orange to morrow; but, under an impression that the late accounts from England must necessarily bring you here for a few days in order to make the arrangements & give the directions required by this unexpected change of circumstances, I have concluded to wait at least for your answer. That will reach this city on Sunday morning; and if you conclude not to come,...
Memorandum respecting the suit instituted by E. Livingston , against Th s Jefferson late President of the United States , for damage & a & a in the Batture case I. The law authorised the President to remove E. Livingston II. The decree of the territorial Court in favour of Livingston did not preclude the President from the right of exercising the general powers vested in him
J’ai L’honneur d’informer, Votre excéllence, que je viens de recevoir ici, un paquet à votre adresse, qui m’est parvenu de france par la Voie du Ship mentor , ce Sont divers ouvrages de M r henry de Gazzera membre de plusieurs académies, qui vous prie d’en agréer L’hommage. J’aurois desiré, Monsieur Le président, que la distance de cette ville m’eut permis de vous les présenter moi même, dans...