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Mr. George James of Virginia is recommended to me by a friend as of integrity and worth, and on...
Letter not found. 21 June 1789. Acknowledged in Maury to JM, 13 Feb. 1790 (DLC). Introduces...
The bill establishing a department of foreign affairs was still being debated in the Committee of...
Letter not found. 22 June 1789. Acknowledged in Johnston to JM, 8 July 1789 . Encloses President...
Accept my acknowledgments for your favor of the 18th. instant. The printed remarks inclosed in it...
My last stated a question relating to the power of removal from offices then on the anvil of the...
In a letter of March 15. from Mr. Jefferson I am requested to communicate to you the result of...
Objections arose against the clause in the treasury department bill enjoining the secretary “to...
The Senate proposed to strike the clause in the tonnage bill providing for discrimination against...
Mr. Madison Observed, that the committee had gone through the bill without making any provision...
By this conveyance you will receive permission through Mr. Jay to make your proposed visit to...
The last letter from my brother A. left me in much anxiety for the State of my mother’s health. I...
Your favor of May 8th. was duly handed me by Mr. Bro[wn.] I thank you for the information it...
Letter not found. Ca. 5 July 1789. Acknowledged in Monroe to JM, 19 July 1789 . Reports passage...
Letter not found. 12 July 1789. Acknowledged in Jones to JM, ca. 25 July 1789 . Indicates JM’s...
I am particularly obliged by your favor of the 3d. which incloses your remarks on the Judiciary...
I have been favd. with yours of the 30 Ult. and thank you for your remarks on the Judiciary bill....
An annual salary of $5,000 was proposed for the vice-president. White objected to any salary...
A daily pay of six dollars for both senators and representatives was proposed. Sedgwick moved to...
I inclose herewith the only printed addition which has been made to the sheets of the Journal...
Letter not found. 23 July 1789. Acknowledged in Turner to JM, 2 Aug. 1789 . Discusses the...
I was duly honored with your favor of the 8th instant, inclosing a copy of the President’s answer...
Your favor of the 15th of June has been some time in my hands, but no opportunity of...
My last inclosed a continuation of the printed Journals of the H. of Reps. I now add two sheets...
I have been some days in debt for your favour of the 19th. Ult. Notwithstanding the time I have...
I am just favd. with yours of the 30th. inst: and am glad to find your sentiments so decided as...
On 21 July, JM moved that the House take up amendments in the Committee of the Whole, as provided...
Under consideration was an amendment providing for one representative for every thirty thousand...
The committee took up the fourth amendment (containing a bill of rights) proposed by the select...
Letter not found. 15 August 1789. Acknowledged in Smith to JM, 22 Sept. 1789 . Discourages...
Tucker moved to strike out, “No state shall infringe the equal rights of conscience, nor the...
The last proposition of the select committee read: “The powers not delegated by this...
I have been much delighted with the extract from your collection of fables, and should have told...
The last 8 or 10 days have been spent on the subject of amendts. The work has been extremely...
For a week past the subject of amendts. has exclusively occupied the H. of Reps. Its progress has...
The week past has been devoted to the subject of amendments. All that remains is a formal vote on...
The judiciary bill, originating in the Senate, had been sent to the House on 20 July....
The Committee of the Whole took up Scott’s motion of 27 August: “That a permanent residence ought...
Debate continued on Goodhue’s motion to fix the permanent location of the capital on the east...
I was favd. on saturday with yours of the 2d. instant. The Judiciary is now under consideration....
Your favor of the 9th. was not received till it was too late to be answered by the last mail. I...
Goodhue moved to strike $4,500, the proposed salary of the chief justice of the Supreme Court,...
The seat of government bill was under consideration in the Committee of the Whole. Mr. Madison...
The pressure of unfinished business has suspended the adjournment of Congs. till saturday next....
Burke moved that the House no longer permit reporting of the debates, but he later withdrew the...
The Senate amended the residence bill by substituting for the Susquehanna site a district...
Debate continued on the Senate amendment to substitute Germantown for the Susquehanna site. Mr....
I Meant to have acknowledged your favor of the 8th Ult. by your brother, but in the hurry of the...
The bearer will deliver two of your books which have been some time in my hands. I add to them a...
Letter not found. 5 October 1789, New York. Acknowledged in Schuyler to JM, 1 Nov. 1789 , and...