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To a Citizen whose views were unambitious, who preferred the shade and tranquillity of private life to the splendour and solicitude of elevated stations, and whom the voice of duty and his country could alone have drawn from his chosen retreat, no reward for his public services can be so grateful as public approbation, accompanied by a consciousness that to render those services useful to that...
I shall not affect to conceal the cordial satisfaction, which I derive, from the Address of the House of Representatives. Whatsoever those services may be, which you have sanctioned by your favor, it is a sufficient reward, that they have been accepted as they were meant. For the fulfilment of your anticipations of the future, I can give no other assurance, than that the motives, which you...
I receive with pleasure the assurances you give me that you will diligently and anxiously pursue such measures as shall appear to you conducive to the interests of your Constituents; and that an early and serious consideration will be given to the various and weighty matters, recommended by me to your attention. I have full confidence that your deliberations will continue to be directed by an...
I now transmit you a report by the Secretary of State, of such laws, decrees and ordinances, or their substance respecting commerce in the countries, with which the United States have commercial intercourse, as he has received, and had not stated in his report of the sixteenth instant. Copy, DNA : RG 233, Third Congress, 1793–95, House Records of Legislative Proceedings, Journals; LB , DLC:GW...
The pleasure I derive from an assurance of your attention to the objects I have recommended to you, is doubled by your concurrence in the testimony I have borne to the prosperous condition of our public Affairs. Relying on these sanctions of your enlightened Judgment, and on your patriotic aid, I shall be the more encouraged in all my endeavours for the public weal; and particularly in those...
Your very affectionate Address produces emotions which I know not how to express. I feel that my past endeavours in the Service of Country are far overpaid by its goodness: and I fear much that my future ones may not fulfil your kind anticipation. All that I can promise is, that they will be invariably directed by an honest and an ardent zeal. Of this resource my heart assures me. For all...
Having maturely considered the Bill to alter and amend an Act intitled an Act to ascertain and fix the military establishment of the United States which was presented to me on the twenty second day of this Month I now return it to the House of Representatives, in which it originated with my objections. First. If the Bill passes into a law the two Companies of light dragoons will be from that...
I have maturely considered the Act passed by the two Houses, intituled “An Act for an apportionment of Representatives among the several States according to the first enumeration;” and I return it to your House, wherein it originated, with the following objections. First—The Constitution has prescribed that representatives shall be apportioned among the several States according to their...
I anticipated with confidence the concurrence of the House of Representatives in the regret produced by the insurrection. Every effort ought to be used to discountenance what has contributed to foment it, & thus discourage a repetition of like attempts. For notwithstanding the consolations which may be drawn from the issue of the event, it is far better that the artful approaches to such a...
The sentiments expressed in your address are intitled to my particular acknowledgment. Having no object but the good of our Country, this testimony of approbation and confidence from it’s immediate Representatives, must be among my best rewards, as the support of your enlightened patriotism has been among my greatest encouragements. Being persuaded that you will continue to be actuated by the...
Herewith I lay before you, a letter from the Attorney General of the United States relative to compensation to the Attornies of the United States in the several districts; which is recommended to your consideration. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I lay before You an Official Statement of the Expenditure to the end of the Year 1796, from the Sums heretofore granted to defray the Contingent Charges of the Government. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate. Dr. Account of the Application of the Grants made by Congress for the Contingent Charges of Government, from the 1. January to the 31. Decem. 1796 Cr. 1796 Dollars Cts Dolls Cts To the...
Gentlemen of the Senate and of the House of Representatives By an Act of Congress passed in the 26th of May 1790 it was declared that the Inhabitants of the territory of the United States south of the river Ohio, should enjoy all the privileges, benefits and advantages set forth in the ordinance of Congress for the government of the territory of the United States north-West of the river Ohio;...
Gentlemen of the Senate, and of the House of Representatives, The Measures, now in Operation, for taking Possession of the Posts of Detroit and Michilimackinac, render it proper that Provision should be made for extending to those Places and any others alike circumstanced, the civil Authority of the North Western Territory. To do this will require an Expence, to defray which the ordinary...