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Your favour of July the 7th has been duly received. On information from Doctr. Williamson that you are not possessed of the acts establishing the western Governments, I have now the honor to enclose to you 1. The Ordinance of the ancient Congress for the Government of the Territory North West of the Ohio. 2. An act of the present Congress for the Government of the same. 3. Their Act for the...
I am honoured with your favour of Feb. 17. as I had been before with that of Nov. 26. both of which have been laid before the President. Within a few days the printing the laws of the 3d. session of Congress will be compleated, and they shall be forwarded to you the moment they are so. As the census of all the rest of the union will be taken in the course of this summer, and will not be taken...
Having in charge to lay before Congress a general statement of all the lands subject to their disposal, it becomes necessary for me, so far as respects the proceedings of North-Carolina, to draw on a map the line which forms the Eastern boundary of the cession of that state to Congress, and then to specify all the private claims within the cession which form exceptions to the general right of...
[“ Territory of the United States of America South of the River Ohio ”], 27 July 1791 . Enclosing all information he has on Territorial boundaries and private claims to be excepted from right of Congress to dispose of lands ceded by North Carolina. The bearer, Major Mountflorence, a Nashville lawyer, is well informed, conversant with laws of his state, and would be happy to serve TJ. [P.S.]...
Your letter of July 17. to General Knox, having been referred to me by the president, as relating to a subject merely civil, I have the pleasure to inform you of his consent to the absence you therein ask from the 15th. of September to the 20th. of November. As it imports highly to the people within your government to conform to the articles of the treaty against hunting or settling on the...
I wrote you on the 12th. inst. to acknolege the reciept of your favor of July 17. addressed to me and of the reference to me of the one of the same date addressed to Genl. Knox and asking leave of absence for a time therein mentioned, and to inform you the President assented to such absence. I observed at the same time the necessity there would be to promulgate immediately such parts at least...
Tho’ I had the honour of writing to you by post on the 12th. and 17th. of Aug. to inform you of the President’s consent to the absence you desired, yet as it is interesting to you to recieve it in time, and a good private conveyance now occurs I avail myself of it to repeat the same thing. I have written to the postmaster of Richmond , to desire he will endeavor to establish a post from that...
I have the honor to acknolege the receipt of your favor of Sep. 19. with the schedule it contained, and now to inclose you a printed copy of the Census of the whole of the United states, and one of my report on the lands belonging to them. Congress have at present under their consideration the Post office bill, and we are endeavoring to get a post established from Richmond to Staunton and from...
I have the honor to acknolege the receipt of Mr. Smith’s letter of Dec. 9. written during your absence, as also your’s of Dec. 26. and Apr. 23. With respect to the question on the dividing line between your government and the State of Kentucky, as that state is now coming into the Union as an independant member, we have delayed taking any measures for settling the boundary till they can be...
Having lately received two letters from the Governor of North Carolina, copies of which I now inclose, they have been submitted to the Attorney General of the U.S. for advice as to the measures which might be legally pursued for vindicating the right of the U.S. His opinion I also inclose. In order to avoid the appearance of wishing to harrass the people, it might suffice, where the grantee is...