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    • Jefferson, Thomas
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    • Senate
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    • Jefferson Presidency
    • Jefferson Presidency
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    • 1801-03-04
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    • 1805-03-03
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The offices of Secretary of state, Secretary of war, Attorney general of the United States, and Minister plenipotentiary to the republic of France being vacant, I nominate the following persons to them James Madison junr. of Virginia, to be Secretary of State: Henry Dearborn of Massachusets to be Secretary of War: Levi Lincoln of Massachusets to be Attorney General of the United States: Robert...
By a resoln of the Senate of the 14th. of May. 1800. the President was requested to instruct the proper law officer to prosecute William Duane editor of the newspaper called the Aurora for certain publications in that newspaper of the 19th. of Feb. 1800. learning on my accession to the administration that the prosecution had been so instituted as to rest principally, if not solely, on the act...
I now inclose sundry documents supplementary to those communicated to you with my message at the commencement of the session. two others , of considerable importance, the one relating to our transactions with the Barbary powers , the other presenting a view of the offices of the government , shall be communicated as soon as they can be compleated. RC ( DNA : RG 233 , PM , 7th Cong., 1st...
During the late recess of the Senate, I have issued commissions for the following persons and offices, which commissions will expire at the end of this present session of the Senate. I therefore nominate the same persons to the same offices for re-appointment. to wit Albert Gallatin of Pensylvania, Secretary of the Treasury, vice Samuel Dexter resigned. Robert Smith of Maryland, Secretary of...
I now communicate to you, a memorial of the Commissioners for the City of Washington together with a letter of later date, which, with their memorial of Jan: 28: 1801 . will possess the legislature fully of the state of the public interests, & of those of the city of Washington, confided to them. The monies now due, & soon to become due to the State of Maryland, on the loan guarantied by the...
I now communicate to you a letter from the Secretary of State inclosing an estimate of the expences which appear at present necessary for carrying into effect the Convention between the U.S. of America and the French Republic, which has been prepared at the request of the House of Representatives. RC ( DNA : RG 46 , LPPM , 7th Cong., 1st sess.); in Meriwether Lewis’s hand, signed and dated by...
I lay before you the accounts of our Indian trading houses , as rendered up to the 1st. day of January 1801. with a report of the Secretary at War thereon, explaining the effects and the situation of that commerce, and the reasons in favor of it’s further extension. but it is believed that the act authorising this trade expired so long ago as the 3d of March 1799. it’s revival therefore as...
I nominate the following persons to office, as respectively stated. David Latimore of the Missisipi territory to be a member of the legislative council thereof, in the place of Adam Bingaman who declined qualifying; the said David Latimer being one of two persons nominated by the House of Representatives of the sd territory for appointment in the place of the said Adam Bingaman. John Taylor of...
I now lay before you 1. a return of Ordnance , arms, & military stores the property of the US. 2. returns of muskets & bayonets fabricated at the armouries of the US. at Springfield & Harper’s ferry, and of the expenditures at those places: and 3. an estimate of expenditures which may be necessary for fortifications and barracks for the present year. Besides the permanent magazines established...
I now transmit a statement of the expences incurred by the US. in their transactions with the the Barbary powers , and a Roll of the persons having office or employment under the US. as was proposed in my messages of December the 7th. and 22d. neither is as perfect as could have been wished; and the latter not so much so as further time & enquiry may enable us to make it. The great volume of...