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Notes on a Draught for a second inaugural Address. The former one was an exposition of the principles on which I thought it my duty to administer the government. the second then should naturally be a Compte rendu, or a statement of facts, shewing that I have conformed to those principles. the former was promise : this is performance . yet the nature of the occasion requires that detail should...
Your letter of the 28th. was recieved yesterday, and I have only time to thank you for all the kind expressions respecting myself personally, and to inform you I have this day written to Governor McKain, on the subject of it, so as to produce any dispositions & measures on his part which my interposition can produce. the date of this letter will shew you it is written on the last day of the...
I have made some small verbal changes on the following grounds 1. the law recognises the right of the sheriff to use his posse comitatus without consulting any body. it is only on his opinion that his posse is insufficient, that the act comes into his aid by authorising him to apply to a judge or justice for an order to an officer for a military force. the law allows him to make the...
I have the pleasure to acknolege the reciept of your last favor, and I assure you with truth that the rumors set about by designing persons, & which are the subject of your letter, were perfectly understood by me, & made not the least impression. along life spent in the service of the public & going always directly and openly to it’s object, is better evidence to me of your conduct than vague...
I nominate Thomas Hill Williams of the Missisipi territory to be Register of the land office West of Pearl river. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I recieved yesterday your favor on the subject of the alteration in the route by which the mail was carried. the subject was laid before me by the Secretary of state on your letter, if I recollect rightly the contractors for setting up a mail stage absolutely refused to make any contract without that alteration, & the question was whether we would have a stage with that alteration, or no stage...
I nominate Robert Smith, now Secretary of the Navy, to be Attorney General of the United States— Jacob Crownenshield of Massachusets to be Secretary of the Navy— Obadiah Jones of Georgia to be one of the judges of the court of the Missisipi territory. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Th: Jefferson presents his respects to the Chief justice of the US. and asks the favor of him to administer to him the oath which the constitution prescribes to the President of the US. before he enters on the execution of his office, on Monday the 4th. instant at twelve aclock in the Senate chamber. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
In a message of the 14th. of January I transmitted a letter from the Secretary at war proposing certain military promotions & appointments, & nominating the persons accordinly by reference to the letter: which nominations the Senate afterwards advised & consented to. among these was the nomination of 2d. Lieutt. Henry Hopkins to be promoted to the rank of 1st. Lieutt. in the 2d regiment of...
I nominate Robert Williams of North Carolina to be Governor of the Missisipi territory. Daniel T. Tomkins of New York to be judge of the court of the District of New York. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.