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I am commanded to inform the Senate, that the President of the United States did, on the 2d of April, approve of, and affix his signature to, “An act to accept a cession of the claims of the state of North Carolina to a certain district of western territory.” I am also commanded to communicate to the Senate, a written message from the President of the United States. Printed Source--Senate Journal.
Mr. Ellsworth wishes to be informed by the Vice President whether when he has been quallified as such, any other oath has been administered to him than the general one vizt. “J. A—I do solemnly swear that I will support the constitution of the United States—”? And if any other what has it been, and by what law prescribed? MHi : Adams Papers.
If the present convulsion in France, and the sumptoms of a greater change at hand, should induce you, as many seem to expect, to postpone for a short time, the mission to that country, I wish for the earliest notice of it. The Circuit Court here in this State and Vermont, fell thro’ last spring from the indisposition of Judge Chase, and must now fall thro’ again from the indisposition of Judge...
I am this moment honored with your letter of the 22d.—and must apologize for my mistake concerning Judge Cushing.—When I wrote I had only seen here his letter to Judge Law, in which he said he was “under the Docters care & could not attend the Court at Hartford”—and from thence inferred that he would not go to Vermont. Since then his letter to me, which had get to Windsor & lain there two or...
Since you passed on, I have concluded to meet Governor Davie at Trenton, which he probably will expect; and which, besides putting it in our power to pay you our joint respects, and to receive as fully any communication of your views as you may wish to make; may enable me to accompany him Eastward, should you continue inclined to such suspension of our Mission as, under present aspects,...
Constantly afflicted with the gravel, and the gout in my kidnies, the unfortunate fruit of sufferings at Sea, and by a winters journey through Spain, I am not in a condition to undertake a voyage to America at this late season of the year; nor if I were there, should I be able to discharge my official duties. I must therefore pray you, Sir, to accept this my resignation of the office of Chief...