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Agreeably to the request of the Senate and House of Representatives delivered me by their joint committee of inrolled bills, I now return the inrolled bill, intituled ‘An act for the relief of the captors of the Moorish armed ships Meshouda & Mirboha’ to the House of Representatives in which it originated. RC ( DNA : RG 233, PM , 8th Cong., 1st sess.); endorsed by a clerk. PoC ( DLC ). RC (...
According to the request stated in your resolution of December 20th. I communicated to you such returns of the Militia of the different states as had then been recieved. since that date returns have been recieved from New Hampshire, Massachusets, Connecticut, New York, North Carolina, Georgia and Kentucky, which are now transmitted to you. RC ( DNA : RG 233, PM , 7th Cong., 2d sess.). PrC (...
The inclosed letters and affidavits exhibiting matter of complaint against John Pickering District judge of New Hampshire which is not within executive cognisance, I transmit them to the House of Representatives, to whom the constitution has confided a power of instituting proceedings of redress, if they shall be of opinion that the case calls for them. RC ( DNA : RG 233, PM , 7th Cong., 2d...
Agreeably to the request of the House of Representatives I now transmit a statement of the militia of those states from which any returns have been made to the War-office. they are, as you will percieve, but a small proportion of the whole.   I send you also the copy of a circular letter written some time since for the purpose of obtaining returns from all the states. should any others, in...
In pursuance of the resolution of the House of Representatives of the 3d. of May last, desiring a statement of expenditures from Jan. 1. 1797. by the Quartermaster General and the Navy agents for the contingencies of the Naval & Military establishments and the Navy contracts for timber & stores, I now transmit such statements from the offices of the Secretaries of the Treasury, War, and Navy,...
I now transmit a report from the Secretary of state with the information requested in your resolution of the 17th. instant. In making this communication , I deem it proper to observe that I was led by the regard due to the rights and interests of the United States and to the just sensibility of the portion of our fellow citizens more immediately affected by the irregular proceeding at New...
I communicate for information a copy of the speech of Arthur St. Clair , governor of the territory N.W. of the Ohio, delivered to the Convention assembled under the act of Congress for enabling that territory to form a constitution & for it’s admission into the union, which copy has been transmitted to me through authentic channels.   This outrage on the justice and wisdom of the National...
I transmit for the information of Congress letters recently recieved from our Consuls at Gibraltar and Algiers , presenting the latest view of the state of our affairs with the Barbary powers. The sums due to the government of Algiers are now fully paid up: and, of the gratuity which had been promised to that of Tunis , and was in course of preparation, a small portion only remains still to be...
Some statements have been lately recieved of the causes decided or depending in the courts of the Union, in certain states, supplementary, or corrective of those, from which was formed the general statement accompanying my message at the opening of the session. I, therefore, communicate them to Congress, with a report of the Secretary of State, noting their effect on the former statement, and...
No occasion having arisen, since the last account rendered by my predecessor, of making use of any part of the monies heretofore granted to defray the contingent charges of the government, I now transmit to Congress an official statement thereof to the 31st. day of December last, when the whole unexpended balance, amounting to 20,911. D 80 c was carried to the credit of the Surplus fund, as...