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So far as the enclosed Certificates may justify I presume to place myself before you as a Candidate for office, whenever it may be your pleasure, or occation may occur, to turn your attention to our state. In the Middle age of life, heretofore used to commercial pursuits, with a wife and family now distressed by the effect of political persecution, a Mind unambitious and Moderate Views, I...
Although I have not the honour of being made known to you, I am impelled as a member of the convention now in session and as a real friend of your administration of the general governmt. to enclose you a paper containing the Governors speech, by which you will discover the temper and disposition of his mind; as well respecting the policy of the national Legislature towards the United States...
The day after to morrow I expect we shall sign the Constitution of this new State; a Copy of which, accompanying an adress will be sent you from our body. The propositions of the law of Congress I presume will not be accepted without some modification, for which purpose we in all likelihood will send Col. Worthington with instructions to negociate with the National Legislature & adjourn to a...
The removal of Governor St Clair from Office has produced much Joy & triumph among the Republicans of this new State; especially as the administration of the Government devolves on Charles W Byrd Esquire, with whom the Republicans are universally pleased with us And certainly would elect him for our first Governor, was it not that we are not well supplied with proper characters for the...
The next Post will announc the result of our Election of Governor & Representatives for this new State—which took place last tuesday. I have not yet seen the return of votes from the different Counties, but we have no shadow of doubt of the election of Mr Tiffin to the Office of Governor—and sufficient ground to believe, that our first Legislature will be Republican—Nothing could exceed the...
Having been at this place for some days, I find every thing remaing in Statuco —The Intendant positively refuses to restore to us the Deposit—And it is commonly said to be in conformity to some secret instructions which he has received from the Court at Madrid He certainly has something to protect him of the kind, or he would not dare to persist. He possesses more information & ability then...
The fluctuating state of the Commerce, and Government of this Country, has till now prevented the adjustment of my business, but I flatter myself that in two or three weeks, I shall set out from this place for the City Washington. It is with great pleasure—that I see announced in the papers Officially, the Cession of Louisiana to the United States; and also the Island of New Orleans. I...
The Cession of the Island of New Orleans, and of Louisiana to the United States, is the most important event that has taken place since the establishment of the Federal Constitution. It will not only give us weight in the Commercial & political scale of European Governments, but, that of national Character and respectability in all the world. It will preserve peace and harmony among ourselves,...
I beg leave to inform you that Mr. Breckinridge Mr Wright Mr Jackson Mr Baldwin & Mr. Adams compose the Committee , to prepare & report a bill for the Government of the Ceded Territories. I learn they have met two or three times, but Cannot agree on the principles of a bill. Butlers proposed amendment to the Constitution is rejected. Those who voted in the affirmative are Mr Anderson Mr Butler...
Col. McKee has not been able to give any information on the Subject of enquiry this Morn. but states as his opinion, that the boundary of the Chocktaw Tribe, does not extend so far South as the Mouth of Pearl River. I am Sir very respectfully your most obedient Servt. RC ( DLC ); partially dated; at foot of text: “The President of the United States”; endorsed by TJ as received 14 Dec. and so...