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He proposes to establish three colonies under the authority of the U.S. to be peopled with emigrants from Germany, whose inducement to remove is the misery brought upon them by the prevailing war. 1st. Colony, to be settled at New Holland , either in the gulf of Carpentaria or the unexplored bay opposite the Island of Timor. 2nd. do. to be settled in Africa, at Dalagoa Bay, opposite the Island...
On Saturday evening arrived in this city Capt. Rogers of the Maryland, accompanied by Mr. Purviance, the bearers of dispatches from Messrs. Murray and Dawson. I have forwarded them to the Secretary of State, after they were perused by the Secretary of the Navy, the Secretary of the Treasury being absent in the country with his sick child. The latest letter from Mr. Murray is dated 9th. July,...
J: Wagner presents his best respects to the President of the U. States and has the honor to enclose a list of the Justices for Washington County. Mr. Moore’s name being inserted on an erasure of the original commission , it is probable, that he was substituted for Mr. Law, and J:W. thinks he remembers that Mr. Stoddert was substituted for Mr. Laird RC ( DNA : RG 59 , LAR , 8:0412). Enclosure...
J. Wagner has the honor to present his respects to the President and to return him the german letter and pamphlet sent to him on Saturday. The letter is complimentary from the author of the pamphlet, Mr. Angerman of Lingen in Westphalia. The pamphlet proposes a method of securing wood for house and ship-building from fire, decay and the worm, by means of a solution of pot-ash, common salt,...
J Wagner presents his best respects to the President of the United States and encloses an application for a pardon by Thomas Hutchings and John Hopkins . A blank pardon accompanies the papers, which were put into J.W’s hands by direction of the Marshal, with a request that it might be intimated to the President that one of the applicants ( which is not stated) is labouring under a fit of...
Lest the annexed may not come to your hands in original, via Orange Ct. house, as soon as by this direct address, I have thought it best to avail myself of it. With perfect respect I have the honor to be, Sir, Your most humble servt. (copy) Por medio del Embaxador del Rey mi amo en Paris ha llegado a su Rl. noticia, que aquel Govierno ha vendido al de los Estados Unidos la provincia de la...
Jacob Ridgway of Pennsylvania— Antwerp . Note a blank commission for this port was sent to Mr. Livingston at Paris with authority to fill it up. This happened many months ago: and lately the offer has been made to Mr. Barnet to take his choice of it and Havre. Francis Coffin (a Frenchman) of Dunkirk was formerly our Consul there. Quer. is he intended? Henry Wilson of Maryland— Ostend. Wm....
I have the honor to enclose, according to your directions, two Sealed commons, one for Samuel Travis as mate of a Revenue Cutter and the other for a commor. of Loans for South Carolina. The blank pardon enclosed is for a different person and crime from those about which you gave the former direction. Last week I had the honor to forward the blank commons for the officers of Orleans territory,...
To the Marquis Yrajo I have had the honor to deliver the letter enclosed in your note of the 15th. He proceeds this afternoon or to morrow morning on his journey to Monticello, and having stated to me that he will have occasion, when there, to make use of a copy of the Spanish Convention, I undertook to transmit one to you, Sir, which you will find enclosed. Nothing new has occurred since my...
A blank temporary commsn for this office was sent to the Southward before the last session of Congress, which was returned with Mr. Chambers’ name after the adjournment. As therefore this will be the second temporary commsn for the same person and office, qu. how far constitutional? [ Draft of reply in TJ’s hand: ] Kirby’s lre of Feb. 5. gives reason to suppose that Chambers’s commn was dated...
William G. Garland, of Louisiana, Naval Officer for the Port of New Orleans.—29 May— Edmund P. Gaines—Collector for the District of Mobille and Inspector of the Revenue for the Port of fort Stoddart 3 July— John Thibaut of Orleans Surveyor and Inspector of the Revenue for the Port of Bayou St John. 6th July— John Brent, of Maryland, Collector for the District of Nanjemoy, and Inspector of the...
Mr. Wagner has the honor to present his respects to the President. The enclosed letter is altogether incoherent and lunatic, and the object not discernible. It would seem that the writer is in prison at Baltimore, if indeed his expressions are not figurative of the condition in which he supposes his soul to be, for his epistle is filled with references to religion and with the assertion of his...
J. Wagner’s best respects to the President of the U. States. He has learnt at the French Minister’s, that the style of addressing Jerome Bonaparte, used by the Minister and proper to be used by others, is Monsieur and Sir, in the manner a private frenchman was addressed before the Revolution. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Previously to the departure of Mr. Madison for Philadelphia (which took place on thursday) he requested me to furnish you with copies or summaries of whatever might occur of a nature sufficiently important to demand it. I therefore have now the honor to inform you, that a letter is this day received from Moses Young, dated Cadiz 2 June, stating that he learnt from the best authority , that Mr....
It is represented by a gentleman of Alexandria, that a petition for a pardon in favor of Christopher Church convicted there of Larceny was forwarded to you two weeks ago, accompanied with the usual recommendations. From a fear that the petition may not have reached your hands, the gentleman is very desirous that I should thus mention the subject to you, in order that a duplicate may be...
On Saturday evening arrived Capt. Dulton with dispatches from the Ministers at Madrid, announcing the failure of the negotiation in every particular. I have the honor to enclose copies of the dispatches, as far as they were deemed of importance and had not before been inspected by you. Part of the originals were forwarded by the intervening post to the Secretary of State and the remainder will...
J. Wagner sends his best respects to the President with the letter from M. Heise & a translation. He has received a letter from Mr. Madison, informing of his arrival with Mrs. M. at Philada. and that Dr. Physic thinks he can relieve her without any operation more painful than keeping the limb in a fixt posture. Mr. Merry proposes to go for Philada. to morrow. Capt. Murray proposes to sail in...
In transmitting to you the enclosed letters from Messrs. Bowdoin, Bourne, Maury and Crowninshield, I take occasion to mention that the dispatches respecting the peace with Tripoli, said to have been brought by the Belleisle and put into the post office at Salem, have not reached this city, though two if not three posts have arrived which might have contained them; nor had Mr. Madison received...
By the Frigate President, Capt. Barron, which is now in the River, with about 100 of the late prisoners at Tripoli on board, dispatches from Mr. Lear with the Treaty have been received. I have the honor to enclose copies of the most important of the former and also of the leading articles of the latter. A letter from Mr. Pinckney dated 24 July mentions that Mr. Bowdoin had gone to England. Mr....
This letter is a duplicate of one J. W. had the honor to translate, in the summer, containing a proposal from a Mr. Heise to carry a colony from Germany to Louisiana. He now adds, that he has discovered a method of preserving potatoes, the secret of which he offers for sale. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
J. Wagner’s best respects to the President of the U. States The letter, returned herein, is signed John Frederick Burkardt, living with Chen Stevens, 3 miles from Carlisle. The object of the writer is to obtain information of the mode and terms of obtaining patents for six inventions he enumerates. It might therefore be referred to the Department of State. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Note. The instructions of Mr. Lear were sent to the Senate with the Treaty. The cooperation of the Exile was to cost no more than 20,000 dollars at the utmost, but it was referred to as little important. In the Departt. of State , there is no information whether the Exile’s family have been restored. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
J. Wagner’s best respects to the President. A copy of Mr. Lear’s instructions for making peace with Tripoli, and of the only letter (dated 5 July last) in which he mentions the negotiation and its consequences, accompanied the treaty to the Senate. A letter, of a date subsequent to the above, has been received from Mr. Lear, but it does not relate to affairs with Tripoli. DLC : Papers of...
The Secretary of State supposes, that the within abstract in the form of a report to the President, with the decree annexed to it, and the documents and correspondence communicated to Congress between the date of the Senate’s resolution and that of the report, will be an ample compliance with the requisition of the former. The favor is requested that the packet enclosed herewith for Mr....
Dates of Commons. Michael McClary— N. Hampshire— 3 May 1802 John Swartwout— N. York—
J. Wagner has the honr to refer the President to the memo below, explaining how far the Resol. is not strictly complied with. The letter from Mr. Cathcart to Mr. Eaton of 15th June 1801 is not in the Dep. State, but the substance of it is recited in that of the former to the Secy. State of 15 Augt. 1802. & 2 July 1801 both of which are herewith, by extracts. ======= By the letter from Mr....
This treaty and copy were heretofore sent to the President, in order that he might send it to Congress for the necessary appropriation. They were however returned by the President to the Dep. State; but lest any misapprehension may have taken place about their having been before sent for the appropriation, they are now handed to Mr. Madison, that he may be pleased to ascertain the point. DLC :...
It is respectfully requested that this letter, if approved, may be sealed & sent to the Post Office. [Note in TJ’s hand:] Departmt. of State. recd. May 10. answer to Prevost & expressing expectn he will continue in his post till a successor appointed DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
No such convention for the mutual delivery of offenders exists; though the Spaniards have often urged us to make one. I have furnished an extract of this and a copy of Govr. Lewis letter respecting the occupation of Buck Island by the British to yr. Secy. of War DLC : Papers of James Madison.
J. Wagner presents his best respects to the President of the U. States. The pardon of Joseph Barnaby, convicted before Judge Peters of smuggling, being founded on the recommendation of the Judge as well as other respectable persons, it will be issued after receiving the signature of the Secretary of State. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Should this letter not be returned, J. Wagner will conclude that it has been approved and that the President has had the goodness to cause a wafer to be put in it and sent it to the Post office. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Respecting Insurrections See Act 2 May 1792— Repealed See do. 28 Feby. 1795—  S.1. Militia may be used to repel invasions to suppress an insurrection against a state, on the application of the Legislature, or, if it cannot be convened, of the Executive of the State  S.2. They may be employed to suppress insurrections against the U.S. (the Act of 2 May above mentioned made a certificate of a...
A counter post—to Kingston if it can be made sufficiently safe, seems to be a natural provision for the case. But ought not the State of N.Y. to turn its attention to such a call from its exposed Citizens, & to co-operate at least in arming them? Few States are probably more able to do it. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.