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I nominate William Johnson of South Carolina to be an associate justice of the supreme court of the US. in the place of Alfred Moore resigned. John Samuel Sherburne of New Hampshire to be District judge of the district of New Hampshire. Jonathan Steele of New Hampshire to be Attorney for the US. in the district of New Hampshire. Joseph McIlvaine of New Jersey to be Attorney for the US. in the...
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...
I lay before both houses of Congress, for their information, the report from the Director of the Mint now inclosed. RC ( DNA : RG 46 , LPPM , 7th Cong., 1st sess.); entirely in TJ’s hand; date reworked by TJ from 16 to 17 Feb.; endorsed by a Senate clerk. PrC ( DLC ). RC ( DNA : RG 233 , PM
I now communicate to you, a memorial of the Commissioners for the City of Washington together with a letter of later date, which, with their memorial of Jan: 28: 1801 . will possess the legislature fully of the state of the public interests, & of those of the city of Washington, confided to them. The monies now due, & soon to become due to the State of Maryland, on the loan guarantied by the...
I nominate Dennis Claude of Maryland Cornelius Baldwin of Virginia Hugh M. Hull of Georgia to be Surgeons mates in the army of the US. RC ( DNA : RG 46, EPEN , 8th Cong., 1st sess.); signature and date clipped, supplied from PoC ; endorsed by a Senate clerk. PoC ( DLC ). Notation in SJL : “Medical nominns.” Lewis Harvie presented TJ’s message to the Senate on 27 Mch., and the nominations were...
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...
As the information contained in the enclosed extracts from a letter of Mr. Short’s lately received, has some relation to a subject now before the Senate, I have thought it my duty to communicate them, and have the honor to be with sentiments of the most profound respect and attachment, Sir Your most obedient and most humble Servant: PrC ( DLC ); in clerk’s hand, unsigned. Not recorded in SJL...
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...
I nominate the reverend Alexander McFarlan of Virginia to be a chaplain in the Navy. RC ( DNA : RG 46 , EPEN , 7th Cong., 1st sess.); addressed: “The honourable The President of the Senate”; endorsed by a Senate clerk. PrC ( DLC ). Alexander McFarlan of Virginia was recommended to Robert Smith by former Virginia congressman John Nicholas, whose letter to Smith of 7 Feb. 1802 stated that...
The Spoliations and irregularities committed on our commerce during the late war by subjects of Spain, or by others deemed within her responsibility, having called for attention, instructions were accordingly given to our minister at Madrid to urge our right to just indemnifications, and to propose a convention for adjusting them. the Spanish government listened to our proposition with an...