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I nominate the following persons to fill the Offices annexed to their respective names; which became vacant during the recess of the Senate. John Rutledge, of South Carolina, to be Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, vice John Jay, resigned. Elias Boudinot, to be Director of the Mint of the United States, Vice, William H. De Saussure resigned. John Brooks, of...
I nominate William Keais, of North Carolina, to be Collector for the port of Washington, and Inspector of the Revenue for the same; vice Nathan Keais, deceased. LS , DNA : RG 46, Records of Executive Proceedings, President’s Messages—Executive Nominations; LB , DLC:GW . Treasury Secretary Oliver Wolcott, Jr., wrote GW’s secretary Bartholomew Dandridge, Jr., on 16 Dec., informing him that...
Herewith I transmit, for your information and consideration, the original letter from the Emperor of Morocco, recognizing the Treaty of Peace and Friendship between the United States and his father the late Emperor; accompanied with a translation thereof, and various documents relating to the negotiation by which the recognition was effected. LS , DNA : RG 46, Records of Executive Proceedings,...
A letter from the minister Plenipotentiary of the French Republic received on the 22d of the last month, covered an address, dated the 21st of October 1794, from the Committee of Public Safety to the Representatives of the United States in Congress; and also informed me that he was instructed by the Committee to present to the United States the Colours of France. I thereupon proposed to...
Gentlemen of the Senate, and House of Representatives I transmit to you a Memorial of the Commissioners appointed by virtue of an Act intitled, “an act for establishing the temporary and permanent seat of the Government of the United States,” on the subject of the public buildings under their direction. Since locating a District for the permanent seat of the Government of the United States, as...
I nominate William Jackson, of Philadelphia, to be Surveyor for the port of Philadelphia, and Inspector of the Revenue for the same; vice Walter Stewart resigned: Simons Maxwell, to be Collector for the District of Hardwick, in Georgia, and Inspector of the Revenue for the Port of Hardwick; vice Thomas Collier, resigned. and Stephen Bingham to be Surveyor for the port of West-point in the...
Gentlemen of the Senate, and House of Representatives. I lay before you an official Statement of the Expenditure to the end of the year 1795, from the sums heretofore granted to defray the Contingent charges of the Government. LS , DNA : RG 46, entry 47; copy, DNA : RG 233, entry 28, Journals; copy, DLC:GW . The enclosed statement of 1 Jan. 1796 accounted for $22,931.05, consisting of an...
I nominate William Cushing, of Massachusetts, to be Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Samuel Chase, of Maryland, to be one of the associate Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States; vice John Blair resigned and James McHenry, of Maryland to be Secretary for the Department of War. Copy, DLC:GW . The Senate approved these nominations on 27 Jan. ( Senate Executive...
Gentlemen of the Senate, and of the House of Representatives. In pursuance of the authority vested in the President of the united States by an act of Congress passed the third of March last, to reduce the weight of the copper coin of the united States, whenever he should think it for the benefit of the united States, provided that the reduction should not exceed two pennyweights in each cent,...
Gentlemen of the Senate and of the House of Representatives I send herewith, for the information of Congress, 1st. An act of the legislature of the State of Rhode Island, ratifying an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, to prevent suits in certain Cases against a state. 2. An act of the State of North Carolina making the like ratification. 3. An act of the State of North...