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I have received from the American Commissioners, a Treaty of Peace and Amity, between His Britannic Majesty and the United States of America, signed by those Commissioners, and by the Commissioners of His Britannic Majesty, at Ghent on the 24th of December 1814. The termination of hostilities depends upon the time of the ratification of the Treaty by both parties. I lose no time, therefore, in...
Having bestowed on the Bill, entitled, “An Act to incorporate the subscribers to the Bank of the United States of America,” that full consideration which is due to the great importance of the subject, and dictated by the respect which I feel for the two Houses of Congress, I am constrained by a deep and solemn conviction that the Bill ought not to become a law, to return it to the Senate, in...
I lay before the Senate, for their consideration, whether they will advise and consent to the ratification thereof, a Treaty concluded on the twenty-second day of July last, with the Tribes of Indians, called the Wyandots, Delawares, Shawanoese, Senecas, and Miamies. I lay before the Senate, also, for the like purpose, an Instrument, entitled Articles of agreement and capitulation, made and...
I transmit to the Senate a Report of the acting Secretary of the Treasury, containing the information requested by their Resolution of the 27th. inst. RC and enclosure ( DNA : RG 46, President’s Messages, 13A-E4). For enclosure, see n. 1. JM enclosed a report from William Jones, 28 July 1813 (3 pp.; printed in ASP American State Papers: Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of...
22 July 1813, Washington. “Commissions having been granted during the recess of the Senate to the persons in the accompanying list, I now nominate them to the same offices respectively annexed to their names.” RC and enclosure ( DNA : RG 46, Executive Proceedings, Nominations, 13B-A1). RC 1 p. Enclosure (1 p.) is a list of nine appointments in the dragoons and infantry (printed in Senate Exec....
I have received from the Committee appointed by the resolution of the Senate of the 14th day of June a copy of that resolution, which authorizes the Committee to confer with the President on the subject of the nomination made by him of a Minister Plenipotentiary to Sweden. Conceiving it to be my duty to decline the proposed conference with the Committee, and it being uncertain when it may be...
In compliance with their resolution of the 3d instant, the Senate are informed that the office of the Secretary of the Treasury is not vacated, and that, in the absence of Albert Gallatin, commissioned as one of the Envoys to treat with Great Britain and Russia, the duties of that office are discharged by William Jones, Secretary of the Navy, authorized therefor according to the provisions of...
The Swedish Government having repeatedly manifested a desire to interchange a public Minister with the U. States, and having lately appointed one with that view, and other considerations concerning to render it advisable at this period, to make a correspondent appointment, I nominate Jonathan Russell of Rhode Island, to be Minister Plenipotentiary of the U. States to Sweden. RC ( DNA : RG 46,...
2 March 1813. Submits ten nominations for appointments in the infantry and artillery, including that of Thomas M. Randolph as a colonel in the Twentieth Regiment of Infantry. RC ( DNA : RG 46, Executive Proceedings, Nominations, 12B-A2). 1 p. In Edward Coles’s hand, signed by JM. The Senate approved the nominations on 3 Mar. 1813 ( Senate Exec. Proceedings Journal of the Executive Proceedings...
27 February 1813. “I nominate Oliver H. Perry—appointed a master-commandant during the recess—to be a master commandant in the navy—to take rank of those lately nominated—to be masters commandants.” RC ( DNA : RG 46, Executive Proceedings, Nominations, 12B-A2). 1 p. In a clerk’s hand, signed by JM. The Senate approved Perry’s appointment on 3 Mar. 1813 ( Senate Exec. Proceedings Journal of the...