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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...
6 July 1812. “I transmit to the Senate copies and extracts of documents in the Archives of the Department of State, falling within the purview of their Resolution of the 4th instant, on the subject of British Impressments from American vessels. The information, tho’ voluminous, might have been enlarged, with more time for research and preparation. In some instances, it might at the same time,...
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...
Gentlemen of the Senate and of the House of Representatives I send herewith, for your information, the translation of a letter from the Minister Plenipotentiary of the French Republic to the Secretary of State, announcing the peace made by the Republic with the Kings of Prussia and Spain, the Grand Duke of Tuscany and the Landgrave of Hesse Cassel; and that the Republican Constitution decreed...
17 February 1810. Transmits report of the secretary of the treasury in response to a Senate resolution of 12 Feb. RC and enclosures ( DNA : RG 46, Legislative Proceedings, 11A-E4). RC 1 p. Enclosures are Gallatin to JM, 16 Feb. 1810 (1 p.), forwarding statements on duties on imports from the Mediterranean (2 pp.). On 12 Feb. the Senate had requested information on revenue generated since 1804...
Arrangement made by the President of the United States, with respect to the subdivisions of the several districts thereof into surveys, the appointment of officers, and the assignment of compensations, pursuant to the act of Congress, passed the third day of March, 1791, entitled “An act repealing, after the last day of June next, the duties heretofore laid upon distilled spirits, imported...
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....
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...
13 January 1813. Transmits to the Senate “copies of the correspondence called for by their Resolution of the 7th instant.” RC and enclosures ( DNA : RG 46, President’s Messages, 12A-E2). RC 1 p.; in a clerk’s hand, signed by JM. For enclosures, see n. 1. Printed in ASP American State Papers: Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States … (38 vols.; Washington,...
I transmit to the Senate a Report of the Secretary of State complying with their Resolution of the 22d December. The Secretary of State to whom was referred the Resolution of the Senate of the 22d ult. has the honor to report to the President, that no precise information has been communicated to this Department, of any movement of British troops, for the purpose of taking possession of East...