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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
16 January 1812. Transmits “a Report of the Secretary of State complying with their Resolution of the 18th of November.” RC and enclosure ( DNA : RG 46, Legislative Proceedings, 12A-E3). RC 1 p.; in the hand of Edward Coles; signed by JM. Enclosure (4 pp.) is Monroe to JM, 16 Jan. 1812 .
I now lay before you 1. a return of Ordnance , arms, & military stores the property of the US. 2. returns of muskets & bayonets fabricated at the armouries of the US. at Springfield & Harper’s ferry, and of the expenditures at those places: and 3. an estimate of expenditures which may be necessary for fortifications and barracks for the present year. Besides the permanent magazines established...
I nominate Oliver Elsworth, of Connecticut, to be Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States; vice William Cushing, resigned. LS , DNA : RG 46, entry 52; copy, DLC:GW . The Senate approved this nomination on 4 March ( Senate Executive Journal, Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United States of America: From the commencement of the First, to the termination...
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...
The ‘Act for the admission of the state of Vermont into this union’ having fixed on this, as the day of it’s admission, it was thought that this would also be the first day on which any officer of the Union might legally perform any act of authority relating to that state. I therefore required your attendance to recieve nominations of the several officers necessary to put the federal...
30 March 1810. In response to the Senate’s resolution of 22 Mar., transmits a report of the secretary of state. Tr and Tr of enclosures ( DNA : RG 46, Transcribed Reports and Communications from the Executive, vol. 4). Tr 1 p. Enclosures are copies of Robert Smith to JM, 29 Mar. 1810 (1 p.), transmitting State Department correspondence (17 pp.), requested by the Senate on 22 Mar., relating to...
To the Senate of the United States In compliance with the Resolution of the Senate of the 13th instant, I transmit extracts from letters from Mr. Pinkney to the Secretary of State, accompanied by letters and communications to him, from the British Secretary of State for the Foreign Department; all of which have been received here since the last Session of Congress. To these Documents are added...
I lay before you a representation of the Chargé des affaires of France, made by order of his court, on the acts of Congress of the 20th. of July 1789. and 1790. Imposing an extra tonnage on foreign vessels, not excepting those of that country, together with the Report of the Secretary of State thereon: and I recommend the same to your consideration, that I may be enabled to give it such answer...
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. By the ninth section of the act entitled “an Act to provide a naval armament” it is enacted, “that if a peace shall take place between the United States and the Regency of Algiers that no further proceedings be had under this act.” The peace which is here contemplated having taken place, it is incumbent upon the Executive to suspend all...
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...
During the late recess of the Senate, I have granted commissions for the following persons and offices, which commissions will expire at the end of the present session of the Senate. I therefore nominate the same persons to the same offices for reappointment: to wit Rufus King who is Minister Plenipotentiary of the US. at London, to be a Commissioner for the settlement of boundaries between...
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,...
Fellow Citizens of the Senate, and House of Representatives. In meeting you again I feel much satisfaction in being able to repeat my congratulations on the favorable prospects which continue to distinguish our public affairs. The abundant fruits of another year have blessed our Country with plenty, and with the means of a flourishing commerce. The progress of public credit is witnessed by a...
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 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...
I nominate John Martin Baker of New York to be Consul for the islands of Minorca, Majorca, and Yvica. Marien Lemar of Maryland to be Consul for Madeira . William Patterson of New York to Commercial Agent of the US. at Nantes in the place of Francis L. Taney deceased. < Vale of New York to be Commercial Agent at Lorient instead of William Patterson transferred to Nantes .> William Henry...
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...
I nominate James Bruff, now a Captain, to be Major in the corps of Artillerists, vice Richard S. Blackburn decd. Richard Whiley, now a 1st. Lieutt. to be a Captain vice James Bruff promotd. Simon Owens, a 2d Lieutt. to be 1st. Lieutenant vice 1st. Lieutt. G. W. Stall resignd James Porter, an ensign, to be 2d. Lieutt. vice 2d. Lieutt. Owens promoted Peter P. Schuyler, a 1st Lieutt. to be...
I now communicate to you a letter from the Secretary of State inclosing an estimate of the expences which appear at present necessary for carrying into effect the Convention between the U.S. of America and the French Republic, which has been prepared at the request of the House of Representatives. RC ( DNA : RG 46 , LPPM , 7th Cong., 1st sess.); in Meriwether Lewis’s hand, signed and dated by...
I nominate John Spence West , whose term as Marshal of North Carolina expired on the 10th. inst. to be reappointed Marshal of North Carolina. RC ( DNA : RG 46, EPEN , 7th Cong., 2d sess.); endorsed by a Senate clerk. PrC ( DLC ). Recorded in SJL with notation “nomn of West marshl N.C.” Meriwether Lewis brought TJ’s nomination of john spence west to the Senate on Monday, 20 Dec. The Senate...
I nominate Bartholomew D. Armistead now a 2d. Lieutent of Infantry in the 2d. regiment to be 1st. Lieutenant vice Saml. Lane resigned Aug. 12. 1802. Benjamin Wilkinson, a 2d. Lieutt. in the 2d. regiment of infantry to be 1st. Lieutt. vice G. Barde dismissed the service. Josiah Taylor now an ensign in the 2d. regimt of infantry to be 2d. Lieutt. vice B. D. Armistead promoted. William L. Chew...
I have the honor to inclose you a letter from one of our captive citizens of Algiers, if I may judge from the superscription, and from the letters from the same quarter which I have received myself. As these relate to a matter before your house, and contain some information we have not before had, I take the liberty of inclosing you copies of them.—I have the honour to be with sentiments of...
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,...
I will proceed to take measures for the ransom of our citizens in captivity at Algiers, in conformity with your resolution of advice of the first instant, so soon as the monies necessary shall be appropriated by the legislature and shall be in readiness. The recognition of our treaty with the new Emperor of Marocco requires also previous appropriation and provision. The importance of this last...
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...