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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...
I transmit for the information of Congress letters recently recieved from our Consuls at Gibraltar and Algiers , presenting the latest view of the state of our affairs with the Barbary powers. The sums due to the government of Algiers are now fully paid up: and, of the gratuity which had been promised to that of Tunis , and was in course of preparation, a small portion only remains still to be...
Gentlemen of the Senate The pacific measures which were adopted for establishing peace between the U.S. and the North Western Indians, having proved ineffectual, and the military operations which thereon became necessary, tho’ successful in the first instances, being otherwise in the last as was stated to you in my communication of instant, it behoves us to look forward in time to the further...
By a resoln of the Senate of the 14th. of May. 1800. the President was requested to instruct the proper law officer to prosecute William Duane editor of the newspaper called the Aurora for certain publications in that newspaper of the 19th. of Feb. 1800. learning on my accession to the administration that the prosecution had been so instituted as to rest principally, if not solely, on the act...
I nominate the following persons to office, as respectively stated. David Latimore of the Missisipi territory to be a member of the legislative council thereof, in the place of Adam Bingaman who declined qualifying; the said David Latimer being one of two persons nominated by the House of Representatives of the sd territory for appointment in the place of the said Adam Bingaman. John Taylor of...
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 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 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...
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...
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...
During the late recess of the Senate, I have issued commissions for the following persons and offices, which commissions will expire at the end of this present session of the Senate. I therefore nominate the same persons to the same offices for re-appointment. to wit Albert Gallatin of Pensylvania, Secretary of the Treasury, vice Samuel Dexter resigned. Robert Smith of Maryland, Secretary of...
I lay before you a treaty which has been agreed to by Commissioners duly authorised on the part of the US. and the Creek nation of Indians, for the extinguishment of the native title to lands in the Talassee county, and others between the forks of Oconee and Oakmulgee rivers in Georgia, in pursuance of the convention with that state; together with the documents explanatory thereof; and it is...
I submit for your approbation and consent a Convention entered into with the Choctaw nation of Indians, for ascertaining and marking the limits of the territory ceded to our nation, while under it’s former government, and lying between the Tombigby and Mobile rivers on the East, and the Chickasawhay river on the West. We are now engaged in ascertaining and marking in like manner the limits of...
Having, according to a resolution of the House of Representatives of February 23. 1791. given in to that House a Report on the privileges and restrictions on the commerce of the United States in foreign Countries, I think it my duty to lay a Copy of it before the Senate, and have the honor of being with the most perfect respect Sir Your most obedient and Most humble Servt. RC ( DNA : RG 46,...
I now transmit a statement of the expences incurred by the US. in their transactions with the the Barbary powers , and a Roll of the persons having office or employment under the US. as was proposed in my messages of December the 7th. and 22d. neither is as perfect as could have been wished; and the latter not so much so as further time & enquiry may enable us to make it. The great volume of...
I recieve with due sensibility the congratulations of the Senate on being called to the first Executive office of our government, and I accept with great satisfaction their assurances of support in whatever regards the honor & interest of our country. knowing no other object in the discharge of my public duties, their confidence in my future conduct derived from past events, shall not be...
The offices of Secretary of state, Secretary of war, Attorney general of the United States, and Minister plenipotentiary to the republic of France being vacant, I nominate the following persons to them James Madison junr. of Virginia, to be Secretary of State: Henry Dearborn of Massachusets to be Secretary of War: Levi Lincoln of Massachusets to be Attorney General of the United States: Robert...