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I have received the Letter, you did me the honour to write me, on the 6th of February last. It is very certain, I have never given any orders, that will warrant or justify any proceedure, despotic or inimical to the Liberties of our Citizens but on the Contrary was entirely uninformed, untill I received your Letter, that any transaction of the kind you describe, had been practised or...
The extraordinary & critical situation of our foreign relations rendering it necessary, in the opinion of the National legislature, that their next recess should be short. they have passed an act for a meeting on the 4th. Monday of May, of which I inclose you a copy. as the election of representatives for the state of Tenissee would not, in the ordinary course, be in time for this meeting, I...
In acknowledging the receipt of your letter of the 25th of December, I must observe, that as the law for raising a provisional Army was not acted upon during the recess of Congress, I presume, from its tenor, that it becomes void of course. And whether or not a similar law will be passed in the pressent session is very problematical. I have reason to beleive that the President has already made...
I enclose herewith a number of printed copies of a Proclamation issued yesterday by the President, in order to arrest an enterprise represented to be in preparation against the possessions of Spain. You will be pleased to make the disposition of them which you may judge most suitable for the occasion. I am &c. DNA : RG 59—DL—Domestic Letters.
Altho’ the present state of things on the Western side of the Missisipi does not threaten any immediate collision with our neighbors in that quarter, and it is our wish they should remain undisturbed until an amicable adjustment may take place; yet as this does not depend on ourselves alone, it has been thought prudent to be prepared to meet any movements which may occur. the law of a former...