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27 January 1803, Department of State. Has examined the petition [not found] of John Burnham of Wethersfield, Connecticut, for relief of losses and injuries sustained while in captivity in Algiers, which was referred to JM on 12 Feb. 1802 by the House of Representatives. As a result of the secretary of state’s 25 Apr. 1796 report dealing with Charles Colville’s petition, an act of 30 May 1796...
26 January 1803, Department of State, Washington. “I have the honor to enclose a report upon the memorial of Tobias Lear Esqr. referred to me by a resolution of the House of Representatives of the 12th. inst.” Letterbook copy and letterbook copy of report ( DNA : RG 59, DL , vol. 14); Tr and Tr of four enclosures ( DNA : RG 233, Transcribed Reports and Communications from the Secretary of...
1 January 1803, Department of State. “The Secretary of State has the honor to lay before the House of Representatives, in virtue of their resolution of the 24th. ult. copies of sundry documents, relative to the claim of Peter Charles L’Enfant, for services which he rendered to the United States, in planning and laying out the City of Washington. To render the collection more complete, the...
I have the Honor to send herewith a Report on the Memorial of Fulwar Skipwith, agreeably to a Resolution of the House of Representatives, of the 19th Januy last, and to be, with very high respect, Your Obedt Servant, The Secretary of State to whom was referred by the House of Representatives the Memorial of Fulwar Skipwith, stating certain claims against the United States, respectfully submits...
In obedience to an order of the House of Representatives, of the 25th Instant, I have the Honor to send you the enclosed statement, shewing the application of the appropriations for Clerk-hire in the Department of State for the years 1799, 1800 & 1801. I am, Sir, with very high respect, Your Mo: Obedt Servant, RC and enclosure ( DNA : RG 233, Reports and Communications from the Secretary of...
I have the honor to enclose my report upon the Memorial and Petition of Adam Tunno and others, referred to me by an order of the House of Representatives on the 3d Instant. With great respect I have the honor to be, Sir, your most Obt Sert. The Secretary of State to whom was referred, by an order of the House of Representatives of the 3d of this Month the memorial and petition of Adam Tunno...
In obedience to the order of the House of Representatives of the 22nd. inst. I have the honor to lay before them a copy of the instructions, as issued by the Department of State, under the direction of the President of the United States, in virtue of the Act of Congress, entitled, “An Act further to protect the commerce of the United States,” and passed on the 9th. of July 1798. These...
13 January 1802, Department of State, Washington . In response to the House resolution of 24 Dec. 1801, encloses three acts of the Northwest Territory—”An Act levying a territorial tax on land,” “An Act to regulate county levies,” and “An Act supplementary to the Act, entitled, ‘An Act laying a territorial tax on land’”—and, for the Indiana Territory, “A law supplemental to a law to regulate...
5 January 1802, Department of State. In response to the 24 Dec. resolution of the House of Representatives, encloses a table of the comparative duties paid in British ports on goods imported there in American, foreign, and British vessels since 5 Jan. 1798. RC and enclosure ( DNA : RG 233, Reports and Communications from the Secretary of State, 7A-E1.1); Tr ( DNA : RG 233, Transcribed Reports...
I have the honor to enclose my report on the memorial of Philip Sloan, referred to me by the House of Representatives on the 14th. inst. With perfect respect, I have the honor to be, sir, Your most obed. servt. The Secretary of State to whom was referred on the 14th. instant the memorial of Philip Sloan, praying the reimbursement of a sum of mon[e]y which the Petitioner obtained on loan for...
The circumstances under which we find ourselves at this place rendering inconvenient the mode heretofore practised, of making, by personal Address, the first communications, between the legislative and Executive branches, I have adopted that by Message, as used on all subsequent occasions through the session. in doing this, I have had principal regard to the convenience of the legislature, to...
[To the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate] The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully makes the following report to the House of Representatives The President of the United States, with that provident concern for the public welfare which characterises all his conduct, was pleased in his speech to the two Houses of Congress, at the opening of the present...
I have the honor to transmit a letter of this date, from the Comptroller of the Treasury, together with the Statements mentioned in it, which it has been impracticable to transmit Earlier in the Session, And to be, with perfect respect, Sir,   Your obedient Servant, An Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of the United States, for the Year 1793. Stated in Pursuance of the Standing Order of...
I have the honor to transmit herewith for the information of the House of Representatives, a general Abstract of the Exports of the United States for one Year, ending on the 30th of September, 1793. Annexed thereto are two summary Statements for the same period; the first exhibiting the Value of the Exports from each State, and the second presenting a View of the exportation to all the foreign...
The Secretary of the Treasury pursuant to the Order of the House of Representatives of the 28th. of February 1794, respectfully makes the following report: The paper A, herewith transmitted, is a Copy of the Contract with the Bank of the United States respecting the Loan of two Millions of dollars had of that Institution in conformity with a provision for that purpose in the Act by which it is...
[To the Speaker of the House of Representatives] The Secretary of the Treasury to whom was referred, by an order of the House of Representatives of the 24th of January last a Representation from the Legislature of the State of Kentucky concerning the expences of certain expeditions carried on against the Indians, since the 1st. day of January 1785, respectfully makes the following Report...
The Secretary of the Treasury to whom was referred the Petition of Jacob Bailey by an Order of the House of Representatives of the 25th of May 1790, thereupon respectfully Reports— That the Secretary has caused inquiry to be made at the proper Office of the Treasury concerning the Case of the Petitioner, and has received the following Information Vizt. The Commissioner for settling the...
The Secretary of the Treasury to whom was referred by an order of the House of Representatives of the 24th of December 1792 the Memorial of Joseph Bennet thereupon respectfully Reports as follows— The Memorialist represents that in May and August 1779 certain debts were paid to him in old Continental Money which having been declared a legal Tender by Congress, he had been obliged to receive at...
The Secretary of the Treasury, to whom was referred by an Order of the House of Representatives of the 12th of February 1791, the Petition of James Bingham, John Hertell, James Craven and John Evans of the City of New York, Guagers, thereupon respectfully makes the following Report— The Petition seeks Compensation for computing and marking a Number of Cases of Geneva, prior to the operation of...
The Secretary of the Treasury to whom was referred by an Order of the House of Representatives of the 16th of February 1793, the Petition of Oliver Bowen, thereupon respectfully reports as follows— The petition seeks an Allowance of Interest upon a Settlement made by the State of Georgia in the year 1783, for Supplies furnished during the late War. The Secretary is of Opinion that an...
The Secretary of the Treasury to whom was referred by an Order of the House of Representatives of the 2nd July 1790 the Petition of Jabez Champlin of Rhode Island, thereupon respectfully Reports— That the Claim of the petitioner, being for a Certain balance remaining due to him from the United States on a draft of the late Qr Mr General upon the receiver of Continental Taxes for the State of...
The Secretary of the Treasury to whom was referred by the House of Representatives the Memorial of Edward Darrel of Charleston, respectfully makes thereupon the following Report— The Memorial seeks compensation for a Cargo of Rice, Lumber, Tobacco and Naval Stores alleged to have been delivered to the Garrison of Charleston for their Use in April 1780, and for a Vessel stated to have been...
The Secretary of the Treasury to whom was referred the Petition of John Edgar of Kaskaskias by an Order of the House of Representatives of the 2nd of February 1791, thereupon respectfully makes the following Report— The Petitioner represents that during his residence in the Western Country, he made, at different periods, presents to several Tribes of Indians in the Illonois Country, consisting...
The Secretary of the Treasury to whom was referred by an order of the House of Representatives of the 3d. of November 1791, the Petition of Gosuinus Erkelens, thereupon respectfully makes the following Report— That the Secretary has heretofore reported on the Case of the Petitioner upon a former Application and reference. That the Petitioner having since died, it is conceived that a renewal of...
The Secretary of the Treasury to whom was referred the Petition of George Fechem of Massachusetts, by an Order of the House of Representatives, of the 4th of February 1793 thereupon respectfully submits the following Report— The Object of the petition is the settlement of three different Claims against the United States of the following nature. The first arises on a Contract for a quantity of...
The Secretary of the Treasury to whom was referred by an Order of the House of Representatives of the 3d. of February 1792, the petition of Hugh Ferguson, thereupon respectfully Reports as follows— It appears from the documents of the Treasury, that the petitioners Accounts have been regularly and finally settled by the Commissioner for settling the Accounts of the Commissary Department; that...
The Secretary of the Treasury, to whom was referred the Petition of Lawrence Fonda, by an order of the House of Representatives of the 16th of March 1792 thereupon respectfully makes the following Report— It appears that the Petitioner was an Assistant Deputy Commissary of Forage under the direction of Andrew Bostwick Deputy Commissary General of Forage for the State of New York from June 1778...
The Secretary of the Treasury to whom was referred the Petition of James Gamble by an Order of the House of Representatives of the 14th. instant thereupon respectfully Reports— That the Claim of the petitioner has been heretofore considered and rejected, as appears, on the Journals of Congress under date the 15th of April 1784. That the Petitioner having been informed of this decision, (of...
The Secretary of the Treasury to whom was referred by an order of the House of Representatives of the 24th May 1790, the Petition of William Hardy and Joseph Bedford, thereupon respectfully Reports— That upon inquiry it is understood to be true, that the Petitioners were employed by direction of the late Board of Treasury, in the examination, counting and destroying of the Old Emission Money,...
The Secretary of the Treasury to whom was referred by the House of Representatives the Petition of Joseph Henry respectfully submits the following Report— The above mentioned Petition seeks compensation by way of rent for the use of a Lot of Ground in the County of Frederick in the State of Virginia which in February 1781, was let by Mathias Bush to certain Agents of that State for the...
The Secretary of the Treasury to whom was referred by an Order of the House of Representatives of the 17th of April 1792, the Petition of John Hobby of Portland thereupon respectfully reports as follows— The Petitioner is possessed of a Certificate issued in his favour by the Late Quarter Master General for 163 dollars and 12 Ninetieths, which Certificate has not been admitted at the Treasury...
The Secretary of the Treasury to whom was referred by the House of Representatives, the Memorial of John R. Livingston respectfully reports thereupon as follows— The object of the said memorial is to seek the revision of certain Statements of the Account of the Memorialist with the United States, and a Settlement upon principles deemed by him more equitable. The facts which appear in relation...
The Secretary of the Treasury to whom was referred by an order of the House of Representatives of the 20th of February 1792, the Memorial of Thomas McElderry of Baltimore, Agent of Thomas Horatio and Judson Clagett, thereupon respectfully makes the following Report— The Memorial seeks a remittance of Duties which appear to have been secured at the Custom House in Baltimore on certain goods...
The Secretary of the Treasury, to whom was referred, by an Order of the House of Representatives of the 26th. of December 1793, the Petition of John McLean, thereupon respectfully reports, as follows— The Petitioner claims compensation for damages done upon his Farm in Dutchess County in the State of New York by the American Army in the Year 1778. This being a Case in principle similar to that...
The Secretary of the Treasury to whom was referred the Petition of Joseph Packwood by an Order of the House of Representatives, of the 21st. of June 1790, thereupon respectfully makes the following Report— It appears from the Statement of the petitioner that he shipped certain Goods at the Island of Hispaniola, on his own Account, destined for New London, in the Schooner John and Joseph; that...
The Secretary of the Treasury to whom was referred by an order of the House of Representatives of the 3d. of March 1792, the Petition of Timothy Pickering, thereupon respectfully reports as follows— It is understood that the Claims, to which the said petition refers, have been liquidated and covered by written Certificates of the proper Officers. The[y] have not been heretofore admitted by...
The Secretary of the Treasury, to whom was referred the Memorial of Samuel [Prioleau, Jr.], respectfully reports thereupon as follows— The Memorial seeks compensation for sundry buildings of the Memorialist situate in the Town of Charleston, which are alleged to have been pulled down by Order of General Lincoln, then Commander of the Army of the United States, that the Materials might be...
The Secretary of the Treasury to whom was referred the Memorial of James Read by an order of the House of Representatives of the 29th. of April 1790, thereupon respectfully reports. That the facts stated by the memorialist are understood to be true. That the paper No. 2 herewith is a true Copy of a report made on the Subject to Congress by the late Board of Treasury upon a former Application....
The Secretary of the Treasury to whom was referred by an Order of the House of Representatives of the 28th. of December 1791 the Petition of William W. Smith for himself and as Administrator to Gilbert Tennent deceased; and of Joseph Eaker by his Attorney George Hunter, thereupon respectfully makes the following Report— That it appears from the Books and Documents appertaining to the late...
The Secretary of the Treasury, to whom was referred by an order of the House of Representatives of the 18th of February 1791, the Petition of Frederick W. Starman and others, thereupon makes the following Report— That the difficulty respecting the transfer of certain Certificates, as represented by the said petition, has been surmounted by a Treasury regulation, whereby the relief sought has...
The Secretary of the Treasury to whom was referred by the House of Representatives, the Petition of William Stearns thereupon respectfully reports as follows— The Petitioner in Capacity of Administrator of the Estate of Peleg Stearns deceased, claims compensation for certain property stated to have been taken by and applied to the use of the Continental Army at Charlestown in the State of...
The Secretary of the Treasury to whom was referred by the House of Representatives, the Petition of Edward Telfair and John Wereat respectfully reports thereupon as follows— The object of the petition is to obtain compensation for a quantity of Melasses stated to have been furnished to the Commissary General in Georgia for the use of the Troops of the United States; the Claim for which was...
The Secretary of the Treasury to whom was referred by an order of the House of Representatives of the 14th. July 1790, the petition of Peter pra Van Zandt, thereupon makes the follow Report— That the Subject of this petition has been decided upon by the Commissioner of the Revenue and the Auditor, subsequent to the reference of it to the Secretary—and that the interposition of Congress...
The Secretary of the Treasury, to whom was referred by an order of the House of Representatives of the 8th of January 1793, the petition of William Wirtz, thereupon respectfully reports as follows— It is stated by the petitioner, that he acted as Barrack Master and Assistant Commissary of Prisoners in the Borough of Lancaster during a certain period in the year 1782, for which Services he...
The Secretary of the Treasury to whom were referred by the House of Representatives, the several Petitions noted at foot hereof, respectfully reports thereupon as follows— The Claims to which the said petitions severally relate, are barred by the Acts of Limitation. The Secretary has repeatedly and especially in his Report of the 16th. of April 1792, suggested the weighty reasons which operate...
The Secretary of the Treasury to whom was referred the Petition of Stephen Porter, respectfully makes the following Report. The Petitioner claims compensation and indemnification in relation to 1st a quantity of Grain which he furnished for the Use of the Army in the Year 1778. 2nd. the rent of a Store-House belonging to him, which was occupied for the Use of the Troops of the United States...
The Secretary of the Treasury, pursuant to an order of the House of Representatives of the 30th. of January last respectfully reports as follows. The Statement A herewith transmitted shews the Monies now in the Treasury and (as far as official documents hitherto received furnish information) such further Sums as may be expected to come into it before the first day of April next, and the...
The Secretary of the Treasury to whom was referred by the House of Representatives the Memorial of Winthrop Sargent Secretary of the Territory North West of the River Ohio, respectfully reports thereupon as follows. The 2nd. Section of the Act to provide for the Government of the Territory North-West of the River Ohio authorizes and requires the Secretary thereof, in case of the Death,...
The Secretary of the Treasury to whom was refered by the House of Representatives the petition of Thomas Jenkins & sons respectfully makes therupon the following report. It appearing by information from the Collector of New York, that the facts stated in the petition are true, and that the delay which happened beyond the time allowed by law did not exceed ninety days, it is in the opinion of...
I have the honor of transmitting herewith the general Statement required by the House of Representatives, pursuant to their resolution of the 10th. instant, and to be with perfect respect Sir,   Your most obedient Servant Copy, RG 233, Reports of the Secretary of the Treasury, 1784–1795, Vol. IV, National Archives. Journal of the House , I Journal of the House of Representatives of the United...