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At a moment when the nations of Europe are in commotion & arming against each other, when those with whom we have principal intercourse are engaged in the general contest, & when the countenance of some of them towards our peaceable country, threatens that even that may not be unaffected by what is passing on the general theatre, a meeting of the representatives of the Nation in both houses of...
In order to give to Congress the details necessary for their full information of the state of things between Spain & the US. I send them the communication & documents now inclosed.   although stated to be confidential, that term is not meant to be extended to all the documents; the greater part of which are proper for the public eye. it is applied only to the message itself, & to the letters...
The depredations which had been committed on the commerce of the US during a preceding war, by persons under the authority of Spain, are sufficiently known to all. these made it a duty to require from that government indemnifications for our injured citizens. a Convention was accordingly entered into between the minister of the US. at at Madrid, & the Minister of that government for foreign...
Documents to shew that the settlement of Bayou Pierre on the Red river, at which a principal aggression took place, was originally made by France while possessing Louisiana, and came to the possession of Spain only by the general delivery of Louisiana to her, and as a part of it. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
The inclosed documents relating to my message of the 6th. inst. not being ready at that date I thought it better not to detain the message, but to communicate these papers afterwards as supplementory to those then sent. they are not of a nature to be deemed confidential. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
The Governor and presiding judge of the territory of Michigan have made a report to me of the state of that territory. several matters in which being within the reach of the legislative authority only, I lay the report before Congress. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I lay before Congress a Report of the Surveyor of the public buildings, stating the progress made on them during the last season, and what may be expected to be accomplished in the ensuing one. DNA : RG 233—LRHR—Legislative Records of the House of Representatives.
I lay before Congress the application of Hamet Caramelli, elder brother of the reigning Bashaw of Tripoli, solliciting from the US. attention to his services & sufferings in the late war against that state. and in order to possess them of the ground on which that application stands the facts shall be stated according to the views & information of the Executive. During the war with Tripoli, it...
I now render to Congress the account of the grant of twenty thousand dollars for the Contingent charges of government, by an Act making appropriations for the support of government for the year 1805. of that sum, nineteen hundred & eighty seven dollars, fifty cents have been necessarily applied to the support of the territorial governments of Michigan & Louisiana, until an opportunity could...
I communicate, for the information of Congress, the report of the Director of the mint of the operations of that institution during the last year. DNA : RG 233—LRHR—Legislative Records of the House of Representatives.
In my message to both houses of Congress at the opening of their present session, I submitted to their attention, among other subjects, the oppression of our commerce & navigation by the irregular practices of armed vessels public & private, & by the introduction of new principles, derogatory of the rights of Neutrals, & unacknoleged by the usage of nations. The memorials of several bodies of...
The inclosed letter from the Minister Plenipotentiary of the US. at the court of London, contains interesting information on the subjects of my other message of this date. it is sent separately & confidentially, because it’s publication may discourage frank communications between our ministers generally, & the governments with which they reside, & especially between the same ministers. DNA :...
Having recieved from sundry merchants at Baltimore a Memorial on the same subject with those which I communicated to Congress with my message of the 17th. inst. I now communicate this also as a proper sequel to the former, and as making part of the mass of evidence of the violations of our rights on the Ocean. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
A letter has been recieved from the Governor of South Carolina, covering an act of the legislature of that state, ceding to the US. various forts & fortifications & sites for the erection of forts in that state, on the conditions therein expressed. this letter & the act it covered are now communicated to Congress. I am not informed whether the positions ceded are the best which can be taken...
In the course of the last year the following treaties and conventions for the extinguishment of Indian title to lands within our limits, were entered into on behalf of the United states. A treaty between the US. & the Wyandot, Ottawa, Chippawa, Munsee & Delaware, Shawanee and Poutewatamy nations of Indians. A treaty between the US. & the Agents of the Connecticut land companies on one part &...
Since the date of my message of January 17th. a letter of the 26th. of November has been recieved from the Minister Plenipotentiary of the US. at London, covering one from the Secretary for foreign affairs of that government, which, being on the subject of that message, is now transmitted for the information of Congress although nothing forbids the substance of these letters from being...
To the President of the United States, and the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States in Congress assembled, The Memorial of the Chamber of Commerce in New Haven, Respectfully Represents:— That your Memorialists have observed with no common degree of surprise and solicitude, the numerous embarrassments which the Commerce of the United States has suffered, during the present...
In pursuance of a measure proposed to Congress by a message of Jan. 18. 1803. and sanctioned by their appropriation for carrying it into execution, Capt Meriwether Lewis of the 1st. regiment of infantry was appointed, with a party of men, to explore the river Missouri, from it’s mouth to it’s source, &, crossing the highlands by the shortest portage, to seek the best water communication thence...
It was reasonably expected that while the limits between the territories of the US. and of Spain were unsettled, neither party would have innovated on the existing state of their respective positions. some time since however, we learnt that the Spanish authorities were advancing into the disputed country, to occupy new posts & make new settlements. unwilling to take any measure which might...
I communicate to Congress a letter recently recieved from the Minister Plenipotentiary of the US. at London stating some circumstances which bear relation to the subject of my messages of January 17. this paper being original, and to be communicated to both houses, the return of it is requested. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I now lay before Congress a statement of the militia of the United States, according to the returns last recieved from the several states & territories. it will be percieved that some of these are not of recent dates, & that from the states of Maryland & Delaware no returns are stated. as far as appears from our records, none were ever rendered from either of these states. from the territories...
During the blockade of Tripoli by the squadron of the US. a small cruiser, under the flag of Tunis, with two prizes, (all of trifling value) attempted to enter Tripoli, was turned back, warned, & attempting again to enter, was taken & detained as prize by the squadron. her restitution was claimed by the Bey of Tunis, with a threat of war in terms so serious, that, on withdrawing from the...
The Senate having advised & consented to the ratification of a treaty concluded with the Piankeshaw Indians for extinguishing their claim to the country between the Wabash and Kaskaskia cessions, it is now laid before both houses for the exercise of their constitutional powers as to the means of fulfilling it on our part. DNA : RG 233—LRHR—Legislative Records of the House of Representatives.
The Senate having advised & consented to the ratification of a Convention between the US. & the Cherokee Indians concluded at Washington on the 7th. day of January last for the cession of their right to the tract of country therein described. it is now laid before both houses of Congress for the exercise of their constitutional powers towards the fulfilment thereof. DNA : RG 46—Records of the...
J’ai l’honneur de vous presenter un exemplaire de mes deux inventions “le nouvel art de plonger au fond de la mer’ et l’assurance de mer.” Faites les examiner s’il vous plait. Etant à present pour quelque moment à Rotterdam et trouvant justement un vaisseau americain, je me hate de vous dire que je souhaite tout le bonheur possible aux etats libres Americains, et que je suis avec vénération,...
I have the satisfaction to inform you that the negociation on foot between the U. States & the Govt. of G. B. is proceeding in a spirit of friendship & accommodation which promises a result of mutual advantage. The delays which have taken place are to be regretted; but as they were occasioned by the long illness which ended in the death of the British Minister, charged with that duty, they...
To the Senate & House of Representatives of the US. of America, in Congress assembled. Foreign Relations. It would have given me, fellow citizens, great satisfaction to announce, in the moment of your meeting, that the difficulties in our foreign relations existing at the time of your last separation, had been amicably & justly, terminated. I lost no time in taking those measures which were...
To the Senate & House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress Assembled.— It would have given me, fellow Citizens, great satisfaction to announce, in the moment of your meeting, that the difficulties in our foreign relations, existing at the time of your last separation, had been amicably & justly terminated. I lost no time in taking those measures which were most likely...
I have the satisfaction to inform you that the negociation depending between the US. and the government of Great Britain is proceeding in a spirit of friendship & accomodation which promises a result of mutual advantage. delays indeed have taken place occasioned by the long illness, and subsequent death of the British minister charged with that duty. but the Commissioners appointed by that...
In pursuance of the act of Congress entitled "An act to regulate and fix the compensation of Clerks &c. " the Secretary of State has the honor to report to Congress the annexed list of the persons employed in his office, and to state that the business of the Department generally is in a state of progressive increase; that particularly the business, relating to patents issued for useful arts,...