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For the mutual accommodation of the public officers and creditors in your neighborhood, and of yourself and the Treasury Department, I propose hereafter to direct warrants in their favor to yourself, for payment, when desired by them. It will be in your power, also, before a warrant is obtained by them, and whenever you have confidence in their honesty and solvency, to take an assignment or draft... Continue Reading
Mr. Van Buren, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the petition of Anna Dubord, wife of Joseph Antonio de Reano, reported a bill to permit Anna Dubord to bring certain slaves into the State of Louisiana; which was read, and passed to a second reading.
Sender: MVB
I am very sorry to find that it is not in my power to comply with your request that I would return to you a paper enclosed in your memorial delivered to Mr. Bankhead on the 20th April, 1832, relative to the children of Peter Shackerly. The paper, as it was received from you, was transmitted to his Majesty's Government. You are already acquainted with the nature of the answer given to the claims... Continue Reading
I had the honor long since to invite your attention to the claim of the orphan children of Peter Shackerly, one of the seamen killed on board the United States ship Chesapeake when attacked by the British ship of war Leopard, in 1807, and received for answer that your Government was willing to entertain the claim, and was satisfied with the proof, but required some action in the matter on the... Continue Reading
I have had the honor to receive your letter of the 1st November, and to lay it before the President. It is much to be regretted that the reparation due for such an aggression as that committed on the United States frigate the Chesapeake should have been so long delayed; nor could the translation of the offending officer from one command to another be regarded as constituting part of a reparation... Continue Reading
In pursuance of the orders which I have received from his royal highness the Prince Regent, in the name and on the behalf of his Majesty, for the purpose of proceeding to a final adjustment of the differences which have arisen between Great Britain and the United States, in the affair of the Chesapeake frigate, I have the honor to acquaint you— First. That I am instructed to repeat to the... Continue Reading
Your letter of the 9th instant has been received, by which I was informed that you have no suggestions to offer in regard to my then contemplated communication to the British minister in reference to the claim of the orphan children of Peter Shackerly, a copy whereof I had the honor to submit to you on the 8th instant. Said communication having been transmitted to the British minister, and his... Continue Reading
Recipient: John Forsyth Sr.
Your letter of the 8th instant, relative to the claim of the children of Peter Shackerly upon the British Government, has been received. As you were informed by Mr. Livingston, when Secretary of State, that the President declined to authorize any further representation to the British Government on that subject, I have no suggestions to offer in regard to it.
I had the honor, on the 30th of December, 1833, and again on the 5th of April, 1834, to address the Secretary of State relative to the claim upon the British Government of the orphan children of Peter Schackerly, one of the seamen killed on board the United States ship Chesapeake when attacked by the British ship of war Leopard, in 1807; to which communications I am yet without acknowledgment or... Continue Reading
Recipient: John Forsyth Sr.
I have received your two letters, of the 6th and 8th inst. I cannot deny the cogency of the considerations, which have determined you to decline the station which was the subject of mine of the 28th ult. and that some of them can by no one be so well appreciated as yourself. I was not unaware of the great value of your services, within the limits of your particular state, under the circumstances... Continue Reading
Upon a view of the whole ground, I was convinced that I should act more consistent with my own and the happiness of my family, that I could give more important and efficient aid to your administration, and render more essential service to my country, by remaining in my present station, than by accepting the department of state. With the duties of the former, I am familier; to those of the latter... Continue Reading
Recipient: James Madison
Your letter of the 28th of September, was received by me last evening. I have reflected, in the short interval, upon the course which duty to my family and to my country, required me to pursue in relation to your obliging offer, and have concluded to decline the acceptance of the department of state. A variety of public and private considerations, have produced this determination. These... Continue Reading
Recipient: James Madison
Mr. Monroe having just been appointed secretary of war, it is necessary to provide for the vacancy resulting in the department of state. Wishing to avail the U. States of your talents and services, I take the liberty of requesting permission to name you to the senate, as his successor. I am aware of the very important station from which their concurrence will withdraw you; but I justify my... Continue Reading
Mr. Van Buren, from the select committee to whom was committed the bill, entitled "an act authorizing the comptroller to loan to the general government a sum of money sufficient to pay off the militia of this state, who have been ordered into the service of the United States," reported as follows, to wit: THAT from the best information the committee have been able to obtain, and which they think... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
Mr. Paine moved the following resolutions, in behalf of the committee appointed on the subject, which were ordered to be printed. Resolved unanimously, as a sense of this legislature that Major General ANDREW JACKSON, and the gallant officers and soldiers under his command, for their noble defence of the city of New-Orleans, that important military post and grand emporium of commerce, especially... Continue Reading


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