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TO THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY. Gentlemen—The President, with the advice and consent of the senate, has appointed me Secretary of State for the United States, and I have felt it my duty to accept the unsolicited and distinguished honour which has thus been conferred upon me. This decision makes it necessary that I should resign the office of governor of this state, to which I have recently been... Continue Reading
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Recipient: New York Assembly , Recipient: New York Senate
The Republican Members of the Legislature, at the close of the last session, announced to you their conviction, that the prosperity of the republican party, and the welfare of the state, required a change of the chief magistrate. Subsequent events have proved the correctness of this opinion, and enforced the expediency of this measure. While a doubt existed that Governor Clinton had abandoned the... Continue Reading
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At a meeting of the inhabitants of the city and county of Albany, held at the capitol, in the city of Albany, on Tuesday the 21st of December, 1819, in pursuance of public notice, to express their opinions upon the subject of extending slavery into the territories of the United States westward of the river Mississippi—the hon. John Taylor, was called to the chair, and Teunis Van Vechten, Esq.... Continue Reading
NOTICE ☞A meeting of the inhabitants of this city and county of Albany, is hereby requested at the capitol in the city of Albany, this evening, at six o'clock, for the purpose of expressing their opinions on the expediency of prohibiting the further extension of slavery in the United States.
We this day lay before our readers a document of deeper interest-one which, from its nature and probable consequences, is more eminently calculated to test the character of the American People, and to probe the foundation upon which their political insitutions are based-than any which has appeared amongst us since the declaration of the late war between these United States and Great Britian. We... Continue Reading
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I am directed by the President to inform you that, as the time prescribed for your return to the United States with the result of your negotiation with the Mexican Government has elapsed, he has determined upon the immediate appointment of a successor. A nomination will accordingly be made to the Senate to-morrow. I have also to acquaint you that Mr. Castillo having recently called on me to... Continue Reading
Mr. Chauncey Bush having been appointed consul of the United States for the ports of San Blas and Mazatlan, in Mexico, I herewith transmit his commission, in order that you may request of the Mexican Government an exequatur for him, which, when received, you will forward with his commission to Mr. Bush, at San Blas.
In a letter from this Department of the 9th of April, 1834, you were informed that as the case of the Robert Wilson, charged with having introduced spurious coin into Mexico, was before the judicial tribunals of that country, the interference of this Government was not deemed advisable at that time. You were also directed to communicate to the Department the result of the judicial proceedings... Continue Reading
Herewith you will receive a copy of a letter to this Department from the passengers on board the schooner Martha, complaining of the seizure of that vessel at Brazoria, in Texas, and of outrages upon their persons by the authorities there. The signatures were affixed to a separate slip of paper, which has been mislaid. Although the statement of the writers is ex parte, and is not made under oath... Continue Reading
Herewith you will receive copies of sundry papers relative to the seizure, at Campeachy, of the brig Ophir, under circumstances represented to have been unwarrantable. You will examine the case, and will demand that redress of the Mexican Government to which it may be found entitled.
The commission of John A. Parker, appointed consul of the United States at Brazoria, which you will receive herewith, is sent to you that you may ask an exequatur for him of the Mexican Government, which, when obtained, you will forward, with the commission, to him, at the place of his consular residence.
Thomas Reily was appointed consul of the United States at Aguatulco, in 1823; Harvey Gregg at Acapulco, in 1825; and John S. Langham at Chihuahua, in 1830. No communications having been received at the Department from either of these persons since they were appointed, although they have been repeatedly written to, you will, on your return, require them to explain their silence. You are herewith... Continue Reading
On your return to Mexico, the Department will expect to receive copies of all your correspondence with the Mexican Government, not heretofore communicated, with a full and detailed statement of the several subject that have been committed to your care. Whenever the chargé d'affaires of the United States leaves his post, the archives of the legation should be left in the care of the highest... Continue Reading
To enable the Department to answer a letter recently received, it is necessary to know what disposition was made of the archives of the legation at Mexico, previously to your late departure from that city.
Your communications to this Department, of the 17th, 23d, and 25th instant, have been received. The first is a report on one branch only of the business instrusted to you. It is altogether silent with regard to the state of the negotiation for the claims of our citizens upon the Mexican Government; and, as this Department is not in possession of your correspondence with that Government, and your... Continue Reading

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