Requests for Cabinet Guidance on State of the Union Speech & Other Issues

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Date March 20, 1797
Author Name John Adams (primary)
Recipient Name Cabinet (primary)
Summary Asks Secretary of State and Attorney General to find a precedent for the State of the Union speech, as none has ever before been given [to Adams' knowledge]. Also asks the Secretaries of State, Treasury, War, and the Attorney General to submit reports on their offices, and requests their advice on various matters, including foreign relations.
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Document Notes Unclear whether other documents exist for the disparate texts found here; for comprehensivity, all texts on both pages described in Gist & Title. Partially illegible due to handwriting.
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Related Persons/Groups John Adams; President of United States; Attorney General; Secretary of War; Secretary of Treasury; Secretary of State; congress; England; Pinckney; French commissioners; ;
Related Places North Carolina; England; France; ;
Keywords revenue cutter; state of union speech; advice; foreign relations; US Constitution; 2nd article of constitution; relations with France; XYZ affair; treaty; articles; French ships of war; ;
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