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[Confidence] Opinion regarding an official printer for the president

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CollectionAmerican Philosophical Society Library: Misc MSS view image
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Date April 28, 1800
Author Name James McHenry (primary)
Recipient Name Samuel Chase (primary)
Summary Asked for opinion concerning the appointment of a printer to the president.
Document Format Draft Letter
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Related Persons/Groups Samuel Chase; James McHenry; President; Heads of Departments; Senate; printer; Executive power; printer; ;
Related Places Europe; London; England; France; Great Britain; ;
Keywords constitution; pay; gazette; London Gazette; ;
Key Phrases At first blush it appears to me that as neither the constitution nor the laws have erected such an office an nomination to it cannot be made to the Senate. But it also appears to me that the executive power is of itself competent to such an appointment.; desired the opinion; heads of departments; printer to the president; advice and consent of the Senate; mind; subject; favor me with your ideas; Congress; pay; compensation; work; opinion; government; gazette; lawyers; judges; prima facie evidence; courts of justice; of matters of state; of the public acts of the Government; vehicle; proclamation; treaties; addresses; objections occur; appointment; question; made public.

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