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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
January 14, 1799 Presents Corrected Names to Senate for Nomination James McHenry John Adams Reports list of nominations to present to the Senate for appointments in the army. Refers to a misnaming of one candidate.
November 28, 1797 Response to Senate Address 11/23/1798 John Adams United States Senate Adams thanks the Senate for their response, and reemphasized the importance of maritime military to a mercantile marine commerce.
January 30, 1795 [No. 61: The Northwestern Tribes - Communicated to the Senate] Timothy Pickering John Adams Notification that confidential dispatches from Maj. Gen. Wayne are transmitted to the Senate.
December 12, 1796 Service to U.S. George Washington United States Senate Glad that the Senate concurs with Washington's views on the developments of the U.S. and the progress of the nation. Thanks the government for allowing him to serve. Peaceful transfer of power.
December 8, 1790 Secretary of War reports to the President of the U.S. Senate on the Harmar Expedition Henry Knox John Adams Knox submits information pertaining to Harmar's expedition to the U.S. Senate. This is a cover letter to the report.
April 12, 1798 Neglected Mohawk Treaty Submitted to Senate John Adams United States Senate By accident, a treaty with the Mohawk Nation was neglected, and is now submitted to the Senate for their consideration.
December 12, 1798 Presidential Response to Senate Address on French Policy John Adams United States Senate President gratefully received Senate approval of policy to continue defense of sea from French privateers and seizure of merchant goods.
November 22, 1794 President Washington to U.S. Senate George Washington United States Senate President Washington responds to the statement by the U.S. Senate. Reiterates that, in response to the Whiskey Rebellion, he was compelled "to lay aside my repugnance to resort to arms," and was pleased by the "patriotism" of the citizens who resisted the insurrection.
December 31, 1788 Jackson Seeks the Secretaryship of the New Senate William Jackson Benjamin Lincoln Jackson asks for Lincoln's support in his quest for the position of secretary of the senate in the new government, which he sees as opening the door to a practice in the federal courts.
December 17, 1798 Nomination Withdrawn Due to Opposition in the Senate James McHenry William Smith McHenry discusses Smith's provisional appointment as Adjutant General which had to be withdrawn because of opposition in the Senate. He will be given command of one of the regiments instead.
December 8, 1797 On the election of James Lloyd to the U.S. Senate Uriah Forrest James McHenry Uriah Forrest, an American statesman from Maryland, writes to James McHenry on his successful efforts to get James Lloyd elected to the Senate, filling a vacancy caused by the resignation of John Henry. A fellow Federalist, Forrest praises Lloyd and his credentials to serve in the Senate.
May 24, 1797 Senate's Response to State of the Union Address United States Senate John Adams Vice President Jefferson gave Senates response. Senate approved of Pres. Adams plan to seek compensation for insult by France, pursuit of new trade policy, tax on citizens of United States, and maintenance of cordial relations with European nations.
January 18, 1797 Enclosed Copy of Ratification James McHenry John Jay Senate ratification of treaty between New York and the Seven Nations of Canada.
April 1, 1800 Officer Commissions During Congressional Recess James McHenry John Adams Reports that commissions have been sent to all the officers who have been approved by the Senate. Says it would have been useless to write out or send commissions for men appointed during the Congressional recess, as new ones would have needed to be produced once Senatorial approval was granted. States that the War Department's policy is to not issue commissions for positions which require the...
November 9, 1792 Your Confidence in My Administration George Washington Senate of the United States Washington expresses his gratitude for the Senate response to his annual address.
April 26, 1799 Can the President Make Army Appointments When the Senate is in Session? James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry argues, contrary to President Adams' assertion, that the President is not authorized by the Constitution to make appointments to the Army without Senate approval when the Senate is in session unless allowed to do so by an Act of Congress.
November 22, 1794 Statement by the U.S. Senate United States Senate George Washington Statement from the Senate to the Executive branch, regarding the Whiskey Rebellion. Applaud the "lenient and persuasive measures" enacted by Washington, along with the "enlightened patriotism and animating zeal" of the citizens who resisted the rebellion, "in opposition to anarchy and insurrection."
December 10, 1793 Vigilent Attention to the Welfare of the United States George Washington United States Senate The President thanks the Senate for their approval of his re-electiion and for their approbation of his proclamation. He promises to continue his vigilent attention to the welfare of the United States.
April 1, 1790 War Department provides information to the Senate regarding Indain affairs War Department United States Senate Document, Minutes of opinions to Senate; discusses White aggression.
November 28, 1797 Response to Address to Congress by President Delivered 11/23/1798 United States Senate John Adams Senate agreed with President Adams request for peace and treaty with France and Spain, new trade agreements with Britain, and agreed commerce was essential for the growth of the nation.
December 10, 1793 Your Watchful Solicitude for the Welfare of the Nation John Adams George Washington Adams expresses the satisfaction of the Senate on the President's unanimous re-election as well as his emphasis on the importance of maintaining American neutrality as regards the war between the European powers. He promises that the Senate will give due consideration to the President's initiatives and hopes that he will render similar attention to those of the Senate.
January 28, 1794 Dispatches of Gouverneur Morris Alexander Hamilton Unknown Recipient Cabinet meeting concerning the resolution of the Senate calling for the correspondences between Gouveneur Morris and Edmund Randolph. Morris was U.S. ambassador to France and Randolph was Secretary of State. Knox intimated that no part of the correspondence should be sent to the Senate; Randolph intimated that parts of the correspondence which President Washington thinks "improper" should not be...
January 17, 1800 Suspension of Recruiting Service James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Thinks it is probable that the House of Representatives will suspend the recruiting service although the firmness of the Senate is doubtful.
July 22, 1796 Resignation of Wasdworth and Request for Inlistement Roster James McHenry Anthony Wayne Captain Wadsworth of the Corps of Artillerists and Engineers resigned commission, Joseph Elliot to fill vacancy. Senate to approve his appointment next session, McHenry requested dates of expiration of all inlistments to give to Congress by commencement of next session.
November 28, 1796 Discusses French Affairs, New Bank Philip Key James McHenry Refers to dealings with France and actions with the US Senate and House in response. Discusses business with the new bank.