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November 29, 1794 Statement on the Whiskey Rebellion House of Representatives George Washington The Speaker of the House, Frederick Muhlenberg, delivered the following address on the Whiskey Rebellion: calls it a "flagrant outrage" and expresses the "deepest regret at so painful an occurrence... as lovers of public order." In a more positive light, Muhlenberg and the House express gratitude in the failure of the rebellion, and the expression of support from most Americans for the United...
March 10, 1794 Expenses on Indian treaties and presents Henry Knox Frederick A Muhlenberg The Secretary at War reports to the Speaker of the House of Representatives a statement of the gross sum of money which was expended in the year 1790, in making the Creek treaty of New York. Includes the amount of presents made to the Creek and Cherokee nations since the said treaty. All in all the sum adds up to just over $60,000.
January 14, 1790 Speech from Speaker, attended by House of Representatives, to President Washington Congress of the United States George Washington Reciprocate congratulations on accession of North Carolina; express concurrence with Washington's sentiments on agriculture, commerce, manufactures. Express support for measures that might obviate ill effects failed negotiations and of Indian hostilities.
June 3, 1797 Speaker of House Speech to President on State of the Union Address House of Representatives John Adams House to cooperate with all measures necessary to react to insult issued by France against United States. Reiterate need to pursue peace.
June 3, 1797 Presidents Response to Speaker of House Speech on State of the Union Address John Adams House of Representatives Assured House of peace with France and pursuit of negotiations.
January 19, 1796 Report of the House Committee on Fortifications Timothy Pickering Mr. Dayton Letter, discusses House fortifications committee; mentions House of Representatives; mentions Congress.
February 27, 1794 Report on the Petition of John Edgar Alexander Hamilton Frederick A Muhlenberg The Secretary of Treasury reports on the petition of John Edgar of Kaskaskias to the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Edgar claims to have given gifts to various Indian tribes in Illinois Country, in order to pacify their hostility to white settlers moving west. Edgar claims that he should be compensated for the gift-giving, since it was essential to preserving the lives and property of...
December 7, 1793 Response of the House of Representatives to the President's Message Speaker of the House of Representatives George Washington The Speaker and the House of Representatives congratulate the President on his unanimous re-election and comment on important matters including the need for the respect of European belligerents for the neutrality of American shipping, the need for offensive measures against hostile tribes, and the regular discharge of public debts.
November 29, 1794 Statement on the Whiskey Rebellion George Washington House of Representatives President Washington replies to the statement by the House of Representatives on the Whiskey Rebellion, delivered by the Speaker Frederick Muhlenberg. Washington is pleased to have the support of the House. States that "every effort ought to be used to discountenance what has contributed to foment it, and thus discourage a repetition of like attempts."
February 27, 1794 Report on the Petition of George Fechem Alexander Hamilton Frederick A Muhlenberg The Secretary of Treasury reports on the petition of George Fechem of Massachusetts to the Speaker of the House of Representatives. The object of the petition is the settlement of three different claims against the United States. The first claim arises on a contract for a quantity of liquor; the second claim relates to expenses incurred; the third claim is for boarding and nursing a sick soldier.
December 4, 1793 Submission to House of Representatives Knox's instructions to the Federal Commissioners appointed to treat with Indians north of Ohio, their reports, and statement of troops of Legion of United States and certain intelligence from Major General Wayne Henry Knox Speaker of the House Jonathan Trumbull Jr. Ordered by President of United States General George Washington, Knox submits to the Speaker of the House of Representatives his instructions to the Federal Commissioners for the Sandusky Conference, their journal reports, statements regarding troops in Legion of United States and intelligence from Major General Anthony Wayne.
December 11, 1792 Estimates of Contingencies for the Year 1793. Henry Knox Speaker of the House of Representatives "The President of the United States has directed me to submit to the House of Represenatives, in pursuance of their resolve of the 4th instant, the enclosed papers containing certain materials whereon the estimate of the contingencies of the War Department for the year 1793 has been founded; and also the explantion of certain heads of articles in the general estimate called 'conjectural'."
December 7, 1795 An act to ascertain and fix the military establishment of the United States. Jonathan Dayton [not available] Enacted into law standing outfit of dragoons, engineers, and artillerists. Describes in detail the governance and organization of this section of the military.
April 13, 1792 Report on Additional Appropriations Alexander Hamilton Speaker of the House of Representatives Hamilton provides the Speaker of the House of Representations with a list of additional appropriations including the amounts needed to provide an additional regiment for the protection of the frontier.
November 12, 1792 House Response to the Annual Message Speaker of the House of Representatives George Washington The Speaker of the House explains the response of the House of Representatives to the President's annual message.
April 6, 1792 Petitions for Personal Services in the Army & Navy Alexander Hamilton Jonathan Trumbull Hamilton is transmitting to Jonathan Trumbull, Speaker of the House of Representatives, various petitions he has received from those who served in the army and navy.
October 28, 1791 House of Representatives' Response to the President's Message House of Representatives George Washington This is the response by the Speaker and the House of Representatives to President Washington's message of 10/25/1791. They express their satisfaction with the progress and welfare of the US and their concern about the disruption of the western frontier and promise to give due consideration to the President's recommendations.
March 18, 1790 Report on the Memorial of the Officers of the South Carolina Regiments Alexander Hamilton [not available] Report on the Memorial of the Officers of the South Carolina Regiments. A memorial of the late officers of the South Carolina line on Continental Establishment was presented to the House and read, praying that provision may be made for securing to them payment of the six months' pay granted them by certain resolutions of the late Congress, and which they have never received. Hamilton is of...
July 16, 1790 Authorizing Payment to Invalid Pensioners Congress of the United States Thomas Jefferson An Act providing military pensions for one year to invalids who were wounded or disabled during the Revolutionary War.
March 16, 1792 Temporary Taxes and Duties to Raise Revenue Alexander Hamilton Speaker of the House of Representatives Alexander Hamilton describes for the Speaker of the House of Representatives the various temporary taxes and duties he proposes to raise the revenue to pay for the war against the northern Indians.
July 19, 1792 Letter to Captain Putnam One of the Wea Men Rufus Putnam The speaker calls Captain Putnam a companion, which signifies a stronger relationship than even that of a brother. The speaker admits his fears that the women and children of his tribe will die if they remain, and wishes for the Indians to be taken to the O. post [?]. Chiefs who are well-spoken will congregate there, and the speaker wishes for Putnam to travel there as well. Putnam responds...
December 13, 1790 Response to President Washington's speech from Speaker of House Congress of the United States George Washington Acknowledge Washington's speech. Concurs with admission of Kentucky as a state. Will support the request for provisions which future expedition may require. Mention the importance of free intercourse in Mediterranean and improved judiciary system.
June 24, 1797 An Act Authorizing a Detachment from the Militia of the United States Congress of the United States [not available] This is an Act of Congress that authorizes the President to require the executives of the several States to organize, arm, equip, and hold in readiness eighty thousand effective militia to be apportioned among the States in the numbers specified in this Act. It states also that the militia shall not be compelled to serve longer than three months during any single tour of duty. Officers of the...
January 10, 1801 Explaining the Amount of Compensation Which can be Permitted for Captain Guion William Simmons Nathaniel Macon Simmons informs Congressman Macon that Captain Guion cannot receive more than the expressly allowed amount of $20 per month for the position of Temporary Paymaster in Tennessee.
July 5, 1790 Authorization of the Purchase of West Point Congress of the United States Thomas Jefferson Congress authorizes the President to purchase for the use of the United States a tract of land situated in the State of New York, commonly called West Point, as shall be judged by him requisite for such fortifications and garrisons for the defense of same.