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Label
1803 December 5
Inclusive dates
1803 December 5
Title variation
Executive Communications
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Contains a letter from Governor John Page, Richmond to [Hugh Holmes], Speaker of the House of Delegates, transmitting 14 enclosures for the consideration of the General Assembly. Enclosure #1 contains the report of the Committee appointed on so much of the President's message as relates to the militia institution of the United States. Also enclosed is a copy of President Thomas Jefferson's letter to Governor Page to carry into effect the militia system adopted by the National Legislature. The President also requests a return of the militia, along with the arms and accoutrements. Lastly, enclosed is a copy of the circular letter sent by the Governor to his Brigadier Generals requiring an accurate return of the strength of each of their companies in their brigade
  • Enclosure #2 contains a copy of a letter from J. A. Chevallie, the agent of the representatives of Caron de Beaumarchais, regarding the judgment obtained in the Court of Appeals against the Commonwealth. Enclosure #3 is not present, but contained a certificate & receipt for payment to James Monroe for payment to the claim of Houdon. Enclosure #4 contains copies of letters from Thomas Newton, Superintendent of Quarantine at Norfolk; Benjamin Parke, Superintendent of Quarantine at Fredericksburg; and Governor Page regarding yellow fever in New York, Philadelphia, Alexandria, and the West Indies and the Governor's proclamation directing the performance of quarantine
  • Enclosure #5 contains an extract of a letter from Governor Page to Martin Mims regarding the distribution of arms to the militia (See Executive Communication of 1803 Dec. 3). Enclosure #6 contains an extract from the Council Journals regarding the appointment of John Moody as Surveyor of the James River to carry out the "act for more effectually preventing obstructions to the passage of fish on the James River and its navigable branches." Enclosure #7 is not included, but contained letters from Daniel Ruffner regarding the road to be opened from the upper navigation of the James River to the upper navigation of the Kanawha River
  • Enclosure #8 contains the report of John Clarke, Superintendent of the Public Works, regarding an estimate of the probable expenses necessary for the completion of the Manufactory of Arms, Penitentiary, & Public Tobacco Warehouse. Enclosure #9 contains another report by John Clarke regarding the progress made at the Manufactory of Arms. Clarke also provides the number of arms completed, other work completed, and amount of materials on hand. Enclosure #10 contains copies of letters from Francis & Alexander de Tubeuf, the heirs of Peter Francis de Tubeuf, and Governor Page regarding the payment of money lent to the Colony of their deceased father
  • Enclosure #11 is not included, but contained documents related to the act for providing seals for the District Courts. Enclosure #12 contains the Auditor's statements of the receipts and expenditures of the revenue for the year preceding the first of October. Included are the following documents: a certificate of members of the Council regarding the amount of money in the Treasury; a list of balances due the Commonwealth, a general state of the Commonwealth's revenue for the year 1802; a state of the revenue tax on land, etc., for the year 1802; the amount of surplus on tobacco exported from 1 October 1801 to 1 October 1802; the amount of the tax on law process, etc. from 1 October 1802 to 1 October 1803; and the amount of fees received by the Register from 1 October 1802 to 1 October 1803
  • Enclosure #13 contains an extract of a letter from Governor Monroe to Captain [Alexander] Quarrier regarding instructions for the Public Guard to guard the Penitentiary, Capitol, & Magazine, if possible, and to guard only the Penitentiary during the day. Enclosure #14 contains a copy of William Wirt's letter of resignation as Judge of the Chancery Court of Williamsburg. Governor Page notes that Mann Page has been appointed to fill his vacancy. In addition, the Governor mentions another vacancy in the Court of Appeals occasioned by the death of Edmund Pendleton. Lastly, he notes the appointment of John Taylor to the U.S. Senate to replace Brigadier General [Stevens Thomson] Mason who died in office
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  • Accessioned
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Additional physical form
Also available on microfilm
Cataloging source
Vi
Citation source
Salmon, John S., comp. A GUIDE TO STATE RECORDS IN THE ARCHIVES BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES. Richmond: Virginia State Library, 1985
Form designation
Papers
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  • The Library of Virginia
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Inventory
Extent
12
Immediate source of acquisition
House Speaker's Office
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001503691
Type of unit
items.

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