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1811 December 2
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1811 December 2
Title variation
Executive Communications
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eng
Summary
  • Contains a photocopy of a letter from Lieutenant Governor George W. Smith, Council Chamber, to [James Barbour], Speaker of the House of Delegates, regarding such topics as the appointment of Governor James Monroe as U.S. Secretary of State; the resignations & appointments of judges of the Court of Appeals & General Court; the death of Andrew Reid, Jr., Privy Councilor; the resignation of James Jones from the Privy Council; unsatisfied claims of land for officers & soldiers of the Virginia State Line; the upper navigation of the James River to Dunlap's Creek; aid for a canal between the Great Lakes and the Hudson River in New York; the distribution of arms to the militia; an amendment to the Constitution regarding titles of nobility; and repairs to the Capitol. The Lieutenant Governor transmits twenty-three enclosures numbered 1 through 23
  • Enclosure #1 contains a copy of a letter from Governor James Monroe resigning the office of governor for an appointment to the U.S. Department of State. Enclosure #2 contains a copy of a letter from James Pleasants, Jr., resigning as judge of the Court of Appeals. Enclosure #3 contains a copy of a letter from St. George Tucker resigning as a judge of the Court of Appeals on account of an act of the last session of the General Assembly. Enclosure #4 contains a copy of a letter from Hugh Nelson resigning as judge of the General Court to become a representative in Congress
  • Enclosure #5 contains a copy of a letter from William H. Cabell accepting an appointment as judge of the Court of Appeals in place of James Pleasants. Enclosure #6 is not included, but contained a letter from John Coalter accepting his appointment as judge of the Court of Appeals. Enclosure #7 contains a copy of a letter from Daniel Smith accepting his appointment as judge of the General Court in the place of Hugh Nelson. Enclosure #8 contains a copy of a letter from Dabney Carr accepting his appointment as judge of the General Court in the place of William H. Cabell. Enclosure #9 contains a copy of a letter from James Allen accepting his appointment as judge of the General Court in the place of John Coalter. Enclosure #10 contains a copy of a letter from James Jones resigning as a member of the Council of State
  • Enclosure #11 contains advice of the Council regarding unsatisfied claims of officers & soldiers of the Virginia State Line. Enclosure #12 contains a copy of a letter from W[illiam] Croghan, Louisville, Kentucky, also relating to unsatisfied claims. Croghan, surveyor of these lands, writes that over two hundred thousand acres in Kentucky were entered in his office in 1784, but never surveyed in consequence of the land being claimed by the Chickasaw Indians. In addition, Croghan notes that there are still about 40,000 acres of land warrants which are unsatisfied. Enclosure #13 contains a copy of a letter from W. Croghan to Daniel C. Brent and an extract of a letter from John Marshall to Brent regarding military land claims
  • Enclosure #14 contains a copy of a letter from Wilson C. Nicholas resigning his appointment as a commissioner to view the upper navigation of the James River to Dunlap's Creek. Enclosure #15 contains a copy of a letter from William Caruthers & William Lewis, Lexington, enclosing a report of the commissioners appointed to examine the navigation of the James River from the upper end of the canal to the mouth of Dunlap's Creek, etc. Enclosure #16 contains a copy of a letter from Allen Taylor declining his appointment as a commissioner to view the upper navigation of the James River
  • Enclosure #17 contains a letter from Commissioners including Gouverneur Morris, DeWitt Clinton, and others, in New York, enclosing an act to provide for the improvement of the internal navigation by creating a canal from the Great Lakes to the Hudson River. Enclosure #18 is not included, but contained a statement of arms distributed to the militia. Enclosures #19 through #22 contain copies of resolutions of the legislatures of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, & Kentucky agreeing to the amendment of the U.S. Constitution prohibiting any citizen from excepting a title of nobility, honor, etc., from any foreign power. Lastly, enclosure #23 contains a report of the Commissioners appointed to inspect the Capitol and report on what repairs are required. The commissioners include John Staples, C[hristopher] Tompkins, Anderson Barret, & George Winston
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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
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Papers
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  • The Library of Virginia
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22
Immediate source of acquisition
House Speaker's Office
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001512528
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