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1804 December 3
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1804 December 3
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 17 enclosures to lay before the Legislature. Enclosure #1 contains Council Minutes by Daniel L. Hylton, Clerk of the Council, providing the names of twenty-four electors appointed throughout the state to choose a President & Vice President. Enclosure #2 contains copies of letters from W. C. Nicholas & Abraham B. Venable resigning their seats in the U. S. Senate. Nicholas resigned to accept another position as Collector of Norfolk
  • Enclosure #3 contains a copy of a letter from James Monroe, London, regarding land disputes between Virginia and British subjects arising from the Revolution. Monroe proposes a solution to these disputes by the state purchasing the claims and adjusting the controversies by amicable compromise rather than by legal decision. Enclosure #4 contains a copy of a circular letter from James Madison, Department of State, notifying the Governor of the ratification of the amendment to the U. S. Constitution respecting the manner of voting for President & Vice President
  • Enclosure #5 contains a copy of a letter from Caleb Strong, Governor of Massachusetts, enclosing a resolution by the Massachusetts Legislature for an amendment to the U. S. Constitution for the representatives to be apportioned among the several states according to the numbers of their free inhabitants. Enclosure #6 contains a copy of a letter from James Garrard, Governor of Kentucky, transmitting a resolution of the Kentucky Legislature proposing the cooperation of Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, & Ohio for opening the rapids of the Ohio River
  • Enclosure #7 contains a copy of a letter from William King, Francis Preston, & Henry St. John Dixon, Commissioners who were appointed to wait on the Tennessee Legislature respecting the navigation of the north fork of the Holstein River and the Holstein River. The Commissioners enclose the law enacted by the Tennessee Legislature appropriating a sum to remove obstructions in the navigation of the North Fork and Holstein Rivers. Enclosure #8 contains a letter from Samuel Vance & James P. Preston, the Commissioners appointed to ascertain the most proper course for a road from the upper navigation of the James River to the upper navigation of the Kanawha River. Also included is a copy of the commissioners' report, as well as copies of letters from David Ruffner, Samuel Vance, and Governor Page. Lastly, enclosed is an original letter from the Commissioners enclosing their report and a map of the Mann's Creek route
  • Enclosure #9 contains an extract of a letter from [John Clarke], Superintendent of the Manufactory of Arms, regarding the lack of additional artificers as a result of the failure of the Treasury to make payment until late. Enclosure #10 contains a copy of a report by Edmund Brooke, William Tyler, & Thomas Swann, three of the Commissioners appointed to examine the courthouse, jail, & clerk's office of the District Court at Hay Market. In addition, there is a report by William Cundiffe, William Robinson, & Andrew Heath, three of the Commissioners to examine the Clerk's Office
  • Enclosure #11 contains a copy of a letter from Alexander Quarrier, Captain of the Public Guard, regarding further compensation for additional services in receiving arms in and out of the Arsenal and as Keeper of the Keys of the Capitol. Also included is an extract from the Council Journal advising additional compensation to Quarrier. Enclosure #12 contains extracts from the Council of State regarding expenses by Virginia in the apprehension, prosecution, & imprisonment of Thomas Logwood, a counterfeiter tried in a Federal Court. Enclosure #13 is not included, but contained the progress of the distribution of arms to the militia
  • Enclosure #14 contains a broadside providing the rules & regulations for the internal government of the Penitentiary. Enclosure #15 contains a statement of the expenses in carrying on the several branches of the Manufactory of Arms & Penitentiary; the amount of articles manufactured; the amount of articles sold; and the articles and value of them remaining on hand. Enclosure #16 contains the accounts of the Public Treasury from 1 October 1803 to 30 September 1804. Enclosure #17 is not included, but contained a letter from the President and Directors of the Dismal Swamp Canal
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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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17
Immediate source of acquisition
House Speaker's Office
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001504896
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