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DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS, TO WIT:

DISTRICT CLERK'S OFFICE. BE it remembered, that on the twenty-eighth day of October, A. D. 1816, and in the forty-first year of the Independence of the United States of American Thomas B. Wait and Sons, of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words fol. lowing, to wit:

“ State Papers and Publick Documents of the United States, from the accession of George Washington to the Presidency, exhibiting a complete view of our Foreign Relations since that time. lo ten volumes. Second edition. Published under the patronage of Congress. Including Confidential Documents, now first published.”

In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, “An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned :" and also to an act, entitled, “ An act supplementary to an act, entitled, An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned; and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of Designing, Engraving and Etching Historical, and other Prints."

JNO. W. DAVIS,
Clerk of the District of Massachusetts.

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CONTENTS.

Page

DIESSAGE, Dec. 31, 1810, transmitting supplemental report

of Secretary of State, enclosing a further communication

from general Armstrong relative to French duties 5

Message, Jan. 3, 1811, relative to the Floridas

7

Message, Jan. 12, 1811, transmitting letters from Mr. Pink-

ney to Secretary of State, and to lord Wellesley

8

Message, Jan. 14, 1811, transmitting proclamation announc-

ing revocation of French decrees

11

Message, Jan. 31, 1811, transmitting letters from Mr. Russell

to duke de Cadore, relative to seizure of New Orleans

Packet, and French decrees

14

Message, Feb. 19, 1811, transmitting all information not be-

sore communicated relative to decrees affecting neutral

18

Message, Nov. 5, 1811, opening Congress

43

Correspondence between Sec'y of State and Mr. Foster 49

Correspondence of Mr. J. S. Smith with lord Wellesley 93

Correspondence between Mr. Monroe and Mr. Foster

95

Correspondence relative to British sloop of war Little Belt

104

Correspondence of Messrs. Monroe and Foster relative to the

Floridas

126

Correspondence between Mr. Pinkney and lord Wellesley,

relative to French decrees and British orders

135

Correspondence between J. S. Smith and lord Wellesley 164

Judgment of sir W. Scott in case of the Fox and others 166

List of American vessels condemned under orders in council 180

Mr. Russell's correspondence with Secretary of State, M.

Champagny, and duke of Bassano, relative to French

decrees

181

List of American vessels taken by French after Nov. 1, 1810 200

Mr, Erving's correspondence with Secretary of State and Mr.

de Rosenkrantz, relative to Danish captures of American

vessels

205

List of American vessels captured by the Danes, cases pend-

ing June, 1811

218

Lists of American vessels captured by the Danes, and carried

into Christiansand, Holstein,Sleswick, and Danish islands 232

Message, Nov. 7, 1811, transmitting Turreau's letter of Nov.

14, 1810, and Serrurier's of July 23, 1811

233

Message, Nov. 13, 1811, transmitting correspondence be-

tween Messrs. Monroe and Foster, and termination of

difference relative to Chesapeake

Report of committee on foreign relations ; systematick aggres.

sions of the two great belligerents. Nov. 29, 1811 241

Message, Jan. 16, 1812, transmitting report of Secretary of

State ; trade to France subject to severe restrictions 246

Message, Jan. 16, 1812, transmitting letter from Mr. Foster to

Mr. Monroe, and answer

248

Message, Jan. 17, 1812, transmitting letter from Mr. Foster

to Mr. Monroe, and answer

257

Message, March 9, 1812, transmitting correspondence of

John Henry, governour Craig, &c.

258

Report of committee of foreign relations relative to Henry,

Craig, &c. March 19, 1812

296

Message, March 13, 1812, transmitting letter from Mr. Fos-

ter to Mr. Monroe, relative to Henry, Craig, &c. 303

Message, April 1,1812, recommending an embargo

304

Message, April 23, 1812, relative to captures of American

vessels in the Baltick

304

List of American vessels captured in the Baltick

322

Message, May 26, 1812, transmitting correspondence be-

tween Sec'y of State and Mr. Barlow, ininister at Paris 323

Message, June 1, 1812, recommending war with Great Britain 362

Correspondence between Mr. Foster and Mr. Monroe 369

Correspondence between Mr. Monroe and Mr. Russell 372

Report, or manifesto, of causes of war with Great Britain.

June 3, 1812

387

Message, June 4, 1812, transmitting correspondence of Sec- ,

retary of State with British plenipotentiary

400

Report of French minister of foreign relations. March 10, 1812 411

Message, June 8, 1812, transmitting correspondence of Sec-

retary of State with Mr. Foster

418

Message, June 11, 1812, transmitting correspondence of Sec-

retary of State with Mr. Foster relative to Indian hos-

tilities

430

Documents relative to a seaman claimed by the British go-

vernment

444

Report of committee relative to excitements of Indians by

British. June 13, 1812

445

Message, June 15, 1812, transmitting letters between Secre-

tary of State and Mr. Foster

474

Message, June 16, 1812, transmitting letter from Mr. Russell

to Secretary of State, &c.

482

Proclamation of war with Great Britain. June 19, 1812 489

Message, June 22, 1812, transmitting copies of letter from

Mr. Russell to Secretary of State, and from lord Castle-

reagh to Mr. Russell

490

Message, July 6, 1812, transmitting documents relative to

British impressments

492–439

MESSAGE

FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TO THE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. DEC. 31, 1810.

I lay before the House of Representatives a supplemental report of the Secretary of State, containing information, received since the date of my last message, on the subject of their resolution of the 21st instant.

JAMES MADISON.

Department of State, Dec. 31, 1810. Sir,--Having just received from general Armstrong the enclosed communication, (marked Ď) I hasten to transmit it to you, as a supplement to the report which I had the honour of laying before you on the 28th of this month.

With the highest respect and consideration, I have the honour to be, &c.

R. SMITH. The President of the United States.

(D.)

Washington, Dec. 29, 1810. Sir,-In giving the few papers I brought with me another examination, I have found the enclosed extract from the minutes of the French council of commerce of the 12th of September last. Having a connection with the subject of my letter of yesterday, I have the honour of transmitting it to you, and at the same time of renewing the assurances of my very high consideration.

JOHN ARMSTRONG. Hon Robert Smith, Secretary of State. VOL. VIII.

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TRANSLATION. Extract from the Minutes of the Office of the Secretary

of State. At the Palace of St. Cloud, Sept. 12, 1810. Napoleon, emperor of the French, king of Italy, protector of the confederation of the Rhine, and mediator of the Swiss confederation :

Upon the report of our minister of the interior:

After having heard our council of the administration of the finances, and in conformity with our decree of the 5th of August, 1810.

We have decreed and do decree as follows:

Art. 1. The duties of entry upon the articles of merchandise hereafter mentioned, are regulated in the following manner :

francs. cents. American pot ash, per quintal

30 00 Hides in the hair, American, the piece,

2 50 Fish-oil, per quintal, decimal

25 00 Cod fish, idem,

10 00 Dried fish, idem,

8 00 Elephants' teeth, idem,

400 00 Tortoise shell, idem,

1,500 00 Mother of pearl, idem,

200 00 American rice, idem,

20 00 idem,

600 00 Vanilla, per killogramme,

60 00 Bark, red, idem,

10 00 yellow, idem,

4 00 grey rolled, idem,

7 40 Rheubarb, idem,

6 00 Ipecacuanha, idem,

12 00 Shumach, per quintal decimal,

30 00 Ginger, idem,

30 00 Pimento, (see the decree of August 5) Black pepper, Cassia Lignea, idem, Cinnamon Ord. “ Casse ou Canefice," per quintal,

150 00 Rocou,

idem,

200 00 Ordrilla, “ Curcuma,"

125 00

Cachew,

1

idlem,

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