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Page 10 - An act to regulate trade, and intercourse with the Indian tribes and to preserve peace on the frontiers.
Page 6 - I deem it proper to recommend to your notice the revision of our consular system. This has become an important branch of the public service, inasmuch as it is intimately connected with the preservation of our national character abroad, with the interest of our citizens in foreign countries, with the regulation and care of our commerce, and with the protection of our seamen. At the close of the last session of Congress I communicated a report from the Secretary of State upon the subject, to which...
Page 4 - Measures have also been taken to enlarge our friendly relations and extend our commercial intercourse with other States. The system we have pursued of aiming at no exclusive advantages, of dealing with all on terms of fair and equal reciprocity, and of adhering scrupulously to all our engagements is well calculated to give success to efforts intended to be mutually beneficial. The wars of which the southern part of this continent was...
Page 10 - Southern tribes, which in that event will present the only remaining difficulties, will realize the necessity of emigration, and will speedily resort to it. My original convictions upon this subject have been confirmed by the course of events for several years, and experience is every day adding to their strength, That those tribes can not exist surrounded by our settlements and in continual contact with our citizens is certain.
Page 9 - It must now be determin whether the bank is to have its candidates for all offices in the country, from the highest to the lowest, or whether candidates on both sides of political questions shall be brought forward as heretofore, and supported by the usual means.
Page 4 - ... to perceive the cause of the pressure which existed in the commercial cities about the end of the month of September. It was impossible that the commercial community could have sustained itself much longer under such a policy. In the two succeeding months, the collections of the Bank would probably have exceeded five millions more, and the State Banks would have been obliged to curtail in an equal sum. The reduction of Bank accommodations, to the amount of nineteen millions of dollars, in four...
Page 105 - An act further to amend the several acts for the establishment and regulation of the Treasury, War, and Navy Departments.
Page 8 - Since the last adjournment of Congress, the Secretary of the Treasury has directed the money of the United States to be deposited in certain State banks designated by him, and he will immediately lay before you his reasons for this direction. I concur with him entirely in the view he has taken of the subject, and some months before the removal I urged upon the Department the propriety of taking that step.
Page 10 - ... am I more inclined to do so, than to the House of Representatives. But it will be seen, from the brief views at this time taken of the subject by myself, as well as the more ample ones presented by the Secretary of the Treasury, that the change in the deposites which has bc.en ordered has been deemed to be called for by considerations which are not affected by the proceedings referred to,' and which, if correctly viewed by that department, rendered its act a matter of imperious duty.
Page 5 - ... numerous citizens residing near that frontier. The subject is one of great solicitude to the United States, and will not fail to receive my earnest attention. The treaty concluded with Chili, and approved by the senate at its last session, was also ratified by the Chilian government, but with certain additional and explanatory articles of a nature to have required it to be again submitted to the senate. The time limited for the exchange of the ratifications, however, having since expired, the...