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SPECIAL MESSAGES.

UNITED STATES, December 9, 1795.

Gentlemen of the Senate

I lay before you, for your consideration, a treaty of peace which has been negotiated by General Wayne, on behalf of the United States, with all the late hostile tribes of Indians northwest of the river Ohio, together with the instructions which were given to General Wayne and the proceedings at the place of treaty.

GEORGE WASHINGTON.

UNITED STATES, December 21, 1795.

Gentlemen of the Senate

Herewith I transmit, for your information and consideration, the original letter from the Emperor of Morocco, recognizing the treaty of peace and friendship between the United States and his father, the late Emperor, accompanied with a translation thereof, and various documents relating to the negotiation by which the recognition was effected.

GEORGE WASHINGTON.

UNITED STATES, January 4, 1796.

Gentlemen of the Senate and of the House of Representatives

A letter from the minister plenipotentiary of the French Republic, received on the 22d of the last month, covered an address, dated the 21st of October, 1794, from the committee of public safety to the Representatives of the United States in Congress, and also informed me that he was instructed by the committee to present to the United States the colors of France.  I thereupon proposed to receive them last Friday, the first day of the new year, a day of general joy and congratulation.  On that day the minister of the French Republic delivered the colors, with an address, to which I returned an answer.  By the latter Congress will see that I have informed the minister that the colors will be deposited with the archives of the United States.  But it seemed to me proper previously to exhibit to the two Houses of Congress these evidences of the continued friendship of the French Republic, together with the sentiments expressed by me on the occasion in behalf of the United States.  They are herewith communicated.

GEORGE WASHINGTON.

UNITED STATES, January 8, 1796.

Gentlemen of the Senate and of the House of Representatives

I transmit to you a memorial of the commissioners appointed by virtue of an act entitled “An act for establishing the temporary and permanent seat of the Government of the United States,” on the subject of the public buildings under their direction.

Since locating a district for the permanent seat of the Government of the United States, as heretofore announced to both Houses of Congress, I have accepted the grants of money and of land stated in the memorial of the commissioners.  I have directed the buildings therein mentioned to be commenced on plans which I deemed consistent with the liberality of the grants and proper for the purposes intended.

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