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OF

VIRGINIA STATE PAPERS

AND

OTHER MANUSCRIPTS

FROM

JANUARY 1, 1808, TO DECEMBER 31, 1835 ;

Preserved in the Capitol, at Richmond.

ARRANGED, EDITED, AND PRINTED UNDER THE AUTHORITY AND DIRECTION

OF

H. W. FLOURNOY,

Secretary of the Commonwealth and State Lil rarian.

VOLUME X.

RICIIMOND):

1892.

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Entered according to an Act of Congress,

BY THE SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH,
For the State of Virginia in the office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington.

JAMES E. GOODE, PRINTER.

PREFACE.

The subjects treated of in this volume (number ten) are too numerous and varied to be comprehended in a preface, and can be best ascertained by reference to the index, which will be found to comprehend much of military, civil and political history, with the names of many who played conspicuous parts therein.

The war with Great Britain begun in 1812, and with many of its prominent incidents by land and sea, and the conspicuous actors therein, the means and the men furnished by the State of Virginia in aid of the Federal Government will be found greatly interesting.

The appointment of judges of the various courts, of Virginians to federal offices; election of United States Senators; the establishment of the University of Virginia and appointment of visitors thereto; the management of some Indian tribes; the subject of Insurrection; the nullification period and acts connected therewith; opinions on the removal of the United States deposits from the Bank of the United States; the treatment of the French refugees and their slaves imported into Norfolk, and the action of Congress thereon, with numerous other topics, will be found embraced in this volume.

Calendar of State Papers.

Tuos. MATHEWS TO TIIE GOVERNOR.

1808.

Tan 11

On my arrival here on friday I learnt that the General Government had removed all obstacles to the progress of Rose. He accordingly left the British Ship Itruria yesterday morning in Palmer's packett with the determination of proceeding for George Town or Annapolis, as the wind should serve. On their arrival off Potomack, it appears that the objections started by Mr. Ronsvern that the ship he came in was not comprehended in the Proclamation of the President, and being the bearer of a Minister Extra was to be considered as entitled in every respect to all the privileges of any vessel of any other nation with whom the United States are at peace. The Gov't of the United States have so determined it. The Triumph, of seventy-four Guns, was yesterday in Lynhaven Bay. This ship, I am informed, has been in the same position for some days past, but remains without offering any offence except that of being in our waters.

I am, &c.

The Bond of William Moseby, with his securities, as Treasurer of the Commonwealth, in the penalty of One Million of Dollars, dated January 12th, 1808, is filed.

II. DEARBORN TO THE GOVERNOR.

I have the honor in reply to your Excellency's letter of the 3rd Inst. Jan. 12,

War to state that we have uniformly considered a Division as composed of Department two Brigades—that it was intended by the President that the twelve months' volunteers should be formed into Corps distinct from and unconnected with the other Troops and be fully organized and officered according to their respective numbers in each State.

If by a separate organization of the 12 months' volunteers and the other volunteers and drafted men there should be from six to eight Regi

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