SIXTH CONGRESS--FIRST SESSION.
The new Congress was to meet in the beginning of December, and the President as usual, a few weeks previous to the session, required of the heads of departments a report of the topics proper for his speech.
FROM THE PRESIDENT.
TRENTON, Oct. 18, 1799.
I beg leave to solicit your sentiments on the communication of information or recommendations necessary or expedient to be made to Congress at their approaching session. Your observations on the state of the nation at large, the state of Europe, the mission to France, the rebellion in Pennsylvania, the negotiations with St. Domingo, the interruption of the board or boards of commissioners, and every other subject, especially in every thing in the Treasury Department, will be agreeable, and very much oblige your faithful humble servant,
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 15, 1799.
By some accident or other, the original papers concerning the conspiracy against the laws and the beginnings of the late insurrection in Pennsylvania, were never laid before me. I believe they were transmitted to you by the judge and the marshall. How far it will be necessary to communicate the facts in detail to Congress, you will be so good as to consider, and I should be obliged to you for your sentiments concerning all things to be inserted in the speech, as soon as may be convenient, because the time draws so near that something must be soon brought to a conclusion. I wish for your opinions on all points, but particularly on the rebellion, and the St. Domingo business. I have the honour to be, sir, your most obedient,