James Madison Papers

To James Madison from the Governor of Virginia, 3 January 1791

From the Governor of Virginia

Council Chamber Richmond Jany 3d. 1791.


I do myself the Honour to inclose you three Resolutions and a Memorial of the General Assembly on the subject of the Act of Congress making provision for the Debts of the United States1 together with a Resolution instructing you to use your utmost endeavours to procure the Admission of the Citizens of the United States to hear the Debates of the Senate.2 I am Most respectfully &c.

Beverley Randolph.

FC (Vi: Executive Letter Book). In a clerk’s hand. Addressed “To the Honourable the Senators of this State in Congress.” Instead of recording a separate letter to the representatives, the clerk noted: “The same to the Representatives except the Clause which relates to the Instruction of the Senators.” Enclosures not found.

1See Carrington to JM, 24 Dec. 1790 and n. 2. The three resolutions of 3, 4, and 8 Nov. 1790 accompanying the memorial are printed in Hening, Statutes description begins William Waller Hening, ed., The Statutes at Large; Being a Collection of All the Laws of Virginia, from the First Session of the Legislature, in the Year 1619 (13 vols.; Richmond and Philadelphia, 1819–23). description ends , XIII, 234–35.

2See ibid., XIII, 235.

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