James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Arthur St. Clair, 22 November 1802

To Arthur St. Clair

Department of State Novr. 22. 1802.


The President observing in an address lately delivered by you to the convention held at Chilicothe,1 an intemperance and indecorum of language towards the Legislature of the United States, and a disorganizing spirit and tendency of very evil example, and grossly violating the rules of conduct enjoined by your public station, determines that your commission of Governor of the North Western Territory shall cease on the receipt of this notification. I am &ca.

James Madison

Index Entries