James Madison Papers

Circular Letter to the Governors, 20 July 1803

Circular Letter to the Governors

Department of State July 20th 1803


As the new elections have produced changes in the members from some of the States in the next Congress, and as in others elections are yet to be made, I have supposed that notifications that Congress is convened on the 17th of October next at an Extraordinary Session, will more certainly be received thro’ the Executives of the respective States than in any other manner. Permit me therefore to request your Excellency to cause the inclosed1 to be directed to the Senators and Representatives of the State of Connecticut2—and forwarded to them thro’ the post office. I have the honor to be, Sir, Very respectfully your most Obt Sert.

James Madison

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