James Madison Papers

To James Madison from John Dawson, 20 June 1810

From John Dawson

Fredericksburg. June 20. 1810.

Dear Sir

It is reported that congress will be convend during the summer.1 I will thank you for information on this point, thereby to govern my summer movements, as well as upon any other. With much Esteem Your friend

J Dawson.


1Several newspapers printed a report to this effect. The source of the story was given as the N.Y. Evening Post, which made the claim shortly after the frigate John Adams returned to the U.S. with the latest news from Europe (see Alexandria Daily Gazette, 20 June 1810).

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