From Hezekiah Huntington
Friday 28 Augt 11. AM
The bill for raising a Military force mentioned in my hasty note of yesterday passed the house this morning yeas 147—nays 45, and is Postponed in the other House untill Afternoon.
The business of a Court now in session leaves me but little opportunity to learn passing events—tis said an elaborate report of a Joint Committee on the subject presented—by the Gov’s Message is now under discussion in the House—have not learnd much of it—but it is doubtless such as may be expected from the Source whence it eminates.1 With Perfect respect I have the Honor to be your Excellency’s Obdt Servant
RC (DLC: Rives Collection, Madison Papers).
1. Huntington undoubtedly referred to the Report of the Committee of the General Assembly, at Their Special Session, August 25, 1812: On That Part of His Excellency the Governour’s Speech, Which Relates to His Correspondence with the Secretary of War … (New Haven, 1812; Shaw and Shoemaker description begins R. R. Shaw and R. H. Shoemaker, comps., American Bibliography: A Preliminary Checklist for 1801–1819 (22 vols.; New York, 1958–66). description ends 25149).