James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Robert Williams, 29 March 1806

Mississippi Territory Washington March 29th. 1806


Finding that the distribution of the laws of the United States, in this Territory, in Volumes alone, is attended with Considerable delay, much more So than is conducive to a timely knowledge and understanding of them, I take the liberty of Suggesting the expediency of extending their publication through the medium of the News papers within this Territory.

This mode of promulgating the laws of the Union in this quarter becomes the more necessary in proportion to the distance we are from the Seat of the general government, and the diffused Situation of the inhabitants. I trust therefore, you will think it proper to take the necessary Steps for having it done. I am with due Respect yrs.

Robert Williams


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