James Madison Papers

To James Madison from William Crawford, 20 February 1808

20th. Feby. 1808


The preceding address is now transmitted thro’ you to the president of the United States in consequence of the following resolution carried at a meeting held by the Democratic citizens of the county of Adams in Gettysburg upon Monday the 15th. Febry. instt.

Resolved unanimously that a committee of five be appointed to draft an address to the General government on the present critical situation of our public affairs; and that said committee act as a standing committee of correspondence to communicate with such other committees throughout this state or the United States as the public exi⟨gencies⟩ may require: And that Doctor Wm. Crawford, General ⟨   ⟩id, Saml. Smyth Esqre. John Weichart Esqre. & Doctor ⟨   ⟩l Sheffer be said committee. When said committee retired, after some time returned and reported an address to the President of the United States which was read & approved of unanimously by the general committee. Whereupon resolved that a copy of the aforesaid Address be transmitted to the general government & another to the editor of the Aurora for publication.

This address & resolution I therefore transmit to you with a request that you will present it according to the address and in so doing you will conferr a particular obligation on the democratic citizens of Adams County In behalf of the chairman at his request

Wm. Crawford

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

Index Entries