James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Joseph Story, 9 January 1809

ca. 9 January 1809

1. The Embargo to be raised on the first of June.

2. The nonintercourse to take effect on the same day--and authority to our merchants vessels to arm in defence on that day--& if attacked to capture &c.

3 The Congress to be convened on the 10th. day of May--with a view either to declare war--or further to invigorate the Nonintercourse system or to continue the Embargo.

4. In the meantime measures to be pursued by Congress with a view to war--

By raising an army--
Equipping the Navy
Fortifying our harbours & &c.


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