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Proclamation re Special Session of Congress, 30 July 1807

30 July 1807

WASHINGTON CITY.

FRIDAY, JULY 31.

By the

PRESIDENT of the UNITED STATES of AMERICA,

A PROCLAMATION.

Whereas great and weighty matters claiming the consideration of the Congress of the United States form an extraordinary occasion for convening them, I do by these presents appoint Monday the twenty-sixth day of October next, for their meeting at the city of Washington; hereby requiring the respective Senators and Representatives then and there to assemble in Congress, in order to receive such communications as may then be made to them, and to consult and determine on such measures as in their wisdom may be deemed most for the welfare of the United States.

In testimony whereof, I have caused the seal of the United States to be hereunto affixed, and signed the same with my hand.

Done at the city of Washington, the thirtieth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seven; and in the thirty second year of the Independence of the United States.

Th: Jefferson

By the President

James Madison,

Secretary of State.

Printed Source--National Intelligencer (Washington, D.C.).

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