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1The Madison Family Tree (Madison Papers)
This family tree, framed under glass, is in LC: Madison Miscellany. For reasons given below, JM could hardly have prepared the chart earlier than the close of 1813 or later than September 1819. He apparently left among his papers at the time of his death a brief statement about his forebears. This document, now lost, came into the possession of his niece, Mrs. Lucie Hartwell Conway. She...
Having considered the Bill this day presented to me, entitled "An act to set apart and pledge certain funds for internal improvements", and which sets apart and pledges funds "for constructing roads and canals, and improving the navigation of water courses, in order to facilitate, promote, and give security to internal commerce among the several States, and to render more easy and less...
I have recd., fellow Citizens from Governor Preston, your address of the 22d. Ulto: The sentiments which it conveys are particularly endeared to me, as those of a State, with which I am connected by the ties of my birth & of my home; and by the recollections of its confidence & partiality, commencing at an early stage of my life, and continued under different public manifestations, to the...
Having received, through you, the address of the General Assembly of Virginia, of February 10th, I have to request that you will take charge of the enclosed answer to it. I must tender you my acknowledgments at the same time, for the friendly and flattering manner in which you have fulfilled the resolution of the General Assembly. I should express my feelings very imperfectly, if, in recurring...
I transmit the Senate a Report of the Secretary of State complying with their Resolution of the 20th instant DNA : RG 59—TP—Territorial Papers.
I recd some months ago your letter of the 29th. of March last, with the Books which accompanied it. I delayed an acknowledgmt. of these favors, in the hope that I might find time to look into works, the subjects of which are so well calculated to excite attention. In this hope I have been disappointed, by a crowd of public occupations greater than was foreseen. And as the epoch approaches,...
I recd. yesterday yours covering the letter of Mr. Spafford, which was forwarded to him as you suggested. His object in communicating it, I collect only from its contents. He probably exhibited it as a proof of the spirit and views of the Eastern States during the late war. As with you the weather here has of late been remarkable both for the degree & continuance of Cold, and the winter...
Objects interesting to the United States requiring that the Senate should be in session on the 4th. of March next, to receive such communications as may be made to it on the part of the Executive, your attendance in the Senate Chamber in this City on that day is accordingly requested. NjHi .
I rec d yesterday yours covering the letter of M r Spafford , which was forwarded to him as you suggested: His object in communicating it I collect only from its contents. He probably exhibited it as a proof of the spirit and views of the Eastern States during the late war. As with you the weather here has of late been remarkable both for the degree & continuance of Cold, and the winter...
I have duly received your letter of January 25th., with the Resolutions of the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of South Carolina, which it covered. On retiring from the public service, I shall count among the circumstances grateful to my recollection, this unanimous expression of approbation and regard from the legislature of South Carolina. The period during which the...
J. Madison requests the favor of Mr. Hagner to dine with him on Tuesday next at 4 oclock. The favor of an answer is requested. NcU : Southern Historical Collection.
I transmit to the Senate a report of the Secretary of State, complying with their resolution of the 28th of last month. Printed Source--American State Papers. 38 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Gales and Seaton, 1831-61)..
On comparing the fourth section of the Act of Congress passed March 31st. 1814 providing for the indemnification of certain claimants of public lands in the Missippi Territory, with the articles of agreement and cession between the United States and State of Georgia, bearing date April 30th. 1802, it appears that the engagements entered into with the claimants interfere with the rights and...
The letter & papers returned Feby 4 with the following note. The arrangement communicated by the Presidt. of the U.S. Bank is so important an advance towards a universal return of specie circulation, that the Treasury sanction to it under existing circumstances evidently proper. Serious difficulties will notwithstanding remain to be encountered, if the principal Banks in every State do not...
The government of Great Britain, induced by the posture of the relations with the United States which succeeded the conclusion of the recent commercial convention, issued an order on the 17th day of August, 1815, discontinuing the discriminating duties payable in British ports on American vessels and their cargoes. It was not until the 22d of December, following, that a corresponding...
I have been some time in debt for the obliging favor of your "Camillo. Its subject as well as its Author makes me regret more than ever that my knowlege of the Italian does not enable me to do justice to the merits & enjoy the beauties of a poem in that language. A translation into English, well executed may mitigate my disappointment. In G. Britain this may take place. In this Country, the...
The Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of His Most Christian Majesty having renewed, under Special instructions from his Government, the claim of the Representative of Caron de Beaumarchais for One million of livres, which were debited to him in the settlement of his accounts with the United States, I lay before Congress copies of the Memoir on that subject addressed by the said...
I lay before Congress, copies of ratified Treaties between the United States and the following Indian Tribes. First. The Wex and Kickapoo. Second. The united Tribes of Ottawas, Chipawas, & Potowotomies, residing on the Illinois and Melwakee rivers and their waters, and on the Southwestern parts of lake Michigan Third. That portion of the Winnebago tribe residing on the Ouisconsin river Fourth....
I transmit to the Senate a report of the Acting Secretary of War, in compliance with their resolution of the 8th instant. NjP .
I thank you for your attentive favor of the 16th. which gave me the first intelligence of the death of Mr. Dallas. The melancholy event was received here with unfeigned grief, and by none more deeply, as you will readily conceive, than by myself. Our Country will rarely lose a Citizen, whose virtues endowments and services will leave a stronger claim to its admiring and grateful recollections,...
I transmit to Congress an account of the contingent expences of the Government for the year one thousand eight hundred and sixteen. DNA : RG 233—LRHR—Legislative Records of the House of Representatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Madison request the favor of Mr. Saml. Dickens to dine with them on Tuesday at 4 o’clock. An answer is requested. NN .
I communicate, for the information of Congress, the report of the director of the Mint, of the operation of that establishment during the last year. DNA : RG 233—LRHR—Legislative Records of the House of Representatives.
To all who shall see these presents, Greeting: Know Ye, That in pursuance of the Act of Congress passed on the tenth day of April 1816; entitled "An Act to incorporate the Subscribers to the Bank of the United States," and reposing special Trust and Confidence in the Integrity, Diligence and Discretion of Stephen Girard of Pennsylvania, I have nominated and by and with the advice and consent...
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: To all who shall see these presents, Greeting : Know ye, That reposing special Trust and Confidence in the Patriotism, Valour, Fidelity, and Abilities of John Rodney, I do appoint him a Midshipman in the Navy of the United States: He is therefore carefully and diligently to discharge the duties of a Midshipman by doing and performing all manner of...
Objects interesting to the United States requiring that the Senate should be in session on the 4th of March next, to receive such communications as may be made to it on the part of the Executive, your attendance in the Senate Chamber in this City on that day is accordingly requested. NHi : Rufus King Papers.
By the President of the United States Whereas by the first article of the terms and conditions declared by the President of the United States on the 17th. day of October 1791 for regulating the materials and the manner of buildings and improvements on the lots in the City of Washington it is provided "That the outer and party walls of all the houses in the said City shall be built of brick or...
Objects interesting to the United States requiring that the Senate should be in Session on the 4th of March next, to receive such communications as may be made to it on the part of the ex ecutive, your attendance in the Senate Chamber in this City on that day is accordingly requested. MdHi .
Objects interesting to the United States requiring that the Senate should be in Session on the 4th of March next, to receive such communications as may be made to it on the part of the Executive, your attendance in the Senate Chamber in this City on that day is accordingly requested. UkCU-FWM .
Objects interesting to the United States requiring that the Senate should be in Session on the 4th of March next, to receive such Communications as may be made to it on the part of the Executive, your attendance in the Senate Chamber in this City on that day is accordingly requested. CStbK .