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Mr. Madison presents his respectful compliments to the Vice President. There was about two years ago a Consul at St. Jago, since which nothing has been heard from him; such characters not being tolerated by the Spanish Govrs. in times of peace. He was also involved in such a manner with the local authorities as to render it questionable how far he could be prudently used for the purpose...
Mr. Thornton the British Chargé d’Affaires has expressed a wish that Mr. Smith the British Agent under the 6th. art: of the Treaty of 1794. may be permitted to take such copies and extracts from the American papers now in your custody as may be of use in adjusting claims of British subjects on their Government. It being considered by the President as altogether proper that the application...
I received a few days ago a copy of “A search of truth in the science of the human mind,” for which I perceive I am indebted to your politeness. Other engagements not permitting me at present to read it with the necessary attention, and it being uncertain how long the obstacles to that pleasure may continue, I do not delay the thanks which are due. From the manner in which the work has been...
I have received your Letter of the 29th. Ult:, accompanying one from B. T. Reed, and other papers relating to the capture of the Schooner Lively, and the condemnation of her Cargo by the British Vice Admiralty Court at Antigua. This is one of many cases, in which the proceedings of that and other British Admiralty Courts have shamefully violated the rules of justice & the rights of Neutrals....
A rapid view was taken in our last paper of the nature and effects of the Embargo. As it is the strongest measure yet taken by the government, and from its very nature will be productive of interesting consequences not only on the foreign world, but likewise on ourselves, it is of the first importance that the public should receive correct impressions upon it. For a time it will materially...
I have duly recd. yours of Aug. 22. with the papers sent with it. I have heard nothing from Dallas on the subject of another prosecution agst. Duane. It is to be presumed that he will either commence it, or let us know his reason for not doing so. Should further silence take place, I will jog his attention. I know nothing of Clay personally. All I know thro’ others is in his favor, and speak...
I recd. yesterday your favour of the 17th. That of the 4[th?] copied into it never came to hand. The rent you have ready for me (with the exception of $63 to be forward[ed by m]ail) may be placed to my Credit in the Branch Bank of the U.S. in Washington; on which be so good as to send [m]e 2 or 3 blank Checks if there be printed ones. With cordial regards & good wishes. RC (NjP : Crane...
Since my letter of the l7. inst. was sent on board the Chesapeake, I have received your two communications of January 25th. and March 6th. on the subject of your proceedings at Tunis, and have the pleasure to inform you that the adjustment of our differences with that Regency in which they terminated, is approved by the President, and regarded as an additional proof that his confidence in your...
I return with thanks the papers you kindly favored me with an opportunity of perusing. They are not without interest tho’ superseded by the mass of information now before the public. I am sorry to find from this, that so much uncertainty still clouds the issue of the controversy with France. Should it fail of an amicable adjustment by the parties themselves, it is quite possible that Great...
James Madison President of the United States of America, To all who shall see these presents, Greeting Whereas it has been represented to me that a certain William Lathram, late of the County of Alexandria in the District of Columbia, yeoman, was at a Circuit Court lately holden for the same county, duly convicted of keeping an ill governed and disorderly house, and was thereupon sentenced by...
I found on my arrival here that certain ideas unfavorable to the Act of the Convention which had created difficulties in that body, had made their way into Congress. They were patronised cheifly by Mr R.H.L. and Mr Dane of Massts. It was first urged that as the new Constitution was more than an Alteration of the Articles of Confederation under which Congress acted, and even subverted these...
The letter inclosed came to me as you see it; and tho’ probably meant more for me than you, is forwarded according to its ostensible destination. We have nothing from abroad, more than has been made public. The latest date from Pinkn[e]y is the 3d. of Ocr. The arrival of Novr. will have been some test, positive or negative of the views of England. Her party here seems puzzled more than usual....
Know Ye, That by virtue of the Act of Congress, entitled "An Act to incorporate the Subscribers to the Bank of the United States," I, the said James Madison, President of the United States of America, Do by these presents appoint you, the said Richard Higgins to be Commissioner for superintending the Subscriptions towards constituting the Capital of the said Bank of the United States, to be...
Your favor of the 28th. of April, the first I have recd. from you, has but just come to hand. It gave me the first information of the indisposition of my Father. I hope he has since fully recovered, and flatter myself the more that this is the case, as you or some one else would not have left me so long unapprized of the Contrary. I was disappointed at the arrival of 8 Hhds only. Tobo. only of...
Since the commencement of the year 1802, I have received your letter of the date of June 28 and I now transmit you a copy of the laws of the session of Congress preceding the last. Of those of the last session, a copy of the ’Act supplementary to the “Act concerning Consuls and Vice-Consuls,” and for the further protection of American seamen,[’] is annexed; the remainder will be forwarded as...
There appears only, in a journalized acct. of the transactions by Rbt Lear a passage under date of June 3—intimating that he sd. be disposed to give time rather than suffer the business to be broken off—& our countrymen left in slavery—with a succeeding intimation that he had consented to the condition, of allowing time for the delivery of the family of the Ex Bashaw. This consent however not...
I have the honor to request that you cause a warrant to be issued in favor of James Davidson for five thousand dollars, payable out of the appropriations for Barbary purposes. The said James Davidson, being the holder of the enclosed bill of Exchange of Tobias Lear, Consul General of the United States at Algiers, on the Secretary of State, for that amount, and dated the 12th. of February last....
Letter not found. 24 February 1811. Mentioned in Armstrong to JM, 3 Mar. 1811 , as discussing the character and conduct of David Bailie Warden in relation to the American consulate in Paris. Also mentioned in Armstrong to Jonathan Russell, 5 Mar. 1811, as JM’s answer to Armstrong’s suggestion that Russell be appointed as minister to France. “You had,” Armstrong wrote Russell, “no friends in...
The last letter from my brother A. left me in much anxiety for the State of my mother’s health. I have ventured to hope from the silence which has followed, that she has been on the recovery. I wish much to hear oftener from the family than I do and would set the example if other occupations, and particularly a very extensive correspondence would permit. The business goes on still very slowly....
7190Notes on Debates, 20 June 1783 (Madison Papers)
MS ( LC : Madison Papers). For a description of the manuscript of Notes on Debates, see Papers of Madison William T. Hutchinson, William M. E. Rachal, et al ., eds., The Papers of James Madison (7 vols. to date; Chicago, 1962——). , V, 231–34 . The Soldiers from Lancaster came into the City under the guidance of Sergeants. They professed to have no other object than to obtain a settlement of...
Being constrained by circumstances which I cannot properly disregard, to decline the request in your letter without date, I cannot do otherwise with the one enclosed in it than return it in the same state it came to hand, that you may substitute some other course for its delivery. I beg you to be assured Madam that this Step does not proceed in any degree from a want of the sympathy which you...
This goes by Merry to whom I have communicated the general complexion of your last joint despatch and the purpose of the Presid en t to recommend a suspension of the commercial act . The circumstances of return are apparently
I have just recd. yours of  . I wish that the arrival of Brown, may have been followed by a compromise satisfactory to Ripley. If it should not, the case of the latter becomes unpleasant in several respects. Can a Court of Enquiry be refused if he insists on it? I am led to believe that if disappointed altogether, he will think himself bound to lay his case before the public. It must be...
I have recd. your favor of the 16th. It has not removed the inquietude prevailing in this quarter as to the precise issue of the Election. There are reports from different quarters which seem to be positive that a difference of several votes has taken place between the two Repub: Candidates; but I can not trace in them either authenticity or particularity eno. to entitle them to confidence....
Letter not found. 29 October 1810. Acknowledged in Patton to JM, 8 Nov. 1810 (DLC). Inquires about the purchase of a gray horse to replace one of a pair that has died.
6 June 1803, Department of State . “The Secretary of State has received your letter of the 3rd. inst. [not found] with its enclosures. As the latter prove yourself and Messrs. Matry and Letailleur to be residents of the United States and not citizens, it is out of his power at present to grant the passports you request. If you have any other evidence to prove you to be citizens, you will be...
During the last days of the October 1784 session of the General Assembly there was a concerned drive to answer the complaints of isolated citizens in the western counties and the Kentucky district for better roads. Some of the interest undoubtedly stemmed from the attention focused on canal building by Washington’s lobbying activities on behalf of the Potomac and James canals, but JM knew too...
Understanding that an important cause to be argued at O. C. House brings together among others several professional strangers, be so good as to ascertain the day on which the Judge & the Counsel on both sides can conveniently take a dinner with me, and present my invitations to them accordingly: making yourself one of the party. P.S. Should Mr. C. Johnston attend on the occasion, I hope he...
On 29 December the Committee of the Whole considered the provision in the naturalization bill that required that an American citizen who had expatriated himself “should not be allowed to enter into the list of citizens again without a special act of Congress, and of the state from which he had gone.” (On the Democratic societies’ advocacy of the right of expatriation of American citizens who...
I recd. yours several days ago. Having recd. no information on the subject of it for a long time, I have been seeking it from the persons most likely to know what has taken place at N. O. relative to it, and what the prospect for Genl. Fayette is. As yet my enquiries have not succeeded, and I drop you this notice, lest you shd. infer from the delay that your letter had miscarried, or had not...