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To the honorable the General Assembly of Virginia Your petitioners the subscribers Shew, that James Madison James Madison jur. Francis Madison and William Madison formed a partnership under the firm of William Madison and Company for the purpose of erecting a merchant-Mill in the county of Madison on the Rapidan river and obtained the right in sixteen & a half acres of land on which the said...
Mr. Madison observed that he should be sorry to interfere with public business, but the peculiarity of the case of the family of De Neufville was such as to call for immediate attention, he therefore moved that the petition of the widow and daughter of the deceased John De Neufville, be now taken up. Merchants’ Daily Advertiser , 14 Feb. 1797 (also reported in New World , 15 Feb. 1797, and...
On 5 January JM had called up the report of the secretary of war on Poirey’s petition and moved that a bill be brought in. The House considered the matter in a Committee of the Whole on 9 January, with JM proposing that “provision ought to be made by law for settling the claim of M. Poirey” ( Annals of Congress Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States … (42 vols.;...
To Charles Taylor Dr. £ 1818 Septr. 14th To ʒiv Anodyne Linament &c for N. Josiah 6/. 0.. 6.. 0 21st A Viset 24 hours Attend &ce Mrs. M Negroes &ce 24/ 1.. 4.. 0 Octr. 20th A Viset Salts, Ipecac. Bark &ce N. Amye 18/ 0.. 18.. 0 Novr. 30th To Sundrys for N. John for Syphilis &ce $10 3.. 0.. 0
MS ( NA : PCC , No. 36, I, 379). In JM’s hand, except as mentioned in nn. 5, 9, and 10 ( qq.v. ). Docketed by Charles Thomson, “Motion of Mr. Madison seconded by Mr. Lee passed Septr 10th 1782.” That the Secy. of foreign affairs be Directed to obtain as speed[i]ly as possible authentic returns of the slaves & other property which have been carried off or distroyed in the course of the war by...
The official manuscript “Journal of the Council of State of Virginia,” from which the earlier samples of the minutes of this body were taken for reproduction in the present volume, is missing for this session. The minutes given below reproduce those entered in rough form by the secretary of the council in the “Council Minute Book.” present Jno Page Esqr. Lieut Govr D Digges D Jameson Jas...
present His Excellency; John Page Nathaniel Harrison Dudley Digges David Jameson Thomas Walker James Madison & Joseph Prentis Esquires. The Governor having communicated to the Board a Letter, which he had received from Colonel Muter, giving an Account that a British Ship of War (the Swift) in chace of the Rattlesnake privateer, run aground near Cape Henry, & that the Crew to the number of 91...
MS ( NA : PCC , No. 28, fols. 235, 237). The first of these folios is in Samuel Wharton’s hand, the second in JM’s. Docketed: “Ordinance respecting prizes—The Committee consisting of Mr. Wharton, Mr. Madison, Mr. Osgood to whom was referred a letter of the 20 of June from the Agent of Marine, propose the inclosed ordinance—Read June 26, 1782 Ent’d. July 3d. 1782 Fryday next assigned for Second...
Hugh Lawson White had petitioned the House on 11 February 1795 seeking compensation for services as a private of mounted infantry during John Sevier’s campaign against the Cherokee Indians in September 1793. The petition was referred to the War Department until Secretary James McHenry reported against the claim on 24 December 1796. The House took up the matter again in a Committee of the Whole...