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From James Madison to the House of Representatives, 12 December 1809 (Abstract)

§ To the House of Representatives

12 December 1809. Transmits a “copy of a paper purporting to be a Circular letter from Mr Jackson to the British Consuls” and a paper “purporting to be a copy of a despatch from Mr Canning to Mr Erskine of the 23d Jany last,” as they appeared in public prints. Both are submitted in response to a House resolution of 11 Dec.

RC and printed enclosures (DNA: RG 233, President’s Messages). RC 1 p. In a clerk’s hand, signed by JM. Received and ordered to be printed on 15 Dec. (Annals of Congress description begins Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States ... (42 vols.; Washington, 1834-56). description ends , 11th Cong., 2d sess., 742–43). Printed, with enclosures, in ASP description begins American State Papers: Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States ... (38 vols.; Washington, 1832-61). description ends , Foreign Relations, 3:299, 300–301, 323.

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