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From James Madison to Joseph Anderson, 14 July 1813

To Joseph Anderson

Wednesday, July 14, 1813.

J. Madison presents his respects to Mr. Anderson, and informs him that he will, on Friday next, at 11 o’clock receive the Committee of the Senate instructed to communicate to the President their resolution of the 16th ultimo.1 The committee are apprized, by his late message to the Senate, of the grounds on which he will be obliged to decline the proposed conference with the committee upon the matter of that resolution.2

Printed copy (Annals of Congress description begins Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States … (42 vols.; Washington, 1834–56). description ends , 13th Cong., 1st sess., 89).

1See Anderson to JM, 12 July 1813, and n. 2.

2JM to the Senate, 6 July 1813. On 19 July 1813, Anderson reported to the Senate that his committee had met with JM on 16 July and presented the resolutions, upon which “the President was pleased to observe … that he was sorry that the Senate had not taken the same view of the subject which he had done; and that he regretted that the measure had been taken under circumstances which deprived him of the aid or advice of the Senate. After the committee had remained a reasonable time, for the President to make any other observations, if he thought proper to do so; and observing no disposition manifested by him to enter into further remarks, the committee retired, without making any observations on the matter of the resolutions, or in reply to those made by the President” (Senate Exec. Proceedings description begins Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United States of America (3 vols.; Washington, 1828). description ends , 2:388–89).

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