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From James Madison to the House of Representatives, 12 January 1810 (Abstract)

§ To the House of Representatives

12 January 1810. Transmits a report from the secretary of state in response to the House’s resolution of 6 Dec. 1809.

RC and enclosures (DNA: RG 233, President’s Messages). RC 1 p. In a clerk’s hand, signed by JM. Enclosures are Robert Smith’s 12 Jan. report (3 pp.) enclosing papers concerning Danish restrictions on Baltic shipping (35 pp.). Printed 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, 3:328–38. On 6 Dec. the House had requested information “respecting seizures, captures, and condemnations of ships and merchandise of the citizens of the United States, under the authority of the Government of Denmark and its dependencies.” Received and ordered to be printed on 12 Jan. (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., 699–700, 1200–1201).

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