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From James Madison to the House of Representatives, 9 February 1810 (Abstract)

§ To the House of Representatives

9 February 1810. Transmits the secretary of state’s report in response to House resolution of 22 Jan.

RC and enclosure (DNA: RG 233, President’s Messages). RC 1 p. Enclosure (4 pp.) is a report of 8 Feb. 1810, signed by Robert Smith, concerning American efforts since 1801 to provide free access to Mobile harbor and to protest Spanish duties of 12 percent exacted on U.S. commerce clearing the port. Received and tabled on 9 Feb.; referred to a select committee on 24 Feb. 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, 3:341.

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