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From James Madison to the House of Representatives, 3 March 1813 (Abstract)

§ To the House of Representatives

3 March 1813. “Conformably to the Resolution of the House of Representatives of the 27th of January last I transmit ‘Rolls of the persons having office or employment of a public nature under the United States.’”1

RC and enclosure (DNA: RG 233, President’s Messages, 12A-D1). RC 1 p. In Edward Coles’s hand, signed by JM. Printed with the enclosure as Message from the President of the United States, Transmitting Rolls of Persons Having Office or Employment of a Public Nature Under the United States (Washington, 1813; Shaw and Shoemaker description begins R. R. Shaw and R. H. Shoemaker, comps., American Bibliography: A Preliminary Checklist for 1801–1819 (22 vols.; New York, 1958–66). description ends 30264). For enclosure, see n. 1.

1On 27 Jan. 1813 the House of Representatives approved a resolution introduced a few days previously by John Randolph of Virginia calling on the president for “a list of the names of persons holding offices under the Government of the United States” (Annals of Congress description begins Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States … (42 vols.; Washington, 1834–56). description ends , 12th Cong., 2d sess., 920–22, 1167). In response, JM forwarded rolls of army, navy, state department, post office, and treasury department personnel (206 pp.), including the lists sent him by John Armstrong on 24 Feb. 1813.

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