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I have been induced to this delay in acknowledging your letter of the 23d, inclosing one to you...
I was too much indisposed for some time after the receipt of your favor of the 12 Octr. to comply...
The bearer will deliver two of your books which have been some time in my hands. I add to them a...
It was my purpose to have dropped you a few lines from Philada but I was too much indisposed...
Since my last I have been furnished with the inclosed copy of the letter from the Senators of...
After being detained 8 or 10 days beyond the intended commencement of my Journey, by the critical...
“The act for establishing the temporary and permanent seats of the Government of the U. States”...
Copy of a paper made out & sent to the President at his request, to be ready in case his judgment...
Substance of a Conversation with the President In consequence of a note this morning from the...
Having been left to myself, for some days past, I have made use of the opportunity for bestowing...
The period which will close the appointment with which my fellow citizens have honoured me, being...
Mr Madison presents his respectful compliments to the President, and informs him that Mr...
Your letter of the 14th instant did not arrive till sunday night, and being not then at home, I...
Mr Madison presents his respectful compliments to the President, and begs leave to lay before him...
Mr Madison presents his respectful compliments to the President of the United States, with a...
J. Madison presents his respectful compliments to the President & returns the Treatise on small...
Mr Madison presents his respectful compliments to the President, and begs to mention the wish of...
The term had not yet been coined, but JM was ghostwriting speeches for Washington during the...
19Tonnage Duties, [4 May] 1789 (Madison Papers)
Before this day’s debate began, JM gave notice that on 25 May he would introduce the subject of...
The Representatives of the People of the United States present their congratulations on the event...
21Tonnage Duties, [5 May] 1789 (Madison Papers)
Jackson moved to lower the proposed duty on vessels from nations having commercial treaties with...
Letter not found. 5 May 1789. Acknowledged in Hawkins to JM, 1 June 1789 . Encloses draft of the...
23Tonnage Duties, [7 May] 1789 (Madison Papers)
JM moved to lower the tonnage duty on ships of countries which had no alliance with the United...
My last was of the 29th. March. A few days ago I had the pleasure of yours of the 12. Jany. I...
25Import Duties, [9 May] 1789 (Madison Papers)
The impost bill, first read on 5 May, was under consideration by the Committee of the Whole....
Whilst I thank you for your favr of the 23d. Ult: I must remind you that it does not contain the...
The debate concerned a title for the executive office. Should the House appoint a committee to...
28Import Duties, [12 May] 1789 (Madison Papers)
The committee had resumed consideration of the impost bill. The question was whether to strike...
I have been favored with yours of April . The newspapers will have given you some idea of our...
Parker moved to fix a duty of ten dollars on each slave imported into the United States. Some...
31Import Duties, [15 May] 1789 (Madison Papers)
JM moved to add a clause to the impost bill limiting its duration. Mr. Madison . When he offered...
Your favor of the 3d. instant was not recd. till two days ago. It is not certain however that the...
The House took up the establishment of executive departments. JM moved the creation of foreign...
Gerry proposed to place the treasury in the hands of three commissioners. Baldwin preferred a...
Your favor of the 15th. gave me the first information of Browse’s illness. I hope his recovery is...
36Citizenship, [22 May] 1789 (Madison Papers)
The House took up the petition of David Ramsay, who claimed that the election of William Smith of...
This will I expect be handed you by a young gentleman, Mr. Colden, the son of an amiable lady of...
Since my last which was written on sunday last and included an introduction of young Mr. Colden...
I have been favored with yours of the 19th. instant and thank you for the answer to Mr. St....
Reasons urging amendts. 1. to prove fedts. friends to liberty 2. remove remaining inquietudes 3....
On 25 May, the day assigned to take up amendments, JM moved to postpone the subject for two weeks...
The letter herewith enclosed from Col: H. Lee with the papers accompanying it fully explain...
The inclosed paper contains the proposition made on Monday last on the subject of amendments. It...
The Committee of the Whole took up the bill establishing a department of foreign affairs. Smith...
The inclosed bill relating to the Judiciary has been just introduced into the Senate. Having not...
Debate continued on the clause in the bill establishing a foreign affairs department that...
The removal clause in the bill establishing a foreign affairs department was still under...
I lost no time in handing to the President the address inclosed in your favor of the 22 of May,...
It was fortunate that a duplicate of your letter to Mr. Jefferson went so soon from Alexandria....
The last favor for which I am to thank you is of June 9th. For some time past I have been obliged...