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1 Madison, James List of Candidates for Office, [ca. 1 April–29 … 1789-04-01 Candidates Objects Recommendations Major J. Gibbon some place in the Customs By Col: Ths. M....
2 Madison, James Address of the President to Congress, [30 April] 1789 1789-04-30 The term had not yet been coined, but JM was ghostwriting speeches for Washington during the...
3 Madison, James Tonnage Duties, [4 May] 1789 1789-05-04 Before this day’s debate began, JM gave notice that on 25 May he would introduce the subject of...
4 House of Representatives Washington, George Address of the House of Representatives to the … 1789-05-05 The Representatives of the People of the United States present their congratulations on the event...
5 Madison, James Tonnage Duties, [5 May] 1789 1789-05-05 Jackson moved to lower the proposed duty on vessels from nations having commercial treaties with...
6 Madison, James Hawkins, Benjamin From James Madison to Benjamin Hawkins, 5 May 1789 1789-05-05 Letter not found. 5 May 1789. Acknowledged in Hawkins to JM, 1 June 1789 . Encloses draft of the...
7 Madison, James Tonnage Duties, [7 May] 1789 1789-05-07 JM moved to lower the tonnage duty on ships of countries which had no alliance with the United...
8 Madison, James Jefferson, Thomas From James Madison to Thomas Jefferson, 9 May 1789 1789-05-09 My last was of the 29th. March. A few days ago I had the pleasure of yours of the 12. Jany. I...
9 Madison, James Import Duties, [9 May] 1789 1789-05-09 The impost bill, first read on 5 May, was under consideration by the Committee of the Whole....
10 Madison, James Jefferson, Thomas To Thomas Jefferson from James Madison, 9 May 1789 1789-05-09 My last was of the 29th. March. A few days ago I had the pleasure of yours of the 12. Jany. I...
11 Madison, James Randolph, Edmund From James Madison to Edmund Randolph, 10 May 1789 1789-05-10 Whilst I thank you for your favr of the 23d. Ult: I must remind you that it does not contain the...
12 Madison, James Title for the President, [11 May] 1789 1789-05-11 The debate concerned a title for the executive office. Should the House appoint a committee to...
13 Madison, James Import Duties, [12 May] 1789 1789-05-12 The committee had resumed consideration of the impost bill. The question was whether to strike...
14 Madison, James Monroe, James From James Madison to James Monroe, 13 May 1789 1789-05-13 I have been favored with yours of April . The newspapers will have given you some idea of our...
15 Madison, James Import Duty on Slaves, [13 May] 1789 1789-05-13 Parker moved to fix a duty of ten dollars on each slave imported into the United States. Some...
16 Madison, James Import Duties, [15 May] 1789 1789-05-15 JM moved to add a clause to the impost bill limiting its duration. Mr. Madison . When he offered...
17 Madison, James Pendleton, Edmund From James Madison to Edmund Pendleton, 17 May 1789 1789-05-17 Your favor of the 3d. instant was not recd. till two days ago. It is not certain however that the...
18 Madison, James Removal Power of the President, [19 May] 1789 1789-05-19 The House took up the establishment of executive departments. JM moved the creation of foreign...
19 Madison, James Treasury Department, [20 May] 1789 1789-05-20 Gerry proposed to place the treasury in the hands of three commissioners. Baldwin preferred a...
20 Madison, James Trist, Eliza House From James Madison to Eliza House Trist, 21 May 1789 1789-05-21 Your favor of the 15th. gave me the first information of Browse’s illness. I hope his recovery is...
21 Madison, James Citizenship, [22 May] 1789 1789-05-22 The House took up the petition of David Ramsay, who claimed that the election of William Smith of...
22 Madison, James Jefferson, Thomas From James Madison to Thomas Jefferson, 23 May 1789 1789-05-23 This will I expect be handed you by a young gentleman, Mr. Colden, the son of an amiable lady of...
23 Madison, James Jefferson, Thomas To Thomas Jefferson from James Madison, 23 May 1789 1789-05-23 This will I expect be handed you by a young gentleman, Mr. Colden, the son of an amiable lady of...
24 Madison, James Jefferson, Thomas From James Madison to Thomas Jefferson, 27 May 1789 1789-05-27 Since my last which was written on sunday last and included an introduction of young Mr. Colden...
25 Madison, James Jefferson, Thomas To Thomas Jefferson from James Madison, 27 May 1789 1789-05-27 Since my last which was written on Sunday last and included an introduction of young Mr. Colden...
26 Madison, James Randolph, Edmund From James Madison to Edmund Randolph, 31 May 1789 1789-05-31 I have been favored with yours of the 19th. instant and thank you for the answer to Mr. St....
27 Madison, James Notes for Speech in Congress, [ca. 8 June] 1789 1789-06-08 Reasons urging amendts. 1. to prove fedts. friends to liberty 2. remove remaining inquietudes 3....
28 Madison, James Amendments to the Constitution, [8 June] 1789 1789-06-08 On 25 May, the day assigned to take up amendments, JM moved to postpone the subject for two weeks...
29 Madison, James Jefferson, Thomas From James Madison to Thomas Jefferson, 13 June 1789 1789-06-13 The letter herewith enclosed from Col: H. Lee with the papers accompanying it fully explain...
30 Madison, James Jefferson, Thomas To Thomas Jefferson from James Madison, 13 June 1789 1789-06-13 The letter herewith enclosed from Col. H. Lee with the papers accompanying it fully explain...
31 Madison, James Randolph, Edmund From James Madison to Edmund Randolph, 15 June 1789 1789-06-15 The inclosed paper contains the proposition made on Monday last on the subject of amendments. It...
32 Madison, James Removal Power of the President, [16 June] 1789 1789-06-16 The Committee of the Whole took up the bill establishing a department of foreign affairs. Smith...
33 Madison, James Randolph, Edmund From James Madison to Edmund Randolph, 17 June 1789 1789-06-17 The inclosed bill relating to the Judiciary has been just introduced into the Senate. Having not...
34 Madison, James Removal Power of the President, [17 June] 1789 1789-06-17 Debate continued on the clause in the bill establishing a foreign affairs department that...
35 Madison, James Removal Power of the President, [18 June] 1789 1789-06-18 The removal clause in the bill establishing a foreign affairs department was still under...
36 Madison, James Johnston, Samuel From James Madison to Samuel Johnston, 21 June 1789 1789-06-21 I lost no time in handing to the President the address inclosed in your favor of the 22 of May,...
37 Madison, James Lee, Henry From James Madison to Henry Lee, 21 June 1789 1789-06-21 It was fortunate that a duplicate of your letter to Mr. Jefferson went so soon from Alexandria....
38 Madison, James Pendleton, Edmund From James Madison to Edmund Pendleton, 21 June 1789 1789-06-21 The last favor for which I am to thank you is of June 9th. For some time past I have been obliged...
39 Madison, James Short, William From James Madison to William Short, 21 June 1789 1789-06-21 Mr. George James of Virginia is recommended to me by a friend as of integrity and worth, and on...
40 Madison, James Maury, James From James Madison to James Maury, 21 June 1789 1789-06-21 Letter not found. 21 June 1789. Acknowledged in Maury to JM, 13 Feb. 1790 (DLC). Introduces...
41 Madison, James Removal Power of the President, [22 June] 1789 1789-06-22 The bill establishing a department of foreign affairs was still being debated in the Committee of...
42 Madison, James Johnston, Samuel From James Madison to Samuel Johnston, 22 June 1789 1789-06-22 Letter not found. 22 June 1789. Acknowledged in Johnston to JM, 8 July 1789 . Encloses President...
43 Madison, James Coxe, Tench From James Madison to Tench Coxe, 24 June 1789 1789-06-24 Accept my acknowledgments for your favor of the 18th. instant. The printed remarks inclosed in it...
44 Madison, James Randolph, Edmund From James Madison to Edmund Randolph, 24 June 1789 1789-06-24 My last stated a question relating to the power of removal from offices then on the anvil of the...
45 Madison, James Lewis, Nicholas From James Madison to [Nicholas Lewis?], 25 June 1789 1789-06-25 In a letter of March 15. from Mr. Jefferson I am requested to communicate to you the result of...
46 Madison, James Treasury Department, [25 June] 1789 1789-06-25 Objections arose against the clause in the treasury department bill enjoining the secretary “to...
47 Madison, James Tonnage Duties, [27 June] 1789 1789-06-27 The Senate proposed to strike the clause in the tonnage bill providing for discrimination against...
48 Madison, James Treasury Department, [29 June] 1789 1789-06-29 Mr. Madison Observed, that the committee had gone through the bill without making any provision...
49 Madison, James Jefferson, Thomas From James Madison to Thomas Jefferson, 30 June 1789 1789-06-30 By this conveyance you will receive permission through Mr. Jay to make your proposed visit to...
50 Madison, James Jefferson, Thomas To Thomas Jefferson from James Madison, 30 June 1789 1789-06-30 By this conveyance you will receive permission through Mr. Jay to make your proposed visit to...