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From James Madison to Congress, 4 December 1809 (Abstract)

§ To Congress

4 December 1809. Transmits report of the secretary of the navy referred to in the annual message of 29 Nov.

RC and enclosures, two copies (DNA: RG 233, President’s Messages; and DNA: RG 46, Legislative Proceedings, 11A-E7). Each RC 1 p., in a clerk’s hand, signed by JM. House copy dated by JM; Senate copy undated. Received by both houses on 5 Dec. Senate copy read and tabled; House copy referred to the Ways and Means Committee (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., 480, 694). 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 , Naval Affairs, 1:201–5. For enclosures, see Paul Hamilton to JM, 1 Dec. 1809, and n.

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