James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Thomas Jefferson, 15 April 1808

A Report to the President.

Department of State, April 15, 1808.

The Secretary of State has the honor to Report to the President in conformity to the resolution of the House of Representatives, of the 30th. of March, that the only information which has been received respecting the letter from which the extract inserted in Gen. Armstrong’s letter to the Secretary of State, of January the 22nd. 1808, was taken, in the extract itself, to which no date is given; and that no copy of any letter from the French Ministry to him is subjoined to, or known to be referred to in his said letter of January 22nd., except that a copy of which was communicated to Congress by the President on the 29th. of March; and which bears date the 15, January 1808. It does not appear from any information received by the Department of State, at what date either this letter of January 15th., or the letter from which the inserted extract was taken were received by the Minister of the United States at Paris. Respectfully submitted,

James Madison.

DNA: RG 59—DL—Domestic Letters.

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