James Madison Papers

Motion regarding Virginia Currency, [11 October] 1780

Motion Regarding Virginia Currency

Printed text (Journals of the Continental Congress, XVIII, 916).

[11 October 1780]

On motion of Mr. [James] Madison, seconded by Mr. [Theodorick] Bland,

Ordered, That the letter, of 27 September,1 from Governor Jefferson, with the copies of the acts of the legislature of Virginia enclosed therewith, be referred to the Board of Treasury, to enable them to ascertain and insert in the bills to be emitted by the said State, pursuant to the resolutions of Congress, of the 18 of March last, the time of the passing of the act adopting the said resolutions.2

1Jefferson’s letter to President Huntington was read in Congress on 9 October 1780 (Journals of the Continental Congress, XVIII, 912; Boyd, Papers of Jefferson description begins Julian P. Boyd et al., eds., The Papers of Thomas Jefferson (16 vols. to date; Princeton, N.J., 1950——). description ends , III, 669–70).

2For the background of this motion, see Jefferson to JM, 26 July 1780, n. 2; and Motion of Virginia Delegates, 7 October 1780. The legislature of Virginia on 14 July adopted two acts in compliance with the resolutions of Congress of 18 March 1780 (Journal of the House of Delegates description begins Journal of the House of Delegates of the Commonwealth of Virginia; Begun and Held At the Capitol, in the City of Williamsburg.Beginning in 1780, the portion after the semicolon reads, Begun and Held in the Town of Richmond. In the County of Henrico. The journal for each session has its own title page and is individually paginated. The edition used, unless otherwise noted, is the one in which the journals for 1777–1781 are brought together in one volume, with each journal published in Richmond in 1827 or 1828, and often called the “Thomas W. White reprint.” description ends , May 1780, pp. 87–89).

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