James Madison Papers

Motion on Accounts of Carter Braxton, [19 December] 1780

Motion on Accounts of Carter Braxton

MS (NA: PCC, No. 36, IV, 521). Written by JM. The motion is endorsed by Charles Thomson, “Mr. Bland[,] Mr. Madison.”

[19 December 1780]

On motion of Mr. [James] Madison, seconded by Mr. [Theodorick] Bland, Ordered,1

That so much of the sd. letter as respects the receiving in specie, at the rate of 75 cont: drs. for 1. of specie into the Continental Treasury be referred to the Board of Treasury & that they be directed to have the transaction stated in their books & in the books of the Treasurer in such manner that the state of Virginia may not be included in it.2

1This opening portion is copied from the Journals of the Continental Congress, XVIII, 1174.

2For the context of the motion, see Jefferson to Virginia Delegates, 17 November 1780 and n. 3.

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