James Madison Papers

To James Madison from George Washington, [11 December] 1790

From George Washington

[11 December 1790]

Let me entreat you to finish the good Offices you have begun for me, by giving short answers (as can be with propriety) to the enclosed Addresses.1

I must have them ready by monday.

RC (PPAmP: Feinstone Collection); Tr (MH: Sparks Transcripts). RC addressed by Washington and docketed by JM, “Decr. 11. 1790.” JM also wrote the date immediately after “monday.” Enclosures not found (see n. 1).

1These were the addresses of the Senate (DHFC description begins Linda Grant De Pauw et al., eds., Documentary History of the First Federal Congress of the United States of America (3 vols. to date; Baltimore, 1972—). description ends , I, 505–6) and House of 10 Dec. The replies, drawn by JM, were delivered immediately following the presentation of the addresses on 13 Dec. (ibid., I, 507; III, 630).

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