James Madison Papers

From James Madison to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, 1 January 1803 (Abstract)

§ To the Speaker of the House of Representatives

1 January 1803, Department of State. “The Secretary of State has the honor to lay before the House of Representatives, in virtue of their resolution of the 24th. ult.1 copies of sundry documents, relative to the claim of Peter Charles L’Enfant, for services which he rendered to the United States, in planning and laying out the City of Washington.2 To render the collection more complete, the Secretary has added to those in his possession such as have been supplied to him by the Superintendant of the said City.”

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