James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Aaron Burr, 11 December 1803 (Abstract)

§ To Aaron Burr

11 December 1803, Department of State. “J. Madison presents his respects to the vice-president, who will find in the enclosed1 the information afforded by the office of state on the subject of former amendments to the Constitution.2 Mr. Beckley recollects, that in one of the instances, copies equal to the number of the states were made out in the clerk’s office of the House of Representatives. In the other, I understood from him that the copies were not furnished to the executive; but it does not appear, from any thing in the office of state, whether this was or was not the case.”

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