James Madison Papers

From James Madison to William Payne, 11 January 1804 (Abstract)

§ To William Payne

11 January 1804, Department of State. “As the laws of the last session requiring that deeds for Georgia lands of a description to be recorded in this Department should have been presented for that purpose previously to the 1st. inst.1 allows of no descretion to admit them afterwards, I have the honor to return the one you enclosed to me a few days ago, and to inform you that it is excluded by the limitation.”

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