James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Samuel W. Dana, 17 January 1805 (Abstract)

§ To Samuel W. Dana

17 January 1805, Department of State. “I have the honour to inclose in consequence of your request of the 14th inst. a statement of the several description of claims recorded in this office, under the 8th section of the act of Congress of the 3d of March 1803, relative to lands south of the state of Tennessee. This statement has been made by Mr. Crawford, the person appointed to record the evidences in question, and who informs me he has reason to believe from the conversation he has had with you, that it conforms with your view in making the request.”1

Tr and Tr of enclosures (DNA: RG 233, Transcribed Reports of the Committee on Claims, 8C-A1). Tr 2 pp. For enclosures, see n. 1.

1The enclosures (3 pp.; printed in ASP description begins American State Papers: Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States … (38 vols.; Washington, D.C., 1832–61). description ends , Public Lands [1832 ed.], 1:218) are four statements listing the supporting documents recorded in the State Department for claims to the Georgia Yazoo lands under the purchases of the Virginia and South Carolina Yazoo companies, the Georgia Company, the Upper Mississippi Company, the Tennessee Company, and the Georgia Mississippi Company.

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