James Madison Papers

Circular to the Governors, 17 October 1805 (Abstract)

Circular to the Governors, 17 October 1805 (Abstract)

§ Circular to the Governors. 17 October 1805, Department of State. “Agreeably to an act of Congress, entitled ‘an act for the more general promulgation of the Laws of the United States, passed 3d. March 1795,[’] and the acts in addition thereto passed on the 2d.: March 1799, and on the 27th. March 1804,1 I have transmitted to the Collector of the Customs copies of the Laws of the United States, 2d. Session 8th. Congress, being the proportion for the state of *  2

with a request that he would forward them to your Excellency.”

Letterbook copy (DNA: RG 59, DL, vol. 15). 2 pp.

1U.S. Statutes at Large, 1:443, 724–25, 2:302–3.

2Blanks left in copytext. In the first column of the table below the circular, the clerk placed an asterisk:

*Name of States &c. No. Boxes & no copies in each.
(57 copies for each Member)
No. Memrs.
of Congress
no copies for each
State & Territory
New Hampshire 1 Box contg. 285 copies 5 285
Massachusetts 3 Do. Do. 323 Do each 17 969
Vermont 1 Do. Do. 228 4 228
Rhode Island 1 Do. Do. 114 2 114
Connecticut 1 Do. Do. 399 7 399
New york 3 Do. Do. 323 do. each 17 969
New Jersey 1 Do. Do. 342 6 342
Pennsylvania 3 Do. Do. 342 do. ea: 18 1026
Delaware 1 Do. Do. 57 1 57
Maryland 1 Do. Do. 256 & 1 Do. 257 9 513
Virginia 3 Do. 342 & 1 Do. 228 ea. 22 1254
North Carolina 2 Do. 342 each 12 684
South Carolina 2 Do. 228 do. 8 456
Georgia 1 Do. 228 do. 4 228
Kentucky 1 Do. 342 Do. 6 342
Tennessee 1 Do. 171 3 171
Ohio 1 Do. 57 1 57
Indiana Ty. 1 Do. 57 1 57
Mississippi, Do. 1 Do. 57 1 57
 
Orleans Ty. 1 box 75 cops. of 1 & 2
Session 8th Congress
1 75
Louisiana. Do. 1 Do. 25 do. Do. Do. 25
Michigan, Do. 1 Do. 57 copies 57
145 8365

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