James Madison Papers

From James Madison to John Armstrong, George W. Erving, and James Monroe, 4 December 1805 (Abstract)

To John Armstrong, George W. Erving, and James Monroe, 4 December 1805 (Abstract)

§ To John Armstrong, George W. Erving, and James Monroe. 4 December 1805, Department of State. “Inclosed is a copy of the message of the President yesterday delivered to the two houses of Congress.1 The importance of its contents makes it desireable that you should receive it with as little delay as possible.”

Letterbook copy (DNA: RG 59, IM, vol. 6); RC (DLC: Curry Autograph Collection); RC (DLC: Rives Collection, Madison Papers). Letterbook copy 1 p. Addressed to: “The Ministers of the United States in London, Paris and Madrid (Circular).” First RC 1 p.; in a clerk’s hand, signed by JM; docketed by Erving. Second RC in Wagner’s hand, signed by JM; docketed by Monroe, with his note: “recd: Wednesday M:g 19 Mar.” The cover sheet of the second RC is marked “Collectors office Norfolk” and “per Eliza, Capt Doggett from Norfolk, left there 31 Jany.”

1For Jefferson’s fifth annual message to Congress, 3 Dec. 1805, see Richardson, Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, 1:370–76.

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