James Madison Papers

To James Madison from the Mississippi Territorial Legislature, 22 November 1809 (Abstract)

§ From the Mississippi Territorial Legislature

22 November 1809. Asks JM to take the necessary measures to extinguish Indian land title to the “rich and beautifull country on the Yazou which seperates our settlements from each other.” Assures JM the purchase “is of the first importance to the prosperity of our Territory.”

RC, two copies (DNA: RG 59, TP, Mississippi; and DNA: RG 107, LRUS, A-1810). 1 p. Signed by Speaker Ferdinand L. Claiborne and council president Alexander Montgomery; signed and dated by clerks of both chambers. Enclosed in David Holmes to Robert Smith, 29 Nov. 1809 (DNA: RG 107, LRRS, H-543:4). Printed in Carter, Territorial Papers, Mississippi, 6:31–32.

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