James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Congress, 28 February 1810 (Abstract)

§ To Congress

28 February 1810. Transmits copies of the treaties concluded with the Delaware, Potawatomi, Miami, Eel River, and Wea Indians “for the extinguishment of their title to the lands therein described.” Recommends implementing legislation.

RC and enclosures, two copies (DNA: RG 233, President’s Messages; and DNA: RG 46, Executive Proceedings, 11B-C1). Each RC 1 p., in a clerk’s hand, signed by JM. Received, read, and tabled by the House on 1 Mar. and by the Senate on 2 Mar. House copy referred to the Ways and Means Committee 3 Mar. JM signed the appropriations act for executing the Indian treaties on 1 May (Annals of Congress description begins Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States ... (42 vols.; Washington, 1834-56). description ends , 11th Cong., 2d sess., 589, 1469, 1479; U.S. Statutes at Large description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America ... (17 vols.; Boston, 1848-73). description ends , 2:607–8). For enclosures, see JM’s two presidential proclamations of 16 Jan. and one of 25 Jan. 1810.

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