James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Congress, 20 March 1810 (Abstract)

§ To Congress

20 March 1810. Submits a return of the militia, “as received by the Department of War from the several States and Territories.”

RC and enclosure (DNA: RG 46, Legislative Proceedings, 11A-E6); RC (DNA: RG 233, President’s Messages). Each RC 1 p., in a clerk’s hand, signed by JM. Enclosure (1 p., 16″ × 52″) is Eustis’s 16 Mar. report of returns, by states and territories, of numbers of militia members (totaling 684,335) and equipment. Received and tabled by the Senate on 20 Mar. and by the House on 21 Mar. (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., 612, 1605). Printed in ASP description begins American State Papers: Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States ... (38 vols.; Washington, 1832-61). description ends , Military Affairs, 1:258–62.

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