James Madison Papers

From James Madison to the House of Representatives, 14 January 1811 (Abstract)

§ To the House of Representatives

14 January 1811. Transmits reports of the superintendent of the city1 and the surveyor of the public buildings2 on the subject of the House resolution of 28 Dec. 1810.

Printed copy (Message from the President of the United States, Transmitting Reports of the Superintendent of the City, and of the Surveyor of the Public Buildings … [Washington, 1811; Shaw and Shoemaker description begins R. R. Shaw and R. H. Shoemaker, comps., American Bibliography: A Preliminary Checklist for 1801–1819 (22 vols. to date; New York, 1958—). description ends 24231]); enclosures (DNA: RG 233, President’s Messages, 11A-D1). For enclosures, see nn. 1 and 2.

1JM enclosed an “Account of the Expenditure of the money appropriated on the 1st. of May 1810 for compleating the Capitol, and other purposes,” including a list of the expenditures on the north and south wings of the Capitol and also the President’s House, totaling $31,466.60 (2 pp.). Attached to this is a receipt for the salaries of the surveyor of the public buildings and Italian sculptors, totaling $1,033.40 (1 p.; signed by Thomas Munroe, superintendent of the city, 4 Jan. 1811).

2See Latrobe to JM, 3 Jan. 1811, and n. 2.

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