James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Washington Johnston, 18 December 1811 (Abstract)

§ From Washington Johnston

18 December 1811, Vincennes. “By directions of the Legislative Council & House of Representatives of the Indiana Territory, I have the honor of enclosing you their Memorial, praying Congress to Admit the Territory as a Free and Independent State into the Union.”

RC and enclosure (DNA: RG 59, TP, Indiana). RC 1 p.; enclosure 3 pp. RC signed by Johnston as Speaker of the House of Representatives. RC and enclosure printed in Carter, Territorial Papers, Indiana, 8:150–51.

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