James Madison Papers

To James Madison from the House of Representatives, 19 December 1811 (Abstract)

§ From the House of Representatives

19 December 1811. Resolve “That the President … be requested to cause to be laid before this House, by the proper officers, a statement of the capital employed in the Indian trade; the amount of annual purchases, sales, and articles, received in payment; together with the number, names, and salaries, of agents employed, the places where stationed, and specifying, as far as practicable, the state of the trade at each place for the last four years.”1

Printed copy (Annals of Congress description begins Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States … (42 vols.; Washington, 1834–56). description ends , 12th Cong., 1st sess., 560).

1William Eustis wrote to the House on 15 Jan. 1812 “to transmit the enclosed documents and letter from the Superintendent of Indian Trade, which contain the information requested” (ASP description begins American State Papers: Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States … (38 vols.; Washington, 1832–61). description ends , Indian Affairs, 1:782–94).

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