James Madison Papers

Circular Letter to State Governors, 27 December 1811

Circular Letter to State Governors

27 december 1811


I have the honor to forward to you a copy of “an act for the appointment of representatives among the several states, according to the third enumeration.”1 As the subject will necessarily engage the attention of the legislature of your state at an early period, I have thought it proper to hasten the transmission of this document to you, And Am, &c.

James Madison.

Letterbook copy (DNA: RG 59, DL).

1U.S. Statutes at Large description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America … (17 vols.; Boston, 1848–73). description ends , 2:669.

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