James Madison Papers

To James Madison from the Inhabitants of Vincennes and Vicinity, 9 July 1812 (Abstract)

§ From the Inhabitants of Vincennes and Vicinity

9 July 1812. “Resolved that we do highly approve of the declaration of War against Great Britain, and pledge ourselves that we will exert all the means in our power in Support of a measure So Just and honorable.

“Resolved that we have entire Confidence in the Executive and Congress of the United States.”

RC (DNA: RG 59, TP, Indiana). 1 p. Signed by John Gibson, chairman, and Will Jones, secretary of the meeting. Enclosed in John Gibson to JM, 15 July 1812 (ibid.). Printed in Esarey, Messages and Letters of William Henry Harrison, Indiana Historical Collections, 2:75.

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