James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Congress, 17 November 1812 (Abstract)

§ To Congress

17 November 1812. Transmits “copies of a letter from the Consul General of the United States to Algeirs, stating the circumstances preceding and attending his departure from that Regency.”1

RC and enclosure, two copies (DNA: RG 233, President’s Messages, 12A-D1; DNA: RG 46, President’s Messages, 12A-E2). First RC 1 p.; in the hand of Edward Coles, signed by JM. For enclosure, see n. 1.

1JM transmitted an extract from Tobias Lear’s 29 July 1812 dispatch to Monroe (34 pp.; printed in Annals of Congress description begins Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States … (42 vols.; Washington, 1834–56). description ends , 12th Cong., 2d sess., 1222–35). For the contents of the dispatch, see Lear to JM, 31 Aug. 1812, and n. 3.

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