James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Robert Patterson, 1 January 1813 (Abstract)

§ From Robert Patterson

1 January 1813, “Mint of the U. States.” Forwards an annual report on the operation of the Mint.1 Enumerates gold, silver, and copper coins struck, amounting to $1,115,219.50 in value. “The supply of gold & silver bullion still continues to be abundant; the deposits for coinage, at this time in our vaults, amounting to upwards of half a million of dollars.”

RC and enclosures, two copies (DNA: RG 233, President’s Messages, 12A-D1; DNA: RG 46, President’s Messages, 12A-E5); FC (DNA: RG 104, Letters Sent by the Director). First RC 1 p. Forwarded by JM to Congress on 4 Jan. 1813; printed in ASP description begins American State Papers: Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States … (38 vols.; Washington, 1832–61). description ends , Finance, 2:599–600. For enclosures, see n. 1.

1Patterson enclosed a one-page statement of the coins struck at the U.S. Mint in 1812 and a one-page abstract of the ordinary expenses of the Mint for 1812.

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