James Madison Papers

Presidential Proclamation, 1 January 1813 (Abstract)

§ Presidential Proclamation

1 January 1813. Revises building terms and conditions for the city of Washington. Suspends the first and third articles of the 17 Oct. 1791 building regulations until 1 Jan. 1814.1 Adds an exception that “no wooden covering more than three hundred twenty square feet, or higher than twelve feet from the sill to the eve [sic] shall be erected, nor shall any such house be placed within twenty four feet of a brick or stone house.”

Ms (DLC: Commissioners of the District of Columbia Collection, 1791–1869); photocopies of Ms (DLC: U.S. Executive File; DNA: RG 42, Records of the Office of Public Buildings and Grounds, entry 4). Ms 1 p.; in a clerk’s hand, signed by JM. Printed in the Daily National Intelligencer, 8 Jan. 1813.

1See Presidential Proclamation, 1 Jan. 1810, PJM-PS description begins Robert A. Rutland et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison: Presidential Series (5 vols. to date; Charlottesville, Va., 1984–). description ends , 2:157 and n. 1.

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