James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Simon Snyder, 25 January 1813 (Abstract)

§ From Simon Snyder

25 January 1813, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. “Having my attention accidentally drawn to an act of the Legislature of this Commonwealth, passed 20th of March 1811, a certified Copy of which I have the honor herewith to transmit,1 I perceive by the 4th section thereof that its preceeding sections cannot go into operation without the consent of the Congress of the U. States. I have deemed it my duty to transmit a Copy of the said Act with a request that you would please to lay the same before Congress for their approbation.”

Letterbook copy (PHarH). 2 pp.

1Snyder referred to “A supplement to the act, entitled ‘An act to establish a board of wardens for the port of Philadelphia, and for the regulation of pilots and pilotages, and for other purposes therein mentioned’” (Laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania … [5 vols.; Philadelphia, 1812; Shaw and Shoemaker description begins R. R. Shaw and R. H. Shoemaker, comps., American Bibliography: A Preliminary Checklist for 1801–1819 (22 vols.; New York, 1958–66). description ends 26414], 5:213–15; Samuel Hazard et al., eds., Pennsylvania Archives [138 vols.; Philadelphia and Harrisburg, 1852–1949], 9th ser., 5:3306).

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