James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Congress, 1 March 1813 (Abstract)

§ To Congress

1 March 1813. “I lay before Congress a Report of the Secretary of the Treasury, containing a statement of proceedings under the ‘Act to regulate the laying out and making a road from Cumberland in the State of Maryland to the State of Ohio.’”1

RC and enclosures, two copies (DNA: RG 233, President’s Messages, 12A-D1; and DNA: RG 46, Legislative Proceedings, President’s Messages, 12A-E4). Each RC 1 p. In Edward Coles’s hand, signed by JM. The enclosures were a 26 Feb. 1813 letter from Albert Gallatin (1 p.) covering a copy of a 21 Dec. 1812 letter (2 pp.) from David Shriver Jr., the superintendent of the Cumberland Road, describing progress made toward its completion during the past year (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 , Miscellaneous, 2:205).

1For the plans to construct the Cumberland Road, see PJM-PS description begins Robert A. Rutland et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison: Presidential Series (6 vols. to date; Charlottesville, Va., 1984–). description ends , 4:159 n. 2.

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