James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Caleb Strong, 1 March 1813 (Abstract)

§ From Caleb Strong

1 March 1813, Boston. Encloses “an extract from a Resolve of the General Court of this Commonwealth, passed on the 27th February last—and in compliance with the object of the Legislature expressed in the said Resolve, to request for the use of this State such supply of Muskets belonging to the United States, as may be conveniently furnished, and as may be considered the proportion to which this Commonwealth may be entitled.”

RC and enclosure (DNA: RG 107, LRRS, S-88:7). RC 1 p. In a clerk’s hand, signed by Strong; docketed as received in the War Department in March 1813. The enclosure was a one-page extract from the resolution, attested by Alden Bradford, the Secretary of the Commonwealth, on 1 Mar. 1813, and directing the governor to request of the president of the United States a supply of muskets “to be apportioned and distributed to the several towns of this Commonwealth for the use of the Militia thereof in such manner as the Governor, by and with the advice of Council, may be deemed most for the public service.”

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