James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Daniel Sheldon, 19 August 1813 (Abstract)

§ From Daniel Sheldon

19 August 1813, Treasury Department. “The law directing the manner in which the road from Cumberland to the Ohio shall be made speaks only of the President as having authority in relation to it;1 and it has therefore, been the practise for him to approve the contracts entered into for making the several parts of the road. Six contracts lately made by Mr. Shriver the Superintendant, are enclosed, to be approved by the President, if he shall see fit.”

RC (DNA: RG 59, ML). 1 p. Unsigned. Enclosures not found.

1Sheldon referred to “An Act to regulate the laying out and making a road from Cumberland, in the state of Maryland, to the state of Ohio” (U.S. Statutes at Large description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America … (17 vols.; Boston, 1848–73). description ends , 2:357–59).

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