James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Congress, 18 January 1814 (Abstract)

To Congress, 18 January 1814 (Abstract)

§ To Congress. 18 January 1814. “I lay before Congress a report of the acting 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.[’]”

RC and enclosures, two copies (DNA: RG 233, President’s Messages, 13A-E1; and DNA: RG 46, Legislative Proceedings, President’s Messages, 13A-E4). Each RC 1 p.; in Edward Coles’s hand, signed by JM. The enclosures were William Jones to JM, 14 Jan. 1814 (1 p.), covering a copy of a 31 Dec. 1813 letter to Jones (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, Miscellaneous, description begins American State Papers: Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States … (38 vols.; Washington, 1832–61). description ends 2:226).

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