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To James Madison from Isaac Shelby, 6 February 1814 (Abstract)

From Isaac Shelby, 6 February 1814 (Abstract)

§ From Isaac Shelby. 6 February 1814, Frankfort. “In pursuance of the request of the General assembly of Kentucky, I have the honour of inclosing herewith, sundry resolutions adopted by that body, on our foreign relations.”

RC (DLC); letterbook copy (Ky: Shelby Letterbook “B”). RC 1 p. Shelby evidently enclosed a printed copy (1 p.) of resolutions dated 1 Feb. 1814 and signed by Shelby, Joseph H. Hawkins, speaker of the Kentucky house of representatives, and Richard Hickman, speaker of the senate, declaring Kentucky’s allegiance to the federal constitution, approving of U.S. peacemaking efforts and the embargo, and castigating members of Congress who voted counter to the will of their constituents (DNA: RG 233, Tabled Petitions and Memorials, 13A-H1.1; 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 2:235–36).

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