James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Daniel Rodney, 22 February 1814 (Abstract)

From Daniel Rodney, 22 February 1814 (Abstract)

§ From Daniel Rodney. 22 February 1814, Lewes. “Agreeably to a request of the Senate, and house of Representatives, of the State of Delaware I transmit to your Excellency, a resolution of the Legislature relative to an Island in the Delaware River called the Pea Patch.”

RC (DNA: RG 107, LRRS, R-154:7). 1 p. Docketed as received in the War Department in February 1814. The enclosed resolution (2 pp.), dated 14 Feb. 1814, and signed by Cornelius P. Comegys and J. Gordon Brinckle, speaker and clerk of the house of representatives, respectively, and Andrew Barratt and Presley Allee, speaker and clerk of the senate, respectively, noted that the state of Delaware had ceded Pea Patch Island to the United States for fortification, and requested JM to see that this project was promptly carried out.

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