James Madison Papers

To James Madison from William Hull, 28 August 1806

Detroit 28th Augt. 1806.


Neither Judge, Woodward or Griffin have arrived. Their Absence has occasioned great inconvenience to the Territory, as we have not been able to form a legislative board, And consiquently could not carry into effect the act of Congress respecting the Town of Detroit &c.

Letters were recd. from Woodward dated at Philadelphia the 4th. of July. He was then on his way, and expected to be here as soon as the Journey could be performed. It is now allmost two months. I fear he is sick, or that some accident has happened to him. From Judge Griffins letters, we had reason to expect him before this time. Every thing remains perfectly quiet. Great activity & Industry prevail, & I see no appearances of any thing to disturb the public tranquillity.

Nothing seems to be wanting, but a sufficient number of the Officers of the Government to adopt the necessary measures.

The agitation respecting the Slaves i⟨n⟩ Upper Canada has subsided, and I ⟨hope⟩ nothing in future will take place t⟨o⟩ revive the subject. I am most respectfully your most Obedt. Servt

William Hull

DNA: RG 59—Territorial Papers—TP, Michigan.

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