James Madison Papers

John A. G. Davis to James Madison, 24 November 1828

Charlottesville Nov. 24. 1828

Dear Sir

There is no printed copy of the memorial as finally agreed on. The Convention only had it printed as it was reported by the committee; and in that form also, together with the subsequent proceedings, it was published.

In complying with the resolution of the Convention in regard to the copy of the memorial &c to be furnished the Governor, I was at a loss to know whether it was intended that a copy of the memorial as amended, should be forwarded. Such seemed to be the import of the resolution; but as a copy of the proceedings was expressly required to be sent, and as I could not, without much repetition and some awkwardness, incorporate the former in the latter, I concluded it would be better to send the latter only.

Presuming however from your letter that you deem it of consequence that the Memorial, as adopted, should be sent, I have with as little delay as practicable, had a manuscript copy of it prepared, which I herewith forward you. It is, in all respects, what was finally agreed on. With great respect and regard, I am yr’s &c.

J. A. G. Davis

RC (MoHi). Docketed by JM.

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