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Collection Reference Number GLC05279
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1816 
Title To the Senate & House of Representatives of the U. S.
Date 21 December 1816 - 3 February 1817
Author Madison, James (1751-1836)  
Document Type Government document
Content Description Fragments of two messages to the House of Representatives of the United States. The first concerns an "act to authorize payment for property lost, captured, or destroyed by the enemy while in the military service of the U. S. & for other purposes ... " Date of 21 December 1816, written in pencil in an unknown hand at a later time. Second page is a message to the Senate and the House of Representatives about his decision to sign the Tariff Act of 1816 which protected American industries from British competition.
Subjects President  Presidential Speeches and Proclamations  Congress  Wartime Pillaging and Destruction  War of 1812  Military History  Law  Taxes or Taxation  Industry  Global History and Civics  Foreign Affairs  
People Madison, James (1751-1836)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme The Presidency; War of 1812; Government & Politics; Foreign Affairs
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Signer of the U.S. Constitution. The Commercial Convention of 1815 ended discriminating duties between the United States and Great Britain and permitted American trade with the East Indies.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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