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Madison, James, 1751-1836



  • Existence: 1751 - 1836

James Madison was an American statesman, diplomat, expansionist, philosopher and Founding Father who served as the fourth president of the United States from 1809 to 1817. He is hailed as the "Father of the Constitution" for his pivotal role in drafting and promoting the Constitution of the United States and the United States Bill of Rights. He co-wrote The Federalist Papers, co-founded the Democratic-Republican Party, and served as the fifth United States secretary of State from 1801 to 1809.

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Gov. Claiborne letter

Mss 815119
Identifier: Mss 815119
Scope and Contents Letter of congratulations from Gov. Claiborne of New Orleans to President James Madison on the American victory and the end of the War of 1812.

James Madison document

Mss 815317
Identifier: Mss 815317
Overview In English.

James Madison letter

Mss 803420
Identifier: Mss 803420
Overview In English.

James Madison letter

Mss 788660
Identifier: Mss 788660
Overview In English.

James Madison rejection of claim

Mss 804125
Identifier: Mss 804125
Scope and Contents As Secretary of State, Madison rejects claim sent him by Collector Hill relative to "impressment of two seamen." "The law imposes it upon masters of vessels - does not assume to pay for evidences of imprvssments." Washington, D.C.

Chase autograph collection.

United States President Patent

Mss 812570.1
Identifier: Mss 812570.1
Scope and Contents Patent issued to Thomas Green Fessenden by the President Madison, with specification sheet for improvements in making extracts from barks, etc., in clerical hand. Also signed by James Monroe as Secretary of State and by William Pikney as Attorney General