James Madison

Letter From the President Elect

March 02, 1809

The President of the Senate communicated the following letter from the President elect of the United States:

CITY OF WASHINGTON, March 2, 1809.


President pro tempore of the Senate.

SIR: I beg leave through you to inform the honorable the Senate of the United States that I propose to take the oath which the Constitution prescribes to the President of the United States before he enters on the execution of his office on Saturday, the 4th instant, at 12 o'clock, in the Chamber of the House of Representatives.

I have the honor to be, with the greatest respect, sir, your most obedient and most humble servant,


James Madison, Letter From the President Elect Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/206126

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