1795.024: Address and Instructions from the People of Spotsylvania County.

Published: 1795

Full Title: An address, and instructions from the people of Spotsylvania County, to James Madison, Esquire. Sir, When the Treaty of Amity, Commerce and Navigation, negociated by Lord Grenville, minister of Great-Britain, and John Jay, Esquire, minister plenipotentiary from the United States of America, was first made known to us, we were astonished to find that an instrument, so repugnant to the interests, so derogatory from the honour of the United States, and so flagrantly violates our constitution, should be offered to the President and senate for their ratification. ...

Author: People of Spotsylvania County.

Place Issued: Fredericksburg

Issuing Press: Timothy Green

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; (broadside).


Signed by nineteen freeholders in manuscript; opposing ratification of the Jay Treaty with Great Britain (November 1794); given Madison's leadership in Congress in opposition to the treaty, this title was likely an effort orchestrated among Madison's constituents to legitimize his known position. Sheet lacks printer credit; Evans assigned imprint to the press of Timothy Green based on its authorship by the "people of Spotsylvania," so the attribution here.

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