Summary (LC: Madison Miscellany). The summary is in a calendar, probably prepared about 1850 by Peter Force’s clerk. He noted that the letter was addressed “To James Madison” and that the manuscript was “1 page 4°.”
1783, October 20 Virginia
Madison’s retirement from Congress.1 Congress has fixed its permanent residence in the woods of the Jersies.2 The importance of Madison taking a seat in the Virginia Assembly.3
3. Jones to JM, 28 July, and n. 4. In the session of May 1784 JM was a delegate from Orange County in the Virginia House of Delegates (JHDV description begins (1828 ed.). Journal of the House of
Delegates of Virginia, Anno Domini, 1776 (Richmond, 1828). description ends , May 1784, p. 5).