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A grand committee had reported a militia plan delineating national and state militia...
752Import Duties, [24 April] 1789 (Madison Papers)
Formal consideration of the Committee of the Whole report was now before the House. Several...
Agst. Paper money. Novr. 1786 Virg: Assy. Ms ( DLC ). The one-page document is an expanded...
The fourth class comprises the following miscellaneous powers: 1. A power to “promote the...
Mr. Madison moved to strike out the word landed , before the word “qualifications.” If the...
Despite the concern expressed to JM by Jefferson and Washington over the penury afflicting Thomas...
The next view which I shall take of the house of representatives, relates to the apportionment of...
On 13 June the Committee of the Whole reported to the convention the amended Virginia Plan....
To the People of the State of New-York. IT may be contended perhaps, that instead of occasional...
Ellsworth moved to substitute annual for triennial elections in the first branch of the...
1787. The Commonwealth of Virginia to James Madison Jr. Dr.    £. S. D To attendance in...
In his advocacy of the Constitution, JM had frequent recourse to his knowledge of history. He...
Resolved, that it is the opinion of this committee , That the Executive ought to be authorised to...
764Import Duties, [25 April] 1789 (Madison Papers)
A fifteen-cent duty on Jamaica rum was approved. The House then took up the twelve-cent duty on...
Mr. Madison considered it best to require Conventions; Among other reasons, for this, that the...
Having shewn that no one of the powers transferred to the federal government is unnecessary or...
The notes beginning 19 February 1787 and ending 26 April 1787 are the concluding portion of JM’s...
… Fifth ,—That the use and navigation of the river Ohio, so far as the territory of the proposed...
Having rejected the New Jersey Plan, the convention now was considering the amended Virginia Plan...
By an act of the October 1785 session of the Virginia assembly, delegates to Congress from...
The clause in the report of 13 June providing that the members of the first branch of the...
Nothing till Friday Mar. 23d. [1787] The Report for reducing salaries agreed to as amended...
We have seen the necessity of the union as our bulwark against foreign danger, as the conservator...
Charles Pinckney moved to require the approval of two-thirds of each house to pass an act...
775Import Duties, [28 April] 1789 (Madison Papers)
Goodhue, Gerry, and Thatcher of Massachusetts objected to the six-cent duty on molasses as...
17 September and 8 October 1783. In the Pennsylvania Journal, and the Weekly Advertiser...
To the People of the State of New-York. THE next view which I shall take of the House of...