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From James Madison to Benjamin Rush, 3 May 1790 (Abstract)

§ To Benjamin Rush

3 May 1790, New York. “Your hint as to addresses from the H. of Rep. to the National Assembly1 was perfectly new. I am far from thinking that such a measure might not be formed as do credit to this Country and good to both.”

Printed extract (Parke-Bernet Catalogue No. 468, “The Alexander Biddle Papers” [1943], pt. 1, item 151).

1See Rush to JM, 24 Apr. 1790, PJM description begins William T. Hutchinson et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison (1st ser., vols. 1–10, Chicago, 1962–77; vols. 11–17, Charlottesville, Va., 1977–91). description ends , 13:175–76.

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