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To James Madison from Edmund Randolph, 19 August 1796 (Abstract)

§ From Edmund Randolph

19 August 1796, Richmond. Introduces Edwin Burwell.1

RC (DLC). Written on a half-sheet, with signature clipped; a fragment with a Randolph signature was attached before the RC was given to the Library of Congress in 1937. These two pieces are attached to a separate sheet, at the bottom of which is written in an unidentified hand, “To the Hon James Madison / House of Reps. U.S.” A docket on the verso of the half-sheet does not appear to be in JM’s hand; therefore, the identity of the recipient is uncertain.

1Edwin Burwell, a son of Thacker and Mary Burwell of Mecklenburg County, was a student at the College of William and Mary in 1791 (WMQ description begins William and Mary Quarterly. description ends , 1st ser., 8 [1899–1900]: 154, 14 [1905–6]: 260).

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