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From James Madison to John Beckley, ca. 14 January 1800

¶ To John Beckley

Letter not found. Ca. 14 January 1800. Mentioned in Beckley to Tench Coxe, 24 Jan. 1800 (Papers of Tench Coxe [PHi microfilm ed.], reel 70). Encloses a copy of the Report of 1800.1

1As Beckley explained to Coxe: “I have forwarded to Virginia such a full view of our situation and the necessity of their Assembly acting decidedly on the great questions of a Standing Army, Alien & Sedition laws, assumption of common law, and a general ticket for Electors, that our friends have written me that every one of the measures is or will be adopted, besides a corresponding change in their law for summoning Juries, with the one contemplated in our Assembly. Mr. Madison has sent me a copy of his resolutions which I would have forwarded to you, but understand that a Copy has been sent you by another friend.”

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