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The assurances of friends in whose judgement I place confidence, having persuaded me that the little work which accompanies this, is not altogether unworthy of the motive which induced me to undertake it, I now take the liberty to offer it to your acceptance, as the only proof it would be proper for me to give, of my respectfull attachment to your publick & private character. I dare also use...
Will you be pleased to accept a Copy of a little Pamphlet which I have lately written. It was to answer our immediate purpose here, during the Session of our Legislature, and intended principally to apply to the circumstances & situation of the State of new York. That it might do any service, it was necessary to stop far short of the extent to which I might have carried the application of the...
I have received your favor of Feby. 28. and read the pamphlet under the same cover. It is a powerful & a piercing lesson on the subject which it exposes. I was not before aware of the abuses committed by the Law makers and Law breakers of your State. The picture you give of both, tho’ intended for N. York alone, is a likeness in some degree of what has occurred elsewhere; and I wish it could...
I have just finished reading over for the Second time, the words of wisdom, experience, and moderation, to which if circumstances would have permitted, I would have been a listener at Richmond. As it is, I cannot refrain from expressing my thanks and my respectfull admiration; my thanks for the lessons of wisdom & virtue I have often gathered both from Your precepts and example; & my...
The kindness with which you have always treated me, encourages me to consult you on the subject of an undertaking I have in contemplation. It has been proposed to me to write the Lives of some few of the most distinguished men of this country, in a manner somewhat different from what has been hitherto attempted by mingling more of their domestic habits and character, & confining the details to...
I have recd. your letter of the 6th. inst; and feel myself very safe in joining your other friends in their advice on the Biographical undertaking you meditate. The plan you adopt is a valuable improvement on the prevailing examples; which have too much usurped the functions of the Historian; and by omitting the private features of character, and anecdotes which as condiments always add...
Much curiosity and some comment have been excited by the marvellous identities between a "Plan of Govt. proposed by Charles Pinckney in the Convention of 1787, as published in the Journals, with the text of the Constitution, as finally agreed to. I find among my pamphlets a small one entitled "Observations on the Plan of Govt. submitted to the Federal Convention in Philada. &c. by Mr. Charles...
Since my letter answering yours of Apl. 6., in which I requested you to make an enquiry concerning a small pamphlet of Chs. Pinckney, printed at the close of the Fedl. Convention of 1787, it has occurred to me that the pamphlet might not have been put in circulation, but only presented to his friends &c. In that way I may have become possessed of the Copy to which I referred as in a damaged...
I fear you will begin to suspect me of neglect in complying with your request in relation to the pamphlet of Mr. Pinkney. I have however always borne it in mind, and pursued my inquiries at every convenient opportunity, intending to communicate the final result, rather than trouble you with its details. I have not been able to trace Childs’ Papers. They are probably dispersed or lost. There is...
(DLC : Madison Miscellany (from lists probably made by Peter Force))