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To James Madison from Edmund Pendleton, [9 June] 1789

From Edmund Pendleton

[9 June 1789]

… I hope the idea of titles is sent to eternal repose. I know nothing which in my judgment would more strengthen opposition than the adoption of such a measure, giving countenance to all the suspicions hitherto forged only, of a tendency in the Goverment to fav’r Aristocratic principles.…

Printed extract (Stan. V. Henkels Catalogue No. 694 [1892]). The list probably kept by Peter Force (DLC: Madison Miscellany) notes that this letter consisted of one page and calendars it as follows: “Tardy progress of the new revenue system. Discrimination in tonnage dues. The question of titles.”

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