James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Edmund Randolph, 22 January 1782—Misdated

To Edmund Randolph

Letter misdated.

Editorial Note

22 January 1782[3]. The manuscript of this document is now missing. A printed copy is in Madison, Papers (Gilpin ed.) description begins Henry D. Gilpin, ed., The Papers of James Madison (3 vols.; Washington, 1840). description ends , I, 111–12. Many years after writing the letter, JM selected at least a portion of it for inclusion in the earliest edition of his papers. Either JM misdated the letter a year too early, or Gilpin mistook JM’s “3” in “1783” for “2.”

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