James Madison Papers

Notes on Debates, 12–13 May 1783

Notes on Debates

MS (LC: Madison Papers). For a description of the manuscript of Notes on Debates, see Papers of Madison description begins William T. Hutchinson, William M. E. Rachal, et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison (7 vols. to date; Chicago, 1962——). description ends , V, 231–34.

1On 12 May, besides adopting instructions to Washington about the military posts in the Old Northwest and referring to a committee, JM, chairman, the Washington-Carleton correspondence about, and Washington’s report on, the Tappan conference, Congress appears to have decided nothing of importance (JM Notes, 9 May, n. 2; JCC description begins Worthington Chauncey Ford et al., eds., Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789 (34 vols.; Washington, 1904–37). description ends , XXIV, 337–40, 340, n. 1). See also Delegates to Harrison, 20 May 1783.

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