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.
1. The entry in the journal for 18 June is confined to a report of the “Committee of the Week,” recommending the disposition of a memorial and each of six letters addressed to Congress on matters of individual concern to their signators (JCC description begins Worthington Chauncey Ford et al., eds., Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789 (34 vols.; Washington, 1904–37). description ends , XXIV, 401–2, 402, n. 1). By his comment, JM obviously meant that Congress neither debated nor decided any issue of general importance.