James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Edmund Pendleton, 11 August 1783

From Edmund Pendleton

Summary (LC: Madison Miscellany). The summary is copied from a calendar, probably prepared about 1850 by Peter Force’s clerk He noted that the letter was addressed “To James Madison” and the manuscript consisted of “2 pages 4°.”

1783, August 11 Virginia

Williamsburgh as a seat of Government. Some seat on the Potomac. The jurisdiction of Congress over the territory aquired for a seat of Government.1

1For the probability that Pendleton was replying to JM’s missing letter of 28 July to him, see JM to Pendleton, 28 July 1783, ed. n., and nn. 1, 3. For “seat on the Potomac” and “jurisdiction of Congress,” 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 , VI, 447; 448, n. 6; Harrison to Delegates, 17 May; 4 July; 12 July, n. 3; Instructions to Delegates, 28 June, and nn. 6, 7; Pendleton to JM, 30 June 1783.

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