James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Edmund Pendleton, 20 October 1783

From Edmund Pendleton

Summary (LC: Madison Miscellany). The summary is in a calendar, probably prepared about 1850 by Peter Force’s clerk. He noted that the letter was addressed “To James Madison” and that the manuscript was “1 page 4°.”

1783, October 20 Virginia

Madison’s retirement from Congress.1 Congress has fixed its permanent residence in the woods of the Jersies.2 The importance of Madison taking a seat in the Virginia Assembly.3

2Pendleton to JM, 28 July; 11 Aug.; 18 Aug.; JM to Randolph, 13 Oct. 1783, nn. 212.

3Jones to JM, 28 July, and n. 4. In the session of May 1784 JM was a delegate from Orange County in the Virginia House of Delegates (JHDV description begins (1828 ed.). Journal of the House of Delegates of Virginia, Anno Domini, 1776 (Richmond, 1828). description ends , May 1784, p. 5).

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