James Madison Papers

To James Madison from James Monroe, 16 February 1786

From James Monroe

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16 February 1786. In this letter, mentioned in JM’s letter of 19 March 1786 to Monroe, Monroe proposed a joint purchase of land in the Mohawk Valley from one Taylor. In the letter he also discussed the possibilities of reforming the Confederation and the inadequate powers of the Virginia commissioners if a convention were to undertake such a reform.

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