James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Edmund Randolph, 15 February 1787

To Edmund Randolph

N. York Feby 15th. 1787.

Dear Sir

Having but recently got here I had not time to add a few private lines as I wished to our public letter.1 We have as yet no definitive information from Masts. touching the operations of Genl. Lincoln. Little doubt however is entertained that the insurrection will be effectually quelled. The Legislature of that State seem to have taken great spirits from the prospect. They have come at length to the Resolution of declaring the existence of a Rebellion, and it is said mean, to disarm and disfranchise all who have been engaged in it. We have no information from any other quarter, and I have not been here long eno. to collect any just idea of the general politics here. The papers of the day are very barren, and I inclose one only as introductory to my purpose of inclosing them as often as they may deserve it. Adieu Yrs. affy

Js. Madison Jr

RC (DLC). Enclosure not found.

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