James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Edmund Randolph, 19 March 1787

To Edmund Randolph

New York March 19th. 1787.

My dear Sir

I have been favored with yours of the 1st. instant for which I make you my acknowledgments. The public letter which goes by this mail with the papers inclosed contain all the current information. I have made enquiry as to the copies of the Treaties with Europe & the Indian Nations, which you wish to be forwarded, and am told that you will find all of them on the printed Journals of Congress, copies of which have been transmitted from the Secretary’s office to all the Executi[v]es. If there should have been any miscarriage of the despatch to the Executive of Virginia, or if your request referred to the money conventions, which have not been printed, I will on notice, provide for your information.1 Yrs affecy.

Js. M. Jr

RC (DLC). Addressed, franked, and marked “private” by JM. JM used the cover for a note and wrote thereon, “weakness. manage war.”

1Money conventions” were the loan contracts between the U.S. and foreign nations. Copies of these contracts are in PCC.

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