James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Rufus King, 23 January 1788

From Rufus King

Boston 23. Jan. 1788

Dear Sir

Our prospects are gloomy, but hope is not entirely extinguished. Gerry has not returned to the Convention, & I think will not again be invited. We are now thinking of amendments to be submitted not as a condition of our assent & Ratification; but as the opinion of the Convention subjoined to their Ratification. This scheme may gain a few members, but the issue is doubtful. Farewel

R King

RC (DLC); Tr (NHi). RC docketed by JM.

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