James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Tench Coxe, 27 January 1788

From Tench Coxe

Philada. Jany. 27th. 1788

Dear Sir

From your letter with respect to the Convention at B. I have been anxious to procure the Remr. of Mr. Lloyd’s debates to send to Mr. King. There were some pages more struck off, which I have obtained and cover them to you with a letter to be forwarded as before. I beg your pardon for the trouble I give & the freedom I have used.

I find our Opposition were possessed of the temper of the Western & Eastern Members of the Massachussets Convention very minutely when I recd. your letter. That evening a person much Opposed to the Constitution said Massachussets would reject it. I fancy Mr. G. & Mr. S. A. keep up a minute & regular correspondence.

There will be a good many unfavorable petitions, it is said, from our Western Counties; but the Assembly will certainly dismiss them by a Majority of two thirds. I apprehend a warm, unpleasant Session. They meet in about three Weeks. I am, dear Sir, with great truth your most respectf. h. Servt.

Tench Coxe

RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.

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