James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Rufus King, 30 January 1788

From Rufus King

Boston 30. Jan 1788. Wednesday

Dear Sir,

This day for the first our President Mr. Hancock took his Seat in convention, and we shall probably terminate our business on Saturday or Tuesday next. I cannot predict the issue, but our Hopes are increasing—if Mr. Hancock does not disappoint our present Expectations our wishes will be gratified. But his character is not entirely free from a portion of caprice—this however is confidential. Farewel. Your’s &c

Rufus King

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

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