James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Edward Carrington, 30 May 1788

From Edward Carrington

New York May 30. 1788

My dear Sir,

The inclosed papers contain some of the debates of the Convention of South Carolina, and a vote of a vast majority, which shews the dispositions of that Body upon the Constitution.1 These papers will be of use to you, and therefore I take this the last moment that Offers before the departure of the post to forward them. I am my dr sir yrs. sincerely

Ed Carrington

RC (DLC). Mathematical calculations are written on the verso. Enclosures not found.

1The N.Y. Daily Advertiser of 29 May carried an item from a Charleston newspaper, dated 22 May, containing an account of a motion to adjourn the convention until the next October. This motion was defeated by a vote of 135 to 89. The N.Y. Journal of the same day printed an extract of a letter from Charleston, dated 22 May, summarizing the proceedings of the convention.

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