James Madison Papers

Edmund Randolph to Virginia Delegates, 4 October 1788

Edmund Randolph to Virginia Delegates

Richmond October 4. 1788.


I have some reason to believe, that the resolutions of our legislature on the subject of the Mississippi never reached your hands. The inclosed copy will satisfy you, that they were forwarded. Perhaps the letter was delivered to one of our delegates who were here;1 The resolutions will be found annexed to the laws of october 1786, of which Congress have had a copy.2 I have the honor, gentlemen to be with great respect & esteem Yr. mo. ob. serv.

Edm: randolph.

RC (DLC); FC (Executive Letter Book description begins Executive Letter Book, 1786–1788, manuscript in Virginia State Library. description ends ). RC docketed by JM. FC in a clerk’s hand. Enclosure not found.

1Randolph here erased “Mr. H. Lee probably.” This phrase was also deleted in the FC.

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