James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Edmund Randolph, 28 October 1793

From Edmund Randolph

German Town October 28. 1793

My dear friend

I am satisfied, that there will be great manœuvring about the place of congress for the next session. New-York seemingly declines a visit from them; but steps are taken to distract preparations in this state, and produce a kind of necessity to go thither, as being the only spot, where accommodations can be found at short notice. A precedent, too is much wished by some, for violating the compact concerning the final residence, by shewing the power of congress over the temporary. I beseech you to be here the day before the appointed time. Yrs. afftely

Edm: Randolph.

RC (DLC). Addressed by Randolph to JM, “of Orange. To the care of Mr. David Blair, merchant in Fredericksburg, who is requested to forward it immediately.” Docketed by JM.

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