James Madison Papers

To James Madison from the Governor of Virginia, 24 December 1795

¶ From the Governor of Virginia

Letter not found. 24 December 1795, Richmond. A circular letter from Gov. Robert Brooke to Virginia’s delegation in the House of Representatives. Listed in Executive Letterbook (Vi). Encloses copies of the Virginia General Assembly’s joint resolutions proposing four constitutional amendments (possibly the printed version, In the House of Delegates, Saturday, December 12, 1795 … [(Richmond, 1795); Evans description begins Charles Evans, ed., American Bibliography … 1639 … 1820 (12 vols.; Chicago, 1903–34). description ends 29798]). Similar circular letters were sent to Virginia’s U.S. senators and to state governors enclosing the proposed amendments (on those amendments, see Farnham, “The Virginia Amendments of 1795,” VMHB description begins Virginia Magazine of History and Biography. description ends , 75 [1967]: 75–88).

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