James Madison Papers

James Madison to George Tucker, 20 July 1829

Montpr, July 20. 29

Dear Sir

Inclosed is a copy of the original draft of the present Constitution of Virginia; from a printed Copy, now perhaps a solitary relic. It may fill a few pages of the Museum, when not otherwise [ ] appropriated. Who the Author of the draft was, does not appear. Col Geo. Mason is known to have been the most conspicuous member in discussing the subjects, and conducting it thro’ the Convention.

Do me the favor to send me the 2d No. of the Museum, which never came to hand; & to have me credited for the $5. inclosed. I am sorry that this neighborhood furnishes as yet no subscriptions for the work. With great esteem; & with cordial salutations in which Mrs. M. joins to yourself & Mrs. Tucker.

J. M.

Draft (DLC).

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