George Washington Papers

To George Washington from James Madison, 14 January 1788

From James Madison

N. York Jany 14. 1788

Dear Sir

The Daily Advertizer of this date contains several important articles of information, which need only be referred to.1 I enclose it with a few other late papers. Neither French nor English packet is yet arrived; and the present weather would prevent their getting in if they should be on the Coast. I have heard nothing of Consequence from Massachusetts since my last. The accounts from New Hampshire continue to be as favorable as could be wished. From South Carolina we get no material information. A letter from Georgia, of the 25. of Decr says that the Convention was getting together at Augusta and that every thing wore a fœderal complexion. N. Carolina it seems, has been so complaisant to Virginia as to postpone her Convention till July. We are still without a Congress. With perfect esteem & attachment I remain Dear Sir Your Obedt humble servt

Js Madison Jr

ALS, DLC:GW; copy, DLC: Madison Papers.

1The New York Daily Advertiser on 14 Jan. included a statement by Robert Yates and John Lansing giving their objections to the Constitution and a report on the ratification of the Constitution by Connecticut.

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