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Pendleton, Edmund (1721-1803) to James Madison re: powers of Congress, seat of government

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00099.125 Author/Creator: Pendleton, Edmund (1721-1803) Place Written: Edmundsbury Type: Autograph letter Date: 01 September 1783 Pagination: 1 p. 31 x 20 cm

Summary of Content: Signature has been clipped-off but postscripts remain. Mention's powers of Congress, seat of government (Philadelphia, Annapolis), need for a Constitution, crops in Virginia, EP's suggestions regarding the District of Columbia. Added in ink beneath EP's postscript: "Between the first two stars [was] cut out on the 2d Dec. 30. for Mr I[srael].K[eech]. Tefft. S[avanna]h.Ga. as an Autograph. 'We have at length had very fine rains, but according to the state of all sublunary things, are now under great anxiety, lest our Crops should be nip'd by a Frost, the wind blowing very bleak from the North, however we must be satisfied with whatever happens. I am very truly || Dr Sir yr affe friend. Edmd Pendleton" [|| in original as two upright slashes]. Tefft appears in PJM 17: 505 n.3 from JM's correspondence of 1830 Dec. 3.]

People: Madison, James, Sr. 1723-1801
Pendleton, Edmund, 1721-1803

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: US ConstitutionPresidentArticles of ConfederationUS ConstitutionWashington, D.C.Government and CivicsLawContinental CongressCongressAgriculture and Animal Husbandry

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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