Sample Madison Documents

 



Here are some examples of documents in Madison's hand:

First page of JM's Notes on Debates at the Constitutional Convention of 1787, Madison Papers, Library of Congress.

JM to Edmund Randolph, 30 September 1782, Madison Papers, Library of Congress (Papers of James Madison, 5:170).

Instructions to Ministers Plenipotentiary for Negotiating Peace, 31 December 1782, Papers of the Continental Congress, National Archives, Washington, DC (Papers of James Madison, 5:476 n. 2).

JM to Thomas Jefferson, 10 December 1820, Madison Papers, Library of Congress (Papers of James Madison, Retirement Series, volume 2).


Here is Madison's "Vices of the Political System of the United States," as published in the Papers of James Madison, 9:345-58. To see the same document in Madison's hand, click here (Madison Papers, Library of Congress).



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