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title:“James Madison to J. K. Paulding”
authors:James Madison
date written:1831-6-6

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Madison, James. "Letter to J. K. Paulding." The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787. Vol. 3. Ed. Max Farrand. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1911. Print.

James Madison to J. K. Paulding (June 6, 1831)

June 6. 1831.
Since my letter answering yours of Apl. 6, in which I requested you to make an enquiry concerning a small pamphlet of Charles Pinckney printed at the close of the Fedl Convention of 1787, it has occurred to me that the pamphlet might not have been put in circulation, but only presented to his friends &c. In that way I may have become possessed of the copy to which I referred as in damaged state. On this supposition the only chance of success must be among the Books &c. of individuals on the list of Mr. P-'s political associates & personal friends. Of those who belonged to N. Y. I recollect no one so likely to have recd. a Copy as Rufus King. If that was the case, it may remain with his Representative- and I would suggest an informal resort to that quarter, with a hope that you will pardon this further tax on your kindness.

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