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title:“James Madison to William Cogswell”
authors:James Madison
date written:1834-3-10

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Madison, James. "Letter to William Cogswell." The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787. Vol. 3. Ed. Max Farrand. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1911. Print.
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Draft, Madison Papers, Library of Congress.

James Madison to William Cogswell (March 10, 1834)

Montpr Mar 10, 1834
You give me a credit to which I have no claim, in calling me "The writer of the Constitution of the U. S." This was not like the fabled Goddess of Wisdom, the offspring of a single brain. It ought to be regarded as the work of many heads and many hands.

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