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title:“James Madison to William Short”
authors:James Madison
date written:1787-10-24

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

James Madison to William Short (October 24, 1787)

New York Octr. 24. 1787
The paper which I enclose for Mr. Jefferson will shew you the result of the Convention. The nature of the subject, the diversity of human opinion, and the collision of local interests, and of the pretensions of the large & small States, will not only account for the length of time consumed in the work, but for the irregularities which will be discovered in its structure and form.

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