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title:“Tench Coxe to James Madison”
authors:Tench Coxe
date written:1790-3-31

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

Tench Coxe to James Madison (March 31, 1790)

Philada. March 31, 1790 —
I will mention to you confidentially that great pains have been heretofore taken to restrain Applications to the general Government on the subject of the slave trade. A very strong paper was drawn & put into my hands to procure the signature of Dr. Franklin to be presented to the federal convention — I enclosed to the Dr. with my opinion that it would be a very improper season & place to hazard the Application considering it as an over zealous act of honest men.

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