Letter to James Madison
NamesEmmet, Thomas Addis, 1828-1919 (Collector)Madison, James, 1751-1836 (Recipient)Washington, George, 1732-1799 (Creator)
Thomas Addis Emmet collection
Series XVI. The Federal Convention
Dates / OriginPlace: Mount Vernon, Va.Date Created: 1787-03-31
Library locationsManuscripts and Archives DivisionShelf locator: MssCol 927
NotesFunding: Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.Citation/reference: EM9433-9588
Physical DescriptionA. L. S. 8 pp. 4o
DescriptionHe is pleased with the action of Congress in recommending the proposed convention; regrets infractions of the treaty on the American side; they have not learned the policy of placing one's enemy in the wrong; impossibility of adopting a monarchical government, at least until the present system revised by a full convention shall have proved a failure; he doubts the success of any system that shall not give means of coercion to the sovereign; the non-compliance of the states with the late requisition proves this; the delegates ought to come to the Convention unfettered, and adopt no temporising expedient, but probe the defects of the Constitution to the bottom; he would be pleased to hear of the admission of Vermont into the Union on terms agreeable to all; he told the leaders of New York years ago that terms would be more difficult for them the longer they delayed, and that the general interest was suffering; had the war continued longer, Vermont would have become a thorn in the side; the western settlements, without wise management, may be equally troublesome.
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IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11868616MSS Unit ID: 927Archives EAD ID: 278718Calendar number: EM. 9435Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 3cfe91a0-0028-0130-e345-58d385a7bc34
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