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Drafting The Bill of Rights - 2

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Letter from James Madison to Edmund Randolph, August 21, 1789

In June 1789, Representative James Madison of Virginia introduced a number of amendments to the newly ratified U.S. Constitution. That summer the House of Representatives fiercely debated the issue. In this letter to fellow Virginian Edmund Randolph, Madison describes the challenges of moving the amendments through Congress.

Manuscript Division, Library of Congress