1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 14, 2020 3:22 PM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking 1778-1787 letter from James Madison to Dolley


      The National Archives has a copy of the letter (mentioned in title) that was on display between 1974-75 at the old Archives building on the corner of 7th Street and Constitution Ave but they suggest you may have a copy I can view/download faster. This is the only document wherein James Madison was truthful about his personal desire to establish a method of voting that places an elector of more value than voter. It was written before Federalist Papers on Changing Voting Plan Subject.

        • Re: Seeking 1778-1787 letter from James Madison to Dolley
          Jason Atkinson Guide

          Dear Ms. Tyler,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

          A transcription of the document you are seeking may be available as part of the Papers of James Madison available through Founders Online. In 2010, the National Archives, through its National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), entered into a cooperative agreement with The University of Virginia Press to create this site and make freely available online the historical documents of the Founders of the United States of America. Through this website, you can read and search through thousands of records from George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison.


          Many of the original documents from these papers are in the custody of the Library of Congress as part of the collection James Madison Papers, 1723 to 1859, and scans of some of these documents may be viewed online through their website. For questions about these records, please contact the Library of Congress using their Ask a Librarian Service.

          You may also wish to contact the Papers of James Madison project. In addition, the staff at Montpelier may be able to offer advice regarding researching James Madison’s correspondence and writings.

          We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your research!