Writings of James Madison, Volume 1

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Author: James Madison

To Edmund Randolph.

NEW YORK, June 24, 1789.

MY DEAR FRIEND,—My last stated a question relating to the power of removal from offices then on the anvil of the House of Representatives. I now inclose the discussions, as conveyed to the public thro’ the newspapers. It is not necessary to apprize you that the reasonings on both sides are mutilated, often misapprehended, and not unfrequently reversed. You will perceive yourself that much of the reasoning is also rounded on a misconception of the ideas of the adverse side.

Mr. Jefferson has at length obtained formal leave to visit his own country. Mr. Short is to be charged with the affairs of the United States in his absence.

The President has been ill, but is now in a safe way. His fever terminated in an abscess, which was itself alarming, but has been opened with success, and the alarm is now over. His death, at the present moment, would have brought on another crisis in our affairs.

Yrs most truly.

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Chicago: James Madison Jr., "To Edmund Randolph.," Writings of James Madison, Volume 1 in James Madison, Letters and Other Writings of James Madison, 4 Vols. (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co.), P.479 Original Sources, accessed August 9, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=5ASSSHKTUCMEE5D.

MLA: Madison, James, Jr. "To Edmund Randolph." Writings of James Madison, Volume 1, in James Madison, Letters and Other Writings of James Madison, 4 Vols. (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co.), P.479, Original Sources. 9 Aug. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=5ASSSHKTUCMEE5D.

Harvard: Madison, J, 'To Edmund Randolph.' in Writings of James Madison, Volume 1. cited in , James Madison, Letters and Other Writings of James Madison, 4 Vols. (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co.), P.479. Original Sources, retrieved 9 August 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=5ASSSHKTUCMEE5D.