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Pendleton, Edmund (1721-1803) to James Madison re: need for a strong Federal government

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00099.110 Author/Creator: Pendleton, Edmund (1721-1803) Place Written: Edmundsbury Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 14 April 1783 Pagination: 2 p. 21 x 17 cm

Summary of Content: Necessity for a strong Federal government, settlement of loans and elections, urges John Taylor of Caroline for Congress.

People: Pendleton, Edmund, 1721-1803
Madison, James, Sr. 1723-1801

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Articles of ConfederationElectionFinanceEconomicsContinental CongressPoliticsGovernment and CivicsPresidentUS Constitution

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