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Pendleton, Edmund (1721-1803) to James Madison re: maintaining the standing army, needed taxation, etc.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00099.117 Author/Creator: Pendleton, Edmund (1721-1803) Place Written: Edmundsbury Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 30 June 1783 Pagination: 1 p. 23 x 20 cm

Summary of Content: Problems of maintaining the standing army, needed taxation, Virginia proposals for the national capitol at Williamsburg or Georgetown. Raising the question of furloughing soldiers to save money Note: This is the first letter in volume II of the albums in which the manuscripts were mounted. Through the end of volume I complete transcripts of the letters were made by Peter Force, and the Pendleton Papers used those as a text source. Material from volume II was not transcribed by Force, and the Pendleton Papers had to depend on the passages quoted in the Henkels sale catalogue.

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

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: PresidentMilitary HistoryRevolutionary WarSoldier's PayFinanceEconomicsTaxes or TaxationWashington, D.C.Government and CivicsPolitics

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