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Pendleton, Edmund (1721-1803) to James Madison re: congratulations on passage of the Bill of Rights

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00099.136 Author/Creator: Pendleton, Edmund (1721-1803) Place Written: Edmundsbury Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 02 September 1789 Pagination: 1 p. 21 x 16 cm

Summary of Content: Also mentions the expected ratification of Constitution.

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

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: US ConstitutionBill of RightsLawGovernment and CivicsPresidentRatificationUS Constitutional Amendment

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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