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Tuesday, March 29, 2005

For the Madison Fetishists

The New York Times reports
The Library of Congress has released its James Madison Papers online. The papers, from the library's manuscript division, consist of some 12,000 items captured in about 72,000 digital images, documenting the life of the socalled Father of the Constitution through correspondence, personal notes, drafts of letters and legislation, an autobiography, legal and financial documents and miscellaneous manuscripts. Organized into six series from 1723 to 1836, the collection includes a complete copy of Thomas Jefferson's notes from the Continental Congress of 1776, as well as correspondence with Dolley Payne Madison, Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, Alexander Hamilton and George Washington, among others. The James Madison Papers are available on the library's American Memory Web site.
Meanwhile, the complete papers of Thomas Jefferson should be available by 2026.

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