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Letters received by Congress from Mr. Laurens—Their contents
-Papers sent to Congress by Mr. Dumas-Instructions sent to
Ministers in Europe-General arrangement of the foreign system
suspended by the thinness of Congress—Treaty of Commerce with

Great Britain suspended for the same reason.

To EDMUND RANDOLPH. Philadelphia, June 17,

1783

547

Mr. Dana's letter - Troops furloughed - Representation to the

Commander-in-Chief by the officers of the army-Opinions on the

necessity of several regiments, as a peace establishment—No rom-

inations for Secretary for Foreign Affairs were made on the day

ordered for electing-Nominations since made.

To Edmund RANDOLPH. Philadelphia, June 24,

1783

550

Cause of the grievances of the soldiery.

To EDMUND RANDOLPH. Philadelphia, June 30,

1783

551

Measures to suppress the mutiny-Members summoned to Tren-
ton-Mutiny extinguished after the removal of Congress.

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574

Reception of the Dutch Minister – Doubt as to the epoch which ter.

minated the hostilities on our coast.

To EDMUND RANDOLPH. Philadelphia, Octo-

ber 13, 1783

576

Deliberations of Congress on their seat-Arrival of Mr. Van Berkel.

To Thomas JEFFERSON. Orange, December 10,

1783

579

Journey from Annapolis,Conversation on the way with Colonel

Mason.

DEBATES

IN THE

CONGRESS OF THE CONFEDERATION,

AS TAKEN DOWN IN THE YEARS 1782, 1783 AND 1787,

BY JAMES MADISON,

THEN A MEMBER,

WITH LETTERS AND EXTRACTS OF LETTERS FROM HIM

DURING THE PERIODS OF HIS SERVICE IN

THAT CONGRESS.

TO WHICH ARE PREFIXED

THE DEBATES IN 1776, ON THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, AND ON A FEW OF THE

ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION,

PRESERVED BY THOMAS JEFFERSON.

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