Virginia Memory, Library of Virginia
THIS PAGE HAS BEEN FORMATTED FOR EASY PRINTING

THIS DAY IN VIRGINIA HISTORY

Click image for larger view.

September 10, 1782

Mary Bain Harrison, Collection, 1756–1865, Accession 33794, Personal Papers Collection, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia. Mary Bain Harrison, Collection, 1756–1865, Accession 33794, Personal Papers Collection, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

James Madison Wrote to Edmund Pendleton

James Madison (1751–1836), while in Philadelphia for the Continental Congress, wrote to Edmund Pendleton (1721–1803) in September 1782. Madison discussed a fugitive slave belonging to Pendleton's nephew, George Washington's movement of troops, the arrival in New York of British troops under Rear Admiral Samuel Hood (1724–1816), as well as the state of British affairs. In 1782 peace negotiations had begun between America and Great Britain. The British earl of Shelburne (1737–1805), who had opposed the war, assisted in negotiations that led to the Treaty of Paris, which recognized the thirteen colonies as free and sovereign states.