To: Mr. Blonde
I believe that Madison patterned his proposals on a proposed constitution for Virginia (not adopted) written by Jefferson. They were close, personally and politically for many years. There is no reason to doubt that Madison was familiar with Jefferson's work.
The reason Jefferson was not involved in the Constitutional Convention was that he was ambassador to France at the time.
posted on 07/13/2005 5:22:27 PM PDT
("Ceterum censeo Islam esse delendam " with apologies to Cato)
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