T’anks— In refreshing my foggy memory on the Debate in Congress—and the history of the Bill of Rights— I rely heavily on this posting. I note in the two vol set The Debate on the constitution ,Part one ,documents that Madison sent
a letter to Jefferson ,in Paris, dated Oct.17— and it did not arrive until sometime in Feb. Mail was a much different item then. Imagine our current Govt. under such restriction.But again T’anks!!!
IIRC, Jefferson was in Southeastern France at the times of the communications between Madison and himself. Can you imagine the courier trying to find where Jefferson was, or was going to be, in order to properly route the package?
I wonder if there was a time that the letter and Mr. Jefferson passed each other at night, neither knowing what happened.