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XCI.: James McClurg to James Madison. 3 - Max Farrand, The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787, vol. 3 
The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787, ed. Max Farrand (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1911). Vol. 3.
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James McClurg to James Madison.3
Richmond Augt. 22. 87.
I have so much pleasure from your communications, that I shall be careful to acknowledge the receipt of them, with a view to secure their continuance.
I have still some hope that I shall hear from you of ye reinstatement of ye Negative — as it is certainly ye only mean by which the several Legislatures can be restrain’d from disturbing ye order & harmony of ye whole, & ye Governmt. render’d properly national, & one. I should suppose yt some of its former opponents must by this time have seen ye necessity of advocating it, if they wish to support their own principles.
[3 ]Documentary History of the Constitution, IV, 264.