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CCLIII.: Tench Coxe to James Madison. 1 - 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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Tench Coxe to James Madison.1
Philada. March 31, 1790 —
I will mention to you confidentially that great pains have been heretofore taken to restrain Applications to the general Government on the subject of the slave trade. A very strong paper was drawn & put into my hands to procure the signature of Dr. Franklin to be presented to the federal convention — I enclosed to the Dr. with my opinion that it would be a very improper season & place to hazard the Application considering it as an over zealous act of honest men.
[1 ]Documentary History of the Constitution, V, 239.