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NOTE. - James Madison, The Writings, vol. 4 (1787) 
The Writings of James Madison, comprising his Public Papers and his Private Correspondence, including his numerous letters and documents now for the first time printed, ed. Gaillard Hunt (New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1900). Vol. 4.
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In photographing the first page of the Journal (Vol. III., facing p. 2) it was found to be impossible to reproduce the note, which is on a separate slip of paper. It contained, as the text (p. 1) indicates, a list of the members of the convention.
In the note on page 25 (Vol. III.), the sentence stating Chief-Justice Nott has informed the editor that “some” of Pinckney’s notes are extant is a misprint, and for “some” the word none should be substituted.
Pierce’s sketches of the members of the convention omit John Francis Mercer of Maryland and William Churchill Houstoun of New Jersey. The editor has inadvertently omitted the brief sketch of Thomas Fitzsimons of Pennsylvania. It should have been a note on page 116 (Vol. IV.), and is: “Mr. Fitzsimons is a Merchant of considerable talents, and speaks very well I am told, in the Legislature of Pennsylvania. He is about 40 years old.” (Am. Hist. Rev., iii., 328.)
The student should consult Professor John Franklin Jameson’s paper on “Studies in the History of the Federal Convention of 1787,” to appear in the report of the American Historical Association for 1903, for an exhaustive discussion and identification of contemporaneous writings, besides Madison’s, throwing light on the proceedings of the constitutional convention.