The Virginia Plan

Our best source for the Virginia Plan is that provided by James Madison, who throughout…

Speech at Virginia Ratifying Convention

Freedom of religion is said to be in danger. I will candidly say, I once…

Speech at Virginia Ratifying Convention

The trial by jury in criminal cases is secured — in civil cases it is…

Letter to Beverley Randolph

The prospect of a very long sojournment here has determined me to bring up my…

To Speaker of Virginia House of Delegates on the Federal Constitution (VA)

It would have been a peculiar pleasure to me to have ascertained before I left…

Letter to David Shepard

...I presume that your part of the world, like this city [is] anxious to be…

Edmund Randolph to James Madison

I have turned my mind somewhat to the business of may next: but am hourly…

Variant Texts of the Virginia Plan

1. Resolved, That the articles of the confederation ought to be so corrected and enlarged,…