The Papers of James Madison is a non-profit documentary editing project established to procure, edit, annotate, and publish the lifetime correspondence of James Madison, the Virginia statesman best known as the fourth U.S. President and "Father of the U.S. Constitution." Letters to and from Madison, and enclosures, numbering nearly 38,000 to date, are divided into four series, Congressional, Secretary of State, Presidential, and Retirement, and are available in both print and digital Editions.
The Papers of James Madison are currently published by the University of Virginia Press. Funding for the project is provided by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, and the Packard Humanities Institute, as well as by contributions from private individuals.
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