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A COMPARATIVE EXHIBIT
CLAIMS TO THE AUTHORSHIP OF THE FŒDERALIST.
|Original Numbers.||Modern Numbers.||Gen. Hamilton in his own copy and in the Benson manuscript.||Gen. Hamilton to Chancellor Kent.||Mr. Madison in his own copy and in Mr. Rush's copy.||Mr. Ames's manuscript notes.||Chancellor Kent's manuscript notes.||Mr. Jefferson's manuscript notes.||Mr. Jáy's recollections, as far as ascertained.|
- Vide letter published in The Port Folio, Vol. IV. No. 20, ante, page xxviii.
- Vide ante, pages xxvi. xxviii.
- "I am assured that Numbers 2. 3. 4. 5. & 64 were written by John Jay
"Numbers 10. 14. 37 to 49 both Inclusive & 58 by James Madison Jun —
"Numbers 18. 19. 20. by Messrs Madison & Hamilton jointly.
"All the rest by Mr Hamilton
"(( — Mr Hamilton told me that Mr Madison wrote 48 & 49 or from ps. 101 to 112 of Vol. 24=))
[In much darker colored ink, and in a different style of the Chancellor's writing:] "NB — I showed the above Memr to General Hamilton in my office in Albany, & he said it was correct, seeing the correction above made — " Chancellor Kent's MS. notes on the first fly-page of his copy of McLean's edition of The Fœderalist, now owned by his grandson, James Kent, Esq., of Fishkill Landing, N. Y.
- Copied from the original MS. notes in Mr. Ames's copy of McLean's edition of The Fœderalist, by William Q. Force, for his father, General Peter Force, of Washington, D. C.
- Vide letter of Benjamin Rush, Esq., ante, pages xxxix to xiv.
- Copied from the original MS. notes in Mr Ames's copy of McLean's edition of The Fœderalist, now owned by his grandson-in-law, Francis Howland, Esq., of Englewood, N. J.
- "Memr I have no doubt Mr Jay wrote № 64 on the Treaty Power — He made a Speech on that Subject in the N. Y. Convention, & I am told he says he wrote it — I suspect therefore from internal Ev. the above to be the correct List, & not the one on the opposide Page — " Chancellor Kent's MS. notes, appended to this list, and in his copy of The Fœderalist, before referred to, inserted immediately opposite to the memorandum approved by General Hamilton and copied into Note 8.
- From the original MS. notes in Mr. Jefferson's copy of McLean's edition of The Fœderalist, now in the Library of Congress, Washington, D. C.
- From the understanding in Mr. Jay's family, from Chancellor Kent's MS. notes, and from the biographical sketch of Mr. Jáy's life in Delaplaine's Repository of the Lives and Portraits of Distinguished American Characters.