Madison's notes on the Bill of Rts
I found a good copy of James Madison's notes, for his speech introducing the Bill of Rights in the First House, and added (since the ink is faded) a typed version of the critical notes on the left.
The most important section involves Madison's critique of the English Declaration of Rights of 1688/89. He notes it is an act of Parliament (and thus can be repealed), does not protect freedom of press, conscience and other rights, and "arms to protestts" -- it said the subjects "who are Protestant" may have arms for their defense. View image