James Madison Papers

James Madison to Mathew Carey, 14 June 1824

Montpr. June 11. 1824

Dear Sir

Your letter of June 5th. in behalf of Mr. Saunderson came duly to hand. I have so much confidence in your judgment of his character & scholarship, that I should feel a pleasure in forwarding his views of turning them more to his own account as well as that of others. But I know too little of the condition or wants of the Seminaries in this State, other than its Embryo University, to venture on holding out a prospect to him in any of them. And with respect to the University the arrangements on foot do not permit me to encourage an expectation of employment within that Institution. I can only therefore express for Mr. S. the good wishes to which your recommendation entitles him, with the continued esteem & respect which I pray you to accept for yourself.

J. M.


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