James Madison Papers

Littleton Dennis Teackle to James Madison, 22 March 1826

Baltimore, 22d March 1826

Dear Sir,

I have taken the liberty of addressing to you a News-paper, containing An Act of the General Assembly of this State, passed at its late Session—This is a part of the plan which you were pleased to approve of some years ago. After repeated attempts to carry the whole in one System, I was induced to limit the scheme to the elementary, or primary schools—Hereafter, it is my intention to introduce the higher branches in succession, with Agricultural Institutions and Pattern farms, in several bills; and I shall not despair of eventual success—The fundamental seminaries are certainly of primary consideration—Such a System has long been a favorite hobby, and I entertain very high hopes from its operation With great respect and esteem I am, Dear Sir, Your obedient Servant

Littleton Dennis Teackle

RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.

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