James Madison Papers

Nathaniel Bowditch to James Madison, 25 June 1827

Boston June 25. 1827

Dear Sir

I have not the least personal acquaintance with Mr. Timt Walker, nor do I know anything about his acquirements. I believe he completed his studies at Cambridge and left that college about a year since & he was then well spoken of. He is now an instructor in the Northampton Seminary. A few days since, upon the resignation of the mathematical tutor in Cambridge, who instructs in the lower branches of that science, Mr Walker (among others) was mentioned to fill the vacancy, at a meeting of the Corporation, and I then stated that I knew nothing about him but would vote for him for one year if the Mathematical Professor Mr. Farrar, who is at the head of the Department, would nominate him as one well qualified for the office, which the President assured me he would willingly do. It would have given me pleasure to point out to you some one whom (from my own knowledge) I could recommend to your notice, but at present I do not recollect of any one. with high consideration & respect,

Nathl Bowditch

RC (ViU); draft (MB). RC docketed by JM.

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