James Madison Papers

James Madison to John King, 17 October 1827

Montpr. Ocr. 17. 1827


During Mr. Jefferson’s Rectorship of the University of Va. it is understood that a fund was placed under the authority of your father when last in London, to be applied in procuring certain articles for the use of that Institute As the papers left by Mr. J. do not shew the amt. of the expenditure, if any, or the actual situation of the fund, you will oblige the Visitors by the desired information on the subject, which it is presumed can be afforded by your own recollection, or by the papers left by your father. It being the wish of the Visitors to make a draft on the fund, as early an answer as may be convenient will be acceptable to them. With great respect

J. M.

Draft (DLC).

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