James Madison Papers

James Madison to George Long, 4 January 1828

Montpellier Jany. 4 1828

Dear Sir

Your letter of Monday last came to hand yesterday, and the same mail brought me the letter from Mr. Brougham, bearing date Ocr. 20th. He refers to the choice made of you for the Greek Professorship in the London University, and to the 1st. of October as the time when its duties would require you to be there; and communicates the anxiety felt for a release from your engagements here upon the terms on which you had yourself applied for it the appointment. As the letters you have written on the subject had not been recd when Mr Brougham wrote, a hope is indulged, that they may lead to an acquiescence of the Council in your continuance with us till a successor can be provided; in consideration of the greater difficulty here of making arrangements for a temporary vacancy, than can exist where the class of adequate Instructors must be so much more numerous. This hope will be expressed to Mr. Brougham. The answer to your letters which you promise, will be very acceptable With great respect & friendly salutations

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